I was asked in another thread
I started to pull together all the links - to these forums and elsewhere - that I have found useful. After a while, I decided to pull that information, and other stuff I have learned since I started trying to build ROMs. After a while, I decided to take all the notes I had made and convert them into “Beginner’s Guide”.
This is not intended to duplicate information from the Official /e/ OS How to Build the /e/ ROM? document.and the other information in the /e/ Documentation and in these forums. Instead my intention is to point at the ‘authoritative’ (and - with luck - up-to-date) sources of the information, and to provide ‘extra’ stuff based on my experience.
It is intended to be a starting point for people who - like me - want to make /e/ OS builds, but don’t have much (any) experience of building Android custom ROMs. It assumes a reasonable familiarity with working with computers, but tries to be accessible for those with only limited experience of building software, and of working with command line tools, remote machines etc.
The first version is incomplete (and badly needs editing), but I hope to keep adding to it when I have time, and as I find out more. I hope that it can be a useful resource for anyone wanting to start building ROMs.
The document can be found in my
Any feedback is very welcome: criticism, suggestions for changes / additions / deletions
Much of what I have learned has come from other /e/ ROM builders and users, to whom I am very grateful, including @Unknown, @Anonyme, @harvey186, @itsclarence, @steadfasterX, @Manoj, @Ingo_FP_Angel , @LEPT and others. Thank you all!