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    Default Increase Internal Memory Optimus V?

    It's been a long time since I revisited custom roms, kernel. I am on the 2.6.32.26-Xionia.005 zefie@shino #1 kernel (Ancient now, I guess). Using SetCPU to overclock to 806Mhz on the Optimus V. Set up sipdroid, google voice callback, elixir widgets, etc.

    My phone works great, responsive. Only complaint is I can't put that many apps on phone, internal memory is less than 25MB now with not that much apps. Icons disappearing because of low memory, I assume from what I have read. But I don't have that many apps, moved almost everything with App2SD; however it seems like it still stores half the space on the internal memory after the move.

    What's the best way to increase internal memory with minimal changes/steps (for one who's filled up the small internal memory with apps)? Can I do it without replacing the rom? I've searched and read the forums (eg Link2SD, and Apps2SD Darktremor - seems like they require a new rom & complicated patching the path with existing apps). Hoping I don't have to redo everything, if not I guess I have to bite the bullet and change my rom. Don't want to redo a lot of my settings and data because I've been on the same rom for a while now.

    Getting a bigger mSD doesn't help cuz it stills stores approx half the app space on internal. I have 16GB mSD and still have space but internal memory is the problem. Suggestions...

    Thanks for your input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dono222 View Post
    It's been a long time since I revisited custom roms, kernel. I am on the 2.6.32.26-Xionia.005 zefie@shino #1 kernel (Ancient now, I guess). Using SetCPU to overclock to 806Mhz on the Optimus V. Set up sipdroid, google voice callback, elixir widgets, etc.

    My phone works great, responsive. Only complaint is I can't put that many apps on phone, internal memory is less than 25MB now with not that much apps. Icons disappearing because of low memory, I assume from what I have read. But I don't have that many apps, moved almost everything with App2SD; however it seems like it still stores half the space on the internal memory after the move.

    What's the best way to increase internal memory with minimal changes/steps (for one who's filled up the small internal memory with apps)? Can I do it without replacing the rom? I've searched and read the forums (eg Link2SD, and Apps2SD Darktremor - seems like they require a new rom & complicated patching the path with existing apps). Hoping I don't have to redo everything, if not I guess I have to bite the bullet and change my rom. Don't want to redo a lot of my settings and data because I've been on the same rom for a while now.

    Getting a bigger mSD doesn't help cuz it stills stores approx half the app space on internal. I have 16GB mSD and still have space but "internal memory is the problem. Suggestions...

    The easiest way is to backup your SD card to your computer.

    Format your SD card

    Crete a partition through recovery (don't use cwm 2.2.0.1) I did about a 1 gig partition and 64mb swap, I think.

    Move your files back to your SD card.

    Download link2sd (free from market) open it and chose ext3 (most likely it will be 3 but if that doesn't work try 2 or 4.

    Reboot your phone.

    Go back to link2sd and press the menu button on phone and do batch select files.

    The rest is simple. Good luck


    Thanks for your input.
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    Or you do not even have to use recovery mode if you use software on your pc to setup the sd card properly as I did in my post here

    OK guys since gingerbread is on its way for the opti s I did not want to mess arround and install a custom rom and mess arround with recovery mode to make a 1 gig partition on my 32 gig memory card.

    Steps I did:
    0) backup your apps using titanium
    1) on your windows computer install EaseUS Partition Master home edition (since this version is free)
    2) connect driod to the computer in usb storage mode
    3) backup your memory card to the computer just in case
    4) leave the driod connected to the computer and launch EaseUS Partition Master home edition and create a new PRIMARY partion on the end of your existing partition and make it fat32. It needs to be fat32 because I did not install a custom rom!
    5) disconect the driod from the computer
    6) install from market place link2sd
    7) make sure you reenable usb debug mode
    8) you may or may not need to reboot the driod I can not remember even how many times I rebooted it trying ext2 and not creating the new partition as primary
    9) start link2sd and tell it your partion is fat32 and let it reboot your driod so it makes the mount script
    10) start link2sd and move an app and test it. The first app I moved was facebook.

    Again this was done on a stock rom opti v that was rooted and the only other thing I have done was remove some of the bloat crapware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mngl1500 View Post
    Or you do not even have to use recovery mode if you use software on your pc to setup the sd card properly as I did in my post here
    Either way you do the partition. It worked!!!

    Thanks pbailey212.

    Followed the steps as you said. Your info allowed search and find other info.

    I used 64MB switch and 1024MB for the second partition. Read that 1GB was the recommend max, but some people put 2GB, so not sure the size vs ill effects.

    I went from 21MB to 60MB internal free. Phone working like it should again. Sweet!!!

    If I wasn't tied down to all my phone setup (widgets and what not. I would just redo my rom).

