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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 or Holo HD it's all up to you!
  • ROM Cleaner CM-AOSP - Will let you to remove what's possible to remove from a already slimmed ROM and you will get the option to install a secondary launcher.
  • Fully compatible with Sense 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, CM, AOSP & AOKP 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
ROM Cleaner Featured On XDA!!! Twice!

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The Gadgeteer!


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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 ;)


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Important:

- 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 ROMCleaner_vX.X.zip 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!



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[SIZE=2][COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.5+ FINAL2 - 2013-07-20[/B][/COLOR]


   -[B]Common[/B]
    *Bigger changelog then v2.50 :P


      ....Oh and new AROMA Installer v2.70B6

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[COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.5 FINAL - 2013-03-11[/B][/COLOR]


   -[B]Common[/B]
    *All scripts are heavily modified.
     Now, ROM Cleaner will be able to mount external sd and internal sdcard
     External SDCARD will have first priority.
     If no external sdcard can be found, internal sdcard will be used.
    *Removed unused .sh scripts from the zip.
    *Removed the reboot/exit animation to speed up things a bit.

    *ROM Cleaner will now read from the ROMCleaner.log and based on the result, 
     print a status message in recovery. This method will be much more accurate. 
     And there's no more need to have the "test" line in the ROMCleaner_user.txt/NO-Sense_user.txt as before
    *If you have removed Setup Wizard and then perform a ROM update without wipe,
     ROM Cleaner will remove the Setup Wizard. This just to prevent black screen after dirty flash.
    *Added more logging code:
     List all apps in /system and /data before and after ROM Cleaner

   -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
    *Added "exit to recovery" option after "Backup Tool"
    *Removed some unnecessary files from Rosie backup script
    *Added more logging code:
     List all apps in /data/app before backup and after backup in ../ROMCleaner/Backup/data/app
 
   -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
    *Changed the lockscreen options menu. If you pick HTC Lockscreen, 
     HTC Lockscreen Shorcut Provider by itandy will be installed directly.
     If you pick AOSP lockscreen and then want to restore HTC Lockscreen again,
     the app will be uninstalled.
     Also the Lockscreen menu will always be available even if you have set AOSP LS before.

   -[B]Additional Scripts[/B]
    *If you try to run Settings Restorer before first boot you will get a warning
     Same is with "Run all scripts in one GO!"

   -[B]Updated all launchers[/B]

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[COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.3 - 2013-01-01[/B][/COLOR]

   -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
    *Now you will be able to backup and restore 
     HTC Lockscreen Shortcut Provider (by itandy) app data

   -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
    *HTC Lockscreen Shortcut Provider app updated to v1.43
     This update fixes "Hide app title bug"
 
   -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
    *NOVA Launcher > v2.0
    *Holo Launcher HD > v2.0.1

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[COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.2 - 2012-12-30[/B][/COLOR]

   -[B]ROM Cleaner (Sense)[/B]
    *Added more safe to remove apps
    
   -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
    *Added more safe to remove apps

   -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
    *APEX Launcher > v1.4.0
    *NOVA Launcher > v1.3.4
    *GO Launcher EX > v3.25
    *Holo Launcher HD > v2.0.0


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[COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.1 - 2012-12-15[/B][/COLOR]

   -[B]Aroma[/B]
    *When you flash ROM Cleaner it will check if your sdcard is mounted correctly, 
     if not you will be notified and sent back to recovery menu again.

   -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
    *Updated backup script for HTC Launcher and Accounts data 
     (Homescreen and accounts will now be backed up correctly even on JB)

   -[B]ROM Cleaner (Sense)[/B]
    *After some testing we found out how to reload HTC Sense widgets without clearing HTC Sense data (Restore the home screen)
     This script will be executed if you dirty flash ROM Cleaner
    *Added more safe to remove apps
    
   -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
    *Corrected missing "lock.prop" (It only happened if you flashed ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense) twice without ROM flash in between)
    *Changed NO-Sense launcher apk names in the zip so it will be easier for you to update them if needed
    *Added more safe to remove apps

   -[B]Additional Scripts Menu[/B]
    *If you try to run Settings Restorer before first boot you will get a warning
    *When you run secondboot installer widgets will be reloaded. (Now it's possible to install HTC widgets without clearing HTC Sense data)

   -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
    *APEX Launcher v1.3.2 > v1.3.5
    *NOVA Launcher v1.3.2 > v1.3.4
    *GO Launcher EX v3.17 > v3.23
    *Holo Launcher HD v1.0.6 > v1.0.8


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[COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.0 - 2012-10-26[/B][/COLOR]

   -[B]Common[/B]
    *AROMA binary updated to v2.56 and reverted again to v2.51 
     because of touch problems on the EVO 4G LTE

   -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
    *New method too calculate required space before attempting to backup applications.

