MoDaCo is undergoing planned maintenance. Site functionality may be reduced - follow @modaco or @paulobrien on Twitter for updates.

  • Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such software
      Nintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)


      CUSTOM ROMS

      You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not be hosted directly in topic via the MoDaCo attachment system
      ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)
      ROMs must give full credit to the original author
      This decision has been taken in light of the huge amount of interest in this area of device customisation within the community, and member feedback! Please note that custom ROM discussion should be kept in specific device sub-areas, (e.g. Kaiser.MoDaCo.com for Kaiser based devices). ISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact me directly via PM. P
    • Support MoDaCo by signing up to a MoDaCo Silver or Gold membership

      To sign up to an annual MoDaCo Silver subscription which will eliminate all ads from the site (as well as giving you access to the MoDaCo Online Kitchens for Android) for only £9.99 using PayPal, Credit or Debit Card, ensure you are logged in to the site, and then click the link below, which will take you directly to the subscription store! You can also sign up to an annual MoDaCo Gold subscription for £29.99, which adds the benefits listed below! PURCHASE A MODACO SUBSCRIPTION - FREE Titanium Backup Mobile for Android worth $5.99! - FREE 1 year PrivateInternetAccess.com worth $39.95! - FREE 1 year LastPass Premium worth $12! - FREE CalcConvert for Pocket PC from Binaryfish worth $17.95! - FREE Calendar Bar for Pocket PC from OmegaOne worth $9.99! - FREE CamerAware for Pocket PC and Smartphone from MoDaCo worth £19.99 / $30! - FREE Chronos for Pocket PC from ActiveKitten worth $14.95! - FREE CodeWallet Pro for Smartphone and Pocket PC from DeveloperOne worth up to $24.95! - FREE Concentrix for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE FlexMail for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE FTouchSL for Pocket PC from Vekoff s.r.o. worth 10 euro / $12.50! - FREE Jewel Challenge for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE John Cody's Alerts Pro for Smartphone from Omnisoft worth $14.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Dutch for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> French for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> German for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Italian for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Spanish for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Dutch for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> French for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> German for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Russian for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Turkish for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE Note2Self for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $19.90! - FREE Opera 8.60 for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Opera Software worth up to $48! - FREE Pocket Informant for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE Pocket Launcher for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Conduits worth $9.95! - FREE PTab for Pocket PC and Smartphone from z4soft worth up to $60! - FREE Resco Explorer for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Resco worth up to $49.90! - FREE Safemode for Pocket PC from monocube worth $12.95 - FREE SplashPhoto for Pocket PC and Smartphone from SplashData worth up to $59.90! - FREE Sprite Backup for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Sprite Software worth $29.95! - FREE Teksoft Glyphs UI for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €9.95! - FREE Teksoft HeadsetRemote for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €4.95! - FREE Traffic Jam for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE unlock (1 per year) from imei-check.co.uk - DISCOUNT of 10% at MoDaCo FairDeal - DISCOUNT of 10% at Semsons.com - FORUM - AD FREE SITE - FORUM - custom rank / title - FORUM - double competition entries - FORUM - double post attachment space - FORUM - no search flood control - FORUM - priority event registration - FORUM - triple PM space
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspensions / ban.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Getting more space for apps while keeping Signalboost

9 posts in this topic

Posted (edited) · Report post

I bought my wife an Orange SF 2 recently to replace a lost phone.

Mostly, it's pretty good, but it has already run out of app space.

I've done some reading and searching in the forum, but I'm a bit confused about the options available to me.

What should I do now to get more space for apps?

There seem to be TPTs that change the partitioning. Can I use these with the stock ROM?

Can I remove some of the Orange bloatware, and thereby free up more space? How do I do this?

I'm happy to install a custom/debranded ROM - but we MUST have Signalboost (we're in a poor reception area for pretty much every mobile network). Are there any such ROMs?

Thanks for any responses. Feel free to point me to articles I should have found and read.

EDIT: Oh yes, and I have been instructed it has to run Smurf Village, whatever I do :)

Edited by soulhand
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

This will be the best option for you;

http://www.modaco.co...or-zte-blade-2/ - Install clockworkmod recovery by following the details on the first post- Easy process, shouldn't run into any problems. If you run into the most common problem which is about drivers then follow this link and it should fix it for you; http://sanfranciscoa...n-francisco-ii/. (Only follow that one page, you can close it after you've finished installing the drivers as you don't need any more information from there).

