DIY your ROM
I write some code that can modify the ROMs, it can save your time to add and delete files by hand.
RomMaster V2.0 Beta
Usage: RomMaster [options] imagefile
-d[m] <dfile> - delete file
replace file/module together with -a option
'm' delete module, deleting module isn't suggested
-a[c] <afile> - add file into the rom
'c' means use compress(need CECompressv4.dll)
-o <ofile> - output imagefile name
-v <0~9> - print info, 0 detail, 9 only show errors, default is 5
-w <5> - 5 is 2005, default is 2003&SE
-x - only save XIP(OS) data
-s <0x...> - Fix XIP start address(Hex)
-e <0x...> - Fix XIP end address(Hex)
In replace mode, 'c'&'m' is useless
It is now 2.0 Bata Release.
You can delete file/modules you don’t like from the ROM.
RomMaster –d “filename” –o “newROMname” “ROMname”
You can add files into the ROM.
RomMaster –a “newfilename” –o “newROMname” “ROMname”
You can replace file in the ROM
RomMaster –d “filename” –a “newfilename” –o “newROMname” “ROMname”
“newfile”’s size should be the same or small than the file you want to replace, new file will occupy the same space as the old one.
I test some ROM in my SP; include SDA, Dopod 575 & 585. I only tested one 2005 ROM. Replace module may don’t work, I am still working on it.
Before you burn the image generated by the tool, make sure you finish follow step:
1. RomMaster –o “TestROM” “SrcROM”
2. Do binary compare “SrcROM” with “TestROM”
a) If they are 100% same, I think you can safely use this tool.
b) If they are 99% same, you should be careful, make sure you only burn the OS part. Because some ROM are modified by someone before, there are maybe some useless data in the ROM, only burn the OS part won’t damage your SP.
c) Else, the “SrcROM” may contain some unknown structure or data, the “TestROM” may won’t work, don’t try burning it into you SP. If you want to modify it, tell me where I can find the ROM, if I am free, I can give some help.
3. I only tested one 2005 ROM, its structure isn’t very correct, and I think that ROM is extracted form emulation ROM. So if 2005 ROM isn’t 100% same, don’t try and be careful even they are 100% same.