[SCRIPT] Widget Scanner v1.1 AROMA | Reload HTC Widget List | For All Sense 4.x ROMs

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Patrics83

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Widget Scanner


What it is?


Most of you have heard about ROM Cleaner, it's been released for 10 different devices most of them are HTC devices.

The biggest problem we have been facing with HTC devices is when we remove system apps from the device it will in most cases result in a incomplete widget list and the only way to bring them back is to clear HTC Sense data.
By doing so we are forcing HTC Sense to reload our widgets.

Of course this method works perfectly but since your home screen will be restored to default it's a real pain to recreate all your shortcuts and widgets on the home screen.

With "Widget Scanner" we are now able to force HTC Sense to reload the widgets without clearing anything at all!​


When to use it?



  • If you are missing widgets, even if you didn't remove them.
  • If you have been flashing a mod that resulted in missing widgets.
  • If you have been removing HTC Sense apps after the initial boot process.
  • If your widgets for a "unknown" reason just disappeared.
  • If you have been restoring/installing HTC widgets.


How to use it?



  • Download "Widget Scanner" and copy the zip to your sdcard.
  • Reboot into recovery and flash it just like a ROM.
  • Follow the instructions in the AROMA Installer.
  • When done, Reboot.

Graphical Step by Step:


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Download




Featured on XDA and Redmond Pie


Developers: If you want to use this in your ROM or in a mod. Just PM me before you do so...
 
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Brilliant modification :good:
I was very sad to see all my widgets gone after last rom. But after I flashed Widget Scanner they were all back :)
Thanks for magnificent work ;)
Very brilliant idea indeed. Thanks very much for this. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
great work
will be where usefull
:good::good::good:
You are the man.
Saves a lot of time figuring where did our widgets stroll from our sense launcher.
Thank you very much. :)
Awesome idea buddy ... This is Android developement!
Great work. Thanks! :)
Great tool! :)
This is absolutely brilliant. Such an awesome idea and way :D :thumbup:
 
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Hi mate, nice to see you here as well :D
Congrats mate, I hope lots of users and devs will use this, as it is something that should be available in every Sense Rom imho. Fingers crossed for ppl picking up this really nice and useful finding. :D
 
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Hi mate, nice to see you here as well :D
Congrats mate, I hope lots of users and devs will use this, as it is something that should be available in every Sense Rom imho. Fingers crossed for ppl picking this really nice finding up. :D

Thanks my friend!

I'm pretty sure they will ;)

Sent from my HTC One X
 
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Update - Widget Scanner v1.1

Just some minor changes to make debugging easier (if needed that is :p)

After you have used widget scanner successfully, the power menu will load right away.

(A small description for how to add this script in to a ROM can be found in the aroma-config)

Enjoy! :D
 
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Appreciated

I Must say, this would of been useful for me back when I had my samsung captivate and was always looking for a new Rom weekly, Now that I have my GNote..well I stick with Panaroid Android Rom..although we still have some bugs I rarely flash another Rom. Still, THANK YOUUUU a million times for this. Im sure someone will find it helpful in their journey to flashing zips.
 
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I Must say, this would of been useful for me back when I had my samsung captivate and was always looking for a new Rom weekly, Now that I have my GNote..well I stick with Panaroid Android Rom..although we still have some bugs I rarely flash another Rom. Still, THANK YOUUUU a million times for this. Im sure someone will find it helpful in their journey to flashing zips.

You're welcome :D

But, it can be useful as well when you only use one Rom that has (many) updates, so you can "dirty" flash without having to setup your homescreen.

Besides that, widgetscanner can easily be used by ROMdevs to integrate it in their rom(s). Some of them have gotten Patrics83's permission and they're actually started using it already :cool:
 
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To all reading this:

Wishing you all the best for 2013 and beyond in good health, happiness, prosperity and lots of flashing pleasure.


 
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Sv: [SCRIPT] Widget Scanner v1.1 AROMA | Reload HTC Widget List | For All Sense 4.x R

Will be trying this later today. Looking good!

Cool :)

Just make sure you know when to use it ;)

When to use it?



  • If you are missing widgets, even if you didn't remove them.
  • If you have been flashing a mod that resulted in missing widgets.
  • If you have been removing HTC Sense apps after the initial boot process.
  • If your widgets for a "unknown" reason just disappeared.
  • If you have been restoring/installing HTC widgets.

So if you wanna see if it works, you can simply remove a HTC widget, reboot and check if it's gone. Then restore the widget again, set permissions and reboot.
The widget will not show up in the widget list, but after widget scanner it will ;)

Sent from my HTC One X
 
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    Widget Scanner


    What it is?


    Most of you have heard about ROM Cleaner, it's been released for 10 different devices most of them are HTC devices.

    The biggest problem we have been facing with HTC devices is when we remove system apps from the device it will in most cases result in a incomplete widget list and the only way to bring them back is to clear HTC Sense data.
    By doing so we are forcing HTC Sense to reload our widgets.

    Of course this method works perfectly but since your home screen will be restored to default it's a real pain to recreate all your shortcuts and widgets on the home screen.

    With "Widget Scanner" we are now able to force HTC Sense to reload the widgets without clearing anything at all!​


    When to use it?



    • If you are missing widgets, even if you didn't remove them.
    • If you have been flashing a mod that resulted in missing widgets.
    • If you have been removing HTC Sense apps after the initial boot process.
    • If your widgets for a "unknown" reason just disappeared.
    • If you have been restoring/installing HTC widgets.


    How to use it?



    • Download "Widget Scanner" and copy the zip to your sdcard.
    • Reboot into recovery and flash it just like a ROM.
    • Follow the instructions in the AROMA Installer.
    • When done, Reboot.

    Graphical Step by Step:


    3_desireHD2012-12-26_14-19-03.png
    4_desireHD2012-12-26_14-19-57.png
    5_desireHD2012-12-26_14-20-30.png
    6_desireHD2012-12-26_14-22-15.png
    7_desireHD2012-12-26_14-22-39.png



    Download




    Featured on XDA and Redmond Pie


    Developers: If you want to use this in your ROM or in a mod. Just PM me before you do so...
    4
    User Feedback


    Brilliant modification :good:
    I was very sad to see all my widgets gone after last rom. But after I flashed Widget Scanner they were all back :)
    Thanks for magnificent work ;)
    Very brilliant idea indeed. Thanks very much for this. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    great work
    will be where usefull
    :good::good::good:
    You are the man.
    Saves a lot of time figuring where did our widgets stroll from our sense launcher.
    Thank you very much. :)
    Awesome idea buddy ... This is Android developement!
    Great work. Thanks! :)
    Great tool! :)
    This is absolutely brilliant. Such an awesome idea and way :D :thumbup:
    2
    Looks Ideal, will give it a try on my One S! & will report back! ;)
    2
    sounds a great mod. devastating that its sense only hope someone can do the same for touchwiz/samsung
    2
    Great !!!

    Just used it, works perfectly (rom: Venom ViperX 3.2.3).
    Thank you !!!!
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