I'm trying to change a few some system apps in an already working custom rom (Lewa Os - CM7 derived) and my device is an Acer Liquid Metal)

Lewa Os is a chinese rom that I've translated thanks to the help of other guys in the forum to Italian.

So I want to repack the rom with all the new Italian files (framework-res.apk, phone.apk and so on).

I've used xda's kitchen (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=633246) and following all the simple wizard (I didn't modify a thing) I simply added with copy and paste the new apks in the folder and cooked the rom.

When I flash it the final result is a rom that has everything BUT the "new" apks.

What's wrong?

How can I find it out?

  • You should mention the Device so that people understand better. Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 22:37
  • Device added: thx!
    – Pitto
    Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 22:39

2 Answers 2


If just for your phone - you can simply put files manually via root explorer, reset permissions and reboot.

  • I know this but I want to cook a rom for the other to install easily :)
    – Pitto
    Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 20:43
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    I've already prepared a zip that can be flashed without problems but I'll love to have a single rom to flash.
    – Pitto
    Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 20:44

Place you apks in system/app/
framework-res.apk goes into system/framework/
Remove those apks which yours' are replacing. Now you can use the kitchen to cook your rom and then flash away :)

Make sure that the apks don't have spaces in their filename. They should be flashed without issues.

  • I'm trying it right now! The only thing I didn't do was removing the files (I just overwrote) but I am gonna do this now. Other options? I can choose simply "Lazy mode" from the kitchen? Thx! :)
    – Pitto
    Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 22:05
  • You don't need the kitchen if you're not using any of the options. You could just zip up the boot.img system META-INF with normal compression. Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 22:19
  • No luck :( Here's the log: pastebin.com/CS7ADW0C
    – Pitto
    Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 22:19
  • Ah! So I just unzip / rezip? I'll do it now.
    – Pitto
    Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 22:20
  • No way :'( I really don't know what could be. If I prepare a single zip file with the apks in it is perfect. If I make a complete rom it won't work. :(
    – Pitto
    Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 22:25

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