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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by VincentAnoid, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. VincentAnoid

    VincentAnoid Android Enthusiast
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    Is there a way to hack the operating system in my current non-smartphone (Samsung Genio Slide)? Even if it is Eclair or something really old?
     

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  2. El Presidente

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    I wouldn't say no for definite, it's highly unlikely.

    The device would need to meet a minimum specification and the ROM would need to be tailored to that specific device.

    It would probably take a while to do and you'd be very hard pushed to find a dev who'd be willing to do it as I can imagine they'd say the ends don't really justify the means, sorry.
     
  3. VincentAnoid

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    Aww but my phone will be one of a kind then :D. Imagine having Android ICS on the Nokia 3310 xD
     
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    Pretty much impossible to do by yourself.
     
  5. VincentAnoid

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    Nothing is impossible to do, 'devs' were once in my position I bet
     
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    Yeah, well, some things are really impossible. Non smartphones generally run on 128-256Mhz processors so..... That's like running Vista on a 600Mhz PC.
     
  7. VincentAnoid

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    I'm talking about doing it myself. Hardware wise it would probably be impossible xD
     
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    You could get the phone to physically look like the phone you want, but all internal components would have to be from a smartphone, especially the CPU.
     
  9. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy
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    Over there <points>
    It claims to have 150MB of internal memory. I think that's grounds alone for giving up :p
     
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