Thanks, I was able to flash the ROM and it's working. At first I didn't understand that I was supposed to wipe stuff from inside Safestap. The only thing is, when I picked "format data" it said "failed." I went ahead an installed the ROM and it worked anyway. Any idea what the "format data" thing is and whether I should be worried about that being "failed?"If your using TWRP, they are both in the wipe section right off the main menu. If you wrote the system, it basically wipes it so nothing, not even ICS, is on your phone. Then you can install whatever Rom you choose. Just make sure to follow the installation directions in the front page
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I found a setting in the People app where I could change "contact storage" location from Backup Assistant Plus to Gmail, which I think was the issue. But when I sync my previously existing stuff with gmail they still don't sync, so I think it's too late for the ones I already added, because they are "Backup Assistant Plus" contacts, not Google contacts (omg Verizon). I may have to manually re-add them.Go back to the stock rom and tell it to backup contacts and settings with Google. I believe it's under the sync settings.
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That's interesting. I won't derail the thread by asking more questions about this, but good to know.FYI a sdcard is NOT required to flash a device. It all depends on the device and how the custom recovery is setup. And being Nexus deviees do not have sdcards as you mentioned the recovery is setup so the internal storage is accessible to put the ROM *.zip on it so you can flash
Thanks, that does look cool. What I mainly want to do though is make that area transparent so that there's more viewable screen space for apps. I read that has been done on the Galaxy Nexus, but I could be wrong.
I'm a little confused, becauseYou just have the 2GB internally. I was having problems with stirring all of my offline music so I use symlinks to redirect where it gets saved. You could do this for other things too I'm sure.
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What you described is what I have been assuming to be true, since no one would want to have only 2 gigs of internal media storage. And my test of adding music to the Music folder and not seeing any change to the available space listed in Settings-->Apps supports that (ie, it's not using up any of the storage space inside that 2 gig ROM slot). But it seems as if there's conflicting information in this thread about this.FYI when you create a ROM slot using SS the size is relative to the /data partition NOT the size of the internal memory in the device. So it really has no baring on actual storage space. Its more for how many apps and stuff can be installed and run on the device. You should still have full access to the rest of the internal memory it is just mapped different because of the way SS has to work so you can have multiple slots if you want.
It works just fine if I copy the music over to the Music folder while I'm running off of the ROM slot. If I do it that way the music will show up without the extra step. The only reason I was doing it the other way was out of curiosity about what would happen. I haven't tested yet whether it's something that only happens with the Play Music app, or whether other music players would react the same way. It's interesting, though, navigating to the folder through Root Explorer seems to tell the ROM where the music is and then Play Music can find it.As for the free space on the ROM slot I bet if you go into the Market and install a big app or better yet a game that requires eating up some space you will then see the amount of free space go down from the 1.4Gb you currently see.
As for the Music thing I'm not sure and kinda tough for me to check into. One i only use Google Music for stuff i have in the could and I use a different app for stuff on the phone. 2nd i own a Dev edition HD so i dont have to mess with this SS & ROM slot stuff as i unlocked mine and just flashed the custom recovery to it. That said my guess is the problem has to do with rebuilding or updating the database log for the Music you drop in the Music folder while on the stock software before switching to a ROM slot. Have you tried just dropping the music in the Music folder while on the ROM slot versus putting it in the Music folder while on the stock software. kinda curious if the Music shows up in G Music when you do it on the ROM slot instead of putting it in that folder while on the stock software.
After some more testing, it appears that it just takes a while for Google Play Music to find the newly added music if the music was added while the other partition was active. Winamp seems to have the same issue, while N7 Player seems to find it right away. Who knows?It works just fine if I copy the music over to the Music folder while I'm running off of the ROM slot. If I do it that way the music will show up without the extra step. The only reason I was doing it the other way was out of curiosity about what would happen. I haven't tested yet whether it's something that only happens with the Play Music app, or whether other music players would react the same way. It's interesting, though, navigating to the folder through Root Explorer seems to tell the ROM where the music is and then Play Music can find it.