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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by salgadoadiel12, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. salgadoadiel12

    Thread Starter

    I was wondering if anybody would want to help me or teach how to make a rom.

  2. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    Good luck. The guys in here who are building these ROMs have years of experience. Building a ROM isn't something you learn in a month or 2 or 3 like a lot of people think.
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  3. kevincott

    kevincott Android Expert

    Developing a ROM can be a fun past-time for experienced coders but very expensive (time and money) to the novice.

    Phone > brick happens more than you might think. How many new phones are you willing to buy?
  4. salgadoadiel12

    Thread Starter

    Are you trying to scare me into not doing one, also, all of are devs use to be noobs too you know. I'm just trying to become better.
  5. Koumajutsu

    Koumajutsu Android Expert

    Aaaaand the devs here that make ROMs all have bricked phones and had to pay for new ones.

    So, how much risk are you willing to take?
  6. salgadoadiel12

    Thread Starter

    That's the reason because I'm asking for help, because all of you guys have the experience I don't have.
  7. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    Google has a wealth of information on ROM development. That's a very good place to start.

    Maybe a few of the devs here will give you a few pointers too.
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  8. kevincott

    kevincott Android Expert

    You misunderstand me. I am not trying to scare, just not sure if you realize the commitment.

    1. Never use your daily phone as a development tool: 1 brick and your history.

    2. If you don't have a coding background this could be a painful way to learn.
  9. salgadoadiel12

    Thread Starter

    This is not my daily phone, I use my nexus s most of my time. It isn't even activated.
    And I do know a little coding
  10. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    The best advice I can give you is read, read, read, and when you think you know what you're doing, read a little more.

    I wish you the best. Any devices section can always use another developer as long as they are thorough and don't do things half assed. Nothing worse than releasing mods that ruin people's phones.

    Best of luck to ya. Hopefully one day I'll be running one of your ROMs in the future. ;):)
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  11. VoltronMaximus

    VoltronMaximus Android Enthusiast

    I am by no means a developer. I leave that for the super geniuses here. But maybe something to start off with would be to mod/ customize Half Ass Rom. After all, isnt that why Kouma made it? :D
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  12. wetbiker7

    wetbiker7 Extreme Android User

    Good suggestion Voltron!! :D

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