How To: Load Hero onto Your G1 (OBSOLETE)

PLEASE NOTE! This method is obsolete! Please refer to the newer Rooting/Loading Custom ROM methods on our site:
Unroot (G1) OR Unroot(MyTouch), then Root, then Load a Custom ROM, Apps2SD/Hero etc.

Want Hero on your G1, but the methods are confusing or just not working like you wanted? Well, we’ve updated the method thanks to the JACHeroski Team on XDA-Developers.com and thought we’d share…

THINGS TO DO BEFORE BEGINNING!!!! READ FIRST!!!

1. ROOT THE G1! Here’s How.
2. Have a 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB MicroSD memory card (If you don’t have one or just want to start with a fresh one,
here are some good deals on them).
3. Have a MicroSD adapter so you can open the memory card on your computer if the G1 gets stuck in a boot loop.

I. Flash Cyanogen’s Recovery Image –

1. Download Cyanogen’s recovery image
Cyanogen’s Recovery Image

2. Plug in your G1 and click mount on the screen.

3. Save it to your SD card (not in any folder, just on the card).

4. Unplug the G1

5. Open Terminal on the phone (if you don’t already have it you can find it in the Market on the phone).

6. Type su and hit enter, then click Allow if it asks for permission

7. Type the following and hit enter at the end of the line.

flash_image recovery /sdcard/cm-recovery-1.4.img

8. DONE!

II. Setting up the SD Card Partitions –

1. Plug the G1 into the computer and click mount on the G1 screen.

2. Save EVERYTHING on your SD card to somewhere on your computer (as backup as this process will erase the memory card!).

3. Unplug the G1

4. Turn off the G1 and then turn it back on by holding down the Home and Power button until the recovery screen comes up.

5. Click Alt X to enter the console from recovery mode. Type into console depending on what card you have:

For an 8GB Card type the following (hit enter at the end of each line):

#parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
#print (to verfiy we know what size card we are dealing with, the details should be straight forward)
rm 1
rm 2
mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200
mkpartfs primary ext2 7200 7700
mkpartfs primary linux-swap 7700 7732
#print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
Example for my 4GB card
#parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
#print (to verfiy we know what size card we are dealing with, the details should be straight forward)
rm 1
rm 2
mkpartfs primary fat32 0 3420
mkpartfs primary ext2 3420 3932
mkpartfs primary linux-swap 3932-3964
Example for a 2GB card playing it safe
#parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
#print (to verfiy we know what size card we are dealing with, the details should be straight forward)
rm 1
rm 2
mkpartfs primary fat32 0 1200
mkpartfs primary ext2 1200 1700
mkpartfs primary linux-swap 1700-1732
“End?” you need to place the last value for the linux swap eg.3964 for my 4GB card
#print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
Next we need to “quit” parted and upgrade our ext2 partition to ext3
#upgrade_fs

parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
*The last character in the above line is a ZERO…

rm 1
*Don’t worry if this gives an error
rm 2
*Don’t worry if this gives an error
rm 3
*Don’t worry if this gives an error


mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200
mkpartfs primary ext2 7200 7700
mkpartfs primary linux-swap 7700 7732
print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
quit

upgrade_fs

For an 4GB Card type the following (hit enter at the end of each line):

parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
*The last character in the above line is a ZERO…

rm 1
*Don’t worry if this gives an error
rm 2
*Don’t worry if this gives an error
rm 3
*Don’t worry if this gives an error

mkpartfs primary fat32 0 3420
mkpartfs primary ext2 3420 3932
mkpartfs primary linux-swap 3932-3964
print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
quit

upgrade_fs

For an 2GB Card type the following (hit enter at the end of each line):

parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
*The last character in the above line is a ZERO…

rm 1
*Don’t worry if this gives an error
rm 2
*Don’t worry if this gives an error
rm 3
*Don’t worry if this gives an error

mkpartfs primary fat32 0 1200
mkpartfs primary ext2 1200 1700
mkpartfs primary linux-swap 1700-1732
print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
quit

upgrade_fs

6. DONE!

III. Loading the Radio, SPL, and Hero ROM –

1. CHECK WHAT RADIO YOU HAVE! Power off the phone, power it back on holding the End key and the Camera button.
IF YOU ALREADY HAVE Radio Version 2.22.19.26I then do NOT download the Radio listed here and SKIP STEPS 6 – 10 (If you load the same radio twice it can harm your device!).

2. Take out the battery and put it back in then turn the phone on.

3. Download the lastest Radio, SPL, and Hero ROM from here:
Radio (BEFORE DOWNLOADING THIS RADIO, DO STEP 1!!!!)
SPL
JAC Hero ROM OR DrizzyNewVision ROM

4. Plug in the G1 to the computer, pull down the notification and click it. Then click Mount.

5. Save each one to the memory card of the G1 in the root (topmost) folder.

6. Rename the Radio file to update (YOU MUST LOAD THE RADIO FIRST, DO NOT DO THESE OUT OF ORDER OR YOU WILL FREEZE YOUR DEVICE).

7. Unplug the G1.

8. Turn off the G1.

9. Turn back on the G1 by holding down Home and End buttons at the same time. When the screen comes up, Alt S to apply the radio update.

10. Once the phone is done hold Home and Back to reboot (it may

11. Plug in the G1, open the SD card on the computer, and delete the update.zip file (used to be the Radio file), and rename the SPL file to update.zip this time.

12. Unplug the G1 and turn it off. Turn it back on holding Home and End again.

13. Hit Alt W to wipe the device then hit Alt S to apply the SPL update.

14. Once the phone is done hold Home and Back to reboot.

15. Your G1 will most likely get stuck on the G1 screen after it reboots. No worries. Just take out the battery and put it back in. Then take out the SD card from the phone and put it into the SD adapter it came with and put that into your computer.

16. Open the SD card on your computer. Delete the update.zip file and rename the Hero ROM to update.zip.

17. Put the memory card back into the G1 and then turn the G1 back on by holding the Home and End keys.

18. When the screen comes on, then hit Alt S to apply the Hero ROM.

19. Once the phone is done hold Home and Back to reboot.

20. Wait a long time for the phone to boot up (it may take a while to boot up, so long as you do not see the logo symbol with the android popping out over and over and over then keep waiting. If you do see the android popping out over and over, then take out the battery, put it back in, and turn the phone on).

21. DONE!

22. Optional, but recommended for better performance (thanks Clemshady!): Goto the Market on the phone and download Move Cache to SD for Root Users. Open it once it is downloaded, and click move all cache to sd. reboot the phone when it finishes.

Reported Issues

Issue: I’m stuck at the HTC logo, and the Android keeps popping up and taunting me over and over! OR I’m stuck at the G1 logo!

Solution A:
1. Take out the battery from the phone.

2. Put the battery back in (do NOT turn the phone on yet).

3. Hold the End and Home key and keep holding them until the ! or recovery image pops up.

4. Hit Alt W to wipe the phone. (See if it gets past the HTC logo/G1 Logo already, if not then repeat steps 1-3, and then do step 5).

5. Hit Alt S to reupload the Update.zip file (See if it gets past the HTC logo/G1 Logo now, if not then try Solution B).

Solution B:
1. Take out the battery from the phone.

2. Take out the memory card.

3. Put the memory card into the SD adapter it came with and put that into your computer so you can view the memory card contents on your computer screen.

4. Open the memory card on your computer and then delete the update.zip file on it.

5. Take the Hero ROM.zip file and put it onto the memory card. Rename it to update.

6. Put the memory card back into the phone.

7. Put the battery back into the phone (do NOT turn it on yet).

8. Hold the End and Home key and keep holding them until the ! or recovery image pops up.

9. Hit Alt S to reupload the Update.zip file.

Solution C:

Redo section II. Then redo solution B above.

ANY OTHER ISSUES with HERO:

Click here for a great FAQ on Hero from an XDA User.

798 thoughts on “How To: Load Hero onto Your G1 (OBSOLETE)”

  1. on 4gb card gnu parted saysmkpartfs primary fat 32 0 3420
    “you requested a partition from 0.00b to 3420 mb the closest location we can manage is 512b to 31.7 kb is this still acceptable to you y/n”
    what does this mean?

    thanks in advance

  2. Please help, whenever I type SU on the Terminal Emulator, it doesn’t ask for permission or anything. And when I type what you mention above, I just get a “permission denied”.

  3. I have rooted my phone, using the guide on this site and it worked great. I have the terminal, spare parts, and that Superuser Permissions app on my phone already. But like I said terminal isn’t doing anything.
    Please email me rickrescue7@gmail.com

  4. It took about 10 min of leaving my phone with SU typed but it finally asked to Allow.
    then I typed that in, and I got a #
    so that means I can move on to the next step now right?

  5. on 4gb card gnu parted saysmkpartfs primary fat 32 0 3420
    “you requested a partition from 0.00b to 3420 mb the closest location we can manage is 512b to 31.7 kb is this still acceptable to you y/n”
    what does this mean?

    thanks in advance

  6. Please help, whenever I type SU on the Terminal Emulator, it doesn’t ask for permission or anything. And when I type what you mention above, I just get a “permission denied”.

  7. I have rooted my phone, using the guide on this site and it worked great. I have the terminal, spare parts, and that Superuser Permissions app on my phone already. But like I said terminal isn’t doing anything.
    Please email me rickrescue7@gmail.com

  8. It took about 10 min of leaving my phone with SU typed but it finally asked to Allow.
    then I typed that in, and I got a #
    so that means I can move on to the next step now right?

  9. in part 2 where it says “setting up SDcard partitions” does this mean you need to have this partitions already or this will make the partitions for you?

  10. Noel, you had the same problem as I did. Just type su not capitalized, and then enter, and wait for a little pause and something should pop up that says Allow.

    @TheUnlockr:
    any idea when the video will be up? I tried doing this myself but I just couldn’t do it. I’ve never been good at these things.

    1. Hello Ricky,

      Thanks for helping someone out! We need more people on here willing to help each other out!

      Editing it tonight and uploading it overnight, so long as there aren’t any errors during the 4 hour upload time (hate my internet connection lol) then it should be up and running tomorrow sometime.

  11. How do i add the files to the root folder of my SD card? i see no folders, i’m on a mac if that means anything.

  12. Noel, the root folder is just the folder where all your folders are kept. So just add the files on the SD card, and not inside any of the folders in your SD Card.

    TheUnlockr: Okay thank you, that’s actually perfect since I’ll be out all day today. ^^ great guides btw, I just wish I wasn’t such an idiot.

  13. Oh ok, thanks, Ricky, I used terminal emulator, is that correct? everything else went fine up until entering su in terminal.

  14. Okay I did this many times. I typed everything correctly. I am stuck on

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200

    When i hit “enter” it says, “Warning: You requested a partition from 0.00 B to 7200MB. The closest location we can manage is 512kb to 4194kb. Is this still acceptable to you?

    Yes/NO?

    What do i do? Why is this coming up? I have a rooted phone with JF 1.5 and that recovery image 1.4. My new 8gb is formated in fat32

    1. Hello Wade,

      Sorry, I rearranged the instructions so that noone else gets the same issue as you (it is because you currently have some type of partition on the SD card).
      Follow the instructions again (you’ll notice the rm 1, rm 2, and rm3 lines are after the parted… line, this should remove any partitions you already have).

  15. Jay-R and mrjoeyloke:

    I see no reason why the16 gig card wont work. The idea is to keep your linux swap partition at 32Mb, the ext2 partition at 500Mb (this is for your apps. you dont need more than 500Mb) and the remaining space is for the fat32 partition where your pics, videos, music and everything else goes. Therefore, you entry should look something like this:

    rm 1*Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 2*Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 3*Don’t worry if this gives an error

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 15200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 15200 15700
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 15700-15732
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)

    quit

    upgrade_fs (this converts your ext2 partition to ext3 – better for the linux swap)

    And you are all set. Hope this help.

    I have been running the Drizzys 2.8 ROM for about a week now. It still runs like a champ. However, I will be trying the JACxHero ROM tonight simply because David said so! lol

  16. RICKY

    Cyanogens Apps2SD with a2sd is ran before user runtime starts. If you can, put your backup files back on the sdcard b4 flashing the ROM. The ROM is designed to automatically do Apps2SD. All you need is a correctly partitioned sd card.

    If you have already flashed the ROM, load your apps to your card and install, it should automatically install in your ext3 partition. Check your phone ‘s available internal memory b4 and after the app install to see if the app is installed in the sd card and not internal. You can also try rebooting the phone after install to see if there is a difference. Good luck.

  17. in part 2 where it says “setting up SDcard partitions” does this mean you need to have this partitions already or this will make the partitions for you?

  18. Noel, you had the same problem as I did. Just type su not capitalized, and then enter, and wait for a little pause and something should pop up that says Allow.

    @TheUnlockr:
    any idea when the video will be up? I tried doing this myself but I just couldn’t do it. I’ve never been good at these things.

    1. Hello Ricky,

      Thanks for helping someone out! We need more people on here willing to help each other out!

      Editing it tonight and uploading it overnight, so long as there aren’t any errors during the 4 hour upload time (hate my internet connection lol) then it should be up and running tomorrow sometime.