    Here's another option that I found.

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    Go to settings on link2sd you can link dalvik to SD and you will have even more room, on iho and link2sd I have 84 apps and 140 MB free
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    Default Re: Increase Internal Memory Optimus V?

    I am also running IHO (Backside), but have never found a need to use link2sd. I have 71 apps on my phone and still have 144 megs left. This is done by simply moving apps to the sd card with the built in app manager. Seems to be a lot easier than trying to partition and setup link2sd.
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    I guess it's for older peeps who don't want to flash the latest rom and being tied down to their setup baggage. hehe...

    I did the settings>auto link settings> checking all three Link apps, dalvik cache, library files.

    Under Menu>more>Link dalvik cache.

    I left some apps on internal without links (eg. SetCPU, Webroot Security, BOA, etc.). The ones that I considered critical and core. I'm also on older rom, so I have less free space from my sys files.

    Can those apps be linked (non sys files, like SetCPU, apps that require su access, or apps you can't do without your mSD like my BOA) or is it better to keep them on internal without links? I guess definitely keep files that you need to use on your phone without your mSD, should it get disconnected.
    Last edited by dono222; 08-18-2011 at 12:15 PM.
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    I only keep lin2sd on my phone, that way I don't have to download it every time I update my rom
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    dono222-
    Saw you increased your Opti V storage to SD Card, using these (year old) instructions from pbailey212. They look so simple to follow and I wanna do the same for my Opti V but I am totally stumped on one point. When I do a recovery boot I don't get the 'Advanced' menu option. As far as I can tell, nobody with this phone does. Opti V has a different custom menu and finding how to change to 1024MB partition appears to be impossible from this menu... You said you didn't want to root the phone, etc... Did you install another menu or something so you could do the needed recovery??? If not, what was your work-around? Hope you're still around (over one year later). Thanks, in advance.
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    Hi... Saw your post on how you repartioned your SD card so you could move your apps there, and I may want to follow your lead (over a year later, if this reaches you). One thing though. You gave this suggested instruction to someone who didn't want to make a lot of fancy changes to their Opti V. But you mentioned your own Opti V was rooted. Into order to follow your lead am I gonna have to root the phone first? I don't realy want to go there, but if I have to, it might be fun... but if I can do what you did with out the extra step of rooting it sure would be great. Hope this finds you... Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerrbearpdx View Post
    mngl1500-
    Hi... Saw your post on how you repartioned your SD card so you could move your apps there, and I may want to follow your lead (over a year later, if this reaches you). One thing though. You gave this suggested instruction to someone who didn't want to make a lot of fancy changes to their Opti V. But you mentioned your own Opti V was rooted. Into order to follow your lead am I gonna have to root the phone first? I don't realy want to go there, but if I have to, it might be fun... but if I can do what you did with out the extra step of rooting it sure would be great. Hope this finds you... Thanks in advance.
    You well have to root your V in order to us anything that utilizes an sdcard partition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthnFire78 View Post
    You well have to root your V in order to us anything that utilizes an sdcard partition.
    Even link2sd with the second partition a primary fat32?

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-android-B View Post
    Even link2sd with the second partition a primary fat32?

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    Link2sd requires root. That's why i rooted in the first place.

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    Q: Is there a way to increase the RAM/ROM without rooting?
    I have LG Optimus V and the $25 plan.

    I am new to Android forum but can work with stuff. So, do I HAVE to root in order to expand my RAM, partition and do the steps described below?

    Quote Originally Posted by mngl1500 View Post
    OK guys since gingerbread is on its way for the opti s I did not want to mess arround and install a custom rom and mess arround with recovery mode to make a 1 gig partition on my 32 gig memory card.

    Steps I did:
    0) backup your apps using titanium
    1) on your windows computer install EaseUS Partition Master home edition (since this version is free)
    2) connect driod to the computer in usb storage mode
    3) backup your memory card to the computer just in case
    4) leave the driod connected to the computer and launch EaseUS Partition Master home edition and create a new PRIMARY partion on the end of your existing partition and make it fat32. It needs to be fat32 because I did not install a custom rom!
    5) disconect the driod from the computer
    6) install from market place link2sd
    7) make sure you reenable usb debug mode
    8) you may or may not need to reboot the driod I can not remember even how many times I rebooted it trying ext2 and not creating the new partition as primary
    9) start link2sd and tell it your partion is fat32 and let it reboot your driod so it makes the mount script
    10) start link2sd and move an app and test it. The first app I moved was facebook.

    Again this was done on a stock rom opti v that was rooted and the only other thing I have done was remove some of the bloat crapware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foracco View Post
    Q: Is there a way to increase the RAM/ROM without rooting?
    I have LG Optimus V and the $25 plan.

