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A Beginner's Guide to Cooking for the i900

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Hi Friends,

I've been planning to release some sort of a beginner's guide to rom cooking, ever since I started reading up on the topic (and cooking my own roms, of course).

Here's a guide on cooking with Visual Kitchen which I've put together, hope it will be of help to all aspiring chefs :mellow: .

There's tons of resources here in Modaco - the search feature and Google are your best buddies if you need help. If you're stuck, feel free to post some questions here. Perhaps this thread can evolve into a general Q&A thread on the topic of cooking, where everyone can contribute their advice regardless of which kitchen they use.

More Tutorials (Highly recommended!)

Shokka's rom building guide

Sector's WM6.5 cooking guide

Vistang Visual Kitchen thread Lots of tips and tricks <_<

Build Sources:

DFT

Da_G

xbeta

Credits:

My heartfelt thanks to the following groups of people:

Paul - for modaco.com and fantastic support for chefs

Vistang – For his wonderful Visual Kitchen

Ryrzy – for introducing Visual Kitchen to Modaco

bepe - Platform Rebuilder, the engine behind VK

pako777 – No i900 EXEcutor, no roms!

Shokka – For his introductory guide, an i900 rom master

Sector – For his guide on WM6.5 cooking

PaSSoA – Another recipe provider!

Jason8/ Racer7 - CAB Converter tool

sztupy - SYAKR Tool

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Ock__s_Guide_to_Rom_Cooking_for_i900.pdf

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EXT PACKAGES

M2Dv2

SoundTester

ShowcaseSuite

HTC Calculator

Nitrogen

ock black WM Dialer

Front Camera Photo taker

Opera Mini 5 beta

OmniaLite SmartConverter

OmniaLite Smart Memo

OmniaLitePhotoAlbum

Threaded email (added gmail and yahoo icons)

More coming soon <_<

FAQS:

"Failed to load cereg400.dll" error in Visual Kitchen

-copy msvcr71.dll into the tools folder

Internet Explorer "Cannot download blank" error

- missing Metadata folder in SYS

No "tap to view" in lockscreen notifications

- missing CHome

Sleep bug

- Try removing SRSWOW if you've cooked it as an EXT

MediaPlayer/ Video Camera Error

- Remember to Recmod your files

- 235xx builds have a "MLU" service that may interfere with video recording. Set the following to disable it.

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Services\MLUService]

"Enabled"=dword:0

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hi ock!

great job with this topic :mellow: it should be pinned in my opinion, so it doesn't get lost among all the others..

maybe i finally try some cooking.. i don't know anything about programing but i still may give it a try, some day...

keep them up bro, you're the CHEF <_<

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Thanks Chef ock <_<

really hope to cook my own functional rom one day

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thanks ock, you are awesome

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thanks it should be sticky

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Its about time master. Tnx wasn't expecting u to start this coz i knw u r bz enough with all the new builds and roms 4 us rom hungers <_< Nice to c u took some time out to help us who fantasize making own roms. By the way ur rltoday is gr8, some more modifications can make it even better. Take care chef.

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Hi all!

Thank you Ock for this fantastic guide (sorry for my bad english, i'm italian!<_<)!. I've a problem when i try convert a few modules whit your file . bat...

problemue.jpg

Hve you some idea?:mellow:

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I 'm back to start!<_<

...but when i extract you package, OEM folder and 25007 folder, i haven't a folder naled 25007 in SYS and ROM, but 23637!

mmm... I believe that my mistake are in structure folders...

Firts, i create a convenient folder... E:\cucinabase... here i extract your package...OEM and 25007...

immagine1ul.jpg

i try another mode...i create a convenient folder and here i download .zip file...after, i extract package OEM and 25007...

immagineyf.jpg

but NO WORK!:mellow: Any idea?:( Tnk 1000!:D

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Hi all!

Thank you Ock for this fantastic guide (sorry for my bad english, i'm italian!<_<)!. I've a problem when i try convert a few modules whit your file . bat...

problemue.jpg

Hve you some idea?:mellow:

From Google: "Impossible to find the specified precursor"

Seems you have missing SYS files, try unzipping my 22004 SYS to the base of the kitchen

I 'm back to start!:(

...but when i extract you package, OEM folder and 25007 folder, i haven't a folder naled 25007 in SYS and ROM, but 23637!

mmm... I believe that my mistake are in structure folders...

Firts, i create a convenient folder... E:\cucinabase... here i extract your package...OEM and 25007...

i try another mode...i create a convenient folder and here i download .zip file...after, i extract package OEM and 25007...

but NO WORK!:D Any idea?:D Tnk 1000!B)

Aha, yup you just need to move and rename some folders.

Firstly cut and paste the OEM folder inside DXID OEM into the base of your kitchen. There should be a empty OEM folder there, overwrite it.

Next, from the 25007 folder, move both ROM and SYS folders to the base of your kitchen, overwriting the existing ones.

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From Google: "Impossible to find the specified precursor"

Yes, I understood only this, but not because:D when i back from my job i try your additional advice!<_<

Tnk, Pwnrdz

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ok ok... i encrase my skill from newbie to newbie ++ <_< i create my first cocked ROM!:mellow: ok... now stop the joke!:( I want create my theme... erase usless theme... my personal skin... and...set as like me Titanium, and some program... i must use register key for this last point?:D tnk 1000000!:D

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Well done! Now I just have to build up courage to do it!

