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Sakthivel_Subbiah

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Can i able to port sony xperia m dual stock rom to my micromax A74 canvas fun using these steps ? Both having similar specs except NFC and ram is 1gb..
Micromax A74 is MTK6572 cpu and running on stock jellybean 4.2.2 ROOTED .... Thanks in advance....
 

Mohammad Hashir

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Assalam o Alaikum,
I have Motorola Droid Pro..

Can I use CM7 for Droid Pro as a Base and CM10 for hTC Wildfire S as a Port..?? There is only a difference of processors, Droid Pro has 1ghz and Wildfire S has 600mhz.. Some other differences are also there but they can be ignored like Bluetooth 2.1 vs Bluetooth 3.0..
 

ArjunrambZ

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Can i able to port sony xperia m dual stock rom to my micromax A74 canvas fun using these steps ? Both having similar specs except NFC and ram is 1gb..
Micromax A74 is MTK6572 cpu and running on stock jellybean 4.2.2 ROOTED .... Thanks in advance....

porting a stock rom is a helljob...
and this guide is only for AOSP

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jackylim

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hi, i had try to port a rom and it boot up but it say' ROM Control has stop' and 'System UI has stoped'?
which part did do wrong. can anyone expaned..
thanks
 
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concerning gallery fc fix

about the gallery fc fix - will this also help with a camera crash ?
 

mubeen_94

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hey, I'm trying to port Samsung galaxy s4 shv-e330s 's stock 4.4.2 ROM to Samsung galaxy s4 i9506.........basically the same devices but they may have different modems, ril, acdbs and kernel...........could you please guide me?
 

ArjunrambZ

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hey, I'm trying to port Samsung galaxy s4 shv-e330s 's stock 4.4.2 ROM to Samsung galaxy s4 i9506.........basically the same devices but they may have different modems, ril, acdbs and kernel...........could you please guide me?

regarding kernal, at first try using any kernel from ur device specific one, and flash the rom, but im unaware about the change of two phones, so basically follow the guide and port it, if boots then u may be lucky, if not then tryn replacing all the ril.libs from ur phone
 

mubeen_94

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regarding kernal, at first try using any kernel from ur device specific one, and flash the rom, but im unaware about the change of two phones, so basically follow the guide and port it, if boots then u may be lucky, if not then tryn replacing all the ril.libs from ur phone

What about the adbs?? This will be the first time I'll be doing this and I'm a complete novice, so I'm taking every measure very carefully. Could you just search about the two devices and help me out. Also, could you guide me about the kernels and where can I find them?

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ouro898

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I tried the method and it worked perfectly, mostly. The only problem is that apps aren't starting up on boot. I have certain apps like Tasker and Swapps that I need to start up after rebooting (obviously). Plus, Hangouts always turn off the SMS feature, and this also happens after reboot. How do I go about this? Do you have any fix for this? I'd greatly appreciate your help.
 

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Update or Help needed

I will be glad if this thread is updated to support CM 11 (Android 4.4.x) because i have successfully followed the steps involved and successfully ported on to my device but am just stacked in bootloops for years, I dont know if something is missing somewhere else, i guess from above because I dont remember missing a step :eek:.
A lot of commitments has happened since Android 4.4.x

Bootloops
TwistedKat from HTC One S onto HTC Desire HD
OmniROMs from Samsung Galaxy SIII and SIII mini onto HTC Desire HD
ParanoidAndroid from Nexus 4 onto HTC Desire HD

Still Testing.... Other AOSP ROMS...

Anyway thanks for your time in providing this awesome guide.
 
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taha_e

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This guide is great specially if some sources are not available to be clear could someone explain for me
I have galaxy camera and would like to have cyanogenmod 11 on my device but no source available, the most close device i guess is galaxy s3
so is it possible to pick a S3 rom of cyanogen and port it to galaxy camera by this method?
 

uinod3

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karbonn titanium x

Code:
/*
 * ~ DO READ THIS BEFORE ATTEMPTING~
 
 * Iam not here to guarantee any successful PORTING. nor i am 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. But I will try
   my best to explain all the necessities, so you won't mess up your Device.
 *
   ~END
*/


Hello XDA'S Today i'm back with a useful guide/tutorial for ANDROID ROM PORTING

may have tried porting roms to their phones and has been succefull but most of the case is that we being end up in bootloops or cwm errors

So i'm dedicating this post for all users how are having a craze of rom porting or for atleast those wgo wanted to try rom porting

SO LETS START


And lastly Before you a port a ROM, make sure you asked permission from the Developer!


