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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SmellTheGlove, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. SmellTheGlove

    SmellTheGlove Lurker
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    Hello all! I will get right to the point here.

    I have an HTC desire and am with US Cellular

    Goals - deleting stupid pre installed aps
    - moving aps and files to my currently useless SD card
    - Not losing my mind.

    So far, I have...

    Rooted (I think), I went here unrevoked.com/recovery, and followed instructions. I still see the brand on startup but I do have options when I reboot and hold power and volume up.

    I now have an ico that says "Rom Manager" and a ninja icon that says "superuser permissions."

    What do I do now? A step by step would be great. I don't know enough to proceed on my own and I don't want to kill my phone. Can anyone shed some light. Please keep in mind I am slow when it comes to this stuff, so If you could dumb it down like you're talking to a 10 year old that would be great.

    Thanks is advance everyone:)

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Is US cellular CDMA or GSM?

    Ok, firstly just to clarify,

    You can delete the apps pre-installed BUT this wont give you more internal memory. These apps are on the rom's system panel.

    If you really want to remove them anyway, I can link you to my guide.

    However, noy you are rooted, you may wish to experiment with custom roms.

    First thing to is boot into recovery (vol down +power from Off> use vol to move to recovery and power to select it>if red triangel shown, press vol up +power).

    Should have a black screen and green writing (clockwork mod recovery) DO A BACKUP ;)

    If you are having memory issues, You should look around for a custom HTC desire rom that has a2SD+. This is a hack that (once you have partitioned your SD card correctly) tricks android into thinking the SD card is internal memory, ergo, you apps are installed there.

    After taking your backup mentioned earlier, backup all your SD card folders onto your computer. In rom manager, ensure you have "flashed" clockwork mod recovery (it doesnt really flash it, it puts a zip file on your sd) then go into the partion SD card option. You need a 512MB (maybe 1024/1GB) ext partion with swap =0.

    Then put your files back onto sd card.

    Also download titanium backup and do a backup of your data.

    Now, when you install a rom with a2SD+ (download onto sd card, then install via recovery menu as mentioned before or via rom manager - Wipe data first), everything will go to SD card.

    Hope this helps.

    Its daunting first time around. This isn't a full guide by any means. Firstly identify a rom you would like (or give us some criteria and let us recommend you one) then take it slowly, step at a time.
  3. SmellTheGlove

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    Wow, THANK YOU, this is sure to help out when I get a chance to do it (probably shouldnt be doing this at work...) As far as roms go, I really do like HTC sense, but to tell you the truth, I am not really aware of what Im able to use or what other cool roms are out there. Also, USCC is CDMA I think, no sim cards.

    I guess I do actually just want the stupid bloatware off my phone. If anything, just in spite of the fact that they stuff our phones full of apps we don't need and that we can't control. It's MY phone damnit! :p

    I forgot to mention that I primarily use my Macbook Pro, will using Mac OS cause a problem?
  4. SmellTheGlove

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    The only option on the black screen with green writing is "backup and restore."

    Down below it says clockwork rec v2.5.0.9

    Nevermind, currently backing up.
    Is this being backed up in case I f something up I can revert to this backup?

    Also, I have nothing to backup on my SD card, can I skip the step of backing up the files and just go ahead and partition?
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    the backup is backing up the system and phone nand.
    its not backing up the sdcard as this will stay intact

    its important to do this incase you make a modification that you cannot fix. you can restore your phone as it is now with a few simple menu choices
  6. SmellTheGlove

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    Thanks Rasta, It turns out I screwed up somehow and the phone was hanging on the HTC intro screen. Im restoring right now... any ideas what caused it to hang like that?
  7. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

  8. SmellTheGlove

    SmellTheGlove Lurker
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    I had just finished installing the new ROM from the zip file I loaded onto the SD card. On reboot, it hung at the HTC screen

    Are you saying that I should stop trying to get this to work becuase there is no working sense rom for CDMA? I hope thats not the case... :(
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I've only had a quick look, bit the sense roms I found were not fully functional yet. Cdma desire is still quite new.

    Keep an eye on those links.

    Sorry I.can't be of more help.

    There used to be methods of installing a2SD+ separately, so maybe look.into that.

    Also.there is partitioning of internal memory, but could be risky and is a bot technical
  10. SmellTheGlove

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    I tried again with no luck... bummer. Is there any other way to get apps and stuff onto the SD card of a rooted phone running 2.1? I have like 12mb free and Im starting to think about throwing my phone out of my condos 11th story window...
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    If there is such a thing as a 2.2 cdma ruu, then that would work.

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