  19. To Everyone with any Hero ROM:

    A lot of people often complain that ther new ROM runs great but starts to crawl after a period of time. One possible factor is the accumulation of cache by several applications like the browser, market, maps, streetview, Gmail, etc. which is automatically stored in your G1’s internal memory.

    Although you can periodically go to your G1 Settings, click Manage Application to delete it (which could be a pain after sometime), you may actually prefer not to always delete your cache. A cached site for example will open up quicker in the browser.

    I therefore strongly recommend to get the free app in the market called “Move Cache for Root Users”. As the name implies, it moves the cache of the apps mentioned above to the fat32 partition of your sd card where space is not an issue.

    This way, even if you have 99 problems with your G1, slow downs caused by cache accumulation wouldn’t be one of them. Enjoy!

  20. Noel, the root folder is just the folder where all your folders are kept. So just add the files on the SD card, and not inside any of the folders in your SD Card.

    TheUnlockr: Okay thank you, that’s actually perfect since I’ll be out all day today. ^^ great guides btw, I just wish I wasn’t such an idiot.

  21. Oh ok, thanks, Ricky, I used terminal emulator, is that correct? everything else went fine up until entering su in terminal.

  22. The Unlockr, i did type in exactly “fat32” i just mistyped in in the comment…so i am still having problems with it

  23. Thanks Unlockr. I saw that same order on the XDA Developers site. I am going to flash and try it out!. I noticed one thing though, after i partition my SD Card how come when i put my microSD in the Adapter my computer says format sd card? Its not reading it. You know why?

    I have Vista 32 bit and 8Gb SDHC

  24. Okay I did this many times. I typed everything correctly. I am stuck on

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200

    When i hit “enter” it says, “Warning: You requested a partition from 0.00 B to 7200MB. The closest location we can manage is 512kb to 4194kb. Is this still acceptable to you?

    Yes/NO?

    What do i do? Why is this coming up? I have a rooted phone with JF 1.5 and that recovery image 1.4. My new 8gb is formated in fat32

    1. Hello Wade,

      Sorry, I rearranged the instructions so that noone else gets the same issue as you (it is because you currently have some type of partition on the SD card).
      Follow the instructions again (you’ll notice the rm 1, rm 2, and rm3 lines are after the parted… line, this should remove any partitions you already have).

  25. TheUnlockr, once I flash the ROM to my phone, can I put my SD card contents on my back up file back on there? Or do I do that before?

  26. I rooted my phone or i think it worked it did everything it said it would but now im stuck at the su wut can i do

  27. Hey just wanted to say i followed his directions step by step and didnt have any problems, i was coming from thedudes rom and im using a 8gb card, thanks ive learned a lot since ive been on this site.

  28. Jay-R and mrjoeyloke:

    I see no reason why the16 gig card wont work. The idea is to keep your linux swap partition at 32Mb, the ext2 partition at 500Mb (this is for your apps. you dont need more than 500Mb) and the remaining space is for the fat32 partition where your pics, videos, music and everything else goes. Therefore, you entry should look something like this:

    rm 1*Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 2*Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 3*Don’t worry if this gives an error

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 15200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 15200 15700
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 15700-15732
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)

    quit

    upgrade_fs (this converts your ext2 partition to ext3 – better for the linux swap)

    And you are all set. Hope this help.

    I have been running the Drizzys 2.8 ROM for about a week now. It still runs like a champ. However, I will be trying the JACxHero ROM tonight simply because David said so! lol

  29. RICKY

    Cyanogens Apps2SD with a2sd is ran before user runtime starts. If you can, put your backup files back on the sdcard b4 flashing the ROM. The ROM is designed to automatically do Apps2SD. All you need is a correctly partitioned sd card.

    If you have already flashed the ROM, load your apps to your card and install, it should automatically install in your ext3 partition. Check your phone ‘s available internal memory b4 and after the app install to see if the app is installed in the sd card and not internal. You can also try rebooting the phone after install to see if there is a difference. Good luck.

  30. To Everyone with any Hero ROM:

    A lot of people often complain that ther new ROM runs great but starts to crawl after a period of time. One possible factor is the accumulation of cache by several applications like the browser, market, maps, streetview, Gmail, etc. which is automatically stored in your G1’s internal memory.

    Although you can periodically go to your G1 Settings, click Manage Application to delete it (which could be a pain after sometime), you may actually prefer not to always delete your cache. A cached site for example will open up quicker in the browser.

    I therefore strongly recommend to get the free app in the market called “Move Cache for Root Users”. As the name implies, it moves the cache of the apps mentioned above to the fat32 partition of your sd card where space is not an issue.

    This way, even if you have 99 problems with your G1, slow downs caused by cache accumulation wouldn’t be one of them. Enjoy!

  31. hy mate should i also write these things as well ?

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 1200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 1200 1700
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 1700-1732
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    upgrade_fs

  32. The Unlockr, i did type in exactly “fat32” i just mistyped in in the comment…so i am still having problems with it

  33. Thanks Unlockr. I saw that same order on the XDA Developers site. I am going to flash and try it out!. I noticed one thing though, after i partition my SD Card how come when i put my microSD in the Adapter my computer says format sd card? Its not reading it. You know why?

    I have Vista 32 bit and 8Gb SDHC

  34. Dear Unlockr,
    I followed your root process with no problems and have been enjoying my rooted g1. But when i try to apply this new way of putting hero on my g1 it simply won’t work. EVERYTIME I type in su into terminal emulator it says
    su: permission denied

    What should i do?

    1. Hello EVERYONE WITH ISSUES TYPING SU INTO TERMINAL,

      1. You are not rooted and must root your phone first.
      2. You may have hit Deny or Deny Always at some point or the phone is just not presenting you with this option, try uninstalling terminal and then redownloading and installing it again.
      3. su must be typed in lowercase…
      4. All else fails, wipe the phone and start again.

  35. Wade,
    I had a similar issue with the partitioned card when using the adapter. It seems some adapters and/or PCs have issues readings sd cards with both windows and linux partitions. If you mount your sd card via the G1’s usb, your PC will recognize the fat32 partition of the card. To access the contents of your sd card’s linux partition without a linux based PC, you can use a market app on your G1. I use Root Explorer. It has a good GUI and allows read/write which works great but it is a paid app. I am sure there are other once available for free if you search.

  36. Hey just wanted to say i followed his directions step by step and didnt have any problems, i was coming from thedudes rom and im using a 8gb card, thanks ive learned a lot since ive been on this site.

  37. @ Wade or David or anyone with experience regarding this. wondering where I went wrong. I have 16gig card and followed the instructions for 16 gig. When I entered first command, mkpartfs primary fat32 0 15200… it gave me, Warning: You requested a partition from 0.00b to 15.2 gb. the closest location we can manage is 32.3kb to 14.5gb. Is this still acceptable to you? Yes/no? I said yes. Then I tried the second command, and it came back…………………… Error: Can’t have overlapping partitions…………… Not sure how to continue. Rom: Cyanogenmod v3.9.7 Recovery 1.4 16gig formatted to fat 32.

    1. Hello Jose,

      It means (most likely) that you have a partition already set up on the card. So do the II Setting up the SD card procedure again and make sure you type the section:

      parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
      *The last character in the above line is a ZERO…

      rm 1
      *Don’t worry if this gives an error
      rm 2
      *Don’t worry if this gives an error
      rm 3
      *Don’t worry if this gives an error

      This ReMoves partition 1 2 and 3 (if you have them). Then continue and it shouldn’t say that again.

  38. Thanks alot guys. And Clemshady, Thanks dude. I am re-starting this process by unrooting my phone, then rooting it again. I want to see if that will make a difference. I am new to this, so i really do not know what partition is and what it does. I know you must do it if you root your phone because when you download apps from the Market, your phone will save it to your sdCard thus alowing you to save that internal memory for preformance. If im wrong about this, correct me guys.

    Thanks everyone and Unlockr for your help. Keep this up 😉

    1. Hello Wade AND ANYONE CURIOUS ABOUT PARTITIONS,

      par⋅ti⋅tion  [pahr-tish-uhn, per-] –noun
      1. a division into or distribution in portions or shares.

      A partition is a term used in any technology when referring to a harddrive/storage (including your computer). Basically, when we are talking about partitions, we are breaking up the memory card into sections (these sections are referred to as partitions). This way the phone can use one section/partition for storing music, videos etc (FAT32 is the format for this section that is used for that), one to put your Apps on (Android only allows you to put Apps on internal storage of the phone, which is EXT2. So we create a partition and make the format EXT2 and then tell the phone that that section is actually part of the internal storage and to treat it as if it were actually in the phone, not a memory card), and then one to use as a form of extra RAM so the phone can try to run like the real Hero phone, which has 90 something more MBs of RAM than our poor G1 😛 (the format for this type of memory is linux-swap).

      Hope that helps 🙂 And thanks! Wish I could do this full time and nothing else 🙂

  39. hy mate should i also write these things as well ?

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 1200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 1200 1700
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 1700-1732
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    upgrade_fs

    1. Hello Drake,

      Yes definitely a difference and much smoother results 🙂
      If you did the original Hero video, then do sections I and II FIRST and then for III just load one of the new Hero ROMs onto your SD card, rename to update.zip and Wipe then Flash in recovery mode.

  40. Wade you are absolutely correct.
    BTW I was new to this as well about 3 weeks ago. Thanks to this site and the awesome videos and a little googling, at least now I know what am doing. Good luck

  41. Drake, this newer method does make Hero run faster on the G1. Once the sd card is partitioned correctly, the ROMs automatically takes care of the rest. I have tried both methods and this is a much much much better way to run Hero.

  42. Hey I was finally able to do the partitions correctly. After i do upgrade_fs and make the ext3 partition, do I just remove the battery? or do I type quit, or recovery??

  43. GUYS I NEED HELP BIGGG TIME!!..Yesterday when i was typing those codes for my 8gb SDCARD everything was okay. Now when im in console. After i type rm 1. It says:

    No Implementation: Partition 1 isn’t alligned to cylinder boundaries. This is still unsupported.

    WHATS DOES THAT MEAN? How do i get out of it and get back to finishing partitioning. PLEASE HELP me, i have been stuck on this for 2 days and just want to give up I want HERO On my G1 running fast not like the old method runnning lagy with only 20mb memory.

  44. Hello theunlockr ya rule. Im stuck on the G1 screen and i did the process that you guys told me. but now i just got stuck on an image of a open box with an arrow pointing at the phone. What you i do. I pressed home+power before and did all the steps..I dont know what happend. Heelpp!

  45. @ the unlocker, thanks for the great help. I was able to make 1st and 2nd partition. The third one doesn’t show on the print. PRINT LOG Eg. Number 1 START 32.3kb END 15.2GB SIZE 15.2Gb TYPE primary FILE SYSTEM fat 32 FLAGS iba ….. Number 2 START 15.2gb END 15.7gb SIZE 532mb TYPE primary FILE SYSTEM ext3 …….I have tried to fiddle with it over and over but with no success. I have rebooted and phone still only has 84mg . @Wade, I don’t know how safe this is but I was stuck a few times so I just took out the battery and started over. It doesn’t seem to do any harm. I played a bit with the commands in the console in recovery.

  46. I followed everything for the root tutorial. I’ve used your tutorial before and worked. I am at the terminal permission denied screen. I refollowed the steps and still the same result. why is this happening please email me.

  47. Dear Unlockr,
    I followed your root process with no problems and have been enjoying my rooted g1. But when i try to apply this new way of putting hero on my g1 it simply won’t work. EVERYTIME I type in su into terminal emulator it says
    su: permission denied

    What should i do?

    1. Hello EVERYONE WITH ISSUES TYPING SU INTO TERMINAL,

      1. You are not rooted and must root your phone first.
      2. You may have hit Deny or Deny Always at some point or the phone is just not presenting you with this option, try uninstalling terminal and then redownloading and installing it again.
      3. su must be typed in lowercase…
      4. All else fails, wipe the phone and start again.

  48. Okay Nevermind guys I got it thanks for all your help. Thank you Clemshady and thank you UNlockr. If anyone else needs help im glad to help out unlockr and clemshady i know you guys get asked milllion questions lol.

    If anyone gets that No Implementation Error. I can help you 😉

  49. Okay My partitioning is all done. Now i want to add the hero Rom. So i put in my adapter like you said Unlockr. My vista 32 is not recognizing it. How did you proceed to the next step? I am asked to format. My first atempt i formatted so i can go into the folder but i lost alll my partitions. What should i do?

  50. Wade,
    I had a similar issue with the partitioned card when using the adapter. It seems some adapters and/or PCs have issues readings sd cards with both windows and linux partitions. If you mount your sd card via the G1’s usb, your PC will recognize the fat32 partition of the card. To access the contents of your sd card’s linux partition without a linux based PC, you can use a market app on your G1. I use Root Explorer. It has a good GUI and allows read/write which works great but it is a paid app. I am sure there are other once available for free if you search.

  51. I couldn’t understand why I could not set the 3rd partition. Well, according to xda web site, when we do the last partition and hit enter, it will ask us to…..end? Then we;
    “End?” you need to place the last value for the linux swap eg.3964 for my 4GB card

    #print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)… For my 16gig card the number is 15732. Then 3 partitions will show. Not sure how to proceed though.

