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4th January 2014, 09:00 AM   |  #1  
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Hey together,
is there any chance to exclude single apps from the upgrade/installation process when flashing a new rom (nightlies)?

There's a bunch of apps I don't need or want, e.g. those "beauties" like phase beam, black hole, etc.

Maybe it can be done through a script in /system/addon.d or or a new zip in OpenDelta/FlashAfterUpdate?

Thanks in advance,
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4th January 2014, 09:26 AM   |  #2  
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you can freeze them and they will still be frozen after upgrade.

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There's a bunch of apps I don't need or want, e.g. those "beauties" like phase beam, black hole, etc.

Maybe it can be done through a new zip in OpenDelta/FlashAfterUpdate?

Yep, this can be done easily.

Code:
ui_print("Mounting system partition");
ifelse(!is_mounted("/system"), run_program("/sbin/busybox", "mount", "/system"));
ifelse(!is_mounted("/system"), abort("Failed to mount /system"));

delete("/path/to/app");

run_program("/sbin/busybox", "umount", "/system");
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4th January 2014, 12:08 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by webore

you can freeze them and they will still be frozen after upgrade.

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I know, but they shall be removed.

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Originally Posted by PonsAsinorem

Yep, this can be done easily.

Code:
ui_print("Mounting system partition");
ifelse(!is_mounted("/system"), run_program("/sbin/busybox", "mount", "/system"));
ifelse(!is_mounted("/system"), abort("Failed to mount /system"));

delete("/path/to/app");

run_program("/sbin/busybox", "umount", "/system");

Thanks, but which update-binary should I use?
Is it possible to prevent that they even got flashed?

Thanks anyway for help.

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Thanks, but which update-binary should I use?

I'd grab a recent one out of OmniROM. Or you could try this update-binary (from http://teamw.in/project/twrp2 )

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Is it possible to prevent that they even got flashed?

Yes, with an addon.d script. I don't feel like making one right now, because that syntax gives me a headache. But you should be able to look at others, (like Chainfire's su one), and see what it does and how it deletes files. After that, you could puzzle it out yourself with some time.
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I'd grab a recent one out of OmniROM. Or you could try this update-binary (from http://teamw.in/project/twrp2 ).

Yep, I already took a sample from someone's guide about creating zips.

Problem solved.

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Originally Posted by klenamenis

Hey together,
is there any chance to exclude single apps from the upgrade/installation process when flashing a new rom (nightlies)?

There's a bunch of apps I don't need or want, e.g. those "beauties" like phase beam, black hole, etc.

Maybe it can be done through a script in /system/addon.d or or a new zip in OpenDelta/FlashAfterUpdate?

Thanks in advance,
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Why? Free space in /system has no benefits, and none of those apps autostart, so you gain nothing by removing them.
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Why? Free space in /system has no benefits, and none of those apps autostart, so you gain nothing by removing them.

Because almost daily backing up and flashing between ROMs needs less time, TitaniumBackup's list of installed apps is shorter and some of the apps I remove have some background services running which I don't want.

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