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  1. wyvilledog

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    Where do I enable mass storage mode on the desire?

    I have deleted MyPhoneExplorer program and HTC sync has long gone (obviously still have the two HTC driver files).

    If this don’t work then I will have to s-off I think?
     

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    Nope, no joy :-(

    Time to S-off? :-S
     
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    Well you can keep going in circles possibily forever or move forward ;)
     
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    There is just one more thing I will try and that is to try it on my dad's PC.

    Which guide has the s-off instructions? What do I have to do to s-off? And can you ever put s back on?
     
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    This S-OFF guide is in our Sticky topic: S-OFF
     
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    When you do the S-off, they prompt you to install CWM which apparently works with erase size 40,000 however its caused more harm than good so skip that and then we can talk about flashing amonRA
     
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    YYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaa!

    I've got RA v2.0.1, nah nah nah naaaaahhhhh!

    lol

    I have just done it on my dad's computer, I think MyPhoneExplore was possibly the cause as Rastaman FB said.

    Finally!

    So, what's next!
     
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    have a cup of tea :p
     
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    So I have downloaded Redux 1.2, I now do these steps?


    1) download you chosen ROM onto SD card
    2) Do all your backups
    3) Boot into recovery manually (see recovery section earlier)
    4) Choose "wipe data / factory reset"
    5) Choose "Install zip from SD card"
    6) Once complete, choose "reboot system now"
     
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    pretty much, make sure you backup your system after you boot to recovery before wipe (nandroid) as this can restore your entire system to how it currently is.

    you might want to partition your sdcard as redux supports A2SD. read the a2sd guide
     
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    Yep making sure the backup is done via recovery and also titanium.

    It May even be worth getting sms backup+ to backup sms to gmail
     
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    I backed up my texts and phone book using myphoneexplorer. I did back up using Nand but I didn't "partition your sdcard as redux supports A2SD. read the a2sd guide".

    Do I need to partition the SDcard from bootloader and then reinstall the file again?


    So far the Redux 1.2 seems to be the bees knees, totally impressed!
     
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    as you are using amonRA you can make partitions from the recovery, be warned it will wipe your sdcard so move everything off it before you do it.
    you will need to use the convert option afterwards to convert it from ext2 to ext3
    then flash redux over the top without wiping and it should see the partition


    this will give you more room for apps and you will no longer need to move apps to sd using widgets or tools (internal installtion will install apps to your a2sd partition
     
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    What swap size and what ext2 size do I need?

    I went onto partition and then partition SD
     
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    you dont need swap size
    ive used 512 for the last year some people choose 1gb
     
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    Just trying to put the Redux file back on the phone, computer doesn't seem to want to see it.

    *Edit - Know I know what you have been talking about enabling mass storeage, found it in the notification bar!*

    Have done everything you said so far apart from reflashing.

    How do I check that the partition worked OK once done?
     
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    while in recovery click on mount storage and you should be able to put the files back on the sdcard as a mass storage device

    then flash

    once booted into the rom you can download "quick system info" and it will show you the various information there like a2sd storage etc.

    turn off the notifications and do not use the task manager for it.

    EDIT youve just seen how to do it in the rom, well played for some reason i didnt think you were in the rom
     
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    Morning, haven’t had the chance to fully explore the Redux ROM, but one thing I am finding annoying, is how do you add an app to the start screen? I can only add a widget or shortcut? Is this a ROM feature as I may need a different ROM!

    The only other question I have is, is there anyway on removing the emergency call button on the password menu (in my case, draw a pattern)?
    There’s two reason for me asking this, one is because I hate them because of the chance of accidentally hitting it or something and dialing away and the other reason is that some times my kids get hold of my phone and whilst they don’t know my password, they could hit that button quite easily.

    Other than that, looks quite good and am pleased with it. I did wonder why RUroot has a 2.3 version when only the highest one available on the Redux website is 1.2?
     
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    If you select "shortcut" what are the options? Is one of them "application"? :)

    That sort of thing depends on the launcher rather than the ROM. So Go Launcher Ex offers "application" as a long press option, while Launcher Pro just offers "shortcut", but if you choose that the first type of shortcut in the list is to an application.

    Edit: and SUroot is running (stripped down) Redux 1.2 as well - the "2.3" is the android version.
     
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    RUroot. Yuk!
     
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    Ha ha RUroot, if you just go into your app drawer and long press an app it will be magically transported to your homescreen, I suppose to remove the emergency call feature you could try a different lock screen (Im sure there is an app for that) 2.3 is the android version,
     
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    I meant SUroot! I meant you!

    Coffee has not kicked in yet, I have to type ultra fast at the moment
     
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    RUroot lol awesome

    you could be RUroot??!!??
     
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