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By JKR, Member on 8th February 2007, 06:34 AM
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The Scoter Kitchen team is proud to release the first release of the kitchen. This kitchen incorporates all the tools used by Oki and the rest of the team to decode, modify, and rebuild ROMs. It includes a help system that is meant to be clear to new users, and useful to old pros. Of course, this is only the first release, and thus will have bugs, and areas in need of improvement. This Kitchen is based on Bepe's WM5 Kitchen, and many of his tools. Special thanks to Mamiach, itsme, machinagod, gmap, buzzlightyear, and many others. Oki started the initiative, and we in the team are grateful for allowing us the privilege of contributing. There are also many additional tools not directly used for general ROM analyzing that can be found throughout. The kitchen is designed to be sleek and clear for the new user, while still containing all relevant tools for every part of the build process. This post is one of many across multiple forums. We are opening up development to all, and ask for volunteer translators. We will coordinate through forums primarily, but later plan on PM's, e-mail, etc. to effectively coordinate further development of the Scoter Kitchen. In addition, the kitchen is designed to extract most HTC ROMs, but it has it's limitations in the tools included, and the outlined process which are in the help files. Again, this will become better implemented through the help of the community. Now though this Kitchen is designed primarily for the Scoter, we intend to make this kitchen the primary hub for all PDA customization across all WM5 platforms. This post will be posted on many forums, and since the team members communicate primarily w/ English, we ask that those respond to this thread in English, or at least include an English translation. As a last note, you are solely responsible for any damage to your device or computer that might result from the use of the Scoter Kitchen, or any of it's parts. The following posts are left blank and will be filled w/ info later. Here are the download links:
http://www.MegaShare.com/107480
http://rapidshare.com/files/15460590...n_1.0.exe.html
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8th February 2007, 06:37 AM |#2  
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Kitchen Team Members
Oki
JKR
DwD
Theo - Greek translation
Nadavi
gerttom
Preaper
Friends of the kitchen
Bepe (done as much as any other member and is considered an incredible contributor, and even that doesn't give him enough credit)
Kinger
blueboy
Marshal
cyril - French translation
bakker_be - Dutch and German translation
kterz
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8th February 2007, 06:38 AM |#3  
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Reserved,
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11th February 2007, 03:24 AM |#4  
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Question Bakup Files Of 0 Bytes
i had done a backup with ur utilites but the size of BDK0,BDK1 & BDTL0 is 0 byte why it is so ?????????? I stop here and wating for reply
11th February 2007, 04:46 AM |#5  
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to bad these dont work for the hermes .nb and .nbh files.. hopefully in the future it can be integrated..
11th February 2007, 05:44 AM |#6  
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to bad these dont work for the hermes .nb and .nbh files.. hopefully in the future it can be integrated..

Yep, we plan to add the nbhextract to the tools. And as far as the backup utility, that only works for the Scoter. We don't own htc devices, so that why we've asked the community to fill in the gaps. The extraction is universal, since there will be back and forth on various ROMs. The ROM installer also only works for the scoter. So, some info on these and anything else that the HTC community would like added, just tell us how. We can't really test these things, so we rely on you guys. At some point, the installer will ask what device you have, and install apps that apply to your individual devices.
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11th February 2007, 06:01 AM |#7  
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thats cool.. integrating the the hermes stuff will be difficult at this time anyway since we dont have a good set process on everything, we are still fighting the possibility of bad nand blocks with some cooked roms.. Something that i think would be really cool would be a full blown GUI with all these features built in..
11th February 2007, 06:59 AM |#8  
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here's some release notes I posted over at Buzz's site
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Questions.....

1. What is OS.bat. It says missing OS.bat when I click Cooker and start the build OS.

2. Where do you put pakages inside LOC(Bepe ways of cooking)

3. What is CEImage.bin? Is it the same as nk.nba base ROM Bepe ways.

Thanks and what a great tool.

1. That is a file created when you decode a ROM. I'm not sure what exactly it is for, bepe could answer that.


2. You can't use the current Kitchen ROM archives. The Scoter Kitchen incororates some more advanced versions of bepe's apps. The best way to describe the current situation is that bepe's WM5 Kitchen is version 1.0, and the Scoter Kitchen is 2.0. Since bepe was a big part of the Scoter Kitchen development, this should make sense. Keep in mind that this is not ready to be a replacement to bepe's kitchen yet, because it is only setup for building ROMs for the Scoter. We released it to all for many reason: 1) To speed up the development of the Kitchen for use w/ other devices, 2) it currently seems to be the most complete set of tools and help files for decoding ROMs, 3) the help files have a lot of info that may be interesting to many users. Most notable tools from bepe that are in the Scoter Kitchen are: DMP2PKG.exe, and PKG2DMP.exe. These tools actually have their own UI's that are fairly impressive. So to answer you question, you'd need to decode your current ROM and then begin modify that. Oki is the ROM hacker on the team. Essentially what he does, is extract the drivers (in the OEM folder) from various ROMs for our device, picks the best ones, adds in the SYS files and then puts in the packages for various apps. Anyways, bepe combined the LOC and SYS folders together into the SYS folder. for aesthetic reasons, the SYS folder is referred to as the OS folder in the build room. This is only a short cut name, and actual folder is still called SYS and is located in the Utilities folder.

3. Yes, this is in the help files in file:///C:/Scoter%20Kitchen/Utilities/Tools/Excess%20stuff/J-Guide/Extraction%20Room.htm?zoom_highlight=.bin .nb, .bin, and .nba are handled in the same way. just copy the location i posted into your browser address box.

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A few release notes. The install directory is C:\Scoter Kitchen. You will also see an uninstall script in c:\. This obviously uninstalls the Kitchen, everything is removed (including any work files in the kitchen) except the desktop shortcut. Also, since the imgfs tools are used so much by ROM cookers including myself, the Kitchen will place a copy of the imgfs tools in the %SystemRoot%\system32\ directory. This allows these tools to be opened by any command box w/o having to change directories. As you explore the kitchen you will see readme files in almost all folders, describing what is in that particular folder. Lastly, you will see like 15 command box shortcuts throughout the kitchen, this just makes things easier since their working DIR is the one they are placed in.
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18th February 2007, 03:49 AM |#9  
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Nobody here seems to be too forthcoming w/ info about other devices. Now I could go and search for all this info on my own, but then I probably wouldn't have the time or energy to modify the kitchen accordingly. W/ that said, I'll list some specific questions.

1. What programs are required for installing ROMs on various devices, and what are the procedures?
2. Are other devices capable of changing just the CE image through the boot loader, or does this have to be done using itsme tools? And what is the procedure?
3. Is the page pool setting in the same address on all HTC ROMs, or does this vary from model to model?
4. Explain the whole IPL and radio rom issue.
5. What would you like added to this kitchen?

You could just point me to specific posts too. Like I said, the Kitchen is completely functional for us Scoter guy's, so we won't spend the hours and hours required to research this stuff, since we won't get any benefit. But if some direction is given, we are willing, and wanting to expand our kitchen for use w/ other devices.
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18th February 2007, 12:40 PM |#10  
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I thought that it is just for Mio, and a little more documentation to it will be nice, thanks
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I thought that it is just for Mio, and a little more documentation to it will be nice, thanks

Well it is fully functional for the Mio, but most all tools are here on this site. The two things specific to the Mio are the ROM backup utility, and the ROM update utility. Everything else applies to the HTC community. We are hoping that somebody will point us in the right direction for the equivalents of the two previously mentioned tools. Now as far as the documentation, yes, we plan to expand it. However, what specifically do you feel should be added?
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