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TCT -Alcatel Move FRG83G custom ROM

1st June 2012, 07:22 AM   |  #131  
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Thumbs up Well done!!!
WOWWWW!!!
My friend, you did it!!!
This time you really manage to bring new life to our devices!!!
Nice!
Very goooood response of the touch screen!!! I love this! Speed... this is all about!
2nd June 2012, 02:55 AM   |  #132  
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Exclamation news
a2sd successfully integrated into the system !
so no fake disk space error now Dalvik-cache is really moved to ext part on sdcard
I checked by installing ~80 apps and no error message all things seems to be ok !
after this interesting experiment it's supposed to be possible to have hundreds of apps installed


for now read about some features of a2sd

Quote:

- Move applications (both free and paid) to the Secure Digital card.
- Move Dalvik Cache to run either from your Secure Digital card or from your cache partition and clears the cache on demand.
- Boot Loop Protection: prevents the phone from boot looping in the event the SD card could not be mounted.
- Dalvik JIT for faster performance on Roms which support it.
- User selectable sizes for the Dalvik heap sizes, allowing a user to freely optimize their system.
- Activate a swap partition on your SD card and sets how often the swap partition is utilized.
- Automatically fixes configuration issues.
- Users can check the free space on their SD card and check the installation to make sure all is setup correctly.
- Runs ZipAlign on demand…this makes your programs load faster.
- Built in help system for easy reference of commands.
- All features can also be reversed without repartitioning your Secure Digital card.
- New logging features assists in troubleshooting issues.
- Commands to set the Low Memory Killer feature at boot time. Great for those people who are the “set it and forget it” type.

2nd June 2012, 12:59 PM   |  #133  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ruscan.calin

a2sd successfully integrated into the system !
so no fake disk space error now Dalvik-cache is really moved to ext part on sdcard
I checked by installing ~80 apps and no error message all things seems to be ok !
after this interesting experiment it's supposed to be possible to have hundreds of apps installed


for now read about some features of a2sd

This sounds great
Other than the error messages regarding remaining space and the Titanium restore crashes, the ROM has been great compared to stock, specially battery wise.

Is the a2sd integration in the 29/05 version of the ROM, or in a future update?

Keep up the good work..
2nd June 2012, 01:15 PM   |  #134  
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Originally Posted by fixxxer667

This sounds great
Other than the error messages regarding remaining space and the Titanium restore crashes, the ROM has been great compared to stock, specially battery wise.

Is the a2sd integration in the 29/05 version of the ROM, or in a future update?

Keep up the good work..

-you see just solved fake space error message also Titanium works only with backups made for this custom ROM- I mean will not work if you have backup of stock ROM and try to restore on this custom ROM
-also just added fastboot to Menu
-battery is better -deactivated/removed some power consuming apps/ sensors
-NOT included yet -this night hope...
2nd June 2012, 06:11 PM   |  #135  
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Thumbs up This will be the night... to remember!!!
Bring it!!!
Oh yeahhh!
Finally!
3rd June 2012, 12:24 AM   |  #136  
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Exclamation how to install Move ROM
changelog

1. integrated a2sd into the system (by scripts in init.rc/ ram-disk)
2. add fastboot/ safe mode to Power Menu
3. final bootanimation
4. some changes..

how to install


1.download package from post #1
2.save all content from sdcard !
(if your phone is not rooted or you don't have CWM installed should read post #7)
3.enter CWM Menu (VolUp+Menu) then in advanced/ Partition SD Card
format sdcard size=1024MB/ swap=0
this will create an ext3 part for Dalvik-cache/ apps
then flash update.zip -copy zipped file to sdcard then enter CWM and choose "install zip from sdcard"
after this restart phone -in CWM your choice is now (press back button) "restart system now"
4.enter Applications run A2SDGUI tap Dalvik choose Dalvik Cache on SD- EXT and press Move -phone restarts..
5.enter settings/ SD card & phone storage you see ~ 150 MB internal free

It means all done !

note for installation

-step 4 is optional you decide to use a2sd
-A2SDGUI is just a GUI for a2sd -you can remove in this case to move Dalvik-cache use