  52. All sett guys thanks. Btw you cant put the sd card in the adapter because of the partitions. It will ask you to format. I figured my way through it by messing around. Your pc can only detect it through your G1. Again i am pretty new. Unlockr, Clemshady, if im wrong, please correct me. Thanks guys.

  53. Have the good folks over at XDA got Hero to use GPS and Bluetooth. Last I checked, about three weeks ago, Hero did not allow one to use BT or GPS. I went back to Cupcake because I need both those features.

  54. Hey,

    Nice to see the improved method! Im about to do this to get the new JacxHero. Clem.. if you have the Move Cache app installed, clearing the cache from the phone’s settings will delete it from the SD Card, right?

  55. @ Wade or David or anyone with experience regarding this. wondering where I went wrong. I have 16gig card and followed the instructions for 16 gig. When I entered first command, mkpartfs primary fat32 0 15200… it gave me, Warning: You requested a partition from 0.00b to 15.2 gb. the closest location we can manage is 32.3kb to 14.5gb. Is this still acceptable to you? Yes/no? I said yes. Then I tried the second command, and it came back…………………… Error: Can’t have overlapping partitions…………… Not sure how to continue. Rom: Cyanogenmod v3.9.7 Recovery 1.4 16gig formatted to fat 32.

    1. Hello Jose,

      It means (most likely) that you have a partition already set up on the card. So do the II Setting up the SD card procedure again and make sure you type the section:


      parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
      *The last character in the above line is a ZERO…

      rm 1
      *Don’t worry if this gives an error
      rm 2
      *Don’t worry if this gives an error
      rm 3
      *Don’t worry if this gives an error

      This ReMoves partition 1 2 and 3 (if you have them). Then continue and it shouldn’t say that again.

  56. Thanks alot guys. And Clemshady, Thanks dude. I am re-starting this process by unrooting my phone, then rooting it again. I want to see if that will make a difference. I am new to this, so i really do not know what partition is and what it does. I know you must do it if you root your phone because when you download apps from the Market, your phone will save it to your sdCard thus alowing you to save that internal memory for preformance. If im wrong about this, correct me guys.

    Thanks everyone and Unlockr for your help. Keep this up 😉

    1. Hello Wade AND ANYONE CURIOUS ABOUT PARTITIONS,

      “parâ‹…tiâ‹…tion  [pahr-tish-uhn, per-] –noun
      1. a division into or distribution in portions or shares.”

      A partition is a term used in any technology when referring to a harddrive/storage (including your computer). Basically, when we are talking about partitions, we are breaking up the memory card into sections (these sections are referred to as partitions). This way the phone can use one section/partition for storing music, videos etc (FAT32 is the format for this section that is used for that), one to put your Apps on (Android only allows you to put Apps on internal storage of the phone, which is EXT2. So we create a partition and make the format EXT2 and then tell the phone that that section is actually part of the internal storage and to treat it as if it were actually in the phone, not a memory card), and then one to use as a form of extra RAM so the phone can try to run like the real Hero phone, which has 90 something more MBs of RAM than our poor G1 😛 (the format for this type of memory is linux-swap).

      Hope that helps 🙂 And thanks! Wish I could do this full time and nothing else 🙂

  57. Just wondering, I’m currently using cyan’s 3.9.x rom, i want to partition my 2gb sd card into the ext2/ext3/ext4 using your sdparted method. My question is: if I do the partition with my current settings, will I need to load back my Cyan 3.9.x rom or will this method not disturb my rom?

    Appreciate your advice.

  58. I have Sense on my G1 now, thank you! 😀
    But I’m wondering how do I save apps to my SD card now? It doesn’t seem to do it on it’s own.

  59. Im still wondering the same thing, i have a feeling its doing it on the sd cards partition but its not indicated like it was on the apps2sd method because ive downloaded apps and it still says 80mb out of 89 available.

  60. I have a question though 4 some reason im reading a incoming txt msg coming thru the notifications bar, when i click on it to open it in the msg app its not there. It happened about 4 times now. Anyone else with this problem????

  61. Hiya,
    I am still getting the continuous hero logo over and over…i have done all the step over and over….help please…been at this for an hour… 🙂

  62. Okey, it’s been about 4 hours of running hero and it works great. Thanks to Unlockr, David, xda dev for making these very complicated steps easy to follow and understand. @ Az, I came from cayn’s 3.9.7, so didn’t need to update anything, just flash new rom. Don’t need to reload CyanogenMod cuz your just going to wipe and flash hero.

  63. @ Az, if not changing roms and staying with cyan’s it shouldn’t mess your rom up. It is already deep inside somewhere on your g1 and you are going to section SD card.

    1. Hello Drake,

      Yes definitely a difference and much smoother results 🙂
      If you did the original Hero video, then do sections I and II FIRST and then for III just load one of the new Hero ROMs onto your SD card, rename to update.zip and Wipe then Flash in recovery mode.

  64. @Jose, I have been running Hero for over 6 hours and its beautiful. Only bad thing, no GPS and blu-tooth.

    Hiya,
    I am still getting the continuous hero logo over and over…i have done all the step over and over….help please…been at this for an hour…

    @Alisa,
    I had the same problem, I was stuck four an hour too, What my problem was I had the wrong SPL. Maybe yours can be the same. I downloaded a different SPL, Hykuro, from xda dev site. Wipe, Flash. Then got the Hero ROM from Unlockr. Wipe, Flash. That should do it.

    If not, Take out the battery like Unlockr says. Then Wipe, and rebooot. DONT RE FLASH. Goodluck 😉

  65. Wade you are absolutely correct.
    BTW I was new to this as well about 3 weeks ago. Thanks to this site and the awesome videos and a little googling, at least now I know what am doing. Good luck

  66. Drake, this newer method does make Hero run faster on the G1. Once the sd card is partitioned correctly, the ROMs automatically takes care of the rest. I have tried both methods and this is a much much much better way to run Hero.

  67. Hey I was finally able to do the partitions correctly. After i do upgrade_fs and make the ext3 partition, do I just remove the battery? or do I type quit, or recovery??

  68. ok, why is the partition section not working for me. i wrote everything the same way its here, but after i type the last section (rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error), it gives me (end?) ive entered “print” and “end” and after type in print, but only get 2 partitions. can someone help me out with this?

  69. Do I have to wipe my phone if I already have the latest radio and spl? Or can I just load the HeroROM and hit alt s??

  70. Anybody else keep getting “htc” and then about a few seconds of the screen just hanging? it’s getting really annoying. D:
    i want to download that move cache app but i keep reading comments on the Market that it messes up the Market.

  71. GUYS I NEED HELP BIGGG TIME!!..Yesterday when i was typing those codes for my 8gb SDCARD everything was okay. Now when im in console. After i type rm 1. It says:

    No Implementation: Partition 1 isn’t alligned to cylinder boundaries. This is still unsupported.

    WHATS DOES THAT MEAN? How do i get out of it and get back to finishing partitioning. PLEASE HELP me, i have been stuck on this for 2 days and just want to give up I want HERO On my G1 running fast not like the old method runnning lagy with only 20mb memory.

  72. Hello theunlockr ya rule. Im stuck on the G1 screen and i did the process that you guys told me. but now i just got stuck on an image of a open box with an arrow pointing at the phone. What you i do. I pressed home+power before and did all the steps..I dont know what happend. Heelpp!

  73. @ the unlocker, thanks for the great help. I was able to make 1st and 2nd partition. The third one doesn’t show on the print. PRINT LOG Eg. Number 1 START 32.3kb END 15.2GB SIZE 15.2Gb TYPE primary FILE SYSTEM fat 32 FLAGS iba ….. Number 2 START 15.2gb END 15.7gb SIZE 532mb TYPE primary FILE SYSTEM ext3 …….I have tried to fiddle with it over and over but with no success. I have rebooted and phone still only has 84mg . @Wade, I don’t know how safe this is but I was stuck a few times so I just took out the battery and started over. It doesn’t seem to do any harm. I played a bit with the commands in the console in recovery.

  74. I followed everything for the root tutorial. I’ve used your tutorial before and worked. I am at the terminal permission denied screen. I refollowed the steps and still the same result. why is this happening please email me.

  75. Okay Nevermind guys I got it thanks for all your help. Thank you Clemshady and thank you UNlockr. If anyone else needs help im glad to help out unlockr and clemshady i know you guys get asked milllion questions lol.

    If anyone gets that No Implementation Error. I can help you 😉

  76. how do i know if i have the latest slp?
    when i do all of this, should i just not have any of the files i used in rooting and loading the dudes rom on my sd card?
    i do have the 16 gig sd card too… thanks ya’ll!

  77. Okay My partitioning is all done. Now i want to add the hero Rom. So i put in my adapter like you said Unlockr. My vista 32 is not recognizing it. How did you proceed to the next step? I am asked to format. My first atempt i formatted so i can go into the folder but i lost alll my partitions. What should i do?

  78. Ive done the move cache to sd app, im not really sure if its working i havent checked the folders to tell but everything still been working fine so far, after a day i feel like going back to a more faster rom, not really able to enjoy its widgets so much because of the lack of power, even when overclocked and its also not syncing all the people in my address book.

  79. I couldn’t understand why I could not set the 3rd partition. Well, according to xda web site, when we do the last partition and hit enter, it will ask us to…..end? Then we;
    “End?” you need to place the last value for the linux swap eg.3964 for my 4GB card

    #print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)… For my 16gig card the number is 15732. Then 3 partitions will show. Not sure how to proceed though.

  80. All sett guys thanks. Btw you cant put the sd card in the adapter because of the partitions. It will ask you to format. I figured my way through it by messing around. Your pc can only detect it through your G1. Again i am pretty new. Unlockr, Clemshady, if im wrong, please correct me. Thanks guys.

  81. Have the good folks over at XDA got Hero to use GPS and Bluetooth. Last I checked, about three weeks ago, Hero did not allow one to use BT or GPS. I went back to Cupcake because I need both those features.

  82. Hey,

    Nice to see the improved method! Im about to do this to get the new JacxHero. Clem.. if you have the Move Cache app installed, clearing the cache from the phone’s settings will delete it from the SD Card, right?

  83. Congrats to everyone that has successfully got the ROM up and running.

    For those inquiring, the Move Cache app is working for me and my phone has not slowed down once since installed. However Even after I clear the cache on the phone and mount my sd card the cache folder is still about 12 Megs big. It does not bother me since I still have about 6.5 Gigs of Fat32 storage space left on the card. That is 12 gigs of cache that is not on my phones internal memory and I refuse to delete the cache since it actually helps me browse faster.

  84. Ricky and Garrck2007,

    I personally had a better experience with the Newvison v2.8 ROM by Drizzy. There are also many people in the xda forums that prefers it. However like David said, different people have unique experiences with different ROMs. Plus there are newer ROMs being cooked as we speak, something even better will soon be available.

    Also, I will strongly recommend to use ONLY 3 screens. I noticed a BIG BIG difference when I emptied the remaining home screens. (Just like the real Hero, I have the Flip Clock/Weather widget, Mail, Msg, Browser and Calender shortcut on the main screen. I have the big Weather widget (I so love it) on the left screens and to the right I have the People, Wifi and GPS widgets, my Album and Music shortcut and a round analog clock.

    I know its tempting to have widgets on every screen but honestly, with all I listed in just 3 screens, you really don’t need more. The performance difference is well worth it. Also, remember that with the Drizzy ROM, you are NOT supposed to overclock.

  85. Just wondering, I’m currently using cyan’s 3.9.x rom, i want to partition my 2gb sd card into the ext2/ext3/ext4 using your sdparted method. My question is: if I do the partition with my current settings, will I need to load back my Cyan 3.9.x rom or will this method not disturb my rom?

    Appreciate your advice.

  86. I have Sense on my G1 now, thank you! 😀
    But I’m wondering how do I save apps to my SD card now? It doesn’t seem to do it on it’s own.

  87. Im still wondering the same thing, i have a feeling its doing it on the sd cards partition but its not indicated like it was on the apps2sd method because ive downloaded apps and it still says 80mb out of 89 available.

  88. I have a question though 4 some reason im reading a incoming txt msg coming thru the notifications bar, when i click on it to open it in the msg app its not there. It happened about 4 times now. Anyone else with this problem????

  89. Hiya,
    I am still getting the continuous hero logo over and over…i have done all the step over and over….help please…been at this for an hour… 🙂

  90. Okey, it’s been about 4 hours of running hero and it works great. Thanks to Unlockr, David, xda dev for making these very complicated steps easy to follow and understand. @ Az, I came from cayn’s 3.9.7, so didn’t need to update anything, just flash new rom. Don’t need to reload CyanogenMod cuz your just going to wipe and flash hero.

  91. @ Az, if not changing roms and staying with cyan’s it shouldn’t mess your rom up. It is already deep inside somewhere on your g1 and you are going to section SD card.

  92. @Jose, I have been running Hero for over 6 hours and its beautiful. Only bad thing, no GPS and blu-tooth.

    “Hiya,
    I am still getting the continuous hero logo over and over…i have done all the step over and over….help please…been at this for an hour… ”

    @Alisa,
    I had the same problem, I was stuck four an hour too, What my problem was I had the wrong SPL. Maybe yours can be the same. I downloaded a different SPL, Hykuro, from xda dev site. Wipe, Flash. Then got the Hero ROM from Unlockr. Wipe, Flash. That should do it.

