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Cool. I think new users get stuck on some of the tools and stuff. I mean there's zillions of threads called Clockwock mod recovery here. And it's just gobbledegook at first glance.

It's never actually properly explained for noobs what Clockwork is or why you would want it. What is the 'recovery' it does ? Why are threads on the forum labeled RECOVERY ? What is fastboot ?

I don't even know properly. Although I have downloaded them at some point.

There's a video of someone called Paul using ADB (at first I thought it was Apple Desktop Bus :unsure:) to upload a rom onto an sd card. But this is complex way of doing something simple.

Edited by cartierv, 04 January 2011 - 06:39 AM.

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Good work and great idea. Perfect for new users.

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Excellent work. Just what I need as a Newb.
I also prefer alphabetical order.

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Thanks!

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Thanks!


Any suggestions or links that anyone can add?

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Nice work Steven, +1 for a sticky!

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Nice work that man.

In WIPE / FACTORY RESET is it worth pointing out when these two should be wiped?

You bring up USERDAT partition and the CACHE partition in there aswell - is it worth expanding on these (in the partition section maybe?). Or maybe have a new dalvik cache section? (USERDAT is pretty straight forward but CACHE isn't IMHO)

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Nice work that man.

In WIPE / FACTORY RESET is it worth pointing out when these two should be wiped?

You bring up USERDAT partition and the CACHE partition in there aswell - is it worth expanding on these (in the partition section maybe?). Or maybe have a new dalvik cache section? (USERDAT is pretty straight forward but CACHE isn't IMHO)


ADDED/UPDATED

BOOT
CLOCKWORK
NANDROID
RECOVERY
SYSTEM
TPT
USERDATA
WIPE / FACTORY RESET

I have a question - I assume that the Cache partition is just a scrap place for programs to store data - is this right?

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maybe you could add some links for themes as well:
http://android.modac...rls4-jellyfish/
http://android.modac...ew-gingerbread/
http://android.modac...tc-sense-theme/
http://android.modac...2/iphone-theme/
http://android.modac...te-desire-hd-z/
(there are probably more, just a few I bookmarked)


They would be out of place in this as it's a glossary.

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They would be out of place in this as it's a glossary.


Yeh I meant to reply with something similar - Flibblesan while your here is my definition of CACHE good enough?

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I have a question - I assume that the Cache partition is just a scrap place for programs to store data - is this right?

Yeah, it's used by the Browser and temporary storage for downloads and stuff. I don't think anything vital should ever be found there, except for maybe logs in case of problems (ClockworkMod?).

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Yeah, it's used by the Browser and temporary storage for downloads and stuff. I don't think anything vital should ever be found there, except for maybe logs in case of problems (ClockworkMod?).


Ta - updated

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Yeh I meant to reply with something similar - Flibblesan while your here is my definition of CACHE good enough?


Yep, it's good enough :unsure:

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perhaps you also could create a thread (or add it to the other one) with all known fixes and workarounds, like volume-fix, vm-heap increase, etc? :unsure:

anyway... thank you so much for your very well done overviews so far!!

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Any suggestions or links that anyone can add?


Maybe you could explain the "Galvik cache".
EDIT: I assume this is eplained under "cache", so nevermind.

PS: Great work so far.

Edited by uptime, 05 January 2011 - 04:14 PM.

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Maybe you could explain the "Galvik cache".

The Dalvik cache is basically the main code (classes.dex) extracted from the APK zip file of each app so it runs more quickly/easily. It's located at /data/dalvik-cache. Clearing this should be safe since the system will recreate it on demand.

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The Dalvik cache is basically the main code (classes.dex) extracted from the APK zip file of each app so it runs more quickly/easily. It's located at /data/dalvik-cache. Clearing this should be safe since the system will recreate it on demand.


Thanks - Added.

Mores suggestions / corrections welcome

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I see JIT mentioned quite a bit, maybe that's because I'm a software engineer and it stick out, but its maybe worthwhile mentioning it along with Dalvik. Maybe not worthwhile going into detail about a compiler though :unsure:.

I should probably help the community more since i wrote programs in j2me, this was 6 years ago though B)

Edited by admanirv, 05 January 2011 - 09:24 PM.

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thanks for this

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