   -[B]ROM Cleaner (Sense/NO-Sense)[/B]
    *Now ROM Cleaner will handle [B]odex[/B] files as well!
     This means you can use ROM Cleaner even on [B]stock HTC ROMs!!![/B] or odexed custom ROMs
    
    *If you try to flash ROM Cleaner without wipe or after first boot, 
     you will then get a warning and the option to clear HTC Sense data

   
   -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
    *APEX Launcher v1.3.1 > v1.3.2
    *NOVA Launcher v1.3.1 > v1.3.2
    *GO Launcher EX v3.16 > v3.17
    *Holo Launcher HD v1.0.4 > v1.0.6

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[COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v1.2 - 2012-10-01[/B][/COLOR]

   -[B]Common[/B]
    *All scripts should be even faster now :p
    *New cool reboot animation by MarckX

   -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
    *Thanks to [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=2536649"]itandy[/URL] and his "Lockscreen Shortcuts App" 
     you will now be able to use HTC Lockscreen with shortcuts!
    *Fixed PIN Security when using AOSP Lockscreen
   
    *Removed Holo Launcher from the launcher options


   -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
    *APEX Launcher v1.2.5 > v1.3.1
    *NOVA Launcher v1.2.2 > v1.3.1
    *Holo Launcher HD v1.0.3 > v1.0.4
    *GO Launcher EX v3.15 > v3.16

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[COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v1.1 - 2012-09-11[/B][/COLOR]

   -[B]AROMA[/B]
    *New AROMA v2.51 Binary
    *Some other minor adjustments
    *Folder structure will be built at start of ROM Cleaner AROMA UI

   -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
    *New menu which will let you to select what to backup

   -[B]ROM Cleaner (Sense/NO-Sense)[/B]
    *Added a lot of new apps based on user requests and tips
      Thanks [B]banccalif[/B] & [B]Kusanagi-sama[/B]

   -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
    *Holo Launcher v1.2.1 > v1.2.3
    *Holo Launcher HD v1.0.1 > v1.0.3
    *GO Launcher EX v3.12 > v3.15

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[COLOR="royalblue"][B]Initial Release - 2012-08-14[/B][/COLOR]

   - ROM Cleaner v1.0 - AROMA
   
   - Supported ROMs at the moment
     
 * MeanROM ICS ROM
 * CleanROM BE ROM
         * OMJ's EVO LTE ROM
 * Viper4G ROMs
 
 By supported it means our app restoring script will 
 prevent old apps or double apps from being restored.

     Since this is our initial release we would appreciate all kinds of feedback.
     * Maybe we should include more removable apps?
     * Problems with backup/restore tools?


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ROM Cleaner v2.5+

ROM Cleaner v2.5+ US-Mirror by bigdaddy619

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

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

CM-AOSP_user.txt Use this together with ROM Cleaner (CM-ASOP)


>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: TWRP Recovery or CWM Recovery
Custom (deodexed) ROM. We are working on a version that will handle *.odex files as well. v2.0> will handle stock and odexed ROMs


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Please feel free to use our banner made by craacK

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Thanks a lot for all donations :D

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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Special thanks to banccalif & bigdaddy619 for all the help with testing of ROM Cleaner!

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.
Special thanks goes to Whiskey103 for hosting my files.
And of course to everyone who supports our work.
 
