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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dannymur, May 15, 2011.

  1. dannymur

    dannymur Android Enthusiast
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    As in the question above, have uninstalled quite a lot of apps I don't use, e.g. Kindle.

    I am preparing for GEN1/GEN2 upgrade, and want to also clear unwanted Data from my SD, as it is still the original 2GB I got from Orange.

    I have also forced quite a few apps onto the SD, using Mod Install Location, which worked for most apps, including FaceBook!!!

    My question is can I delete folders for the uninstalled Apps, e.g. Kindle,

    Here is what I see on my SD, Kindle was uninstalled some time ago......don't laff at the Books, just testing :p


    TIA for any help......

    BTW, maybe Shadowninty or any other resident here can just give an update regarding the GEN1/GEN2 upgrade, and use of SS5, i.e. backing up of existing apps, SD Card partitioning, Cache sizes, etc, etc......

    gettin kinda complicated for this old head now :eek:

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  2. dannymur

    dannymur Android Enthusiast
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    gentle bump!!
  3. well you can certainly delete any folders left by uninstalled apps without consequence. Haven't tried swedish spring on g2 though so someone else hopefully can comment. I went with the gen2 image + cyanogen mod 7.0.2 update file from the usual places then via rom manager to 7.0.3 when it came out. It was every bit as simple as flashing a rom. Backed up with titanium as usual but although i got all my apps back on restoring i had lost the app data. Not sure if that's a consequence of the upgrade or if i just clicked the wrong restore option this time round.
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  4. dannymur

    dannymur Android Enthusiast
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    Thank you friend slackereconomy....:) much obliged.

    Looks as if SS RLS5 is available as GEN2, so I think it's time to move onwards and upwards.

    [ROM] [froyo] Swedish Spring RLS5 [2011-04-19] [OLED+TFT] [Gen1][Gen2] - Android @ MoDaCo

    Still a tad nervous about Cyanogen, although I will probably end up there :thinking:

    Just on your point regarding losing Data on upgrade, I still have the original SD Card from Orange, which is formatted FAT16, so I have, as an experiment, backed the SD card to my laptop, using this from Market:


    I decided to reformat the SD card to the more usual FAT32.......

    Ohh Ohh

    When I restored my SD Back-up to the newly reformatted card, I could not find any of my apps , just remnants, which I had to un-install, and then re-install, so simple backing up, formatting, and restoring did not work as expected.

    I did gain a lot of space on the SD card, but it was scary indeed.

    see here, from MoDaCo me as IrishPancake:

    How To Recover Unused Ext2/3 Partitions - Android @ MoDaCo

    Of course, my new 16GB card will be formatted FAT32 already, so there should be no problem......

    famous last words??

    Thanks again :D
  5. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    Upgrading to Gen2 wont wipe SDCard, however the .android_secure folder gets deleted which has the apps

    Backup with Titanium, and if going to CM only restore app data
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  6. dannymur

    dannymur Android Enthusiast
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    Thank you sn....

    I have another query, related to my format of SD card from FAT16->FAT32.

    I did this recently, and had backed up the full SD Card Contents to my Laptop, including all hidden, . files and any system files... I thought!!

    When I restored, I found that I had to reinstall all the apps that were on the SD card, having first uninstalled the remnants through Settings/Applications/Manage.

    I allowed any apps which could be installed to SD to go there, and I also used App2SD with Mod Install Location, to set External as my default location for installing apps.

    All is OK, apps are installed on SD, those which can be, and those which won't work are back on phone...

    But, I cannot see the apps in the .android_secure folder in /mnt/sdcard.

    I can see the xxx.asec files there when connected to my PC.

    Having read up a little, it seems that this may be normal, as the Android system tries to ensure "security and no copying of apps".

    Explained here much better than I ever could:

    [FAQ] Bugless Beast - Pete - AllDroid Public Board

    Now, I am rooted, definitely, and using Root Explorer, and many other File Managers, but I still cannot see anything in that

    /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure folder

    no permissions, no nothing........

    Should I be seeing anything.

    BTW, Storage Analyser, free from market shows all the Apps on the SD card
  7. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    Yup, you wont be able to see anything in .android_secure in the Android OS for security reasons, rooted or whatever
  8. dannymur

    dannymur Android Enthusiast
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    Agreed, But Storage Analyzer is a good app, No??


    Whaddya tink of Leinster??

    Boy's in Blue.....:))
  9. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    well Danny, Lord Shadow here has never used said app, thus it must be utter crap :p

    in all seriousness, I've seen it recommended elsewhere so it must be decent

    ah they did well... in the second half
    listening on radio
  10. dannymur

    dannymur Android Enthusiast
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    How true, a chara......brill 2nd half, but we miss Mr. Hook on de Telly

    sure Cork still have Sam....until September....at least :p

    Then....who knows....could be our turn :rolleyes:

  11. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    hahahahaha good one :D
    in stitches
  12. dannymur

    dannymur Android Enthusiast
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