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Thoughts on custom roms, experimental project

Discussion in 'Motorola Milestone' started by mssmison, May 25, 2010.

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    coming from an android ported device that could run any custom rom I have a hard time believing that we can't load custom roms on the milestone even though the bootloader is locked.
    So in the interest of experimentation I've compiled a custom init that will read the init.rc from /system/init.rc instead of /init.rc.
    The idea is pretty simple, using the standard boot.img the android system starts, then using a system service (like mot_boot_mode) for example, we stop the system and execute the /system/init instead which starts the android system again this time reading from /system/init.rc. I've had limited success but am looking for some knowledgable people to work with on this project.
    Let me know if you're interested in helping to develop this (and not just test it :) )
    And no, before everyone asks, the goal is not to get a sense based build running, as there are too many framework calls to the ril that aren't implimented in the motorola ril. I'm thinking the cyanogen based builds would be great, as I've used them in the past and the source is available to be compiled for the droid/milestone hardware.
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    I think the Android-Hilfe forum is a much better place for this !
    Much more development there then any other forum.
    Why dont you try your luck there?
    A few forummers like RinTinTigger and ChrisDroid know some reasonable english as well.
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    yeah, I posted there as well so we'll see how it goes :)
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    As an update I've been successfull in porting the latest CM Mod to the milestone. There's some kinks that I'm working out (wifi and a couple others) and I'll post something to share if you're all interested?
    :)
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    I'd be interested in testing that, is it fairly stable?
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    Seems quite stable yup, I've yet to put it through it's paces though, I've got wifi fixed up, just working through a couple more things.
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    ohh men that sounds good, i'll keep waiting, so hope you tell us how to do it soon, pretty anxious :icon_eek:
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    what's cm?

    oh and good luck with this man =)
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    CM is cyanogen mod, google it
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    hey men, can u just post it like a ALPHA or a BETA, please i'll love it
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    I would love to help out with this. Send me a pm

    Sent from my Milestone using Tapatalk
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    is there anything done?
    any code to share or try?
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    Yup :) That's me
    I just want to get google apps fixed and I'll put up a beta build. It's super stable and super fast. With some luck I'll have it figured out tomorrow and will post here for everyone to try.
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    Great job man.Fantastic news :icon_ banana::icon_ banana:
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    while you test can you share how you stopped the native init and started your own?

    and maybe how you had built your CM rom?
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    I agree with luis, aside from releasing the beta I think more important would be releasing a tutorial, how-to, a guide, maybe post it in this wiki:

    motorola_milestone [And Developers]

    Informing people how this was done will greatly help the community build on your work to allow for a variety of roms abound.
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    of course I'll release the information, I'm all about helping this community grow :)
    I've discovered last night that there are sleep issues as well that I need to trace down and work out.
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    can't wait

    looking forward to a beta release and tutorial, I wonder if this can be done on other phones without root!! could be one hell of a discovery!



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    one reason we're so lucky with this is because of the mot_boot_mode file, being clear on this, this is based on the idea by dext3r from alldroid before it closed, I've just expanding it a bit. Like everything that seems to happen around android these days, it was a group effort :)

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