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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!
* Logs 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
-*- Flash ROM Cleaner ZIP and AROMA UI will load. In main menu, press "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
* If you disabled HTC lockscreen, an option to re-enable HTC lockscreen will appear 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

Code:
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:
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[COLOR=Red]#[/COLOR]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!​



Easy?
Yes? Good because this is and should be easy ;)


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Here's my chance...
FIRST.!!! :D

EDIT: In all seriousness, this actually looks pretty useful. Thanks.! :)

2nd EDIT: The screenshot is making me look forward to running this. :D

Haha congrats? :p :thumbup:


We invested many hours in just the aroma layout so I hope you will like it :)


Finally, I was just thinking wish there was something like this and now it's here.

Sent from my EVO using xda app-developers app

Yep here you go! :p

And you all should thank banccalif for making this possible... He has done an amazing job when testing all functions etc. :)
 
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MarckX

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So Patrics83,

This is an anniversary because it's the 10th (official) device you're providing ROMCleaner with! Congrats mate! :victory:

I hope that many EVO users may find their way to this thread and will enjoy all the benefits ROMCleaner is providing.

PS @banccalif: many thanks. Without you this release wouldn't even be possible! :good:
 
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So Patrics83,

This is an anniversary because it's the 10th (official) device you're providing ROMCleaner with! Congrats mate! :victory:

I hope that many EVO users may find their way to this thread and will enjoy all the benefits ROMCleaner is providing.

PS @banccalif: many thanks. Without you this release wouldn't even be possible! :good:

You're damn right mate! Didn't even think of it haha... :D

Thanks! ;)


Sent from my HTC One X
 

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Ok just so im clear i just dl the zip and run it thru recovery just like i would with lets say a superwipe script or do i use script manager or terminal to run it or do i need a comp. Its probably that im just thinking to much about it and how it works that the directions are confusing me lol. On another note thank you for this tool as it will save alot of time when setting up a new rom.

Sent from the depths of hell
 

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So Patrics83,

This is an anniversary because it's the 10th (official) device you're providing ROMCleaner with! Congrats mate! :victory:

I hope that many EVO users may find their way to this thread and will enjoy all the benefits ROMCleaner is providing.

PS @banccalif: many thanks. Without you this release wouldn't even be possible! :good:

Its been my pleasure!

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Ok just so im clear i just dl the zip and run it thru recovery just like i would with lets say a superwipe script or do i use script manager or terminal to run it or do i need a comp. Its probably that im just thinking to much about it and how it works that the directions are confusing me lol. On another note thank you for this tool as it will save alot of time when setting up a new rom.

Sent from the depths of hell

Lol you are over analyzing.. before anything nandroid 2nd run the backup tool, then your normal flashing routine, run RC immediately after the rom & Themes installation. After 1st boot, sign in the play store then run rom cleaner one last time and choose additional scripts to restore settings and such then you're done. I'm out and about right now but I'll make a detailed description on what to do once I get home later today.

If there are any questions feel free to pm me, ill be checking in to help out throughout the day
 
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Ok just so im clear i just dl the zip and run it thru recovery just like i would with lets say a superwipe script or do i use script manager or terminal to run it or do i need a comp. Its probably that im just thinking to much about it and how it works that the directions are confusing me lol. On another note thank you for this tool as it will save alot of time when setting up a new rom.

Sent from the depths of hell

It's a flashable zip just like a ROM.zip just like banccalif said.

Follow the guide in 2nd post and you should be fine ;)

If you have any questions, please feel free to post them here...

Good luck!
 
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So this is used while booted into a rom, not while in recovery correct? If i wanted to backup i would run this tool while booted in my current rom. Then in recovery wipe and install new rom/rom version. After booted run tool again to remove bloat etc and to recover my settings etc. Does that sound correct?
 

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So this is used while booted into a rom, not while in recovery correct? If i wanted to backup i would run this tool while booted in my current rom. Then in recovery wipe and install new rom/rom version. After booted run tool again to remove bloat etc and to recover my settings etc. Does that sound correct?

There are more options to get to YOUR optimal setup, but first download the .zip and copy it to your phone. In short some options:

ROM Cleaner only:
--- Run the .zip from recovery after a superwipe+clean install of your new ROM and choose ROMcleaner in main menu. (before first boot)
--- Reboot from Advanced Power Menu.
--- Enjoy :D

Backup/restore together with ROM Cleaner:
--- Run the .zip from recovery while you're on your old rom and do a backup. Pick Backup from Main Menu
--- Run the .zip again from recovery after a superwipe+clean install of your new rom (before first boot)
--- Reboot
--- Do the setup and login @GMail
--- Reboot
--- Run .zip again from recovery and pick restore from Additional Scripts >> Run all scripts in one GO!
--- Reboot from Advanced Power Menu
--- Enjoy :D

As stated, there are more varieties you can use, but these two are most used by users on other devices.

