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[SCRIPT] Widget Scanner v1.1 AROMA | Reload HTC Widget List | For All Sense 4.x ROMs

26th December 2012, 06:23 PM   |  #1  
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What it is?

Most of you have heard about ROM Cleaner, it's been released for 10 different devices most of them are HTC devices.

The biggest problem we have been facing with HTC devices is when we remove system apps from the device it will in most cases result in a incomplete widget list and the only way to bring them back is to clear HTC Sense data.
By doing so we are forcing HTC Sense to reload our widgets.

Of course this method works perfectly but since your home screen will be restored to default it's a real pain to recreate all your shortcuts and widgets on the home screen.

With "Widget Scanner" we are now able to force HTC Sense to reload the widgets without clearing anything at all!

When to use it?

  • If you are missing widgets, even if you didn't remove them.
  • If you have been flashing a mod that resulted in missing widgets.
  • If you have been removing HTC Sense apps after the initial boot process.
  • If your widgets for a "unknown" reason just disappeared.
  • If you have been restoring/installing HTC widgets.

How to use it?

  • Download "Widget Scanner" and copy the zip to your sdcard.
  • Reboot into recovery and flash it just like a ROM.
  • Follow the instructions in the AROMA Installer.
  • When done, Reboot.
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Widget Scanner v1.1


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Developers: If you want to use this in your ROM or in a mod. Just PM me before you do so...
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Originally Posted by BentCleanson

Brilliant modification
I was very sad to see all my widgets gone after last rom. But after I flashed Widget Scanner they were all back
Thanks for magnificent work

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Originally Posted by Gandicela

Very brilliant idea indeed. Thanks very much for this. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

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Originally Posted by sebastiaan15

great work
will be where usefull

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Originally Posted by flowbeat

You are the man.
Saves a lot of time figuring where did our widgets stroll from our sense launcher.
Thank you very much.

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Originally Posted by deagleone

Awesome idea buddy ... This is Android developement!

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Originally Posted by shnizlon

Great work. Thanks!

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Originally Posted by mike1986.

Great tool!

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Originally Posted by RichmondoUK

This is absolutely brilliant. Such an awesome idea and way :thumbup:

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26th December 2012, 07:28 PM   |  #3  
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Hi mate, nice to see you here as well
Congrats mate, I hope lots of users and devs will use this, as it is something that should be available in every Sense Rom imho. Fingers crossed for ppl picking up this really nice and useful finding.
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26th December 2012, 09:04 PM   |  #4  
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Hi mate, nice to see you here as well
Congrats mate, I hope lots of users and devs will use this, as it is something that should be available in every Sense Rom imho. Fingers crossed for ppl picking this really nice finding up.

Thanks my friend!

I'm pretty sure they will

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27th December 2012, 10:09 PM   |  #5  
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Any kind of feedback would be welcomed
(One X users are all over this mod)

Let us know what device you have been using it on etc...

Thanks!
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Info 2 Update - Widget Scanner v1.1
Just some minor changes to make debugging easier (if needed that is )

After you have used widget scanner successfully, the power menu will load right away.

(A small description for how to add this script in to a ROM can be found in the aroma-config)

Enjoy!
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29th December 2012, 12:30 AM   |  #7  
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I Must say, this would of been useful for me back when I had my samsung captivate and was always looking for a new Rom weekly, Now that I have my GNote..well I stick with Panaroid Android Rom..although we still have some bugs I rarely flash another Rom. Still, THANK YOUUUU a million times for this. Im sure someone will find it helpful in their journey to flashing zips.
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Quote:
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I Must say, this would of been useful for me back when I had my samsung captivate and was always looking for a new Rom weekly, Now that I have my GNote..well I stick with Panaroid Android Rom..although we still have some bugs I rarely flash another Rom. Still, THANK YOUUUU a million times for this. Im sure someone will find it helpful in their journey to flashing zips.

You're welcome

But, it can be useful as well when you only use one Rom that has (many) updates, so you can "dirty" flash without having to setup your homescreen.

Besides that, widgetscanner can easily be used by ROMdevs to integrate it in their rom(s). Some of them have gotten Patrics83's permission and they're actually started using it already
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To all reading this:

Wishing you all the best for 2013 and beyond in good health, happiness, prosperity and lots of flashing pleasure.


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It's awfully quiet here...

Any kind of feedback would be welcomed!

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