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  1. TheNarrator's Avatar
    I've been getting that same message on MiRaGe... could it be something screwy with Google updating their services?
    05-18-2014 04:05 PM
  2. gener21839's Avatar
    I thought philz did adb and mass storage. Try skinbark's cwm recovery, it should do mass storage for you.
    And, /sdcard may or may not be symlinked to /storage/sdcard0.
    Skinbark's worked for adb, but not mass storage. Mass storage confirmed working for my machine using CWM Recovery v3.2.0.1.

    Is there a list of other custom recoveries for VM670? Perhaps I can use other versions of CWM even. Would there be much of a point to changing the recovery though? As long as nandroid backups, zip installs, adb, and mass storage works, right?

    I had some trouble fitting stuff in with Link2SD. First problem was internal not clearing up linked space; remounted scripts solved that. Now the internal space is cleared up, but I can't install Touchpal keyboard without seeing insufficient space when it tries to install.
    05-18-2014 09:23 PM
  3. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    Skinbark's worked for adb, but not mass storage. Mass storage confirmed working for my machine using CWM Recovery v3.2.0.1.

    Is there a list of other custom recoveries for VM670? Perhaps I can use other versions of CWM even. Would there be much of a point to changing the recovery though? As long as nandroid backups, zip installs, adb, and mass storage works, right?

    I had some trouble fitting stuff in with Link2SD. First problem was internal not clearing up linked space; remounted scripts solved that. Now the internal space is cleared up, but I can't install Touchpal keyboard without seeing insufficient space when it tries to install.
    Only latest cwm's from skinbark's thread, thekraven's similar age cwm's like philz, and twrp can handle the selinux perms. I just use adb so hadn't noticed mass storage issues but thought I'd tried it... I'll hook one up and see here shortly. Maybe your driver, you using M$ware? I don't except for PRL changes and similar hardcore firmware meddling. Linux is much easier. if you sudo adb or sudo fastboot you don't even need the device permissions file the aosp instructions call for.
    Try http://forums.androidcentral.com/opt...t-scripts.html for linking. it sounds good even though I haven't tested it... others in the know have and approve.

    //edit: just tried philz and mass storage connects fine in ubuntu... window$ is known for driver finickiness with the optimus and other phones as well. also, kitkat and its recoveries like the latest adb/fastboot binaries too.
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    05-18-2014 09:45 PM
  4. yaconsult's Avatar
    Somewhat off topic but the lg Volt is on sale now Virgin Mobile for $179 4G LTE "spark" 1 gig Ram , Kit Kat , 4.7" inch screen and a bunch of other goodies. Did I get it NOPE, going to wait till my optimus V dies( which at this rate may be never) or 3G is completely obsolete, but I was really tempted there for about 5 minutes...
    That is interesting, but be sure to check coverage before jumping. I just checked for my address and Virgin has Wimax here rather than LTE in my area in the heart of Silicon Valley. The Volt doesn't list Wimax as one of its features. And I suppose that the spark version of LTE will be available in a lot less areas than traditional LTE.

    T-Mobile does have LTE coverage in my area and I have the new model Moto G LTE on order from Amazon.

    Also, although the Volt comes with kitkat, virgin has conditioned me to not expect any significant updates while Motorola gets all the new releases. The Volt price is attractive, though - $180 vs $220. Options are good!
    05-18-2014 11:54 PM
  5. Toucan4267's Avatar
    I had some trouble fitting stuff in with Link2SD. First problem was internal not clearing up linked space; remounted scripts solved that. Now the internal space is cleared up, but I can't install Touchpal keyboard without seeing insufficient space when it tries to install.
    Yeah, your problem is that the cache partition is too small. Try following the steps to install my script (in fact, these errors were the reason I wrote my script in the first place). Then, use the wipe cache script that comes with before any large installs. Make sure to comment in my thread with thoughts and suggestions. I'm always looking for ways to improve it (if now I only had the time to do so =p).


