a2sd commands


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  1. Scur

    Scur Well-Known Member

    Thought I'd throw this up here. Seems much more readable on here than on the Ascend. If you don't know what this is, ignore it!

    Instructions: Start Terminal Emulator, enter su, enter a2sd <command>

    Darktremor Apps2SD Help
    Version 2.7.5.2 (2010-09-30)
    =================================================
    Syntax: /system/bin/a2sd command

    All commands create a logfile: /data/dta2sd.log

    Command is one of the following


    Standard Apps2SD Commands

    • reinstall
      • Moves free and paid apps to the ext2/ext3/ext4 partition on your secure digital card. Removes the No A2SD flag file.
      • This is used if you have already executed an a2sd remove command. Otherwise, this part is automatically performed when Apps2SD is started.
      • File removed: /data/.noa2sd
    • remove
      • Moves free and paid apps to the internal phone storage. Creates the No A2SD flag file.
      • File created: /data/.noa2sd

    Swap Partition Commands

    • reswap
      • Removes the No Swap flag. Allows A2SD to activate the swap partition.
      • This is used if you have already executed an a2sd noswap command. Otherwise, this part is automatically performed when Apps2SD is started.
      • File removed: /data/.noswap
    • noswap
      • Creates the No Swap flag. Prevents A2SD from activating the swap partition.
      • File created: /data/.noswap
    • swappyxx
      • Sets swap partition swappiness value to xx.
      • Example: To set the swappiness of the swap partition to 30%, type: a2sd swappy30
      • File created: /data/dtswap

    Dalvik Cache Commands

    • cachesd
      • Moves Dalvik cache files to the ext2/ext3/ext4 partition on your secure digital card. Creates Dalvik Cache to SD flag.
      • File created: /data/.dalvikcacahe
      • File removed: /data/.dcpartition
    • cachesdreset
      • Performs the same function as cachesd, plus erases the contents of Dalvik-Cache, forcing a rebuild on reboot.
      • File created: /data/.dalvikcache
      • File removed: /data/.dcpartition
    • cachepart
      • Moves Dalvik cache files to the /cache partition in your phone. Creates Dalvik Cache to Cache Partition flag.
      • File created: /data/.dcpartition
      • File removed: /data/.dalvikcache
    • cachepartreset
      • Performs the same function as cachepart, plus erases the contents of Dalvik-Cache, forcing a rebuild on reboot.
      • File created: /data/.dcpartition
      • File removed: /data/.dalvikcache
    • nocache
      • Moves Dalvik cache files to the internal phone storage. Removes all Dalvik Cache flags.
      • File removed: /data/.dcpartition
      • File created: /data/.dalvikcache
    • nocachereset
      • Performs the same function as nocache, plus erases the contents of Dalvik-Cache, forcing a rebuild on reboot.
      • File removed: /data/.dcpartition
      • File created: /data/.dalvikcache
    • resetcache
      • Clears the dalvik cache and restarts phone.

    Apps2SD Diagnostic Commands

    • check
      • Performs a symlink and flag file check on your setup.Outputs a report that shows you if there are issues with your Apps2SD setup.
    • repair
      • Performs a repair of all symlinks based on flag file activation.
    • diskspace
      • Shows disk space statistics for the ext partition.
    • sysinfo
      • Displays information about your phone, partitions, swap, and more. Also writes a dump file that has an entire profile of your phone. This is for troubleshooting only.
      • File Created: /data/dtsysdump.txt
    • swapspace
      • Shows swap space statistics for all swap space active on the phone.
    • partlist
      • Shows the supported EXT partitions available for your particular ROM.

    ZipAlign Commands

    • align
      • Performs a one-time zipalign on all APK files in /data/app, /data/app-private and /system/app.
    • zipalign
      • Allows ZipAlign to execute during the boot process. Creates the ZipAlign flag file.
      • File Created: /data/.zipalign
    • nozipalign
      • Prevents ZipAlign from executing during the boot process. Removes the ZipAlign flag file.
      • File Removed: /data/.zipalign

    Dalvik Setting Commands

    • jit
      • Installs DalvikVM JIT.
      • WARNING: Do not run this command if your phone has NAND protection active.
    • nojit
      • Removes DalvikVM JIT.
      • WARNING: Do not run this command if your phone has NAND protection active.
    • heapsizexx
      • Sets Dalvik Heap Size to xx, or heapsize0 resets heap size to default settings.
      • Ex: If you want to set the Dalvik Heap Size to 24mb, type a2sd heapsize24
      • File Created: /data/a2sdheapsize (value > 0)
      • File Removed: /data/a2sdheapsize (value = 0)

