I know a lot of you out there are big ROM users and entrenched in the Android community. In the past we haven’t covered much news on that side of the fence but now, we’re ramping our coverage and this sort of stuff and our resident flashaholic Alexander Maxham will have all the latest and greatest to come out of development land! Myself, I’ve been running ROMs ever since I first got my HTC Desire back in 2010 – getting rid of Sense was a breath of fresh air and ever since then I’ve been hooked. One of the biggest things to come out of the development scene in recent years is the AROMA installer script. For those of you not familiar with AROMA it creates a sort of installer wizard, not unlike installers on Windows, that will allow you to choose different options and settings before you install a ROM. This is immensely useful as it not only allows developers the pleasure of releasing one ZIP instead of five or six but it also cuts down on hosting costs and adds an extra dash of customization to the mix.
It’s been difficult however, to get the script up and running on a range of devices due to hardware issues however, thanks to the genius agrabren over at XDA Developers this is to change. By updating the Input/Touchscreen handler, the script no longer needs calibrating, making it a lot easier for developers to bring AROMA to other devices. This is a much welcome shot in the arm of amarullz’s installer and it’ll also becoming to the AROMA File Manager, that lets you interact with files on your device straight from Recovery. All in all, it’s great to see this update and it should help to streamline how ROMs are released and reduce developer’s hosting footprints by quite a bit in the future.