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  1. Toucan4267's Avatar
    Still messing wirh the int2ext script. When trying to installan app from market, getting insufficiant space error. Tried wiping cache and dalvik with Cron's wipe tool but everythi.g force closes. Reinsrltalled everything and tried wiping cache and dalbik from recobery with same result on fotce closes
    Gonna keep messing witg it though. Will report back.
    Please forgibe any typing errors as i'm partially blind


    Sent from my LG-VM670
    You really should try my Toucanscrypt. Very few technical problems ever reported on it. Go here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=375959
    Toucanscrypt: Unlimited Apps!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
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    07-20-2014 03:20 PM
  2. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    ...Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    heh. nexus.
    there's an interesting thread on xda in the nexus 7 section, on f2fs conversion.
    makes me want to drift this ROM further off into left field.
    07-20-2014 06:41 PM
  3. dingermtb's Avatar
    Now on the os2sd build and loving it. Seems smoother and snappier

    Sent from my ZombieKat 4.4.4-VM670 using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
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    07-20-2014 09:54 PM
  4. syguyice's Avatar
    Thanks for the great work! Been using this rom since finding it linked from an old optimus S thread, and finding a new life for the aging LG. It's now even faster than my no-name tablet at 1Ghz with more ram. I have been running into the following issues, however, and hope someone can advise if they had the same issues:

    - Cell continues to drain battery in airplane mode. I use my Optimus S like a media player and thus cell is off. I still lose 10% battery power every hour with both screen and wifi off. Battery detail shows "Cell Standby" taking 65%~85%. I am using 0704 internal build and have the sprint patch flashed. I had 0628 internal build with the 0624(?) sprint patch (which shows failed when flashing) before, which gave me 98% battery power after 10 hours with screen off and similar setup.
    - Camera2 is unable to save pictures. It can record videos fine, and goes through the motion of taking pictures, but crashes when trying to save.
    - Launcher3.apk.zip fails to flash. Should this be installed like normal apks after android boots?

    I also find that PurePreformance X makes the menus lag noticeably. Lag goes away after uninstalling PurePerformance. Not sure if it is also causing the above issues.
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    07-20-2014 11:25 PM
  5. BradN2's Avatar
    I noticed the cell network not fully turning off today too. I figured something was up when the signal strength icon doesn't disappear.

    Might have more bug reports coming, my optimus s is now in the hands of a teenager... we'll soon find out everything that doesn't work! I don't know how the hell they type so fast on touchscreens...

    On that note, off to drop a bug report in the recovery thread.

    Again though, great work! I never thought I'd see that phone get any real use, even if it probably is temporary!
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    07-21-2014 02:06 AM
  6. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    ...
    - Cell continues to drain battery in airplane mode. I use my Optimus S like a media player and thus cell is off. I still lose 10% battery power every hour with both screen and wifi off. Battery detail shows "Cell Standby" taking 65%~85%. I am using 0704 internal build and have the sprint patch flashed. I had 0628 internal build with the 0624(?) sprint patch (which shows failed when flashing) before, which gave me 98% battery power after 10 hours with screen off and similar setup.
    - Camera2 is unable to save pictures. It can record videos fine, and goes through the motion of taking pictures, but crashes when trying to save.
    - Launcher3.apk.zip fails to flash. Should this be installed like normal apks after android boots?

    I also find that PurePreformance X makes the menus lag noticeably. Lag goes away after uninstalling PurePerformance. Not sure if it is also causing the above issues.
    I noticed the cell network not fully turning off today too. I figured something was up when the signal strength icon doesn't disappear.

    Might have more bug reports coming, my optimus s is now in the hands of a teenager... we'll soon find out everything that doesn't work! I don't know how the hell they type so fast on touchscreens...
    ...
    Launcher3 code not updated since 4.4.2, and so that's probably what keeps is from working now, I'll archive the link.
    As far as airplane mode, mine doesn't do that.
    Any odd bug reports need logs.
    adb logcat -d > log.txt, or logcat -d > /sdcard/log.txt in terminal
    post link to pastebin.com with log pasted in here so I can see what's going on.
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    07-21-2014 08:35 AM
  7. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    It's really weird, the thunderg ami304 driver completely fixes the rotation sleep issue, but the compass readings are reversed e-w.
    And something off on the z-axis too. The star map is a good tester, and using a known working one right next to the borked one shows roughly what's happening.
    07-21-2014 09:05 AM
  8. BradN2's Avatar
    I noticed weird compass behavior on other roms, like when I had 4.0.4 on there. Maybe that was their workaround to make the accelerometer work acceptably.

