From time to time I need to extract some files from various Android ROMs. So far I downloaded the ROM file and then started to search for further tools to extract files from the downloaded ROM. If all went well I ended up with an image I could open with ext4_unpacker to finally extract the files I needed. This whole procedure took a lot of time, involved tools from unknown sources and often simply didn't work. So I decided to create my own tool.
ROM Explorer can directly open the following files:
- zip archives with img or new.dat entries
- Samsung md5 archives
- Sony ftf archives
- Huawei update.app archives
- img/ext4 image files
- lz4 image files (used by Samsung)
- sin fies (used by Sony)
In case you have a file which is not supported let me know. Maybe I find the time to add support. Or simply add it yourself - ROM Explorer is Open Source.
Download the installer and run it or build your own version with Visual Studio 2017.
Start the executable. You will see a window similar to ext4_unpacker. In the first line you select a file, in the second line you can choose an archive entry if the file is an archive file.
Loading a file or archive entry can take a significant amount of time and disk storage. ROM Explorer may need to create temporary files with several gigabytes. A fast flash disk helps a lot!
You can extract files or folders by dragging and dropping them to Windows Explorer.
ROM Explorer 0.9
ROM Explorer 0.9.1
ROM Explorer would not exist without the distributed knowledge of this forum. Especially I want to thank worstenbrood, Androxyde, IgorEisberg for their work.
So I'm waiting for your comments - but be patient it may take some time for me to react