Archive for November 2013

Time to Poke Cyanogen 11 for GT-i9500

Google warmed November 2013 atmhosphere by releasing Android Kit Kat 4.4 for most Nexus devices. As Nexus 5 by LGoogle is the earliest device powered by Android 4.4, following Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10. Some of Nexus 4 owner disappointed after flashing their device with Kit Kat Factory Image, in fact Nexus 4 factory image launcher is identic with jelly Bean.

Community supported Independent Developer Cyanogenmod have been pushing their CM-11 ( Based on Android 4.4 ) source code base since 30th October 2013, since then, guessed ... millions android tweakers and hobby-ist starting new rom building fest for Nexus 4 device and within a week, ported into Samsung GT-I9505, Htc One, Sony Experia Z and some other devices.

Build Your Own Android 4.4

No special skills Needed, to build your own Android ROM , zillions GUIDE easily found with help of Mother Google , just basic Linux Skill is sufficient to Build an Android ROM with little reading to understand What's ANDROID . This is ONE of Thousands Great Guide from XDA Forum : How to Build Your Own Android 4.4 ROM


Upon finishing prepare a Machine with a Linux Distro of your choice ( or Placed on a Virtual Machine ) , Synced with Cyanogenmod Source Tree , one of confusing thing is to choose a SOURCE for our own device. This is an example my set for Mako ( Google Nexus4 ) and Samsung Galaxy 4 ( GT-I9500 ) Device.
file located in [dot]repo/local_manifests/local_manifest.xml

24th November 2013 GT-I9500

Building Cyanogenmod 11 for Mako Device is Working Out of The Box . But for GT-I9500 , I have to face Big Struggle to get CM 11 Compiled. Once the source Compiled, flashing to GT-I9500, I experiencing " DARK BLACK " DEVICE, :D ... but the beast actually BOOTING , from ADB we knew she is booting
17:38:44 [/droid/cm/cm11]
x1123@gentoo >$ adb devices
List of devices attached

.... to be continued ...

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