1. adamhos's Avatar
    Way over my head but,
    if I want to put my preferred apps in a 'rom .zip' I download, can i.? Before I flash

    I know that's probably rom building 101, forgive my noobish question!

    is it just an apk file or is there more to it than that?


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    08-29-2012 03:54 PM
  2. clodfelterac's Avatar
    sure... youll need the com.app... (system/data)
    dont extract the zip... just open it (gedit/7zip), navigate to system/app, drag/drop the apks that you want into the zip... update zip if prompted...
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    08-29-2012 04:28 PM
  3. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Yes you can and yes it is just an APK.
    If the rom has a Data folder, you can figure it out. My roms usually have this folder in the rom already. If your rom doesn't have it, you can copy the folder and the appropriate lines from the installer (META-INF\com\google\android\updater-script) into another rom.

    Some apps do not like being placed in data/apps, some refuse to work from stem/apps.

    My advice is pull apart Harmonia and look at the folder structure and the installer structure.
    These are the lines that need to be added to the installer script
    package_extract_dir("data", "/data");
    set_perm_recursive(1000, 1000, 0771, 0644, "/data/app");
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    08-29-2012 04:38 PM
  4. adamhos's Avatar
    thanks for the quick response
    so if i save with appsaver, can i just drop those apk's to the data folder?
    08-29-2012 05:46 PM
  5. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Typically, yes.
    08-29-2012 09:54 PM