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[Q&A] [30 OCT 2012][DEV] NativeSD Rom Boot Script for HD2

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14th January 2015, 08:57 PM |#2  
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11th January 2016, 10:42 PM |#3  
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Thanks for your speedy reply.


I have some further questions though:


1. which 'recovery' do you mean and where will I find Titanium backup and tytung tool?


2. I have downloaded the paragon software to copy the sd card contents which I will try to do now. However, what are the 'normal' methods used to resize as I mentioned in my previous post that the ext4 partition seems fixed when using the mini tool partition software?





TIA,





Geoff.






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Robbie,


I have put the sd card into the slot on my computer (which is a year old HP laptop) and also tried in a USB port but the Paragon software is not recognising the card at all, with only the c drive being shown. However, I am able to see the contents of the fat32 partition of the SD card through explorer as normal. Am I doing something wrong??



Which recovery did you use to install the rom? does it have facility to backup ext partitions? I know macs18max edited SDrecovery can do this from the first post here http://forum.xda-developers.com/hd2-...0-101-t3251438 others can too.
titanium backup can be found in play store, free and paid versions. haven't used it myself for a while and only used free one. people on this forum swear by it though.
tytung's NativeSD backup might have to be searched for, I'm afraid.

Don't know why your ext partition is not showing up. What rom(s) are you using?
magldr or clk?
Sounds like you will have to use a backup method from the phone as opposed to pc, to store the contents on your FAT partition, then move/copy them to pc.

does this make sense?
12th January 2016, 12:14 AM |#4  
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Which recovery did you use to install the rom? does it have facility to backup ext partitions? I know macs18max edited SDrecovery can do this from the first post here http://forum.xda-developers.com/hd2-...0-101-t3251438 others can too.
titanium backup can be found in play store, free and paid versions. haven't used it myself for a while and only used free one. people on this forum swear by it though.
tytung's NativeSD backup might have to be searched for, I'm afraid.

Don't know why your ext partition is not showing up. What rom(s) are you using?
magldr or clk?
Sounds like you will have to use a backup method from the phone as opposed to pc, to store the contents on your FAT partition, then move/copy them to pc.

does this make sense?

Thanks again Robbie. Tis whole thing gets wierder as follows:

I'm using Nexus HD2 Jellybean-CM10_V1.3a as the rom. In the recovery directory of the SD card there's the Jellybean rom as mentioned, clrcad (dated 8/7/2010, haret, initrd.zip, startup text document & zImage (dated 5/9/2012).
There's also a NativeSD directory with the same files as the recovery directory.
Running Haret from the recovery directory takes me to 4EXT Recovery v2.2.7 RC5.
It also shows: E: can't find misc
E: failed to find "cache" partition to mount at "/cache".
In the info section it lists the sd-ext partition ext4 1012MiB free 135.5mb, sdcard fat32 14175 MiB free 8.0gb.
Attempt to backup fails as can't find cache partition, boot, recovery logs on E:

I loaded the Paragon software on my newer laptop but no ext partition was found. I then loaded the Paragon software on an older laptop and hey presto the partition was there. I tried to back this up on the pc but had repeated problems with files not being read. Then suddenly the ext partition disappeared on the pc but phone booted into Android-phew!.
I tried on the 1st pc and suddenly it recognised the ext partition. I tried backing up the partition but again had read problems. The fat32 partition backed up without 1 error.

So where do I go now? I don't want to loose the data in the ext partition but don't seem to be able to backup. Any suggestions welcome.

Geoff.
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Thanks again Robbie. Tis whole thing gets wierder as follows:

I'm using Nexus HD2 Jellybean-CM10_V1.3a as the rom. In the recovery directory of the SD card there's the Jellybean rom as mentioned, clrcad (dated 8/7/2010, haret, initrd.zip, startup text document & zImage (dated 5/9/2012).
There's also a NativeSD directory with the same files as the recovery directory.
Running Haret from the recovery directory takes me to 4EXT Recovery v2.2.7 RC5.
It also shows: E: can't find misc
E: failed to find "cache" partition to mount at "/cache".
In the info section it lists the sd-ext partition ext4 1012MiB free 135.5mb, sdcard fat32 14175 MiB free 8.0gb.
Attempt to backup fails as can't find cache partition, boot, recovery logs on E:
All the above is normal for NativeSD, your sdrecovery doesn't allow for backing up the ext partition
I loaded the Paragon software on my newer laptop but no ext partition was found. I then loaded the Paragon software on an older laptop and hey presto the partition was there. I tried to back this up on the pc but had repeated problems with files not being read. Then suddenly the ext partition disappeared on the pc but phone booted into Android-phew!.
I tried on the 1st pc and suddenly it recognised the ext partition. I tried backing up the partition but again had read problems. The fat32 partition backed up without 1 error.

