April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Get S-OFF And More Storage On Your Nexus One
If you thought that the aging Nexus One was already all out of development tricks, there are a few surprises in stock for you in the following article. First of all, XDA member dla5244 brings us a custom HBOOT for the Nexus One called BLACKROSE, which basically will grant S-OFF on the device. This will allow you to mess with pretty much everything (except for Radios). This is, when not put in context, a good development. However, what makes this a GREAT development is the fact that the custom HBOOT has a few added quirks on it. For instance, this will enable access to certain parts of the device like the MTD partitions, which basically are the divisions in which memory is allocated across the device. XDA Recognized Developer intersectRaven decided to give a method used by XDA member lbcoder a shot in order to try and modify the allocation of memory. The end result pretty much speaks for itself as he was able to get about 50 MB from from the /cache partition over to the main storage of the N1.
Are you interested in giving this a shot? If you are, you first need to make sure that you are flashing the correct HBOOT for your device. Flashing the wrong one may lead you to end up with a brick. Once you are done with that, you will need to go into insectRaven’s thread and read ALL of the steps. This is more involved than simply flashing a script like it is done on other devices like the G1 or even the EVO. Modifying the memory mapping on this will involve commands, hex editing, and a few other things that can potentially ruin your N1.
If you do try this, please leave some feedback and your end results.
You must execute this on HBOOT 0.35.0017
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