Originally Posted by zeroibis
Something I was wondering. Why not just have users simply overwrite files such as framework-res.apk directly and then reboot.
I have done this on two different android phones and was thrown into a boot loop, was told it's dangerous to replace/edit framework files while the system is running. I noticed some of the comments in the thread you linked also complain of boot loops.
I would have to say it's safer to build and flash a flashable zip file.