Code:
su
a2sd cachesd

good to know

- format sdcard by CWM because it's easy and will make ext3 partition
ext3 has journaled file-system (data is protected) and this is good because there will be Dalvik-cache (ext2/ ext4 will work too but if I know this kernel has no support for ext4 I tested only with ext2 and it works )
-ext3 is mounted in /sd-ext mount-point -look here to see content
this is not possible on stock ROM !
at every system start will run a script in /etc/init.d to make this mount-point
-you need to install BusyboxFree- the single app of this kind on Market !
This is because the script to mount /sd-ext needs it !
-you have 2 ways to approach a2sd :
if you are familiar with Windows try A2SDGUI for Linux users there is command line so
open Terminal Emulator and

Code:
su
a2sd
-apparently you will see Dalvik-cache in 2 places on /sd-ext/Dalvik-cache and
/data/Dalvik-cache BUT DO NOT TOUCH FILES IN /DATA/DALVIK-CACHE
because Dalvik is placed in /sd-ext and in /data are only symlinks to real location ! better read more about symlinking !!!
by moving Dalvik you get at least 35 MB free -it depends of Dalvik-cache size

-do not touch system files or something you know nothing about.. you have root but.. by ex I added some scripts in /etc/init.d if you touch mountsd you enter a lot of trouble because this is the script to mount ext part at every startup


about this ROM

-I give it a name MOVE just because there is a "Move" sigla on my phone back-cover
-I worked to add functionality not to carry it with tones of apps
so there is need for a productivity package etc this is your choice
-about some features:
1. /etc/init.d scripting support -I think this is the most powerful feature- to run scripts at every startup to configure system! this phone is now powerful like Linux machines example given: mount /ext
In stock ROM you don't have such a strong feature even if unrooted !
2. a2sd feature ! -better not to talk about stock ROM...
3. /data/app -here I added some apps to try but you can remove it from application manager even if these apps are placed in ROM !
(also this feature is not present on stock)

about A2SD


-all credits to The Darktremor for this great toolset !

Quote:

- Move applications (both free and paid) to the Secure Digital card.
- Move Dalvik Cache to run either from your Secure Digital card or from your cache partition and clears the cache on demand.
- Boot Loop Protection: prevents the phone from boot looping in the event the SD card could not be mounted.
- Dalvik JIT for faster performance on Roms which support it.
- User selectable sizes for the Dalvik heap sizes, allowing a user to freely optimize their system.
- Activate a swap partition on your SD card and sets how often the swap partition is utilized.
- Automatically fixes configuration issues.
- Users can check the free space on their SD card and check the installation to make sure all is setup correctly.
- Runs ZipAlign on demand…this makes your programs load faster.
- Built in help system for easy reference of commands.
- All features can also be reversed without repartitioning your Secure Digital card.
- New logging features assists in troubleshooting issues.
- Commands to set the Low Memory Killer feature at boot time. Great for those people who are the “set it and forget it” type.

-for Windows users: check options in A2SDGUI tap About/Help to understand how it works !

-for Linux users enter bash and type a2sd and get this help:



Code:
Standard Apps2SD Commands:
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reinstall
  Moves free and paid apps to the ext2/ext3/ext4
  partition on your secure digital card.  Removes
  the No A2SD flag file.

  This is used if you have already executed an
  a2sd remove command.  Otherwise, this part is
  automatically performed when Apps2SD is
  started.

  File removed: /data/.noa2sd

remove
  Moves free and paid apps to the internal phone
  storage.  Creates the No A2SD flag file.

  File created: /data/.noa2sd


Swap Partition Commands:
--------------------------------------------------
reswap
  Removes the No Swap flag.  Allows A2SD to
  activate the swap partition.

  This is used if you have already executed an
  a2sd noswap command.  Otherwise, this part is
  automatically performed when Apps2SD is
  started.

  File removed: /data/.noswap

noswap
  Creates the No Swap flag.  Prevents A2SD from
  activating the swap partition.

  File created: /data/.noswap

swappyxx
  Sets swap partition swappiness value to xx.
  Example:  To set the swappiness of the swap
            partition to 30%, type:
            a2sd swappy30
            To set at 75%, type:
            a2sd swappy75

 File created: /data/dtswap

Dalvik Cache Commands:
--------------------------------------------------
cachesd
  Moves Dalvik cache files to the ext2/ext3/ext4
  partition on your secure digital card. Creates
  Dalvik Cache to SD flag.

