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Zte blade l

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Mar 6, 2015
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I find only a build.prop file in system of my base ROM .
I found only a build.prop file in the system file of the folowing roms: CM12.1, SlimLP
Is there any different procedure for Porting using these ROM's?
need some suggestions.
Can we port ROM's from different android versions? Like porting a lolipop rom using kiktat based ROM as base?
sorry if these questions sound stupid. I didn't have the time to go through the whole thread.
Thanks,
Zte blade l.
 
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Mar 5, 2016
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Finally found it..... :)

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I know that there are actually LOTS of "How to port ROMS" in this forum now.. but I would like to share a certain source I found that is actually fool proof :)

Here it goes!

find a ROM that is designed for the same CPU type and the same phone manufacturer. Any stock Gingerbread, ICS, or CyanogenMod 7/9 ROM should work, but you’ll have to make sure your phone can handle the ROM – no ICS for an HTC Hero, for example. Also, your Port ROM's original Phone should have the same RESOLUTION with that of your phone's.



This guide may mention some files or directories that aren’t present in your particular ROM; don’t worry, just carry on.



















Now, if you desire, you can update any apps you require, or add any tools like BusyBox or SuperSU.

And that’s it! Your base ROM is now ready to be zipped and installed on your device via Clockwork Mod! :D


SOURCE: http://apcmag.com/port-roms-to-your-android-device.htm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

CUSTOM ROM FOLDERS EXPLAINED
List of Resolution for Smartphones
How to change Kernel of ROM Before installation in its zip file.
[GUIDE][How to Make CWM Recovery Flashable Zip file without Computer]
Will surely try to port S6 ROM to my S4 I9500.... thanks

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Hedi.Karray

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May 23, 2015
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thank you for this , but i have a question , is it possible to port a rom with different CPU reference and a same phone manufacturer ??? if there is a chance even 20% to make this possible just tell me
 

Kdom81

Member
May 23, 2014
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Sunshine Coast
I know that there are actually LOTS of "How to port ROMS" in this forum now.. but I would like to share a certain source I found that is actually fool proof :)

Here it goes!

find a ROM that is designed for the same CPU type and the same phone manufacturer. Any stock Gingerbread, ICS, or CyanogenMod 7/9 ROM should work, but you’ll have to make sure your phone can handle the ROM – no ICS for an HTC Hero, for example. Also, your Port ROM's original Phone should have the same RESOLUTION with that of your phone's.



This guide may mention some files or directories that aren’t present in your particular ROM; don’t worry, just carry on.



















Now, if you desire, you can update any apps you require, or add any tools like BusyBox or SuperSU.

And that’s it! Your base ROM is now ready to be zipped and installed on your device via Clockwork Mod! :D


SOURCE: http://apcmag.com/port-roms-to-your-android-device.htm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

CUSTOM ROM FOLDERS EXPLAINED
List of Resolution for Smartphones
How to change Kernel of ROM Before installation in its zip file.
[GUIDE][How to Make CWM Recovery Flashable Zip file without Computer]
Quote:
In Notepad++, open \META-INF\com\google\android\updater-script from both your base and port ROMs. Edit the Port’s script to be like the Base’s updater-script: specifically, change, edit, or add the sections for permissions, ui_prints, asserts, run_programs, and installing the kernel. Don’t change any of the symlinks. In the Port script, make sure that the ‘format’ values are appropriate for your device (compare them to the Base script).

Help..... My base ROM doesnt seem to have this META-INF folder??
This step seems very important and not to be skipped!?
Even if I make a CWM backup this folder doesnt seem to exist :(
 
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MegaSU

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Jun 2, 2016
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I am having an idea of porting J5 2015 6.0.1 system to Core Prime LTE (SM-G361F)
Since they both use the same cpu Snapdragon 410. But the resolution of the j5 is 720p
Would that still work on core prime. Please help me..
 

diabolicalprophecy

Senior Member
Jul 5, 2012
150
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porting rom is not just copy-paste job. you need to edit init.rc and other files inside boot.img, maybe even compile kernel from source . Else everyone would be doing it. This guide is incomplete.
How are the users supposed to find a phone from same manufacturer and with exactly same specs? Most of custom Rom users have discontinued hardware(in terms of updates from manufacturer). I have a phone with qualcomm snapdragon s3 SOC. Now where on earth would i find a similar device that is running android Nougat or marshmallow to port ? Whats the point in using your instructions if it only allow to port outdated OS?
 

rakshushetty

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Jun 24, 2016
148
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How to pack back to .img.ext4 ??

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After porting can i use Odin to flash ported ROM?
By converting system folder to img.ext4 and pack it with tar.md5???

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I have original Samsung firmwares, which are in tar.md5 format. So how to perform last step. MANIFEST file.
 

omkolte17

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Oct 8, 2015
432
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India
I know that there are actually LOTS of "How to port ROMS" in this forum now.. but I would like to share a certain source I found that is actually fool proof :)

Here it goes!

find a ROM that is designed for the same CPU type and the same phone manufacturer. Any stock Gingerbread, ICS, or CyanogenMod 7/9 ROM should work, but you’ll have to make sure your phone can handle the ROM – no ICS for an HTC Hero, for example. Also, your Port ROM's original Phone should have the same RESOLUTION with that of your phone's.



This guide may mention some files or directories that aren’t present in your particular ROM; don’t worry, just carry on.



















Now, if you desire, you can update any apps you require, or add any tools like BusyBox or SuperSU.

And that’s it! Your base ROM is now ready to be zipped and installed on your device via Clockwork Mod! :D


SOURCE: http://apcmag.com/port-roms-to-your-android-device.htm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

CUSTOM ROM FOLDERS EXPLAINED
List of Resolution for Smartphones
How to change Kernel of ROM Before installation in its zip file.
[GUIDE][How to Make CWM Recovery Flashable Zip file without Computer]

stuck in bootloop :( what do i do now??
 

Yogesh1969

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Oct 2, 2012
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Mumbai
may be i missread simething, but there is only build.prop file in PORT system folder of CM12.1

You have to extract system from system.dat file.

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Now, if you desire, you can update any apps you require, or add any tools like BusyBox or SuperSU.

And that’s it! Your base ROM is now ready to be zipped and installed on your device via Clockwork Mod! :D


SOURCE: http://apcmag.com/port-roms-to-your-android-device.htm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
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There is a basic correction needed here. Port rom is Base Rom as per the original guide . The whole meaning changes. If you delete port Roms apps there is no meaning of porting. The original guide mentions both Roms correctly. But thanks for the guide .
 
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