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By DarkStone1337, Senior Member on 30th December 2010, 12:56 AM
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MODERATOR WARNING!

All of us here are ecstatic that DS is back. This new Build marks the next level in Android Development for WinMo phones. It's a very exciting time but there are a few things we all need to keep in mind.

1) No THANK YOU Posts. Anyone found doing so on high volume threads will be given as infraction. We have implemented a new THANKS button here at XDA. Use that to convey your gratitude.

2) The first few pages of this thread have already informed us of this build being incredibly fast. Everyone knows it now which means NO more "This is so FAST!" posts.

3) There are several issues with this build, which have come to light over the last 30 pages. Check to see if your problem has been listed (Chances are that 999 out of 1000 are already listed). If it is, then you are not allowed to post asking for a solution to the same problem.

4) STRICTLY NO REQUESTS!
Any discussions in this thread have to be limited to the build provided here. No discussions and arguments about the pros and cons of Sense Builds.

5) NO asking for ETA of the next build.

Any deviation from the above will result in an Infraction.

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SuperRAM Sense by darkstone1337
Version 0.1
Release: 30-December-2010
Thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=10180198

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If you don't know anything, SEARCH GOOGLE FIRST.
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What is SuperRAM Sense?
- It is a Sense rom with some modifications added, but kept as close to stock as possible. The only thing that is modified is the keyboard, camera and some icons.


What is special about this build?
- What is special about this build is parts of the Android O/S filesystem are stored in RAM before it is booted.


What does this mean?
- Well, RAM is faster than NAND(ROM) and SD Card which in turn will make the build superfast too! Very fast. Very very fast!


I don't understand what NAND(ROM) or RAM is!
- NAND is a slower memory type (ROM) which is designed to hold data even after the phone is turned off. This is where your Windows Mobile operating system is stored.
- RAM is a much faster memory type which is designed to hold information on a temporary basis. After your phone is turned off, the data in RAM is lost.
- Running Android on your HD2 does not touch your ROM in any way! So when you turn off the phone and turn it back on, Windows Mobile will be loaded. No changes are made to ROM.


Does this mean I'm going to lose the stuff that I put in Android when my phone goes off or crashes?!
- NO. Only the operating system files for this build will be stored in RAM. User data and downloads will be saved to your SD card in a special file called data.img
- Remember if your phone crashes in Android, nothing will affect your Windows Mobile operating system since this build runs off RAM.


What other advantages does this build have?
- Unlike normal builds which are ran from the SD card, this build will not stress your SD card nearly as much. This will allow faster transfer speeds and less chance of data corruption.
- Battery usage will be less than SD card based builds as the operating systems files will be accessed from RAM instead of the SD card.
- Quick android boot!


Something isn't working properly!
- First of all check the build thread by SEARCHING FIRST to see if there is a solution to your problem or if it is already listed as a known issue. If there is no solution and the problem has not been posted by someone else, ONLY THEN should you post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=10180198
- Please include details about the issue, such as how to replicate the problem.


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Installation and Setup:

Make sure that you do not have another Android folder on your SD card. If you do, then either rename the folder or back it up to another location and delete the folder.

Copy the folders named Android and media to the ROOT of your SD card. If you don't know what the root of the SD card is, look here: http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question...1052942AAMW3kA

On your HTC HD2, use file explorer to browse to the Android folder on your SD card. Run the program CLRCAD.EXE (nothing is supposed to show up when you run this program.). Then run haret.exe.

You will now see a green HTC logo on a black background for a couple of seconds, then you will see nothing but a blank screen for a couple of seconds.

After this, you will see the HTC Sense unlock screen.



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Notes:

- My own personal thought. I don't know if Sense was worth putting into RAM, I guess I like challanges so I gave it a go. I'm not promising amazing speed with this build.

- Upon booting, your HTC Sense launcher will contain no widgets or icons. It is up to yourself to add widget and icons.