  File created: /data/.dalvikcacahe
  File removed: /data/.dcpartition

cachesdreset
  Performs the same function as cachesd, plus
  erases the contents of Dalvik-Cache, forcing
  a rebuild on reboot.

  File created: /data/.dalvikcache
  File removed: /data/.dcpartition

cachepart
  Moves Dalvik cache files to the /cache partition
  in your phone.  Creates Dalvik Cache to Cache
  Partition flag.

  File created: /data/.dcpartition
  File removed: /data/.dalvikcache

cachepartreset
  Performs the same function as cachepart, plus
  erases the contents of Dalvik-Cache, forcing
  a rebuild on reboot.

  File created: /data/.dcpartition
  File removed: /data/.dalvikcache

nocache
  Moves Dalvik cache files to the internal phone
  storage.  Removes all Dalvik Cache flags.

  File removed: /data/.dcpartition
                /data/.dalvikcache

nocachereset
  Performs the same function as nocache, plus
  erases the contents of Dalvik-Cache, forcing
  a rebuild on reboot.

  File removed: /data/.dcpartition
                /data/.dalvikcache

resetcache
  Clears the dalvik cache and restarts phone.


Apps2SD Diagnostic Commands:
--------------------------------------------------
check
  Performs a symlink and flag file check on your
  setup.  Outputs a report that shows you if
  there are issues with your Apps2SD setup.

repair
  Performs a repair of all symlinks based on
  flag file activation.

diskspace
  Shows disk space statistics for the ext
  partition.

sysinfo
  Displays information about your phone,
  partitions, swap, and more.

  Also writes a dump file that has an
  entire profile of your phone.  This
  is for troubleshooting only.

  File Created:  /data/dtsysdump.txt

swapspace
  Shows swap space statistics for all
  swap space active on the phone.

partlist
  Shows the supported EXT partitions
  available for your particular ROM.

ZipAlign Commands:
--------------------------------------------------
align
  Performs a one-time zipalign on all APK files
  in /data/app, /data/app-private and /system/app.

zipalign
  Allows ZipAlign to execute during the boot
  process. Creates the ZipAlign flag file.

  File Created: /data/.zipalign

nozipalign
  Prevents ZipAlign from executing during the
  boot process. Removes the ZipAlign flag file.

  File Removed: /data/.zipalign

Dalvik Setting Commands:
--------------------------------------------------
jit
  Installs DalvikVM JIT.
  WARNING:  Do not run this command if your phone
            has NAND protection active.

nojit
  Removes DalvikVM JIT.
  WARNING:  Do not run this command if your phone
            has NAND protection active.

heapsizexx
  Sets Dalvik Heap Size to xx, or heapsize0 resets
  heap size to default settings.

  Ex: If you want to set the Dalvik Heap Size to
      24mb, type a2sd heapsize24

  File Created: /data/a2sdheapsize (value > 0)
  File Removed: /data/a2sdheapsize (value = 0)

Low Memory Killer Commands:
----------------------------------------------------
lowmem-moderate
  Sets the internal memory killer to the following
  settings:
  Foreground Apps:    1536 pages /   6 MB
  Visible Apps:       3072 pages /  12 MB
  Secondary Server:   4096 pages /  16 MB
  Hidden Apps:        7680 pages /  30 MB
  Content Provider:   8960 pages /  35 MB
  Empty App:         10240 pages /  40 MB

  Create File: /data/.lmmoderate
  Remove File: /data/.lmoptimum
               /data/.lmstrict
               /data/.lmaggressive
               /data/.lmultimate
               /data/.lmextreme

lowmem-optimum
  Sets the internal memory killer to the following
  settings:
  Foreground Apps:    1536 pages /   6 MB
  Visible Apps:       2048 pages /   8 MB
  Secondary Server:   4096 pages /  16 MB
  Hidden Apps:       10240 pages /  40 MB
  Content Provider:  12800 pages /  50 MB
  Empty App:         15360 pages /  60 MB

