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Root Customizing a Rom?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hawkjm73, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. hawkjm73

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    I would like to gently customize a ROM for myself. I unzipped the latest one from XDA, and found subfolders much like those seen with ADB on a live phone. I want to do such thing as remove specific bloat apps, put in a Phone.apk with my own default caller pic, and a custom boot. It LOOKS like all I have to do is remove or replace the files, just as I would do in ADB, rezip the rom, and install. I assume I would zip with no compression. Is it really that simple?
     

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    Honestly, the easiest thing to do is install it then remove the apps with root explorer.
     
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    yea you can do that... and like said above just removing them from the rom already booted is easy
     
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    Cool, thanks. I know I can do it already booted, but there is just something rather satisfying about having it done before loading the ROM. :D
     
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    But it's so simple using a root explorer then just rebooting. Why bother with all the commands?
     
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    'Cause if I do it before I load the ROM, I can just bulk select and drag all the apps into a different folder. Basically, mouse is easier then finger.
     

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