great info, thank you.
whats up with sdext partition? would this be a partition to store apps on the SD card?
Yeah, basically. Read this, you'll find some good info there. When you transfer apps to your sd card (as is), you have to wait for the sd card to be read (upon boot) before they will show up or can be used.
When you have an sd-ext partition and transfer your apps to it, it acts as an extension to your built in hard drive and gets read almost instantly, therefore your apps load right away, and you don't fill up your phone's internal storage.
Edit: An yes, this partition is just for apps as far as I know. When you connect to your computer via usb, you will not see this partition, you will only see the standard fat32 partition where the rest of your stuff was/is.
well, I tried sbenson's suggestion for installing RZ recovery... and clockwork still won't install anything.
I followed the instructions to install and then reboot into recovery, but i'm just getting the same thing in clockwork where it will run a process but not complete it.
now i'm lost again.
id be fine with the CM im using if only i could install gapps. but im stuck in a broken CM and I can't out!
still open to trying anything.
Did you download the files on your computer, then transfer them over? I had an issue with this where my zip files where somehow being corrupted when I transferred them over.
I kept trying to install things in clockwork and rz and they kept failing. I then downloaded directly from the phone and it worked perfectly. Now I download everything directly from my phone to avoid this. You may want to try this option...
I downloaded gapps straight to the phone from CM wiki, and then installed it through clockwork mod recovery.
Gapps is now installed on my phone and all of my issues are resolved. ROM manager is now working properly too. What a relief.
Previously, I was downloading the zip files to my mac and loading it onto the phone. Must be some kind of file corruption happening through the mac?
Thank you sbenson for help. I will definitely partition my sd at your suggestion. You recommend RZ recovery over ROM manager/clockwork? What do you use to back up?
Haha, sweet! Congrats!
Clockwork isn't bad but yes, I prefer rz because of the speed via overclocking and the easier wiping options. I also don't trust rom manager so I download everything directly to my phone via either the forums here or the cyanogenmod site.
I use titanium backup to backup my apps and data but am very careful which apps I restore here since it can be buggy. No system data!!!
Also, I do all of my nandroid backups within rz.
If you're going to set up an sdext partition, do it via rom manager before you flash over to rz because you need clockwork installed for this. If you've already flashed rz, just flash back to cw within rom manager. Then flash back to rz from within cw when you're done.
Good luck and let me know if you need help or further explanation.
Sent from my Droid using DroidForums