    If not, Take out the battery like Unlockr says. Then Wipe, and rebooot. DONT RE FLASH. Goodluck 😉

  93. ok, why is the partition section not working for me. i wrote everything the same way its here, but after i type the last section (rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error), it gives me (end?) ive entered “print” and “end” and after type in print, but only get 2 partitions. can someone help me out with this?

  94. Anybody else keep getting “htc” and then about a few seconds of the screen just hanging? it’s getting really annoying. D:
    i want to download that move cache app but i keep reading comments on the Market that it messes up the Market.

  95. When i download Drizzy’s file it comes up on my computer as a .jar file what should i do so i am able to use it on my g1 ?

  96. how do i know if i have the latest slp?
    when i do all of this, should i just not have any of the files i used in rooting and loading the dudes rom on my sd card?
    i do have the 16 gig sd card too… thanks ya’ll!

  97. Ive done the move cache to sd app, im not really sure if its working i havent checked the folders to tell but everything still been working fine so far, after a day i feel like going back to a more faster rom, not really able to enjoy its widgets so much because of the lack of power, even when overclocked and its also not syncing all the people in my address book.

  98. Yes thats fine just make sure you have upgraded to the right radio version 1st and change that .jar file to update.zip, the G1 knows what to do with it..

  99. Clemshady….. Yea ive actually only had about 3 widgets before but now i have only 1, just the clock lol, and i have 1 page full of apps and oh and the google seach widget, then the page to the left has a bout 3 apps on there and thats it, it just loads everytime i go back to the home screen, its like a 25sec load time, question…. do you also have around 80mbs freen of phone space?

  100. so are the steps like so?
    step1) parted /dev/block/mmcblk0

    step2)rm 1
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    step3)rm 2
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    step4)rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error

    step5)mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200
    step6)mkpartfs primary ext2 7200 7700
    step7)mkpartfs primary linux-swap 7700 7732
    step8)print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    step9)upgrade_fs

    ???? can u please update the instructions for partitioning this way :S i dont know if i have to type rm1 and enter, rm2 and enter rm3 and enter and then mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200 enter? im a noob sorry.

  101. @Claudio

    Yes you are correct. Get it starting. Hero is awesome!

    BTW for future refrences, when ever someone lists a long list like that, that means step one..this this this..when they go to the next line, it means “enter”.

    😉

  102. To Garrick2007 and everyone who is currently running a Hero ROM:

    The ROMs on this page although faster than previous ROMs (because it is based on a newer Hero build) were not optimized. However, the OPTIMIZED VERSION has now been released and it is a collaboration by both Drizzy and Jac.

    It is called DrizzyJAC NewVision v3 which is also nicknamed SPEED DEMON for obvious reason lol. Report from forum members are indicating that it is extremely fast and everything works: Albums, Wifi, Market, SMS etc (except for bluetooth of course – Not yet for any Hero ROM)

    Here is a link to the download page:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O1B090HJ – you are welcome!
    And here is a video of someone upgrading to this new ROM:
    http://www.youtube.com/gameofwar77#play/all/uploads-all/0/4SmVz83Iziw

    I am about to flash this myself but I wanted to share with you guys first. Remember to wipe your ext3 partition to avoid bootloops. Here is how:

    After placing the update file on your card, Boot into recovery, wipe, go to the console and enter the following:

    # mount -o rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system/sd
    # cd /system/sd
    # rm -rf /system/sd/*
    # reboot recovery

    Once back in recovery, fix the ext3 partition and flash!
    Good luck!

  103. Congrats to everyone that has successfully got the ROM up and running.

    For those inquiring, the Move Cache app is working for me and my phone has not slowed down once since installed. However Even after I clear the cache on the phone and mount my sd card the cache folder is still about 12 Megs big. It does not bother me since I still have about 6.5 Gigs of Fat32 storage space left on the card. That is 12 gigs of cache that is not on my phones internal memory and I refuse to delete the cache since it actually helps me browse faster.

  104. @Garrick2007 When i drag the file onto my g1 and rename it as update it says it cannot update because there is no file found when it’s a .jar file

  105. NEWEST HERO ROM UPDATE:

    OK, I successfully did the upgrade- It is soooo fast and extremeeeely smooth! There were however 2 issues:

    When you watch youtube and hit menu it’ll FC.
    Also, flash does not seem to work. When I went to http://www.htc.com, as the flash starts to load, the browser closes and it goes back o the home screen.
    Every thing else works!

    Good news is there is an updated version of this ROM that is said to address both issues. It is called DrizzyJAC NewVision v3r2. It is also said to be running as fast as v3 which is an amazing speed!. The only difference is no more FC. Here is the link:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?eay3z5nymye

    I will flash this right away and come back with updates.
    BTW, in my last post where I said “Once back in recovery, fix the ext3 partition and flash!”, fix the ext3 partition means to use the Alt+F command in recovery to repair the ext file system.
    Have fun!

  106. Ricky and Garrck2007,

    I personally had a better experience with the Newvison v2.8 ROM by Drizzy. There are also many people in the xda forums that prefers it. However like David said, different people have unique experiences with different ROMs. Plus there are newer ROMs being cooked as we speak, something even better will soon be available.

    Also, I will strongly recommend to use ONLY 3 screens. I noticed a BIG BIG difference when I emptied the remaining home screens. (Just like the real Hero, I have the Flip Clock/Weather widget, Mail, Msg, Browser and Calender shortcut on the main screen. I have the big Weather widget (I so love it) on the left screens and to the right I have the People, Wifi and GPS widgets, my Album and Music shortcut and a round analog clock.

    I know its tempting to have widgets on every screen but honestly, with all I listed in just 3 screens, you really don’t need more. The performance difference is well worth it. Also, remember that with the Drizzy ROM, you are NOT supposed to overclock.

  107. i need help..!! when im partitioning my sd card i enter
    parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
    it works great but when i enter the rest and press enter on the end of each line it gives me the same error

    rm 1
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 2
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 3420
    mkpartfs primary ext2 3420 3932
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 3932-3964
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    upgrade_fs

    after i press enter on the end of each line it gives me a error dat says
    no implementation: partition 1 isnt aligned to cylinder boundaries. this is still unsupported

    wat should i do plz some one help..!!

  108. OK, FINAL UPDATE:

    I am now running the DrizzyJAC NewVision v3r2 and am happy to report that the two main issues I had with the v3.0 (see my previous post) has been resolved in v3r2 and it is so fast, I feel like giving it a speeding ticket. lol

    HERO IS OFFCIALLY READY FOR EVERY DAY USE ON THE G1!

    Also, there is a paid app in the market that drastically increases the phones volume. Its called “Louder Volume Hack”. Now I feel like my G1 is yelling at me. lol

    I am so excited and I am sure you will too after experiencing this ROM. Enjoy it guys. Good luck

  109. WOw cool so we should load this just like any other rom? or do we have to do the hole procedure over like flashing, portioning , spl and rom or just some of it? Dang i hate starting over fresh lol

  110. and drake you did you put the file extension o the end? .zip Im ona mac so wen i did it assked do i want to turn it into a zip file

  111. Garrick2007
    Simply load like other roms. Rename zip file as update and put in root of sd card, go to recovery, wipe, go to console to wipe your ext partition using instructions in my previous post, once back in recovery, repair ext file system, flash rom and you are all set. Remember to use the 3r2 rom . Good luck

  112. Unlocker says …

    11. Plug in the G1, open the SD card on the computer, and delete the update.zip file (used to be the Radio file), and rename the SPL file to update.zip this time.

    If you don’t add .zip it wont know what to do with the file. The rom was already a .zip file so you didnt need to do it to that one but since its .jar it must be changed to .zip. Thats how i look at it.

  113. Ya i just tried it and it doesn’t work it has to be an original .zip file for it to work. Is there another download link that anyone has that isn’t a .jar file ?

  114. Folks who have SU problems, you can bypass that with telnet app you installed, yank the su command and flush recovery commands in. It works!

  115. Ok so the new rom is on and loaded, working great so far, flash does work as well, interfaced chaged a little bit, i wont be able to see a performance difference until i get everything running how it was so ill post later on.

    Drake, Sorry i haven’t came across a original .zip file

  116. Simply load like other roms. Rename zip file as update and put in root of sd card, go to recovery, wipe, go to console to wipe your ext partition using instructions in my previous post, once back in recovery, repair ext file system, flash rom and you are all set. Remember to use the 3r2 rom . Good luck

    Clemshady,
    I did that, hwo do i wipe the ext partition? I accidently wiped all three. Cuz i did rm 1, rm2 , rm3 did i just need to put rm 2? and Also how do i get the ROM on my sd card, my computer is not readin my sd. it keeps asking me to format it.

    Yesterday i unnderstood it, today im stuck again.

  117. I wiped the hole thing 1 2 and 3, you might have to go over it all over again for the comp to read it, sounds like you might have made the hole card a ex2 maybe. But i ran into a problem just now, alll my apps are going on my 80mb of internal memory. What happened ? when i printed it said i had 6xxxmb fo fat32 and 5xxmb of ext2 .

  118. When i download Drizzy’s file it comes up on my computer as a .jar file what should i do so i am able to use it on my g1 ?

  119. Garrck2007

    Nope i followed this guide and clemshady’s advices. Everything was working, i went into hero. Im trying to get this one, the Fast DEMON one.

    What im told is your pc cant read the Adapetr because it has linux. And the only way i get to that is through my g1’s usb.

    Im flashing the new v3 rom now

  120. From my understanding the linux partition is for extra ram basically, i dont think you can access it, same for ext2, these are partitions that computers cant read and i never seen show up on my comp, thru adapter or G1 USB i could be wrong though im learning too.

  121. this looks like a lot of work ta maybe mess up my 16 gig sd card… i’ll just go ta church instead, cuz i’m scared… lol

  122. Yes thats fine just make sure you have upgraded to the right radio version 1st and change that .jar file to update.zip, the G1 knows what to do with it..

  123. Clemshady….. Yea ive actually only had about 3 widgets before but now i have only 1, just the clock lol, and i have 1 page full of apps and oh and the google seach widget, then the page to the left has a bout 3 apps on there and thats it, it just loads everytime i go back to the home screen, its like a 25sec load time, question…. do you also have around 80mbs freen of phone space?

  124. so are the steps like so?
    step1) parted /dev/block/mmcblk0

    step2)rm 1
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    step3)rm 2
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    step4)rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error

    step5)mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200
    step6)mkpartfs primary ext2 7200 7700
    step7)mkpartfs primary linux-swap 7700 7732
    step8)print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    step9)upgrade_fs

    ???? can u please update the instructions for partitioning this way :S i dont know if i have to type rm1 and enter, rm2 and enter rm3 and enter and then mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200 enter? im a noob sorry.

  125. @Claudio

    Yes you are correct. Get it starting. Hero is awesome!

    BTW for future refrences, when ever someone lists a long list like that, that means step one..this this this..when they go to the next line, it means “enter”.

    😉

  126. To Garrick2007 and everyone who is currently running a Hero ROM:

    The ROMs on this page although faster than previous ROMs (because it is based on a newer Hero build) were not optimized. However, the OPTIMIZED VERSION has now been released and it is a collaboration by both Drizzy and Jac.

    It is called DrizzyJAC NewVision v3 which is also nicknamed SPEED DEMON for obvious reason lol. Report from forum members are indicating that it is extremely fast and everything works: Albums, Wifi, Market, SMS etc (except for bluetooth of course – Not yet for any Hero ROM)

    Here is a link to the download page:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=O1B090HJ – you are welcome!
    And here is a video of someone upgrading to this new ROM:
    http://www.youtube.com/gameofwar77#play/all/uploads-all/0/4SmVz83Iziw

    I am about to flash this myself but I wanted to share with you guys first. Remember to wipe your ext3 partition to avoid bootloops. Here is how:

    After placing the update file on your card, Boot into recovery, wipe, go to the console and enter the following:

    # mount -o rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system/sd
    # cd /system/sd
    # rm -rf /system/sd/*
    # reboot recovery

    Once back in recovery, fix the ext3 partition and flash!
    Good luck!

  127. @Garrick2007 When i drag the file onto my g1 and rename it as update it says it cannot update because there is no file found when it’s a .jar file

  128. NEWEST HERO ROM UPDATE:

    OK, I successfully did the upgrade- It is soooo fast and extremeeeely smooth! There were however 2 issues:

    When you watch youtube and hit menu it’ll FC.
    Also, flash does not seem to work. When I went to http://www.htc.com, as the flash starts to load, the browser closes and it goes back o the home screen.
    Every thing else works!

    Good news is there is an updated version of this ROM that is said to address both issues. It is called DrizzyJAC NewVision v3r2. It is also said to be running as fast as v3 which is an amazing speed!. The only difference is no more FC. Here is the link:
    http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?eay3z5nymye

    I will flash this right away and come back with updates.
    BTW, in my last post where I said “Once back in recovery, fix the ext3 partition and flash!”, fix the ext3 partition means to use the Alt+F command in recovery to repair the ext file system.
    Have fun!

  129. i need help..!! when im partitioning my sd card i enter
    parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
    it works great but when i enter the rest and press enter on the end of each line it gives me the same error

    rm 1
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 2
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 3420
    mkpartfs primary ext2 3420 3932
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 3932-3964
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    upgrade_fs

    after i press enter on the end of each line it gives me a error dat says
    no implementation: partition 1 isnt aligned to cylinder boundaries. this is still unsupported

    wat should i do plz some one help..!!