I hope this answers your question... :D
 
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There are more options to get to YOUR optimal setup, but first download the .zip and copy it to your phone. In short some options:

ROM Cleaner only:
--- Run the .zip from recovery after a superwipe+clean install of your new ROM and choose ROMcleaner in main menu. (before first boot)
--- Reboot from Advanced Power Menu.
--- Enjoy :D

Backup/restore together with ROM Cleaner:
--- Run the .zip from recovery while you're on your old rom and do a backup. Pick Backup from Main Menu
--- Run the .zip again from recovery after a superwipe+clean install of your new rom (before first boot)
--- Reboot
--- Do the setup and login @GMail
--- Reboot
--- Run .zip again from recovery and pick restore from Additional Scripts >> Run all scripts in one GO!
--- Reboot from Advanced Power Menu
--- Enjoy :D

As stated, there are more varieties you can use, but these two are most used by users on other devices.

I hope this answers your question... :D

I appreciate the help. I couldnt wrap my head around the process. This really helps!

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Another question. Is there a way to pick what we want to backup in the backup menu? Say i only want to backup sense launcher and nothing else, is that possible or does backup always backup everything listed in the op?
 

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I appreciate the help. I couldnt wrap my head around the process. This really helps!

---------- Post added at 10:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:08 AM ----------

Another question. Is there a way to pick what we want to backup in the backup menu? Say i only want to backup sense launcher and nothing else, is that possible or does backup always backup everything listed in the op?

Be sure to run the backup tool in recovery PRIOR to wiping and flashing your rom. You will need to use the backup tool every time you want to update/flash a new rom because after the backups install they are deleted.
The backup tool backs up all User apps, if you wanted to backup sense Launcher solely you'd have to use tb or mybackup pro. And remember it doesn't backup any data at all so one of those apps are necessary still
 

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I appreciate the help. I couldnt wrap my head around the process. This really helps!

---------- Post added at 10:14 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:08 AM ----------

[/COLOR]Another question. Is there a way to pick what we want to backup in the backup menu? Say i only want to backup sense launcher and nothing else, is that possible or does backup always backup everything listed in the op?

Be sure to run the backup tool in recovery PRIOR to wiping and flashing your rom. You will need to use the backup tool every time you want to update/flash a new rom because after the backups install they are deleted.
The backup tool backs up all User apps, if you wanted to backup sense Launcher solely you'd have to use tb or mybackup pro. And remember it doesn't backup any data at all so one of those apps are necessary still

Now there is no possibility to choose what to backup (yet), as bancclif said, but there is actually a workaround so you can choose what to restore.

If you make a run the backup, a few TAR-files will be created in sdcard/ROMCleaner/Backup:

--- HTC_Launcher.TAR
--- WiFi_Backup.TAR
--- Android_Email.TAR
--- Accounts.TAR
--- BT_Backup.TAR

As you know, the backup has to be created on a running ROM. If you actuallu ran the backup feature, you can navigate to the /sdcard/ROMCleaner/backup folder and Delete the TAR files you don't want to have restored. If the restore feature is used, it will check if the TAR files are there and restore all TAR-files present.
If the TAR is not available, the script will skip the TAR-file and go on to the next one. Just fooling the script..... :D

The reason why I tell this, is that HTC Launcher backups/restores the layout including third party widgets. And that's a unique feature (not supported by any other backup app imho).

The apps will be backed up in /sdcard/ROMCleaner/Backup/data/app/. And for this it's the same: If there are apps you don't want to restore, just delete them before you wipe/flash new ROM.

Cheers!

Be sure to run the backup tool in recovery PRIOR to wiping and flashing your rom. You will need to use the backup tool every time you want to update/flash a new rom because after the backups install they are deleted.