    Low Memory Killer Commands

    • lowmem-moderate
      • Sets the internal memory killer to the following settings:
        • Foreground Apps: 1536 pages / 6 MB
        • Visible Apps: 3072 pages / 12 MB
        • Secondary Server: 4096 pages / 16 MB
        • Hidden Apps: 7680 pages / 30 MB
        • Content Provider: 8960 pages / 35 MB
        • Empty App: 10240 pages / 40 MB
      • Create File: /data/.lmmoderate
      • Remove Files:
        • /data/.lmoptimum
        • /data/.lmstrict
        • /data/.lmaggressive
        • /data/.lmultimate
        • /data/.lmextreme
    • lowmem-optimum
      • Sets the internal memory killer to the following settings:
        • Foreground Apps: 1536 pages / 6 MB
        • Visible Apps: 2048 pages / 8 MB
        • Secondary Server: 4096 pages / 16 MB
        • Hidden Apps: 10240 pages / 40 MB
        • Content Provider: 12800 pages / 50 MB
        • Empty App: 15360 pages / 60 MB
      • Create File: /data/.lmoptimum
      • Remove Files:
        • /data/.lmmoderate
        • /data/.lmstrict
        • /data/.lmaggressive
        • /data/.lmultimate
        • /data/.lmextreme
    • lowmem-strict
      • Sets the internal memory killer to the following settings:
        • Foreground Apps: 1536 pages / 6 MB
        • Visible Apps: 2048 pages / 8 MB
        • Secondary Server: 4096 pages / 16 MB
        • Hidden Apps: 15360 pages / 60 MB
        • Content Provider: 17920 pages / 70 MB
        • Empty App: 20480 pages / 80 MB
      • Create File: /data/.lmstrict
      • Remove Files:
        • /data/.lmmoderate
        • /data/.lmoptimum
        • /data/.lmaggressive
        • /data/.lmultimate
        • /data/.lmextreme
    • lowmem-aggressive
      • Sets the internal memory killer to the following settings:
        • Foreground Apps: 1536 pages / 6 MB
        • Visible Apps: 3072 pages / 12 MB
        • Secondary Server: 4096 pages / 16 MB
        • Hidden Apps: 21000 pages / 82 MB
        • Content Provider: 23000 pages / 90 MB
        • Empty App: 25000 pages / 98 MB
      • Create File: /data/.lmaggressive
      • Remove Files:
        • /data/.lmmoderate
        • /data/.lmoptimum
        • /data/.lmstrict
        • /data/.lmextreme
        • /data/.lmultimate
    • lowmem-extreme
      • Sets the internal memory killer to the following settings:
        • Foreground Apps: 1536 pages / 6 MB
        • Visible Apps: 3072 pages / 12 MB
        • Secondary Server: 4096 pages / 16 MB
        • Hidden Apps: 38400 pages / 150 MB
        • Content Provider: 40960 pages / 160 MB
        • Empty App: 43520 pages / 170 MB
      • Create File: /data/.lmextreme
      • Remove Files:
        • /data/.lmmoderate
        • /data/.lmoptimum
        • /data/.lmstrict
        • /data/.lmaggressive
        • /data/.lmultimate
    • lowmem-ultimate
      • Sets the internal memory killer to the following settings:
        • Foreground Apps: 1536 pages / 6 MB
        • Visible Apps: 3072 pages / 12 MB
        • Secondary Server: 4096 pages / 16 MB
        • Hidden Apps: 51200 pages / 200 MB
        • Content Provider: 57600 pages / 225 MB
        • Empty App: 64000 pages / 250 MB
      • Create File: /data/.lmultimate
      • Remove Files:
        • /data/.lmmoderate
        • /data/.lmoptimum
        • /data/.lmstrict
        • /data/.lmaggressive
        • /data/.lmextreme
    • lowmem-default
      • Sets the internal memory killer back to phone default settings.
      • Remove Files:
        • /data/.lmmoderate
        • /data/.lmoptimum
        • /data/.lmstrict
        • /data/.lmaggressive
        • /data/.lmextreme
        • /data/.lmultimate

    Conversion Commands

    • convert-ext3
      • Converts an EXT2 partition to an EXT3 partition.
      • Note: Boot process will take longer due to the conversion.
    • convert-ext4
      • Converts an EXT3 partition to an EXT4 partition.
      • Notes: You must execute a2sd convert-ext3 first if you are trying to convert from EXT2 to EXT4. Boot process will take longer due to the conversion.

    SD Card Maintenance Commands

    • forcecheck
      • Forces Darktremor Apps2SD to force check the EXT partition on the SD card when phone is rebooted.
    • fixapk
      • Fixes permissions on programs.
    • usedtbusybox
      • Uses the Darktremor packaged Busybox. Used to diagnose issues.
    • usedefaultbusybox
      • Reactivates Busybox scanning.