    I am new to Android forum but can work with stuff. So, do I HAVE to root in order to expand my RAM, partition and do the steps described below?
    Yes.
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    Not necessarily. You can clean your caches (including internet cache, download, and market cache and the browsers cache) and download and run Fast Reboot when phone gets sluggish (safely releases 15-20MB of RAM)

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    Quote Originally Posted by foracco View Post
    Q: Is there a way to increase the RAM/ROM without rooting?
    I have LG Optimus V and the $25 plan.

    I am new to Android forum but can work with stuff. So, do I HAVE to root in order to expand my RAM, partition and do the steps described below?
    A clearer, more complete description and guide to partitioning your sdcard for storage, sd-ext, and swapfile partitions . I tried it and it essentially seems to work fine. If you do create three partitions, as it describes, your swap partition will likely be: /dev/block/mmcblk0p3, not necessarily what the guide says.
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    The recovery's for the V do the best job of making the partition and swap partition.
    Then ZenGarden even has an option to allow you to switch to an ext.4 format and format back to ext.3 if need be.
    There pretty much fool proof and are better/suggested by me, for 8GB cards and up.

    With the ZenGarden recovery the SD card never has to be taken out of the phone, just need to transfer data on SD card to computer during the partitioning part. No need for Mini Tool Partitioning Wizard at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gpd54 View Post
    A clearer, more complete description and guide to partitioning your sdcard for storage, sd-ext, and swapfile partitions . I tried it and it essentially seems to work fine. If you do create three partitions, as it describes, your swap partition will likely be: /dev/block/mmcblk0p3, not necessarily what the guide says.
    Curiosity got me. So I checked out your link. Was so intrigued by the Swapped 2 that I'm now using it.
    Haven't noticed a huge difference yet in app performance , except for a noticeable improvement in my touch capacitance on my screen. My finger really glides across, being repelled by the screen better than ever. Scrolling speed is way better as well.
    Thanks for link.

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    What about just using cronmod's int2sd+ ?
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    Just moving apps to the SD and linking them does not gain RAM.
    The minute you open an app you lose RAM. If you open up ten apps in an hour and back out of every one you still lost RAM.
    Fast Reboot safely closes all apps that are really running, and only reopens those that are needed.

    Swapped 2 adds RAM to the SD card, which seems to keep my screen crisp and snappy.

    Cleaning all caches gains RAM.

    I can typically have around 68-70% RAM if I do those things, and that's with 103 apps linked and in the SD partition.

    The ROM makes a difference as well.
    With the MiRaGe I get more free RAM than the PAC ROM because MiRaGe doesn't use as much. The Jellybean and ICS ROMs just barely fit on our phone and the UI eats it up. Best I can do with them is 58% free RAM. The minute I do anything it's right around the mid 40% area.


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    How's swapper2 working for you on pac rom. I had more stalls and freeze ups with it.

    Tapatalk'n it PAC-Rom style! Android 4.2.2 on my VM670 running LS670ZVJ firmware
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    Haven't gotten that far with PAC ROM. Right after a batch install from Titanium Backup (made sure no previous system apps where installed) it would Auto reboot when trying to set up LBE Privacy Guard. Got to have that app working.

    Didn't have time to get Swapper 2 working (installed apk manually to system storage from sd card with widget apps before dealing with SD ext script).

    I think I'm going to have to use Root Uninstaller Pro to install all my apps except the three I absolutely need restored data with. Then only use Titanium for those.

    I'm just having one little problem after another. Tonight maybe. Will see how it goes. Then I'll backup ROM before creating swap file again with Swapper 2.
    This way if it causes freezes & FCs as you mentioned I can just restore backup.
    Haven't even been able to get that done. Every time I get that [ ] close something goes wrong.
    Got most of the bugs worked around. Can't be to many left to deal with (I've already flashed the PAC ROM 5 different times now).
    I think I will wait and flash the entropy tool until after backup as well. This last flash and app restore I did see that the entropy value was in the 4000 range though.

    To be honest, I really like how the MiRaGe, Link2SD, entropy tool, and swapper 2 combination are working together. Wow! Best I've ever felt and seen.

    But......I'm a flash-a-holic and a perfectionist with a gotta get it working right attitude, so I'll keep trying to flash the PAC ROM until I get it as fast and smooth as it can be.
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    I just stopped using it and the freezes app stopped. Since we're on the subject of free ram I really like the feature on the pac recents menu to swipe apps away to free up ram. That along with the free ram bar help me keep thing flowing smooth on pac

    Tapatalk'n it PAC-Rom style! Android 4.2.2 on my VM670 running LS670ZVJ firmware
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    Hmmm. Good Info. Will look for those options tonight.

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