Easiest and best way to port CM7,CM9,CM10 Based ROMs to HTC Aria/Intruder/Gratia
I do not guarantee any successful porting. I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, or a broken device. YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you. ->Copied from some xda thread.
But a rom, no matter how bad should *not* do any physical non recoverable harm to your device,flashing a rom or restoring a nandroid backup via cwm *should* immediately fix any problems what so ever.I am NOT a developer, I can not code,compile,etc, I am only an android enthusiast with half a brain able to follow specific instructions.
And I will try to help in any ways I can.
This guide is actually somewhat a good combination of various "how to port roms"
guides found here on xda suited and very slightly modified for our beloved Aria.
Thanks to all of those threads and their writers.
I will try to make this guide as straight forward as possible.
First you need to figure out what rom you are going to be porting.
For our Aria, The rom you want to port should belong to a device that has:
- HTC brand (optional but recommended)
- A ArmV6 CPU (VVVV important)
- A HVGA Resolution (optional, any mdpi should do,if not just open the system apk files using 7zip and resize all the BIG images.)
- CM7 BASED OR CM10 BASED OR CM9 BASED.
- The full zip size less than 150MB(Recommended).
What Does Port Mean:
This simply refers to the rom you will be trying to port.
Recommended device to port from is the HTC Wildfire S a.k.a Marvel.
But any other device
What Does Based Mean:
It means that the rom should have similar sources and stuff,
Meaning you can only attempt to port a android 2.3 rom if you already have a 2.3 rom on the device.(In our case cm7).
For porting 2.3 roms, chose cyanogenmod 7.2 as BASE.
For porting 4.0 roms, chose cyanogenmod 9 as BASE.
For porting 4.1 roms, chose cyanogenmod 10 as BASE.
ETC... I hope you get the point.