[DEV] ClockworkMod Recovery and CyanogenMod 7.1 on the Samsung Admire

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  1. unforgiven512

    unforgiven512 New Member

    Hello everyone,

    I am currently working on porting ClockworkMod recovery as well as CyanogenMod to the Samsung Admire.

    I pretty much have ClockworkMod fully working -- I only have a few minor bugs to work out. You can check out a preview of it here: unforgivendevelopment.com/2011/11Se/06/update-samsung-admire-progress/

    I am also working on CyanogenMod for the Admire, however, progress here is a little slower.
    Currently working:
    - Bluetooth
    - 3D Acceleration
    - WiFi (for the most part, small bugs remain)
    - Accelerometer
    - Proximity Sensor
    - Sound
    - Perhaps some things I forgot

    Possibly working:
    - Radio interface layer (The cell phone "sees" the Metro PCS network. Signal levels are reported incorrectly. I do not have Metro PCS service to test further.)

    Not working:
    - GPS
    - Camera
    - Battery indicator
    - Light sensor (auto-brightness)
    - Other things I may have forgotten

    I will be releasing a teaser video of CyanogenMod running on the device within the next few days. You can follow progress at my website, unforgivendevelopment.com , @unforgivendev and/or @unforgiven512 on Twitter

    Any donations help. This is not my full time job. I have a wife and a kid to feed.

    Regarding this: First and foremost, I can not afford to activate a month of Metro PCS service to ensure calling, SMS/MMS, and data work. This will take approximately $50 to do. Secondly, I work full time (but I do have a flexible schedule). For every $10 donated, I will dedicate 1 uninterrupted hour of work on this project, and nothing other than this project. I need to ensure my family has food on the table and a roof over their heads.

    Without donations, this project may take some time. If I receive donations, and I am paid to do the work, I can dedicate my time to the project, and it will get done significantly faster.

    If you would be so kind to donate, please send it via PayPal to gerad.munsch@gmail.com -- I appreciate each and every penny. And remember, donations == dedicated Admire-only development time.

    Thanks everyone, and keep an eye on the site for updates!

    NOTE: This is my first post on this forum. If you'd like to check into some of my past work, feel free to check out my profile over at XDA-Developers (where they, unfortunately, do not have an Admire forum. So I think I'm going to make this my home for Admire development)

  2. sdkfreak321

    sdkfreak321 Active Member

    I was wondering if there will be a cm for the samsung admire. Please if u can just keep me up-to-date with info on the rom being developed. Thanks in advanced! :D
  3. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    YES thank you dso muxh i weill make a paypal justn to donate 10
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  5. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    just relizedf our wish came true for a dev on 11.11.11 xD
  6. flakito97

    flakito97 Well-Known Member

    preciate it so much bud. also I can help test for data if you need a tester. its what I'm known for at SDX on the Transform boards for testing beta roms and kernels .

    again appreciate your work. ill be donating as well.
  7. jordanishere

    jordanishere Active Member


    Just sent you money via paypal. Thanks for helping us out.

    @ admire users. This is the only dev our community has and its been about 2 months since the phone was released. Send what you can to Unforgiven512 so that he can get this show on the road.
  8. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    cabn you relese a beta?
  9. SpawnHyuuga

    SpawnHyuuga Well-Known Member

    Good Luck to you sir! If I had some money to donate I sure as hell would; but I'm not very financially endowed, so I'll offer my best wishes to your cause. If it should work I'll happily attempt to install it.
  10. jordanishere

    jordanishere Active Member

    He probably will when it's closer to completion.
  11. k0nane

    k0nane Well-Known Member Developer

    unforgiven512, please come by the IRC channel (irc.irondust.net #admire).
    kingD313, Dhabliwala and kb0sdq like this.
  12. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    could we get a rooted odin release first? i cant root thru the tradirtional method my phone wont let me
  13. kb0sdq

    kb0sdq Well-Known Member

    Thanks for coming aboard k0nane. Hope you guys can get this done. Thanks in advance
  14. Baek215

    Baek215 Well-Known Member

    I'll donate when you release one that works, unfortunately, I donated to someone who just handed off his project to someone else.
  15. jordanishere

    jordanishere Active Member

    Krylon is actually still involved, he just isn't the project lead anymore. Even sending $5 helps.
  16. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    For every 10 he devotes an hour to the admire
  17. pavy415

    pavy415 Member

    Hey my friend if you are able to overclock to 1ghz I will kindly donate 50 dollars to you after its released which is not to far away just let me know :)
  18. unforgiven512

    unforgiven512 New Member

    Well I figured I'd give you guys an update, so you know what's going on.

    I'm very, very close to an official release of ClockworkMod recovery. I am working on one last bug. I am going to try to get together a deodexed, rooted, stock ROM (with my custom kernel) to go along with the CWM release, so people can start hacking away at it.

    My custom kernel: So far, I have not made too many changes. The main thing that I have done with the kernel is added ext4 support, which allows you to convert your partitions from RFS to ext4, which performs far, far better.

    A status update on the CyanogenMod front. I have mostly everything working, however, I am having massive problems with the RIL (radio interface layer). Samsung's CDMA RIL doesn't support some of the standard RIL functions, which is confusing the stock Java RIL, causing com.android.phone to crash repeatedly with a NullPointerException. The phone (seems) to work fine "thinking" it's a GSM device. But, it's not a GSM device. So when I force it into CDMA mode, I get the error. Once I get this tackled, it should be a relatively easy path to release. Fix libcamera, code up a liblights (and proper support for LED notifications, hooked into CM's notification system), and a couple other minor things.

    But yeah, be on the lookout. I will probably be releasing a video of progress soon for you guys.

    Thank you for your support, everyone.

    (By the way, I am the only developer, currently. I have been receiving some small assistance from others, but I am doing the good majority of the work here.)
  19. rangerrob

    rangerrob Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much i was the very first person to post your update on this website. Today is my b-day the news is a great b-day gift. I will gladly be donating soon THANK YOU for all the hard work!
  20. Baek215

    Baek215 Well-Known Member

    Which is why I'm reluctant to donate now, it's nothing you did, but Krylon just gave it up even though a lot of people here donated to him.
  21. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    Are we gonna need root to install sm I can't root it using one click
    So yea
  22. Baek215

    Baek215 Well-Known Member

    What's SM?

    You also have to have your phone rooted for Clockwork.
  23. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

  24. kb0sdq

    kb0sdq Well-Known Member

    You can try the root on androidinvasion.us that is the one I used worked fine
  25. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

    same root

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