I Wanna Be a Dev.....


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  1. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    I just don't know where to start. I don't have a Mac just yet, actually not until this November. I have Ubuntu in a dual boot set up with Windows 7. I just need the "help" to get something going. I know the source code for Froyo is available....I can't even find that. I guess I'm tired of sitting on the side lines and wanna get involved in the excitement.

    I'm getting a Galaxy S (Captivate or Fascinate) soon, and wanna possibly do some dev work for those Galaxy S phones all around. It's been rooted already, only thing left is doing a kernel or a ROM. Can someone willing to take the time to show me what needs to be done take the time to? I'm willing to learn and don't wanna waste anyones time. I catch on real quick, just would like to learn the basics and try things out afterwards.

    Anyone willing to please let me know.
     

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    messenger13 Well-Known Member

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    A few questions/comments.

    What do you want to develop? You appear to have no focus. A ROM, theme, kernel, an app? All of the above?

    You state that you don't have a Mac. Umm ... so what? This isn't an iPhone forum.

    And from the constructional criticism file...

    I realize that this is just a forum, but it's hard to take one seriously when one comes across as a young kid that's texting. Don't type "2" when you mean "to". And "PLEASE" doesn't have an ZZZZzzzzs in it. And I'm pretty sure there's no "1" in anyone. You may think this is petty, and you're allowed to. But trust me, it matters.

    Good luck in your quest. :)
     
  3. nathan312

    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    Why are there not more people like you on forums? All those 2's and so-forth's are very annoying to me too!

    Sorry for not being on topic by the way.
     
  4. Prime

    Prime Well-Known Member

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    yeah you don't have to have a mac to develop for Android.

    I probably would recommend a Linux computer or something running vmware on windows.
     
  5. Soultics

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    There are, I think. I hate the way people do those things but I've had to get used to it over the years. I think "U" is the worst of them all.
     
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    Pfilly Well-Known Member

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    I do "U" when typing or posting from my phone. Other than that it's ugh.
     
  7. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    Ok I get what you're saying. And no I'm no kid, 24 and counting, I admit I was a bit hype tho. I heard that having a Mac or Linux OS is the only way to build something like a kernel or a ROM.

    I do appreciate the info...being straight up with me. I respect that in any person.

    I'm pretty familiar with theming and framework and stuff. I admit I do need more work, but I've seen a 17 year old build a ROM, you know. It's something that I know I'm interested in doing. I just don't kno where to begin u know....
     
  8. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah I'm getting ready to set up Ubuntu on a virtual OS thing. I had it set up as a dual boot, but Ubuntu was the Default OS to load and I couldn't change it. I tried chaing the default number, but it still didn't work. Plus I also heard opinions of running a virtual OS is better....in terms of access.
     
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    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    Edited the original post.....thanks for the heads up guys.
     
  10. ssantan2

    ssantan2 Well-Known Member

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    send peteralfonso a message on this forum if your really serious. hes a good dev and a nice guy. He might be to busy to help you a lot but I am sure he can give you some pointers or some websites to look at.

    good luck
     
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    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    Do you know java? That might be a start...
     
  12. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    I'm familiar in a way with it, not exactly sure how it applies to it. I did go and download the SDK pack as well as Eclipse, but I'm not sure what to do from there. It's a bit confusing for me, but it's something I need to learn.
     
  13. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

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    I also say "U" quite a bit. I really don't understand y ppl would have such a problem with the way I like 2 type. It's really not up 2 u guys how I type, is it?
    Ha ha, wow, that was harder to type like that than I thought, it really used to bug me even when I used to get a text like that, but I've gotten used to it. But for real, I do use "u" from my phone also. I can't help it, its just habit. Sorry for straying off topic.
     
  14. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    Applications for Android are written in Java, so it's pretty important.

    It really depends on what you are looking to develop, which you still haven't defined.
     
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    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, I get it. I definitely need to get use to these things. I'm familiar, but not in detail. Is there any place anyone can recommend me to that'll help....like a site or something?
     
  16. nathan312

    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    Made me laugh
     
  17. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    See I'm no premium user, that's why I'm like "oh....my bad." I'm thinkin it's a rule in the forums on something. I'm guessing it's just a preference.
     
  18. DasteeZ

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    I'm actually somewhat proficient in Java and C, but I think dev'ing a kernel or ROM would still be outside my realm of understanding. I'm sure if I just sat down and hacked through it I might learn something, but it still doesn't seem like a task that one could do without more of a background.

    Did a quick Google search and found this link. I'm not sure if you've seen it yet. It might be a start.

    [GUIDE] How to create a your own ROM - xda-developers

    Also a Java primer would probably help a lot.

    http://math.hws.edu/javanotes/
     
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    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    I've seen this one before. It's said to work on HTC phones. Does anyone know if it'll work on more phones than just HTC? I'm trying to do something for the Galaxy S phones whenver I learn how to do it properly.

    Oh wait nvm. Yeah definitely nvm. Great find!! Thanx man. I'mma see what i can do with this...
     
  20. nathan312

    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    Bro it's cool...I honestly just blow it off and don't worry about it, although it is nice to NOT see it all the time; not that you do it ALL the time!
     
  21. ronaldramsayii

    ronaldramsayii Well-Known Member Developer This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah I figured that much. Good look man.
     
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    Fadelight Well-Known Member

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    Why are there not more people like him? There are plenty, but the rest of us have read the forum rules.

     
  23. VIO

    VIO Well-Known Member

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    Start here That is the Official Android site for developers. There are a few good tutorials for getting you started with the Android API.

    Also check out the Developers Forum here and at XDA. Best way to learn is to pick an actual goal and try to do it.
     
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    Wish I could be more help, but aside from everyone else has said, check out XDA-developers for some good reading material.

    As far as a goal, might I recommend trying to port Sapphire or Cyanogenmod to the Galaxy S. They both have active developers in their IRC channels that probably wouldn't mind helping you out along the way.
     
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    start [CVPCS Android Wiki]

    thats a tutorial on building from source although it will not be much help for the galaxy S until someone makes a vendor overlay. Running through it and building from source for the droid might help you out with some preliminary skills though
     
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