  Create File: /data/.lmoptimum
  Remove File: /data/.lmmoderate
               /data/.lmstrict
               /data/.lmaggressive
               /data/.lmultimate
               /data/.lmextreme

lowmem-strict
  Sets the internal memory killer to the following
  settings:
  Foreground Apps:    1536 pages /   6 MB
  Visible Apps:       2048 pages /   8 MB
  Secondary Server:   4096 pages /  16 MB
  Hidden Apps:       15360 pages /  60 MB
  Content Provider:  17920 pages /  70 MB
  Empty App:         20480 pages /  80 MB

  Create File: /data/.lmstrict
  Remove File: /data/.lmmoderate
               /data/.lmoptimum
               /data/.lmaggressive
               /data/.lmultimate
               /data/.lmextreme

lowmem-aggressive
  Sets the internal memory killer to the following
  settings:
  Foreground Apps:    1536 pages /   6 MB
  Visible Apps:       3072 pages /  12 MB
  Secondary Server:   4096 pages /  16 MB
  Hidden Apps:       21000 pages /  82 MB
  Content Provider:  23000 pages /  90 MB
  Empty App:         25000 pages /  98 MB

  Create File: /data/.lmaggressive
  Remove File: /data/.lmmoderate
               /data/.lmoptimum
               /data/.lmstrict
               /data/.lmextreme
               /data/.lmultimate

lowmem-extreme
  Sets the internal memory killer to the following
  settings:
  Foreground Apps:    1536 pages /   6 MB
  Visible Apps:       3072 pages /  12 MB
  Secondary Server:   4096 pages /  16 MB
  Hidden Apps:       38400 pages / 150 MB
  Content Provider:  40960 pages / 160 MB
  Empty App:         43520 pages / 170 MB

  Create File: /data/.lmextreme
  Remove File: /data/.lmmoderate
               /data/.lmoptimum
               /data/.lmstrict
               /data/.lmaggressive
               /data/.lmultimate

lowmem-ultimate
  Sets the internal memory killer to the following
  settings:
  Foreground Apps:    1536 pages /   6 MB
  Visible Apps:       3072 pages /  12 MB
  Secondary Server:   4096 pages /  16 MB
  Hidden Apps:       51200 pages / 200 MB
  Content Provider:  57600 pages / 225 MB
  Empty App:         64000 pages / 250 MB

  Create File: /data/.lmultimate
  Remove File: /data/.lmmoderate
               /data/.lmoptimum
               /data/.lmstrict
               /data/.lmaggressive
               /data/.lmextreme

lowmem-default
  Sets the internal memory killer back to phone default
  settings.
-example :
suppose I've just installed 100 apps and get low-disk-space-message
now it's time to move apps to ext3 part to accomplish task to this

Code:
su
a2sd reinstall
(phone restarts..)
now check your internal space ..

-when moving apps on sdcard by Application Manager in Android it works by placing parts of apps in /fat32 part on sdcard but a2sd works by adding content to /ext3 part don't use both options at the same time !

-for other choices consult help of this great TOOLSET

my opinion

- I consider this ROM an attend to approach powerful Linux systems
here power=functionality not GHz (GHz is for children )


BTW

- also stock ROM can be your choice
-this is why I made this custom ROM -say Move ROM to be backward-compatible with stock ROM (initially wasn't)
I mean now it is easy to revert to stock ROM because sync/update tools of stock ROM will work so use
Move Upgrade/ One Touch Upgrade to revert it to initial status/ stock ROM !
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4th June 2012, 02:46 AM   |  #137  
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I love reading the latest updates in this thread, good work calin.
4th June 2012, 06:09 PM   |  #138  
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Hi, i would problem with alcatel ot-908 wind (italy). The language library not include cz pack. It's possible resolve this problem?

Many Thx!!!!!!
6th June 2012, 12:04 AM   |  #139  
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T-Mobile Move user here. What version of Android is this ROM based on? Also, are there any screenshots? I've seen some based on Android 2.2.2
Is the jrdsensor really that much of a battery hogger? I usually charge my phone every third day with normal usage and a lot of apps installed. I've turned off the automatic light sensor, however.
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Instalation pls
hi, i´m sorry, but can anybody tell me how to install custom rom step by step. Thanx a lot.

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