    I don't remember if I ever tested it on stock.

    I had an idea that might save you some space on internal builds - going to ext2 for system might remove some journal space. YMMV, but I know reiserfs devotes a good chunk of space to journal, ext4 is probably similar. It must tune the journal size to disk size though, as the normal default is 128MB!

    At least when mounted read only it should be pretty safe. It would just make mods that remount read-write for installation be slightly more dangerous to install.
    07-21-2014 05:35 PM
  9. syguyice's Avatar
    I got a workaround for the cell draining battery issue: I went through each app under App Operations and disabled wake lock (and vibrate) for everything, after noticing an abnormal amount of requests accumulating. My battery usage is now closer to the level of 0628 build. It is curious, however, that battery usage still shows cell standby using ~65%. I also noticed that I can't always rotate the screen, although haven't been able to pinpoint a pattern. I will try to get a log grab. Should I get the log after camera fails to save? Or get separate logs for each of these issues? Want to make sure I get the right info.

    A separate question: Can anyone suggest apps and games for this phone? Am struggling to find things that run fast enough while using little internal storage (am on the internal builds).
    07-22-2014 09:18 AM
  10. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    I got a workaround for the cell draining battery issue: I went through each app under App Operations and disabled wake lock (and vibrate) for everything, after noticing an abnormal amount of requests accumulating. My battery usage is now closer to the level of 0628 build. It is curious, however, that battery usage still shows cell standby using ~65%. I also noticed that I can't always rotate the screen, although haven't been able to pinpoint a pattern. I will try to get a log grab. Should I get the log after camera fails to save? Or get separate logs for each of these issues? Want to make sure I get the right info.

    A separate question: Can anyone suggest apps and games for this phone? Am struggling to find things that run fast enough while using little internal storage (am on the internal builds).
    log after camera fails to save, please.
    try resetting the battery info (circular recycle arrow on top right)
    I don't even use the internal builds except to test that they work. I always advise OS2SD, even if it's little partitions. Maybe not on the stock card.

    The rotation is an ongoing issue I'm still working on. Got it to the point now that compass works but is jittery, rotation keeps working, but sky map still off-kilter on magnetic Z axis and jumpy as hades.
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    07-22-2014 09:58 AM
  11. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    And I thought I was the only one really changing things up.
    This is in regards to the /data and /system on galaxy mini.
    I've already swapped the partitions... I think it's necessary for our devices. The hardware TLS code has not quite been merged yet, but when it has, you will all definitely need an updated recovery in order for future updates to work. I will give details on that soon.

    For the moment, it might be a good idea not to install any OTA updates until the new recovery is available and the TLS change has been merged.

    [my quote here]

    Samsung msm7x27 series doesn't use MTD, so your method (as-is) won't work. We use Samsung's proprietary Flex Sector Remapper drivers, which enumerate the flash as regular block devices.

    When first porting CM11, due to size restrictions I made a build that remapped /system to /sd-ext (but maintained /cache and /data as before), and it worked reasonably well. Prior to that, when testing 3.0 kernel without access to the internal flash drivers, I also did something similar (/cache and /data were also bind mounted to subfolders on /sd-ext).

    In the case of the MTD partitions for your device, if you want to try swapping the partitions around, see this patch as a reference: Gerrit Code Review. We're going to be flipping the switch on hardware TLS for all devices in the androidarmv6 project soon, so you're going to need an updated recovery image for that. Now would be a good idea if you want to swap the partitions, since it's a hack in the kernel itself and can be distributed along with the new TLS changes.
    this means, among other things, kernel changes, maybe another partition rearranging (this time internal!) and another forced TWRP update.
    Not until I'm playing with it though.

