[GAPPS][GUIDE][TOOL] PROJECT SLIM-8mb GApps & AUTO SLIM-FACTORY (free 134mb /system)
Post #1 = slim gapps (8mb)
Post #2 = slim rom guide
What is Project Slim?
Many older devices (eg. HTC Desire) have limited NAND storage. This leaves very little space for user apps. This project is intended for such phones and aims to overcome that limitation by freeing as much space from the /system partition as possible - allowing for hboot partitions to be flashed with less space allocated to /system and more to /data. This allows for more apps to be installed with app-to-sd scripts - or even negates the need for such scripts in some cases.
How does it work?
Simply flash the 8mb gapps provided below instead of your normal gapps after a ROM install
If more space is required, see post #2. This guide will walk you though how to easily reduce the size of your ROM on your Windows PC manually before moving to sdcard for flashing. An automated script that does all the work for you can also be found in post #2.
Will it work for my ROM?
The Gapps have been tested on HTC Desire, Galaxy S2, Nexus One - They should work for all devices.
Regarding ROM slimming, the principles the guide is based on remain the same no matter the device, but i can't guarantee the automated script will work on all roms.
I Need more Google apps!
This is the slimmest gapps you'll find. Download Calendar, Hangouts, Maps, etc. from play store.
All files necessary are provided.
Windows PC - if ROM slimming
APKs: Basically just the play store, and the necessities. Note, i've removed 'Google Now' coz u can download that from play store, and "Google Ears" coz that's useless. Also, useless libs for face unlock, google ears, etc removed... Play store also updated to latest version.
Delete all livewallpapers under "/system/app/": (1.52mb)
EVstuff under "/system/app/" 1.3mb) - for evervolv roms
Junk under "/system/app/" (.3mb):
Other under "/system/app/"
"Gallery2.apk" (Camera & Gallery) & "LatinIME.apk" (keyboard) from /system/app and place in /data/app (you could use adb for this eg. = "adb install Galley2.apk"
NOTE: IN KITKAT 4.4, SOME APPS THAT ARE LISTED ABOVE WILL BE UNDER THE DIRECTORY /system/priv-app/ , OTHERWISE THE PROCESS IS THE SAME
Total Freed: 82mb
Last Step: Repacking before flashing
1) Check file size before zipping
2) Re-zip with 7zip, view the zip to make sure its all ok (ie you don't have something like /CM10.1.zip/CM10.1/)
3) Sign your updated re-zipped ROM with sign-em application. Place ROM in "input", run exe, signed ROM found in "output"
If you get stuck, always good to have a saved PC copy of the apks saved on your phone beforehand.
Use: "adb pull /data/app C:\Users\<wherever-you-want>" (without quotes)
That way if you have no file explorer, you can use like "adb install <filemanagername>.apk" (must place in adb folder of course)
Its also faster to restore your phone, just use: "adb push C:\Users\<wherever-you-want> /data/app"
Then restore app-data ONLY from TitaniumBackup -much faster and less issues
[MODS - FOR HTC DESIRE (BRAVO)]:
-Wifi tethering with password fix - Extract files "hostapd" and "hostapd_cli", copy extracted files, mount system R/W, paste in /system/bin replacing the original files, set permissions (rwxr-xr-x), reboot
-Keyboard BL disable: Extract 65DisableKeyBacklight file, place into system/etc/init.d folder, set permissions same as other files in this folder (---rwxr-x), reboot
--a2sd: open terminal, type "su", type "a2sd install", respond with yny and it'll reboot automatically
-SlimRom for the lightweight keyboard
-ryuinferno for his zip signer
-jmcclue for DisableKeyBacklight script
-thanks tom0769 for part E!
-HUGE thanks to Androidmarketuser for the script!
(Remeber to hit thanks here and thank Androidmarketuser )
FOR AUTOMATING THE PROCESS - DOWNLOAD SLIM-FACTORY SCRIPT!!
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28 Aug 2014
By Tomek Kondrat
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