A Complete Method To Install/Setup Cygwin Android Kitchen On Your Windows PC

Well! If you are a android user and fond of using custom ROMs & Recovery on your device, then this article might be useful for you.

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What is Android Kitchen?

Android Kitchen is a tool which is useful for creating and modifying custom ROMs for your android device. You can do many kinds of modifications into your existing ROM with the help of this simple tool.

Features available in this tool

 Android Kitchen - by dsixda (xda-developers.com)

Main Menu

 1. Set up working folder from ROM
 2. Add root permissions
 3. Add BusyBox
 4. Disable boot screen sounds
 5. Add wireless tethering
 6. Zipalign all *.apk files to optimize RAM usage
 7. Change wipe status of ROM
 8. Change name of ROM
 9. Check update-script for errors
10. Show working folder information

Advanced Options

 11 - Deodex files in your ROM
 12 - Add task killer tweak for speed (stock ROM only)
 13 - Add /data/app functionality
 14 - Add Nano text editor + sysro/sysrw
 15 - Add Bash (command shell)
 16 - Add Apps2SD
 17 - Add /etc/init.d scripts support (busybox run-parts)
 18 - Add custom boot animation functionality
 19 - Porting tools (experimental)
 20 - Tools for boot image (unpack/re-pack/etc.)
 21 - Unpack data.img
 22 - Sign APK or ZIP file(s)
 23 - Convert update-script or updater-script
 24 - Miscellaneous optins / Plugin scripts

99. Build ROM from working folder
00. About/Update kitchen
 0. Exit

Step by step guide to properly install/setup Cygwin Android Kitchen

1. PC
2. Java Development Kit (JDK) installed on your PC. ( If you don't have JDK installed on your computer, then click here to download and install.)
3. Cygwin (zip file) - Download now
4. Kitchen (zip file) - Download now
5. 7zip or Winrar to extract zip files

Once you have above things ready, follow below steps

Step. 1 - Download & extract (Use 7zip or Winrar to extract file) Cygwin zip file into C:\ drive of your PC.

Step. 2 - Now go to C:\ drive and open 'Cygwin' folder. In that folder you can see Setup file, Run that file by double clicking on it.

Step. 3 - Once you run it, you will see windows like below image. Select 'install from local directory' and click Next.

Step. 4 - Now for root directory,
select C:\Cygwin
& for local package directory,
select C:\Cygwin\cygwin_package

Step. 5 - On the next screen, change all from 'default' to 'install' and click next. (see below image for understanding.)

Step. 6 - Now, on your desktop you can see Cygwin icon. Right click on Cygwin icon and click on 'Run as administrator'.

Note: Step. 6 is required because it will create "username" directory inside C:\Cygwin\home\ folder. For example C:\Cygwin\home\"your_username"

Step. 7 - Now extract the downloaded Kitchen zip file in below path. C:\Cygwin\home\"your_username"\

Now setup has been completed and your Android Kitchen is ready for cooking.

To start your kitchen, double click on Cygwin icon on your desktop & type below command,

cd kitchen (press enter)
./menu (press enter)

So, this is the complete guide for installing Android Kitchen on your PC. I hope you like this tutorial. If you have any queries then feel free to ask.

Good Bye 👋🏻, see you in the next post.

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