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24th May 2012, 06:58 AM |#31  
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Many thanks for the explanations, things are getting clearer now...

How can I find out what partition table my phone currently has?
Pressing Volume- and power gives me the following info:

BRAVO PVT1 SHIP S-OFF
HBOOT-6.93.1002

I got the phone from my son, don't know what he has flashed in the past. Now I want to understand those things for myself...
 
 
24th May 2012, 08:27 AM |#32  
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If it writes nothing about the hboot then you have stock.. if you want to flash another hboot , then first go to recovery, do a backup, then full wipe , then flash another hboot.. If you don't do the full wipe before flashing, then it may cause errors with some recoveries like 4ext being crashed right after loading. so be sure to do the full wipe..
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26th May 2012, 10:03 AM |#33  
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hi all,

nice post

i need to know what means bsod.
i can guess that is an acronym of Black screen of death, but i'm not sure about

thanks in advice
27th May 2012, 11:55 AM |#34  
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hi all,

nice post

i need to know what means bsod.
i can guess that is an acronym of Black screen of death, but i'm not sure about

thanks in advice

Actually originally it's blue screen of death, the one that ms windows has. On this forum it is used as a short for any kind of hangups when you have to pull out the battery to bring your phone back to life. Correct me if I'm wrong.
18th June 2012, 11:13 PM |#35  
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I'd like to know what R5 is - I'm guessing it's a bootloader, but from the few mentions of it that I've seen, it looks like it's installed differently to RA or CM7. What's special about it?
3rd September 2012, 04:59 AM |#36  
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Thanks, would be nice if you can add all the different "arrangement" (don't know the right word here) e.g. A2SD, D2E etc
7th September 2012, 12:26 AM |#37  
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Originally Posted by zisoft

Many thanks for the explanations, things are getting clearer now...

How can I find out what partition table my phone currently has?
Pressing Volume- and power gives me the following info:

BRAVO PVT1 SHIP S-OFF
HBOOT-6.93.1002

I got the phone from my son, don't know what he has flashed in the past. Now I want to understand those things for myself...

The best method is to check partition sizes with "df" command. Via adb, or on the phone using any kind of terminal app.
Just look:

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root@android:/ # df -h|grep mtd                                                
/dev/block/mtdblock3    250.0M    247.1M      2.9M  99% /system
/dev/block/mtdblock5    147.6M     36.3M    111.3M  25% /data
/dev/block/mtdblock4     40.0M      1.1M     38.9M   3% /cache
There's a nice table on Alpharev's homepage which shows what are partition sizes for all popular hboots. From there you can see mine is definitely STOCK
24th July 2013, 07:06 PM |#38  
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15th December 2013, 12:39 AM |#39  
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Question V6?
I think an explanation of V6 Supercharger is due. I would provide it myself, but I'm not sure I've fully grasped the concept behind it.
15th December 2013, 12:48 AM |#40  
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I think an explanation of V6 Supercharger is due. I would provide it myself, but I'm not sure I've fully grasped the concept behind it.

Maybe something like this??

--V6 SuperCharger--
15th December 2013, 11:18 PM |#41  
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Originally Posted by jmcclue

Maybe something like this??

--V6 SuperCharger--

Actually… no.

I was thinking of a short definition, clear and concise, well written. Just like those that appear in the first post.

As you know, each and every one of those definitions can be found in at least some other place, with bells and whistles, and lots of colors, like the reference you have kindly provided (which I already knew, thanks anyway). zeppelinrox is a magnificent script ninja, no doubt about it. But his user documentation is not exactly what I would call… spartan.

What this thread is aiming to, IMHO, is a straight, plain, short source of information. Like a reference, of sorts.

Just for the sake of completeness: right now I'm not looking for solutions around V6. It was just that while reading this useful thread, and trying to add some value to it, V6 just came to mind.
Last edited by bruno.unna; 15th December 2013 at 11:25 PM. Reason: Small typo. And a comment about V6.

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