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Default [TUTORIAL]How To Make A Custom ROM

How to Make Your
Own Custom Rom? -
Part 1 : Setting Up
Dsixda's Android
So, Do you want to make a custom
rom or, mod one that is made
already? If your answer to this
question is yes then you are at the
right place. In this article I will help
you get started with setting up an
environment to make your own
custom roms or edit the ones that
are developed already. We are going
to take help of dsixda's Android
Kitchen Utility to help us in this task
and in this article I am going to help
you get started by guiding you
through the installation process of
Android Kitchen on your Personal
So, you might have the question in
your mind what exactly is Android
Kitchen and what does it do and
whom it is for? Continue reading to
know all this as well as to get
instructions on setting it up on your
What is Dsixda's Android Kitchen?
Android Kitchen is a tool/utility to
help beginners edit/modify/make (to
some extent) their own custom rom.
Use it and you will know how useful it
is for getting started with Android
Development .
What Does It Do?
Android kitchen has following
features/options to help you with the
task of moding or making your own
custom rom. With these options you
are definitely sure to make a simple
custom rom, if not a full-fledged one
even without no or very little
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Android Kitchen - by dsixda (xda-developers.com)
================================================== =========
Main Menu
1. Set up working folder from ROM
2. Add root permissions
3. Add BusyBox
4. Disable boot screen sounds
5. Add wireless tethering
6. Zipalign all *.apk files to optimize RAM usage
7. Change wipe status of ROM
8. Change name of ROM
9. Check update-script for errors
10. Show working folder information
Advanced Options
11 - Deodex files in your ROM
12 - Add task killer tweak for speed (stock ROM only)
13 - Add /data/app functionality
14 - Add Nano text editor + sysro/sysrw
15 - Add Bash (command shell)
16 - Add Apps2SD
17 - Add /etc/init.d scripts support (busybox run-parts)
18 - Add custom boot animation functionality
19 - Porting tools (experimental)
20 - Tools for boot image (unpack/re-pack/etc.)
21 - Unpack data.img
22 - Sign APK or ZIP file(s)
23 - Convert update-script or updater-script
24 - Miscellaneous optins / Plugin scripts
99. Build ROM from working folder
00. About/Update kitchen
x. Exit
Who it if for? It is for all :
Those who are brand new
to creating custom ROMs
and want an easy place to
start learning.
Those who just want to
modify shipped ROMs or
someone else's custom
ROMs to their liking.
Those who are confused
by all those scripts and
complex commands
required for building and
So, are you one of the above? If your
answer is Yes, then setup android
kitchen on your PC. For that, you will
first need to have latest Java JDK and
Cygwin installed on your PC.
Download all the necessary files from
below before we get started.
Download Java JDK 7u2 :
Latest Java Development
Kit at the time of writing.
You can download most
recent version here .
Cygwin_Packages.zip :
Cygwin packages with
setup file for offline
installation. The Cygwin
tools are ports of the
popular GNU
development tools for
Microsoft Windows. For
more info on Cygwin read
here .
Download Latest Android
Kitchen Version 0.185 :
Latest android kitchen at
the time of writing. You
can look for a much
recent version at dsixda's
So, once you have got the required
files. Follow the steps below carefully
to setup Android Kitchen on your PC.
Want more details? Watch this video I
did on installing Android Kitchen on
Windows PC.
1. Install latest Java JDK. It's pretty
simple just follow the instructions
and you are done.
2. Download and Extract Cygwin
Packages and Android Kitchen on
your desktop or somewhere easy to
3. Once extracted go through
kitchen_readme.txt and you will get
an overview of how to setup the
4. To begin, install Cygwin first. So,
run setup.exe from the extracted
files and go through the installation
5. Run Cygwin.exe once and it will
create a folder with your username
on /home/ directory.
6. Navigate to the folder where you
installed Cygwin and go inside .../
home// folder.
7. Copy the extracted kitchen folder
to this location.
8. Once copied, rename it to kitchen
(type all letters in lower case for
Linux is case sensitive).
9. Run Cygwin.exe and navigate to
kitchen folder. for that simply type
the command cd kitchen and press
10. Once inside kitchen folder, type ./
menu to run android kitchen. Note:
if you get a permission denied error
then type chmod +x menu or chmod
777 menu in Cygwin command line
utility first and then only run the
command ./menu .
11. You will be presented with the
Android Kitchen menu seen above.
Use these options and get started.
That's all. You have successfully
installed android kitchen on your PC.
Though this is originally meant for
only HTC based roms some of it's
features will come handy for
modding Samsung Roms too. Please
note that because of the same reason
all the functions/features of Android
Kitchen may not work for you. Also, if
you have any questions regarding
dsixda's android kitchen then read
through the FAQs at the original
thread post on xda-forums . Also,
make sure you thank dsixda for this
awesome tool, if you find it handy.

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