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[Port in progress] aosp to prevail *updated* 12\23\2011

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by exgenmeikoj, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. exgenmeikoj

    exgenmeikoj Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Ok so here's the deal with the effort of some devs I am makeing my final decision of this I'm gonna port/make an os for are prevail now this is big for me because I'm a HTML and CSS writer this will be my first rom and I might be the only one doing this I have some friends who will help :D

    *update*
    miui is a hard rom to port because im useing a version jacked from another version which was jacked from the offical
    so im gonna try to add features to the best i can

    I will post updates as they come along also note

    I have done fixed it to work problem is I don't know how to code the frameworks to work on the prevail so :( I'm gonna have to learn how to so untilled then this project is on halt

    @hroak @shabby @blooddawn @interdepth @anyone Elise I forgotten
    Thank you for teaching us porting is not immpossable

    (Do not ask for eta :mad::cool: ) please I have a job and a family I wont abanding this but I wont use up my time for it.nether

    @to devs if anyone is willing to help your more then welcome to pm me I have not posted files on the net yet
    This port will being useung the latest files that this phone suppprts if I need to ask for permission I will
    I'm not takeing software calling it my own I will give credit to thoeses who made the software apps scripts etc

    *updates* 12/21/2011
    Made. Base of rom *strached*
    useing official miui code did not work instead bricked when I did get it to.flash

    *update* 12/22/2011
    Started a new target [miui Samsung galaxy s] for prevail
    I believe this to be close to are phone to allow few changes to be made

    *update* 10:00 pm
    finaly figure out how to make a flashable zip lol
    got miui_test_rom.zip to flash stuck at boot :(
    i started useing cm7 3.5 to help with parts of the progress
    seem to work fine thanks to quietstrom1785 for the useful guides i was able to make a flashable zip with hroaks cm7 kernel


    *problems* *update* 12\23\2011
    Phone bricked on me D: fixed
    deodex miui rom
    need to learn java
    need to learn how to use the apk tools figured it out lol had to read i hate reading to :p
    need to learn how to build the rom
    need to learn how to use baksmali and smali done just learned it :D

    *update* 1/1/12
    Happy new years! !!
    Cleaned up Apps
    Reworking the frame works
    Trying to enjoy the hoildays with my family
    Rebuilding. The zip
    Installation of hroaks kernel
    Adding miui apps
    Codeing android 2.3.7

    (things to do)
    match the files
    edit if needed to
    rework the framework.apk i have decompiled the miui framework :eek:
    test for boot





    {what am i doing} :thinking:*updated* 12\23\2011
    ok so far i am learning how to use the tools
    added need files to the target (12\22\2011)
    decompiled miui framework.jar (12\23\2011)

    (1/1/12)
    Thinking of to write / port cm9 to prevail

    Waiting for devs response ;) might be cooking something up new
     


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  2. QuietStorm1785

    QuietStorm1785 Well-Known Member

    nice, good luck. I understand the family and a job thing, Im goin through the same thing. If ya need any help, go to shabby's irc chat and talk to em there, hroark should be there too %23prevail - IronDust Webchat. I would be glad to help too, been tryin to port miui too, but wont boot for me
     
  3. exgenmeikoj

    exgenmeikoj Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    lol thanks that will be a big help but i dont want to bug horak or shabby i know they have busy lives

    how wont it boot ? does it boot loop or just bricks can you tell me what files you messed with to get it to a start boot
     
  4. PhoneMan93

    PhoneMan93 Android Enthusiast


    Thanks for trying this after I mentioned it! I'm not trying to sound like a smart ass either I'm being serious, thanks.
     
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  5. exgenmeikoj

    exgenmeikoj Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Plz don't quote the op and this has benmention b4 but nobody has actually done it
     
  6. QuietStorm1785

    QuietStorm1785 Well-Known Member


    i messed with the files in lib, like lib/hw and lib/modules, lib/egl, usr/keychars and usr/keylayout and a few others... also messed with the etc folder, exchanged all the files that arent in a folder with the same files in hroark's cyanogenmod. it doesnt bootloop, it restarts into recovery by itself. I think it's because of the framework files... next time i get the chance I'll post a logcat for you all to see. The kernel loads fine (using hroark's kernel in cyanogenmod).

    [EDIT]
    Im gonna try my hand at using apktool to edit the .jar files and the apk's to see if i can get them to work with the prevail. If u wanna try your hand at it too the download is here: http://code.google.com/p/android-apktool/
    also there are references to how to edit some files here: http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/1764-editing-classesdex/
    also another helpful post on xda here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=9369187&postcount=4

    as i said before, good luck, im gonna try my hand at it too, see what i can come up with. Need any more help lemme know
     
  7. Enzosdad

    Enzosdad Well-Known Member

    Thanks for trying looking forward to it...
     