Hi sir i am using "Karbonn Titanium x" mobile..... (Mt6589t chip set)
i have sucessfully flashed a rom by port with my stock rom....
but the problem is with resolution...
the icons and apps are very small in my mobile...and data in each app is very small like keypad, dile pad, messaging every thing was too small......
how to increase the resolution are resize the apps....?
please help me there is no manifacters for this rom so i tried to port rom....
please solve my problem











































HERE THE BASIC ROM PORTING IS OVER BUT FOR SOME SPECIFIC COSTUME ROMS WE NEED LITTLE MORE STUFFS TO WORK ON ,THEY ARE SHOWN BELOW

ONLY FOR MIUI ROMS :




FOR ParanoidAndroid And PAC:



Specially For PAC Rom:


FOR SPECIFIC MANUFACTURE DEVICE





IF YOUR BASE ROM HAS ISSUES LIKE CAMERA ISSUE THAN YOUR PORTED ROM TOO WILL HAVE ISSUES.

NOW ZIP YOUR ROM AND POST IT BUT DON'T FORGET TO GIVE CREDITS TO THE DEVELOPER OF PORT ROM..

TROUBLESHOOTING AFTER SUCCEFULL PORT

After a succefull port also there can be many bugs present which has to soved logically
here are somethings which can help in DEBUGGING

1) IF GALLERY FC :
open the system/framework and find framework-res.apk file[can use any extracting app]
in both the roms and go to res folder then to xml subfolder and copy and replace the storage_list.xml file from source to port rom
( framework-res.apk\res\xml\storage_list.xml)





Credits & Thanks to

# rishabh.raj37
# Peteragent5



Happy porting! :cowboy::cowboy::cowboy:
:laugh:
 

sugarkane87

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I'm trying to port PA 4.6 and use cm11 as base, the rom is booted up but the camera is missing in homescreen or in app drawer and checking to setting>apps>all the camera is present . Try to install 3rd party camera app, can't open it. Any ideas guys?
 

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    Code:
    /*
     * ~ DO READ THIS BEFORE ATTEMPTING~
     
     * Iam not here to guarantee any successful PORTING. nor i am 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. But I will try
       my best to explain all the necessities, so you won't mess up your Device.
     *
       ~END
    */


    Hello XDA'S Today i'm back with a useful guide/tutorial for ANDROID ROM PORTING

    may have tried porting roms to their phones and has been succefull but most of the case is that we being end up in bootloops or cwm errors

    So i'm dedicating this post for all users how are having a craze of rom porting or for atleast those wgo wanted to try rom porting

    SO LETS START
    There are two phases or rom porting
    1) Its finding the correct port and source roms for ROM PORTING copying the files which is explained here
    2) After a succefull port also the rom may not work properly ,we have to sort out the bugs to for a rom to become perfectly working

    So with no more blahh blahh blahh Lets start the PORTING procedure :fingers-crossed: :fingers-crossed:

    And lastly Before you a port a ROM, make sure you asked permission from the Developer!

    What you'll need:
    1. WinRAR/7zip
    2. Notepad++ (When developing, always use this)
    3. Android SDK (For Logcatting & DDMS)
      Some basic knowledge about Android
      If you are on Linux/Unix/BSD use your favorite Archiving Tool & Text Editor.



    What is base Rom:

    The ROM which is Developed For your Mobile..
    You can use either CM or any other AOSP roms as your Base ROM

    What is Port Rom:

    The Rom Which you want to port to your Device.
    Make sure that the rom has most of the hardware specifications as of your base rom

    STEP1;

    Take any clean CM9, AOSP, CM7, CM10 ROM which is running on your device as Base ROM

    STEP2:

    Extract it Using Winrar.
    image.jpg

    STEP3:

    Take the ROM you want to port. This Port ROM. Extract it also using Winrar.


