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Hey i was learning more about Fastboot when i came across this http://www.gotontheinter.net/content...ot-cheat-sheet

I saw that a partition it listed was cache n it said its used by tmobile for ota updates. I am in canada n am on fido so im wondering for those who dont do ota updates, can we somehow utilize this space ?

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First of all thanks for all the comments and advice. Im gonna put up some commands for ADB and some more info along the way. What i found is that for people that dont use the command prompt a lot its easier to have a user interface. Thats why i included the ADB File Explorer which removes the need for any commands in the cmd.
 
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I think the problems are due to the calendar being active when the file gets replaced.
Or it depends on some other program that needs it
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Phone: Samsung Galaxy Nexus               Tablet: Google Nexus 7
ROM: PURITY JDQ39                         ROM: PURITY JDQ39
Kernel: AK Kernel Diamond ed.             Kernel: M-Kernel
Baseband: I925OUGLH1                      Bootloader: v4.18
Recovery: TWRP v2.4.3.0                   Recovery: TWRP v2.4.3.0
 
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Or it depends on some other program that needs it
Possibly that too. But replacing calendar.apk&calendarprovider.apk while the phone was in recovery got me a working calendar and the widget style I want (tho the widget doesn't update, but that's a known issue). So, whatever was causing the problem, replacing while in recovery (after having cleared calendar data before the replace) took care of it.
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I could help assist with ADB as well (shall just pull it from my guide) as well as attach some BAT files to make things a lot easier for those who have a working ADB.

As for someone who asked for a Nandroid guide, the one provided is pretty easy already as it gives you a user interface so you just press a button and off it goes. Alternatively just use Cyanogen's latest recovery image (check my sig) and flash that as you can do a nandroid restore straight from your mobile phone ^_^
 
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BAT files would be nice, but i included the ADB File Explorer which has a UI so its much easier than using any type of cmd. As for a nandroid guide, im still working on it. Its just that i have never used a nandroid backup and still learning myself.
 
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Added Nandroid Backup and Restore Guide!
 
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Nandroid is really easy to use and the guide up atm I feel is sufficient enough. If you want though I can write a guide no problems for it plus screenshots. Just throw me a PM ^_^

BAT files make life a hell of a lot easier though that's for sure for many things.
 
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i made the nandroid backup guide small becuase most people that are new to this whole developing stuff dont really know how to use a cmd or are too scared to use one. I used the cm recovery method because it is short, easy, and effective. I can post screenshots as well, but as of right now i find them un necessery. Thanks for the help though
 
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It would be useful though in my opinion to do one using ADB as there might be others who have not flashed Cyanogen's recovery image or want to flash a different version of their backups for comparison use.

Its not difficult and there is even a GUI (graphical user interface) for people to click on for a full Nandroid restore. It even checks that you have the right files ready to flash and if ADB works.

Its your call though as I too have quite a lot of Android newbie friendly guides on my website waiting to be uploaded.

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