The backup tool backs up all User apps, if you wanted to backup sense Launcher solely you'd have to use tb or mybackup pro. And remember it doesn't backup any data at all so one of those apps are necessary still

Actually, Backups will only be deleted when you run backup tool again. So basically you can use same backup several times... But, if you want to be sure you backup your latest apps and setting, you can choose to do it every new flash. :D

You may want to change the requirements to include TWRP recovery, as we don't have 4EXT or a working CWM on this device yet.

It'll stop a lot of questions about it in the thread. Just sayin'. :cowboy:

:cool:

Thanks for pointing that out!! I'll contact Patrics83 and ask him to change it in OP!
 
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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 or Holo HD it's all up to you!
    • ROM Cleaner CM-AOSP - Will let you to remove what's possible to remove from a already slimmed ROM and you will get the option to install a secondary launcher.
    • Fully compatible with Sense 4.0, 4.1, 4.5, CM, AOSP & AOKP 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
    ROM Cleaner Featured On XDA!!! Twice!

    Also read these nice articles!
    XDA Front Page!
    Pocketables!
    XDA Front Page!
    Evil-Dragon's Blog!
    The Gadgeteer!


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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 ;)


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    Important:

    - 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 ROMCleaner_vX.X.zip 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!



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    Code:
    [SIZE=2][COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.5+ FINAL2 - 2013-07-20[/B][/COLOR]
    
    
       -[B]Common[/B]
        *Bigger changelog then v2.50 :P
    
    
          ....Oh and new AROMA Installer v2.70B6
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    [COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.5 FINAL - 2013-03-11[/B][/COLOR]
    
    
       -[B]Common[/B]
        *All scripts are heavily modified.
         Now, ROM Cleaner will be able to mount external sd and internal sdcard
         External SDCARD will have first priority.
         If no external sdcard can be found, internal sdcard will be used.
        *Removed unused .sh scripts from the zip.
        *Removed the reboot/exit animation to speed up things a bit.
    
        *ROM Cleaner will now read from the ROMCleaner.log and based on the result, 
         print a status message in recovery. This method will be much more accurate. 
         And there's no more need to have the "test" line in the ROMCleaner_user.txt/NO-Sense_user.txt as before
        *If you have removed Setup Wizard and then perform a ROM update without wipe,
         ROM Cleaner will remove the Setup Wizard. This just to prevent black screen after dirty flash.
        *Added more logging code:
         List all apps in /system and /data before and after ROM Cleaner
    
       -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
        *Added "exit to recovery" option after "Backup Tool"
        *Removed some unnecessary files from Rosie backup script
        *Added more logging code:
         List all apps in /data/app before backup and after backup in ../ROMCleaner/Backup/data/app
     
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
        *Changed the lockscreen options menu. If you pick HTC Lockscreen, 
         HTC Lockscreen Shorcut Provider by itandy will be installed directly.
         If you pick AOSP lockscreen and then want to restore HTC Lockscreen again,
         the app will be uninstalled.
         Also the Lockscreen menu will always be available even if you have set AOSP LS before.
    
       -[B]Additional Scripts[/B]
        *If you try to run Settings Restorer before first boot you will get a warning
         Same is with "Run all scripts in one GO!"
    
       -[B]Updated all launchers[/B]
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    [COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.3 - 2013-01-01[/B][/COLOR]
    
       -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
        *Now you will be able to backup and restore 
         HTC Lockscreen Shortcut Provider (by itandy) app data
    
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
        *HTC Lockscreen Shortcut Provider app updated to v1.43
         This update fixes "Hide app title bug"
     
       -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
        *NOVA Launcher > v2.0
        *Holo Launcher HD > v2.0.1
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    [COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.2 - 2012-12-30[/B][/COLOR]
    
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (Sense)[/B]
        *Added more safe to remove apps
        
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
        *Added more safe to remove apps
    
       -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
        *APEX Launcher > v1.4.0
        *NOVA Launcher > v1.3.4
        *GO Launcher EX > v3.25
        *Holo Launcher HD > v2.0.0
    
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    [COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.1 - 2012-12-15[/B][/COLOR]
    
       -[B]Aroma[/B]
        *When you flash ROM Cleaner it will check if your sdcard is mounted correctly, 
         if not you will be notified and sent back to recovery menu again.
    
