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hTC Android Kitchen Updated
XDA Senior Moderator dsixda presents this updated kitchen for Android. This tool will be useful for those who are new to cooking world and need an easy way, if you just want to modify shipped ROM´s or custom ROMs to their own personalization. With this kitchen, you can set up working folder from ROM, add root permissions,add BusyBox, disable boot screen sounds, add wireless tethering, zipalign all *.apk files to optimize RAM usage, change wipe status of ROM and change name of the ROM, amongst many other things.
Working on Hero / G2 Touch, Nexus One, Dream / G1, Magic / myTouch 3G, Tattoo / Click, Droid Eris, Evo 4G, Incredible, Legend, Buzz / Wildfire and some other non hTC devices.
Originally posted by dsixda
This kitchen is NOT for Windows Mobile phones
Basic requirements and setup
You need an Android device that can boot to the rooted recovery menu.
This kitchen mainly supports HTC Android devices. I am not sure about the extent of success with non-HTC devices, but it may be possible to create a working ROM. Windows Mobile phones running Android are currently not supported.
Plus you need one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows (using Cygwin, or virtual machine containing Ubuntu)
You must read the FAQ in the 3rd post of this thread for information about setup and using the kitchen. Tutorial videos are also provided!
RELEASE NOTES are in Post #2
DOWNLOAD THE KITCHEN:
WARNING: Please read the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS in post #3 for any problems regarding use of the kitchen and/or before asking questions in this thread.
Continue to the original thread here.
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