As some of you know, pvyParts and I have been working on a custom stock-based ROM, T.E.A.M., which was initially released as a themed ROM to offer transparency and replace the Theme Chooser that we haven't been able to port properly, giving endless options on custom backgrounds (since your wallpaper is the system background).
As the ROM evolved and custom kernels became available, I wanted to tweak it using init.d scripts.
As all good developers here do, I searched the Android Software and Hacking General section,
browsed other devices' forums and came up with some tweaks that were really good -on paper.
To my disappointment, most of these did not work.
And I am not saying this because I didn't "feel" a difference
or because I could not spread my X10's smoothness on a cracker.
There is actually a way to test if a script runs with no errors, a.k.a actually works.
Without further adieu, here is how:
1. Place the script you want to test (let's say test.sh)
in /system and give it all permissions,
either with Root Explorer or via adb:
adb shell chmod 777 /system/test.sh
It's OK, you can still test it with this method.
2. Now install an app like Script Manager and run the script.
Or, do it via adb:
adb shell sh /system/test.sh
- If you get an error in return, it means the script doesn't work,
so no point in placing it in init.d and running it at every boot, right?
- Some scripts include debug, so you may get a message saying Done, Success, or whatever, which means you are good to go.
- You might not get any output at all, but still that means the script ran fine.
For the latter two cases, you can safely run the script at boot by placing it in init.d folder.
The reason this thread is in development, is because I feel that since the X10 is getting old and many developers have left,
(but luckily new ones still appear, which is plainly AWESOME ), quality of ROMs is very important.
We have fewer choices, so let's make them worthwhile!