       -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
        *Updated backup script for HTC Launcher and Accounts data 
         (Homescreen and accounts will now be backed up correctly even on JB)
    
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (Sense)[/B]
        *After some testing we found out how to reload HTC Sense widgets without clearing HTC Sense data (Restore the home screen)
         This script will be executed if you dirty flash ROM Cleaner
        *Added more safe to remove apps
        
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
        *Corrected missing "lock.prop" (It only happened if you flashed ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense) twice without ROM flash in between)
        *Changed NO-Sense launcher apk names in the zip so it will be easier for you to update them if needed
        *Added more safe to remove apps
    
       -[B]Additional Scripts Menu[/B]
        *If you try to run Settings Restorer before first boot you will get a warning
        *When you run secondboot installer widgets will be reloaded. (Now it's possible to install HTC widgets without clearing HTC Sense data)
    
       -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
        *APEX Launcher v1.3.2 > v1.3.5
        *NOVA Launcher v1.3.2 > v1.3.4
        *GO Launcher EX v3.17 > v3.23
        *Holo Launcher HD v1.0.6 > v1.0.8
    
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    [COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v2.0 - 2012-10-26[/B][/COLOR]
    
       -[B]Common[/B]
        *AROMA binary updated to v2.56 and reverted again to v2.51 
         because of touch problems on the EVO 4G LTE
    
       -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
        *New method too calculate required space before attempting to backup applications.
    
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (Sense/NO-Sense)[/B]
        *Now ROM Cleaner will handle [B]odex[/B] files as well!
         This means you can use ROM Cleaner even on [B]stock HTC ROMs!!![/B] or odexed custom ROMs
        
        *If you try to flash ROM Cleaner without wipe or after first boot, 
         you will then get a warning and the option to clear HTC Sense data
    
       
       -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
        *APEX Launcher v1.3.1 > v1.3.2
        *NOVA Launcher v1.3.1 > v1.3.2
        *GO Launcher EX v3.16 > v3.17
        *Holo Launcher HD v1.0.4 > v1.0.6
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    [COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v1.2 - 2012-10-01[/B][/COLOR]
    
       -[B]Common[/B]
        *All scripts should be even faster now :p
        *New cool reboot animation by MarckX
    
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
        *Thanks to [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=2536649"]itandy[/URL] and his "Lockscreen Shortcuts App" 
         you will now be able to use HTC Lockscreen with shortcuts!
        *Fixed PIN Security when using AOSP Lockscreen
       
        *Removed Holo Launcher from the launcher options
    
    
       -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
        *APEX Launcher v1.2.5 > v1.3.1
        *NOVA Launcher v1.2.2 > v1.3.1
        *Holo Launcher HD v1.0.3 > v1.0.4
        *GO Launcher EX v3.15 > v3.16
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    [COLOR="royalblue"][B]ROM Cleaner v1.1 - 2012-09-11[/B][/COLOR]
    
       -[B]AROMA[/B]
        *New AROMA v2.51 Binary
        *Some other minor adjustments
        *Folder structure will be built at start of ROM Cleaner AROMA UI
    
       -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
        *New menu which will let you to select what to backup
    
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (Sense/NO-Sense)[/B]
        *Added a lot of new apps based on user requests and tips
          Thanks [B]banccalif[/B] & [B]Kusanagi-sama[/B]
    
       -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
        *Holo Launcher v1.2.1 > v1.2.3
        *Holo Launcher HD v1.0.1 > v1.0.3
        *GO Launcher EX v3.12 > v3.15
    
    _______________________________________________________________________________
    
    
    [COLOR="royalblue"][B]Initial Release - 2012-08-14[/B][/COLOR]
    
       - ROM Cleaner v1.0 - AROMA
       
       - Supported ROMs at the moment
         
     * MeanROM ICS ROM
     * CleanROM BE ROM
             * OMJ's EVO LTE ROM
     * Viper4G ROMs
     
     By supported it means our app restoring script will 
     prevent old apps or double apps from being restored.
    
         Since this is our initial release we would appreciate all kinds of feedback.
         * Maybe we should include more removable apps?
         * Problems with backup/restore tools?
    
