[MOD] {ARC} Raise Arc's userdata to 420mb from 380mb

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kurnage

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Warning: This will erase your userdata partition. It is HIGHLY recommended to do a nandroid backup with CWM "BEFORE" performing this procedure

TUTORIAL:
Follow this method to make your userdata partittion to 420mb

1. Reboot your phone into CWM
2. Move to "Backup and Restore",then select "Backup"
3. When backup done, power off
4. unzip and flash the attached ftf file with flashtool.
5. Go into CWM again, select "Backup and Restore" then "Advanced restore", select your last backup then "restore data"
6. Enjoy your extra space :D

7. To reverse this process just flash the original ftf of your choice (42, 58, 62) and your userdata will return to its original state!

This mod is useless to those who have the "Arc S Lt18i" or have flashed a rom made specifically for Arc S (ICS Beta rom) as this is where this mod came from.
It is however very useful for us "Arc Lt15i" users cause we gain an extra 40mb to store apps on internal memory
I have been using this for a couple weeks now and have suffered no ill/negative effect. That said, it is at your own risk and I claim no responsibility if you turn your beloved Arc into a useless paperweight!

If I have left anything out feel free to pm me
 
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Ninolina

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Yep thats because it is using the ARC S userdata partition ;)

So, with only bringing back Nand backup will not change this rise of userdata space? And what will happen if I just flash new ROM? It will stay unchanged? I will still have 420mb?

Now I looked and I alredy have 420mb...:) Hmm...:rolleyes:

Thanks for this...:)
 
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kurnage

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So, with only bringing back Nand backup will not change this rise of userdata space? And what will happen if I just flash new ROM? It will stay unchanged? I will still have 480mb?

Thanks for this...:)

restoring your nandroid backup and changing to any rom will not effect your new space of 420mb.
It will only revert if you flash an original SE firmware (ftf file)

Peace!
 
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kormatoes

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very interesting...

so if i understand this correctly, u have basically found a correct combination of files which makes the bootloader resize the cache and userdata partitions right?

Mines been done for months no effects ever noticed very very good trick
I just used Neo v data partision
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DooMLoRD

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ok so for someone how is using this/has flashed this can u do some testing for me?

ONLY FOR ARC (LT15 users)

download the .42/.58/.62 FW and flash only the userdata & cache partitions, exclude all other partitions (checkboxes in latest FlashTool)... do this for using both ARC (LT15) & ARC S (LT18) specific firmware...

and then report how the data partition size is...


thanks!
 

kormatoes

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ok so for someone how is using this/has flashed this can u do some testing for me?

ONLY FOR ARC (LT15 users)

download the .42/.58/.62 FW and flash only the userdata & cache partitions, exclude all other partitions (checkboxes in latest FlashTool)... do this for using both ARC (LT15) & ARC S (LT18) specific firmware...

and then report how the data partition size is...


thanks!

Off topic
but arc s & Neo v have 420 if you flash ether you will end up with 420
I'm lost in what your trying to get at:)
If your looking for problems mines been done for months with no problems

Or if its for some weird n wonderfull trick your planning disregard me fully
It been in Neo thread for months never seen any bad effects or bad comments

Sent from my MT15i using Tapatalk
 

DooMLoRD

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Off topic
but arc s & Neo v have 420 if you flash ether you will end up with 420
I'm lost in what your trying to get at:)
If your looking for problems mines been done for months with no problems

Or if its for some weird n wonderfull trick your planning disregard me fully
It been in Neo thread for months never seen any bad effects or bad comments

Sent from my MT15i using Tapatalk

let me make it simple... i am trying to figure out if there is a way to resize/modify the partition table of our devices ;)
 

kormatoes

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let me make it simple... i am trying to figure out if there is a way to resize/modify the partition table of our devices ;)

Simple lol OK
Well there is
to what size idk
And where is it coming from
Is more the point

We just wait for some info from arc testers

Peace out
Also don't regard this as negative I'm interested in what you have in mind 100%

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mr.alawi

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thanks for the MOD which is really nice for those who always change there ROM
but i think it been around 2 months or maybe more someone came up with
[MOD][AD2SDX] which increase the ROM and added with SD card
which is much better then Link2SD but i don't understand why no one were talk
about it ..does it have much of problem using AD2SDX mod even thu i saw
positive respond from the users after applying it :confused:
 

jjdoctor

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thanks for the MOD which is really nice for those who always change there ROM
but i think it been around 2 months or maybe more someone came up with
[MOD][AD2SDX] which increase the ROM and added with SD card
which is much better then Link2SD but i don't understand why no one were talk
about it ..does it have much of problem using AD2SDX mod even thu i saw
positive respond from the users after applying it :confused:

That was a good mod but Truely 420mb is more than enough as most applications can me moved to SD card in App manager ... Unless u are app Lover and isntall more than 100 apps then AD2SDX is good for
 
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LiveSquare

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let me make it simple... i am trying to figure out if there is a way to resize/modify the partition table of our devices ;)
Isn't SE been telling that Arc S and Arc have different partition tables and we shouldn't cross flash them due to this? and recently lot of Arc users had flashed ICS Beta directly on their Arc and never had any known issues with Filesystem!

I don't know what that proves... may be after all, it's just the CPU difference rather than anything more!
 

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    Warning: This will erase your userdata partition. It is HIGHLY recommended to do a nandroid backup with CWM "BEFORE" performing this procedure

    TUTORIAL:
    Follow this method to make your userdata partittion to 420mb

    1. Reboot your phone into CWM
    2. Move to "Backup and Restore",then select "Backup"
    3. When backup done, power off
    4. unzip and flash the attached ftf file with flashtool.
    5. Go into CWM again, select "Backup and Restore" then "Advanced restore", select your last backup then "restore data"
    6. Enjoy your extra space :D

    7. To reverse this process just flash the original ftf of your choice (42, 58, 62) and your userdata will return to its original state!

    This mod is useless to those who have the "Arc S Lt18i" or have flashed a rom made specifically for Arc S (ICS Beta rom) as this is where this mod came from.
    It is however very useful for us "Arc Lt15i" users cause we gain an extra 40mb to store apps on internal memory
    I have been using this for a couple weeks now and have suffered no ill/negative effect. That said, it is at your own risk and I claim no responsibility if you turn your beloved Arc into a useless paperweight!

    If I have left anything out feel free to pm me
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    very interesting...

    so if i understand this correctly, u have basically found a correct combination of files which makes the bootloader resize the cache and userdata partitions right?
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    hi

    ihave use this mod in arc s - a.0.62 - doom kernel v19
    but no any change in internal memory ( before 311 - after 311 )

    If you read the first post you will know why nothing changed for you!!!

    Sent from my LT15i using xda premium
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    ok so for someone how is using this/has flashed this can u do some testing for me?

    ONLY FOR ARC (LT15 users)

    download the .42/.58/.62 FW and flash only the userdata & cache partitions, exclude all other partitions (checkboxes in latest FlashTool)... do this for using both ARC (LT15) & ARC S (LT18) specific firmware...

    and then report how the data partition size is...


    thanks!
    2
    Off topic
    but arc s & Neo v have 420 if you flash ether you will end up with 420
    I'm lost in what your trying to get at:)
    If your looking for problems mines been done for months with no problems

    Or if its for some weird n wonderfull trick your planning disregard me fully
    It been in Neo thread for months never seen any bad effects or bad comments

    Sent from my MT15i using Tapatalk

    let me make it simple... i am trying to figure out if there is a way to resize/modify the partition table of our devices ;)
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