Saturday, 14 April 2012

Port GB/CM7/Stock Roms to your Device using this Guide

This is the method I use for my Ports. Of course, if bugs comes in your way, it's your responsibility to fix it

What you need:
WINRAR (Or some other archiving software)
A computer (Windows, Linux, or Mac)
Common Sense

I will be referring the Rom you're porting as "PORTED"
and your CM7/GB/Stock ROM as "BASE"
You must know if your Device is Armv7, Armv6, or Armv5. Your Base and Ported must be the same OEM!!

See HERE to know which Device are which
Use any CM7/GB/Stock Rom as your BASE

If your BASE has problems, then your Port is gonna have the same problems.

You should already have a META-INF folder already in your BASE

First go into /system/app in your BASE and backup:
to whatever directory you like (Maybe to the Desktop)
Now Delete the folders from BASE and replace with PORTED

Copy lib from PORTED to BASE in /system/lib
Without this file ROM may not boot.
Now copy the backed up apps to your BASE in /system/app

Now go into etc folder (/system/etc) in BASE and open init.d folder
Copy everything there and paste it into PORTED's /system/etc/init.d
Now in BASE, delete the init.d folder
And now in PORTED, copy the init.d folder to BASE's /system/etc
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Ok. So far so good? Good.

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Done? OK. Now go into etc folder (/system/etc) in BASE and open permissions folder
Copy everything there and paste it into PORTED's /system/etc/permissions
Now in BASE, delete the permissions folder
And now in PORTED, copy the permissions folder to BASE's /system/etc
(This is to fix some permissions and Google Apps Problems)
Now open Notepad++ and open the build.prop in PORTED
Also open the build.prop in BASE, so now you have them side by side in the tabs
In PORTED, edit the build.prop to match with your device!

NOW This is very important!

must be the same same as the build.prop in BASE!

If not, your Rom will not boot!

Save the Build.prop in PORTED and close NotePad++

In your BASE, head to:
Now open notepad++ again and open updater-script

Now in your PORTED, head to:
and open updater-script with notepad++

You should now have two updater-scripts side by side in notepad++'s tabs
Edit the BASE's updater-script to be like the PORTED's updater-script

Don't change any symlinks

Just change/edit/add permissions , ui_prints , asserts , run_programs , and installing the Kernel


In the updater-script of BASE, make sure the Format values are for your Device!!!

Now make sure your Kernel is specifically for your Device

Also if your Device is not from the same manufacturer, then unpack the kernel and edit the BOOTCLASSPATH in init.rc
Copy the BOOTCLASSPATH from PORTED to BASE's init.rc and then repack Kernel

Ehhhh I think that's it

Now you can add your stuff or update some stuff/apps like Superuser and it's Binaries, Busybox, and more! Maybe add Beats Audio, XLoud, MegaBeatsBass?? Your Choice!!

Happy porting!! 

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