Originally Posted by ahernandez4110
What's the difference between deodex and odex?
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De-odex: Apk files have respective odexes that devs use to supposedly save space. Deodexing means you convert it back to a .dex file and put it back inside the apk. This allows you to easily replace files (not having to worry about odexes), but the main point was to deodex ‘services.jar’ so that you can change all text to different colors (such as the clock color to white) and to deodex services.jar, you need to deodex everything. Deodexing will create longer boot times, but should be equal after that and it gives you the ability to make changes otherwise impossible to do.
Odexed roms are smaller, and have a faster boot time. The only problem with them is they're harder to theme / mod. De-odexed roms are slightly larger, and boot slower, but you cam mod the crap put of em. Just about all themed roms are deodexed. But not all. We're starting to see some odexed roms with themeing included. Not really sure how this is accomplished, but I'm still learning the ropes of modding.
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