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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeoneVeryConfused View Post
    How do I avoid backing up the apps already in the system? Titanium?
    Backing up all apps and data (weather user or system) and system data is a very good idea (You never know when you might accidently delete something vital). This is done with Titanium Backup.
    The thing you have to remember is system data or apps for one ROM might?will be different for another. If system data or apps from another ROM are restored it will corrupt the new ROM.

    When you restore from Titanium Backup you only want to restore your missing apps and your missing apps data.
    You can do this two ways. The best way is to go to the Backup/Restore tab. Select the "click to edit filters" option. Go to "filter by type".
    You have "All", "User", "System" and "Uninst." Uncheck the "System" box (the "All" circle will go blank). Now Go up to the top of the screen. Right hand side. Next to "CLEAR" is a check mark. Select the checkmark. Back out to the Backup/Restore menu.
    Now restore your apps and only the app data for apps you really need the data for (example: app and data for my password app, app and data for Note Everything, just app for Android System Info. just app for Barcode Scanner).

    The other way is if you have the Pro key. Hit the Menu key. Go to the "Batch Actions". Scroll down till you see the "Restore" options. Go to "restore all missing apps and data". When you select it you have to uncheck everything you don't want to restore, then select the check mark in the upper right hand corner. This will restore all apps and app data though, which is why I don't use it. It will cause a low space warning to come up in the task bar which you will now have to deal with.


    I have an old computer that doesn't have an SD card slot, so I went to WalMart and bought a Card Reader.
    I always keep a backup of the contents of the sd card on the computer or another USB flash drive or SD card.
    You can either unmount the card in the phones storage setting, then pull and insert into computer or go to the pull down on the phone and select to transfer data from there. When it shows up on the computer highlight everything and then just drag and drop into a folder on the computer.
    If it doesn't give you a popup window in a minute or so go to: Start/Computer. Click on the drive letter of the sd card (or the SD card Icon if displayed).
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    Read above AndyOpie150's post to see step 1 of my fresh clean MiRaGe flash.

    Trust me I'm gonna have you setup perfectly =) I've learned just how to make the absolute most out of our phone. In a nutshell you're gonna be (AFTER my step 1 above) emptying out your phone, flashing ZenGarden, the MiRaGe kernel, MiRaGe, gapps and the entropy tool, then we'll be sifting through your settings for optimal performance and to better suit Link2SD. The reason you're flashing ZenGarden is to redo your SD card partition to make sure it's ext4.

    *at the store, I'll be right back here later on just have patience*

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    Okay I'm back, tell me when you're done.

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    To fix the invalid package issue for good install CacheDownload2SD

    It does require a rooted device.

    Since I installed it I have not had anymore issues with invalid packages.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeoneVeryConfused View Post
    I'm ready.

    I want to save my app data, like my save files on the games I waste time with and some settings and whatnot. Should my first step be a Nandroid backup?

    I'd also like to keep the files I have - particularly the Mirage ROM and the Cannibal OT recovery. I can try a new Gapps file though!
    Step 1: Make sure you have a nandroid backup (first) and have moved everything from the SD card to the computer (after nandroid).

    Step 2: Since you have the SD card backed up on your computer, you can now safely remove everything from it, leaving the SD card blank.

    Step 3: Download this zip folder and extract it to your blank SD card. (it should be a folder with 5 zip folders in it, marked 0 through 4 -

    Step 4: While in Cannibal Open Touch Recovery, flash the 0 zip. This is ZenGarden Touch Recovery. After successfully flashing 0, reboot into recovery again. Now you should be using ZenGarden.

    Step 5: While in ZenGarden, wipe everything out of your phone (except your SD card of course) including cache and dalvik.

    Step 6: Flash the 1, 2, 3 and 4 zips in order. 2 should take the longest.

    Step 7: After successfully flashing all 4, find the option to create a new SD card partition. Make the partition size at LEAST a gig and a half. I chose 3 gigs. Make swap = 0. Next choose "ext4" as type (important).

