Custom scripts for Archangel root for firmware 2.0.71, 2.1.02, 2.1.03, 2.1.04, 2.1.08
Finally we have a method to obtain root that does not involve installing the SDE and that works on at least three different firmware versions. 2.0.71, 2.1.02, 2.1.03, 2.1.08. For all the details see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=928767
This program has the possibility to execute a script after root is acquired. See the readme.txt of Archangel v2.
NOTE: For windows users. Please use Notepad++ to edit the extraroot.sh and convert the file to unix format. In the menu choose "Format" -> "Convert to UNIX Format". This option is available with version v5.1.4 of Notepad++ it has been reported that it's not available in other versions.
You can create a script in /sdcard/sdcard/extraroot.sh and this will be executed as root
whenever you reboot, so you can use this to do any additional root functions you want.
If you make an error with this script which causes you a problem then you can eject your
sd card and reboot and it then will not execute.
Please post the firmware version, your script and a little description here.
Firmware 2.1.02, 2.1.03, 2.1.04,2.1.08 - Disable Swap
Swap is automatically enabled in these firmware versions.
To verify that swap is turned off go to the Terminal Emulator and type free
/ $ free
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 243824 230972 12852 0 4332
Swap: 0 0 0
Total: 243824 230972 12852
Another way to turn off swap permanently without using the a script is to disable the swap service. This can be done from within the Terminal Emulator with the following commands
#setprop persist.sys.archos.swapctl.en 0
Then reboot the device.
This only needs to be done once.
Firmware 2.0.71, 2.1.02, 2.1.03, 2.1.04, 2.1.08 - Disable ads
Disable ads. This was posted by archaism1 here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...3#post10941853
cat <<EOF >/tmp/hosts
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com pagead.l.google.com googleads.g.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 api.admob.com mm.admob.com r.admob.com mob.adwhirl.com cus.adwhirl.com met.adwhirl.com
mount --bind /tmp/hosts /etc/hosts
I have not tested this myself because I think the devs of applications need the ads to make some money.
Firmware 2.1.02, 2.1.03, 2.1.04, 2.1.08 - Swap on sd-card
Disable swap on internal storage and create a swap file on sd-card. The swap is 256Mb big to change the size just adjust the 256 value in the script.
ATTENTION: it can take a few minutes the first time the script is executed.
if [ ! -f /sdcard/sdcard/myswap ]
echo "Creating swap file"
dd if=/dev/zero of=/sdcard/sdcard/myswap bs=1M count=256
And here the result of free
WARNING: if you use a swapfile, which is described here, you can't use a usb connection to copy files without disabling the swap with the following command.
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 243824 241432 2392 0 6232
Swap: 262136 320 261816
Total: 505960 241752 264208
Credit for this goes to http://forum.archosfans.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=42718
posted some scripts I'll include them as attachments