  130. OK, FINAL UPDATE:

    I am now running the DrizzyJAC NewVision v3r2 and am happy to report that the two main issues I had with the v3.0 (see my previous post) has been resolved in v3r2 and it is so fast, I feel like giving it a speeding ticket. lol

    HERO IS OFFCIALLY READY FOR EVERY DAY USE ON THE G1!

    Also, there is a paid app in the market that drastically increases the phones volume. Its called “Louder Volume Hack”. Now I feel like my G1 is yelling at me. lol

    I am so excited and I am sure you will too after experiencing this ROM. Enjoy it guys. Good luck

  131. WOw cool so we should load this just like any other rom? or do we have to do the hole procedure over like flashing, portioning , spl and rom or just some of it? Dang i hate starting over fresh lol

  132. *** If you have Hero running with all 3 partitions, Here is how you wipe ONLY THE EXT3 Partition:

    After placing the update file on your card, Boot into recovery, wipe, go to the console and enter the following:

    # mount -o rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system/sd
    # cd /system/sd
    # rm -rf /system/sd/*
    # reboot recovery

    Once back in recovery, click repair ext file system, Install the update, and reboot and you are all set.

  133. and drake you did you put the file extension o the end? .zip Im ona mac so wen i did it assked do i want to turn it into a zip file

  134. Garrick2007
    Simply load like other roms. Rename zip file as update and put in root of sd card, go to recovery, wipe, go to console to wipe your ext partition using instructions in my previous post, once back in recovery, repair ext file system, flash rom and you are all set. Remember to use the 3r2 rom . Good luck

  135. Unlocker says …

    11. Plug in the G1, open the SD card on the computer, and delete the update.zip file (used to be the Radio file), and rename the SPL file to update.zip this time.

    If you don’t add .zip it wont know what to do with the file. The rom was already a .zip file so you didnt need to do it to that one but since its .jar it must be changed to .zip. Thats how i look at it.

  136. Ya i just tried it and it doesn’t work it has to be an original .zip file for it to work. Is there another download link that anyone has that isn’t a .jar file ?

  137. Folks who have SU problems, you can bypass that with telnet app you installed, yank the su command and flush recovery commands in. It works!

  138. Ok so the new rom is on and loaded, working great so far, flash does work as well, interfaced chaged a little bit, i wont be able to see a performance difference until i get everything running how it was so ill post later on.

    Drake, Sorry i haven’t came across a original .zip file

  139. Garrck

    Oh i see, you might be write bro. Im learning as well.

    Clemshady,

    Do you have any tips on how to get my adapter to work? I have all three partitions and my pc keeps asking me to format. WHy? And how are other people’s pcs reading them. I tried three different adapters and two different computers.

  140. Simply load like other roms. Rename zip file as update and put in root of sd card, go to recovery, wipe, go to console to wipe your ext partition using instructions in my previous post, once back in recovery, repair ext file system, flash rom and you are all set. Remember to use the 3r2 rom . Good luck

    Clemshady,
    I did that, hwo do i wipe the ext partition? I accidently wiped all three. Cuz i did rm 1, rm2 , rm3 did i just need to put rm 2? and Also how do i get the ROM on my sd card, my computer is not readin my sd. it keeps asking me to format it.

    Yesterday i unnderstood it, today im stuck again.

  141. Gil, the average for me with all the Hero roms I’ve tested is about 70. Sometimes I get a little more, sometimes a little less (Anywhere between 65 and 80 should be fine.

  142. thanks… so let me ask u everyone say the app that u install they go to the sdcard… way is that available space gets less when i install a app???

  143. I wiped the hole thing 1 2 and 3, you might have to go over it all over again for the comp to read it, sounds like you might have made the hole card a ex2 maybe. But i ran into a problem just now, alll my apps are going on my 80mb of internal memory. What happened ? when i printed it said i had 6xxxmb fo fat32 and 5xxmb of ext2 .

  144. Garrck2007

    Nope i followed this guide and clemshady’s advices. Everything was working, i went into hero. Im trying to get this one, the Fast DEMON one.

    What im told is your pc cant read the Adapetr because it has linux. And the only way i get to that is through my g1’s usb.

    Im flashing the new v3 rom now

  145. From my understanding the linux partition is for extra ram basically, i dont think you can access it, same for ext2, these are partitions that computers cant read and i never seen show up on my comp, thru adapter or G1 USB i could be wrong though im learning too.

  146. this looks like a lot of work ta maybe mess up my 16 gig sd card… i’ll just go ta church instead, cuz i’m scared… lol

  147. Im having the same problem this same problem this time around, before it was going to the sd card now it isnt, ive rebooted and everything.

  148. This rom definately installs the apps on your sd. You can use an app like Root Explorer to view the content of the ext3 partition on your phone.

    Remember folks, the internal memory houses your cache as well. You NEED to MOVE some of your cache to the sd card. if you look above, I gave some details regarding how to do this a few post back on this thread.

    There are some cache that you just have to manually monitor. Here is a scenario, I have about 100 pictures and 90 videos on my G1 and at some point my Album application had 10 Mb of cache! – No kidding! My internal storage went from 72 to 62 until I deleted the cache.

    Also, remember to reboot after all your installs are completed so the apps can be moved to the sd card if it was not done automatically.

  149. Gil and Garrck2007

    Question 1: What was the size of your internal phone storage after initial install?

    Question 2: How many apps have you installed that did not come with the rom?

    I currently have 40 add’l apps installed on my G1 and my internal phone storage is at 72

  150. *** If you have Hero running with all 3 partitions, Here is how you wipe ONLY THE EXT3 Partition:

    After placing the update file on your card, Boot into recovery, wipe, go to the console and enter the following:

    # mount -o rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system/sd
    # cd /system/sd
    # rm -rf /system/sd/*
    # reboot recovery

    Once back in recovery, click repair ext file system, Install the update, and reboot and you are all set.

  151. After the I partition my sd card, and install an app I should be able to see it on my sd card when i connect to my pc. Right?

  152. Garrck

    Oh i see, you might be write bro. Im learning as well.

    Clemshady,

    Do you have any tips on how to get my adapter to work? I have all three partitions and my pc keeps asking me to format. WHy? And how are other people’s pcs reading them. I tried three different adapters and two different computers.

  153. Gil, the average for me with all the Hero roms I’ve tested is about 70. Sometimes I get a little more, sometimes a little less (Anywhere between 65 and 80 should be fine.

  154. thanks… so let me ask u everyone say the app that u install they go to the sdcard… way is that available space gets less when i install a app???

  155. Im having the same problem this same problem this time around, before it was going to the sd card now it isnt, ive rebooted and everything.

  156. This rom definately installs the apps on your sd. You can use an app like Root Explorer to view the content of the ext3 partition on your phone.

    Remember folks, the internal memory houses your cache as well. You NEED to MOVE some of your cache to the sd card. if you look above, I gave some details regarding how to do this a few post back on this thread.

    There are some cache that you just have to manually monitor. Here is a scenario, I have about 100 pictures and 90 videos on my G1 and at some point my Album application had 10 Mb of cache! – No kidding! My internal storage went from 72 to 62 until I deleted the cache.

    Also, remember to reboot after all your installs are completed so the apps can be moved to the sd card if it was not done automatically.

  157. Gil and Garrck2007

    Question 1: What was the size of your internal phone storage after initial install?

    Question 2: How many apps have you installed that did not come with the rom?

    I currently have 40 add’l apps installed on my G1 and my internal phone storage is at 72

  158. Nipoco,
    You will not see the app itself (not the .apk file) because it is automatically installed in the ext3 partition of your sd card which you can not access via a non linux based pc. You may however see a folder with the name of the app where any related data is stored

  159. Gil,

    I am sure your apps are installed in the sd card. It is unlikely that 9 apps adds up only to 3 Megs. Go ahead and install all the apps you need and let me know how much space you end up with. Remember that some apps uses data that stays in your phone’s memory so it is normal that the size may go down a bit. As long as you dont get a low memory warning and your G1 does no drastically slow down, you should be fine.
    BTW, are you using the Move Cache app?

  160. I moved all my cache to sd like clemshday said and i’ve downloaded aps, my int memory is still 77-79mb.

    Clemshady,

    You had a problem with cache when you where in your photo album, i was wondering, how can you delete the cache in applications? The only cache i know you can delete is the internet. How do you delete other caches from other apps? Remember im new to this.

  161. After the I partition my sd card, and install an app I should be able to see it on my sd card when i connect to my pc. Right?

  162. clemshady

    im with 12 app now and 74MB internal phone storage.. i justed install the move cache app, but im not sure how it works but i opened the app and click 1 by 1 send cache to sd!!!

  163. i opened the move cache app and put move your market cache in Int. memory is there a problem if i leave it like that??? after i did that my market is working again!!!

  164. Gil, No problem i guess. But i think when your in the market now, your phone will be loading with the int memory’s ram, thus puttin more pressure on the phone and slowing it down. I have been messing with my phone alot so im learning. Besides these roms arent the offical Hero rom. Maybe XDA DEV will make an official hero rom that runs more smothlly. When im texting alot and receiving texts, the Hero ROM seems to slow down. Maybe Clemshady or David might know how to avoid that. If theres a way i can get my hero running fast like you guys,

  165. Clemshady, every time i install a app i lose a Mb or so depending on how big the app is, i had 71mb out of 89 and i installed K-9 Mail app and it went to 70mbs. external storage is currently 6,853mb out of 5.749mb. I wasnt watching the external memory the 1st time but i was when i installed a game witch was 3mbs and ahome witch is 1mb and nothing changed at all, i rebooted my phone and nutting still.

    When i started i had i think 79mbs available. Before the resent flash i had 80mb the hole time with all my apps on there and i am using the cache mover. I am going to get root explorer and see what’s in that partition, be back.

  166. Ok so and to answer the other question i have 17 apps installed, only 1 Game.

    So i got root explorer and i cant seem to find the ext3 partition folder, what would it be named? only thing i see is extmov, and its empty. also the cache on my phone’s folder is empty and the cache on my sd card has all the cache to sd stuff on their so thats working witch means that something else is taking up the internal storage. Is their a possibility i didn’t make a ex3 partition on accident even though when i command printed there was 3 different partitions. Thanks for the help so far.

  167. can you help me out i think i soft bricked my phone because i went to the hero rom and it worked perfectly but it only worked with the sd card i used so that was wack and then i did a nandroid restore on my g1 to go back to jf cupcake and it loads up and gos to fast boot but i cant go to recovery mode and i need to go there to update my g1 it gets stuck on the g1 screen when i try to go to recovery help

  168. nevermind i found out myself its that i had the cyanogenmod v1.4 and i had to do that thing again in the terminal lol so if you do that nandroid just redo the steps to get to that recovery lmao so yea i was kinda getting mad trying to get to recovery but i figured it out…

  169. Nipoco,
    You will not see the app itself (not the .apk file) because it is automatically installed in the ext3 partition of your sd card which you can not access via a non linux based pc. You may however see a folder with the name of the app where any related data is stored

  170. Gil,

    I am sure your apps are installed in the sd card. It is unlikely that 9 apps adds up only to 3 Megs. Go ahead and install all the apps you need and let me know how much space you end up with. Remember that some apps uses data that stays in your phone’s memory so it is normal that the size may go down a bit. As long as you dont get a low memory warning and your G1 does no drastically slow down, you should be fine.
    BTW, are you using the Move Cache app?

  171. Garrck2007,

    Your external storage will NOT change if you install an app. That is the fat32 folder and your apps does not go there. That is meant for pics, music, videos, etc.

    If you open Root explorer, click on system and then sd. That is your ext3 partition. Notice the top says /dev/block/mmcblk0p2. looks familiar? You will see 3 folders, App(The ones you install), App-private(well, private apps) and App_s(the apps that came with the phone).

    Again, “Remember that some apps uses data that stays in your phone’s memory so it is normal that the size may go down a bit. As long as you don’t get a low memory warning and your G1 does no drastically slow down, you should be fine.” Anything between 60 and 80 is a O.K

  172. I moved all my cache to sd like clemshday said and i’ve downloaded aps, my int memory is still 77-79mb.

    Clemshady,

    You had a problem with cache when you where in your photo album, i was wondering, how can you delete the cache in applications? The only cache i know you can delete is the internet. How do you delete other caches from other apps? Remember im new to this.

  173. Gil,

    There is no problem leaving the Market cache in Int. memory. It is weird that your Market app did not work with the cache moved in the sd card. That is not a big deal anyway, just make sure from time to time, you go to Settings, Applications, click on the Market app and Clear Cache. You can do it for any other app there as well.

  174. Wade,

    You can delete the cache of ANY app by going to Settings and then Applications. If you select any app listed there, if it has left cache on your phone, there will be a click-able “Clear Cache” button. That is how I deleted the 10 megs of cache stored by my Album app.

    Regarding the text/slow downs, I have not experience any issues but I really am not a heavy text message user. I will recommend to try a diff text message app (I hear Chomp SMS is pretty good). If it makes no difference, please let me know.

