Root Internal memory - different issue

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gswallow, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. gswallow

    gswallow New Member
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    OK, so I've got 18mb of internal memory free despite having taken the following steps:

    Rooted, running Modaco r9 (ie Froyo)
    Moved all apps to SD using inbuilt Froyo A2SD facility
    Pushed any other apps to SD using Titanium backup.
    I've even gone as far as deleting system apps using ADB (and Android Commander) (pointless HTC Sense crapola like Stocks and Setup Wizard etc).

    Still I can't increase the internal memory beyond 18mb. Is there a cache I should clear somewhere (and I've done this app by app already). It feels like I've doubled up somewhere, or the system simply isn't recognizing some free space that I've created. Maybe its a Modaco issue?

    I've googled around and read a load of threads on here but no-one has described a similar problem.

    Anyone got any thoughts?
     

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  2. SUroot

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    Did you not download the a2SD+ version of R9? You should have done, and partitioned your SD card for an EXT partition. Then you don't have to move or push any Apps anywhere. A2sd+ tricks android into thinking its internal memory.

    Removing system apps only clears system space not data space so that wont help.

    One of the biggest advantages of custom roms is a2SD+ so surprised you're not utilising it.
     
  3. gswallow

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    Right, so clearly I thought the Froyo implementation would negate the need for an additional A2SD app. Is there any way I can add this without having to reflash with the Modaco Rom with built in A2SD?
     
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    Have you considered a custom partition map? I am using firerat's method on my CDMA desire right now. I like it because I had 239mb free of internal memory on fresh install of Cyanogen 6.1RC1 and I can use the stock apps 2 sd if I start to run low. I feel like you run into less problems, especially if you ever need to use your phone without the sd card in...

    -Dave
     
  5. SUroot

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    Yeah but with a sense Rom, not going to claw back much /system space.

    OP, if you partition your SD card via Rom manager you can flash the Rom and not lose any data.

    Just move all apps back to internal.

    If you take a titanium backup then reset if it doesn't work, you cab restore that way.

    Quick system info from market will tell you if its worked or not
     
  6. gswallow

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    I've tried doing this but I get the

    E:failed to seek in /cache/update.zip
    E:signature verification failed.....message.

    Restart from scratch perhaps?
     
  7. SUroot

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    You choose install file from zip. Not apply update.zip
     
  8. gswallow

    gswallow New Member
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    Don't ask me how this eventually worked, but it just did. I re-formatted the SD card in windows (although that didn't work immediately). Also tried using Amon-Ra recovery as this has a partition option, but couldn't get that to install either.

    However, I left it for a while, rebooted and it showed up in Quick System Info as active!

    By far and away the most frustrating Android experience so far, and could so easily have been solved had HTC put a decent amount of internal storage in the thing in the first place....
     
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