watch this video tutorial by gitagaire for how to setup cygwin and kitchen(recommended)
Download and extract the cygwin_packages.zip
Run the set up(make sure there is no previous cygwin installation)
NOTE: INSTALL CYGWIN IN ROOT DISK LIKE C:\
Follow the kitchen read me txt!!!
local package directory *must* be the path to the cygwin_packages folder that you just extracted
when it shows all the package names, go to the top and select "all default" until it changes to "all install" (you must click on the arrows)
Download the kitchen from above. Then, extract the kitchen's .zip file to a folder under your home account. Rename the dsixda-android-kitchen-*** folder to just "kitchen". In Cygwin, this folder would depend on what was set for your Cygwin install directory, e.g. C:\cygwin\home\John\kitchen
NOTE!! If your user folder contains spaces (e.g. C:\cygwin\home\John Smith\kitchen), then the kitchen will not function properly. Instead, copy it under C:\cygwin\home\kitchen.
Now your ready to run the kitchen type:
those who have their kitchen like this C:\cygwin\home\John\kitchen use these commands given below.
those who have their kitchen like this C:\cygwin\home\kitchen use these commands given below.
Now we need a rom to work on, for GALAXY ACE PLUS[s7500] users i will recommend this rom by blackburner but you can use any rom.
Just Place the original rom zip in the original_update folder inside the kitchen.
now enter option 1, enter again. You should see your rom listed, choose and enter
you will be asked about changing the working folders name, at this point it makes no difference so just continue.
congratulations you have a working folder!!!
SECOND METHOD - this method is by neroyoung
FIRST MAKE A WORKING FOLDER IN CYGWIN FOLDER
IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE THIS
cygwin folder/home/your user name/kitchen/WORKING_(your rom name)
NOTE: FOR THIS MEETHOD WE NEED 3 FILES AND FOLDERS TO BE PLACED IN WORKING FOLDER.
1. META-INF FOLDER - GET THIS FROM DOWNLOAD FILES LIST IN FIRST POST
2. SYSTEM FOLDER - TUTORIAL BELOW
3. BOOT.IMG - TUTORIAL BELOW
2. getting system folder
(NOTE - YOU MUST BE ROOTED FOR THIS MEDHOD)
This is universal method and can be done easily using terminal emulator.
For this simply download Terminal Emulator from Android Market.
we need freshly flashed device here. OTHERWISE YOU WILL HAVE LOT OF JUNK FILES.
Open it and type:
tar -c system/* >> sdcard/system.tar
This will copy all your /system folder to your SDcard with name System.tar
This will take some time to finish so be patient.
After it's done you should have a tar file in your /sdcard named system.tar
You can extract it using Winrar or 7zip software. But yes this will have huge size , as it has other useless folders so you will have to delete them. After extracting this system.tar file you will get following folders (Similar one)
And some other files and folders like ""autorooted,kernel files" etc
Now simply delete the folders marked in red color and its done.Don't worry if you don't have folders with red colors above,we don't need them.
And the final files that we will have in our system folders will be
If it dont have semc folder no need to worry.
NOTE: YOU CAN ALSO GET THIS SYSTEM FOLDER BY USING ANY ROOT BROWSER. JUST FIND THIS FOLDER AND COPY/EXTRACT TO SDCARD
NOW COPY THIS system FOLDER TO WORKING FOLDER
3. getting boot.img
Here we have 2 options
1. stock boot.img from stock rom - simple kernel which we get in brand new mobile.
2. custom boot.img from custom kernel - kernel which are modified for overclock or other features
1. getting stock boot.img from stock rom.
extract your stock rom with winrar or 7zip. you will see boot.img there. copy it to working folder
2. getting custom boot.img from custom kernel.
download any custom kernel which is only for your device. [galaxy ace plus [s7500] users get from here or here]
extract it with winrar or 7zip and copy boot.img to working folder
NOTE: many of new devices have kernel.bin and other files instead of boot.img so skip this part if your device don't have it...