    Like David always say, we got to remember that the real Hero designed to run this rom has approximately 100 more RAM(memory) then our G1. somethings might not be avoidable but am sure if there is a fix, the awesome G1 developers will find it.

  175. clemshady

    im with 12 app now and 74MB internal phone storage.. i justed install the move cache app, but im not sure how it works but i opened the app and click 1 by 1 send cache to sd!!!

  176. Haha i feel dumb abot the external memory thing, thats a big duh. But yep all my apps are in that folder called app. Weird its eating more memory but i guess 10mb more wont have it going any faster. This new ROM really is quicker though im getting very few HTC loading logos when i go back to the home screen witch is good, thanks again for the help again.

  177. i opened the move cache app and put move your market cache in Int. memory is there a problem if i leave it like that??? after i did that my market is working again!!!

  178. Clemshady,

    Thanks dude. About the text issue, ChompSMS is actuallly the same. But i noticed when i cleared my cache, the speed got back 😉

  179. Gil, No problem i guess. But i think when your in the market now, your phone will be loading with the int memory’s ram, thus puttin more pressure on the phone and slowing it down. I have been messing with my phone alot so im learning. Besides these roms arent the offical Hero rom. Maybe XDA DEV will make an official hero rom that runs more smothlly. When im texting alot and receiving texts, the Hero ROM seems to slow down. Maybe Clemshady or David might know how to avoid that. If theres a way i can get my hero running fast like you guys,

  180. Great to hear guys. I Am glad its working. Looks like we did it! Thanks to David for providing us this forum.

  181. hi everytime i put in mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200
    it keep giving me sh: mkpartfs: not found

    im i doing something wrong

  182. Hey wade and everyone else, is it just me or are you guys noticing that not all the txts msgs are coming thur, i uninstalled chompsms and dg alet thinking maybe it had something to do with it but im still not receiving a lot of my txtes. I have a lot of people mad at me lol. Thats my only other problem. Its started since if loaded hero for the 1st time. All my txts go thru but random ones dont get received

  183. Clemshady, every time i install a app i lose a Mb or so depending on how big the app is, i had 71mb out of 89 and i installed K-9 Mail app and it went to 70mbs. external storage is currently 6,853mb out of 5.749mb. I wasnt watching the external memory the 1st time but i was when i installed a game witch was 3mbs and ahome witch is 1mb and nothing changed at all, i rebooted my phone and nutting still.

    When i started i had i think 79mbs available. Before the resent flash i had 80mb the hole time with all my apps on there and i am using the cache mover. I am going to get root explorer and see what’s in that partition, be back.

  184. Ok so and to answer the other question i have 17 apps installed, only 1 Game.

    So i got root explorer and i cant seem to find the ext3 partition folder, what would it be named? only thing i see is extmov, and its empty. also the cache on my phone’s folder is empty and the cache on my sd card has all the cache to sd stuff on their so thats working witch means that something else is taking up the internal storage. Is their a possibility i didn’t make a ex3 partition on accident even though when i command printed there was 3 different partitions. Thanks for the help so far.

  185. Garrck2007,

    Here is what I found out about not receiving all your text messages:

    If you notice on your G1 status bar, instead of “3G” it has an “H” which refers to HSDPA networks (A 3.5G/4G network used in Europe. Remember this rom is based on the new Hero beta recently released in the UK). Now because here in the US, we only have 3G (not 3.5G/4G), HSDPA is picking up some of our 3G network and not all. Hence you most likely get only 70/80% of text messages.

    Here is what I propose you try:

    Go to Settings, Wireless Controls, Mobile Network Settings and put a check on Use Only 2G. The “H” should change to a “E” (Edge network). Doing this should allow you to recieve all sms and mms in the US.

    Edge may not be as fast as 3G when you browse but you can always use wifi and it does help you save on battery. BTW 3G is not always available everywhere anyway. The HSDPA network is not in the states as of yet but soon to come.

    I hope this help. Please keep me updated.

  186. *** If you still have TEXT MESSAGE issues after my previous advise regarding 2G network (see above), here is a different school of thought:

    Someone with similar issues checked the phone’s log while actually sending messages to himself and here is his findings:

    “EVERY message got through to the phone. I could see in the log where the sms was received and passed onto the com.android.mms process. It was almost instant from the time the message was sent, as expected.

    From there I could actually watch as the com.android.mms process DIED, along with a “NO MEMORY” message. It is absolutely a memory problem, simple as that.”

    In order words, if the phone is attempting to receive a text message while too many processes are running, you could temporarily run out of memory and the system would kill off the mms process in an attempt to free up memory, which would cost you the incoming message.

    Possible solution?

    Keep your phone memory happy. Free up cache and avoid leaving a memory-hog app running in the background. (Ex: Don’t leave the large weather widget on the home screen. etc)

  187. can you help me out i think i soft bricked my phone because i went to the hero rom and it worked perfectly but it only worked with the sd card i used so that was wack and then i did a nandroid restore on my g1 to go back to jf cupcake and it loads up and gos to fast boot but i cant go to recovery mode and i need to go there to update my g1 it gets stuck on the g1 screen when i try to go to recovery help

  188. nevermind i found out myself its that i had the cyanogenmod v1.4 and i had to do that thing again in the terminal lol so if you do that nandroid just redo the steps to get to that recovery lmao so yea i was kinda getting mad trying to get to recovery but i figured it out…

  189. Garrck2007,

    Your external storage will NOT change if you install an app. That is the fat32 folder and your apps does not go there. That is meant for pics, music, videos, etc.

    If you open Root explorer, click on system and then sd. That is your ext3 partition. Notice the top says /dev/block/mmcblk0p2. looks familiar? You will see 3 folders, App(The ones you install), App-private(well, private apps) and App_s(the apps that came with the phone).

    Again, “Remember that some apps uses data that stays in your phone’s memory so it is normal that the size may go down a bit. As long as you don’t get a low memory warning and your G1 does no drastically slow down, you should be fine.” Anything between 60 and 80 is a O.K

  190. Gil,

    There is no problem leaving the Market cache in Int. memory. It is weird that your Market app did not work with the cache moved in the sd card. That is not a big deal anyway, just make sure from time to time, you go to Settings, Applications, click on the Market app and Clear Cache. You can do it for any other app there as well.

  191. Wade,

    You can delete the cache of ANY app by going to Settings and then Applications. If you select any app listed there, if it has left cache on your phone, there will be a click-able “Clear Cache” button. That is how I deleted the 10 megs of cache stored by my Album app.

    Regarding the text/slow downs, I have not experience any issues but I really am not a heavy text message user. I will recommend to try a diff text message app (I hear Chomp SMS is pretty good). If it makes no difference, please let me know.

    Like David always say, we got to remember that the real Hero designed to run this rom has approximately 100 more RAM(memory) then our G1. somethings might not be avoidable but am sure if there is a fix, the awesome G1 developers will find it.

  192. Haha i feel dumb abot the external memory thing, thats a big duh. But yep all my apps are in that folder called app. Weird its eating more memory but i guess 10mb more wont have it going any faster. This new ROM really is quicker though im getting very few HTC loading logos when i go back to the home screen witch is good, thanks again for the help again.

  193. Clemshady,

    Thanks dude. About the text issue, ChompSMS is actuallly the same. But i noticed when i cleared my cache, the speed got back 😉

  194. hi everytime i put in mkpartfs primary fat32 0 7200
    it keep giving me sh: mkpartfs: not found

    im i doing something wrong

  195. Hey wade and everyone else, is it just me or are you guys noticing that not all the txts msgs are coming thur, i uninstalled chompsms and dg alet thinking maybe it had something to do with it but im still not receiving a lot of my txtes. I have a lot of people mad at me lol. Thats my only other problem. Its started since if loaded hero for the 1st time. All my txts go thru but random ones dont get received

  196. Garrck2007,

    Here is what I found out about not receiving all your text messages:

    If you notice on your G1 status bar, instead of “3G” it has an “H” which refers to HSDPA networks (A 3.5G/4G network used in Europe. Remember this rom is based on the new Hero beta recently released in the UK). Now because here in the US, we only have 3G (not 3.5G/4G), HSDPA is picking up some of our 3G network and not all. Hence you most likely get only 70/80% of text messages.

    Here is what I propose you try:

    Go to Settings, Wireless Controls, Mobile Network Settings and put a check on Use Only 2G. The “H” should change to a “E” (Edge network). Doing this should allow you to recieve all sms and mms in the US.

    Edge may not be as fast as 3G when you browse but you can always use wifi and it does help you save on battery. BTW 3G is not always available everywhere anyway. The HSDPA network is not in the states as of yet but soon to come.

    I hope this help. Please keep me updated.

  197. *** If you still have TEXT MESSAGE issues after my previous advise regarding 2G network (see above), here is a different school of thought:

    Someone with similar issues checked the phone’s log while actually sending messages to himself and here is his findings:

    “EVERY message got through to the phone. I could see in the log where the sms was received and passed onto the com.android.mms process. It was almost instant from the time the message was sent, as expected.

    From there I could actually watch as the com.android.mms process DIED, along with a “NO MEMORY” message. It is absolutely a memory problem, simple as that.”

    In order words, if the phone is attempting to receive a text message while too many processes are running, you could temporarily run out of memory and the system would kill off the mms process in an attempt to free up memory, which would cost you the incoming message.

    Possible solution?

    Keep your phone memory happy. Free up cache and avoid leaving a memory-hog app running in the background. (Ex: Don’t leave the large weather widget on the home screen. etc)

  198. i had my phone rooted with the jf 1.5 cupcake. and i used the spl update you have on the instructions, was that the same spl. because now i cant get pass the g1 screen. what to do?

  199. Thank again Clemshady thats probably was the problem, i thought the H was just a HTC styling they where where doing had no idea it was using a different network, thanks.

  200. Does anyone else have the same problem when you press down your camera button on the side of the device it doesn’t bring up the camera app ? Leave a reply to me if you have the same problem. Thanks

    1. Hello Kiki,

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  201. I guess i spoke to soon , i got about 1 msg that came thru the notification bar and the sms program but after that 1st sms from that person i started to only get them thru the notification bar, its bearable because i can read it if its highlighted in there for the time being and it will act as a ticker. When i txt my self they do come thru fine though. Currently i have 23mb of ram available, im going to take weather widget off reboot and see what happneds.

  202. Dear Unlockr,

    I sucessfully rooted my g1 and I now have Jachero 2.7.4 on my system. Whenever I try to switch to Drizzy’s Rom I put it on my sd card, rename it as update and put it on my phone by putting it into recovery mode and wiping the phone then I install the update and it says it was successful. So then when my phone reboots it either loops at the htc screen or Hero screen. What should i do ?

  203. Garrick2007

    23mb of ram is quite low. You mentioned you had 79 when you started. How much apps have you installed? Are your cache cleared?

  204. hey david i was wonderin when i was on the last line

    For an 2GB Card type the following (hit enter at the end of each line):

    parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
    *The last character in the above line is a ZERO…

    rm 1
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 2
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 1200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 1200 1700
    “mkpartfs primary linux-swap 1700-1732”
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    upgrade_fs

    wen i was done with the one that was quotted i pressed enter.then i entered print and it said invalid key.i entered again and it only showed the fat 32 and ext2 it didnt show the third one what am i doing wrong?

  205. i had my phone rooted with the jf 1.5 cupcake. and i used the spl update you have on the instructions, was that the same spl. because now i cant get pass the g1 screen. what to do?

  206. Hey unlockr.com please help me somebody?!

    For an 2GB Card type the following (hit enter at the end of each line):

    parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
    *The last character in the above line is a ZERO…

    rm 1
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 2
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 1200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 1200 1700
    “mkpartfs primary linux-swap 1700-1732″
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    upgrade_fs

    wen i was done with the one that was quotted i pressed enter.then i entered print and it said invalid key.i entered again and it only showed the fat 32 and ext2 it didnt show the third one what am i doing wrong?

  207. Clemshady, well im thinking the 25mb is indicating how much RAM is available not internal phone storage i deleted a couple apps i didnt need and so i have around 72 now the lowest its been was 70. Is 25mb of RAM (random access memory) considered low? It does sound pretty low though, but thats what i have right after a reboot, im using advance task manager witch tells me that, it now says “free MEM 20mb” it must be talking about ram because under internal storage it says 70mb. I dont know how i could free up RAM if none of my apps are already open on startup, sounds fishy….

  208. Thank again Clemshady thats probably was the problem, i thought the H was just a HTC styling they where where doing had no idea it was using a different network, thanks.

  209. Garrack2007,

    What Clemshady said is exactly what i was going to tell you. Hes right about the “H”. I noticed when i was on the 2G, i recieved all texts and let me tell it, it wasnt laggy. When i went back to “H”, i started losing sms. I noticed under settings, apps, manage apps, on the anrdoid.mms or w.e it is, i had about 5mb of cache running. After i deleted it, it started running quick. I have about 83mb of int memory while running Hero, thanks to Clemshady who told me how to delete caches. Plus, i herd from XDA DEVs, a new hero rom which is faster is on the works from Drizzy and Jac.