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
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    05-19-2014 01:52 AM
  6. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    05-19-2014 07:17 AM
  7. Lpen21's Avatar
    That is interesting, but be sure to check coverage before jumping. I just checked for my address and Virgin has Wimax here rather than LTE in my area in the heart of Silicon Valley. The Volt doesn't list Wimax as one of its features. And I suppose that the spark version of LTE will be available in a lot less areas than traditional LTE.

    T-Mobile does have LTE coverage in my area and I have the new model Moto G LTE on order from Amazon.

    Also, although the Volt comes with kitkat, virgin has conditioned me to not expect any significant updates while Motorola gets all the new releases. The Volt price is attractive, though - $180 vs $220. Options are good!
    Wife just got this phone and it does not disappoint. We do have LTE in our area, but really for me its not that important since I have wifi at home and at work. The battery in this thing is a monster, heavy use and lasts FOREVER. This is a Very nice phone for the price point, good camera and instantly Syncs to cable box or satellite provider to double as a remote control. I was impressed by this phone but as I said earlier I'm going to squeeze every last bit of use out of my V, this will probably be my next phone as the S5 is $600 and the S3 still too pricey.
    05-19-2014 10:42 AM
  8. Shinkenred's Avatar
    Hey...bigsupersquid...

    This ROM won't install at all anymore per se: the boot animation is blurry, and once the setup wizard shows up, it crashes the moment I press start...
    05-23-2014 08:48 PM
  9. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    Hey...bigsupersquid...

    This ROM won't install at all anymore per se: the boot animation is blurry, and once the setup wizard shows up, it crashes the moment I press start...
    the gapps have to be flashed with the ROM for the setup wizard issue.
    boot animation is half-res to save space.
    Your nand doesn't flash well either, unless you've replaced the phone... but if it gets as far as setupwizard it probably flashed ok.
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    05-23-2014 09:01 PM
  10. dradzanowski's Avatar
    Running the ROM now. Amazing, root uninstalled a few of the system files, I've got gmail, battery doctor, dolphin browser mini, Android music player, sports tracker, and inkpad squeezed in. It takes away the gaming option (which is good for my family).
    Snappy speed, beautiful, running nice and quick at 480-600 for the clock.
    One thing, do you have just the speakerphone fix separate? I don't want a full update, just a fix.
    It routes all calls to the speaker, kind of not super private.
    AMAZING ROM! Love it, it's my daily driver.
    28 hours on this ROM on a full charge, only had 24 on SlimBean (with battery doctor)
    Lpen21 and Melvin Jefferson like this.
    05-25-2014 03:15 PM
  11. Melvin Jefferson's Avatar
    Is there an OS2SD version of Mirage thats similar to this setup?
    05-26-2014 04:56 PM
  12. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    Is there an OS2SD version of Mirage thats similar to this setup?
    search the ov rooting roms and hacks forum for multirom.
    Easiest run from sd method I'm aware of for gingerbread.
    Melvin Jefferson likes this.
    05-26-2014 07:01 PM
  13. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    Running the ROM now. Amazing, root uninstalled a few of the system files, I've got gmail, battery doctor, dolphin browser mini, Android music player, sports tracker, and inkpad squeezed in. It takes away the gaming option (which is good for my family).
    Snappy speed, beautiful, running nice and quick at 480-600 for the clock.
    One thing, do you have just the speakerphone fix separate? I don't want a full update, just a fix.
    It routes all calls to the speaker, kind of not super private.
    AMAZING ROM! Love it, it's my daily driver.
    28 hours on this ROM on a full charge, only had 24 on SlimBean (with battery doctor)
    There were originally problems with audio routing between phone earpiece and speaker in the kernel way before kitkat.
    Thought that was all fixed.
    Turning on speakerphone reverted the output to the earpiece when it was doing that.
    05-27-2014 06:37 AM
  14. Shinkenred's Avatar
    the gapps have to be flashed with the ROM for the setup wizard issue.
    boot animation is half-res to save space.
    Your nand doesn't flash well either, unless you've replaced the phone... but if it gets as far as setupwizard it probably flashed ok.
    Ahhh, so the gapps have to be flashed WITH it. Okay...I'll make another backup and try again when I get a chance to. (Hopefully, while I'm still around a Wi-Fi connection!!)
    05-28-2014 04:19 PM
  15. yaconsult's Avatar
    So, this seems to currently be the most preferred method for kitkat on the V these days, huh?

