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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mercurystar999, May 17, 2011.

  1. mercurystar999

    Thread Starter

    Keep getting low on space warnings so i'm in need of an idiot guide.

    Have read the guide a number of times but still have questions. The ara build is not mentioned an my phone. I have a build number is that the one i need?

    I have a boot number of 0.93.0001 and pvt3

    So I need to download

    HTC Sync, HBOOT Drivers and unrevoked 3.21.

    I've gone through the FAQ and have downloaded to my computer the Goldcardtool.rar. When i right click it does not give me the option to run as admin?

    Thanks Neil

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes its the build number you need. Is it my guide you're using?

    .rar files need to be "unzipped" using winrar. Its a compressed file like winzip, but better.
  3. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    or 7zip :p
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I'll forget you said that, if only for the fact that I'm stuck in my ways! :)
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    it cant rar but it can unrar :p
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Ah I .rar everything. Its compression is a bit more aggressive than zip.

    Although not sure if 7zip expands on that.

    I just got unrar (free) off the market so I can unrar on the phone too
  7. mercurystar999

    Thread Starter

    Yeah it's your guide.

    Ok worked the rar thing out now. Can i confirm that i only need those three files?

    When i root my phone will my low space warnings go?
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Sorry which 3 files? What are the other 2?

    No, rooting alone will not simply give you more space but it will give you the springboard to do things you cant.

    Flashing a custom rom with a2sd+ and partitioning your SD card is the most common. Have a look at the a2sd+ for for more of an explanation.

    That is also linked in My signature.
  9. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    win rar for phone? must get
  10. mercurystar999

    Thread Starter

    On the downloads bit of your guide
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    After you have a gold card,

    You need to do HTC sync, unrevoked and hboot drivers. If you have erase size 40k, you also need amonRA
  12. mercurystar999

    Thread Starter

    I have pvt3 though so don't need to check the erase size?
  13. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    you dont
  14. mercurystar999

    Thread Starter

    I take it you mean i don't need to check?
  15. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    You take it correctly.

    (It's only PVT4 who need to check).
  16. Meh

    Meh Well-Known Member

    Please ignore - wrong thread.

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