Former Writer · Apr 28, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Learn How to Run Init.d Scripts from Boot on the Epic 4G Touch

Running scripts on Android phones is one of those essential experiences that any rooted user should have in his arsenal. With the proper script, users can see improved battery life, less lag, more Play Store compatibility, and a plethora of other tweaks that can make any Android phone run just a little bit nicer. Many users run into the issue of not knowing how to install a script properly. In many cases, there’s a flashable update.zip that does the work for you, but still leaves a lot of questions. One of which is asking if the script is actually running, and if it actually started on boot.

For those rocking the Epic 4G Touch, there is now a freshly written and very informative tutorial that will not only show you which kernels support init.d scripts, but ones that will start them at boot, how to test to see if they’re running at boot, and ways to fix it if you can’t get it to. Written by XDA Senior Member kobridge, the tutorial is pretty much everything an Epic Touch user should know about scripts.

To start with, users will be shown how to test if a script is working. With battery mods and performance tweaks not really being overly visible, it’s sometimes hard to tell if a phone is running a script at all. So kobridge shows users how to write a test script that will create a pop up box upon booting. If it shows up, the scripts are being run on boot, if it does not show up, then the scripts aren’t.

From there, users are instructed on the best apps and kernels to use to ensure properly script running at boot and how to fix it if it does not. Additionally, kobridge has even included some scripts for users to incorporate if they want all the tweaked goodness while sticking to a stock ROM. It really is just a swamp of useful script knowledge and, surprisingly, it’s not very hard to follow along, either.

For more information, check out the original thread. Scripting is a big deal for many Android users, so it’s always fun to learn more.


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