Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC EVO 4G > EVO 4G - All Things Root
EVO 4G - All Things Root Rooting, ROMS, Overclocking, etc.

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old July 26th, 2012, 11:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 523
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default phone is rooted is there a way to get more memory

during the process of rooting my evo 4g and my wifes
i read some part some were there is a way to get more memory out of the sdcard and the phone is this ture if so please point the right direction

Advertisements
mikemike1234 is offline  
Last edited by mikemike1234; July 26th, 2012 at 11:03 AM. Reason: miss spelling title it si phone is rooted
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 26th, 2012, 11:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 18
 
Device(s): EVO 4g
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 16
Thanked 14 Times in 7 Posts
Default

I'm no expert but there is a way. Hopefully one of the more experienced users will explain it better.

The basic is you will need to format your sd card and then setup a partition on it. You do this in recovery. Once you do that, you just need to flash a rom that has a2sd baked in. If everything goes well, a small part of your apps will be installed on the internal memory while the bulk of it will go into the sd-ext partition you setup.

It is nice to have. But your mileage may vary, as I seem to experience differences with the roms I've tried.

But wait for one of the more experienced people here to reply before you do anything
ahdrom is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to ahdrom For This Useful Post:
dustwun77 (July 26th, 2012), Mikestony (July 26th, 2012), ocnbrze (July 26th, 2012)
Old July 26th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
~30% Carbon Black ±
 
Mikestony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: N/W Indiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,311
 
Device(s): LG G3 (rooted)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 17,852
Thanked 14,629 Times in 9,043 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikemike1234 View Post
during the process of rooting my evo 4g and my wifes
i read some part some were there is a way to get more memory out of the sdcard and the phone is this ture if so please point the right direction
See this guide. Scroll down to the partitioning and moving apps to sd card.
Mikestony is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Mikestony For This Useful Post:
dustwun77 (July 26th, 2012), ocnbrze (July 26th, 2012)
Old July 26th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 10
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Yes, like stated using a rom that will play nice with an sd-ext partition.
First steps, back up your card to your PC as you will be deleting everything.
I assume in your rooting you installed a recovery. Partition your card to an sd-ext partition. I've seen reported issues stating more than 1024 partitions causes issues.
After this is completed, install rom of your choice. If a2sd is not included there are a few other options available in the market; link2sd, s2e, etc.
All of these will install your apps to the SD but watch for ones that use widgets. Sometimes apps will crash that are installed on a SD card. Lastly, when you do this you will not be able to use any apps if you remove your SD card.
Hope this helps
cbucz24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 23,343
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 29,829
Thanked 14,315 Times in 9,170 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

Well, if a2sd is not cooked in then you can always flash darktremors.. Most roms have support for it.
__________________
“The Guide is definitive. Reality is frequently inaccurate.”.......Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe
“I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.”.......Douglas Adams
ocnbrze is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 523
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default

is it even worth the effort or trouble to do this
mikemike1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #7 (permalink)
~30% Carbon Black ±
 
Mikestony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: N/W Indiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,311
 
Device(s): LG G3 (rooted)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 17,852
Thanked 14,629 Times in 9,043 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikemike1234 View Post
is it even worth the effort or trouble to do this
Personally, I think so, and I dont think its alot of trouble.
Mikestony is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mikestony For This Useful Post:
dustwun77 (July 26th, 2012)
Old July 26th, 2012, 04:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 523
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default

k well mikestony sent you have been dealing with me over the taco root

the guide says this

Partitioning and Moving Apps to the Card







the issue is that the evo has a small amount of ram on the phone. not sure what htc was thinking when designing the evo. but there is the apps2sd that can be sort of helpful. when you go to settings/applications/manage apps and then move the apps to the sd card, you are using apps2sd. it moves the apps to the sd card, but it only moves part of the app to the card. the other part is still left on the phone. that is why you can't use any widgets attached to the app when it is moved to the card.

so what is taking up all of the ram then? well your phone, as it is, has the dalvik cache which the phone uses to load any executable files that it needs. and then there is cache where your temp files are stored. of course there is your apps. and finally there is the stock rom with sense 1.0. so you can see how fast your ram will disappear.

the only way to get around this is to be rooted. the custom roms that are out now are much smaller and faster then the stock rom. plus you can partition your card and use a2sd which is different then apps2sd. a2sd moves the entire app to your card. the only thing left on your phone is a symbolic link that tells the phone where to find the app on your card. it saves a ton of ram by doing this. just to give you an idea i have 160 apps with still 250mb left!

there are two types of a2sd scripts. one is cm a2sd and the other is darktremor a2sd. usually if a rom has a2sd cooked in, it usually has cm a2sd. when you flash your rom your apps when restored with titanium backup will automatically be move to the sd card. with darktremor a2sd, you would first need a rom to have support for it, and then you need to flash darktremor into the rom. once flashed then you can manually push the apps to the card by using terminal emulator to enter the commands.