    //edit: here's a better quote.
    Folks,

    We'll be making a change* to CM11 for all devices quite soon that should give a small performance boost. In order for this to work, however, it will be necessary for everyone to update their recovery images, or else the newer packages will not install correctly.

    I've been thinking... since we need to update the recovery, we could use this opportunity to swap the /system and /data partitions for our device. This would increase the space available on /system (which is needed by CM11 and gapps), and would reduce the size of /data. However, it is a lot easier to expand the storage of /data, and I think that most people are using some form of app2sd nowadays.

    The swapping of partitions shouldn't be too painful - a one-time data-wipe would be needed after flashing the updated recovery. So, what do you all think? Yay or nay?

    * The change that's being implemented is to enable hardware support for Thread-Local Storage (TLS) in both the kernel and Android userspace. Prior to this change, the TLS register was being accessed through a userspace helper, which was reducing performance.
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    07-22-2014 10:00 AM
  12. Toucan4267's Avatar
    I got a workaround for the cell draining battery issue: I went through each app under App Operations and disabled wake lock (and vibrate) for everything, after noticing an abnormal amount of requests accumulating. My battery usage is now closer to the level of 0628 build. It is curious, however, that battery usage still shows cell standby using ~65%. I also noticed that I can't always rotate the screen, although haven't been able to pinpoint a pattern. I will try to get a log grab. Should I get the log after camera fails to save? Or get separate logs for each of these issues? Want to make sure I get the right info.

    A separate question: Can anyone suggest apps and games for this phone? Am struggling to find things that run fast enough while using little internal storage (am on the internal builds).
    Or give Toucanscrypt a try... :-)

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
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    07-22-2014 10:18 AM
  13. omgitsMATT's Avatar
    A separate question: Can anyone suggest apps and games for this phone? Am struggling to find things that run fast enough while using little internal storage (am on the internal builds).
    Stuff like Bike Race or Angry Birds takes up to much ram even on the external builds, so don't figure it'd perform much better on the internal ones. That and they take up a ton of internal space

    I use GBCoid and Gameboid to emulate Gameboy games and I read books with Moon+ Reader Pro. I install the apps internally and I leave the game roms and epub files on my small 1gb micro sd card.
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    07-23-2014 05:36 AM
  14. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    Stuff like Bike Race or Angry Birds takes up to much ram even on the external builds, so don't figure it'd perform much better on the internal ones. That and they take up a ton of internal space

    I use GBCoid and Gameboid to emulate Gameboy games and I read books with Moon+ Reader Pro. I install the apps internally and I leave the game roms and epub files on my small 1gb micro sd card.
    never played angry birds before but had to try it after reading your post.
    put on clean internal install with gapps and downloaded the avian menace.

    used long-press home button to close all open apps.

    got thru thirty levels of smooth glitchless bird activity before it finally fc'd but it did remember my progress afterwards.

    i think the key is to make sure all other open apps are closed before running memory hog apps. the zram/sd swap should help with those a little too.
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    07-23-2014 10:23 AM
  15. Toucan4267's Avatar
    Works just fine.

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    07-23-2014 10:33 AM
  16. omgitsMATT's Avatar

    used long-press home button to close all open apps
    I hadn't tried in awhile, but now that I'm fooling around it seems good. Bike Race isn't bad either, a tad jerky now and again but very playable if I do as you said before hand. It blows my mind to think this phone has more RAM than one of my old laptops with Windows 98se on it, I was reading about a phone with 4gb of ram on it and I seen one guy on Youtube running Windows XP through a virtual machine on his Android. It blows my mind to imagine where technology is going
    07-23-2014 12:45 PM
  17. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    I hadn't tried in awhile, but now that I'm fooling around it seems good. Bike Race isn't bad either, a tad jerky now and again but very playable if I do as you said before hand. It blows my mind to think this phone has more RAM than one of my old laptops with Windows 98se on it, I was reading about a phone with 4gb of ram on it and I seen one guy on Youtube running Windows XP through a virtual machine on his Android. It blows my mind to imagine where technology is going
    ha, I ran xp under qemu in a linux chroot on the V back in 2011. It's slow but it does run.
    that's on a 600MHz device with about 140MB available RAM alongside android, too.
    I had a 600MHz laptop with 32MB RAM that could choke down XP as long as you only multitasked one or two programs. So it's feasible.
    07-23-2014 12:59 PM
  18. syguyice's Avatar
    After looking at OS2SD and Toucanscrypt in more detail, I'm going to give them a try first to get more storage and see if it will fix some issues. I will return with the log if issues persist. Thanks much bigsupersquid & Toucan4267.