So where do I go now? I don't want to loose the data in the ext partition but don't seem to be able to backup. Any suggestions welcome.

Geoff.

perhaps paragon wasn't the best choice for backing up. Try the recovery linked-to above, put it on your sdcard and run haret from its folder (you might have to change the folder name so that it is not the same as your other recovery folder). then select backup, then scroll down to sdext, tick it and swipe, it should copy to your FAT, and it seems you have plenty of space there. I haven't tried this backup method, which is why I said use 2 methods to backup. the more the merrier.
There are free sms, phone and app backup applications such as superbackup in playstore.

There was also a way to copy the whole sdcard as an image, partitions included, I will have a look for it.
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perhaps paragon wasn't the best choice for backing up. Try the recovery linked-to above, put it on your sdcard and run haret from its folder (you might have to change the folder name so that it is not the same as your other recovery folder). then select backup, then scroll down to sdext, tick it and swipe, it should copy to your FAT, and it seems you have plenty of space there. I haven't tried this backup method, which is why I said use 2 methods to backup. the more the merrier.
There are free sms, phone and app backup applications such as superbackup in playstore.

There was also a way to copy the whole sdcard as an image, partitions included, I will have a look for it.

Robbie thanks again.

I downloaded the recovery folder from your link but there's only 2 files in it namely initrd.gz and zImage, there's no haret. I have copied the haret, clrcad & startup text files files from the old recovery directory but it just hangs on running haret.

Geoff.
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Sorry Geoff, I am not giving you very good advice. That recovery has a 3.0 kernel in it, and won't boot from haret. Am working ATM, will reply later.
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Sorry Geoff, I am not giving you very good advice. That recovery has a 3.0 kernel in it, and won't boot from haret. Am working ATM, will reply later.

Hi again Robbie,

I have good news and bad!!

I managed to eventually get the Paragon software to recognise the ext4 partition on my new laptop. What's odd is that the ext4 partition is listed under the name of the c drive. I then unmount and remount the ext4 with a new drive letter and I can then read/write. So having managed to mount, I was able to copy off all the files from the FAT32 & ext4 partitions to my hard disk. That's the end of the good bit.

As its 3 years since I did the last Jellybean install, I'd forgotten what to do and kept seeing posts about magldr and custom radio roms. I tried to boot into magldr on the phone while doing the sd card backups but it wouldn't go into it. I had assumed I must have installed it when I did the original SD rom install and I then wrongly assumed I needed to reinstall the HSPL4 and custom radio roms to get it on again. The former was ok but the latter caused the phone to hang on reboot at the HTC logo. At this point I went to the bootloader screen but after having the 4 colour screen I then got the white screen with blue writing for updating the rom from an sd card (there must have been an unzipped rom on the card). I mistakenly hit the install rom button and this erased all the phone's data before I'd had chance to use SD Backup, a programme I hadn't bothered using since long before I converted to Android.

I then looked back in my old bookmarks and came across a facebook guide to the Native SD installation which didn't mention magldr at all and it was at this point that I realised I'd not previously loaded it on the phone, although I did eventually manage to get it on after downgrading the HSPL to 2.08 and successfully flashing the custom radio only to be permanently booting into magldr-so I again reflashed the stock rom to get rid of it! What a waste of time!!

Having backed up the sd card partitions, I erased the partitions and made a new ext4 of 3gb and copied back the files to both partitions. I tried to boot the haret in the native SD folder but the phone hung at the HTC logo and then rebooted itself back into windows. I tried installing the jelly bean rom as an update using ext4 recovery but no joy. I tried wiping the ext4 partition and reformatting with EXT4 recovery then installing the rom as a new install which then booted into Android ok after which I overwrote the ext4 files with the previously saved ones. Now I get a boot into the CyanogenMod screen but no further even after waiting 30 mins. I also tried using NAtiveSD onetouch recovery to try and make a backcup of the old system and then restore over the new install (but not the boot files) but again I just get the hung CyanogenMod screen.

So do you have any idea of how I might get a successful boot with my old data? Perhaps I'm missing something else in the overwrite/restore process but I can't see what.

Any further help would be grateful-perhaps you have forum contact who might be able to help as well.

TIA,

Geoff.
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