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[GUIDE]HipKat’s Ultimate Guide To Everything Evo 4G.

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13th April 2012, 11:01 PM |#221  
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awesome guide needed this!
15th April 2012, 04:37 AM |#222  
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That is a great guide. I wish I had found it sooner when I rooted my phone. I found something else on rooting the phone and got it rooted to get rid of bloatware. I did something wrong with a setting in Titanium Backup which caused my phone to go into a bootloop. I thought my phone was done for until I went on Google and found XDA and was able to find a thread that helped me get my phone working again. I am a noob at all of this and this guide has really taught me a lot.
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Thanks Kev.. That's just why I wrote it. Too much confusing info out there
15th April 2012, 10:41 PM |#224  
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Do you happen to have a guide like this on rooting the EVO with hboot 2.18 threw htcdev? I know once I finally get rooted I will be going threw this guide a lot.

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15th April 2012, 11:08 PM |#225  
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Out of space with 32gb card?!?!
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This would be a good time to download the custom ROM you want to use along with Dark Tremors Apps to SD Card (DT A2SD) and put them in the folders you created. I keep DT A2SD in the Utilities Folder. I would also suggest you download the V6 Supercharger Script and ViperMOD for AOSP Kernels (Also kept in Utilities). I would also search for the RUU for your particular phone, in case you ever need to do a complete reset back to “Out-Of-The-Box”. There are 2 types; that you run in the bootloader (which I prefer) or an .exe that you run on your computer.

Partition Your SD Card

I think this is the first, most important thing you can do after backing up your original setup and before moving on to custom ROMs. And it’s very simple.

Create a folder on your Computer Desktop and Call it Evo Backup or something similar. Copy everything on your SD Card into this folder. When you partition, it will erase everything on your SD Card, so you must back it all up.
When it’s finished, click on USB-MS Toggle to disconnect from your computer. Scroll down to Partition SD Card and click on it.
Since the Evo doesn’t currently support SWAP, you can use 0 for the Swap Partition. If you have an 8 Gig or larger SD Card, you can use 2048 for the EXT Partition, although 1024 should be fine. The EXT Partition is where all of your Apps will be stored on your SD Card. If you’re going to move your Dalvik-Cache to the SD Card, you may want to use 2048.

While this is going on you may want to look for a ROM that the Dev has said contains Titanium Backup, or if you ADB and you know what you’re doing, you can pull the app prior to all of this, and add it to the XDA\Apps folder, if you created one, in your backup. The actual name of the app is com.keramidas.TitaniumBackup

Once the process is complete, select Upgrade EXT 2 to EXT 3. Do not use EXT 4. Your SD Card is now partitioned and you’re ready to restore your backup and flash your custom ROM so back out, go to USB-MS Toggle, select it and copy everything from the EVO Backup folder on your computer, back to your SD Card.

Ok so here's my problem. I'm using Nitrous Oxide Rom w/ DT a2sd. I currently have a 32gb sd card formatted to FAT32. According to Titanium Backup this is the free space left on my phone System ROM: 113MB free / Internal: 327MB free / SD Card: 26.7GB free / SD Card (a2sd): 4.75GB free.... I have all this free space, but I cannot install anymore apps. I used to have more apps when I was on CM7.2, but for whatever reason I cannot install anything else despite all my free space.

When I partitioned my SD card I formatted the main in FAT32, and then made a ext-2 of 5GB, and swap of 32MB (reading here made me realize that my Evo doesn't use swap) I then upgraded my ext-2 to 3. I used terminal emu to run the command "a2sd re-install" to move existing and future apps to the ext-3 partition(5GB) Now I'm stuck with the message saying unable to download due to lack of storage space; Even though I have plenty.

If I have done something wrong in the process can anyone help me out?
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Seems like you did everything right, and I'll look, but I think there's a problem with partitioning 32gb cards that aren't a certain class or higher.

As for swap, I'd keep it. You never know if it might be implemented at some point
16th April 2012, 02:04 PM |#227  
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Yeah I when I was looking on how to partition my sd card I really didn't find anything on a 32GB card. So I could understand how there might be an issue. I have plenty of 16GB cards that I can use if need be.
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You should give one a try, using the same parameters and see what happens
16th April 2012, 06:56 PM |#229  
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Once I get off of work I guess I will give it a try. I just don't want to cut my storage space in half... I guess though if I cannot install apps properly why bother with a 32GB
17th April 2012, 01:40 AM |#230  
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thanks a ton for the guide, HipKat.

