An Idiot's Guide - The Lazy Gourmet!!!
So, you wanna cook a rom but don't know where to start??? Is the Raphael Kitchen & PPCKitchen to complicated? Are you only interested in changing a few graphics, or removing programs from a rom that you don't use?
Well, then this thread is for you. This info is also good for chefs with existing builds that want to make quick changes to OEM packages & keep their rom up to date with the latest apps & packages.
Firstly, I need everyone to say a big thank you to Bepe, Tolstoy at PPCGeeks, Bot, Kyphur, Oli, Pof, Cmonex, & a big thank you to qsqa!!!
This lite kitchen will allow you to make changes easily to all stock roms & even to cooked roms, if your chef is kind & confident enough to create a version that includes all of the rgu & dsm files. Have a paticular rom you like & only wish to change a few items? Ask your favorite chef to get with the spirit of XDA-Developers & to create an easybake compliant rom! Just like qsqa did!!!
I will also be releasing a rom, light & very empty for all of you wishing to have a rom that is suited best for the person that has to use it, YOU!
I will be including guides, tools, suggestions, roms & all the things necesarry to create your very own customized rom, both easily & based on a good solid stable build.
This is an easy five step process that allows you to make any unprotected rom your own & the tools & methods have been only slightly adapted by me from a nice guide prepared by Tolstoy aimed at CDMA devices.
First Things First - Preparing for your easybake experience!
Download the attached Raph_Blank_Kitchen at the bottom of post #1 or from here: http://rapidshare.com/files/17470405...nk_kitchen.rar
Uncompress/extract the Raph_Blank_Kitchen to your C: drive.
Find & download any OEM shipped/extracted or easybake compliant unprotected rom such as that I will release shortly, or from qsqa, i.e. PROven 1.08
After Extracting your new Raph Easybake Kitchen you will find a folder in C: named Raph_Blank_Kitchen. Within this directory you will find several more folders:
1: OEMizer - a tool to help you create oem packages, registry tweaks or provisioning xml's.
2: RUU - This folder is the output folder where you will find your rom completed & ready for flashing after an easy 5-step baking process.
3: Tools - This folder contains everything you need to cook a rom, change the page pool, etc...
Within the root directory, you will also find the following files/programs:
1: PrepIt.bat - This script deconstructs any Rom, seperating it into OEM, SYS, & ROM folders, placing the modules & files in their appropriate place for cooking. After running Prepit.bat you will see 3 new folders inside your kitchen, OEM, ROM & SYS.
A. OEM - This is the directory in the kitchen that you will copy your OEM packages into to add programs to your rom. You can also delete packages included by other easybake friendly roms.
B.SYS - This is the similar to the OEM in that you can delete packages from the donor rom, changing packages here will require the use of G'Reloc & possibly RebuildDSM or BuildDSM. Deletion of packages however is easy.
C: ROM - You won't do anything with this folder at this point in your chefdom, but this is where the OS & XIP meet.
2: G'Reloc.exe - This will relocate modules that you have altered.
3: BuildOS.exe - This builds the operating system portion. It combines the OEM's and System files.
4: BuildIt.bat - This script builds your rom. It will Package everything together and copies your new rom to the RUU directory.
Now you got it all set up!!! So, How easy is it???
Try 5 easy steps!!!
Yep!!! Five steps to your own cleaner customized rom:
2- Add/Remove OEM Packages/Tweaks/Files
5- Flash your newly customized Rom
Other important info:
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