Here's a few tools that I use when building a new kitchen:
- emEditor (Edit & File Search)
- Hex Editor
- BeyondCompare (www.scootersoftware.com
I've included "budget" version of some of these tools (along with many others) in the kitchen:
- Notepad2 & xp_persisthandler.vbs
I assume that all chefs downloading the kitchens in this thread take an hour or so to get acquainted with all of its components such as the TOOLS folder. At the very least, it's really important
to go through the ReadMe, ChangeLog, and PackingList as I put a significant amount of time capturing any change that I make in those files.
Additionally, I try to make a point of adding a comment (XDADevelopers) for any change that I make to .PROVXML, .RGU/.REG, APP.DAT/INITFLASHFILES.TXT.
For DEVICE profiles, I know it's a pain but ... chefs should thoroughly examine the contents of the DEVICE_CUSTOMIZED profile as it should serve as your baseline for your own personal version of DEVICE_CUSTOMIZED. The files originally started from the HTC 5.05.405.1 stock ROM files and i've commented changes as I went along. The other DEVICE profiles serve as a container of sorts for the ROM stock files - they are meant for reference more than use.
Lastly, cooking is an art, the culinary experience is entirely in your hands. I've attempted to provide a recipe book assuming that you, the aspiring chefs, will change it to your liking.