I'm having a little trouble, however, trying to install either of the roms from this thread:

I install them following your guide, I do the excessive wiping, I've tried with and without installing A2SD, but no matter what it just sticks at the white screen with the Evo logo. I saw in another thread that you recommended trying pulling wiping the cache and Dalvik and then rebooting and that didn't help either. Any ideas?

My info:

Baseband Version:
Kernel Version:
Software Number: 4.67.651.3
PRI Version: 2.33_003

HBOOT: 2.18.0001
Dec 21, 2011, 12:50:32

Ras: 3.11
17th April 2012, 04:34 AM |#231  
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Are you talking about this guide, or the MIUI ICS guide I wrote:

Step 1. This is a MIUI ROM, which means GPS could be an issue, so the first thing I do is make a nandroid of my current Setup, then I restore my stock/rooted ROM.

Step 2. I update Profle and PRL, then I do the Sense GPS Fix.

You must be in a Sense ROM for this
Open Maps; get a lock on your position.
Open GPS Status & Tool Box, get a lock on your Sats and then hit Menu>Tools>Manage A-GPS State>Reset.
Open Dialer and dial ##GPSCLRX#
In the popup that asks for your password, enter your MSL, (You'll need MSL Reader from the market) then reboot.
When the phone is rebooted, Open Maps, get a lock; Open GPS Status, hit Menu>Tools>Manage A-GPS State>Download. Once you are locked onto your Sats, power down, then Reboot to Recovery.

Of course, I only use Amon Ra and in Recovery, I wipe everything, completely; Factory Reset., then each option underneat that, except SD Card:
Then I run Factory Reset again, then Cache and Dalvik Cache and Data again, jsut to make sure it's all clear.

Go to Flash, and Flash the Rom. Once it's done, go right back to flash and flash DT A2SD, the nI boot to System and once booted, I let it sit for a good 10 minutes, so everythign get's booted up and settled in.

At this point, I open LBE manager (Superuser) and set all my permissions to on and accept all.
I open Maps, get a lock, open GPS Status, and I already know I'll get a lock on my sats. Then I hit menu and update GPS Data.
Next is Connectbot, and I move my Dalvik Cache to my SD Card. Here's the commands

a2sd check
a2sd cachesd

The phone will reboot and again, I just let it sit for about 10 minutes.
Once I wake it up, I set my preferences, display, sounds, accounts, etc. MIUI ICS hasd a TON of new settings and one is the Status Bar Options. Hit Customize Statas Bar Notification and make sure Hide Notification is turned off. This will allow notifications to show up.

Once I'm done, I reboot to recovery, wipe Cache and Dalvik and Flash my Kernel.
The BEST kernel to use right now is Mason v0.14 SBC No FSO. I also Flash Vipermod.
That's it. If you use a different kernel and you have problems, this is the first place to look.

Upon reboot, I let the phone settle, then I open Titanium backup and restore my apps/Data. Now, I have had a lot of problems in the past with TB Freezing up when U try to restore all 117 apps I have in one session, so I do it in 3 now. I alphabetize the apps and then go A-H, I-P, Q-Z

Once finished, I open Rom Toolbox and go to Autostart Manager and make sure all the apps I DON'T need to be runnign at boot are toggled off. Then I set Car O Dope Tweaks. I'm one of the believers that Car O Dope is for AOSP, V6 is for Sense. I have yet to give Smurfs tweaks a run, but I plan to, soon.

I reboot and run Vipermod -50 in Connectbot, and then setup my desktop folders, etc. Then I g othrough any apps I need to set preferences for, Make sure VVM is working and that is basically it. Took some extra time, but I shake my head at the problems people are having that are almost alwasy attributed to shortcutting the process.

Almost all of the links and files anyone needs are on the guide in my signature

Bugs & Fixes.

• USB Connect - The two ways to fix this are with the app, USB Mass Storage in the market or the FTP Function is File Explorer.
• Camera only takes 3MP pics - D/L Camera ICS from the market and you'll get up to 8MP with Video Recording
• Theme Manager - There are very few themes for MIUI ICS. I understand that a new Theme Manager should be coming soon, according to the rumors.
• Music Player/Theme Sounds not seeing music folder - D/L Rescan Media form the market. Problem solved.
• Slow 3G/Data Speeds and Market Downloads. For me, after about a day, this fixed itself

Known Issues
No HWA, yet
No Front Facing Camera
No Video Recorder
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