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13th April 2011, 02:04 PM #1
Using AlphaRev to get S-OFF
I'm thinking about altering my partition sizes on my Desire to gain more room for apps in the meain phone memory and to be able to do this you I need to get to the "S-OFF" condition using AlphaRev.
The AlphaRev site is a paragon of geekness and doesn't bother with instructions but I found this one here for others.
The AlphaRev S-OFF process didn't touch my data or apps but do a Nandroid backup just in case
Last edited by ZeroHour; 21st April 2011 at 04:29 PM.
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13th April 2011, 03:01 PM #2
if you don't mind losing htsense you could install cyanogen mod which has a setting that automatically installs new apps to the SD - no need to go into the settings and click move to sd card.
13th April 2011, 03:12 PM #3
13th April 2011, 03:20 PM #4
Stuck on step 2 :(
There are instructions for doing the next stage (which is to actually change the partition structures)
I can get into fastboot mode but I have no idea what
3) Flash HBOOT with your phone in fastboot mode (Back+POWER) -> 'fastboot flash hboot bravo_alphaspl.img' (change into the correct filename for the HBOOT you downloaded)
-> 'fastboot flash hboot bravo_alphaspl.img'
There is no flash option on the FASTBOOT menu
Any one help?
13th April 2011, 04:15 PM #5
2 Thanks to SimpleSi:
Domino (13th April 2011), JJonas (31st August 2011)
13th April 2011, 04:36 PM #6
Mr Si, why didn't you just ask? I could have saved you so much heartache ;-)
I didn't see the new CM7 table though, might have to give that a bash
Next - we Pressurize @tom_newton into joining the custom ROM club, as he's just bought himself an Android :-p
btw, did you grab yourself a LiveView?
Last edited by Domino; 13th April 2011 at 04:38 PM.
13th April 2011, 07:59 PM #7
One step at a time! Damn thing hasnt even arrived yet - it will come to my home address tomorrow between 8 and 6... yes, those hours when normal people work. Apparently I have to let them try in vain once before i can get it redelivered. Great.
Still dubious about not having keys.
13th April 2011, 11:23 PM #8
16th April 2011, 11:18 PM #9
Just for further info:
The AlphaRev site says there is a simpler method of just downloading the new .img file, renaming it and getting the phone to do the update (not forgetting to do the cache wipe and backup beforehand and the full wipe and restore afterwards)
I didn't do it that way but if it works then its a lot simpler than the method above.
18th April 2011, 08:51 AM #10
....you take that back!
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
25th April 2011, 08:30 PM #11
Having put new firmware on 2x Orange SanFrancisco phones the Desire posed a little more of a challenge but the Alpharev stuff is a doddle if you run from the ISO. Having got fed up of running out of application space I flashed the CM7 HBOOT image onto my phone and did a selective reinstall (you can't restore the cache as it has changed size). When the stable version of cyanogenmod 7 came out I decided it was time for a wipe and another fresh start. I was pleased with how much the phone did itself once you enter your google credentials.
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
If you have mastered fastboot you can change your startup screen as well (I have a Cyanogenmod startup screen). That's why I love Android - great for tinkering with
31st August 2011, 10:47 PM #12
Now done S-OFF on my phone. Running InsertCoin 1.1.2
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