[APP] ACS Updater - download and install ROMs, Kernels, Themes, and Modems on the fly

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parabola949

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Parabola949 and the Android Creative Syndicate proudly present...
ACS Updater
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Version 1.1
What is the ACS Updater?
ACS Updater is an app for android devices that allows you to download and install custom roms, kernels, themes, and modems from the internet on the fly. It's very simple to use: run the app, select what you want to install. You will get a screen asking if you want to wipe cache / backup first. Select options, and hit OK. The file will download from the net to /sdcard/ACSDownloads, and when complete, will reboot into recovery and install automatically.
Backup and Restore can also be done via the app, as well as Installing from SD Card, and even Install from URL - put in whatever URL you want, and it will download and install (if you put in a URL to something that isn't a flashable zip, and try to install it, that's your fault.)
In future releases, there will be more goodies, stay tuned!

Notes:
If you choose not to wipe cache, and the flash goes bad, that's on you. It's there as an option, but I'm not going to force it.
If you hit an area (such as Themes), and it says nothing available:
  1. Developer's have not submitted anything for your device
  2. Servers are temporarily down - try again in a couple minutes
This App depends on a custom recovery which includes extendedcommands


Developers:
Want your work listed in the app? Simply submit your info to the following links (whichever applies), and I'll get it added to the database.
Submit Modem
Submit ROM
Submit Kernel
Submit Theme

ChangeLog:
v1.1: Initial release
Backup
Restore
Download / Install
Install from SD Card
Install from URL
Wipe Cache / Dalvik

To get it, head over to:
http://www.forums.acsyndicate.net/showthread.php/1331-APP-ACS-Updater-download-and-install-ROMs-Kernels-Themes-and-Modems-on-the-fly?p=6654&posted=1#post6654
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parabola949

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ACS updater documentation:

ACS updater: ACS updater is an app developed by ACSyndicate member Parabola and themed by Graphics Designer and ACSyndicate member Zhkilla. The app will allow users to install varioius ACS themes, kernels, roms, modems (radios), as well as files found on the sd card and on user selected URL’s. The app will also function as a custom recovery providing the user the option to create and restore nandroid backups that are stored on the sd card. The main interface of the app is a menu screen with the following selectable menus. The ACS updater recognizes the users devices and points them to appropriate directory for available downloads.

Install ROM: takes users to the directory specific to their device and serves them available ROMS. After user selects the apporpriate ROM the ACS updater will prompt the user to:
A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid) the ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically.

Install Kernel: takes users to directory specific to their device and serves them available Kernels. After user selects the appropriate Kernel the ACS updater will prompt the user to: A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid). The ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically.

Install Theme: takes users to directory specific to their device and serves them available Themes. After user selects the appropriate Theme the ACS updater will prompt the user to: A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid).The ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically.

Install Modem: takes users to directory specific to their device and serves them available Modem. After user selects the appropriate Modem the ACS updater will prompt the user to: A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid). the ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically

Install from SD Card: this will allow user to flash files from their SD card. The conents of their SD card will then appear on the screen. The ACS updater will prompt the user to: A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid). The ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically.

Download from URL: The download from URL option allows the user to input a url to download files to be flashed from. ACS updater handles these files in the same way as those listed above.

Backup: Allows users to create Nandroid backups. The user can select a name for their back up. The phone reboots into recovery and makes a full Nandroid backup.

Restore: allows users to restore Nandroid backups from SD card root.
 
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parabola949

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This looks really well done. Does this work in conjunction with a recovery like amon_ra or does it work independently of the existing recovery?

Very nice looking work here, guys.

It's meant to work with any recovery that has extendedcommands (except stock...)
So it should work with amon-ra, definitely works with clockwork.

Thanks for the kind words!
 

pwnerman

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is this app going to support the CyanogenMod and MIUI community? What about nightlys? i do like this app for easy access to modems and kernels but everything else seems like what Rom Manager does no offense to anyone.
 

parabola949

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On the QB video he has a few themes and roms I'm coming up with nothing right now???

Sent from my SPH-D700 using XDA App

If you hit an area (such as Themes), and it says nothing available:
Developer's have not submitted anything for your device
Servers are temporarily down - try again in a couple minutes
It happens sometimes. However, if your build.prop ro.product.device field has been modified, and no longer says SPH-D700 - you'll get nothing. That's how it knows what to look for.
 

