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# 83641 19-May-2011 16:00
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Ok, so with 2.3 out, and arriving to more and more devices, what are the key differences you have noticed?
I'm keen to hear about memory size.
I found a forum a while back and people were reporting that 2.3 gives you more space.
They were saying it allows more of the app to be stored on the sd card and also things iirc apps such as maps and flash which currently can't be stored on the sd.
Unfortunately I can't find that forum again...

I'm keen to hear as my Desire is about full :(
 

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  # 471188 19-May-2011 16:23
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I've had 2.3 on my nexus for a while, and I still run out of space often.
I do recall reading that the size of some system files were reduced so you should be able to store more apps, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference for me.

Overall its a lot faster and snappier I find. The screen off animation is nice.

On the downsides, they fixed a exploit developers were using to turn on and off gps, so now tasker can't control my gps =( I have to leave it on all the time.

Other than that not much has changed I think.



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  # 471190 19-May-2011 16:25
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Doesn't GPS only run if an app is using it?
So you can have it on all the time, but unless you open an app to use it, it won't actually switch on?

 
 
 
 


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  # 471242 19-May-2011 18:29
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Yea it does,but its nice to be able to control when apps can use it.

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  # 471280 19-May-2011 20:00
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Been running 2.3 for several months on my Desire. First in OxygenRom and now in Cyanogenmod 7 ever since that went stable with 7.0.
In light of some of the latest security issues that google apps have had over the past few days, it's all the more reason to run the latest version available.
HTC Sense is long gone for me, however it looks like quite a few devs have got gingerbread sense working quite nicely, but im now too used to the clean and speedy stock android.

For space, i'm running a custom partition table which gives a lot more space for installing apps than default, and no longer require app2sd as i used to.

As for getting it through official channels, don't hold your breath, they are pathetic in that aspect.

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  # 471336 19-May-2011 21:55
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+1 on that, custom partitions are the way to go, theres really no reason not to just get root access and do it.




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  # 471359 19-May-2011 22:41
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Well there is a reason, and thats warranty, but i'll just hope that if anything goes wrong, it'll still be usable enough to reflash the stock rom back, and it would have to be pretty dead for this not to be possible.
Plus only have a few months on warranty left for mine anyway.

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  # 471361 19-May-2011 22:43
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Like you said you need to screw up pretty bad for that to happen. you can flash back to stock un-root without even booting into android.




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  # 471368 19-May-2011 22:56
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I like the idea of custom partition... How much more space can you get by doing that?
How much room does the Android os need?
I'm not really keen on rooting though.

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  # 471369 19-May-2011 23:00
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Well I have 217mb free internal after 87 apps, I'm using the CM7 Hboot which allows for 130MB for system.

Depends what ROM you use.. most gingerbread ROMs will fit in the cm7 hboot.




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  # 471370 19-May-2011 23:02
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If your going to do it I'd recommend redux 1.2 over any other, its the fastest and most stable by miles.




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  # 471372 19-May-2011 23:04
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I have a video here that I made of redux

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmpk075RCS0&feature=youtube_gdata_player




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  # 471444 20-May-2011 09:28
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What I'd like to know is what on the Desire keeps using memory.
I can do a reset and have 50-60mb free. And gradually it disappears. I clear the cahce of anything that can be cleared, but still it fills up.
I'd really like to know what does that and how to stop it



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  # 472877 23-May-2011 11:34
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So how do you go about custom partitions?
I don't mind using something like unrevocked to root. But I do not want to use custom ROMs just yet. I still want the stock OTA updates. Yes I am aware I will lose root doing that but that will only be temporary.

What happens with custom partitions if I OTA to 2.3 etc?

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  # 472879 23-May-2011 11:39
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There not much point in using custom hboot if your not going to use a custom ROM. you could save a bit but not that much. Plus after you flashing the hboot you will need to reinstall your ROM anyways, most of the time flashing backup doesn't work after hboot change. Plus flashing RUU will wipe hboot also.




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  # 472999 23-May-2011 14:57
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Ok
What I want to do is custom partitions to give more room for apps.
And full backups (eg titanium) whilst using stock ROMs and still getting OTA updates.
Is that possible?
Will the upgrade to 2.3 alter the partitions? Or is that set in stone once I alter them?
I am completely new to Rooting and all the info on the net is pretty confusing and not very clear.

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