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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hollywoodroid, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. hollywoodroid

    hollywoodroid Lurker
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    I am a total noob when it comes to 'rooting' with oclf. I have read many threads on it and am still having a hard time understanding what it does. Am I still running Android if I use this? I know it makes the phone run faster, but how? Will it change the way my phone looks?

    Totally lost. If someone could explain, in laymans terms, what OCLF is and does - pros and cons - I would be forever grateful!!

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  2. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    all rooting does is allow you access to parts of the phone that are generally blocked, thus rooting allows you to change memory allocated to different parts of the phone..

    the one click lag fix in the market, "oclf", has a one click root with it. its hard to explain how it works, i think i kind of understand but i wont try to explain as i may not be right

    but your phone will look exactly the same, all the lag fix does is uses some of your memory for faster executing of commands. its still android and everything, the oclf even has a one click unlag fix and unroot.
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  3. hollywoodroid

    hollywoodroid Lurker
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    Thanks, that does help. I did see that there is an OCLF with ads and without -- does that mean it puts ads on my phone? Or just when running the OCLF program?
  4. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    its just in the program, the paid version is really a donate version to support the dev
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  5. reinbeau

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    You can use the root option and not install the lag fix - I did it that way, as I've seen no real lag that's nasty enough to bother me, YMMV.
  6. harryzwd

    harryzwd Member

    are there "directions" on how to apply this to your phone? i've read off of XDA:

    Copy over the APK file onto your phone, and run/install it as normal using 'My Files'. There will be a 'One Click Lag Fix' app installed. Run that, and select the option you want!

    The app will automatically kill all running tasks, and enable flight mode. You should probably not use the device while the lag fix is running. If you accidentally hit back or home by mistake, re-enter the app and re-select the lag fix. It should still be running.

    But i've also read about installing rom manager to "flash recovery", etc..??

    Unfortunately i'm just getting into this and it's hard to sift through all the threads and posts when people talk about all sorts of problems because of installing over another lag fix, or having already rooted and running froyo, etc.

    i know there can't be too much to this, but are there a simple 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...instructions on how to apply ryans oclf....?
  7. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    rom manager and flash recovery are needed to backup your current rom, you wont need it for just the oclf. i posted step by step direction in another thread around here about the oclf i'll try and find it. there are directions in the app all you need to know is how to get into recovery mode and that is just powering off your phone, hold both volume buttons down and press the power button, dont let go of the volume buttons till a menu pops up
  8. harryzwd

    harryzwd Member

    thanks crimson - the recovery part is definitely something i would want to do. i'll look for your step by step too...this is the longest i've owned a phone without tinkering and i think i've held out about as long as i can.

    crimson, were you referring to this:

    go to the android market > search "oclf", there will be 2, free and paid both work > open oclf, there will be a root option and select it > it will do part of the root immediately, it will tell you to boot into recovery and select an option called "reinstall packages" > to get into recovery turn your phone off, hold both volume buttons down then press the power button and let go of it, dont let go of volume buttons until a menu pops up > this is where you select "reinstall packages" > the phone will reboot and you are rooted

    i dont remember the directions on the lag fix, its very easy though and tells you how to do it


    i installed to find out if i got everything and i missed one. you will need to install ext2 which there is an option for it in oclf. takes 5 seconds. then you run the lag fix and choose how big you want to make it, depending on how many apps you have. if you plan on having a whole lot then you can move the little slider up. i have alot but when i had 2.1 i put it up to 1gb but never came anywhere close to using that much
  9. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    yea thats it. to do the backup you need to first root, then you need to download rom manager from the market. you can then open it and there will be an option to flash recovery at the top, choose your device and it will do that real fast. then there is an option to create or restore backups, all you do is name it and it does it all from there. you will then go into clockwork recovery and it will make a backup, it may take several minutes. but then you can always go back to how your phone was at that exact time even if it bricks
  10. harryzwd

    harryzwd Member

    crimson - thanks again. i just installed ryan's OCLF per your instructions:

    download and install OCLF from market
    run OCLF and chose root device
    restarted phone into recovery mode and chose "reinstall packages"
    phone rebooted with superuser app installed - so it was indeed rooted
    ran OCLF again and installed ext2 tools (no reboot)
    used back key to OCLF menu and ran lagfix v2
    (lagfix install took maybe 5 minutes) phone rebooted

    ...please note that phone goes into "plane mode" for lagfix install and will reboot with "plane mode" on, so disable this to get back on AT&T...

    i did nothing else but what i noted above. my quadrant score before installing lagfix was 884. after applying lagfix its 2282...!??!?! woohoo!

    what that translates into as far as apps and functions running quicker i have no idea yet, but i will report back soon.
  11. harryzwd

    harryzwd Member

    i did exactly what you said:
    i installed rom manager from the market, ran clockwork recovery from the menu, then created a backup of my current rom, i accepted the current date name it gave it and the phone rebooted into recovery mode, i gave it a couple of minutes then hit the power button to reboot once again.

    so i'm all good. just from using the phone a few minutes the improvement in speed noticeable and amazing. i fear to think what this will do to battery life - but maybe it wont be so bad?

    anyone thinking of doing this should just do it. i cant believe how easy it is. a huge thank you to everyone involved.
  12. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    my battery life didnt get noticeable worse or anything. if i wanted i could get 2 days on 1 charge but thats pushing it so i always charge mine at night. i wouldnt worry about battery
  13. harryzwd

    harryzwd Member

    not to highjack this thread - but now that i'm rooted i need to remove all of this AT&T crapware. i'll post a link here when i find out how as i'm sure that's the next step anyone doing this root/lagfix would want to do.
  14. CrimsonPride

    CrimsonPride Android Expert

    you can download titanium backup and it has an option to remove apps, even bloatware
  15. harryzwd

    harryzwd Member

    that's what i found too - it seemed like the easiest way to go about it. although titanium warns me about turning on usb debugging (easy enough) but also warns me that i will not be able to restore apps from my backup...because there is no allowing for "unknown sources" within settings/applications.

    there is a workaround, but it seems way too involved...plus i'm less worried about restoring from a backup since i would probably flash to a different rom if i had to "redo" my phone. plus i use appbrain, which keeps a list of all my installed apps, etc.


    after removing almost all of the AT&T bloatware my quadrant score went up to 2353!
    i'm definitely loving the way the phone feels now...
  16. odindra

    odindra Member

    I receive this too. Curious, what workaround are you speaking of?
  17. odindra

    odindra Member

    Some have proffered suggestions and I've read a few, just wondering what you know of :rolleyes:
  18. harryzwd

    harryzwd Member

  19. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

  20. odindra

    odindra Member

    was referring to TiBu and te "unknown sources" msg...I'll do more research on my end.
  21. camsdroid

    camsdroid Newbie

    thx for the help

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