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  2. kevinrubio

    kevinrubio Well-Known Member

    nice to know what im doing! 1+
  3. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    kewl nice post.

    I am attempting to add the a2sdgui to my builds. I have to correct some errors I get when it compiles tho b4 I will use it.
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  4. kevinrubio

    kevinrubio Well-Known Member

  5. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

  6. kevinrubio

    kevinrubio Well-Known Member

    awesome
  7. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    i may have to sticky this...:D
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  8. Scur

    Scur Well-Known Member

    lol I don't want to be the guy who was stickied for a copy/paste...
  9. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    lol:cool:
  10. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    I cant get my Delvik to move to my SD. I opened TU and typed in "su" and the "a2sd check" and it says something like "Set up issue Run a2sd repair to fix" and when I run "a2sd repair" it runs and then my phone but then when I run a2sd check again it tells me "Set up issue Run a2sd repair to fix"" again. So should I run "cachesd" to try and move it?

    Also next to swap it says "Partition not present or no swap support" then under that it says "Swap does not start" I made a swap partition at 32mb. Do I need to run one of the swap commands to make it work?
  11. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide


    D/L A2SDGUI from the ANDROID MARKET. Very straightforward tool for DT'S A2SD.
  12. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    Okay I downloaded that and as soon as it goes to install I get a FC that says The application Package Access Helper (process com.android.defcontainer) has stopped unexpectedly" and its now just stuck on "installing" I noticed under requirements it says "2.2 - 2.3.3" I have 2.3.5 maybe thats why?



    Now Im getting force closes for literally everything. F@%*^#&^$&$&! Ahaha Reflash here we come!
  13. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide


    A2SDGUI works on CM7 07282011 (GINGERBREAD 2.3.5)

    Try using the 'fix permissions' function in ROM MANAGER before resorting to a re-flash of your ROM.
    It takes a couple of re-boots for everything to settle in after moving the DALVIK CACHE to SD.
    Also, as stated in the ULTIMATE ASCEND CUSTOMIZATION GUIDE, you are recommended to have a CLASS 4 or better SDcard before using DT'S A2SD or you will more than likely experience problems.
  14. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    I ran fix permissions twice in RM and twice in CWR. None of that happen till I tried to download a2sdgui. Every app I tried to open would FC and a crap load of .process' were FC and then after doing fix permissions I RM started force closing on me. I already wiped it all and reflashed tho. Yeah I have a class 4.
  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide


    Can't explain why you're having problems w/A2SDGUI, I was running it, along w/CM7 07282011 w/a CLASS 2 card before recently switching to a CLASS 10 Card.
    A re-flash of your ROM may be in order.
  16. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    I know it's too late now, but restoring a nandroid backup is usually less work than re flashing everything.
  17. Can0dope

    Can0dope Well-Known Member


    I'm having the same problem. With a class 10 card. But since I'm on vacation, I think I'll wait to try anything.
  18. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    * convert-ext3

    Converts an EXT2 partition to an EXT3 partition.

    Note: Boot process will take longer due to the

    conversion.



    * convert-ext4

    Converts an EXT3 partition to an EXT4 partition.

    Note: You must execute a2sd convert-ext3 first if you

    are trying to convert from EXT2 to EXT4.

    Boot process will take longer due to the

    conversion.


    SD Card Maintenance Commands

    * forcecheck

    Forces Darktremor Apps2SD to force check the

    EXT partition on the SD card when phone is

    rebooted.


    * fixapk

    Fixes permissions on programs.


    * usedtbusybox

    Uses the Darktremor packaged Busybox. Used

    to diagnose issues.


    * usedefaultbusybox

    Reactivates Busybox scanning.
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  19. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    What is the difference between EXT2,3, and 4?
  20. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    From what Ive read EXT 2 or 3 is recommended over 4 for Android. If that is in fact true I dont know. I partitioned mine as a EXT3


    ext2, ext3 and ext4 are all filesystems created for Linux. This article explains the following:

    High level difference between these filesystems.
    How to create these filesystems.
    How to convert from one filesystem type to another.

    Ext2

    Ext2 stands for second extended file system.
    It was introduced in 1993. Developed by R
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  21. ShinySide

    ShinySide Disabled

    I cant get my swap to activate. Ive tried thru the terminal and using A2SDGUI and it just wont activate/swap. Any ideas?
  22. wprunkard

    wprunkard New Member

    I had the same problem on my kindle fire after i put text plus in the cloud. When i put it back on the kindle, the problem stopped....hmmmm....process com.android.defcontainer has stopped unexpectedly.

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