    Step 8: After successfully partitioned, reboot your phone and wait for the phone to completely boot and start up.

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    Welcome to MiRaGe. Deal with all your settings however you like, however, this is an important setting -

    Make sure that the default install location of apps is selected "internal".

    Go download Link2SD asap! Choose "ext4" then reboot your phone. Then go to Link2SD's settings. Make sure auto-link is checked, and re-link at boot is checked.

    Enjoy! Download "Theme Chooser Themes" from Google Play, and play with some themes. My favorite is the most popular Jelly Bean theme for MDPI, CM7. Note that the ICS theme makes checkboxes in browsers invisible (it's really really annoying) so go for Jelly Bean then reboot your phone to let it take full effect. Remember that your phone is MDPI - CM7.

    MiRaGe comes with Holo Launcher and it will accompany your Jelly Bean Theme for a pretty identical JB look.

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    Last edited by damiandownfall; 10-17-2013 at 04:31 AM.
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    To damiandownfall:
    Step 7: After successfully flashing all 4, find the option to create a new SD card partition. Make the partition size at LEAST a gig and a half. I chose 3 gigs.

    First let me go on record as saying that making a 3GB partition is A. Hard on the phone, and B. really hard on the SD card and will lead to failure of the SD card way before it's time.
    Although you may think this is working great right now, it is very bad in the long run for both the phone and the SD card.

    The rule of thumb is never use more than 20% of the actual space available on the SD card for the partition. You need at least a 1GB partition in order for Link2SD to work properly.
    The smaller the partition the better it is for the phone. If you have less than a hundred apps linked with Link2SD then a 1GB partition is great. Anything over 100 apps linked and you will need to consider making a 1.5GB partition.


    To damiandownfall:
    Go download Link2SD asap! Choose "ext4" then reboot your phone. Then go to Link2SD's settings. Make sure auto-link is checked, and re-link at boot is checked.

    If SomeoneVeryConfused has any widget apps or apps that need to access the system functions like volumes and such, then they need to go on the internal storage. If linked with Link2SD they will not function properly or fail. Only choose the Auto Link function in Link2SD settings after those have been installed.


    To SomeoneVeryConfused:
    Step 5 can be accomplished by going to the wipe option in ZenGarden and selecting each option once.

    In the BobZohme modified ClockworkMod VM670NH_recovery.img or the CWMT Recovery_5.0.2.7-th7_thunderc.img or the Xionia recovery
    Wipe:
    wipe data/factory reset
    cache partition
    dalvik cache (found in the advanced section)

    Format:
    (in the mounts and storage section)
    format boot
    format cache
    format data
    format system
    format sd ext (if you have a partition on the sd card)

    The ZenGarden recovery is great for making the SD card partition and converting the partition from ext.3 to ext.4. It does have a problem flashing things like the entropy.zip and might not even flash the kernel. Also: You can not use it to flash the ZV9 update or it will cause a bricked phone.
    It would be best to use the ZenGarden recovery to make the partition and change it to ext.4, then flash the BobZohme VM670NH_recovery img which is the best at doing everything including flashing the ZV9 update without bricking the phone, flashing the entropy.zip, and the MiRaGe kernel.
    It can be found here:
    You can also use the CWMT Recovery 5.0.2.7-th7 which has the touch screen controls, but you can't use it to flash the ZV9 update. It can be found here: [RECOVERY] CWMT Recovery 5.0.2.7-th7 (T is for TOUCH!) OV
    Use the second link.

    I usually use the CWMT and keep the Xionia recovery in it's zipped form in case I need to get out of a recovery loop (I have a ZV4 V). The Xionia recovery is also safe to use when flashing the ZV9 update. Xionia can be found here: [FIX]Black screen with custom recovery and custom roms
    Look at the bottom of the first post. You will see an attachment, that's the one.

