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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bfldworker, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
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    I have tried to be patient to see if someone is going to release a ZMAX variant of CM13 (Android 6.0.1). And from what I have seen, no one is doing it.

    Sooooo. Because of my unquenchable desire to have the latest OS on my phones, and the fact I don't want to go out and buy a flagship phone just to have Marshmallow I have decided to make a unofficial build of CM13 for the ZMAX.

    Just a warning, it has been a few years since I last attempted to make a ROM (For the Motorola i1). And I know I will need to learn any programming techniques that may have been released since Android 2.5.7. And the fact I work 50 hours a week, don't expect quick releases.

    I do have a couple requests. Please don't hound me about when the next Alpha, Beta & Release Candidate will be released.

    And Two, if anyone who has experience with customizing/cooking/compiling ROMs I would greatly appreciate it if you could help if I run into issues or ofmo have questions.

    I also want to hear any suggestions about ROM features, requests or suggestions.


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  3. emofox

    emofox Member

  4. jujumane

    jujumane Member

    god bless!!! i sincerely hope you get others to hop on and help with this.
  5. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I will let you know. I just got everything installed and I start work on it tomorrow night after work.
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  6. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
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    From your mouth to God's ears.
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  7. GoonDoc

    GoonDoc Member

    Thanks, I was waiting on that Broken OS but Dfuse went underground with releases
  8. marvin655

    marvin655 Newbie

    If you need any testers and what not I'll be down to do it. I'm looking forward to the release !

    CYCONUMNUM Android Expert

    i'd run it
  10. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
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    I am working on it between my shifts at work. I will keep everyone up to date. I do not know when the first release will come out. Hopefully in the next week and a half.
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  11. jujumane

    jujumane Member

    thank you so much... you're such a champ
  12. PsekDoms17

    PsekDoms17 Newbie

    ROM feature suggestion .. MultiWindow for any app
  13. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Here is my goal. Getting Cyanogenmod running with no bugs. When I achieve that, then that is when I will make a version with requests.

    I do have a idea for a version with the Linero Kernel and other useful utilities.

    But remember I am not a normal Developer, I am a person who is fed up with OEM's not supporting phones over a extended period of time.

    I have had this ZMAX since September 9th. It came with 4.4.2. Since then ZTE has not brought out anything else, they never thought of making this phone with a easy to unlock bootloader. They just left I everyone in the cold with 5.X and 6.X. Why? Because it isn't a Flagship phone? Because they are a Chinese based manufacturer? Because this phone was targeted at prepaid? Who knows. But I know one thing, this phone is more then capable of running 6.X and and damn it, I want Marshmallow on it.

    I am tired of being left in the cold by manufacturers who think they know better.
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  14. marvin655

    marvin655 Newbie

    Holy Shit. Amen Dude!
    Just one suggestion for the release. Make sure theres no stage fright please lol...
  15. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
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    I am using the latest code release which if I have read correctly has the Stage fright patched.

    And Google is suppose to release a new version of Marshmallow at the end of this week.
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  16. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
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    When this is all said and done can we out our heads together and a version of Switch working on this?
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    I just intalled CM13 6.0.1 in my wife's Samsung Mega and it is awesome. This will be great for our Z. Really looking forward to this great accomplishment. Appreciate and respect all the hard work been done.
  18. spee413

    spee413 Newbie

    If there is anything I can do to help let me know. Not a professional or anything, but I can help with working through bugs and feedback.
  19. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I just might take you up on that.
  20. spee413

    spee413 Newbie

    Once you get something that I can test let me know and I'll help as best as I can to make it stable and usable.
  21. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Not a problem. I have been constantly interrupted by work. So just to let everyone know I am doing this around my work schedule and family responsibilities. So I ask you to be patient.

    I do have one question though. I have been reading up on putting roms and I came across something about finding a device that has identical hardware (same radios or CPU's, etc, etc) to make porting easier. For example I have a Moto G LTE that has the same SoC running cm13. Could I use parts of that for this phone? I know it is a "good" question. But I haven't done this in years, 5 to be exact. Thanks
  22. RomFlasher

    RomFlasher Newbie

    I can tell why you'd like to run Marshmallow on it. I've had this phone since (sadly) I bricked my Galaxy S6 Edge. It has good RAM, nice screen size, nice storage and good battery life. I have tried so many ROMs on this phone, never being able to find a 6.0 ROM. I would gladly help with anything. I have also thought about making a Marshmallow ROM, but I've never made a ROM before, so I needed to research more (which I'm still doing). So, back to the main point, I would VERY GLADLY help with anything I can. I have decent free time and experience with Android. Thanks for doing this for the ZMAX community. ;)
  23. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Don't thank me yet. I am still trying to figure out a few things. But I will take you up on it.
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  24. spee413

    spee413 Newbie

  25. bfldworker

    bfldworker Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I think I will. Guys, any idea?
  26. RomFlasher

    RomFlasher Newbie

    Good idea.
    #25 RomFlasher, Feb 11, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2016
  27. hroark13

    hroark13 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer

    how far did you actually get with CM13, if you don't mind me asking
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