Then you can flash an Orange debranded ROM or Fish N Chips. Fish N Chips is a custom rom which runs better than the Orange ROM, it looks better, has notification toggles etc and everything works on it. If you don't want to touch a custom rom then just go for the Orange Debranded but I'd recommend Fish N Chips.

Orange Debranded; http://www.modaco.co...ty-gingerbread/

Fish N Chips: http://www.modaco.co...5-testing-rls8/

Before you flash a new rom you should boot into the new recovery you've installed (Turn device off then hold down power on button and volume down) and go to backup/restore and do a backup. Just in case anything goes wrong.

Almost done. Now you should partition your SD card, if you can tell me what gb it is I can try and help you find a suitable option for the partition. Before you partition your SD remember to back it up by transferring all the files on your SD onto your computer as it will be wiped during the partition process.

You partition it by booting into Clockworkmod Recovery and go to advanced then select partition sd card, you'll get some options now; "Select the EXT size that you want (128M, 256M, 512M, 1024M, 2048M or 4096M)" (I have a 16gb sd card so I did a 1gb partition and that's fine for me but you should do this based on the size of your SD, the second menu will ask you to set a swap size, i think I chose the 2nd one from the top (The one after 0). I'd wait for someone with more experience on partitioning to comment before you do this.

After you partition it you can flash the A2SD scripts; http://www.mediafire...e69w1wxegx5ak4f

Then you boot the phone, go to the market and download https://play.google....o.a2sdGUI&hl=en (A2SDGUI) then open it and accept it when it asks for root permission, click the 'Dalvik' menu and then click 'Dalvik cache on sd ext' then click 'move and rebuild', your phone will reboot and then you'll have plenty of space for apps. I had over 250 apps installed on previous ROMs with plenty of space left for more.

You 'flash' things via Clockworkmod by putting the files onto your phones SD card then booting into Clockworkmod Recovery (power button and volume down) then doing a full wipe (Wipe data/factory reset, wipe cache and then advanced wipe dalvik cache and battery stats). Before you do this do a backup though, always do a backup! Then go to 'install zip from sd card' then 'choose zip from sd card' and find the file you wish to flash then select it and when it finishes click reboot phone and you're done.

I hope I've helped, and I apologise for the huge post. I wasn't sure if you were experienced or not when it comes to Android development so I tried to keep things simple, if you're experienced then this will just be a doddle to you.

Edited by CurtisAndroidSF2
2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

hope I've helped, and I apologise for the huge post. I wasn't sure if you were experienced or not when it comes to Android development so I tried to keep things simple, if you're experienced then this will just be a doddle to you.

Brilliant. Thanks very much. I know very little about Android, but I'm pretty OK with other things IT.

We have just the standard 2Gb SD card currently. I think maybe I'll start by getting a bigger card then following your instructions...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

You're welcome. There's a zip somewhere to install the Orange Signal Boost app on any ROM, I'll find it for you in a second just in case it isn't included in a ROM of your choice. And here it is; http://crescent.thebronasium.com/files/addon_ouk-signal-boost.zip

I'd recommend upgrading your SD, you can pick up a 16gb class 10 from Play.com for around £11 with free delivery, great deal. (http://www.play.com/...urlrefer=search)

Edited by CurtisAndroidSF2
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

You're welcome. There's a zip somewhere to install the Orange Signal Boost app on any ROM, I'll find it for you in a second just in case it isn't included in a ROM of your choice. And here it is; http://crescent.theb...ignal-boost.zip

Hmm. That ZIP is notably instructions-free :) How would it be installed?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Same way as you install ROMs and other flashable zips.

Put it on your SD card, boot into clockworkmod recovery (Power button + volume down), select install zip from sd card, then choose zip from sd card then find it and select it, let it flash then reboot and you're done.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The zip is the file that needs to be installed save the file transfer to SD card on phone. Reboot into recovery choose option install zip from SD card choose file and OK. If not done do as Curtis diad do a back up of ROM first

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

All installed and working - with F&C, A2SD etc. Except (and it's a biggy) gmail force closes on startup. Any ideas?

EDIT: Uninstall and re-install of Gmail fixed it.

Edited by soulhand
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Hope you enjoy the device a bit more now!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.