I know a large part of us want CyanogenMod on our Avail Z990 phones. Let's take this one step at a time. We need to: Develop/Compile a working 'generic' kernel, as 'base' as possible, to allow other things to proceed A new CWM or TWRP Recovery that we can maintain. By "We" I mean this community. That way, all can distribute as they wish. THEN we can work on a CM rom for the Avail. Why in this order? Kernel The kernel IS Android. It is what all else uses/hangs on/runs by. Without it, it is like having seats for a car without it's frame, engine, or body. While it looks cool, it is basically useless to get you to Aunt Sadie's house for Thanksgiving. (Sorry to our non-US people. I live here, and so I'll use US holidays. Substitute what you want...lol). Once we get that rolling, we can then move to next step: CWM or TWRP Recovery There is some floating around out there for the Avail. However, the "best" CWM for our phone has 3 issues: Based on VERY old CWM Not fully functional (Close, but not quite there) The Dev took all links down when he left. While some of us may have copies, we need a new one. That one is no longer maintained. With a new Recovery, we can easily flash, edit, etc. our phones. We need a functional kernel for this. We can go either CWM (The "default" alternate Recovery), or TWRP. Either way, we need one the does all it needs to. When we have those two pieces, then: CyanogenMod This is the last piece, the programs/scripts, etc, that make it a full Android system. Version, at the moment, doesn't matter. What we need to do is get to almost ANY working version, then we can go from there. A word about what we can do And that word is ANYTHING. Anything is possible. You can do anything. As far as I know, there is NO reason why we cannot do this. All of this is going to be a community effort. As far as I'm concerned (for me, at least), anything I end up posting here can be modded/improved/commented on/shown to others. I don't know everything. I make mistakes (ask my kids and my mother...lol). I miss lines in code. I copy/paste the wrong thing. But, let me know, and we all can do it better. If you know someone who might help, show them our work. Most devs have different ideas on what to do. Some will work, some won't. But if we all try, we can do this. /Cheers, standing ovation, flinging of hats, general pandamonium Next post in this thread is going to be for what I am currently working on. Reply, encourage, and do what you need to. All comments welcome about the work.