    That is:
    • this script
    • link2sd
    • internal build linked from the beginning of this thread.

    And the only remaining issue seems to be clock lag that only affects the time displayed on the status bar and any clock widgets? How's it doing as far as crashes, unexpected reboots, etc.?

    I managed to mess up my mrg666 install by letting link2sd move the holo launcher to the sdcard. I got it working again, but it's very sluggish so I'm just going to reinstall. Might just give kitkat a try. There is a GREAT free to-do/organizational/collaboration web service called Trello at trello.com and their free android client does not work on gingerbread.
    05-29-2014 08:04 PM
  16. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    ,,,
    And the only remaining issue seems to be clock lag that only affects the time displayed on the status bar and any clock widgets?,,.
    The alarm fails often.
    But the clock lag is the big unsolved issue. If I could get a build past March 15 to boot maybe it'd work.
    Oh, and the compass might not be working right.
    Toucan4267 likes this.
    05-30-2014 06:30 AM
  17. Toucan4267's Avatar
    The alarm fails often.
    But the clock lag is the big unsolved issue. If I could get a build past March 15 to boot maybe it'd work.
    Oh, and the compass might not be working right.
    Also, battery drain while wifi is on is higher than it should be (even if not connected to a network). Not insanely high or anything, but enough that it is a minor annoyance.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    05-30-2014 08:44 AM
  18. Shinkenred's Avatar
    ...ahhh, scrap.

    Still a no go, bigsupersquid. Even doing ROM+gapps, once it boots up and reaches the setup wizard, the moment I push start, the wizard crashes and renders me unable to do anything.

    And it only gets stranger: once back in recovery, it wouldn't restore the backup I had made! No idea how that happened, the nand backup process went fine, but every restore attempt got hung up with an error "during restore sd-ext".

    Stranger still, despite the recovery recently REFUSING to flash or restore backups of anything below CM11 (which hadn't been a problem before as I have both a CM10 nand and a BeanWhiz nand), I tried to restore one of my other nand backups...and it restored the BeanWhiz one successfully! Admittedly...I am stumped.

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    05-30-2014 10:16 AM
  19. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    ...ahhh, scrap.

    Still a no go, bigsupersquid. Even doing ROM+gapps, once it boots up and reaches the setup wizard, the moment I push start, the wizard crashes and renders me unable to do anything.

    And it only gets stranger: once back in recovery, it wouldn't restore the backup I had made! No idea how that happened, the nand backup process went fine, but every restore attempt got hung up with an error "during restore sd-ext".

    Stranger still, despite the recovery recently REFUSING to flash or restore backups of anything below CM11 (which hadn't been a problem before as I have both a CM10 nand and a BeanWhiz nand), I tried to restore one of my other nand backups...and it restored the BeanWhiz one successfully! Admittedly...I am stumped.