  8. exgenmeikoj

    exgenmeikoj Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    Awesome this will be most helpful I. Bricked my phone last night lol so I strached the frist base in my op I noticed that this rom wasn't deodex I can do hardware types of stuff but when it comes down to software that's the pain I'm useing a windows trying to fix my desktop so far ill look into them guides I haven't been this passionate about software porting in awhile so I'm eager to do this lol
    @hroak I tryed to pm u but cloudnt

    what files are u editing because for this to work we should stay on the same rom that were modfiying so we dont get files mixed up im gonna try my hand on the Galaxy s its pretty close to are phone model and other stuff
     
  9. trenchkato

    trenchkato Android Enthusiast

    Not asking for a eta... just a update
     
  10. exgenmeikoj

    exgenmeikoj Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    Update posted I'm really trying to make this work but :( its kicking my ass I need some help with it but I thank u for not asking for eta updates are fine ;)
     
  11. lMonsterl

    lMonsterl Android Expert

    so ur doing cm9 now? thats tits
     
  12. exgenmeikoj

    exgenmeikoj Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    Plans change all the time cm9 is possible but I might not do that hroaks cm7 is his work it wouldn't be right for me to do cm9 I'm trying for a custom rom that has features from miui and cm
     
  13. lMonsterl

    lMonsterl Android Expert

    hroark, as far as i know, is still working on cm7. He has not said any plans to port cm9. cm7 is his baby, but cm9 is up in the air really.
     
  14. exgenmeikoj

    exgenmeikoj Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    Hmm then I might consider it, will be nice to see 4.0 on are phones
     
  15. lMonsterl

    lMonsterl Android Expert

    it'd be an amazing feat.
     
  16. hroark13

    hroark13 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer


    I am kinda of debating what I should do

    1. Finish the EJ06 based CM7 (BETA 35)
    2. Revert to the EE14 based CM7 (BETA 2D)
    3. Abandon CM7 and start working on CM9 (ICS)

    I dont know how well CM9 would run on our phone, but other people with similar phones are doing it.

    I am not sure how hard it would be to get it working either. I would start with my CM7 source and make the modifications as needed.

    If I did decide to do CM9, I dont want to do it alone, and I dont want the ROM named hroark CM9, I would like to come up with a team name and name the ROM after that.

    The type of people I would like to work with on this would have a Linux Dev system setup, and be able to compile the source code.

    I would not want to release anything to the general public until the ROM is basically usable for daily use, if there are small issues to be worked out then it is called a beta.

    What do you guys/gals think?
     
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  17. Alsaces Daddy

    Alsaces Daddy Android Expert

    Can't wait to see it boss man. You do great work.
     
  18. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Honestly I doubt there will ever be a "finish" to cm7. I think with anything that is "unofficial" you will be bug fixing til the cows come home but that does not mean it shouldnt be done. You have brought this a long way I think if more were able to get in and fix more you could start another project but its all in how you feel I hope you take it on and succeed I unfortunately do not have enough experience, money, or in some cases time, I have 2 disabled children that take much time and effort lol.
    by money I mean I can't have my phone down all the time and I dont have another nor the money to buy one.
     
  19. exgenmeikoj

    exgenmeikoj Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Well vary true to that make starting finsheing projects suck and its hard to make anything stable lol but to be honest this wouldn't be a bad ideal cm9 with new features allduo this is gonna be ajcked project hints no official firmware for ics but it wouldn't be hard I'm sorry to say but this is kicking my ass team is most needed I will help
     
  20. RedMurkal

    RedMurkal Well-Known Member

    If these phones can run it, then you Devs can make it happen. You all have done alot all ready.
     
  21. danielmike

    danielmike Well-Known Member

    Sounds like a great idea.. If you need any help you can pm me and ill do my best!!! My linux system is working flawlessly... So id be glad to..
     
  22. trenchkato

    trenchkato Android Enthusiast

    I think the most prudent thing to do is just fix the wifi issue on cm7... then run some test to see if cm9 is worth the trouble (with our 800 megahertz and all)

    I have a Linux box that I use for penetration testing.. I'm sure it could be used to help with the build...

    To get set up i just need to some apt-get commands I figure?
     
  23. hroark13

    hroark13 Android Expert
    Recognized Developer


    The wifi driver is dhd.ko that comes with the new kernel, that is why I was considering going back to the EE14 based beta2d with the old baseband and old kernel zImage, there was a lot less problems with getting that to work. With the new EJ06 kernel and baseband a lot of pain in the arse issues were introduced.

    I wish Kouma would look and this new dhd.ko, he modded the old dhd.ko for beta2d and it worked good

    Well at this point in time im am playing around with CM9 ICS

    I can not get CM9 ICS to compile from source yet, I am having issues with some pmem crap

    I have been able to take the Galaxy Mini CM9 ICS ROM and make mods to it to get it to boot on our phone, but it is really slow and buggy and most hardware does not work right or at all.

    I am not sure if CM9 ICS can be made to run smoothe on our phone, but I want to find out. I think we meet the minimum requirements

    If CM9 is not reasonable, I will finish CM7, I definatley need some help with the drivers on CM7, I need some people with programming experience to help out with the Wifi Driver and the audio driver.
     
  24. Lizzord30

    Lizzord30 Well-Known Member

    I vote trying for ICS!
     
  25. wyelkins

    wyelkins Android Expert

    Yeah, by all means work on CM9. I had no wifi problems with CM7 nor really any others for that matter. I consider it stable enough for production until you can determine the status of CM9.

    Maybe Kouma well find some time to help sew up the details with CM7

    Either way, I am thrilled with this so far. And of course CTMOD 2.4 will be out soon too. I got plenty of time on my hands now that I ain't working and may be able to help test.
     

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