Fellow MediaTek developers alike, ZTE Grand X Pro enthusiasts, and people alike...
I have a message. There will NOT be a ROM released. I've tried everything, got different errors in CWM, bricked devices, and I don't wanna talk about that.
Once this was a very big dream of mine, but then, I was a very big fool. The Grand X Pro, in my outlook, will never get further from a simple, flashable, Stock ROM... But that is also the past, since all copies of it are long gone...
I have to put this in a list of things our device doesn't support:
- Modification for themes
- CyanogenMod porting (No kernel source anyway...)
- Extensive build.prop modding
- Aroma installer
- Literally ANYTHING that is cool about custom ROM's...
Things we can do:
- Change the boot.img
- Change the recovery.img
- Flash the stock ROM from FlashTool
- Create a Nandroid
- Do a factory reset in CWM without bricking the device
- Install TWRP (albeit unusable)
- Install a custom Bootanimation
We have made some progress, but it's not enough for custom ROM development.
I'd like to thank the following fellow XDA members for their support during the actual ROM developement:
- heraSK -- ROM Betatester
- kevinrus123 -- Developing Support
- kozimcfly -- Betatester
- kudzo -- Betatester & fellow developer
- NotShouting -- Helpful resources
- apeelme -- updater-script
- Tonny73 -- Development support
- marijan130 -- Betatester
Anyone that wants to can ask me for my dumped ROM via PM.
Everything else like: "Please restart the ROM developement" will be ignored.
This ROM is now officially dead. We have ZTE to blame for that. They are completely developer-unfriendly and they are breaking Google's main rule about Android: "Android is about freedom"
Where is the freedom in NOT sharing their ROM sources? FFS, we just wanted to port JB, that they, a huge company was too lazy to do.
This thread is not meant to flame on ZTE, just to warn fellow developers...
Update: 10th of October , 2014:
I've found some alternatives to the Grand X Pro for around the same price tag now:
Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini
Samsung Galaxy S4
JiaYu G2S and G3 models
Sony Xperia U
Sony Xperia mini
Now what I recommend from here is especially Sony, because they are so dev-friendly that you can download the entire Google Android source from their developer site.
Also, in this post I announce my retirement from the Grand X Pro project, but still, you may feel free to contact me for support. The original stock ROM was taken down from Google Drive, along with it's components.
The flashtool is still available at the site: apeelme.blogspot.hu
The stock ROM *can* be optimized to an, albeit acceptable speed.
So here is the way how to make the phone faster:
1. Root it & download CWM . (TIP: Download 3 versions of CWM on your PC and compare their MD5 sums)
CWM 5.0 - safe build
CWM 126.96.36.199 - warmly recommended
2. Install CWM via MobileUncle tools
3. Wipe cache, and Dalvik cache
4. Install Nova Launcher and other eye candy