    STEP4:

    Delete app, Framework, Fonts and Media folder in System Folder of Base ROM.
    image.jpg



    STEP5:

    Now copy app, Framework, Fonts and Media folder in System Folder from Port rom to base rom system folder.
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    STEP6:

    Now open etc folder in both the ROMs folder.


    STEP7:

    In etc folder of base ROM open permissions folder and copy all the permissions files in Port rom to your base ROM folder except platform and handheld_hardware
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    STEP 8: .And Then open init.d Folder in Base ROM and Delete Every thing except banner and then copy all the files inside init.d folder of port ROM to Base ROM.
    image.jpg

    STEP9:

    Now open buid.prop file using Notepad++ and make changes to these of Base Rom as you wish.

    ro.build.id=
    ro.build.display.id=
    ro.build.date=
    ro.modversion=
    image.jpg


    STEP10:

    In build.prop file change these to same as Port Rom build.prop values.

    ro.config.ringtone=
    ro.config.notification_sound=
    ro.config.alarm_alert=
    ro.cmversion=
    ro.modversion=
    image.jpg

    Also Copy anything you Find Extra in ADDITIONAL BUILD PROPERTIES related to theme..


    STEP11:

    COPY THE set_perm Lines in META-INF/com/google/android/updater-script From Port to Base ROM After Deleting set_perm lines in Base ROM's Updater-Script.
    image.jpg


    STEP12:

    If You find any extra file or folder in system folder of PORT rom than copy them to your base rom system folder.

    STEP 13:


    Last Step to ZIP THE FOLDERS IN ONE..
    SELECT META-INF, system, boot.img(if it is having), data(if it is having).
    Right Click and Select Add to Archive..
    Select Zip..
    Type the Name.
    Click OK..

    HERE THE BASIC ROM PORTING IS OVER BUT FOR SOME SPECIFIC COSTUME ROMS WE NEED LITTLE MORE STUFFS TO WORK ON ,THEY ARE SHOWN BELOW

    ONLY FOR MIUI ROMS :

    Copy telocation.db and yellowpage.db From /system/etc folder to yours..

    Copy content-types.properties file From /system/lib to yours..

    Copy invoke-as from miui4 rom to /system/xbin and give it permissions on updater-script
    set_perm(0, 0, 06755, "/system/xbin/invoke-as");
    Note:It is needed for backup & themes app to work

    Copy liblbesec.so from miui 4 to /system/lib and give permission on updater-script
    set_perm(0, 0, 0755, "/system/lib/liblbesec.so");
    It is needed for superuser app from miui to work

    Change values Some of the Values in build.prop of your ROM:
    ro.build.id=MIUI
    ro.build.display.id=MIUI
    ro.build.version.incremental=2.x.x (version number)

    ro.config.ringtone=MI.ogg
    ro.config.notification_sound=FadeIn.ogg
    ro.config.alarm_alert=GoodMorning.ogg
    ro.config.sms_received_sound=FadeIn.ogg
    ro.config.sms_delivered_sound=MessageComplete.ogg


    FOR ParanoidAndroid And PAC:

    Copy paranoid folder inside system/etc to yours..
    Go to META-INF/com/google/android/Updater-Script of your base ROM and open it with Notepad++
    Copy this line:

    set_perm(1000, 1000, 0644, "/system/etc/paranoid/properties.conf");


    Specially For PA:

    Now Open Build.prop in /system with Notepad++
    Copy these lines in Additional Properties of Build.prop:

    Depends on Resolution Of your device can be pa_hdpi/pa_mdpi/pa_xhdpi. Change it according to your device.
    ro.pa.family=pa_mdpi
    Depend on pa version. Replace x.xx with the version of PA you are porting.
    ro.pa.version=x.xx

    Specially For PAC Rom:
    Now Open Build.prop in /system with Notepad++
    Copy these lines in Additional Properties of Build.prop:

    Replace the x.x.x with your PAC Rom version
    ro.pac.version=x.x.x
    Customize these lines according to your wish.
    ro.pacrom.version=mesona_PAC_jb-alpha-v19.0.0
    ro.modversion=mesona_PAC_jb-alpha-v19.0.0
    Depends on Resolution Of your device can be pa_hdpi/pa_mdpi/pa_xhdpi. Change it according to your device.
    ro.pa.family=pa_mdpi
    Depend on pa version. Replace x.xx with the version of PA you are porting.
    ro.pa.version=x.xx
    Modify this line according to your AOKP version
    ro.aokp.version=mesona_jb-Milestone-1
    Modify it according to your base ROM's build.prop
    ro.cm.version=xxxxxxxxxxxx
    Replace any line in Your build.prop which appear twice mainly ro.cm.version and ro.modversion

    FOR SPECIFIC MANUFACTURE DEVICE
    For HTC Devices:

    To fix network auto select-

    Decompile framework-res.apk
    Go to \framework-res\res\values\bools.xml and change change <bool name="skip_restoring_network_selection">true</bool> to false

    To Fix Graphichal issues:
    Code:
    Decompile framework.jar
    Change these files with your base
    smali\smali\android\os
    Environment
    SystemProperties
    smali\smali\android\view
    HardwareCanvas
    HardwareRenderer$Gl20Renderer
    HardwareRenderer$GlRenderer
    HardwareRenderer

    IF YOU ARE HAVING BOOTLOOP THEN COPY THESE LIB FILES TO BASE ROM FROM PORT ROM:

    libandroid_runtime.so
    libandroid_servers.so
    libmedia_jni.so


    IF YOUR BASE ROM HAS ISSUES LIKE CAMERA ISSUE THAN YOUR PORTED ROM TOO WILL HAVE ISSUES.

    NOW ZIP YOUR ROM AND POST IT BUT DON'T FORGET TO GIVE CREDITS TO THE DEVELOPER OF PORT ROM..

    TROUBLESHOOTING AFTER SUCCEFULL PORT

    After a succefull port also there can be many bugs present which has to soved logically
    here are somethings which can help in DEBUGGING

    1) IF GALLERY FC :
    open the system/framework and find framework-res.apk file[can use any extracting app]
    in both the roms and go to res folder then to xml subfolder and copy and replace the storage_list.xml file from source to port rom
    ( framework-res.apk\res\xml\storage_list.xml)

    Porting Wallpapers | Lockscreen Wallpapers | bootanimation

    Usually you get a wallpaper/bootanimation that doesn't fit your device. Here's a quick tutorial on how to port it to your device.

    Download & Install FreeImageConverter then launch it.
    For Wallpapers & Lockscreen Wallpapers:
    Click Add Folder... and add the folder were the wallpapers are
    Then click Advanced Convert...
    Select Exact Size and set the image quality to 100
    Set your Width and Height resolutions for your device.
    Uncheck Add "Converted by www.freeimageconverter.com"
    Select Leave the same file name and leave the Postfix & Prefix empty. Then set your output in a folder.

    For bootanimation:
    Extract /system/media/bootanimation.zip OR /data/local/bootanimation.zip OR /system/customize/resource/bootanimation.zip (For Oxygen ROM, the bootanimation is built into the framework-res)
    Do the steps above
    Move the new resized folder(s) into your bootanimation workspace
    Edit the desc.txt to match your device resolutions
    Zip the contents ( folder_name desc.txt )
    Set compression method to Store
    Delete the extracted bootanimation files
    Make sure this new bootanimation.zip is in PORTED


    Credits & Thanks to

    # rishabh.raj37
    # Peteragent5



    Happy porting! :cowboy::cowboy::cowboy:
    :laugh:
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    3
    This method gives bootloop too often. It works only for very similar devices like Xperia J & Arc or Huawei u8818
    not really ,,i have tried porting with this and it worked succefullyy

    :laugh:
    may be you have to try it perfectly
    2
    Yes. This method gives a lot of bootloops. It only can be used on devices with hairline differences between specs.

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    Yes. This method gives a lot of bootloops. It only can be used on devices with hairline differences between specs.

    Sent from my GT-N7000 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
    have you tried this methode,,iam sure it will work,,:laugh::laugh: