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# [TUTORIAL] Comprehensive Guide for AROMA Installer For Beginners!! | 27/08/13

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By Ayush Singh, Senior Member on 27th August 2013, 05:07 PM

Comprehensive Guide for Beginners to Create AROMA Installer Packages

Hello Friends, We all are aware about the most powerful Android recovery based installer..
Aroma Installer has simplified our ROMs, made them highly customisable n interactive too
This guide will help you to learn to create beautiful, interactive n customisable AROMA Installer Packages for your ROM n Mods

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PRE-REQUISITES

• A PC for making scripts
• A ROM/Mod for which you want to make AROMA Installer
• NotePad++ software for editing Installer files
• A phone with CWM/TWRP recovery for Testing your AROMA Installer zip
• 7z or WinRAR or any other compressing tool for making zip
• A creative mind n some basic knowledge of using a computer

So Lets Start your journey now!

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1.) SETTING UP

n extract it in the folder where your ROM or Mod is present

So that it will look like this--

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2.) BASIC EDITING

Now lets start, Go to this directory- META-INF\com\google\android\

We are interested in editing "aroma-config" n "updater-script" only

First of all open aroma-config in NotePad++

You will be able to see a window like this--

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A. SETTING UP SCREEN RESOLUTION

Now the very first thing we are going to do is to declare our screen resolution for the AROMA Installer

Remove the "# " from the front of the line according to your screen resolution

For Example my device is 320x480, so this is for me--

Code:
# ini_set("dp","1"); #-- LDPI ( 240x320 / QVGA )
ini_set("dp","2"); #-- MDPI ( 320x480 / HVGA )
# ini_set("dp","3"); #-- HDPI ( 480x800 / WVGA )
# ini_set("dp","4"); #-- XHDPI ( 1280x720 / WVGA )
# ini_set("dp","5"); #-- XXHDPI ( 1920x1080 / WVGA )
Optional- You may remove the other unused strings from the above code

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DECLARED YOUR SCREEN RESOLUTION, WHICH CAN BE INTERPRETED BY THE INSTALLER!

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B. SETTING UP BASIC DETAILS

The next thing we are going to declare is our ROM/Mod name, date, device name and version

You will be able to find this code inside your aroma-config

Code:
ini_set("rom_name",             "YOUR ROM NAME HERE™ ");
ini_set("rom_date",             "25/8/2013 - DATE OF YOUR MOD");
Edit it according to your ROM/Mod detail, Fill the respective details inside the above " ");

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY DECLARED YOUR ROM/MOD NAME N OTHER RELEVANT DETAILS

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C. SHOWING A DISPLAY IMAGE

Now to make our Installer beautiful we will add a png image which will be displayed when a user will start the installer

You will be able to find this code inside your aroma-config

Code:
# Show Simple Splash
#

splash(
#-- Duration 5000ms / 5 seconds
5000,

#-- <AROMA Resource Dir>/SPLASH.png
"SPLASH"
);
This will display SPLASH.png for 5 seconds, you can edit the no of seconds the image should be displayed
Edit 5000 to the no the seconds you want

For 1 Second- 1000
2 Seconds- 2000
n so on

The image to be displayed is located in the folder- META-INF\com\google\android\aroma
Here you can find the SPLASH.png , replace it with yours, remember that it should be of the same resolution as that of your device
also it must be of .png format only

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY ADDED A DISPLAY IMAGE FOR YOUR AROMA INSTALLER MOD

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D. SHOWING ANIMATION AS AFTER DISPLAY IMAGE (Optional)

You will be able to find this code inside your aroma-config

Code:
##
# Show Animated Splash
#
anisplash(
#  #-- Number of Loop
4,

#-- Frame  [ Image, duration in millisecond ]
"anim/a1", 30,
"anim/a2", 30,
"anim/a3", 30,
"anim/a4", 30,
"anim/a5", 30,
"anim/a6", 30
);
Here png a1 to a6 will be displayed for 30 millisecond each for 4 times (number of loop is 4)

You can also edit Number of Loop to any desired number
Here it is 4, edit as per your desire

The images which will be displayed are in META-INF\com\google\android\aroma\anim folder
Replace the pngs with your pngs

NOTE: If you dont want animated splash, delete the above code from your aroma-config

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED THE ANIMATION TO BE DISPLAYED BEFORE INSTALLER STARTS

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E. FONT SELECTION CODE (No need to edit)

This CODE is for language selection dialogue in the installer

Code:
##
# Font Selection
#

endif;
This will look like below in AROMA Installer

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F. WINDOW FOR SELECTING THE INSTALLER THEME

Now we will create a window to Select theme to be used while installation of the ROM/Mod

Scroll n find this code in aroma-config

Code:
##
#   SELECT THEME
#

selectbox(
#-- Title
"<~themes.title>",

#-- Sub Title
"<~themes.desc>",

#-- Icon:
"@personalize",

#-- Will be saved in /tmp/aroma/theme.prop
"theme.prop",

"Generic",            "Unthemed AROMA Installer",                                    0,      #-- selected.0 = 1
"MIUI Theme",         "MIUI Theme by mickey-r & amarullz",                           0,      #-- selected.0 = 2
"NXT Theme",          "NXT Theme by Pranav Pandey",                                  0,      #-- selected.0 = 3
"NextGen Theme",      "NextGen Theme by amarullz edit by Ayush",                     0,      #-- selected.0 = 4
"Sense Theme",        "HTC Sense Theme by amarullz",                                 0,      #-- selected.0 = 5
"Honami Theme",       "Xperia i1 Theme by Ayush",                                    1       #-- selected.0 = 6

);
The type of window used is of selectbox attribute, Which means that only one out of the above Themes can be selected at a time

Here theme.prop is the temporary file in which user selection will be stored

Here Honami Theme has initial value 1 which means that It is selected by default,
(1 stands for Selected n 0 stands for Unselected)

NOTE: The last string has no comma "," after its initial value, Its not a typo

The above themes are already included in the package, you can find the stored themes in the directory- META-INF\com\google\android\aroma\themes
and also edit them as per your desire, edit them only if you have knowledge of .png n .9.png editing
otherwise included themes are perfect according to me

Now scroll n find this CODE in aroma-config

Code:
##
# SET THEME
#

if prop("theme.prop","selected.0")=="2" then
theme("miui");
endif;

if prop("theme.prop","selected.0")=="3" then
theme("xNXT");
endif;

if prop("theme.prop","selected.0")=="4" then
theme("NextGen");
endif;

if prop("theme.prop","selected.0")=="5" then
theme("sense");
endif;

if prop("theme.prop","selected.0")=="6" then
theme("i1");
endif;
No need to edit this, it is already perfect, it declares the Theme selection

This is how it looks like in AROMA Installer

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED A WINDOW TO SHOW AVAILABLE THEME SELECTIONS

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G. SHOW BASIC INFORMATION

Now we will create a window to display the ROM/Mod information before installation

Scroll n find this code-

Code:
##
#   SHOW ROM/Mod INFORMATION
#

viewbox(
#-- Title
"<~welcome.title>",

#-- Text
"<~welcome.text1> <b>"+
#-- Get Config Value
ini_get("rom_name")+
"</b> <~common.for> <b>"+ini_get("rom_device")+"</b>.\n\n"+

"<~welcome.text2>\n\n"+

"  <~welcome.version>\t: <b><#selectbg_g>"+ini_get("rom_version")+"</#></b>\n"+
"  <~welcome.codename>\t\t: <b><#selectbg_g> </#></b>\n"+
"  <~welcome.updated>\t: <b><#selectbg_g>"+ini_get("rom_date")+"</#></b>\n\n\n"+

"<~welcome.next>",

#-- Icon
"@welcome"
);
No need to edit this code, It is already perfect

Here the window is of viewbox attribute, we have just the back and next button in the window

This is how it will look in the installer

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED A WINDOW TO DISPLAY ROM/MOD INFORMATION IN THE INSTALLER

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Now we will create a window for displaying License/Terms n Conditions of using the ROM/Mod

Scroll n find this Code-

Code:
##
#

agreebox(
#-- Title

#-- Subtitle / Description

#-- Icon:

#-- Text Content

#-- Checkbox Text
"Do you agree??",

"You've to agree!!"
);

If you don't want the license window delete the above code

This is how it will look in the installer

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED A WINDOW WHICH WILL DISPLAY LICENSE

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Now we will create a window for menu of options available in our ROM/Mod

Scroll and find this code-

Code:
##
# MAIN MENU- INSTALLER n MISC
#
#-- Title

#-- Sub Title

#-- Icon
"@apps",

#-- Will be saved in /tmp/aroma/menu.prop

# TITLE                   |  SUBTITLE                                                 |   Item Icons  #
#-------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------+---------------#

"Custom Installation",        "ROM Installation with Various Features",                    "@install",      #-- selected = 1
"System Info",                "Get and show device/partition informations",                "@info",         #-- selected = 2
"ChangeLog",                  "ROM/Mod ChangeLog",                                         "@agreement",    #-- selected = 3
"Quit Install",               "Leave Setup :(",                                            "@install"       #-- selected = 4

);
Edit the title above as per your ROM/Mod name
The selection made by user in the above window will be stored in a temporary file- menu.prop
I have added only 4 options in the menu which I Recommend, You may remove any of the above string only if you have proper knowledge

This is how it looks in Installer-

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED THE MAIN MENU OF YOUR INSTALLER

I.1-> The first option is for Installer sub window, we will create it later

I.2-> the second option is for Displaying system information,

I.3-> the third option is for Displaying Changelog of Mod/ROM,

I.4-> the fourth option is for Exiting the installer

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I.2- SYSTEM INFORMATION

Now lets create the sub window for Displaying system information

Scroll down n find this code in aroma-config-

Code:
##
# System Info
#

#-- Fetch System Information
setvar(
#-- Variable Name
"sysinfo",

#-- Variable Value

"\n"+

"System Size\t\t: <b><#selectbg_g>"+getdisksize("/system","m")+" MB</#></b>\n"+
"\tFree\t\t: <b><#selectbg_g>"+getdiskfree("/system","m")+" MB</#></b>\n\n"+
"Data Size\t\t: <b><#selectbg_g>"+getdisksize("/data","m")+" MB</#></b>\n"+
"\tFree\t\t: <b><#selectbg_g>"+getdiskfree("/data","m")+" MB</#></b>\n\n"+
"SDCard Size\t\t: <b><#selectbg_g>"+getdisksize("/sdcard","m")+" MB</#></b>\n"+
"\tFree\t\t: <b><#selectbg_g>"+getdiskfree("/sdcard","m")+" MB</#></b>\n\n"+

""
);

#-- Show Textbox
textbox(
#-- Title
"System Information",

#-- Subtitle
"Current system Information on your Xperia MDPI",

#-- Icon
"@info",

#-- Text
getvar("sysinfo")
);

"Finished",

"You will be back to Menu",

);

#-- Back to Menu ( 2 Wizard UI to Back )
back("2");

endif;
Here the command for displaying system information is under this argument

..
..
endif;

Since this is the second option in menu window, that's why we have =="2" here

Edit these fields as per your requirements

Rest of the code is fine, no other editing is required

This is how it looks in Installer

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY ADDED A WINDOW FOR DISPLAYING SYSTEM INFORMATION

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I.3- DISPLAY CHANGELOG

Now we will create a popup for Displaying changelog of the ROM/Mod

Scroll n find this code in aroma-config

Code:
##
# CHANGELOG DISPLAY
#

#-- TextDialog
textdialog(
#-- Title
#-- Text
#-- Custom OK Button Text (Optional)
"Close"
);

#-- Back to Menu ( 2 Wizard UI to Back )
back("1");

endif;
Here the command for displaying system information is under this argument

..
..
endif;

Since this is the third option in menu window, that's why we have =="3" here

Edit the title as per your ROM/Mod name

The changelog file is stored in the directory- META-INF\com\google\android\aroma
Edit changelog.txt as per your ROM/Mod changelog

This is how it looks in Installer

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED A POPUP FOR DISPLAYING CHANGELOG

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I.4- EXIT POPUP
Now we will create a dialogue for exiting the installer

Scroll n find this code in aroma-config

Code:
##
# QUIT INSTALLER
#

#-- Exit
if
confirm(
#-- Title
"Exit",
#-- Text
"Are you sure want to exit the Installer?",
#-- Icon (Optional)
)=="yes"
then
#-- Exit
exit("");
endif;

endif;
Here the command for displaying system information is under this argument

..
..
endif;

Since this is the fourth option in menu window, that's why we have =="4" here

This is how it looks in Installer

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED A DIALOGUE BOX FOR EXITING THE INSTALLER

CONGRATULATIONS! YOU HAVE CREATED ALL BASIC WINDOWS REGARDING THE INSTALLATION PROCESS!

NOW I WILL TEACH YOU TO CREATE THE ADVANCED INSTALLATION SUB WINDOWS (I.1) IN NEXT POST

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I.1- CREATING DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUB WINDOWS

Now Lets create a sub window to be displayed when the first option of the Menu is selected in the Installer

Scroll n Find this code

Code:
##
#  Select Type of Install
#

if prop("menu.prop","selected")=="1" then
Since this is the first option in menu window, that's why we have =="1" here

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I.1.1 SELECT BOX SUB WINDOW

Now Scroll down and find this Code-

Code:
##
# Sub Window 1
#

selectbox(
#-- Title
"TITLE 1",

#-- Sub Title
"SUB TITLE 1",

#-- Icon:
"icons/install",

#-- Will be saved in /tmp/aroma/window1.prop
"window1.prop",

#----------------------------------[ Selectbox With Groups ]-----------------------------------#
# TITLE            |  SUBTITLE                                                 | Initial Value #
#------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------+---------------#

"Select One",        "",                                                        2,         #-- Group 1. key = "selected.1"
"OPTION 1",         "OPTION 1 DESCRIPTION",                                       0,      #-- selected.1 = 1
"OPTION 2",         "OPTION 2 DESCRIPTION",                                       1       #-- selected.1 = 2

#--------[ Initial Value = 0: Unselected, 1: Selected, 2: Group Item, 3: Not Visible ]---------#

);
The type of window used is of selectbox attribute, Which means that only one out of the above Option can be selected at a time

Edit the TITLE, SUBTITLE, OPTION 1 and OPTION 2 as well as their DESCRIPTION as per your requirement

Here OPTION 2 has initial value 1 which means that It is selected by default,
(1 stands for Selected n 0 stands for Unselected)

NOTE: The last string has no comma "," after its initial value, Its not a typo

Code:
        "OPTION 3",         "OPTION 3 DESCRIPTION",                                       0       #-- selected.1 = 3
Note that if this is your 3rd Option then then in 2nd option add "," after its initial value

So after adding new option this is how it looks on Text Editor

And this is how it looks in Installer

-> SUB WINDOW 1 HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CREATED

So now lets create sub window 2

Now Scroll down and find this Code-

Code:
##
# Sub Window 2
#

selectbox(
#-- Title
"TITLE 2",

#-- Sub Title
"SUB TITLE 2",

#-- Icon:
"@default",

#-- Will be saved in /tmp/aroma/window2.prop
"window2.prop",

#----------------------------------[ Selectbox With Groups ]-----------------------------------#
# TITLE            |  SUBTITLE                                                 | Initial Value #
#------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------+---------------#

"Select One",          "",                                                        2,         #-- Group 1. key = "selected.1"
"OPTION 1",            "OPTION 1 SUBTITLE",                         			      1,       #-- selected.1 = 1
"OPTION 2",   		 "OPTION 2 SUBTITLE",                  				          0,       #-- selected.1 = 2
"OPTION 3",            "OPTION 3 SUBTITLE",                                         0,       #-- selected.1 = 3
"OPTION 4",         	 "OPTION 4 SUBTITLE",                    	                  0        #-- selected.1 = 4

#--------[ Initial Value = 0: Unselected, 1: Selected, 2: Group Item, 3: Not Visible ]---------#

);
The type of window used is of selectbox attribute, Which means that only one out of the above Option can be selected at a time

Edit the TITLE, SUBTITLE, OPTIONS as well as their DESCRIPTION as per your requirement

Here OPTION 1 has initial value 1 which means that It is selected by default,
(1 stands for Selected n 0 stands for Unselected)

NOTE: The last string has no comma "," after its initial value, Its not a typo

NOTE: The same method as described above is to be used to create more options

And this is how it looks in Installer

NOTE: If you just want a single sub window, delete the entire code for sub window 2

NOTE: If you want to add a new sub window, add the above code again but edit some values as listed below-

TITLE, SUBTITLE, OPTIONS as well as their DESCRIPTION as per your requirement
Also edit "window2.prop", to "window3.prop",

NOTE: The same method as described above is to be used to create more options

-> SUB WINDOW 2 HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CREATED

NOW I ASSUME THAT YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY LEARNT TO CREATE THE SUB WINDOWS of selectbox attribute,
RE READ THE CODE AGAIN TO DEVELOP MORE UNDERSTANDING,
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME IT MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME TO FIGURE OUT THINGS, BUT ITS NEITHER TOO DIFFICULT

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I.1.2- CREATING CHECKBOX SUB WINDOW

NOW WE SHALL LEARN TO CREATE A CHECKBOX BASED SUB WINDOW FROM WHICH WE CAN SELECT MORE THAN ONE OPTION

Scroll and find this code in aroma-config-

Code:
##
# Sub Window with CheckBoxes
#

checkbox(
# Title
"TITLE OF CHECKBOX",

# Sub Title
"SUB TITLE OF CHECKBOX HERE",

# Icon
"@update",

# Will be saved in /tmp/aroma/checkbox1.prop
"checkbox1.prop",

#----------------------------------[ Selectbox With Groups ]-----------------------------------#
# TITLE            |  SUBTITLE                                                 | Initial Value #
#------------------+-----------------------------------------------------------+---------------#

"AVAILABLE OPTIONS",     "",                                                            2,      #-- group 1
"I AM A REAL DEV",    "IF YOU ARE THE REAL DEVELOPER",                               1,      #-- item.1.1
"I AM A NOOBS",       "IF YOU ARE THE REAL NOOBS",                                   0,      #-- item.1.2
"I AM XDA-DEVELOPERS","IF YOU HAVE AN ACCOUNT IN XDA-DEVELOPERS.COM",                0,      #-- item.1.3

"YOUR PROJECTS",      "",                                                            2,      #-- Group 2
"CUSTOM ROM",         "IF YOU MADE A CUSTOM ROM",                                    1,      #-- item.2.1
"CUSTOM TROLL",       "IF YOU POST MANY TROLLS IN FORUM",                            0       #-- item.2.2

#--------[ Initial Value = 0: Unselected, 1: Selected, 2: Group Item, 3: Not Visible ]---------#
);
The type of window used is of checkbox attribute, Which means that only one out of the above Option can be selected at a time

Edit the TITLE, SUBTITLE, THE OPTIONS VALUE, AND THE OPTIONS' DESCRIPTION as per your requirement

Here item.1.1 and item.2.1 has initial value 1 which means that It is selected by default,
(1 stands for Selected n 0 stands for Unselected)

NOTE: The last string has no comma "," after its initial value, Its not a typo

NOTE: If you want to create a new item add this string
Code:
	"CUSTOM TROLL 2",       "IF YOU BLAH BLAH",                                          0       #-- item.2.3
Note that if this is your 3rd item in 2nd Group, so now add "," after item.2.2's initial value

So after adding new option this is how it looks on Text Editor

And this is how it looks in Installer

NOTE: If you dont want a sub window with checkboxes, delete the above code

NOTE: If you want to add a new sub window with checkboxes, add the above code again but edit some values as listed below-

TITLE, SUBTITLE, OPTIONS as well as their DESCRIPTION as per your requirement
Also edit "checkbox1.prop", to "checkbox2.prop",

NOTE: The same method as described above is to be used to create more options

-> SUB WINDOW WITH CHECKBOXES HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY CREATED

NOW I ASSUME THAT YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY LEARNT TO CREATE THE SUB WINDOWS of checkbox attribute,
RE READ THE CODE AGAIN TO DEVELOP MORE UNDERSTANDING,
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME IT MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME TO FIGURE OUT THINGS, BUT ITS NEITHER TOO DIFFICULT

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Now I am going to teach you some additional optional commands

Scroll and Find this Code-

Code:
##
#

alert( "Attention", "PLACE YOUR TEXT HERE");
Edit the text to be displayed as per your desire

If you don't want alert popup simply delete the Code above

This is how it looks in Installer

-> NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED A POPUP ALERT BOX

2. PRE INSTALLATION UI

Now scroll and find this code-

Code:
# Installation UI

ini_set("text_next", "Install Now");
ini_set("icon_next", "@installbutton");

viewbox(
#-- Title

#-- Text
"ROM is ready to be installed.\n\n"+
"Press <b>Install</b> to begin the installation.\n\n"+
"To review or change any of your installation settings, press <b>Back</b>.\n\n"+
"Press Menu -> Quit Installation to quit.",

#-- Icon
"@install"
);
This is to create a window just before installation process starts

If you don't want Pre installation window simply delete the Code above,

This is how it looks in Installer

Now you have successfully learnt to create the above Optional windows n popups
These are the two Optional windows which are frequently used in the Installer to make it more Interactive

Now scroll and find this code just below the Installation UI Window

Code:
endif;
REMEMER DONT DELETE THE "endif;" It is in the continuation from the above "if prop("menu.prop","selected")=="1" then" code

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Now comes the last and Important window for Installer

Scroll and find this code in aroma-config-

Code:
##
# INSTALLATION PROCESS
#

then

ini_set("text_next", "Next");
ini_set("icon_next", "@next");

install(
getvar("rom_name") + "\n" +
"",
"icons/install"
);

ini_set("text_next", "Finish");
ini_set("icon_next", "@finish");

checkviewbox(
#-- Title
"Installation Completed",

#-- Text
"<#selectbg_g><b>Congrats...</b></#>\n\n"+
"<b>"+ini_get("rom_name")+"</b> has been installed into your device.\n\n",

#-- Icon
"@welcome",

#-- Checkbox Text

#-- Initial Checkbox value ( 0=unchecked, 1=checked ) -  (Optional, default:0)
"1",

#-- Save checked value in variable "reboot_it" (Optional)
"reboot_it"
);
endif;

###
# Check if reboot checkbox was checked

if
getvar("reboot_it")=="1"
then
#
# reboot("onfinish");   - Reboot if anything finished
# reboot("now");        - Reboot Directly
# reboot("disable");    - If you set reboot("onfinish") before, use this command to revert it.
#
reboot("onfinish");
endif;
This is the code for creating an Installation Progress and logs User Interface and the Reboot Now Option

Edit this string in above code to your ROM/Mod name

Rest of all the code is fine

This is how it looks like in Installer

Now save the file aroma-config with Ctrl+S or save button

NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED THE AROMA-CONFIG FILE FOR INSTALLER

THIS WAS ALL ABOUT CREATING THE AROMA INSTALLER USER INTERFACE...
I HAVE COVERED ALL THE FREQUENTLY USED COMMANDS IN THE TUTORIAL
THANKS TO @amarullz FOR WONDERFUL AROMA INSTALLER
IF ANY DOUBTS/ERRORS POST THEM HERE

IN THE NEXT POST WE ARE GOING TO LEARN ABOUT UPDATER-SCRIPT CORRESPONDING TO THE AROMA-CONFIG
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Tutorial for updater-script corresponding to the aroma-config

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In this tutorial we are going to learn about creating updater script corresponding to the Aroma config we have created
This part is very easy indeed if you have read all my aroma-config guide

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So the very first thing you have to do manually is to take a update-binary from any custom rom/mod from your device forum...

You can find update-binary in this directory- meta-inf\com\google\android\
replace it with custom update-binary so that your installer will not give errors while installing the mod/rom

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1.) understanding the basics
so now lets start, open the updater-script file located in the directory- meta-inf\com\google\android\ in notepad++

scroll and find this code-

Code:
if
then
so now you know why "menu.prop" was declared there in aroma-config
the == "1" signifies here that the we are now going to define the sub windows inside the first option of menu.prop

now edit this code to your mod/rom name
Code:
		ui_print("-> installing rom/mod name");
scroll and find this code-
Code:
		ui_print("-> mounting system...");
run_program("/sbin/busybox", "mount", "/system");
this is for mounting the system partition so that you can add/delete files from system partition

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2.) Defining the sub windows

Now we will define the coding for working of sub menus we created in aroma-config

2.1.) For sub window 1

Scroll and find this code-

Code:
if
file_getprop("/tmp/aroma/window1.prop","selected.1") == "1"
then
ui_print("-> installing option 1...");
package_extract_dir("aroma/window1/option1", "/system");
endif;
edit the ui_print("-> installing option 1..."); string as per your rom/mod option you defined in aroma-config

now place your option 1 customisation app to the folder aroma\window1\option1\app
if it is a framework folder file, place it to aroma\window1\option1\framework folder

now use have successfully defined option1 for the window 1

repeat the same for option 2, and for 3,4.... If you have created them also

now you might have learnt how to define the corresponding options for mods/rom sub window 1 you created in aroma-config

2.2.) For sub window 2
now scroll and find this code-
Code:
if
file_getprop("/tmp/aroma/window2.prop","selected.1") == "1"
then
ui_print("-> installing option 1...");
package_extract_dir("aroma/window2/option1", "/system");
endif;
edit the ui_print("-> installing option 1..."); string as per your rom/mod option you defined in aroma-config

now place your option 1 customisation app to the folder aroma\window1\option2\app
if it is a framework folder file, place it to aroma\window1\option2\framework folder

now use have successfully defined option1 for the window 2

repeat the same for option 2, and for 3,4.... If you have created them also

now you might have learnt how to define the corresponding options for mods/rom sub window 2 you created in aroma-config

2.3.) for check box sub window

scroll and find this code-
Code:
if
file_getprop("/tmp/aroma/checkbox1.prop","item.1.1") == "1"
then
ui_print("-> installing item 1.1 ");
package_extract_dir("aroma/checkbox1/item-1.1", "/system");
endif;
edit the ui_print("-> installing item 1.1 "); string as per your rom/mod option you defined in aroma-config

now place your item 1.1 customisation app to the folder aroma\checkbox1\item-1.1\app
if it is a framework folder file, place it to aroma\checkbox1\item-1.1\framework folder

now use have successfully defined option1 for the check box window

repeat the same for item 1.2, 1.3 and for 2.1, 2.2 too (and also for additional items if you have created them)

now you might have learnt how to define the corresponding items for mods/rom checkbox window you created in aroma-config

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3.) Important for rom developers!

Now if you have made this aroma installer for a rom, you have to make aymlinks and fix permissions for your rom binaries
for that open the updater script from any rom from your forum and find the word "symlink" and then copy all the lines to your updater script
if you are not able to find the code, try adding this code to your updater script-

Code:
ui_print("-> making symlinks...");

ui_print("-> fixing permissions...");
set_perm_recursive(0, 0, 0755, 0644, "/system");
set_perm_recursive(0, 2000, 0755, 0755, "/system/bin");
set_perm(0, 3003, 02750, "/system/bin/netcfg");
set_perm(0, 3004, 02755, "/system/bin/ping");
set_perm(0, 2000, 06750, "/system/bin/run-as");
set_perm_recursive(1002, 1002, 0755, 0440, "/system/etc/bluetooth");
set_perm(0, 0, 0755, "/system/etc/bluetooth");
set_perm(1000, 1000, 0640, "/system/etc/bluetooth/auto_pairing.conf");
set_perm(3002, 3002, 0444, "/system/etc/bluetooth/blacklist.conf");
set_perm(1002, 1002, 0440, "/system/etc/dbus.conf");
set_perm(1014, 2000, 0550, "/system/etc/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-run-hooks");
set_perm_recursive(1000, 1000, 0771, 0644, "/data/app");
set_perm_recursive(0 ,0 , 0755, 0755, "/system/etc/init.d");
set_perm(0, 0, 0755, "/system/etc/be_movie");
set_perm(0, 0, 0755, "/system/etc/be_photo");
set_perm(0, 0, 0755, "/system/etc/be_album");
set_perm(0, 2000, 0550, "/system/etc/init.goldfish.sh");
set_perm(0, 2000, 0755, "/system/bin/sysinit");
set_perm_recursive(0, 0, 0755, 0555, "/system/etc/ppp");
set_perm_recursive(0, 2000, 0755, 0755, "/system/xbin");
set_perm(0, 0, 04755, "/system/xbin/busybox");
set_perm(0, 0, 06755, "/system/xbin/su");

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3.) Fixing permissions for both rom and mod users

now scroll and find this code-

Code:
ui_print("-> fixing permits :p");
package_extract_file("fix_permissions", "/tmp/fix_permissions");
set_perm(0, 0, 0777, "/tmp/fix_permissions");
run_program("/tmp/fix_permissions");
ui_print("-> finished installation...!");
ui_print("-> enjoy...");
ui_print("-> ...");
ui_print("-> done....");

endif;

run_program("/sbin/busybox", "umount", "/system");

show_progress(1, 0);
run_program("/tmp/fix_permissions"); is for fixing the permissions

the endif; present here is in the continuation from file_getprop("/tmp/aroma-data/menu.prop","selected") == "1"

the command run_program("/sbin/busybox", "umount", "/system"); is for unmounting system partition as the installation is complete now

now save the file updater script with ctrl+s or save button

NOW YOU HAVE SUCCESSFULLY CREATED THE UPDATER-SCRIPT FILE FOR INSTALLER

THIS WAS ALL ABOUT CREATING THE CORRESPONDING AROMA INSTALLER UPDATER-SCRIPT...
I HAVE COVERED ALL THE FREQUENTLY USED COMMANDS IN THE TUTORIAL
IF ANY DOUBTS/ERRORS POST THEM HERE
27th August 2013, 05:10 PM |#4
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28th August 2013, 05:52 PM |#5
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Thank you so much man! This came into my mind just today about making/installing aroma to my sola.
And now..i have the whole tutorial!!
I havent tried this yet.. But definately will in 2-3 days..
Thanks!

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29th August 2013, 10:31 AM |#6
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Thanks a ton. Just gave a jest n it looks interesting. Will respond soon.
29th August 2013, 12:22 PM |#7
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Nice work bro, but I already help you upon move this thread to General section cause since this is tutorial but not development
29th August 2013, 05:46 PM |#8
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Help!! Error
@Ayush Singh

I am getting error while flashing zip file. The error log is as follows:

Installing update...
-> Initializing...
file_getprop: failed to stat "/tmp/aroma-data/menu.prop": No such file or directory
E:Error in /sdcard/aroma-test.zip
(status 7)
Installation aborted
29th August 2013, 05:56 PM |#9
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Originally Posted by Kaushik.Vapiwala

I am getting error while flashing zip file. The error log is as follows:

Installing update...
-> Initializing...
file_getprop: failed to stat "/tmp/aroma-data/menu.prop": No such file or directory
E:Error in /sdcard/aroma-test.zip
(status 7)
Installation aborted

Make sure that in your aroma config this prop file is defined for menu--
Code:
 "menu.prop",
and in updater script, you have defined options like this--
Code:
    file_getprop("/tmp/aroma-data/menu.prop","selected") == "1"
30th August 2013, 05:56 AM |#10
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Ohk I'll check it.

Edit - The problem is solved. Thank you.
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Thanks for the very useful guide. I have a problem, just a strange case (for me), try to edit aroma-config from the zip.
It says lines syntax error on line xxx col xx . I look on that with notepad++ on the line but it just ");" which is needed to close "selectbox(" statement.

I try the demo installer first and it runs fine, then I try to re-replace any value (even with same value) but it has syntax error on line xxx
No changes on value, just open and save.