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Topic # 64445 15-Jul-2010 18:40
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The learning curve continues.

At this point, the very best configuration for the Eken M001 is ECOTOX v1.1.1 firmware and an sdcard partitioned with a 96MB linux swap file and swapping enabled.

I used my android phone booted in Amon_RA Recovery v1.7.0.1 to partition the sdcard.

ECOTOX is a rooted system so you're able to edit the usrinit.sh to change the swap device to mmcblk0p1, the name of the swap parititon. Once you re-boot you find you now have 195MB of available memory.

The effect is amazing! Where moving from the browser to the Home screen on stock firmware might take up to 10 seconds, it now takes barely one second.

If you have an M001 you would do yourself a favour to get. ECOTOX v1.1.1 installed and set up a swap file.

The firmware is at Slatedroid.com




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  Reply # 352155 15-Jul-2010 22:57
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Blogged on this in a bit more detail here


ECOTOX v1.1.1 on Eken M001

 

 




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  Reply # 352203 16-Jul-2010 09:21
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Thanks for this linuxluver, would you be able to post up a link or something for the steps needed to be taken to set up swap?

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  Reply # 352208 16-Jul-2010 09:41
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...and the steps to roll back to the original factory software load (if needed) :)

I'm waiting for mine now... sent yesterday.. so I hope to get mine today. :D




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  Reply # 352563 17-Jul-2010 08:48
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lanks: Thanks for this linuxluver, would you be able to post up a link or something for the steps needed to be taken to set up swap?


On ECOTOX v1.1.1 swap is already set up in the Android system. You just need to make sure there is a swap partition on the sdcard.

[Offer: If you have no means to partition your sdcard, send it to me with a stamped, self-addressed return envelope and I'll partition it for you and send it back.] 

Partitioning the sdcard can be done several ways. If you have a rooted Android phone with a custom recovery, then it's *really* easy. You just boot to recovery and choose the "Partition SD card" option and follow the promtps, allowing space for a swap file, zero for ext and it defaults to the rest of the card as FAT32.

If you can't do it that way way, then you can do it via an sdcard reader  (linux-based instructions) attached to a PC or laptop, if you have an sdcard reader/writer.

If you can't do it that way, then you need to have the Android SDK installed on your PC so you can do it via adb connected via USB. This is probably the most difficult way to do it. Might be easier to just go buy an sdcard reader / writer. 

But if you want to know, Android SDK install instructions for Ubuntu Linux:

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You need to set up the Android SDK in order to access the phone the way you need to in order to load new ROMs. Follow these instructions, bearing in mind the following notes:

a) If your Ubuntu Linux is 64-bit, the one flaw in the instructions linked to above is it makes no mention of the need to install the ia32libs if they aren't already installed. These libraries let you run 32-bit apps on your 64-bit linux. Without it, you'll get strange crashes in some libs. To install the ia32libs, you open a terminal ('Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal' on Ubuntu) and enter this command (no quotes): "sudo apt-get install ia32-libs". For Windows users: "sudo" means the command is to be run as root (as administrator). You'll be asked for your password to authorise. That is YOUR password. the one you logged in with...not some other password you can't and won't know.

b) As for the rest of the instructions, you can ignore the bits about actually writing your own apps if you don't plan to. But you do need to install the Java SDK, Eclipse and the Android SDK and ADT 0.94 (or the current version). So follow these instructions and make sure you can run these programs successfully.

c) When you get to the point where you're setting up talking to your real phone with adb and ddms, the udev "51-android-rules" file in /etc/udev/rules.d/ is *critical* and the author of those instructions has it nailed for the HTC Magic / MyTouch3G and the HTC G1 / Dream. For any other phone you'll have to use "lsusb" (list usb) command in a terminal, with you phone connected and debug turned on on the phone (it's in the docs), to get the vendor ID and device ID required.

d) You may have to start the adb server task using sudo (eg: "sudo adb start-server" for the linux system to allow you to access the phone using adb commands.  










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  Reply # 352568 17-Jul-2010 09:06
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Wanted to add some stuff, but the inability to edit original posts after a few minutes make this forum less than useful sometimes.

I'll post some instructions on my blog and put a link here or start a new thread.

I was going to add that it is best to use Linux is as Windows is crippled as far as awareness of file system types is concerned.




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  Reply # 352592 17-Jul-2010 10:04
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Thanks for all that info. I don't have an android phone but is it possible to do it with an sd card reader and a live linux cd?



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  Reply # 352946 18-Jul-2010 12:27
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lanks: Thanks for all that info. I don't have an android phone but is it possible to do it with an sd card reader and a live linux cd?


I would think so. Try it and let us know.

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  Reply # 354773 22-Jul-2010 09:55
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Thanks.  I might give this a go.  I have updated to the version 1.7.4 firmware but performance is quite slow.  I am sometimes getting Force Close/Wait messages returning to the home screen.   Does the Ecotox firmware includes the Documents on the Go app, if not can I back this up and then just reinstall?

Also do you know if there is a version of the Youtube app which is not as blocky as the one which comes with the 1.7.4 firmware?

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