- I have included a 1GB data.img, however you can use any size that you wish if you have your own data.img.
- I highly recommend starting with a new data.img regardless of whether you have used this build previously. There are some changes that may conflict with your current image.


- If you wish to make changes to the build, use the file structure in Android/root/ on your SD card to put your modified files in. They will be copied upon boot. Do not worry if they are not deleted, this is normal.

- Robot voice issue may occur when in a call. If this happens, during the call ENABLE THE LOUDSPEAKER, then DISABLE THE LOUDSPEAKER then END THE CALL. Do this exactly and every call after will no longer have this issue.


- You are left with around 250MB+ free RAM after booting the build. This is enough memory for anything!


- Build.prop is easy to modify, I have included a copy in /Android/root/system on the SD card. Modify this as you with and your changes will be copied over upon the boot of Android. If you mess something up, just delete the file and the changes won't be applied upon next boot. This goes for any file you put in the Android/root/ folder.


- I'm not going to be like other chefs and say "THE BATTERY LIFE IS EXCELLENT I PROMISE" etc. Everyone's setup is different, just test the build for yourself!


- Forget quadrant scores! If you're judging this build by quadrant scores then I pity you. This type of build is different from other builds, yes the quadrant scores may not be in the 2000+ range, but honestly, can you actually say to me that this build is slower than other builds that have a higher score? I sure hope not.


- The base rom is from Lambros Custom Rom r4 Desire rom which has been modified by myself: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=745447
- The initrd and CSSync updates is based on that from cedesmith. However, I've modified the initrd for my own build.
- The PPP wrapper update is from LeTama's thread, version 0.7
- The HaRet loader is custom made by NetRipper, thanks to him for helping me increase the initial ramdisk size limitation!
- The HTC EVO keyboard is from motoman234 : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=810338
- The modified HTC EVO Camera is from iamgpc : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=829534
- Thanks to LeTama for providing a way to create my own htcleo.acdb file!

For developers only:
- The kernel included is hastarin's r8.6 eb kernel, taken from here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=787588
- Kernel source: http://www.gitorious.com/~hastarin/l...x_on_wince_htc


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Bugs Fixed in version 0.1:
- No more data corruption. I have enabled sync in initrd.
- Robot voice is very rare now during calls. It should only happen once when you boot for the first time.
- No more high battery drain during sleep! Refer to my post here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...postcount=2293

Bugs Remaining:
- Notification LED's only blink once, use LED me know from market if you want LED notifications. Be warned, power consumption will rise with this.
- Rare robot voice bug
- PPP data should now work correctly for EVERYONE [UPDATE, turns out it's not...]. Thanks to MAsterokki and DutchDanny for pointing out the issue! Take a look here and see if there is a solution to your data problem: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=892079

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Thanks to everyone at #htc-linux, #htc-linux-chat and at xda-developers for your help, guidance and support!
Thanks to my beta testers! Thanks to Hastarin for pointing out the toolchain issue which cases high power usage in sleep!

The first boot will take under a minute, subsequent boots will take much less time.

I am running HTC HD2 Stock rom 3.14.405.2.
My radio is 2.15.50.14, I have NO robot noise issue with the combination.


Download: http://www.multiupload.com/UA7FCEFW5T
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1st time ever being 1st!!!!!!!!!! woot woot partayy nice job
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Good news............
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woooooo... waited for this .... thanks darkstone ....
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Screenhots would be sweet I love the continuing development, but I'm gonna stick to the non-Sense build of DS.

Still, thx for the effort.
30th December 2010, 01:06 AM |#7  
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Making a good thing even better, greaatt work Darkstone
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Can you guys not read, it says big as day no thank you posts
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Cool thx good News. I hope the roms for sd card works on cottullas bootloader.
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I Hope darkstone has quick internet so this get uploaded quickly cause i can't wait, This is going to be best android build thanks a million for your amazing work and for returning. since i been using your builds from the start.

Edit opps sorry for the "thank you" post just really excited.
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what is the defference to SuperRAM_Froyo_1.5?
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