you will need a higher class card to do this, preferably a class 6 or higher. the higher class card is need especially if you use intensive apps like games and such. the reason is that since the apps are on the card the phone then needs to read and write on the card as the app runs. so if you have a slower card your apps will suffer.

now i do not think i have any of thows apps i have not seen them in the app list. and as you know my micro sdcard is a 1g with a circle around a 2 i am guessing the is the class so dose that help for me to do thei cuz the guide says 6 but i dont use the apps that requier a lot fo power like gameing aps and stuff
mikemike1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 26th, 2012, 04:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
~30% Carbon Black ±
 
Mikestony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: N/W Indiana
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,311
 
Device(s): LG G3 (rooted)
Carrier: Verizon

Thanks: 17,852
Thanked 14,629 Times in 9,043 Posts
Default

You have a 1GB class 2 card? Are you sure? Is there such a thing? You need a bigger card before you partition!
Mikestony is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mikestony For This Useful Post:
dustwun77 (July 26th, 2012)
Old July 26th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 523
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default

lol well you made it sound like a bad thing we had these card for these phones sent we got the evo 4g when the came out
mikemike1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old July 26th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #11 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 23,343
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 29,829
Thanked 14,315 Times in 9,170 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

before you partition your card, i would really recommend a higher class card. you want one that is fast at reading and writing, otherwise your apps' performance on the card will suffer.

i have this card:Sharin' the Love: 16GB Class 10 Card for $25. i think that it is even cheaper now.
ocnbrze is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ocnbrze For This Useful Post:
dustwun77 (July 27th, 2012), Mikestony (July 26th, 2012)
Old July 27th, 2012, 09:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 10
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I'm too impatient, I buy what is available locally cheapest sometimes. Got a 8gb class 6 from Walmart yesterday for $9.
From working in the PC industry for many years, you have to be careful with drive space. People get complacent and content and forget to back up.
So...always remember, if its important always have it saved in more than one place just in case!!!
cbucz24 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2012, 11:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 523
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default

yes i saw that one from sandisk for $9 and it was 8 or 16g would that bee good .
mikemike1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old July 30th, 2012, 03:37 PM   #14 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 23,343
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 29,829
Thanked 14,315 Times in 9,170 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

size is not the important thing. it is the class of the card. the class of the card will determine how fast the card's read and write speed will be. if you are going to partition the card you will want a fast card as the apps will be on the card entirely. so the slower the card(lower class cards), the more the apps performance will be affected. the highest class card they make is a class 10 card.
ocnbrze is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ocnbrze For This Useful Post:
Mikestony (July 30th, 2012)
Old July 30th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
Dr. Feelgood
 
Rxpert83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: MN
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,276
 
Device(s): Nexus 7, Nexus 5
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 14,783
Thanked 12,570 Times in 7,251 Posts
Default

You can get a 16 GB class 10 card for $13-14 on amazon.

Well worth it.


And Ocn, I believe they actually have faster rated cards than class 10 now. That's why the price has dropped so much
Rxpert83 is online now  
Last edited by Rxpert83; July 30th, 2012 at 05:39 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Rxpert83 For This Useful Post:
ocnbrze (July 30th, 2012)
Old August 2nd, 2012, 03:41 PM   #16 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 523
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default

well you guys know i am a newby so is it worth it to me do do this at all
mikemike1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old August 2nd, 2012, 03:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
 
ocnbrze's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: los angeles
Gender: Male
Posts: 23,343
 
Device(s): Galaxy Note 3, HTC Evo 4g LTE(no longer have), HTC 3vo(no longer have), HTC EVO (not activated)
Carrier: Sprint

Thanks: 29,829
Thanked 14,315 Times in 9,170 Posts
ocnbrze@gmail.com
Default

up to you really. it is not very hard to do and way worth it, especially if you want to have a lot of apps.
ocnbrze is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ocnbrze For This Useful Post:
Mikestony (August 2nd, 2012)
Old August 2nd, 2012, 08:18 PM   #18 (permalink)
The TechnoFrog
 
argedion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: The Severed Garden
Posts: 5,829
 
Device(s): Nexus 7 (2012)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 6,012
Thanked 5,575 Times in 2,572 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikemike1234 View Post
well you guys know i am a newby so is it worth it to me do do this at all
asking if its worth it is like asking if a house is better than a cardboard box? Kind of an obvious answer. better question is which would you prefer? When I was on the OG I lived by dt. If a ROM didn't support it, I didn't flash it.
__________________
All My Links In one Convenient Place
Asking simple questions can keep us from doing dumb things.
argedion is online now  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to argedion For This Useful Post:
Mikestony (August 2nd, 2012), ocnbrze (August 3rd, 2012)
Old August 7th, 2012, 04:40 PM   #19 (permalink)
Senior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 523
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 35 Times in 27 Posts
Default

i see
mikemike1234 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > HTC EVO 4G > EVO 4G - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:59 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.