    
    [/SIZE]


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    ROM Cleaner v2.5+

    ROM Cleaner v2.5+ US-Mirror by bigdaddy619

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

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

    CM-AOSP_user.txt Use this together with ROM Cleaner (CM-ASOP)


    >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: TWRP Recovery or CWM Recovery
    Custom (deodexed) ROM. We are working on a version that will handle *.odex files as well. v2.0> will handle stock and odexed ROMs


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    Please feel free to use our banner made by craacK

    7pkgqyp

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    Thanks a lot for all donations :D

    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
    Xphoid x1 | rayford85 x1 | Simi007 x2 | z31s1g x1 | malybru x1 | HTC-Gunge x1 | Laurentius26 x1 | tossero x1
    jeryx x1 | mrdey x1 | Imex99 x1 | rib king x1 | Gandicela x1 | Zelmer x1





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    Special thanks to banccalif & bigdaddy619 for all the help with testing of ROM Cleaner!

    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.
    Special thanks goes to Whiskey103 for hosting my files.
    And of course to everyone who supports our work.
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    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!
    * Logs 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
    -*- Flash ROM Cleaner ZIP and AROMA UI will load. In main menu, press "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
    * If you disabled HTC lockscreen, an option to re-enable HTC lockscreen will appear 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

    Code:
    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:
    Code:
    [COLOR=Red]#[/COLOR]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!​



    Easy?
    Yes? Good because this is and should be easy ;)


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    I'll test!

    Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk 2

    Thanks but we have already tested it enough. :p

    ROM Cleaner v2.1 will be released within a few hours, just waiting for some new app names ;)

    EDIT: BTW, I work much faster if I can see the thanks meter increasing... :D

    EDIT2: That's what I'm talking about! :D Let's break the 5000 limit! Nah, just kidding :p

    Sent from my HTC One X
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    Update - ROM Cleaner v2.1

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    ROM Cleaner v2.1 - 2012-12-15

    Code:
       -[B]Aroma[/B]
        *When you flash ROM Cleaner it will check if your sdcard is mounted correctly, 
         if not you will be notified and sent back to recovery menu again.
    
       -[B]Backup Tool[/B]
        *Updated backup script for HTC Launcher and Accounts data 
         (Homescreen and accounts will now be backed up correctly even on JB)
    
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (Sense)[/B]
        *After some testing we found out how to reload HTC Sense widgets without clearing HTC Sense data (Restore the home screen)
         This script will be executed if you dirty flash ROM Cleaner
        *Added more safe to remove apps
        
       -[B]ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense)[/B]
        *Corrected missing "lock.prop" (It only happened if you flashed ROM Cleaner (NO-Sense) twice without ROM flash in between)
        *Changed NO-Sense launcher apk names in the zip so it will be easier for you to update them if needed
        *Added more safe to remove apps
    
       -[B]Additional Scripts Menu[/B]
        *If you try to run Settings Restorer before first boot you will get a warning
        *When you run secondboot installer widgets will be reloaded. (Now it's possible to install HTC widgets without clearing HTC Sense data)
    
       -[B]Updated launchers[/B]
        *APEX Launcher v1.3.2 > v1.3.5
        *NOVA Launcher v1.3.2 > v1.3.4
        *GO Launcher EX v3.17 > v3.23
        *Holo Launcher HD v1.0.6 > v1.0.8

    Oh and guys I forgot one small detail!

    Enjoy! :D
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    For anyone that uses Rom Cleaner's Non-Sense option and the HTC Lockscreen, check out this new app a fellow XDA'er came up with that allows you to have and assign four shortcuts again to the lockscreen. This just makes the Non-Sense version so much better!

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1874228

    From OneX thread :)

    For those who removed sense, but misses the lock screen shortcuts, try this.

    It works perfectly. :good:

    Say thanks to the developer.



    Mmmh this was a part of our surprise in v2.4 :D

    Edit: But previous versions of the app didn't work on all Sense 4.x ROMs.
    While we waited for a new version we found some other stuff in the scripts to improve and I can tell you this, all scripts are much faster now :)

    Sent from my HTC One X

    So v1.2 will have it included if you use HTC lockscreen and no-sense ;)

    Sent from my HTC One X
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