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    Have you tried the os2sd? I bet your sdcard is more stable than your nand.
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    05-30-2014 10:19 AM
  20. Lpen21's Avatar
    Have you tried the os2sd? I bet your sdcard is more stable than your nand.
    Something similar happened to me, where my phone kept constantly rebooting. Got frustrated and tried to restore from Nandroid. I had 3 different restore points and all of them failed to restore. I remembered that a few days back I had dropped the phone( pretty hard) so maybe the sd card got jostled. So I removed the micro sd and re inserted. Problem solved.
    05-30-2014 02:07 PM
  21. Shinkenred's Avatar
    Have you tried the os2sd? I bet your sdcard is more stable than your nand.
    I'll need to have a bigger sd card for that, lol. I don't think I'd have enough room to make the required partitions and then put on everything else back as well with the 16GB I currently have.
    05-30-2014 05:32 PM
  22. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    I'll need to have a bigger sd card for that, lol. I don't think I'd have enough room to make the required partitions and then put on everything else back as well with the 16GB I currently have.
    What have you got on there??? I used an 8 Gb no issues and even had a linux install on it.
    Ran out of download room until I cleaned off Raspbian.
    Just takes time to back up, and the vfat partition can be empty except for the install zip files.
    Up to you, though, just a suggestion based on your personal flashing issue history with that phone of yours.
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    05-31-2014 08:20 AM
  23. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    Well.
    Sure everyone's noticed there's been zero significant dev activity from me since April.
    You can all thank the concept of married with children for that. Thought I should have dev time, it is the ONLY activity I enjoy alone anymore, but it "interferes with me getting things done," things I don't agree are necessary, but which cause ballistic blowouts if everyone doesn't chip in to make things the way one single family member wants them to be. Booooooo.
    Since I don't watch tv, or drink, or chat all the time on Facebook, it looks to a person who's enjoyment is filled with those things that I'm "wasting time making my phone better." Nevermind the hours frittered away on the three aforementioned activities counting towards equal free time.
    I hate the double standard. I have tolerated its ill effects for at least 5 years now, lost all kinds of property, friends, and pieces of self, and gained nothing but drama, hassle, whining and being bossed around just to keep an intact home environment for my kids. I
    I'd have lost tolerance for the way I've been treated almost three years ago if not for trying to keep it together for my kids.
    I've lost every bit of say in what is done and how things are handled.
    My kids have been put in public school against my clearly stated reservations and disagreement.
    This is now a two-job household , leaving no time for chores that used to be done by whichever of us was the stay home parent , making it really a three job household.
    While my goals and views of the relationship, money, school, and work are the same as when this started ten years ago, hers have "grown up" into sh*tty spend-spend-wah-money-wah-not-good-enough-want-higher-living-standards nonsense. My kids are living better than I did at their ages.

    This post may self destruct at any time.
    Can' facebook anything cause of the double sandard where I get whined at for posting and asked if my relationship status is public and posted. Like I'm the one messaging opposite gender folks who are known to try to incite women to cheat.
    I hate double standards .
    That is all.

    Oh, now gotta drive 40min to rethrow a 10 cent paper they say I missed, but I didn't.they'll charge me 1.50 if I don't.
    05-31-2014 08:46 AM
  24. Lpen21's Avatar
    Haha, I get the same thing at my house. Facebook? That does not count "it's how I connect with family and I use it to schedule events" watching tv "it's the only thing that I use to unwind" that doesn't count either. Heaven forbid I get on my laptop or tablet. It's been called my "girlfriend" "boobie box" whatever that means. Bigsupersquid the problem is that you are looking at things through a lens of reason, accountability and logic. Throw all that out the window and you will see the other sides viewpoint, which is kind of like a bizarre alternate quantum universe.
    05-31-2014 12:35 PM
  25. yaconsult's Avatar
    I installed this on my test phone yesterday and it looks really nice. Free space on all the partitions and responsive.

    I left it sitting overnight and at noon on Sunday, the phone's time is still 6 on Saturday! Am I correct in assuming that the reason it is so far off is that this phone is not activated and so it never connects to the phone network?

    The main question I have is when and how is the time on the phone synchronized with the actual time? And what operations or programs will force the time on the phone to be synchronized? It seems like I should be able to create a Tasker task to do whatever is needed.

    Thanks!
    06-01-2014 03:54 PM
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