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Beginner ROm developer starting advice

Discussion in 'Droid Incredible Roms' started by Weapondrift, Apr 23, 2010.

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    Goodmorning all, :)

    im really interested in creating roms for the android incredible however im not really sure where to begin, I have been reading the developer.android.com pages so I have a general idea of how things work however I dont really have a knowledge of where to even begin....Do I just start throwing programs on my computer or do I need to Compile anything first what?

    While I know that currently there is no "kitchen" for compiling and dumping the roms for the android devices is there any other method?
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    Lol thanks :p

    Does the compiling HAVE to be done using Ubuntu?
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    Hit up adrynalyne bro ....He and bgill are the smartest ones I know here. Thought you might like the comic...anyone who is trying to learn should read this...lol
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    will do! :) yeah im pretty easy going when it comes to forums...I blame it on the fact ive spent most of my time in the OT section haha
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    good luck!
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    Moved to Incredible area...good luck weapon and welcome to the forums
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    lol thanks cereal I actually missread what you typed and thought you said "moved to the Incredible ARENA" lol
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    Since the Incredible is an HTC device, I think the Android kitchen on XDA will work.

    I plan on upgrading to the Incredible myself, so I started looking into rom building for Android (I currently cook for WinMo Omnia under the name Waremike32). I've already unpacked the stock rom, made small edits, and rebuilt it using the XDA kitchen and it worked fine without errors. I don't know if the automated mods currently in the kitchen will need to be updated to work for the Incredible, but my guess is it will be supported eventually regardless.

    Here's a link to the kitchen
    [KITCHEN][APRIL 23 '10] HTC Android Basic Kitchen, v0.49 [Linux / Mac / Cygwin] - xda-developers

    See you guys real soon
    (Shout out to Bgill55, my WinMo mentor!)

    P.S. - I used the VirtualBox/Ubuntu method
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    Welcome to the Forum UnkleDuke! A friend of bgill55 is a friend of mine!!..
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    Hmmm, Incredible has already been rooted?
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    So here you guys go again huh? Nice to see you here waremike... err unkleduke
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    I don't think so, but I was just testing the kitchen's compatibility with the stock rom. I have no idea if the rom it built will even boot, but the kitchen seems to handle everything fine. There is a script to add root to the rom, but I'm sure it will need to be updated to support the Incredible.

    Yo Dan, good to see you again. Yup! Always tweaking, it's a way of life now :icon_ banana:
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    Ware mike is that you???? Holy crap!!! made the switch huh!!! good to have you here bud!!!!
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    Thanks bro. I have to wait a bit longer, but I'll be here for sure!
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    im hoping after setting up my startcom server and ubuntu laptop i might have enough of a grasp to lend a hand every once in a while



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    thats what Im looking forward to doing...as soon as i am able to get an actual android device....which to me is like having a computer without a screen, or a car without a steering wheel.
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    first I really need to get a hand on Linux, for two reasons. I was laid off my last job so now while I am looking for a new one I see that Linux servers are real popular, second Android is basically Linux.

    Besides that I think its just cool, if I can get this running then I might be able to open my FTP site open again and possibly start my own domain. I am a Windows user and this stuff is way confusing right now.
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    Wow, look at all the old school Omniacs that have switched over to droid. I guess my switch was a good one. Guess I need to find a computer that I can put linux on so I can start to tweak...
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