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Wing IMGFS - making the most of the Storage Memory

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I've just extracted the Storage Memory (IMGFS) from my Wing and rebuilt it.

Here's the process I went thru:

- Extract ROM

- Extract IMGFS

- convert IMGFS to dump

- convert dump to packages

- delete IR packages

- compress Office executables using UPX

- compress Adobe Reader LE using UPX

- convert back to dump

- convert back to IMGFS

Here's the lowdown:

IMGFS before: 60.62 MB

IMGFS after: 54.91 MB

As you can see, this gives us over 5.5MB to play with in IMGFS. We can't unfortunately 'reclaim' this space (at the moment at least), but we can use it for other things. I'm thinking that by moving the stuff that's in EXTROM at the moment (i.e. installed at first boot) here, we can gain that space so we should have a bit more 'Storage Memory' free at startup. That won't use the whole 5.5MB, so we can potentially drop something else useful in ROM, maybe Opera and a couple of other must have apps.

Sadly, this is all theory at the moment because i'm not brave enough to do the flash until a Wing RUU comes out and I have a recovery strategy... so let's hope one surfaces soon and we can get this done!

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I've just extracted the Storage Memory (IMGFS) from my Wing and rebuilt it.

Here's the process I went thru:

- Extract ROM

- Extract IMGFS

- convert IMGFS to dump

- convert dump to packages

- delete IR packages

- compress Office executables using UPX

- compress Adobe Reader LE using UPX

- convert back to dump

- convert back to IMGFS

Here's the lowdown:

IMGFS before: 60.62 MB

IMGFS after: 54.91 MB

As you can see, this gives us over 5.5MB to play with in IMGFS. We can't unfortunately 'reclaim' this space (at the moment at least), but we can use it for other things. I'm thinking that by moving the stuff that's in EXTROM at the moment (i.e. installed at first boot) here, we can gain that space so we should have a bit more 'Storage Memory' free at startup. That won't use the whole 5.5MB, so we can potentially drop something else useful in ROM, maybe Opera and a couple of other must have apps.

Sadly, this is all theory at the moment because i'm not brave enough to do the flash until a Wing RUU comes out and I have a recovery strategy... so let's hope one surfaces soon and we can get this done!

P

Paul, now that the RUU is out, do you think that you could experiment with the IMGFS?

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Ooh, sweet, thanks for pointing that out!

Yeah, funtime :)

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We still could do with a bootloader that lets us flash unsigned RUUs, but this DOES give us something of a safety net!

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Would it be possible to replace adobe reader with foxit reader? Or maybe the htc file browser replaced with the latest beta of total commander. Or the contact manager replaced with Pocket CM. Of course I'd also like to see microsoft reader (what can I say I like .lit), weather watcher, tcpmp, psshutxp, wm5torage, and battery status included as well.

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Did anything ever come of this?

I can currently make a pretty small os.nb, but since no one has figured out a way to get either BIGStorage nor a merged storage/extROM for the wing, yet, it's all wasted.

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I've just extracted the Storage Memory (IMGFS) from my Wing and rebuilt it.

Here's the process I went thru:

- Extract ROM

- Extract IMGFS

- convert IMGFS to dump

- convert dump to packages

- delete IR packages

- compress Office executables using UPX

- compress Adobe Reader LE using UPX

- convert back to dump

- convert back to IMGFS

Here's the lowdown:

IMGFS before: 60.62 MB

IMGFS after: 54.91 MB

As you can see, this gives us over 5.5MB to play with in IMGFS. We can't unfortunately 'reclaim' this space (at the moment at least), but we can use it for other things. I'm thinking that by moving the stuff that's in EXTROM at the moment (i.e. installed at first boot) here, we can gain that space so we should have a bit more 'Storage Memory' free at startup. That won't use the whole 5.5MB, so we can potentially drop something else useful in ROM, maybe Opera and a couple of other must have apps.

Sadly, this is all theory at the moment because i'm not brave enough to do the flash until a Wing RUU comes out and I have a recovery strategy... so let's hope one surfaces soon and we can get this done!

P

Paul can you give similar instructions for the IMGFS flash as the Program Files Flash?

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