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Got the 'stalling' problem? Rooted? Try this...

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Just did this on my SGS, with a /data/data of not quite 50MB.

And... MAN, THAT'S FAST! E.g. loading the monitoring history of SystemPanel App doesn't take a second, before it took 10s+...

Any side-effects to be afraid of?

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Side-effects ONLY if you hit the capacity limit. I'm working on that tho obviously.

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Side-effects ONLY if you hit the capacity limit. I'm working on that tho obviously.

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hi paul,

maybe the idea is to identify the core processes, and create a symbolic link to the nand storage?

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They've kinda done that already, if you have a look around dbdata. There's other partitions that seem to be unmounted, gonna look into what they are for...

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There's 30MB on /cache we could potentially do something with too...

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Hmm i got root. but i cant figure out how to activate busybox. I can't seem to do a adb remount. it just says "remount failed: No such file or directory"

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Hmm i got root. but i cant figure out how to activate busybox. I can't seem to do a adb remount. it just says "remount failed: No such file or directory"

once you are in the shell (i.e. after adb shell)

type busybox before the command e.g. busybox cp ...

Arnon

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Hmm i got root. but i cant figure out how to activate busybox. I can't seem to do a adb remount. it just says "remount failed: No such file or directory"

Ah ok. Searched market for "busybox" that seemed to do the trick... And skipped adb remount... stuff seems to work anyways... Ill see if it helps :lol:

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what did you use to figure the size.. i tried in busybox ls -R -k doesnt work..

thanks

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what did you use to figure the size.. i tried in busybox ls -R -k doesnt work..

thanks

I used busybox du -h

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How easy is this to undo if needed ? I'd like to test, but also have a "PLAN B"

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How easy is this to undo if needed ? I'd like to test, but also have a "PLAN B"

thanks figured it out b4 u posted and got the size 44 meg.. now just trying to determine if i want to do the change.. do you know if n1 and other

phones do it this way.. dont really want to do a reinstall if i go over.. and burn out the internal memory if it cannot handle too many writes etc.

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How easy is this to undo if needed ? I'd like to test, but also have a "PLAN B"

Just read the first post again. The word "Wipe" was mentioned. Cool.

LETS DO IT !!!!!!

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Completely reversible. :lol:

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Completely reversible. :lol:

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Shall we try ? Mines got some Serious issues. All data / most apps gone / com.android.phone FC ......

The price we have to pay for dancing with the devil ;-)

EDIT : My phone seems to have booted up in safe mode. I didn't even know it has a safe mode !!! Lol.

EDIT 2 : Everything is FC. Unable to adb to phone or go to settings or anything.

Time to wipe. I'm a casualty. This is what it feels like. Strange. I've never been a casualty before.

EDIT 3 : Got adb access !!! . Now if someone could assist in the reversal commands. Theres a point or two I don't get. Thanks.

EDIT 4 : Sorry if this is getting boring. Lost root access through adb for some reason. Permission denied

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hey there, i'm a first time Android user and is very excited about development of custom ROM. I manged to root my GS and get to busy box, but how do you guys check the size of data/data and bdata?

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I used busybox du -h

hey there, i'm a first time Android user and is very excited about development of custom ROM. I manged to root my GS and get to busy box, but how do you guys check the size of data/data and bdata?

The first quote was posted 6 posts ago .... You seriously missed it ? Wow ...

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EDIT 3 : Got adb access !!! . Now if someone could assist in the reversal commands. Theres a point or two I don't get. Thanks.

To undo I believe these are the steps (Based on my linux knowledge), if you followed the initial steps 100% correctly/completely:

su

rm /data/data (This will delete your symlink)

mv /data/data.bak /data/data (Restore your backup)

reboot

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The first quote was posted 6 posts ago .... You seriously missed it ? Wow ...

I tried before i posted, but the list came out really long, but i did not see anything that says data/data or dbdata

edit : or maybe i cant see it because it's on top of the list and i do not know how to scroll it back up.

edit 2 : ok got it, he did not mention du -h data/data. doh

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I re-flashed the phone and re-did the steps and it works fine. Everything seems to be zipping along, but some testing is needed yet. Thanks @megakid for your assistance, but the phone lost adb access and I was ... well screwed by then !!!

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sorry i have great problem. after i type su in the cmd the massage is: permission denied. What´s mistake???

Thanks for help

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This is great. The phone is superfast now. I have over 20 apps install and only 20.53MB used.

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I uninstalled Google earth just to get /data/data down to 80Mb. After following the steps, the phone is blazing fast now. Thanks Paul.

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The data foder in my phone is too large, more than 300MB. I didn't install google earth, just some gameloft games.

I wonder whether there is any other ways to mv and ln some parts in the data folder, not all things in data folder.

Thanks.

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THANKS TO PAUL!

This is my first smartphone and I managed to follow the instructions and it worked :lol: I think, I am not sure how to see if it did, but the adb commands went off without a hitch and then rebooted fine. Phone is running well (not sure if same or better though)

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