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[MOD][4.1 4.2] Extend Phone Storage 1.5, 2.5GB A116 (Other MT6589 Devices on request)

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By kaydee, Senior Member on 26th May 2013, 12:56 PM
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I Will Not Responsible For Any Brick or Any Problem So Do It At Your Own Risk.


This Will Extend your Device's /data partition (Phone Storage) from 1 GB to 1.5 GB or 2.5 GB..
This will make your Internal Storage smaller..

Default -- 1GB Phone Storage -- 1.773GB Internal Card

500MB patch -- 1.5GB Phone Storage -- 1.273GB Internal Card

1.5GB patch -- 2.5GB Phone Storage -- 273MB Internal Card

Before Doing Anything :-

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  • MOST IMPORTANT :- DISABLE SWAPPING IF YOU'VE SWAPPED YOUR MEMORIES,
    OTHERWISE EXTERNAL CARD WILL BE DESTROYED.
  • Flash This to Disable SWAPPING.. AND CROSS CHECK IF MEMORIES ARE BACK TO NORMAL OR NOT

  • Backup Data and System Through CWM/TWRP to EXTERNAL Card
  • Back Up Everything From Internal SD to your system, Internal SD will be formatted In this Procedure
  • V-COM Drivers Should Be Installed In Order To Use SPF Tools
  • Settings should accept new values, For checking Go to Settings>app and Settings>storage, If its not Force closing then its fine.
    and if It is force closing then Flash patched settings.apk
  • Make Sure Battery is more than 50%

Things Needed :-

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  • S.P. Flash Tools
  • EBR1 & EBR2 Files
  • Scatter File
  • meteos-mtk6589-rom-edit(modded for A116).apk (Credit - meteos)
  • A116 Canvas HD (ROOTED)
  • Data Cable
  • PC

Download:--

Credits ---->
Guide For Installing V-Com Driver Click Here Credits -----> Abhishek Kumar

Guide For Using S.P. Flash tool Click Here Credits -----> DR_MOOSAVI

MT6589 ROM EDIT APK Credits ------> Meteos

Full Step by Step Procedure is in #2nd Post

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Make Sure You have done everything from POST #1

Now First of all Download Modded APK and Install it, Give Root Perm, and It Should Look Like this..






OPTION 1. is for adding 500MB to Phone Storage for This you'll Need Patched EBR Files 500MB

OPTION 2. is for adding 1.5GB to Phone Storage for This you'll Need Patched EBR Files 1.5GB

Make Sure you have backed Up your data and system..

Now Choose the desired option,
Reboot Into Recovery,
Wipe Data only,
If any Error occurs, Ignore them,
now switch the mobile off,
remove battery,

Open S.P. Flash Tools Load Scatter File



Select Only EBR1 And EBR2



Now Select Modded EBR Files..





Recheck The Selected EBR FILES..



Go to Options>DA Download All>Speed>Force To High Speed



Click On Download



Ignore the Warning (Press Yes)



PLUG IN THE FONE NOW (without Battery)
WAIT FOR THE GREEN CIRCLE



ITS DONE NOW
It Should Take 10-20 Seconds..

Now Open Recovery..
Wipe Data cache again..
and restore Only Data.

Boot Up the Phone And Format corrupted Internal SD..
And You Are Done..
For Screens And Settings Issues See POST #3

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Go To Settings>Apps If Settings Crashes Flash Patched Settings Via Recovery..

SCREENS

Before Partitioning...




After Partitioning...
1.5GB PATCH




500MB PATCH



Thanks Shivam , Sabari Nath And Ravi Sharma For ScreensCaps..


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OTHER MT6589 DEVICE USERS IF YOU WANT THIS THEN PROVIDE ME


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  • BOOT.IMG (NOT ALLOWED ON XDA THREADS, SO MAIL ME AT [email protected] )
  • EBR1 (From Firmware Folder)
  • EBR2 (From Firmware Folder)
  • Mount Points


How to get mount points:-
Install terminal emulator from market
then type


Code:

ls -l /[email protected]*

press enter

this should look like this
Code:

ls -l /[email protected]*

lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p5
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p6
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p1
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p8
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected]_f -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p2
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected]_s -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected]_ro -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p4
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p7

When I'll Get time I'll Definitely make this for your device...


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perfectly working thanks...

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what if we switch roms.. do we hav to do it on every new install of rom???
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what if we switch roms.. do we hav to do it on every new install of rom???

