Former Writer · Feb 5, 2012 at 02:00 pm

HTC Desire Gets New D2EXT Method; Says Goodbye to Symlinks

Developers are always looking for ways to squeeze every ounce of speed, performance and reliability out of any given device. They write scripts, tweak ROMs, compile kernels and all sorts of other modifications that, in the end, increase user satisfaction substantially.

Well, in the HTC Desire forums, there’s a different kind of development going down. XDA Senior Member Proz0r has released a modified D2EXT method that eliminates symlinks and increases the speed of the HTC Desire. As Proz0r explains:

INT2SD doesn’t use symlinks. It mounts ext partition on your SD to /data, thus eliminating the need for the mtd5 userdata partition. This makes the mtd5 userdata partition unneeded. It is used in conjunction with the fatsys HBOOT (more info later on), allowing most of the vital parts of a ROM to stay on the system partition without the need to symlink half of it to the SD due to memory shortage.

The unique modification isn’t widely available for the Desire just yet, but Proz0r is working with other developers on the device to make it an option in as many ROMs and a feature on as many kernels as possible.

For Desire users, if you would like this mod applied to your favorite ROM or you would just like to know more about it, you can find out more in the original thread for AOSP or the original thread for HTC Sense.


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