    Heres another thing, some people are running over 32mb of linux swap, i heard it is bad and can break your phone. I wouldnt recommend it because i am not very expereinced. But you guys can llook into it, supposedly hero runs faster with more linux_swap

    Thanks everyone, Thanks Clemshday

  210. Does anyone else have the same problem when you press down your camera button on the side of the device it doesn’t bring up the camera app ? Leave a reply to me if you have the same problem. Thanks

  211. hey, thanks to you guys i have alot of memory on my g1, now my question is if i install the hero rom will i be able to get those 1300mb i have on my phone? and if i can do i need to follow the same steps i did the first time? right now im running cyanogenmod-3.6.8.1, thanks and keep up the good work.

  212. I guess i spoke to soon , i got about 1 msg that came thru the notification bar and the sms program but after that 1st sms from that person i started to only get them thru the notification bar, its bearable because i can read it if its highlighted in there for the time being and it will act as a ticker. When i txt my self they do come thru fine though. Currently i have 23mb of ram available, im going to take weather widget off reboot and see what happneds.

  213. Dear Unlockr,

    I sucessfully rooted my g1 and I now have Jachero 2.7.4 on my system. Whenever I try to switch to Drizzy’s Rom I put it on my sd card, rename it as update and put it on my phone by putting it into recovery mode and wiping the phone then I install the update and it says it was successful. So then when my phone reboots it either loops at the htc screen or Hero screen. What should i do ?

  214. Garrick2007

    23mb of ram is quite low. You mentioned you had 79 when you started. How much apps have you installed? Are your cache cleared?

  215. hey david i was wonderin when i was on the last line

    For an 2GB Card type the following (hit enter at the end of each line):

    parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
    *The last character in the above line is a ZERO…

    rm 1
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 2
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 1200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 1200 1700
    “mkpartfs primary linux-swap 1700-1732”
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    upgrade_fs

    wen i was done with the one that was quotted i pressed enter.then i entered print and it said invalid key.i entered again and it only showed the fat 32 and ext2 it didnt show the third one what am i doing wrong?

  216. Hey unlockr.com please help me somebody?!

    For an 2GB Card type the following (hit enter at the end of each line):

    parted /dev/block/mmcblk0
    *The last character in the above line is a ZERO…

    rm 1
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 2
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error
    rm 3
    *Don’t worry if this gives an error

    mkpartfs primary fat32 0 1200
    mkpartfs primary ext2 1200 1700
    “mkpartfs primary linux-swap 1700-1732″
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit

    upgrade_fs

    wen i was done with the one that was quotted i pressed enter.then i entered print and it said invalid key.i entered again and it only showed the fat 32 and ext2 it didnt show the third one what am i doing wrong?

  217. Clemshady, well im thinking the 25mb is indicating how much RAM is available not internal phone storage i deleted a couple apps i didnt need and so i have around 72 now the lowest its been was 70. Is 25mb of RAM (random access memory) considered low? It does sound pretty low though, but thats what i have right after a reboot, im using advance task manager witch tells me that, it now says “free MEM 20mb” it must be talking about ram because under internal storage it says 70mb. I dont know how i could free up RAM if none of my apps are already open on startup, sounds fishy….

  218. Garrack2007,

    What Clemshady said is exactly what i was going to tell you. Hes right about the “H”. I noticed when i was on the 2G, i recieved all texts and let me tell it, it wasnt laggy. When i went back to “H”, i started losing sms. I noticed under settings, apps, manage apps, on the anrdoid.mms or w.e it is, i had about 5mb of cache running. After i deleted it, it started running quick. I have about 83mb of int memory while running Hero, thanks to Clemshady who told me how to delete caches. Plus, i herd from XDA DEVs, a new hero rom which is faster is on the works from Drizzy and Jac.

    Heres another thing, some people are running over 32mb of linux swap, i heard it is bad and can break your phone. I wouldnt recommend it because i am not very expereinced. But you guys can llook into it, supposedly hero runs faster with more linux_swap

    Thanks everyone, Thanks Clemshday

  219. hey, thanks to you guys i have alot of memory on my g1, now my question is if i install the hero rom will i be able to get those 1300mb i have on my phone? and if i can do i need to follow the same steps i did the first time? right now im running cyanogenmod-3.6.8.1, thanks and keep up the good work.

  220. Wade yes ive been running edge (2g) since yesterday and when switched i did get 2 msg that was missed about a hr before that but im still not getting all of them now, here is what my mobile setting say…
    Data roaming ( )
    Data roaming sound ( )
    Use only 2g network (x)
    network operator (T-Mobile)
    Access Point Names (T-Mobile US)….epc.tmobile.com

    For some reason i cant clear any of my cache but when i sort to size my biggest app is only 3mbs, sms is empty and most of my others are empty as well2

  221. Garrack2007,

    I know what you mean bro. When i had sms problems when i first got my G1, T Mobile told me to change my access point to another T Mobile, there should be plenty i believe. It is either access point or operator i dont quite remember. About the cache, im new to that. Like I told Clemshady, i didnt know you can delete them. My memory is going down then up, i dunno why. I was losing my sms texts as well. I still am. It can be that hero’s rom is thee cause. Because like you said on the earlier posts, these problems started happening when we load Hero. Being a tmobile employee, we recomend people gettin a new sim card, which is free. You wont believe how fast you will recieve sms texts when you pop a fresh sim card. Hope that helps.

  222. After reading this on xda http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=4238261&highlight=text#post4238261 I dont think there is a solution yet, they mention using ROM based on the one we use but it still doesn’t work, i guess ill have to suck it up and just use aim more. If anyone here’s about a fix let us know, thanks.

    And Wade, i went to t-mobile a few years back and they tryed to charge me 20 for a new 1 lol, i got a break and she charged me 5 because i was a long time user, so they are free now?

  223. Garrack2007,

    Lmao. In Illinois, We dont charge if your phone’s under warranty. I remember getting a free sim few years ago.

    Im trying to do the Louder Audio Hack, The g1’s speakers arent soo powerful lol.

  224. I just finished loading JFv1.51. Do I need to Go back to the Out of the box 1.0 or can I put this right on top.

    I Part the SD Card already and Rooted it. Sorry for dumb questions but im a MEGA n00b 🙂

  225. Wade yes ive been running edge (2g) since yesterday and when switched i did get 2 msg that was missed about a hr before that but im still not getting all of them now, here is what my mobile setting say…
    Data roaming ( )
    Data roaming sound ( )
    Use only 2g network (x)
    network operator (T-Mobile)
    Access Point Names (T-Mobile US)….epc.tmobile.com

    For some reason i cant clear any of my cache but when i sort to size my biggest app is only 3mbs, sms is empty and most of my others are empty as well2

  226. Garrack2007,

    I know what you mean bro. When i had sms problems when i first got my G1, T Mobile told me to change my access point to another T Mobile, there should be plenty i believe. It is either access point or operator i dont quite remember. About the cache, im new to that. Like I told Clemshady, i didnt know you can delete them. My memory is going down then up, i dunno why. I was losing my sms texts as well. I still am. It can be that hero’s rom is thee cause. Because like you said on the earlier posts, these problems started happening when we load Hero. Being a tmobile employee, we recomend people gettin a new sim card, which is free. You wont believe how fast you will recieve sms texts when you pop a fresh sim card. Hope that helps.

  227. After reading this on xda http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=4238261&highlight=text#post4238261 I dont think there is a solution yet, they mention using ROM based on the one we use but it still doesn’t work, i guess ill have to suck it up and just use aim more. If anyone here’s about a fix let us know, thanks.

    And Wade, i went to t-mobile a few years back and they tryed to charge me 20 for a new 1 lol, i got a break and she charged me 5 because i was a long time user, so they are free now?

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  229. Garrack2007,

    Lmao. In Illinois, We dont charge if your phone’s under warranty. I remember getting a free sim few years ago.

    Im trying to do the Louder Audio Hack, The g1’s speakers arent soo powerful lol.

  230. I just finished loading JFv1.51. Do I need to Go back to the Out of the box 1.0 or can I put this right on top.

    I Part the SD Card already and Rooted it. Sorry for dumb questions but im a MEGA n00b 🙂

  231. okay i wrestled with it and got it working but let me tell you the ROM is TRASH dont use it guys. Back to Cyanogens i go.

  232. Garrack2007

    I know what you mean now dude. I got people complaining too now that i dont recieve their texts lol. My memory is keep going down i dunno why. lol. Found this cool app called GPhone Manage, which makes you control the phones tasks. It helps a lil. But when i put a fresh new hero rom yesterday, i had 80mb of int memory with the Movce Cache App. Now i have 74mb, wth lol

  233. I sucessfully rooted my g1 and I now have Jachero 2.7.4 on my system. Whenever I try to switch to Drizzy’s Rom I put it on my sd card, rename it as update and put it on my phone by putting it into recovery mode and wiping the phone then I install the update and it says it was successful. So then when my phone reboots it either loops at the htc screen or Hero screen. What should i do ?

  234. Wade, so witch ROM did you load up yesterday?, i got a tweet from drizzy saying he just finished one and it would be up in the morning, haven’t seen it yet though, so do you think the txt msg problem is a low memory thing? i haven’t gotten any warnings yet, but i noticed if you use dgalert classic it seems to pick up much more msg then it would if you didn’t have it, i usually use that app to set a custom vibration, but now before i click the text msg in the notification bar i highlight it using the track ball and let it ticker pass and read it 1st then click it and most of the time its not in the msg program lol.

  235. Drake, the 2nd time i loaded a different hero ROM i did the hole thing over almost, i went all the way back from step 2, witch i dont think was necessary but i didnt have any problems, loading it, so you could try that or keep wiping and loading again,but he does have a FAQ at the top though just for that problem so check that out 1st.

  236. okay i wrestled with it and got it working but let me tell you the ROM is TRASH dont use it guys. Back to Cyanogens i go.

  237. i need help when i get here to the sd 3 partitions mkpartfs primary fat32 0 3420
    mkpartfs primary ext2 3420 3932
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 3932-3964
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit at then wat i do take out the battery or it go off by it self

  238. Hi, i have done everything successfully except when typing into the terminal, whenever i type mkpartfs… it says mkpartfs: not found. What does this mean and how do i fix this.
    Thank You

  239. Garrack2007

    I know what you mean now dude. I got people complaining too now that i dont recieve their texts lol. My memory is keep going down i dunno why. lol. Found this cool app called GPhone Manage, which makes you control the phones tasks. It helps a lil. But when i put a fresh new hero rom yesterday, i had 80mb of int memory with the Movce Cache App. Now i have 74mb, wth lol

  240. Garrack2007,

    I was told that there was a new rom. Hopefully this one will give us much faster loading speed and not lose internal memory for no reason lol.

    The Hero Rom i loaded yesterday was this one. But im curious to see the new one.

  241. i have the same one he showed in video i been tryin all day i think i screwed this phone up 4 good it wont even pass the t-mobile screen now

  242. my phone crash it’s stuck at the tmobile i took sim out battery everthing and power bak on and still stuck on tmobile screen

  243. I sucessfully rooted my g1 and I now have Jachero 2.7.4 on my system. Whenever I try to switch to Drizzy’s Rom I put it on my sd card, rename it as update and put it on my phone by putting it into recovery mode and wiping the phone then I install the update and it says it was successful. So then when my phone reboots it either loops at the htc screen or Hero screen. What should i do ?

  244. Wade, so witch ROM did you load up yesterday?, i got a tweet from drizzy saying he just finished one and it would be up in the morning, haven’t seen it yet though, so do you think the txt msg problem is a low memory thing? i haven’t gotten any warnings yet, but i noticed if you use dgalert classic it seems to pick up much more msg then it would if you didn’t have it, i usually use that app to set a custom vibration, but now before i click the text msg in the notification bar i highlight it using the track ball and let it ticker pass and read it 1st then click it and most of the time its not in the msg program lol.

  245. Drake, the 2nd time i loaded a different hero ROM i did the hole thing over almost, i went all the way back from step 2, witch i dont think was necessary but i didnt have any problems, loading it, so you could try that or keep wiping and loading again,but he does have a FAQ at the top though just for that problem so check that out 1st.

  246. when applying sd card update for spl i get error. i hit alt s and then i get this….E:cant open ?sdcard/update.zip what do i do?

  247. i need help when i get here to the sd 3 partitions mkpartfs primary fat32 0 3420
    mkpartfs primary ext2 3420 3932
    mkpartfs primary linux-swap 3932-3964
    print (to verify we have the 3 partitions)
    quit at then wat i do take out the battery or it go off by it self

  248. Hi, i have done everything successfully except when typing into the terminal, whenever i type mkpartfs… it says mkpartfs: not found. What does this mean and how do i fix this.
    Thank You

  249. Garrack2007,

    I was told that there was a new rom. Hopefully this one will give us much faster loading speed and not lose internal memory for no reason lol.

    The Hero Rom i loaded yesterday was this one. But im curious to see the new one.

  250. i have the same one he showed in video i been tryin all day i think i screwed this phone up 4 good it wont even pass the t-mobile screen now

  251. my phone crash it’s stuck at the tmobile i took sim out battery everthing and power bak on and still stuck on tmobile screen

  252. when applying sd card update for spl i get error. i hit alt s and then i get this….E:cant open ?sdcard/update.zip what do i do?

  253. I have strted all over again, i rooted my phone again just like the website says and then when i get to the terminal and type in su-it says access denied-i saw on a post higher up that you just wait like 10 min untill it finally comes up to allow access. Is this right-please someone help.i have tryed with both terminal emulator and better terminal emulator

  254. ive tried all the solutions to getting the g1 screen to move through but it is still stuck and im on the step where i just put the spl in and was about to boot the hero rom what should i do?

