Tomek Kondrat · Feb 2, 2014 at 07:30 am

Easily Create Recovery Compatible Archives with Zip Creator

If you ever wanted to make a flashable ZIP, you certainly know how much work is needed to write a proper updater-script. Not so long ago, we presented a Windows-only tool and Geany add-on to find all your syntax errors, but you still had to enter all the commands on your own.

Your updater-script nightmare is now over, as XDA Forum Member OrglCe created a very useful Windows-only application that automates the process of creating a flashable ZIP with the proper updater-script and binaries. The archive is then compressed with the DotNetZip library.

With Zip Creator, you can easily create flashable ZIPs for user apps, system apps, framework files, and boot animations. You can also use it to edit the updater-script. In upcoming versions, it will be possible to create zips with multiple apps.

The application is pretty easy to use, so even beginners should be able to create a recovery-compatible ZIP. The only disadvantage of this tool is that it doesn’t work properly with KitKat. However, this is due to the fact that Google changed few things in the updater-script handling in the latest version of Android.

Windows users looking to get their hands on the latest version of Zip Creator should make their way over to the utility thread.


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Tomek Kondrat

eagleeyetom is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Tomek is the only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OPO. View eagleeyetom's posts and articles here.
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