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15th October 2013, 06:55 AM   |  #1  
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Help Thread for Sony Xperia M C1904

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XDA Developers is perhaps one of the best forums for Android hacking and development, and with the number of Android devices on the market, it is only a matter of time when people start exploring their phones and push its limits. Lots of people join XDA everyday, and not all of them are developers. They may have questions regarding their device. This thread is the right pace to ask those questions. All questions are entertained. Anyone with the correct answer are welcome to contribute.

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This thread will soon be a great resource of information about the Xperia M. Please do come back once in a while and go through the thread. You never know when you might find something new about your own device.

New links will be added here as soon as guide threads start popping up.


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16th October 2013, 12:39 PM   |  #2  
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Link2SD and SD Card Partition query
I dont know if queries have to be posted here, or a new thread has to be created, Anyways, please move this post if necessary.

I want to install huge games on my Xperia M C1904 on JB 4.1 Rooted
I purchased a Sandisk UHS 16 GB Class 10 card

So far, i was managing well with GL2SD as it is really hassle free. But i want to install some games which are nearly 2 GB and for this case GL2SD cant cut it cuz of the meager internal memory of Xperia M (the moving hassle). SO i have decided to another alternative=> Link2SD with a partitioned SD card

So can anyone give me a step by step guide on how to -----
1) Partition my SD card, and can i un-partition it later? Please recomend simple methods...
2) How to use the partitioned SD card for Link 2 SD? As in what to do after partitioning the SD card into two parts...
3) What are the risks involved?
4) I want to allocate 8/14.8 GB to Games and the remaining 6.2/14.8 GB for videos and songs. As in more preference for apps and games.

I am a noob, so kindly use simple terms and assume that i am like 10 year old or something
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I dont know if queries have to be posted here, or a new thread has to be created, Anyways, please move this post if necessary.

I want to install huge games on my Xperia M C1904 on JB 4.1 Rooted
I purchased a Sandisk UHS 16 GB Class 10 card

So far, i was managing well with GL2SD as it is really hassle free. But i want to install some games which are nearly 2 GB and for this case GL2SD cant cut it cuz of the meager internal memory of Xperia M (the moving hassle). SO i have decided to another alternative=> Link2SD with a partitioned SD card

So can anyone give me a step by step guide on how to -----
1) Partition my SD card, and can i un-partition it later? Please recomend simple methods...
2) How to use the partitioned SD card for Link 2 SD? As in what to do after partitioning the SD card into two parts...
3) What are the risks involved?
4) I want to allocate 8/14.8 GB to Games and the remaining 6.2/14.8 GB for videos and songs. As in more preference for apps and games.

I am a noob, so kindly use simple terms and assume that i am like 10 year old or something

Hello there. This is the right place to post questions. At least, keeps the forum clean. :P

Xperia M sure is a disappointment with internal storage, but then, that's why it runs Android.

Well, to be quite frank, Link2SD is useless in your case. What happens in Jelly Bean is very different from what happened in Gingerbread. In Gingerbread, Google made it so that the apk file and the dex file remain on your internal storage, while you could move the data of the application to an external sdcard.

What Link2SD basically does is that it links the data of the app to an external partition. On Jelly Bean, there is no option at all to move app data to sdcard. So the best bet would be for you to try the trick I mention below.

With the advent of Jelly Bean, manufacturers were already making phones with huge internal storage, so Google felt it safe to remove the option to move apps to the sdcard.

What you can do though, is to switch your internal with your external memory. You don't have to partition it that way and can install as many games or music as you want.

Your sdcard is mounted as your internal storage while your internal is mounted as the external. So now, you will have an Xperia M with 16 GB internal storage. I will put up a guide shortly on how to do that.

Be sure to use a class 10 micro sdcard though, as continuous read and write will degrade the sdcard.
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17th October 2013, 12:57 AM   |  #4  
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please provide a step by step guide to install cyanogen mod in xperia m single sim - c1904. I cnt even figure out booting in recovery mode.. plz help.
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please provide a step by step guide to install cyanogen mod in xperia m single sim - c1904. I cnt even figure out booting in recovery mode.. plz help.

I'm sorry to inform you, but the Xperia M hasn't got any support for CM as of yet. It might get in the near future, but not presently.

Also, almost all the Xperias don't have a stock recovery installed by default. That is the reason you can't get into recovery mode. You have to flash ClockworkMod Recovery before you can boot into recovery mode.
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please provide a step by step guide to install cyanogen mod in xperia m single sim - c1904. I cnt even figure out booting in recovery mode.. plz help.

Since you are a new member of this forum, may I first welcome you here.

As gadgetroid already pointed out, we don't yet have any custom ROMs. Some work is being done, but it will take time, so please be patient. I hope you can understand that porting CyanogenMod or any other ROMs to a device is not a simple job.

Lastly, I suggest you read all the existing information on the Xperia M forum sections. They really contain a lot of useful information.

Wish you a good time here!

Sent from my Sony Xperia M (C1905)
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guys can someone provide me the services.jar and libsurfaceflinger.so from xperia m
thanks in advance

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guys can someone provide me the services.jar and libsurfaceflinger.so from xperia m
thanks in advance
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guys can someone provide me the services.jar and libsurfaceflinger.so from xperia m
thanks in advance

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guys can someone provide me the services.jar and libsurfaceflinger.so from xperia m
thanks in advance

Here you go. I haven't deodexed the M yet, so you'll have to deodex the services.jar yourself. :P
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i just want use app to sd card app is it sufficent to root or it need to unlock bootloader
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i just want use app to sd card app is it sufficent to root or it need to unlock bootloader

I've already answered a similar question, but I'll answer again.

Jelly Bean is very different from Gingerbread. App2SD was a very integral feature in Gingerbread because Google had integrated it themselves in their AOSP source code. So this meant that users didn't have to root their phones to move app data to SD and could simply use the built in feature. For users coming from Eclair or FroYo, this was a very great feature.

But by the time Google had released Honeycomb, manufacturers had already started manufacturing devices with huge internal storages (at least flagship and high end phones). This meant that Android no longer needed the App2SD feature.

Google have removed it from the source code in Jelly Bean. The data of the app can't be symlinked to another place. The only way to increase the internal storage would be to swap it with the SD card, which I am working on at the moment. Unfortunately, the usual vold.fstab edit doesn't seem to work, so I have to edit the code in services.jar.

Rest assured, I am working on this issue and will release the guide shortly.

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