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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by romey2000, May 17, 2011.

  1. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    I searched high and low for a solution to my problem but have yet to find one [​IMG]
    I'm very new to "modding" and successfully ( or so I thought) installed CyanogenMod 7 on my Desire...everything works except for the fact that i'm unable to download larger apps such as Google Maps and Angry Birds...can anyone help me figure out why this is happening? [​IMG]
     



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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    How big is your /cache partition? 5MB?

    I thought CM7 had a script in /system/etc/init.d called 06mountdl. Can you look in your rom zip file and confirm please?

    If you havent got this script, go to the useful downloads link in my signature and find the scriopts section.

    Download the scripts.zip and open (not extract) the zip. Navigate to /system/etc/init.d and delete the other 2 scripts, leaving just 06mountdl.

    Close the zip with the x and flash it.
     
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  3. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    I've heard that this problem has to do with the cache on my sd card and i need to increase the partition, does that make sense?
    I do have that file 06mountdl... what do I do with it?
     
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    No its the /cache partition on your phone. nothing to do with SD card.

    Using "quick system information" please can you tell me your /cache partition size and how much free / used space it has?
     
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  5. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    pardon my ignorance but what is "quick system information"?
    My internal storage space is 148mb and 104mb available...
     
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Its an app on the market. Download it please and then tell me everythign it says about cache.
     
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  7. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    ya i guessed that after i posted the msg :)
    System cache total 40mb; free 3.88mb...
     
  8. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User


    OK.

    That free space needs to be bigger than what you want to download.

    I assume the 06mountdl looks at the total size of the cache partition so lets forget about that.

    What you need to do is boot into recovery and wipe cache (NOT dalvik cache - although this wont break anything).

    What recovery have you got?
     
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  9. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    i have Clockwork mod recovery... i wiped the cache partition and reboot but nothing has changed :(
     
  10. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    this is what i was told...does it make sense to u?

    1. Backup SD Card
    2. Partition your SD Card with Rom Manager (I used 512mb/64mb swap)
    3. Install Simple2Ext (You can find it in the Android Market)
    4. Open Simple2Ext and toggle on 'Download Cache'.
    5. Now, reboot your Desire and you should be able to install Angry Birds/Maps/Other big apps.

    //For this method you dont need to reflash.
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User


    So in Quick system info, it still only shows as 3.88MB free?

    In which case go into the mounts and storage menu in clockwork mod and "Format cache"
     
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  12. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User


    Never use rom manager for anything.

    This option is for people with very small cache partitions. This is not your problem. if it was your problem, you still wouldnt need to do that because you have 06mountdl in init.d that symlinks /cache/download to data/download if /cache is too small.

    Forget all those steps there.

    Your problem is your cache partition is full. We need to concentrate on emptying your cache partition

    How many roms have you successfully flashed in the past?
    Have you succesffully backed up in the past?
    Are you s-off?
    Do you own root explorer?
     
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  13. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    ok well i formated the cache like u told me and now it's increased to 4.16mb free...is there any way to increase that further?
    this is my first time i've ever flashed anything, i'm totally new to this
     
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Could you answer all my questions please
     
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  15. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    How many roms have you successfully flashed in the past? 0
    Have you succesffully backed up in the past? yes
    Are you s-off? don't know what s-off is sorry
    Do you own root explorer? no... is there a free version on the market?
     
  16. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Ok I'm going to assume you rooted and checked your erase size as per up to date rooting guides. See signature. Need confirmation your erase size is 20000

    If so, read the adb faq in my Sig too.


    Set up your pc for adb. Go into adb shell and use the following commands

    mount /cache
    rmdir /cache/*
     
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  17. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    I have no idea what this means "Ok I'm going to assume you rooted and checked your erase size as per up to date rooting guides... Need confirmation your erase size is 20000"

    can you direct me on checking my "erase size"?
    Thanks again for all your patience sir, I know this must be very painful for you! :)
     
  18. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    It's not painful ;)

    Have a look in my root guide also in my Sig
     
  19. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    Hi i've set up my pc for adb, when i get to the cmd prompt do I cd to C:\android-sdk-windows\tools then enter adb shell? or do I enter adb shell just from the C:?
    I've tried both and I just get comment sign #... pls help
     
  20. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Both.work. The # signifies you're at the adb prompt
     
  21. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    hey man can i get your # for after hrs support? lol kidding
    this may sound like a really silly question but how do i know whether or not i dwnlded the correct cm7...I dwnlded my version from Rom Manager...my Desire runs on the HSPA network 850/1900, it's not GSM or CDMA...i've checked out the CM site and they only have those 2 version available for dwnld... could i have just installed the wrong version? is there a particular version available for the network i'm on?
     
  22. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    im pretty sure youre gsm if you have a simcard
    hsdpa is just a 3g protocol over the gsm network

    if you got your cm7 from rom manager i would try and get the one from the xda/CM site as rom manager in most cases (for desire at least) makes a meal out of alot of things

    EDIT: whos your network provider
     
  23. romey2000

    romey2000 Newbie
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    thanks...I'm with Telus, would this be the right version?
     
  24. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I'd still like to know how you got on with the adb please ;)
     
  25. perah

    perah Guest

    Hi SUroot,

    i
     

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