Learn More about the Updater-Script

Learn More about the Updater-Script

If you’ve ever flashed any aftermarket development work or theme through a custom recovery, installed an OTA update, or used the powerful AROMA file manager, you’ve used an updater-script. No big deal, right? Everyone who reads this site should already know this.

What not every beginner can do, however, is look into the updater-script and make sense of it all. We’ve featured a few tools in the past that help users create updater-scripts, but it’d also be good to know what it all means. Now you can, thanks to a new guide.

Authored by XDA Recognized Developer KINGbabasula, the guide takes an example updater-script and explains various commands. These include getprop, mount, package_extract_file, set_perm, run_program, symlink, set_perm_recursive, and several more.

If you’re a beginner who wants to learn a little more about the ubiquitous updater-script, head over to the tutorial thread and get your reading on.

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Will Verduzco
Will Verduzco

Will Verduzco is the former Editor-in-Chief and Portal Administrator of the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. You can now find Will writing for the Swappa Blog, though he still pops up on XDA from time to time.