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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by moochbert, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. moochbert

    moochbert Lurker
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    I rooted my desire a few months ago following guides here, installed cyanogen mod 7 then gave it to my wife to use.

    It's been running great, until tonight when she tells me she rebooted it because it was force closing and now it's stuck in a boot loop. I know she'd been running out of memory and using apps2sd which may have caused the problem.

    TBH, when I rooted, I just followed the guides, then instantly forgot what I did, so I have no idea what I need to do, even after reading similar forum posts.

    I can get into the menu using Power + Vol down but don't know what I should do after that.

    It has S-OFF and recovery goes to CWM-AlphaRev Recovery v2.5.1.8
    if that helps.

    I did install titanium backup so there should be a backup on the sd card, but prob not a recent one.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Either way its going to be a wipe of data. Then we can check the partition if that's what you mean by apps2sd.

    Use titanium to schedule almost nightly backups. Use sms backup+.to backup sms or call logs to gmail
  3. moochbert

    moochbert Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks. Fished the desire out of the drawer, backed up everything I need off it, reread all I could about ROMs & alpharev and still don't have a clue what to do next.

    Would some kind soul please help get me started. Should I wipe data/factory reset or something else?
  4. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert


    i assume you are planning to re flash the rom/another rom? if so then yes you need to wipes data/cache adn then dalvic (in advanced) - this is what i do and not had any issues so far after many flashes

    good luck
  5. moochbert

    moochbert Lurker
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    Thanks. I'm wiped the data/factory reset and wiped dalvic. Do I now install zip from sdcard? And is that it? I can see the cm ROM is still there on the sdcard.
  6. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    sorry for delay - yes - i would wipe cache too first just to be sure - then flash rom form the recovery menu - then reboot - then wait while it sorts itself out :)
  7. moochbert

    moochbert Lurker
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    Excellent. Booting up again.

    The original reason for rooting was to overcome the limited internal storage for apps. I thought I'd followed the steps to partition the sdcard to install apps, but it obviously didn't work.

    Is it possible to set up the phone so that apps are seemlessly automatically installed to sdcard?

    This is what the phone storage says right now with 4GB card inserted.

    SD Card
    Total space 3.19GB
    Available space 2.42GB

    Internal Storage

    Total space 148MB
    Available space 106MB
  8. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    cool :)

    right yes i see - i didnt go the partition route as it seem to cause issue for some peope - so i went the hboot method - using cm7r2 - with dgb i had around 160mb free with my 50 ish apps loaded - which is very good for me
    Currently i only have around 90mb free as on bigger rom - but that is ok

    im not sure if a rom will auto install apps to sd - but i have seem some that ask you where to install the app when you download it

    hope that helps


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