  255. Matt` Says: August 3rd, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    on 4gb card gnu parted saysmkpartfs primary fat 32 0 3420 “you requested a partition from 0.00b to 3420 mb the closest location we can manage is 512b to 31.7 kb is this still acceptable to you y/n” what does this mean?

    ————–

    Matt, I got that message too. It means you are entering the incorrect partition sizes. When you are in the console type “print” to see the size of your SD card. Take note of that number.

    Also, you should first see if there is a partition on it (indicated by a “1” followed by a line of info on the partition size.

    If there is a partition, remove it and start over. To remove a partition simply type (without quotes) “rm 1” then hit enter key. Type print again to confirm removal.

    Anyway, on your info are you sure the chip has no info on it? It’s telling you that the requested upper partition size, 3.4 MB is not available. That tells me your chip has files on it. Remove chip from the G1 and delete all files (use you PC to reformat the chip to be sure it’s clean).

    Back to the console and partitioning, you have to set each partition size to the capacity of your chip.

    For example on mine the 4GB chip said “4027 MB” total.

    On the first line I made a 3419 MB partition (appx. 3.4 GB):

    0 3419

    Then the second line, the ext line, that reflects a 512 MB partition size:

    3419 3931

    Then the Linux line, that reflects a 96 MB partition:

    3931 4027 (see the difference between those 2 number is 96 MB).

    USE A CALCULATOR TO AVOID ERRORS. And you have to do a bit of math.

    From your chip total deduct 512 MB and 96 MB. That sum (for me, 3.4 GB or 3419 MB) is the upper limit of your primary or first partition, line 1.

    0 3419

    That number (3419 for me) + 512 MB is the second line entry.

    3419 3931 (note this is simply 3419 + 512 MB = 3931)

    And the Linux line is 3419 + 512MB + 96MB to get the Linux upper limit (which should total your chip’s total available size):

    3931 4027 (note this is 3419 MB + 512 MB + 96 MB = 4027 MB, the size of my chip)

    Bottom line, the numbers you enter for your partitions will always be (chip available size) – (512 MB) – (96 MB) = 1st partition upper limit + 512 MB = 2nd partition upper limit + 96 MB = Upper limit of Linux partition (or size of your chip’s available space).

  256. I have strted all over again, i rooted my phone again just like the website says and then when i get to the terminal and type in su-it says access denied-i saw on a post higher up that you just wait like 10 min untill it finally comes up to allow access. Is this right-please someone help.i have tryed with both terminal emulator and better terminal emulator

  257. ive tried all the solutions to getting the g1 screen to move through but it is still stuck and im on the step where i just put the spl in and was about to boot the hero rom what should i do?

  258. i just loaded Drizzys new ROM, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=546984 , personally i would wait for 2marro for the other two rom because he’s planing on doing 5 in total but 3 for now, i flash supperlite because i kinda didnt like the home screen lag so im back to a more regular cupcake rom now but it has all the same hero apps just no touch flo stuff, same hero lock screen though. So for “rude” i had a problem during flashing and got the loop screen with hero logo so i redid the partition and spl and it worked right up, reason i wont say it wont brick your phone for sure is just because im not a developer or official help for this site but from experience i haven’t herd of that harming anyones phone but if you want to know 100% i would wait for David or Clemshady to be sure just note he didnt mention not to load spl over again he only said Caution for loading radio.

  259. Matt` Says: August 3rd, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    on 4gb card gnu parted saysmkpartfs primary fat 32 0 3420 “you requested a partition from 0.00b to 3420 mb the closest location we can manage is 512b to 31.7 kb is this still acceptable to you y/n” what does this mean?

    ————–

    Matt, I got that message too. It means you are entering the incorrect partition sizes. When you are in the console type “print” to see the size of your SD card. Take note of that number.

    Also, you should first see if there is a partition on it (indicated by a “1” followed by a line of info on the partition size.

    If there is a partition, remove it and start over. To remove a partition simply type (without quotes) “rm 1” then hit enter key. Type print again to confirm removal.

    Anyway, on your info are you sure the chip has no info on it? It’s telling you that the requested upper partition size, 3.4 MB is not available. That tells me your chip has files on it. Remove chip from the G1 and delete all files (use you PC to reformat the chip to be sure it’s clean).

    Back to the console and partitioning, you have to set each partition size to the capacity of your chip.

    For example on mine the 4GB chip said “4027 MB” total.

    On the first line I made a 3419 MB partition (appx. 3.4 GB):

    0 3419

    Then the second line, the ext line, that reflects a 512 MB partition size:

    3419 3931

    Then the Linux line, that reflects a 96 MB partition:

    3931 4027 (see the difference between those 2 number is 96 MB).

    USE A CALCULATOR TO AVOID ERRORS. And you have to do a bit of math.

    From your chip total deduct 512 MB and 96 MB. That sum (for me, 3.4 GB or 3419 MB) is the upper limit of your primary or first partition, line 1.

    0 3419

    That number (3419 for me) + 512 MB is the second line entry.

    3419 3931 (note this is simply 3419 + 512 MB = 3931)

    And the Linux line is 3419 + 512MB + 96MB to get the Linux upper limit (which should total your chip’s total available size):

    3931 4027 (note this is 3419 MB + 512 MB + 96 MB = 4027 MB, the size of my chip)

    Bottom line, the numbers you enter for your partitions will always be (chip available size) – (512 MB) – (96 MB) = 1st partition upper limit + 512 MB = 2nd partition upper limit + 96 MB = Upper limit of Linux partition (or size of your chip’s available space).

  260. Whatz up guys!

    I was away for a while but I am back. I hope you all have been having a good time with your G1.

    Rude,

    As long as you have the latest radio, re-flashing the spl is fine. To check radio, got to Settings, About phone and your Baseband Version should read: 62.50S.20.17H_2.22.19.26I. BTW, you need the latest spl for Hero to work. If you already have a Hero rom running, then you have the latest spl. Also remember to wipe, rename spl as update.zip, flash and YOU NEED TO RE-FLASH YOUR ROM else you get boot loops. Good luck.

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    i remember you saying in twitter you traded the mms issues to sms issues. on an older build, is that implemented on any of these builds?
    yes sms is fixed thanks for reminding me ill will update changelog!

  261. Garrck2007,

    Whatz up. I am going to wait for Drizzy to optimize the new roms b4 considering a flash.

    As you can see in my accidental post above, he confirmed sms has been fixed in these roms. Have you had any issues.

    I most likely will NOT flash any of the roms. I am on the NewVision Touchflo v3r2 with 5 screens: weather, music, bookmark, flip clock and people widget. Works flawlessly with Absolutely No lags.

    I did not like the transparency of the widgets on this rom so I used adb to push some of the widget from v2.8 with the darker background. Its like the best of both worlds. If I see anything amazing on the new roms, I’ll probably just push it to my current rom

  262. Clemshady, Yes i had a small convo with him as well on xda…

    Originally Posted by Garrick2007
    I just loaded supprlight sorry i dont have screen shots but its basically original with original pull-up menu, black notification bar, and hero screen lock, but the cool thing is it has all of the hero apps and runs 3G, i think ill be sticking with this one i had txt loss problems with the others so im hopping that this one wont have that problem since it looks like its not based off hero as much.

    (Drizzy Drake Rogers,
    it wont i reverted mms to the one JAC had on his old builds”the mms.apk that works, only problems is that it does not auto rotate” but all is good to go!

    Garrick2007
    aww man well is it possible for me to push it? This superlite has been my fav so far but im not a fan of auto rotation cant type fast enough on screen yet :-/

    Drizzy Drake Rogers,
    they all have the same mms.apk! so no need to push anything)

    So now im confused lol, but so far ive been getting almost all of my msgs, a couple only came thru my notification bar like 2 but so far its been pretty good. If the new hero roms are smooth and fast tomorrow i will flash because because still no bluetooth with the superlite so might as well.

  263. i just loaded Drizzys new ROM, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=546984 , personally i would wait for 2marro for the other two rom because he’s planing on doing 5 in total but 3 for now, i flash supperlite because i kinda didnt like the home screen lag so im back to a more regular cupcake rom now but it has all the same hero apps just no touch flo stuff, same hero lock screen though. So for “rude” i had a problem during flashing and got the loop screen with hero logo so i redid the partition and spl and it worked right up, reason i wont say it wont brick your phone for sure is just because im not a developer or official help for this site but from experience i haven’t herd of that harming anyones phone but if you want to know 100% i would wait for David or Clemshady to be sure just note he didnt mention not to load spl over again he only said Caution for loading radio.

  264. Ok so i did every as said step by step but when the I went to settings and poppies at my internal memory before installing any apps it was only at 79 mb shouldn’t it be alot higher since the ext2 was partitioned for 500mb. So why do I only have 79mb from start

    1. Hello Nick,

      Hero doesn’t show the internal memory correctly. Start installing apps and you will notice that the 79mbs only goes down slightly (because of other files the apps put on the internal memory) but that the majority of the app data is on the SD card.

    1. Hello Neel,

      They are completely different. You would need the HTC Magic Rooting process, but that right now does not work for the MyTouch (it has a special SPL that we cannot root right now, just be patient).

  265. Whatz up guys!

    I was away for a while but I am back. I hope you all have been having a good time with your G1.

    Rude,

    As long as you have the latest radio, re-flashing the spl is fine. To check radio, got to Settings, About phone and your Baseband Version should read: 62.50S.20.17H_2.22.19.26I. BTW, you need the latest spl for Hero to work. If you already have a Hero rom running, then you have the latest spl. Also remember to wipe, rename spl as update.zip, flash and YOU NEED TO RE-FLASH YOUR ROM else you get boot loops. Good luck.

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    i remember you saying in twitter you traded the mms issues to sms issues. on an older build, is that implemented on any of these builds?
    yes sms is fixed thanks for reminding me ill will update changelog!

  266. Garrck2007,

    Whatz up. I am going to wait for Drizzy to optimize the new roms b4 considering a flash.

    As you can see in my accidental post above, he confirmed sms has been fixed in these roms. Have you had any issues.

    I most likely will NOT flash any of the roms. I am on the NewVision Touchflo v3r2 with 5 screens: weather, music, bookmark, flip clock and people widget. Works flawlessly with Absolutely No lags.

    I did not like the transparency of the widgets on this rom so I used adb to push some of the widget from v2.8 with the darker background. Its like the best of both worlds. If I see anything amazing on the new roms, I’ll probably just push it to my current rom

  267. Clemshady, Yes i had a small convo with him as well on xda…

    Originally Posted by Garrick2007
    I just loaded supprlight sorry i dont have screen shots but its basically original with original pull-up menu, black notification bar, and hero screen lock, but the cool thing is it has all of the hero apps and runs 3G, i think ill be sticking with this one i had txt loss problems with the others so im hopping that this one wont have that problem since it looks like its not based off hero as much.

    (Drizzy Drake Rogers,
    it wont i reverted mms to the one JAC had on his old builds”the mms.apk that works, only problems is that it does not auto rotate” but all is good to go!

    Garrick2007
    aww man well is it possible for me to push it? This superlite has been my fav so far but im not a fan of auto rotation cant type fast enough on screen yet :-/

    Drizzy Drake Rogers,
    they all have the same mms.apk! so no need to push anything)

    So now im confused lol, but so far ive been getting almost all of my msgs, a couple only came thru my notification bar like 2 but so far its been pretty good. If the new hero roms are smooth and fast tomorrow i will flash because because still no bluetooth with the superlite so might as well.

  268. My DrizzJAC 1.2 ROM works flawlessly, no lag at all 🙂 (no more htc logo screen, woot woot!). One question, is compcache the same as move cache to sd? I dont want to break my system by running two of the same things or whatever. I saw JAC post something about compcache on his ROM thread. I am running move cache to SD though, just wondering if its safe?

  269. ok i did look at the memory and when i installed 5 apps the internal memmory dropped 19 mb which isnt slow so i must have done something wrong but i do know

  270. Ok so i did every as said step by step but when the I went to settings and poppies at my internal memory before installing any apps it was only at 79 mb shouldn’t it be alot higher since the ext2 was partitioned for 500mb. So why do I only have 79mb from start

    1. Hello Nick,

      Hero doesn’t show the internal memory correctly. Start installing apps and you will notice that the 79mbs only goes down slightly (because of other files the apps put on the internal memory) but that the majority of the app data is on the SD card.

  271. so i think i got it now looks like i did part it wront when it came to the linux-swap 1700 1732 i was putting the – between the numbers which it didnt create the linux swap partition also people who have problems with the boot screen loop that tried solution a b and cannot do solution c due to the recovery not loading properly this is how i fixed it and I went to the how to androids on here and selected how to: load custom rom/radio/theme on tmobile g1 which is i believe 2nd to last video in the android how to then I clicked on where it says
    JesusFreke – Click Here for Latest ROM
    from their I obviously renamed the file update and
    loaded that rom to my g1 this got rid of the taunting hero android lmao but after that i came back to this video and started over from part 1 and this time wile partitioning the sd card from recovery i made sure i took the – out from between 1700-1732 and so far working good
    and