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Old October 2nd, 2011, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [Tut] How to install Darktremor's a2sd on Froyo!!

This method will COMPLETELY move your apps from phone memory to sd card.
This method has been tested on a rooted Galaxy Ace running Froyo. This won't work with gingerbread.

Requirements:
You need your phone to be rooted.
a2sd_enabler.sh.zip (The Script file)
dtapps2sd-2.zip (Darktremor 2.7.5.3 Beta 04)
Either ADB to run commands on PC (android sdk) or Terminal app on phone

Please note that this script sleeps for 8 seconds at boot time to make sure that the SD card is loaded before mounting.

Instructions:
1. Backup all data, both on your phone and your SD card. Your sdcard will be wiped clean.

2. Partition your SD card as following: 1st partition FAT32, 2nd partition ext2. (you can start with 1-2 GB. Make sure that you use ext2 only, as ext3 and ext4 are not supported by the stock kernel)
-->Reboot into CWM recovery
-->In android system recovery, select partition sdcard
-->In the partition sdcard menu, select partition sd
-->Follow the instructions on the phone to partition your sd card. You can optionally set a swap file while you are partitioning your sd card.
For a complete guide to partition your sd card, go here.

3. Insert your SD card and make sure that your phone recognizes it correctly.
Connect your phone in Mass Storage mode, then extract the contents of "a2sd_enabler.sh.zip" to your SD card root directory. Also copy dtapps2sd-2.zip to the root of the sd card & rename it as "update.zip"

4. Disconnect mass storage. Open command prompt, navigate to your android sdk->platform-tools folder and execute:

Code:
adb shell
su

OR
hit up terminal app & type:
su

5- Type in the following commands (try copy-paste each line then hit enter):
Code:
cp /sdcard/a2sd_enabler.sh /data/local/tmp/
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/a2sd_enabler.sh
/data/local/tmp/a2sd_enabler.sh


6. To double check everything, reboot your phone and login again as root through adb,(or hit the terminal app) then run the following command, and find a line similar to the highlighted line in the output below:
Code:
su
df

Output
Code:

/dev: 142220K total, 12K used, 142208K available (block size 4096)
/mnt/asec: 142220K total, 0K used, 142220K available (block size 4096)
/cache: 25656K total, 12K used, 25644K available (block size 4096)
/data: 185240K total, 36768K used, 148472K available (block size 4096)
/system: 213376K total, 211520K used, 1856K available (block size 4096)
/system/sd: 1032088K total, 38512K used, 993576K available (block size 4096)
/mnt/sdcard: 6783016K total, 190356K used, 6592660K available (block size 4096)
/mnt/secure/asec: 6783016K total, 190356K used, 6592660K available (block size 4096)

7. Now you're good to go. Reboot into recovery and select "apply update" & then select file "update.zip". Reboot.
And you're done.

See the origin thread @Xda-developers here

If you have problems, please post them here.

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Old October 10th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So nobody tried it yet?

Knew that the article seems too complex. :P
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So nobody tried it yet?

Knew that the article seems too complex. :P
Or no one uses Froyo anymore..
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Or no one uses Froyo anymore..
hehe!! correct.
The method on gb is so f**ked up that if I post it here, people will faint. :P
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Ok, so I just tried to do this.

HTC Desire with Froyo.

Phone rooted.

copied files/ renamed as instructed to root od sdcard

open adb shell

when tried to do cp command got a - not found error

tried to explore /data in the shell and access was denied

used root explorer on the phone to manually move the file to /data/local/tmp

executed the next 2 commands and got

Remounting system partition as read/write..
[: not found
ERROR: System partition couldn't be remounted, are you on root-aid? (error code 0)


bit stuck as to what's happening and where to go next, please advise
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Ok, so I just tried to do this.

HTC Desire with Froyo.

Phone rooted.

copied files/ renamed as instructed to root od sdcard

open adb shell

when tried to do cp command got a - not found error

tried to explore /data in the shell and access was denied

used root explorer on the phone to manually move the file to /data/local/tmp

executed the next 2 commands and got

Remounting system partition as read/write..
[: not found
ERROR: System partition couldn't be remounted, are you on root-aid? (error code 0)


bit stuck as to what's happening and where to go next, please advise

Please run su command first and make sure you provide root access to adb or terminal in your phone. Then try typing the commands.
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also make sure usb debugging is on.
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Thanks guys but debugging was enabled and definitely typed 'su', tried to do this both from terminal emulator and from an ADB shell on the PC. Superuser permissions are registered correctly.

My phone is on Orange and boots to an orange splash screen as well as having a few crappy apps advertising products - so its not quite a pure vanilla froyo that I have. I can't seem to get rid of these system apps using apps for rooted phones so I don't know if something weird is going on there regarding permissions from the os?

Phone rooted with clockwork mod and recovery mode/nandroid backup/root explorer/installing other ROMs all seem to work just fine.
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what is the output you get after executing adb shell?
Also adb devices before adb shell & post the output here.
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OK, here's the output as requested -


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

E:\Documents and Settings\Main>adb devices
List of devices attached
SH11DPL04644 device


E:\Documents and Settings\Main>adb shell
$ su
su
# chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/a2sd_enabler.sh
chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/a2sd_enabler.sh
# /data/local/tmp/a2sd_enabler.sh
/data/local/tmp/a2sd_enabler.sh
Remounting system partition as read/write..
[: not found
ERROR: System partition couldn't be remounted, are you on root-aid? (error code
0)
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are you rooted?

Edit: Ok. You are.
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Ohh dear, you are trying a tutorial which is for samsung galaxy ace on a HTC phone. Never do that.
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Praky you confuse me..your thread says this method is to be used for froyo never any brand of phone. Then someone tries it and you give a "Ohh dear, you are trying a tutorial which is for samsung galaxy ace on a HTC phone. Never do that." .....Why would you call the thread for fryo if in fact it is only for your Samsung galaxy ace? kinda dumb to do that and very misleading to others who can't read your mind. You should correct the thread title to Only For Samsung Ace froyo not all froyo.
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Praky you confuse me..your thread says this method is to be used for froyo never any brand of phone. Then someone tries it and you give a "Ohh dear, you are trying a tutorial which is for samsung galaxy ace on a HTC phone. Never do that." .....Why would you call the thread for fryo if in fact it is only for your Samsung galaxy ace? kinda dumb to do that and very misleading to others who can't read your mind. You should correct the thread title to Only For Samsung Ace froyo not all froyo.
Dude, he has posted this thread inside the Samsung Galaxy Ace's section, that's obvious that this is for SGA only, if you want to use it for another phone, you should ask the dev if its compatible with your phone or not.
We cannot put a SAMSUNG GALAXY ACE ONLY tag on each and every thread posted for ACE, posting them inside the ACE section is enough to classify it.

The only mistake in this thread is that Praky missed that alfienoakes mentioned in his 1st post that he is using it for HTC Desire, and somehow the discussion went on to resolving the problem for ACE.
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One thing you'll learn about very quickly is that things are very device specific.

Never use something that isn't made for your device.

If it's not posted in your section don't assume it'll work.
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As I am still not an everyday user not knowing this was in a specific section as I just searched the site using the search box for the term Darktremor on froyo I never saw the section specifics as it is very small way above the actual thread area. The search never said Samsung ace just took me to this thread and I apologize for not seeing the small thread tree way at the top.My easy mistake. I now know to look at the entire web page when using the search tI do not go by just the topic description.
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Not a problem. I would suggest going to your devices all things root page and starting a thread there with your questions in it
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I moved this thread into the 'all things root' section of this forum for further discussion.
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