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  1. mercurystar999

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    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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    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.
     
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    or 7zip :p
     
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    it cant rar but it can unrar :p
     
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    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
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    win rar for phone? must get
     
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    On the downloads bit of your guide
     
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    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
     
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    I have pvt3 though so don't need to check the erase size?
     
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    you dont
     
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    I take it you mean i don't need to check?
     
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    You take it correctly.

    (It's only PVT4 who need to check).
     
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    Please ignore - wrong thread.
     
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