    I got Angry Bird working and some kids games with internal build, although most current games + video players takes a lot of internal storage. After I get OS2SD or Touchanscrypt, any suggestions on big apps to install? Perhaps people can list the apps they find useful/enjoyable on this little device. Here's my measly list:

    Angry Bird
    Tune In Radio
    MX Player
    SoG WWII
    Youtube

    Will give Bike Race and emulators a try.
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    07-23-2014 02:11 PM
  19. bigsupersquid's Avatar
    google movies&tv looks really nice, like the newest youtube.
    the best way to get them is the pa_gapps, but they've bits to remove and they have tools that have to be used and such... and they'll only fit on os2sd unless toucanscrypt can handle priv-app premissions.

    I need to make a writeup on the pa_gapps but haven't found the time.
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    07-23-2014 06:49 PM
  20. Toucan4267's Avatar
    google movies&tv looks really nice, like the newest youtube.
    the best way to get them is the pa_gapps, but they've bits to remove and they have tools that have to be used and such... and they'll only fit on os2sd unless toucanscrypt can handle priv-app premissions.

    I need to make a writeup on the pa_gapps but haven't found the time.
    I know it handles permissions, just not sure if I ever did anything with priv-app. Was at least a consideration at some point. Been really busy and haven't really touched things in a month. Looks like it'll be that way for a while more, but I'll still try to trouble shoot anything that comes up, although my last version seems to be pretty stable. That's what I'd suggest trying first, as you shouldn't even need to reinstall android, just create the ext4 partition (of course, still nandroid and backup sd contents first).

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
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    07-23-2014 09:39 PM
  21. Toucan4267's Avatar
    Apps I like: audible, camera zoom fx, catan, dolphin browser, elixir widgets, quickoffice, Swype keyboard, osmand, Pandora, weather channel, appgratis, avast, es file explorer, Google search, mx player, mysword, pitchlab. That's a start anyway. ;-)

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
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    07-23-2014 09:55 PM
  22. dingermtb's Avatar
    My wife just informed that she had just ordered me the Dalaxy S3. With me being partially blind, a bigger screen would help. I"m definitely keeping mu OV on hand though to play with your builds. I shudder at the thought of having to start all over again on a new phons though.

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    07-24-2014 07:18 AM
  23. ThatGuyLurkin's Avatar
    My wife just informed that she had just ordered me the Dalaxy S3. With me being partially blind, a bigger screen would help. I"m definitely keeping mu OV on hand though to play with your builds. I shudder at the thought of having to start all over again on a new phons though.

    Sent from my ZombieKat 4.4.4-VM670 using Xparent Skyblue Tapatalk 2
    Never has there been a community like the Optimus V/S.

    I miss the old days when I first learned how to flash, lol.
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    07-24-2014 12:36 PM
  24. omgitsMATT's Avatar
    Never has there been a community like the Optimus V/S.

    I miss the old days when I first learned how to flash, lol.
    The better half got a phone a year ago and all they've managed to do so far with it in a year is root it and flash a fresh copy of the stock rom. If I've learned anything it's to grab a phone that's just a tiny bit dated just to make sure it has some form of development going on, because it's roms like these that make the V so relevant and fun to have years after it's been released
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    07-24-2014 01:13 PM
  25. dingermtb's Avatar
    One nice thing with the S3 is that there"s tons of ROMs to play with. Although, i"ve already picked my ROM. Whenn it comes, i'm going with PacROM. At lea

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    07-24-2014 01:38 PM
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