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utak3r

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As people keep asking over and over... I'll remind you all the procedure of joining your ExtROM with a storage space, giving you as much storage, as 30.53 MB :D


First, you have to download ExtROM Unlocker, install it on your device' storage (not on SD card, nor on RAMDisk!). This will give you 4 shortcuts in Programs folder:

- unhide ExtROM
- hide ExtROM
- unlock ExtROM
- lock ExtROM


First, choose "Unhide ExtROM" and perform a soft reset. After that, choose "Unlock ExtROM". Perform a soft reset.


Now, get HimaDOCTool. Run it, and do a DOC (disk-on-chip) format.

Then, hard reset. Generally it should be enough, but you'll be safier if you will do it this way:

1. Hold Camera and Record button and press reset. Hold it a while, until you'll see three options at the top. Choose:

* Enable KITL: No
* Clean Registry Hive: Yes
* Format Storage: Yes

You can walk between them and change with Camera and Record buttons.

And press Action on your DPad.

Voila :D


Attention!:

Ather90 developed an UI (user interface) for above apps, which gives you a lot easier progress with this task. All the info about its usage is contained on the first page of this application.

 

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aioue

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I'd like to throw in that you'll get a 'trusted certificate error' unless you install the unlocker on the device - running off the storage card won't work.
 

tangwd898

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1)download ExtROM Unlocker ->done
2)install it on your device (not on SD card!) ->done
3)and unhide your ExtROM.-> done
4)Then perform a soft reset. ->done
5)After that, unlock your ExtROM. ------> how to do this:confused:
6)Perform a soft reset.
 

Maggy

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1)download ExtROM Unlocker ->done
2)install it on your device (not on SD card!) ->done
3)and unhide your ExtROM.-> done
4)Then perform a soft reset. ->done
5)After that, unlock your ExtROM. ------> how to do this:confused:
6)Perform a soft reset.

2) install on Storage, not on RAMdisk either
This step should show in Start>Programs 4 icons (shortcuts) named
-unhide ExtROM (use for step 3)
-hide ExtROM (do not use)
-unlock ExtROM (use for step 5)
-lock ExtROM (do not use)
Do not look for a FILE called Unlock! It is a SHORTCUT in the PROGRAMS folder.

If after step 4 you either do not see the unlock icon, or if it shows some neutral icon instead of something that looks like a yellow padlock, or if you get a "unknown certificate" error when you cilck this icon, it probably means that you accidentally did install on RAMdisk or SD card. In those cases go to Settings>Install>Remove Software, select ExtROM Unhide/Unlocker>remove, soft reset, install again, this time to Storage, EXTROM should still be unhidden so go straight to step 5 and so on till DOCtool is finished.
 

tangwd898

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2) install on Storage, not on RAMdisk either
This step should show in Start>Programs 4 icons (shortcuts) named
-unhide ExtROM (use for step 3)
-hide ExtROM (do not use)
-unlock ExtROM (use for step 5)
-lock ExtROM (do not use)
Do not look for a FILE called Unlock! It is a SHORTCUT in the PROGRAMS folder.

If after step 4 you either do not see the unlock icon, or if it shows some neutral icon instead of something that looks like a yellow padlock, or if you get a "unknown certificate" error when you cilck this icon, it probably means that you accidentally did install on RAMdisk or SD card. In those cases go to Settings>Install>Remove Software, select ExtROM Unhide/Unlocker>remove, soft reset, install again, this time to Storage, EXTROM should still be unhidden so go straight to step 5 and so on till DOCtool is finished.
Maggy's step by step instruction is very helpful, have succeed to make my ExtROM works on my device now.

Thank you very much!
:) :) :)
 

utak3r

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OK, instructions in the first post refined once again ;)

30 mb is the max storage enhancement possible?
Yes, as far as any of us know. It takes either an incredible genius, an incredible discovery about our hardware or a soldering iron to change this fact.

Well, there's only that amount of NAND ROM memory in Himalaya, so it can't go further...
 

Maggy

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OK, instructions in the first post refined once again ;)
Good job! Perhaps a bit more stress (bold?) on the shortcuts? Although there will always be noobs trying to find programs using File Explorer...


Well, there's only that amount of NAND ROM memory in Himalaya, so it can't go further...
Never say never. Not the NAND ROM itself is the limit but the fact that the OS currently only allows itself to look there for Storage. In theory a kernel hack or a driver could change all that.
 

HonkBB

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Restore ..

Hi folks,

what happens with my (in Extrom) installed applications if I use the DOCTools Restore function ? Will they simply be overwritten ?

So long

honkBB