zip and zipalign on SD Card

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Slider46, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Slider46
    Offline

    Slider46 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Can I get rid of these files? They don't have any extension - simply named "zip" and "zipalign". From a few quick searches it looks like they're used by developers for something? Amirite?

    It's just a little annoying to me to have them on the SD Card.
     
  2. mjforte
    Offline

    mjforte Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Yeah I also have these files on my SD card. Wondering the same thing.
     
  3. weezyldroid27
    Offline

    weezyldroid27 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    I deleted mine but I was wondering also. I hope I didn't mess anything up.
     
  4. gszeman
    Offline

    gszeman Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Novi, MI
    Ratings:
    +0
    When I partitioned my sdcard I backed up everything on the card...after the partition was created I moved everything back, with the exception of zip and zipalign. I haven't noticed any negative effects. If you choose to remove them I would suggest copying them to a folder on your pc so you can replace them if something goes wrong.
     
  5. weezyldroid27
    Offline

    weezyldroid27 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    What exactly does it mean to "partician" and I have already deleted it. So I guess I am out of luck if those were critical parts.
     
  6. Slider46
    Offline

    Slider46 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    nvmd.

    Anyways, i'll remove them and see what happens. Thanks for the replies :)
     
  7. gszeman
    Offline

    gszeman Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2010
    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Novi, MI
    Ratings:
    +0
    Sorry, yes I partitioned my sdcard, which is basically splitting it into two parts. I did so in preparation of flashing a cyanogenmod ROM, which uses apps2sd (for storing apps on your sdcard instead of the physical memory)...when you partition, you essentially format the card...sorry I wasn't clear on that on my first reply :)

    Anyways, it doesn't appear that those 2 files are needed for anything...probably a remnant from an install of a ROM or something...
     
Search tags for this page

android zipalign cyanogenmod