    If you have a ZV5 V then the zipped version of the COT would be the best bet for getting out of a recovery loop. I can't find a download link anywhere. I think damiandownfall will need to help with that one.



    To damiandownfall:
    The rest of your advice is really good including the use of the MiRaGe build that is in you zip. It is the best MiRaGe mrg666 has developed.


    To SomeoneVeryConfused:
    Note: For the best battery off charge times and the best overall performance, use the Interactive governor and set the CPU speed at min 480MHz-max 768MHz.
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    Widgets never fail on me. And I know that 3 gigs was kinda unnecessary but now I have it...

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    True though, widgets usually failed when I had the backside-iho rom.

    And I've never been past 769mb on my partition so yeah 1 to 1.5gb should do quite nicely.

    But now I have 3gb of partition and I don't know if I wanna go through the trouble of re-partitioning it and moving apps around thus possibly screwing something up.

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    Do you have a Linux OS or just a Windows OS.
    I have both. In my Linux OS I can see all the contents of my ext.4 partition. This also means I can copy paste the contents to a folder on the computer. See where I'm going with this?
    You should even be able to set up a Linux virtual machine on the Windows OS and accomplish the same thing.

    Once you are done re-partitioning the SD card and formatting to the ext.4 format, you should be able to copy/paste everything back into new partition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
    Do you have a Linux OS or just a Windows OS.
    I have both. In my Linux OS I can see all the contents of my ext.4 partition. This also means I can copy paste the contents to a folder on the computer. See where I'm going with this?
    You should even be able to set up a Linux virtual machine on the Windows OS and accomplish the same thing.

    Once you are done re-partitioning the SD card and formatting to the ext.4 format, you should be able to copy/paste everything back into new partition.
    Uh. I can see everything and I have Windows just using a simple folder view.

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    Sorry for the delay. I went out with my family today and was unable to do much.

    I have some catching up to do, it seems. That, and a headache... still :/

    Quote Originally Posted by FLDataTeK View Post
    To fix the invalid package issue for good install CacheDownload2SD

    It does require a rooted device.

    Since I installed it I have not had anymore issues with invalid packages.
    Didn't work. I was hoping this would work and I wouldn't have anything to worry about after I finished reflashing. I'm gonna do that no matter what.

    I tried multiple combinations of checkboxes and hoped those would work. It has root access but it's not doing anything...

    Anyway...
    Everything is all backed up. Titanium and Nandroid anyway. I'll transfer things to my PC tomorrow and go from there.

    Anyway, I have a ZV5 baseband and Windows 7. No Linux. Too complex for me.

    So... what's my best option for a recovery? I can't make heads or tails of this entire discussion... it's confusing me in my rather congested, dizzy-from-seeing-Gravity state... :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeoneVeryConfused View Post
    Sorry for the delay. I went out with my family today and was unable to do much.

    I have some catching up to do, it seems. That, and a headache... still :/



    Didn't work. I was hoping this would work and I wouldn't have anything to worry about after I finished reflashing. I'm gonna do that no matter what.

    I tried multiple combinations of checkboxes and hoped those would work. It has root access but it's not doing anything...

    Anyway...
    Everything is all backed up. Titanium and Nandroid anyway. I'll transfer things to my PC tomorrow and go from there.

    Anyway, I have a ZV5 baseband and Windows 7. No Linux. Too complex for me.

    So... what's my best option for a recovery? I can't make heads or tails of this entire discussion... it's confusing me in my rather congested, dizzy-from-seeing-Gravity state... :/
    Go to my post that has multiple steps. Except when I say "at least a gig and a half" change that to "either a gig or 1.5 gigs".

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    Read through my post several times where I discuss the Recovery.
    The ZenGarden will help you make the partition and then convert that ext.3 partition to the much needed ext.4. I have found that is is not very good at flashing patches and sometimes even kernels, so look at the other options I mentioned once you have your partition made and reformatted to ext.4 with the ZenGarden.
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    After yet another misfortune, this time with my mouse... I'm here.

