[TOOL][BETA11][13/04/13] APK Swapper

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_Logie

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What? What is an APK Swapper?
Whenever you download a custom ROM file (from XDA Developers for example) it comes with apps, or APKs, preinstalled on it. Most of the time I find myself removing a few .APKs from ROM files because I simply don't want them there. I got bored of installing the ROM and then removing all of the .APKs via ROM Manager, so I wrote this app to make the process a lot easier. So hopefully some of you find it useful also.

What do I need to run this app?
Everything comes inside the .ZIP file that is for download. Just extract that .ZIP to wherever you want and you can run the program from there. The .ZIP contains; the main .EXE program, a command line version of 7Zip so we can unzip the ROM files to work with and there is a libs folder for the shell I use to run the command line 7Zip.

Enough! I want the download!
Ok ok, here you go. Enjoy! - Mod Edit: link removed.

I've found a bug! What do I do?
Keep calm and report it! You can report it either on this thread, or on my blog (link in the app) or on Xbox360ISO in the Coding Corner. Bug reports will be taken seriously and fixed when I have the time. Always keep up to date with the latest release to avoid disappointment!

Changelog
13/04/2013
Beta 11
Fixed : Bug where some ROMs would never extract (due to whitespace in results).

19/01/2013
Beta 10
Fixed : Bug where the ROM never extracted. Embarrassing.
Updated : Slight bit of butter added to the extraction process, should be quicker now. Slightly.


26/10/2012
Beta 9
Fixed : Bug where the APK name did not show in the list box
Updated : Few codee changes to improve performance. Butter.


27/08/2012
Beta 8
Fixed : When dropping an APK it lists the size in bytes instead of MB.
Fixed : Bug where you could drop an APK without a ROM loaded.
Fixed : Bug where the app didn't detect if the file was loaded. I dun goofed.


25/08/2012
Beta 7
Added : Now checks if the ROM is a custom ROM or a stock ROM.
Added : Size now lists as MB instead of bytes.
Fixed : Sorting by size in the ROM information list.


06/08/2012
Beta 6
Fixed : Bug where it would list all folders and files in the program folder if loading a ROM file from the program folder.

27/07/2012
Beta 5
Added : AutoAdd script. Instructions are inside the config.ini file.
Added : Log box at the bottom of the app. Removes lots of message box notifications.
Updated : Small UI changes to cover the new log box.
Updated : Some behind-the-scenes butter.
Removed : Lots of message box notifications. Some still remain however.


27/06/2012
Beta 4
Added : AutoDelete script. Instructions are inside the config.ini file.
Added : Lists ROM information at the bottom of the UI.
Added : Status label.
Added : APK Counter.
Updated : Small UI changes to include the new elements.
Updated : Some speed impovements
Fixed : A bug where it wouldn’t let the user create a .ZIP ROM file.


24/06/2012
Beta 3
Removed : All links for a warez forum that was added in the app. Not intentionally, of course. It's just my base forum where I'm always on.

04/04/2012
Beta 2
Added : Can inject multiple .APKs at once (via drag and drop on the blue box or through the listbox context menu)
Added : Can extract multiple .APKs at once
Added : Can delete multiple .APKs at once
Updated : Listbox automatically resorts itself after injection of .APKs


27/03/2012
Beta 1
Initial BETA release
 
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medicjunKie

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I would lol and i do want to change/swap some apks in my current rom
but right now i don't have time for the whole backup and flashing process lol

But i will try ;)
 
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ngh55

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Mmmhh, what is the advantage against just unzipping a ROM, deleting all the things you don't need and zip it again? even easier, open the zip and delete every apk you don't want directly?
 
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_Logie

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Mmmhh, what is the advantage against just unzipping a ROM, deleting all the things you don't need and zip it again? even easier, open the zip and delete every apk you don't want directly?
Yep that's it basically :) Just an app I wanted to work on. Always good to have a few projects going. No real advantage, there's just an app that can help do it now.
 
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_Logie

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Ill have to check in to the .APK info and see what's in the header and content and see what I can do :) Appreciate the feedback! Thanks!

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I don't know if its possible, but I always have difficulties identifying which apk to delete and have to check in on the phone, because I sometimes need to see the apk icon to know.

It would be worth using it if it showed (like when browsing in root explorer) but i am not sure if this can be done on windows.

Fot the time being I just think its faster and simpler to multiselect on a zip and then delete the ones I don't want.

keep up the work :)
 

pclev99

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Ok you got my attention and I am bored I will give your tool a go looks like it will be useful for a flask junky like my self well done BTW
 

_Logie

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Jaggyjags I'm almost 100% there is an icon.png inside the .APK file somewhere so I could extract thar also and maybe pop it in the list, nice suggestion!

Flash junkies always like some tools, regardless of what they do :p.

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