Shrink-A-OS by lyricidal
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BlackBerry Apps/Hybrids by lyricidal
To get all my latest Storm Tools in one:
Here is my Shrink-A-OS tool. It was made mainly for the 9530/9500, but it now will work on most other Blackberry devices.
You can always download the latest version at:
.ZIP .RAR or (EXE Only)<-[5.0 Files/Addding Languages won't work]
Current Version: V3.6
- Run Shrink-A-OS.exe from anywhere. (Vista/7 Users: Run as Admin)
- Browse for your most current OS install folder (not the Java or CDMA) OR place the Shrink-A-OS.exe in your CUrrent OS install folder
[For most users, it's in C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\]
[For 64-bit users, it's in C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\]
- Select what options you would like to remove.
- Click Shrink My OS!
- Launch Loader.exe to update your phone
~*NOTE: 5.0Files.cod/hebrew.cod/simpchinese.cod/tradchinese.cod must be in the same folder as Shrink-A-OS.exe for the Add 5.0 and add language features to work!*~
To Add A Language: Check the box beside the one(s) you want to add and click Shrink My OS. Make syre the files listed above are in the same folder as Shrink-A-OS.exe.
Any questions, feel free to post!
- Added 18.104.22.168 Alarm clock fix
- 5.0 Radio's (.140)
- 9500 164/22.214.171.124 radio
- confirmation before Add 5.0 files
- Updated 5.0Files.cod
- Removal of Visual Voicemail, Polish/Romanian, Platform-9500.alx
- Add support for radio swapping of other devices
- Fixed language additions
- More Games Removal/Minor fixes to Games PutItBack
- Added support for Gemini, Bold, Tour sample removal
V3.3 - Updated Shrink options to work with the newly released Tour 9630
V3.2 - Added the ability to add Chinese/Hebrew language to 9500/9530 installs
V3.1 - Fixes to Select All button, Added Default Themes shrink option for 4.5 (4.7 can't remove the default theme), Changed a few looks, Removed some Redundant code
v3.0.3 - Added Swap My Radio button to avoid confusion
V3.0.2 - Fixed issue with ringtone shrink some users were having, fixed MsgBox on start-up if you had in the Shrink Dir box checked + 9530 .151 Radio
V3.0.1 - Added size of Java folder before/after the shrink
v3.0 - Fixes to the Put It Back option + other - added 5.0 files option as well as radio swap within the shrink for both 9530/9500 - RIP Swap-A-Radio
V2.9 - Minor fixes, added some other stuff to shrink - added .148 Quick Launch Fix
V2.8 - Changed the fixes over to checkboxes for easier usage - they should all now work 100%, added FAQ page - in the works
V2.7 - Added more language support, fixed Custom Dictionary option, now remembers your previous settings, now deletes .ALX's aswell
V2.6 - Quick Launch Fix fixed, other fixes
V2.5 - More fixes and added option to run Shrink-A-OS.exe in your Current OS install folder, Fix Quick Launch button, Fix Lock button
V2.3 - Bug fixes
V2.2 - Added progress bar and Put It back option
V2.1.1 - It now asks you if you want to choose Default Font when you click Select All
V2.1 - MMS Fix fixed
V2.0 - Added Browse button, fixed many of the errors people were having when files existed, it will also auto-save your last install folder
V1.3.7 - Auto-deletes Vendor.xml now when you click Shrink for easy install, Asian and Russian languages are now keepable
V1.3.6 - Fixed a few errors I noticed after shrinking .122
V1.3.5 - GUI Created and updated
V1.3.4 - Added removal for Sim Card Capabilities and App Center
V1.3.3 - Added removal for Default Background Images, cleaned up wildcards that overlap
V1.3.2 - Added removal for UK English files, freeing up an additional ~1.6mb in the Java folder
V1.3.1 - Changed Voice Activated Dialing to an *exclude as per some requests, also added it to the remove all *'s option, reordered list
V1.3 - Fixed error people were having with some files not being moved. Should work all around better now! Added option 19 and task msgs
V1.2 - Default font, added event log viewer to 3rd removal option, minor fixes
V1.1 - Split up options into individual choices, minor fixes
Last edited by lyricidal; 08-07-2009 at 09:34 PM.
Wow. This is quality stuff.
Thanks, uploaded newer version 1.3 with various fixes and additions.
In your list #3, what un-needed files are you deleting? What did your available start at after the first battery pull and where are you at now?
Originally Posted by lyricidal
Forgive my ignorance but how do you work this .rar file? Does it install on your pc?
rar is the same as zip, you have to unzip it after you download it
How do I associate it with something that unzips apps?
Has anyone tried this yet? It seems like a great idea, but I wanna know more before I try it. How do I leave facebook alone if I use this app?
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