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Default [TOOL][Windows/Theming] BatchAPKTool

As seen on the front page: http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...-batchapktool/ (Thanks nikwen and Will!)

I never was overly happy with available solutions/tools/scripts for theming. So, over time my collection of homegrown batch scripts grew... and now I made a menu interface for them to collect them in a (for me, at least) logical manner. I'm gonna put them up here, maybe some people might find them useful.

BatchAPKTool differs from other Apktool/Smali-manager scripts in a few ways. It doesn't do everything everybody might find useful in a script, but it gets basic things done really fast and really neat. Where it makes sense, several working steps are combined into one command. BatchAPKTool is not a monolithic script. You can use the main menu script (!0-batchapktool-menu.bat), or you can simply click the various single scripts to get stuff done, which is usually the fastest option. There aren't a lot of folders to keep track of - everything is basically done in the root folder of the script. Just drop some APKs there and get going. BatchAPKTool automatically makes backups of the original files. And, of course, the name of the script comes from the fact that you don't select a single APK file to work with, but everything is done in batch (it's the user's responsibility to not mix system and user apps when signing/pushing/installing APKs).

On first startup the script checks if Java is installed on the computer, and sends you to the Java website if not. It also pulls the framework from your device and installs it for Apktool. After that you're good to go. The frameworks are tagged, so one can easily switch when developing for different devices.

The main menu (orange font) shows everything in order that's needed for theming system APKs. Basically, just go from option 1 to option 6 (or 7) and be done. The additional options (red font) contain features one might need as well - options 1 to 3 for non-system apps - but not as often as the main menu ones. Options 4 to 6 are just some 'internals'. It's all pretty self-explanatory, methinks:


Prerequisites are - besides Java - a custom recovery like TWRP that can mount partitions (for pushing system apps), and of course USB debugging enabled, ie. a working ADB connection.

I probably packed some safety checks in the scripts that might break operation on certain systems. Bug reports are welcome.

Tools included:
  • 7za v9.20
  • aapt v0.2
  • adb v1.0.31
  • apktool v1.5.2
  • DeflOpt v2.07
  • jpegoptim v1.2.2
  • OptiPNG v0.7.4
  • signapk [?]
  • Stripper v1.5.5.60
  • zipalign
(I didn't include PNGOut for optimizing images, since it is extremely demanding, even on modern hardware... but one can easily add it to the toolchain.)

Changelog:
  • v1.01 Streamlined some functions, more (in)sanity checks, better integration of framework switching function
  • v1.00 Initial release
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File Type: zip batchapktool-v1.0.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.89 MB, 105 views)
File Type: zip batchapktool-v1.01.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.89 MB, 518 views)
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Awesome - thanks a lot!

A slightly updated version is coming sometime soon.
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New v1.01 in first post.

Changelog: Streamlined some functions, more (in)sanity checks, better integration of framework switching function.
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New v1.01 in first post.

Changelog: Streamlined some functions, more (in)sanity checks, better integration of framework switching function.
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Thanks mate. I'll give a try asap
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Glad you guys find it useful.

Don't hesitate to report eventual bugs, or illogical combinations of options, etc.
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