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Update -
We are currently experiencing some server side issues with the host. We will be migrating to a new server soon, and will be publishing a new version of the app to accommodate the server change. With this new version we will also be adding a couple goodies, so stay tuned :)
 

NoPh33rRaCiNg

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You guys are awesome. Quick question, some roms you would have to flash the rom, and then immediately flash a kernal after (like SRF 1.2) how does that work with this? Since some people would be stuck on the samsung screen because they didn't flash a kernal right after they flashed the rom.
 

thesals

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Flash the kernel before the Rom....I Believe!

and what if the kernel is a different version of android than the current rom? :p


Also, I suggest some sort of version check just for that reason. Just to help idiot proof people from putting a froyo kernel on their ef02 build... or vice versa in the future.
 

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    Parabola949 and the Android Creative Syndicate proudly present...
    ACS Updater
    Finished_logo.png

    Version 1.1
    What is the ACS Updater?
    ACS Updater is an app for android devices that allows you to download and install custom roms, kernels, themes, and modems from the internet on the fly. It's very simple to use: run the app, select what you want to install. You will get a screen asking if you want to wipe cache / backup first. Select options, and hit OK. The file will download from the net to /sdcard/ACSDownloads, and when complete, will reboot into recovery and install automatically.
    Backup and Restore can also be done via the app, as well as Installing from SD Card, and even Install from URL - put in whatever URL you want, and it will download and install (if you put in a URL to something that isn't a flashable zip, and try to install it, that's your fault.)
    In future releases, there will be more goodies, stay tuned!

    Notes:
    If you choose not to wipe cache, and the flash goes bad, that's on you. It's there as an option, but I'm not going to force it.
    If you hit an area (such as Themes), and it says nothing available:
    1. Developer's have not submitted anything for your device
    2. Servers are temporarily down - try again in a couple minutes
    This App depends on a custom recovery which includes extendedcommands


    Developers:
    Want your work listed in the app? Simply submit your info to the following links (whichever applies), and I'll get it added to the database.
    Submit Modem
    Submit ROM
    Submit Kernel
    Submit Theme

    ChangeLog:
    v1.1: Initial release
    Backup
    Restore
    Download / Install
    Install from SD Card
    Install from URL
    Wipe Cache / Dalvik

    To get it, head over to:
    http://www.forums.acsyndicate.net/showthread.php/1331-APP-ACS-Updater-download-and-install-ROMs-Kernels-Themes-and-Modems-on-the-fly?p=6654&posted=1#post6654
    Screens:
    1
    ACS updater documentation:

    ACS updater: ACS updater is an app developed by ACSyndicate member Parabola and themed by Graphics Designer and ACSyndicate member Zhkilla. The app will allow users to install varioius ACS themes, kernels, roms, modems (radios), as well as files found on the sd card and on user selected URL’s. The app will also function as a custom recovery providing the user the option to create and restore nandroid backups that are stored on the sd card. The main interface of the app is a menu screen with the following selectable menus. The ACS updater recognizes the users devices and points them to appropriate directory for available downloads.

    Install ROM: takes users to the directory specific to their device and serves them available ROMS. After user selects the apporpriate ROM the ACS updater will prompt the user to:
    A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid) the ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically.

    Install Kernel: takes users to directory specific to their device and serves them available Kernels. After user selects the appropriate Kernel the ACS updater will prompt the user to: A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid). The ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically.

    Install Theme: takes users to directory specific to their device and serves them available Themes. After user selects the appropriate Theme the ACS updater will prompt the user to: A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid).The ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically.

    Install Modem: takes users to directory specific to their device and serves them available Modem. After user selects the appropriate Modem the ACS updater will prompt the user to: A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid). the ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically

    Install from SD Card: this will allow user to flash files from their SD card. The conents of their SD card will then appear on the screen. The ACS updater will prompt the user to: A. Clear Cache and/or B. Backup (Nandroid). The ACS updater will then download and flash the appropriate file automatically.

    Download from URL: The download from URL option allows the user to input a url to download files to be flashed from. ACS updater handles these files in the same way as those listed above.

    Backup: Allows users to create Nandroid backups. The user can select a name for their back up. The phone reboots into recovery and makes a full Nandroid backup.

    Restore: allows users to restore Nandroid backups from SD card root.
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    On the QB video he has a few themes and roms I'm coming up with nothing right now???

    Sent from my SPH-D700 using XDA App

    For the epic? Parabola is updating the server and uploading more and more things :)
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