    Titanium has been run.

    Re-nandroiding...
    Backing up to computer...
    Downloading Damian's ZIP...
    Putting Damian's ZIP on my wiped 2GB SD card (why erase my good 8GB one if I don't have to?)...
    Flashing 0 ZIP...
    Reboot recovery...

    I am in ZenGarden. It's giving me a message here...
    "No app2sd partition found. Skipping format of /sd-ext."

    I presume this is okay for now, because I will be partitioning later. So here I go to flashing! 1 was fast, 2 didn't take as long as I thought, 3 was incredibly quick, 4 was just as fast.

    The Partition Manager in ZenGarden here has a "More than a Gig and a Half" option. Okay, I need to remount the SD card I'm using... welp, I guess this was my mistake. God, I'm an ***** sometimes... *fingers crossed*

    Creating 1638M ext4 partition on the 8GB SD I swapped out and rebooted into... welp.

    Okay, that seems to have worked. I hope I didn't blow it again by not thinking this one through all the way with the whole SD card swappage thing... I hate myself sometimes.

    Boot screens look the same as before.

    Okay this is definitely a clean install.

    And it seems like the partition thing screwed me over because I didn't back up enough to my computer in my hastiness to get this over with. BOO.

    Oh wells, it's not a big deal. I've been in this situation before, and I can live through it again. Titanium can at least help. Link2SD first... after the "Internal" thing, which is done.

    I'll be back once I get apps and whatnot back in place... and my battery charged. Hoping for the best after all this drama!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeoneVeryConfused View Post
    After yet another misfortune, this time with my mouse... I'm here.

    Titanium has been run.

    Re-nandroiding...
    Backing up to computer...
    Downloading Damian's ZIP...
    Putting Damian's ZIP on my wiped 2GB SD card (why erase my good 8GB one if I don't have to?)...
    Flashing 0 ZIP...
    Reboot recovery...

    I am in ZenGarden. It's giving me a message here...
    "No app2sd partition found. Skipping format of /sd-ext."

    I presume this is okay for now, because I will be partitioning later. So here I go to flashing! 1 was fast, 2 didn't take as long as I thought, 3 was incredibly quick, 4 was just as fast.

    The Partition Manager in ZenGarden here has a "More than a Gig and a Half" option. Okay, I need to remount the SD card I'm using... welp, I guess this was my mistake. God, I'm an ***** sometimes... *fingers crossed*

    Creating 1638M ext4 partition on the 8GB SD I swapped out and rebooted into... welp.

    Okay, that seems to have worked. I hope I didn't blow it again by not thinking this one through all the way with the whole SD card swappage thing... I hate myself sometimes.

    Boot screens look the same as before.

    Okay this is definitely a clean install.

    And it seems like the partition thing screwed me over because I didn't back up enough to my computer in my hastiness to get this over with. BOO.

    Oh wells, it's not a big deal. I've been in this situation before, and I can live through it again. Titanium can at least help. Link2SD first... after the "Internal" thing, which is done.

    I'll be back once I get apps and whatnot back in place... and my battery charged. Hoping for the best after all this drama!
    Sounds great so far. Once Link2SD starts auto linking and you get the settings you want on the phone, everything will be a breeze.

    There's a great tutorial on how to get the most out of Link2SD right on the developer's website... Lemme grab that link here...

    Here it is.

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    Please read this Guide over several times and pay attention to all the details.
    This will explain that you need at least an 8GB SD card and why.
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    Oh and don't forget to check out my official website for future updates. I'll be covering everything Android that I can including tips and tricks, photography, hacks, reviews and etc.



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    Quote Originally Posted by damiandownfall View Post
    Oh and don't forget to check out my official website for future updates. I'll be covering everything Android that I can including tips and tricks, photography, hacks, reviews and etc.



