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  1. jimsmith80

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    I don't have a force yet but in a few weeks time I should. I see you guys already have root and recovery, so things are off to a good start. If someone with root access and a moderate knowledge of adb wants to help I should be able to put together zip for the force. Any volunteers?
     

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    I'm working on a stock rom zip now, but I don't have the device either. I'm looking to buy one on eBay. I took Golono's CWM backup, extracted it, and now I'm digging around the files in it. My updater-script is about 90% complete.
     
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    You lookin to port cm10 or something?
     
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    Are you getting one to actually use or just to dev on? You could get one with a bad esn cheap. And if you give your email, maybe we could donate and help you get one?
     
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    I'm getting one to dev on, and right now my PayPal is locked (I can make purchases if I bank transfer which takes 5-7 days and credit or debit transfers are a no go when locked and the only way to get from like that is to give them my social but I'm 17, not old enough). I plan on getting one with a bad esn though. So donations are out of the question /:

    But no doubt I WILL get one.
     
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    I'm getting one for use. I'm tired of my warp. I would like to get something based off the stock rom first. Its quick and easy and could help to get this community on the move. CM is a heck of a lot more envolved, but I could see that happening in time.
     
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    As for a stock rom I have it built already, sent it to a tester, it seems to work but I'm just making sure before I release :p
    I'm also looking to port a Linux 3.4 kernel to this phone
     
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    Do you know how the partitions are laid out?
     
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    Awesome. I got to admit I'm a little bummed you beat me to it lol
     
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    well this happened to me on just about every phone I do own. Lol
    Maybe we can collab on a rom
     
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    Sounds good to me. I haven't tried my hand at kernel mods yet, but I plan on starting with the force. I would guess that at a minimum we could bump her up to 1.8ghz
     
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    I like messing with the kernel. Easy stuff when u know what ur doing. But 1.8?!?!? Can you say 2.1 :D
     
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    Do you know where I can find some detailed guides? I'm not a total noob. I've built roms for the warp, and have been running linux since redhat 7.4 lol
     
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    Not that I know of, I mainly learn by trial and error and just trying random things. The only reason I haven't built the kernel is because ZTE hasn't released the kernel source. Now we do have the ZTE Avid source and it will do is some good, but we may have little kernel errors that android software can't fix.
     
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    ZTE is pretty bad about releasing source code. When they finally released the kernel source for the warp it was broken. I took a while for our devs to make something workable out of it.
     
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    Actually, over at the ZTE Avid community, which is nearly identical to the Force, they have a CM10 port that is far in to development. Last I checked, they were ironing out some bugs like issues with WiFi and 4G. I don't know too much, but with the similarity between the two phones, I would guess that the only differences would be base kernel and radio.
     
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    Same with warp sequent as well. They had 4.1.2 kernel source posted for a short time the other night then pulled it right back.
     
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    Well I posted an alpha if anyone wants to try it. Use at your own risk
     

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