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[TOOL][WIN] ROM Explorer - Browse Android ROM Files

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By rsap, Junior Member on 26th November 2018, 08:20 PM
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ROM Explorer

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 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

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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
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26th November 2018, 08:21 PM |#2  
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27th November 2018, 02:33 AM |#3  
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27th November 2018, 04:10 AM |#4  
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Thank you I will try this out. Thanks too for making it open source
27th November 2018, 12:11 PM |#5  
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Not Running on Windows 7 x64
30th November 2018, 04:43 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by samidos

Not Running on Windows 7 x64

0.9.1 should fix this. Be sure to first uninstall before installing 0.9.1.
9th March 2019, 11:59 AM |#7  
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After hours of google search and downloading countless apps that dont work I found this. This app is legit and works on windows 10 64bit. Thank you for your work.
18th April 2019, 03:01 PM |#8  
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Your app is GREAT! Thanks for sharing it.

Edit: Answered my own question. Windows 10 tip "Run As Administrator" and dont drag files "to the desktop" but instead to an Explorer window.
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