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    Question: Do you have/or ever had, an LG Optimus V?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
    Question: Do you have/or ever had, an LG Optimus V?
    Yes? That's why I am pretty much only seen in this part of AC. Also I said I was running MiRaGe on it. Trying to win an LG G2 then I probably won't be in this part again but that's beside the point.

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    I must have missed that. Brain dead (Actually brain to old). Sorry about that.
    You link lead to a LG G2 discussion site you created. Nothing about the V. My brain jumped to conclusions.

    Sorry. I'm a little on the defensive since your bad advice about the fix permissions thru the recovery ruined all my patient hard work to resolve the OPs problem, without having to flash a new ROM. I'm kinda expecting for you to post more bad info which might do more harm than good.
    Please don't take offense, I've been helping people fix their V's for over two years because I genuinely care. I've seen a lot of well meaning, but way bad advice posted that usually does more harm than good, solely due to inexperience on the part of the poster. Kinda of figured you for the later, so I've been on high alert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
    I must have missed that. Brain dead (Actually brain to old). Sorry about that.
    You link lead to a LG G2 discussion site you created. Nothing about the V. My brain jumped to conclusions.

    Sorry. I'm a little on the defensive since your bad advice about the fix permissions thru the recovery ruined all my patient hard work to resolve the OPs problem, without having to flash a new ROM. I'm kinda expecting for you to post more bad info which might do more harm than good.
    Please don't take offense, I've been helping people fix their V's for over two years because I genuinely care. I've seen a lot of well meaning, but way bad advice posted that usually does more harm than good, solely due to inexperience on the part of the poster. Kinda of figured you for the later, so I've been on high alert.

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    you should see on xda, because the powers that be put the optimus one and v together in discussion forum, people are always suggesting solutions that'll work on the o1 but brick the v with it's incompatible chipset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
    I must have missed that. Brain dead (Actually brain to old). Sorry about that.
    You link lead to a LG G2 discussion site you created. Nothing about the V. My brain jumped to conclusions.

    Sorry. I'm a little on the defensive since your bad advice about the fix permissions thru the recovery ruined all my patient hard work to resolve the OPs problem, without having to flash a new ROM. I'm kinda expecting for you to post more bad info which might do more harm than good.
    Please don't take offense, I've been helping people fix their V's for over two years because I genuinely care. I've seen a lot of well meaning, but way bad advice posted that usually does more harm than good, solely due to inexperience on the part of the poster. Kinda of figured you for the later, so I've been on high alert.

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    Well I've had the OV for 2 years and have learned a lot from it.

    About the fix permissions thing - I've never had to use it, so that explains the lack of knowledge on that part but I'm really intelligent so yes I've noticed your little act on trying to grab the attention of the OP more than I have.

    I gave advice that came originally from you by the way in another post in another thread. So your story there only applies to one single suggestion that the OP didnít even perform.

    It's not an LG G2 discussion site, it's a site that has just been started. Just so happens that I entered the LG G2 contest at the same time. Also, the site doesn't revolve around our one phone it will be meant for the entire Android community and so will my Android service that I plan to unveil in a month or so.

    You had no way of knowing this so it's not your fault. Would've appreciated a private message first though before deciding to call me out in public based solely on my one to one person advice here.

    But yeah my advice originally came from you.

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    My site will make a lot more sense AFTER I release my service.

    Like the blog of the creator of Minecraft, I shall have a blog for myself that will be the "creator's blog" for my service.

    High alert. Lol that's actually really really funny. I'm usually the person everyone goes to just not on here. Guess this is competition. Haven't had any competition in a while.

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    All in all, guards being up was expected, I was hoping to start my "helping others with the ov" here on AC.

    Oh and my site is also in the middle of a revision stage. I'm fixing to speed up the loading time for PC and give the site a different look for both PC and mobile versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsupersquid View Post
    you should see on xda, because the powers that be put the optimus one and v together in discussion forum, people are always suggesting solutions that'll work on the o1 but brick the v with it's incompatible chipset.
    I know, that was a very big fiasco indeed!
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