If you are flashing it with CWM/TWRP, then you don't have to do this..

If you are flashing with SPF tool then you have to do this again..
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I flashed it on my GiONEE Dream D1 and it worked, but didn't work as desired. Part of the reason is that on MMX A116, I believe the /system partition is p5 where as on Dream_D1, it is p6,

Will it ibe possible for you to make this available for Dream_D1?
Or otherwise, if you could provide the steps, that'll also help.
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Originally Posted by RickyGoldsmith

I flashed it on my GiONEE Dream D1 and it worked, but didn't work as desired. Part of the reason is that on MMX A116, I believe the /system partition is p5 where as on Dream_D1, it is p6,

Will it ibe possible for you to make this available for Dream_D1?
Or otherwise, if you could provide the steps, that'll also help.

give me the mount points of Dream_D1..
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So basically you have moved space from phone partition to internal partition.

Can you try also this thing :

System is 634mbps and most roms use around 530 mb. Leaves around 115mb free. If we could use this memory into the internal storage partition...... ?

Sent from my Micromax A116 using xda premium
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Originally Posted by hottesthunkkush

give me the mount points of Dream_D1..

Here you go:

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[email protected]:/ # mount
rootfs / rootfs ro,relatime 0 0
tmpfs /dev tmpfs rw,nosuid,relatime,mode=755 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts rw,relatime,mode=600 0 0
proc /proc proc rw,relatime 0 0
sysfs /sys sysfs rw,relatime 0 0
none /acct cgroup rw,relatime,cpuacct 0 0
tmpfs /mnt/asec tmpfs rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000 0 0
tmpfs /mnt/obb tmpfs rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000 0 0
none /dev/cpuctl cgroup rw,relatime,cpu 0 0
/[email protected] /system ext4 ro,noatime,noauto_da_alloc,commit=1,data=ordered 0 0
/[email protected] /data ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,discard,noauto_da_alloc,da ta=ordered 0 0
/[email protected] /cache ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,discard,noauto_da_alloc,da ta=ordered 0 0
/dev/block/loop0 /mnt/cd-rom iso9660 ro,relatime 0 0
/[email protected]_f /protect_f ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,nodelalloc,noauto_da_alloc ,commit=1,data=ordered 0 0
/[email protected]_s /protect_s ext4 rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,nodelalloc,noauto_da_alloc ,commit=1,data=ordered 0 0
/dev/block/dm-0 /mnt/asec/com.camelgames.hyperjump-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
/dev/block/dm-1 /mnt/asec/com.hemispheregames.osmos-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
/dev/block/dm-2 /mnt/asec/slide.cameraZoom-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
/dev/block/vold/179:97 /storage/sdcard0 vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,g id=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,cod epage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/block/vold/179:97 /mnt/secure/asec vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,g id=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,cod epage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro 0 0
tmpfs /storage/sdcard0/.android_secure tmpfs ro,relatime,size=0k,mode=000 0 0
/dev/block/dm-4 /mnt/asec/com.fridgecat.android.atiltlite-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
/dev/block/dm-5 /mnt/asec/com.outfit7.talkingtompro-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
/dev/block/dm-6 /mnt/asec/com.ikamasutra.android-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
/dev/block/dm-7 /mnt/asec/com.quoord.tapatalkxda.activity-1 ext4 ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0
/dev/block/vold/179:9 /storage/sdcard1 vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,uid=1000,g id=1015,fmask=0702,dmask=0702,allow_utime=0020,cod epage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,utf8,errors=remount-ro 0 0
/dev/block/dm-8 /mnt/asec/com.outfit7.talkingbenpro-2 ext4 ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noatime 0 0



[email protected]:/ # ls -l /emmc
/emmc: No such file or directory
1|[email protected]:/ # ls -l /[email protected]*
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p6
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p7
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p1
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p9
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p5
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected]_f -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p2
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected]_s -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected]_ro -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p4
lrwxrwxrwx root root 1970-01-01 05:30 [email protected] -> /dev/block/mmcblk0p8



---------- Post added at 11:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:44 PM ----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by gregferns

So basically you have moved space from phone partition to internal partition.

Can you try also this thing :

System is 634mbps and most roms use around 530 mb. Leaves around 115mb free. If we could use this memory into the internal storage partition...... ?

Sent from my Micromax A116 using xda premium

I would not like my /system to be touch. For the simple fact that I'd like to keep playing with it. By having extra space, there's a lot of flexibility to try things out.
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