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after trying this kitchen I still have the welcome head issue ( stuck at orange picture )

I cooked a new rom with

1- clean OEM

2- sys 23542 and 21893

3- recmod OK

4- EXT packages are clean

5- no FTUOCHSL driver

I have on my computer

.net framework 3.5 , 1.1 , 2.0 sp2 , 3.0 sp2 , 3.5 sp1

and java

any thing missing

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ok ok... i encrase my skill from newbie to newbie ++ :mellow: i create my first cocked ROM!:( ok... now stop the joke!:D I want create my theme... erase usless theme... my personal skin... and...set as like me Titanium, and some program... i must use register key for this last point?:D tnk 1000000!B)

Try this guide by magi1984

Well done! Now I just have to build up courage to do it!

Just read up a bit more, takes a bit of guts to flash your first rom though! <_<

after trying this kitchen I still have the welcome head issue ( stuck at orange picture )

I cooked a new rom with

1- clean OEM

2- sys 23542 and 21893

3- recmod OK

4- EXT packages are clean

5- no FTUOCHSL driver

I have on my computer

.net framework 3.5 , 1.1 , 2.0 sp2 , 3.0 sp2 , 3.5 sp1

and java

any thing missing

Do you get your SYS from the Visual Kitchen thread? If not, try one of the builds from there.

And try building without the EXT to see if it works. All the best!

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Great guide for us newbies but I unfortunately encounter problems.

No matter what I do, I always get when building, this log:

Welcome to vis.tang produced Visual kitchen ,MSN:[email protected] Mail: [email protected]

Donate paypal: [email protected]

PLATFORMREBUILDER	Copyright (c) 2008-2009 bepe	Feb 15 2009 22:53:49


Building for old kernel!

Build:  Premium

Locale: 0409


Preparing release structure...

... done!


Collecting standard packages and initializing hives...

 XIP:   5 packages

 IMG:  10 packages


Error: 0x8000000a

 'initflashfiles.dat' does not exist in the specified paths!



ERROR! platformrebuilder (errorlevel: 1)

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Do you get your SYS from the Visual Kitchen thread? If not, try one of the builds from there.

And try building without the EXT to see if it works. All the best!

yes of course ( about the sys)

no It didnt work ( about the EXT )

my OEM is clean ( original oem )

and I have another OEM edited by sykar

still stuck at welcome head

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Great guide for us newbies but I unfortunately encounter problems.

No matter what I do, I always get when building, this log:

Welcome to vis.tang produced Visual kitchen ,MSN:[email protected] Mail: [email protected]

Donate paypal: [email protected]

PLATFORMREBUILDER	Copyright (c) 2008-2009 bepe	Feb 15 2009 22:53:49


Building for old kernel!

Build:  Premium

Locale: 0409


Preparing release structure...

... done!


Collecting standard packages and initializing hives...

 XIP:   5 packages

 IMG:  10 packages


Error: 0x8000000a

 'initflashfiles.dat' does not exist in the specified paths!

ERROR! platformrebuilder (errorlevel: 1)

check intiflashfiles.dat in the oem in the oem_lang_0409 folder

edit : the roms are working now ( removed manila theme )

Edited by magawa
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OCK, is that possible for u to share us ur ingredient for ur ROM?because I just wan to modify some outlook or theme base on ur great ROM.lol lol

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Hi ock,

first of all thanks for your efforts for publishing the essence of rom cooking!

I have though a question - maybe I did not recognize something. But, how to test cooked roms before falshing & bricking THE OMNIA....? :P

Thanks,

Árgyélus

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Hi,

I want to learn to cook ROM just because I want to put Theft Alert

Do you have a document that just tells how to recook or add an application that we want?

So we will not do all steps and help us to avoid error that might brick the phone?

Thanks really appreciate your response.

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OCK, is that possible for u to share us ur ingredient for ur ROM?because I just wan to modify some outlook or theme base on ur great ROM.lol lol

Need to tidy up lots of stuff first... it's quite messy atm. :(

Hi ock,

first of all thanks for your efforts for publishing the essence of rom cooking!

I have though a question - maybe I did not recognize something. But, how to test cooked roms before falshing & bricking THE OMNIA....? :P

Thanks,

Árgyélus

Don't think there's any other way. Read up some more guides to learn more about roms, or maybe you can wait for my kitchen package :(

Hi,

I want to learn to cook ROM just because I want to put Theft Alert

Do you have a document that just tells how to recook or add an application that we want?

So we will not do all steps and help us to avoid error that might brick the phone?

Thanks really appreciate your response.

It won't be possible to recook a rom, do you hard reset your phone very often?

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Need to tidy up lots of stuff first... it's quite messy atm. :(

Don't think there's any other way. Read up some more guides to learn more about roms, or maybe you can wait for my kitchen package :P

It won't be possible to recook a rom, do you hard reset your phone very often?

Not really, I just reflash and tried some other roms. If I am not satisfied I used SPB backup to restore it.

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Need to tidy up lots of stuff first... it's quite messy atm. :(

Don't think there's any other way. Read up some more guides to learn more about roms, or maybe you can wait for my kitchen package :(

It won't be possible to recook a rom, do you hard reset your phone very often?

I'm interested in both! :P

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I'm interested in both! :P

Updated second post with some EXT packages while I'm still tidying up the rest of my kitchen :(

Remember to put these into another subfolder inside EXT

e.g. MYKITCHEN\EXT\GOODIES\Soundtester

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