Porting Lollipop Based ROMs for MTK Kitkat Devices

How To Port Lollipop Based ROMs for MTK Kitkat Devices
Porting Lollipop Based ROMs for MTK Kitkat Devices

Only For Mediatek SOCs

This guide applies to same chipsets:

MT6577 to MT6577
MT6589 to MT6589
MT6572 to MT6572
MT6582 to MT6582

And works also for:

MT6589 to MT6577
MT6582 to MT6572
MT6577 to MT6575

Before starting this tutorial, please make a backup of your ROM
I am not responsible for any damage to your device, this guide is for expert users.

You Need:

– Winrar, 7-Zip or similar
– Tool for unpack/repack mtk boot.imgs
– Kitkat Stock ROM
– Lollipop ROM for port
– Brain Porting Lollipop Based ROMs for MTK Kitkat Devices

Step 1.- Unzip the port lollipop ROM and also stock ROM. Rename the lollipop ROM to port ROM

Step 2.- Delete this files or folders in port ROM and replace with your files from Stock ROM:


Step 3.- Open system/lib/hw folder in Stock Rom, then select & copy all files and paste to system/lib/hw folder in port ROM replacing files.
Note: if you porting a ROM from a different SOC, delete this files before in port rom: audio.primary.mt65xx.so, gralloc.mt65xx.so, hwcomposer.mt65xx.so, ligths.mt65xx.so, sensors.mt65xx.so

Step 4.- Open system/vendor in Stock ROM, copy folders and subfolders and paste to system/vendor in port ROM replacing files

Step 5.-.Rename the stock boot.img to stockboot.img and the port boot.img to portboot.img. Unpack the boot.imgs, compare the fstabs(ramdisk/fstab or fstab.mt65xx) and make changes in fstab from portboot.img(open it using notepad++). Use zImage from your stockboot.img and the ramdisk folder from portboot.img, recompile and replace in port rom folder.

Step 6.- Open the updater-script in META-INF from port rom, open it with Netepad++. Edit the format &mount points(compare with your updater-script from stock META-INF)


format("ext4", "EMMC", "/dev/block/mmcblk0p7", "0", "/system");
format("ext4", "EMMC", "/dev/block/mmcblk0p5", "0", "/data");
mount("ext4", "EMMC", "/dev/block/mmcblk0p7", "/system");

Step 7.- Zip the port ROM and flash it in recovery mode and enjoy



  1. Yaswanth Mannam April 10, 2016
  2. Collins Edim April 10, 2016

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