After owning my Desire for a year and comfortable that they've fixed it's overheating problem and it won't be going back for repair any time soon, I'm getting ready to install CM7.1.
I've collected some stuff and read lots of guides but I have a few questions.
Here's what I got:
Matching RUU (TMO-UK, 188.8.131.52 Radio 32.49.00.32U 5.11.05.27)
16GB Class 10 uSD card (as well as the 2GB card that came with it, will be used for backups)
Things I don't quite get yet: How to sort out the Desire's crippling space problems.
Now I'm just going to ramble and if people could correct/help me that would be great (Thanks!
Now, I'm a fairly advanced GNU-Linux user (Ubuntu and others as it happens) so I just see my phone as an ARM tablet computer running Android-Linux instead of GNU-Linux.
The phone appears to have a 512Mb disk partitioned up into OS and user data portions (and swap?).
It has 4 firmwares installed, HBOOT, recovery, OS and radio. (is this right?)
HBOOT boots recovery boots OS. Don't ever touch the radio (is this right?)
The a2sd+ script appears to mount partitions from your SD card where Android writes user installed applications to, both for the app and the cache.
There's something called Data2Ext. Don't know what that is.
Why don't people just mount multiple partitions from the SD card to multiple OS points and just use the SD card to store everything? Just put var and usr and lib and everything on there and be done with it? On my Linux servers I can just bolt on hard disk after hard disk and it's transparent to the OS.
Is the current best, most stable method of increasing your storage space the a2sd+ script that comes with most ROMs?
What's the current best unstable
method of increasing space that gives you more space than a2sd+?
RUU's factory reset, useful for sending for repair, yes?
Is this the correct RUU for my T-Mobile UK GSM Desire?
Android Version: 2.2
Baseband version: 32.49.00.32U_5.11.05.27
Kernel version: 184.108.40.206-gd96f2c0
Build number: 220.127.116.11 CL274424 release-keys
Software number: 18.104.22.168
Browser version: WebKit 3.1
RUU filename: RUU_Bravo_Froyo_TMO_UK_22.214.171.124_R_Radio_32.49.00.32U_5.11.05.27_release_157560_signed.zip
OK, I think that's enough rambling for now.
Thanks for ploughing through that.