Root [FAQ]ROOT MEMORY: a2sd+ / partitions (updated 10th August 2011)

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  1. Bam82

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    Done! Am now using teppics ROM with power saving mods and Apps2SD+.
    Quick system info shows A2SD storage Total: 458mb Free: 331mb

    Looks like its working to me! woo hoo!

    Should be happy now as Ive got what I set out to do but am already thinking of what I want to do next!
     

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  2. SUroot

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    Lucky.you. I've actually done all the modifications I want to do so need someone to invent more for me to do. :(

    It's fair to say I'm addicted
     
  3. Eris Ed

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    Buy more phones and root them too! ;)
     
  4. SUroot

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    Bah. Im poor nowadays. I cant believe how much my hourly rate has gone down in teh last 18 months :(
     
  5. turbohobbit

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    Silly question: I partitioned my SD card to allow for A2SD+ and then flashed Teppic's ROM which all works fine. I now want to flash LeeDroid 2.2f, which even though is a Sense Rom will probably involve wiping to ensure a clean load. If I wipe the card, I know I'll lose the apps on it (I'll do a Titanium back-up first...) but will I have to repartitian the card too or is that done for good now?
     
  6. UKseagull

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    turbohobbit, just thought it might be worth mentioning. I seem to remember reading that there's going to be a Leedroid 2.2g release shortly, you might want to hold off for a few days?
     
  7. SUroot

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    You wont wipe the card. You will wipe data which will remove the apps from EXT partition.

    Then do your (selective) titanium restore.

    You can always try without wiping first (you can wipe from recovery, so if you get a boot loop, drop the battery out and boot into recovery).

    No point holding off. 2.2g will flash directly over f when its out. I do this sort of thing on the bus to work quite often. No biggie.
     
  8. turbohobbit

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    Cool, thanks guys. I'll take a backup now, try without wiping and see what happens...
     
  9. turbohobbit

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    Looks like I'm in a boot loop. I've dropped the battery and booted into recovery. Presume I now choose "wipe data / factory reset"?

    After that, do I have to reflash the rom or do I just restart?
     
  10. SUroot

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    Jist restart.
     
  11. turbohobbit

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    Cool, cheers. Yup, did that and it all went swimmingly.
     
  12. safe_12345

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    I rooted my desire then partition my sd card using rom manager, the first time it didn't do it properly because once I flashed to leedroid 2.2f and used system info it said A2sd was only 15MB and 13MB free. Did it again right now and now its 458MB and free 347MB. Do I have to reflash leedroid? also how do I check if the SD card partition is ext3?
    Any app out there that can allow me to partition to 1024MB?

    Thanks for any help
     
  13. SUroot

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    For a bigger partition you need to do it on pc. You don't really need it.
     
  14. machmandp

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    just my experience

    i flashed leedroid 2.2f and created 1 1gb ext3 part on my 16gb card

    i have loads of apps for a change and managed to install flash and maps updates etc

    Quick system info reports

    A2SD Storage
    Total 0.93gb , Free 513mb

    internal Storage
    Total 148mb, Free 64.61mb

    so from my point of view it was well worth going to 1gb as 512 just wouldnt have been enough which was my only reason for doing it in the first place.

    i know that i can get rid of some apps but now i dont need to
     
  15. SUroot

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    Suppose it depends on the apps then
     
  16. arcybarrios

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    hi dan! GREAT tut! I had done the partion thing but had no clue if it had gone through. So I downloaded Quick system info per your recommendation and voila!

    Now, I do apologize beforehand if this has already been asked of you or in previous posts (i have not found one helpful after reading LOTS).

    A step by step guide (just as you did with this thread) to remove stock/crap apps. I have a HTC mytouch slide with SLIDE-Reloaded v1 from xda's ROM bible.

    I have had the phone for three weeks now so I am still a complete noob and learning lots by the day. The one thing that is annoying me is not bien able to get rid of the bloatware.

    I have tried to toggle r/w on root manager and multi-select/delete and tried Titanium delete from the back-up restore tab with no avail!

    Would this be a challenge or has it already been done? If so would you point me in the right direccion please?

    Cheers :)
     
  17. droidzone

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    Yup..
    Check out the following for removing system apps:
    Dan's guide here
    Guide on Modaco (advanced)
    Using Titanium to remove system apps (May not always work, but is the simplest)
     
  18. SUroot

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    Cheers DZ. Of course the best way now is to flash the AlphaRev 1.5 s-off hboot, buy root explorer, browse to /system/app mount as r/w in root explorer and simply delete them. As with all methods though, you need to be careful what you delete.
     
  19. droidzone

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    Well, I love the method you suggested for me last time I had a problem with Google Maps..No need for S-OFF..i.e..Flashing the same ROM over the current ROM after removing the app from /system/app in the ROM zip..Followed by deleting the cache.
     
  20. SUroot

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    Yeah that's good too. Mo help if you stay with the stock Rom though.

    I need s-off for custom partition so may as well use it for deleting apps too
     
  21. droidzone

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    Custom partition on the Internal memory?
     
  22. SUroot

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    Yep. As per the specs in my sig
     
  23. arcybarrios

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    Thanks droid! Readon some of the info now :)

    Will the AlphaRv replace my current ROM or is this some software to assist in removing apps? I actually have Root Explorer (didn't know there was a paid version though) and that is what I tried initially. Toggled the r/o to r/w > menu > multi-select > selected apps > delete but that did not get rid of anything. As soon as the phone rebooted they were back.

    I did the same with Titanium. >Problems > Backup/Restore >selected apps one by one > delete. Titanium would automatically restart my phone after each one (only tried it three times) but that did not get rid of the apps either (as droid mentioned above).

    You I managed to hide the suckers with Launcherpro but that is cheating and not really deleting (which is my goal).

    I love this sentence from your How to post:
     
  24. SUroot

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    Alpharev is a custom Bootloader. Its what boots your Rom or your recovery. It is custom in that it ignores the security flag which is stored in radio nvram. On your normal rooted Rom, this will allow deleting of apps with root explorer. Otherwise they are replaced when you reboot.

    CDMA rooted users enjoy s-off when they.root with unrevoked. GSM need alpharev.

    :)
     
  25. droidzone

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    Dan, can you link me to any guides (here or on XDA) which explains how to actually calculate and choose MTD Partition size? Which guide did you use-Firerat's or daedelus82's? And how much space have you saved with this hack? I did find a few threads, but couldnt find a good enough explanation for setting the size..
     
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