1. Go to the working folder where you extracted your rom, inside you will find:
2. Then go to "system/app" inside this folder you will find all the rom applications(apks) you may also find some in the data folder if your rom has this folder.
3. Copy, replace, and change any app(apk) be carefull if you dont know what the apk is do not delete!!
LIST OF APPS YOU CAN DELETE - HERE OR HERE
If you can not find some apps in this guide then try opening all those app in your phone and see app name and icon or move those apps from system/app to sdcard and see what is not working...
Adding new boot animation
android kitchen doesn't works for this in Samsung phones. So we need a different method.
1) Download and extract the bootanimation and samsungani file from Custom Booting.zip attached in first post.
2) Put them in the /system/bin folder and replace the existing files there
3) Now download any boot animation, and rename the bootanimation to “sanim.zip”.
4) Now, navigate to /system/media and replace the “ODEanim” with “sanim.zip”
You are done with the bootanimation change
customizing the theme
1. replace stock launcher with launchers like nova launcher
2. theming using uot kitchen (fonts, status bar, batery and other icons etc
watch this amazing toutorial by jdlogan151
Edit the gps script for your country/location
1. In the workingfolder/system/etc/ you will find a file named gps.conf, you can
edit this file with notepad++ or even word.
2. using the right gps script in this file can speed up gps lock, you can
find some from angeldeath, download extract and replace the gps.conf.
Adding ringtones :
Take your ringtone file...it should be in .ogg format..If not then convert it to .ogg..
Locate to the folder system>media>audio>ringtones>
Copy and paste your .ogg files here in ringtones folder..
You can also change notifications, alarm and UI tones like this..
Changing the Fonts :
Take your desired font.ttf file and rename it as DroidSans.ttf..
Locate to the folder system>fonts>
Now, replace the file DroidSans.ttf with your desired DoridSans.ttf...
To change the lock screen clock font...replace the Clocktopia.ttf with your desired one..(rename first)..
check this or this or this post for build.prop
NOTE: EDIT BUILD.PROP WITH NOTEPAD++. SIMPLE NOTEPAD WILL CORRUPT THE FILE.
adding mods and scripts...
download mods and scripts from links below and copy past all files in same folder as your rom... like for init.d scripts add them to system/etc/init.d/here and all permissions in updater script to your updater script...(dont forget to give them credit for it...)
for porting themes:
1. download and extract theme you want to port.
2. open both apk(base and port) in 7zip/winrar
3. drag and replace png files with same name
this works with only png files not with xml and others
FOR THEMING YOUR ROM YOU CAN EDIT framework-res.apk AND GET MANY COOL THINGS
LIKE you can change smiles, default wallpaper, default lockscreen wallpaper, add 14 toggle mod and many cool things...
for that use Framework Flasher or apktools or any other tool and do changes manually.
