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[SCRIPT] ROM Cleaner v6.0 AROMA | Remove Bloatware | Backup Apps | Install Apps/Mods

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  • All Scripts in a unique AROMA Installer
  • ROM Cleaner - Will remove as much as possible without breaking HTC Sense Launcher and Widgets! This is the best way to come close to a no-sense ROM and still use HTC Sense!
  • ROM Cleaner NO-Sense - Will remove pretty much everything and replace HTC Sense launcher
    with APEX, NOVA, GO Launcher EX, Holo, Holo HD, Lightning Launcher or Zeam it's all up to you!
  • Fully compatible with Sense 3.0, 3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, 4+ and AOSP ROMs
  • ROMCleaner app-list in a user friendly format
  • Backup Tool will make your flashing like "a walk in the park"
  • Follow our "Quick Guide" in the AROMA Installer under "How-to-use" and you will know when and how to run the scripts
  • For more details read the guide in second post
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  • very nice, simple and fast way to delete stuff from your device
  • takes less then 5 seconds to delete all the listed applications and files in the list
  • no trash left behind as it would be if you delete files manually using Root Explorer
  • more free RAM for apps that you are actually using
  • users have reported better battery life and device speed improvements with ROM Cleaner
If you find this tool good, great, awesome or maybe even the best thing you ever tried, then please feel free to send us a beer, hit the "Thanks Button", leave some feedback and subscribe this thread


- If you get some kind of issue after flashing ROM Cleaner, re-flash the ROM and check if the issue still exists.
- Don't spam ROM development threads about issues caused by this script.
- Always report problems in this thread and we will most likely help you as fast as we can.
- Please always respect our work and be friendly and helpful to other members in this thread.

How to report a problem:

- Flash in recovery
- In main menu and press "Log Collection".
- When done, reboot the device from "Advanced Power Menu".
- In "/external or internal sdcard/ROMCleaner" you will find RC_LogCollection.*.tar. Please upload this file together with a description of your problem.
With this log we can in - most cases - solve your problem within minutes!

If you ignore this simple instruction, you will most likely get no help from us!

ROM Cleaner v6.0 - 2012-11-25 - FINAL Release

    *AROMA binary updated to v2.56
     This will give you a more exact and smoother touch experience in AROMA
     Inspire4G users don't need to re-calibrate the screen anymore.
    *All scripts should be even faster now
    *New cool reboot animation by MarckX
    *Folder structure will be built at start of ROM Cleaner AROMA UI
    *Added date and time for log collection files
    *Some other minor adjustments, with reservation for even more changes :p

   -Backup Tool
    *New menu which will let you to select what to backup
    *New method too calculate required space before attempting to backup apps

   -ROM Cleaner (Common)
    *Now ROM Cleaner will handle odex files as well!
     This means you can use ROM Cleaner even odexed ROMs! Custom or Stock ROMs
    *The script will check which Sense version you are using.
     It will pick correct app removal text for you.
    *Especially for our Sense 3.x users:
     If you flash ROM Cleaner after first boot.
     Then you will get a warning message and the option to clear HTC Sense data.
    *Especially for our Sense 4.x users:
     If you flash ROM Cleaner after first boot.
     ROM Cleaner will execute a script and reload your HTC widgets.
     Normally you would have to clear HTC Sense data! But not anymore since we 
     discovered how to reload the widgets instead ;)
     Same script will be executed if you install apps with Apps & Mods Installer.
     This means you can now restore widgets with our app install method.
   -ROM Cleaner (Sense)
    *Added more safe to remove apps
    *Clean up in app removal text files.
   -ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)
    *ROMCleaner_user.txt can't be used with NO-Sense version!
     NO-Sense.txt and NO-Sense_user.txt will be used by the NO-Sense version
    *You will be able to choose between 6 different launchers: 
     GO EX, Holo, Lightning, Zeam, APEX, Holo HD and Nova launcher!
    *Disable HTC lockscreen and also restore it if you regret it.
     (Restore lockscreen option will be visible in "Additional Scripts" 
     menu if you have disabled it)
    *Especially for our Sense 4.x users:
    *Thanks to itandy and his "Lockscreen Shortcuts App" 
     you will now be able to use HTC Lockscreen with shortcuts!


ROM Cleaner v5.0 r3 - 2012-08-06

Corrected missing code for app restore from ../FirstBoot/data/app
Thanks Pjay12 for the heads up

And some other minor changes to the updater-script


ROM Cleaner v5.0 r2 - 2012-08-03

-All scripts packed in unique AROMA Installer
-Almost all scripts are rewritten to work better in a AROMA environment

-Backup Tool
 * All backups are now stored in /sdcard/ROMCleaner/Backup
   That means "FirstBoot" folder is empty unless you add apps manually.

-New in ROM Cleaner:
 * You can decide if you want to restore your apps during ROM Cleaner install.
 * You can also decide if you want to install files located in "FirstBoot" folder.
 * And of course we added a "No Cleaning" option as well which will 
   let you restore apps and install files like normal!
-App restore changes:
 * When you choose to restore your apps a script will check if you use one of
   the supported ROMs. If you use any of the listed ROMs below all pre-installed
   apps will be removed before all other apps are copied to your /data/app.
   This is to prevent old/double apps from being installed.
   Supported ROMs at the moment:
   * Android Revolution HD
   * ER3BUS XL
   more to come...please let us know what ROMs we should add...


ROM Cleaner v4.0 - 2012-04-17
-Same changes as v3.5 but this version will only support Sense 4.0+ ROMs
-It's based on One V and S ports for DHD and Sensation


ROM Cleaner v3.5 - 2012-03-29
New ROMCleaner program:
-Wildcards for apps is now possible. ex. AdobeReader*.apk (AdobeReader-1.apk etc.)
-Support for SD-EXT
-The script will now search for apps in:
-Many improvements to the updater-script. ROM Cleaner is much faster now!
-Removed /etc folder (/system/etc is still left)
-ROMCleaner.txt is totally reworked and shouldn't contain any unnecessary apps 
 for Sense 3.0-3.6 ROMs
 It's highly recommended to update to v3.5
 ROM Cleaner v3.5 will support Sense 3.0-3.6 ROMs + AOSP ROMs
 For Sense 4.0+ ROMs we will release ROM Cleaner v4.0 once it's tested enough
Backup Tool v1.6
-Improvements to the updater-script. The backup process should now be faster and safer.
-Added support for SmartBeat Supremacy XL ROMs

ROM Cleaner v6.0

For Sense 3.x

ROMCleaner_user.txt Use this together with ROM Cleaner (Sense)

NO-Sense_user.txt Use this together with ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)

For Sense 4.x

ROMCleaner_user.txt Use this together with ROM Cleaner (Sense)

NO-Sense_user.txt Use this together with ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)

>Follow instructions in second post how to edit this to fit your demands...

Also make sure to use Notepad++ when editing ROMCleaner_user.txt in Windows.
Requirements: CWM Recovery, TWRP or 4EXT
Custom (deodexed) ROM. We are working on a version that will handle *.odex files as well. v6.0 will handle odex files!

Please feel free to use our banner made by craacK

Thanks a lot for all donations

MarckX x2 | Tomi Mykrä x2 | craacK x1 | Anthony Hogan x1 | Pietrorlando Giordano x1 | Mastacheata x1
preacher65 x1 | PaulGiz x1 | avatar_ro x1 | verynuclear x1 | JagSem x1 | Clarifiante x1 | Rosete Ryan Kim x1
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jeryx x1 | mrdey x1 | Imex99 x1

Thanks to all beta testers of ROM Cleaner AROMA

MarckX for all the help with development and testing
Dude360 who made a great work building this tool with me.
craacK for all the help with the development and graphics
amarullz for the AROMA Installer
Madmaxx82 for his script skills and help making this one fly
Mike1986 & lukogriffioen for inspiration.
The rest of Team Revolution for supporting me.
Special thanks goes to Whiskey103 for hosting my files.
And of course to everyone who supports our work.
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25th April 2011, 06:49 PM |#2  
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Info 2 Guide & Info
Guide For ROM Cleaner and Additional Tools!

We did make an effort to make it as clear as possible on each AROMA screen. However it's always nice to know what the scripts do and when to use them...

So let's start!

Main Menu
In our main menu you will find:

* Backup Tool
* ROM Cleaner
--- ROM Cleaner (Sense)
--- ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)
--- Skip cleaning step
* Additional Scripts
--- Settings Restorer
--- Setup Wizard Remover
--- Apps & Mods Installer
--- Run all scripts in one GO!
* Log collection
* Advanced Power Menu

Backup Tool
Will backup:

-*- Applications (Not app data)
-*- Accounts (Settings - Accounts)
-*- Bluetooth pairings
-*- HTC Sense launcher settings (and 3rd party widgets)
-*- HTC Mail accounts (including Inbox)
-*- WiFi keys

Important Note: Use this before flashing a new ROM flash with full wipe

How to apply:

--- Open ROM Cleaner AROMA and press "Backup Tool"
--- When done, press "Power Menu" and "Exit" .... or whatever you want...

ROM Cleaner

Flashing procedure for pure ROM Cleaner users!

-*- Flash a ROM with full wipe
-*- Start ROM Cleaner AROMA and pick "ROM Cleaner"
-*- Pick "Sense" or "NO-Sense" script, press Next
-*- "NO-Sense" users will get a launcher menu and the option to use HTC lockscreen or AOSP lockscreen
-*- Next menu is optional (should be pretty clear)
-*- Press Next again and wait until ROM Cleaner is done
-*- Press Reboot and use your phone like normal

Skip cleaning step

If you use this option, nothing will be removed and you will still be able to restore your apps.

Additional Scripts
Important Note: Use this menu only after a full boot!

* Settings Restorer > This script will restore data already saved with Backup Tool
* HTC Setup Wizard Remover > This script will remove the HTC Setup Wizard. IT's pointless to have once your phone is set up
* Apps & Mods Installer > This is a batch install script. Apps, mods, files in /sdcard/ROMCleaner/SecondBoot will be installed when you use this script
* Run All scripts in one GO! > This is a batch install for all scripts in this menu

Logs Collection
Use this option when we request logs from you.

This script will collect all needed logs + "*user.txt" and create "RC_LogCollector.tar" in ROMCleaner folder. Upload this file and send it to us on XDA or IRC.

Advanced Power Menu
In this menu you will find the following options:

* Reboot your device
* Exit to Recovery
* Reboot to Bootloader
* Enable Mobile Network

How To Edit Your Personal User.txt
Steps you need to do:

--- Windows users, download Notepad++ and install it.
--- Download "ROMCleaner_user.txt" or "NO-Sense_user.txt" from the firstpost
--- Open the text file with Notepad++

In the text file you will find two columns with app names and a description in this guide we use AdobeReader.apk as an example.

To Remove a file with ROMCleaner
AdobeReader.apk         Adobe Reader PDF reader
In the case above "AdobeReader.apk" will be removed.

To keep a file with ROMCleaner If you decide to keep it, add a "#" at the beginning of the line:
#AdobeReader.apk         Adobe Reader PDF reader

Let's say we are done with the edits. To continue just complete next list:

--- Press the "X" in the upper right corner of the screen to save the changes.
--- Copy the file onto your sdcard. The file must be located in "/sdcard/ROMCleaner" folder.

Now ROM Cleaner script will always read that file!

Yes? Good because this is and should be easy


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25th April 2011, 06:49 PM |#3  
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Great idea mate.

I flashed it, no problems. Works very well...
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25th April 2011, 08:03 PM |#5  
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Me love Sense long time
Seriuosly, I find it well integrated and best UI available on the market, except the HTC Location based on Route66. Just wish they had 4x5 Grid as default, even their new phones with qHD are 4x4!!!
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Maybe you can include Rosie on steroids if you leave Rosie in there anyway ;)

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27th April 2011, 08:44 AM |#7  
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And if you use it on a Gingerbread ROM?

I think I just let users mod it the way they like it.

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Oh Gb uses a different Rosie. Then it should be 2 diff versions. I guess its best to let users decide then :)

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27th April 2011, 11:19 AM |#9  
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Well if I get any kind of feedback I might start to add stuff to the ROM... and also make a froyo script and a gingerbread script. Let's just wait and see when the official GB comes to DHD.

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Hey OP, already tried your script and i must say.... it's a good script, very good.

For me, your script is a 'MUST HAVE'. I'll surely use it whenever i flash new rom. ;D

Nice job there dude, thanks.

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Awesome job Patrics! Saves me a lot of time instead of manually removing everything. Thank you
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