Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:56 pm

ChronoReverse wrote:But as long as you do a nandroid backup first, you can't go wrong.

Nandroid is your friend. Nandroid will protect you from your own stupidity. Take this from one who knows.
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:00 pm

ChronoReverse wrote:
Madman wrote:
ChronoReverse wrote:Oh yeah, even though the native USB tethering isn't working, there's a good chance a 3rd party USB tethering app from the Play Store will work. Give it a spin.

One more question, is it safe to remove unused applications by remounting the file system to r+w, and simply rm'ing them?


If you're removing the APK, it's safe in the sense it won't directly break the system. If the APK is for an essential system app then of course it can be bad.

I'd recommend making a nandroid through clockwordmod recovery before proceeding. Furthermore, I'd recommend using the Freeze option as Captain Ned mentioned before outright deleting. But as long as you do a nandroid backup first, you can't go wrong.

I was too lazy to do a nandroid backup :D

But it seems the approach for removal worked:
mount -o remount,rw /system
cd /system/app
rm RomManager.apk
cd /data/davik-cache
rm systemm@app@RomManager.apk@classes.dex

cd /
du | grep RomM
[turns out empty]

reboot to remount /system as ro, clean any residental info

It's actually fun to own a rooted phone :) I only wish I could ssh into it, typing in that tiny terminal emulator is painfull :(
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:02 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
ChronoReverse wrote:But as long as you do a nandroid backup first, you can't go wrong.

Nandroid is your friend. Nandroid will protect you from your own stupidity. Take this from one who knows.

By nandroid you mean booting into bootloaded -> recovery (this is a clockworksrecovery if I understand correctly)
backup/restore -> backup

Or some other thing?

Yay, only 60MB of RAM used after reboot 8)
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:08 pm

Madman wrote:By nandroid you mean booting into bootloaded -> recovery (this is a clockworksrecovery if I understand correctly)
backup/restore -> backup

Or some other thing?

Yay, only 60MB of RAM used after reboot 8)


Yes, that's a nandroid.
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:13 pm

Congrats! I upgraded to AOKP (Android Open Kang Project, just another fork of AOSP) on my Droid 3 about 4 months ago and have found it to be fantastic, with only one minor flaw.
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:24 pm

lonleyppl wrote:Congrats! I upgraded to AOKP (Android Open Kang Project, just another fork of AOSP) on my Droid 3 about 4 months ago and have found it to be fantastic, with only one minor flaw.


I ran AOKP exclusively on my Nexus. It's awesome.

You're gonna say it has one flaw then not tell us what it is?
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:31 pm

Ehh, moving opera browser from /data/app to /system/app failed miserably :(

Moved the file, permissions were right, cleared the dalvik-cache, left the user data in /data/cacheorsomething/com.opera.browser/* intact, rebooted...

And no go, every launch suffered a fatal error. Moving the file back to /data/app, clearing the dalvik-cache resulted in same error :(

Only reinstall of the app fixed everything. Shame...
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:07 pm

If you don't have to, I'd recommend not moving user apps to system. Also, if you ever encounter strange errors after mucking around, try to wipe your cache and dalvik cache from the recovery to see if that clears it up. I see you deleted the dalvik files manually but sometimes things just mess up.
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:20 pm

DancinJack wrote:
lonleyppl wrote:Congrats! I upgraded to AOKP (Android Open Kang Project, just another fork of AOSP) on my Droid 3 about 4 months ago and have found it to be fantastic, with only one minor flaw.


I ran AOKP exclusively on my Nexus. It's awesome.

You're gonna say it has one flaw then not tell us what it is?


It's an issue with the sound working in a call while Wi-Fi or Bluetooth is on. I don't make too many calls...
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:22 pm

ChronoReverse wrote:If you don't have to, I'd recommend not moving user apps to system.

There is a lot of space in /system mount, and not so much in /data mount. I would like to get some super stable, mandatory apps to reside on /system, where they cannot be uninstalled, and free up disk space, so that I wouldn't have to move apps to /mnt/sdcard, which has it's own share of problems.

GhostCommander, Opera Browser and maybe something else like that seem to be very good candidates to move there, as they are pretty much mission critical for anything.

ChronoReverse wrote:Also, if you ever encounter strange errors after mucking around, try to wipe your cache and dalvik cache from the recovery to see if that clears it up. I see you deleted the dalvik files manually but sometimes things just mess up.

Hmmm, come to think of it, it could be that some caches were left unclean. That's why only reinstall helped, which incidentally deleted appdata and customizations.
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:27 pm

Madman wrote:There is a lot of space in /system mount, and not so much in /data mount. I would like to get some super stable, mandatory apps to reside on /system, where they cannot be uninstalled, and free up disk space, so that I wouldn't have to move apps to /mnt/sdcard, which has it's own share of problems.

Just keep in mind some things won't work in system and updates will install back into user space anyway.
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Re: Cyanogenmodding the phone, yes or no?

Postposted on Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:42 pm

I CM7'd my Droid Incredible, and never looked back. It was leaps and bounds ahead of the stock HTC firmware in every aspect - and despite the quirks and steep learning curve, I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone dissatisfied with their stock phone.
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