# Copyright (c) 2011, Code Aurora Forum.
# Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
# you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
# You may obtain a copy of the License at
# Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
# distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
# WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
# See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
# limitations under the License.
key 2 1
key 3 2
key 4 3
key 5 4
key 6 5
key 7 6
key 8 7
key 9 8
key 10 9
key 11 0
key 158 BACK WAKE_DROPPED
key 230 HOME WAKE
key 60 SOFT_RIGHT WAKE
key 62 ENDCALL WAKE_DROPPED
key 229 MENU WAKE_DROPPED
key 59 MENU WAKE_DROPPED
key 139 MENU WAKE_DROPPED
key 228 POUND
key 227 STAR
key 231 CALL WAKE_DROPPED
key 61 CALL WAKE_DROPPED
key 232 DPAD_CENTER WAKE_DROPPED
key 108 DPAD_DOWN WAKE_DROPPED
key 103 DPAD_UP WAKE_DROPPED
key 102 ENDCALL WAKE_DROPPED
key 105 DPAD_LEFT WAKE_DROPPED
key 106 DPAD_RIGHT WAKE_DROPPED
key 115 VOLUME_UP WAKE
key 114 VOLUME_DOWN WAKE
key 212 SLASH
key 213 DEL WAKE_DROPPED
key 355 DEL WAKE_DROPPED
key 16 Q
key 17 W
key 18 E
key 19 R
key 20 T
key 21 Y
key 22 U
key 23 I
key 24 O
key 25 P
key 30 A
key 31 S
key 32 D
key 33 F
key 34 G
key 35 H
key 36 J
key 37 K
key 38 L
key 14 DEL
key 44 Z
key 45 X
key 46 C
key 47 V
key 48 B
key 49 N
key 50 M
key 51 COMMA
key 52 PERIOD
key 28 ENTER
key 56 ALT_LEFT
key 42 SHIFT_LEFT
key 215 AT
key 57 SPACE
key 53 SLASH
key 127 SYM
key 100 ALT_RIGHT
key 399 GRAVE
HERE YOU WILL FIND 3 ROWS...
1. As you can see, there are different attributes assigned to each key. like this
HOME #Launches "Home"
MENU #Launches "Menu"
BACK #Takes you back to the last activity
SEARCH #Launches "Universal Search"
CALL #Launches the "Phone" activity and corresponding .apk or initiates a call
ENDCALL #Ends a call
CAMERA #Launches "Camera" activity and corresponding .apk
FOCUS #Initiates Auto-Focus while using the Camera
VOLUME_UP #Self explanatory
VOLUME_DOWN #Self explanatory
3. And attributes saying if it should wake the phone at button push to complete the action, or if it should just complete the action without waking the screen.
WAKE #Completes the action without waking the screen
WAKE_DROPPED #Wakes the phone to complete the action
2. NOW WE WILL EDIT SECOND AND/OR THIRD ROW
Erase the center row value for any key to completely disable it. To reassign the key, replace the center row value with another one from the same row. Change the right row value to either "WAKE" or blank to enable the wake function. Do not modify the left row.
NOTE: don't edit left row i.e. first row which contains specific key identity number.
Add your text start at top and save,
then replace with new updater-scrip
IF YOU GET ANY ERROR YOU CAN COMPARE YOUR UPDATER SCRIPT WITH MINE (attached in 1st post)
NOTE: DO NOT COPY WHOLE UPDATER SCRIPT JUST EDIT PART WHERE YOU GET ANY ERROR...
most common errors will be in mount, remount part in starting and end and boot.img installing part... so replace only those lines....
AND AT LAST
Now that you have made some changes it's time to pack the rom and test!!
Run the cygwin and type
enter option 99 - "biuld rom from working folder"
Choose your build option and few more enters
I recommend that you go with all default options until you get more experience with the kitchen.
When rom is packed and signed it will ask to change rom zip name (type name of your rom)
When its all done you will find a folder inside "cygwin/home/yousername/kitchen" called output_zip
Inside the folder is your new rom ready to be flashed and tested!!!
how about using dsixda, toolchain etc in linux? would u please add some tutor for that...even i guess it has the same way... i mean in ubuntu what version of dsixda that work well and what lib is needed for that? cos i have made my own kernel on my last device galaxr fit(gt-s5670) that use armv6 procie..maybe it need diferent type n bersion of tools?
thanks in advance
Sent from my GT-S7500 using xda app-developers app
Had a quick read through, seems fairly easy to get started, so thanks for that!
What I want to achieve is to be able to take an existing ROM, and customise it for my organisation. I want to be able to remove the initial set up that you get when you flash a new ROM, e.g. name, Google account etc. Do you know how I would achieve this, or the files I would need to edit?
I also want to remove some APKs and preload some APKs, I think I know how to do this its just a case of replacing them in the system folder?
Also I want to preload some Wifi settings on so set it to know our SSID and PSK, is this something which is possible?
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