Turning RUU into de-odexed ROM


I am going to write this post to show how easy, yet time-consuming, converting an RUU into a custom, de-odexed ROM can be as long as you can follow directions. I am doing this to hopefully help with development of ROMs for people who may be a bit intimidated on doing this. Before you start, you’ll need:

  1. A Windows installation
  2. VirtualBox installed in Windows
  3. Ubuntu 10.04 (at least) installed in VirtualBox
  4. dsixda’s Android Kitchen set up properly in Ubuntu
  5. Java JDK installed in Ubuntu (Search openjdk in Synaptic Package Manager)
  6. No fear of taking your time with this

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VMWare View 4: Repurpose an old PC. The right way.


We have been evaluating VMWare View 4 in our organization and have really been liking it. I went through the article to convert an ordinary PC into a thin client which worked well, but there was something missing and it wasn’t quite perfect. I’ll detail the process I took in this article.

The first thing I did was to build a basic Windows XP Pro image on an old IBM desktop I had. I only installed the basics, as in all Windows updates, the VMWare View 4 client, and anti-virus. Now the fun stuff. I created a folder in the root of the C:\ drive called “BatchFiles”. This is where I placed several More >

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