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    Default removing apps from CFWs *UPDATE 0.1.4 + GUI Tool

    Here is a new version with a gui

    Read instructions howto remove apps, you should be able to use the GUI - it should be selfexplained

    Follow this Howto (example on quickoffice), to remove your unwanted apps:

    Step 1:

    Download Nokia Editor from PNHT or similar to extract core and rofs2 FW-Files.
    I used Nokia Editor Beta5 and created a path: "C:\CFW\NokiaEditor Beta5"
    Extract my cleaner-1.0.0-BETA.rar to this path:




    Step 2:

    Open your FW-Core file and extract it (KEEP IN MIND YOU STILL CAN'T REPACK IT):




    Step 3:

    After extraction rename rofs2 folder to core (or similar):




    Step 4:

    Look under core\system\install here you see all preinstalled apps (they are *.sis-files, which are stubs and holding the files belonging to the specified app):




    Step 5:

    Open cmd and switch path to my cleaner folder:




    Step 6:

    run cleaner.exe --core <path-to-core> --rofs2 <path-to-rofs2> --sis-stub <path-to-sis-stub>
    (NOTE: type cleaner.exe -h for help-screen)
    If this tool does behave anyway unwated please add --debug=debug.log as parameter and upload the debug.log file so I can see what was going wrong:




    Step 7:

    wait till the tool finished it's work




    Step 8:

    Repack rofs2 and flash your FW - HAVE FUN


    *UPDATE:
    cleaner-0.1.4:
    -bugfix (sis-stubs found in patchsets or stubs will be ignored by not writeable core)
    if they are created they are leading sometimes to a broken app-manager in CFW
    It is impossible to install / deinstall any apps
    -Added quickoffice-patchset -> sis-stub gave problems to my cfw by reinstalling a "good" version
    cleaner-0.1.3:
    -bugfix for using the gui
    -included patchsets for some apps (see patchsets folder)
    cleaner-0.1.2:
    -included patchset functionality
    -small bugfixes
    -cleaner-gui (THX to one of my best friends)
    -error handling
    cleaner-1.0.1-BETA:
    -small bugfix to find all files belonging to a sis-stub (THX to pdr for giving me this hint)
    cleaner-1.0.0-BETA:
    -finished all functions needed to remove apps
    cleaner-001-alpha:
    -small fix which should find the files better (a.e. vlingo had problems with first version)



    Actual Development:
    -Complete rewrite in C++ (will have much cleaner code)
    -rofs3 editing
    -output-folder


    If someone want to create a patchset:

    Create a file *.ps and include the files which should be removed / dummied out:

    a.e.:

    z:\resource\private\xyzapp\2743893.rsc
    z:\resource\xyzapp.mif
    z:\xyzapp.r*

    Wildcards only supported at end of file.

    Alternate Download-link (0.1.4):

    Cleaner 0.1.4

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    Default Re: removing apps from CFWs

    Mate thanks for the great app , didnt test it yet , but i didnt understand well , so this cleaner should be placed in z:/resource and after flashing am gonna see all the preinstalled apps on the device and its possible to delet them ?

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    Default Re: removing apps from CFWs

    i also didnt understand anything

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    Default Re: removing apps from CFWs

    I didnt understand anything either., but i guess its worth an explanation.

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    Default Re: removing apps from CFWs

    Well, as far as I can explain, that is a tool to remove installed (stock) apps/options from the firmware so we can add our changes later. It's not for great use for now, since we can't repack the core firmware file, but when the PHNT guys manage that we'll be able to do infinitely things, such as removing the media player, that crappy games installed by default, and stuff like that, leaving us room to put new apps inside the core firmware. It'll be a huge step for us with this program already made, when the PHNT guys release a version that can extract the core file.

    Simple as that :P
    +1 for you mate, for the great initiative! ^^

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    Default Re: removing apps from CFWs

    Quote Originally Posted by mattkun
    Well, as far as I can explain, that is a tool to remove installed (stock) apps/options from the firmware so we can add our changes later. It's not for great use for now, since we can't repack the core firmware file, but when the PHNT guys manage that we'll be able to do infinitely things, such as removing the media player, that crappy games installed by default, and stuff like that, leaving us room to put new apps inside the core firmware. It'll be a huge step for us with this program already made, when the PHNT guys release a version that can extract the core file.

    Simple as that :P
    +1 for you mate, for the great initiative! ^^
    Yes you understand it - thats allt the tool is going to do.
    But even if we cant repack the core files its quite usefull rofs2 is written last so you can replace
    every file which is located in core by dummies and the app is "removed". just let the sis-stub as it is so the running firmware is able to overwrite the app again if you want to install your app again.

    Its working I allready tested it

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    Default Re: removing apps from CFWs

    so, can i Remove Boingo with it?

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    Default Re: removing apps from CFWs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mirko SRB
    so, can i Remove Boingo with it?
    Yes you can, but if you wait 1-2 Days, I'll implete the steps needed in my app so the removement of the apps will be automated.

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    Default Re: removing apps from CFWs

    last questions , i should place this file in z:/but where ? and its gonna do the job alone or i have to hex edit the files ? already asked this once but no answer . Iam not bitching but many times we ask things we never get an answer , people talk about something else , no hard feelings and thanks for the tutorial mate .

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    Default Re: removing apps from CFWs

    Quote Originally Posted by dist4rbed
    last questions , i should place this file in z:/but where ? and its gonna do the job alone or i have to hex edit the files ? already asked this once but no answer . Iam not bitching but many times we ask things we never get an answer , people talk about something else , no hard feelings and thanks for the tutorial mate .
    No. It's an app which you use under your pc to modify the FW for your needs.
    Please just be patient this was an very inital release, I'll implement the steps today and tomorrow (as I have time) and give detailed instructions (with screenshots) how to use it.


 
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