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Quote " A2SD included (fully automatic - thanks cyanogen!) - create a EXT2 partition as your second partition to use. dalvik-cache remains on device. EXT3 and EXT4 are NOT supported. You must NOT have a swap partition on your SD, or it will refuse to mount."

Hi

i have just installed this Do i have to create a EXT2 Part ion The sdcard was Fat ?

Many Thanks

Simon

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For the complete newbies, these are the steps you need to take with a 'virgin' Pulse:

1) Download this custom ROM, and copy it to your SD card

2) Download the patched recovery image linked above and install as detailed in that post. Stay in recovery mode.

3) Select 'nandroid backup' from the menu to do a backup

4) If you copied the custom rom as update.zip, select 'apply sdcard:update.zip', else select the option below.

- all done

OK, after installing a lot of custom rom's on my HTC Windows Mobile phones I am a bit baffled, I think I quite qualify the Android newbie.

I have done steps 1 and 2. The device is still in Boot mode. I tried running 'Adb reboot recovery' on the PC, but the command

is not supported. I used the adb command supplied on the CD-Rom with the device. Maybe I need a new ADB?

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OK, after installing a lot of custom rom's on my HTC Windows Mobile phones I am a bit baffled, I think I quite qualify the Android newbie.

I have done steps 1 and 2. The device is still in Boot mode. I tried running 'Adb reboot recovery' on the PC, but the command

is not supported. I used the adb command supplied on the CD-Rom with the device. Maybe I need a new ADB?

OK, I shouted too early I believe. On the Pulse I got a new comand: supervisor and now I am seeing the recovery screen.

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I'm sorry to repeat my post but I can't find an answer anywhere.. Does this ROM have the SenseUI interface? If not, why does it have anything to do with the HERO?

Thanks for you helping a super android newbie :-)

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The ROM is in an update.zip format for installation via the custom recovery image, as always, do a Nandroid backup before you do anything... just in case!

Paul a question can you plz breakdown what nandroid actual backs up well i do a backup but i have no idea what its backing you. thanks

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The ROM is in an update.zip format for installation via the custom recovery image, as always, do a Nandroid backup before you do anything... just in case!

Paul a question can you plz breakdown what nandroid actual backs up well i do a backup but i have no idea what its backing you. thanks

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Ill try and field this one!

A Nandroid backup is an exact bit for bit copy of your system, essentially copying your system from the phones internal memory on to you SD card in the Nandroid folder. Similar to if you have ever done an image backup on a pc, Norton Ghost etc.

Why?

So if you are flashing a custom ROM you have a easy restore option. So if you perform a Nandroid backup first, then install the new ROM (which will overwrite what you had on the phone) and you need to go back to your previous ROM you can do simply by doing a restore.

It is not for backing up contacts/media etc, and doesnt perform differential backups. Its for FULL backup and FULL restore only.

On the XDA Dream site that have some more technical information.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=532719

Hope I haven't made this too confusuing, just trying to give you a bit of a better understanding, any questions please dont hesitate to ask.

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i have a short question!

Any idea where i can get the original ROM U8220V100R001DEUC85B116SP01 . Just want to be sure to be able to set my device back. I made a nandroid backup before i flashed the 1.2 but after i installed the recovery image! So if i am right, if i use this backup to recover my device, it will always be rooted?!

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Hello, thanks for all the great work with this (I've been getting up to speed on the Pulse all day).

I've just managed to install the custom ROM, however there appears to be a problem with RoadSync. The sync seems to be stuck in a loop and not doing anything (as my inbox is empty on the phone but not on the server).

FYI, I'm connecting to MS Exchange 2007 server. Got this phone for its exchange compatibility (and price!) so really could do with this working at some point.

Thanks!

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nice work on the rom, its working good with the ad2sd etc :D BUT :D my model number is "Pulse with MCR 1.2, REBOOT REQUIRED", i've rebooted alot of times still says that.

on a side note when i restart my phone it comes up with a Force Close on "Servo Serach" just a bit random dont even use it.

Thanks for the good work tho :)

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Hello, thanks for all the great work with this (I've been getting up to speed on the Pulse all day).

I've just managed to install the custom ROM, however there appears to be a problem with RoadSync. The sync seems to be stuck in a loop and not doing anything (as my inbox is empty on the phone but not on the server).

FYI, I'm connecting to MS Exchange 2007 server. Got this phone for its exchange compatibility (and price!) so really could do with this working at some point.

Thanks!

Was roadsync working before you installed the custom ROM

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Was roadsync working before you installed the custom ROM

Yup I'm afraid so. I've been using it right from the start to sync my my work email+calendar+contacts. Gone back to the original Pulse ROM and all is back to normal.

Hopefully this will be sorted in a future version or if we ever do get Eclair for the Pulse I won't need to bother with Roadsync at all!

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Do I still only need the ext2 or does MCR 1.2 now also need a swap partition?

Nope make sure not to create a swap partition, ext2 partion and fat32 partitions only.

there is no support for swap on the sd yet, and it will only break apps2sd if you create one.

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Hi there -

I've created an ext2 partition using GPartEd, but I'm a bit confused by the A2SD implementation. I'm only a noob...

Two questions:

1. are existing apps automatically moved to the SD card, or is that something I have to do myself?

2. how do I check whether an app is stored on the phone or on the SD card?

I'd like to know this because I've been downloading apps while in USB PC data transfer mode. I think some apps may be stored on the phone and not on the SD Card, but I'm not sure how one finds out...

Thanks for helping me out!

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HELP PLEASE!

I upgraded my ROM to the latest 1.2.3 MoDaCo release, and reformatted my SD card (#1 EXT3, #2 FAT32) and although the phone boots, every application I try to install from the market ends up saying "Installation of XXX finished unsuccessfully".

Does A2SD require EXT2 partitions only? I started off with an EXT2 partition, and I recall it didn't work then, so I used the modified Recovery mode to upgrade from EXT2 to EXT3, and still no luck.

Any clues? I've performed a factory reset (e.g. removed all my emails, settings etc.), but still cannot install apps?

Cheers,

Louis

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Hi Paul,

Thanks for the speedy reply. I should've tried that first. I went back into Recovery mode and used "parted" via ADB to repartition as EXT2, and now all is working. Are you saying it should work with an EXT3 partition? and if so, does it provide better performance or reliability?

Cheers,

Louis

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