Shrinking is very much a personal preference, but quite frankly it has absolutely nothing to do with my hybrids - unless you like your phone to stop working.
And for everyone who has asked for my ALX files, I have to kindly and respectfully decline. Simply posting the builds I create (really just for me) tends to generate lots of questions, etc. I specifically state I will not provide any support in each and every build post. Even still, I am happy to assist folks with learning more about their devices, the OS installation process, and efficient operation.
What I have learned in 3 years of building hybrids is that this is incredibly easy, but takes a TON of time to learn and get comfortable with. Same thing goes for building themes for our beloved BlackBerry.
If you want to see what is going on "under the hood," open up your own ALX files with notepad. They are human-readable. You will begin to see what the loader app reads when it goes through the install process. In my experience, if there is a listing for a cod that is not actually in the Java folder, then that listing can be deleted from the ALX file. I shrink out ALL language files. So, I have combed through the ALX files and removed all mention of any other language file. Simple. You just have to be careful about tags, etc. If you understand how HTML works, then you understand ALX files. If not, STOP. My tweaks are based on theories and lots of experience....but they're ultimately just theories and personal preferences.
Sorry for the rambling post, but I wanted to address a few issues that have continually cropped up....more so lately.
Cheers, and enjoy the build.
- 04-25-2012, 07:27 AM #55
the problem persists :-( (I instaled 723+zigzag without shrinking)
the battery shows about 60%, I tunrned on "waze" navigator and then the battery turned "red" and the handlehand shut down
I am going to try 723 again, this time 723+shrinking without the hybrid
- CrackBerry User
04-25-2012, 12:30 PM #56
- 64 Posts
i'm having a bit of a problem running yvon with base os .723.. the handhend shutting down even battery still on 40% in tiny meter.. so, i tried zigzag with base os .723.. the battery still persist..
So, im following wu wei post in the 1st page.. he's personally using base os .668.. since i never tried that.. i tried using the base os .668.. and the battery problem solved. even that i still got 107mb left after installing whatsapp, twitter, yahoo messenger and other apps..
Even though i got 1 and a half day usage .. depends on my usage.. this hybrid rock..
ive shrink this hybrid using bbhtool and bboss and manualy delete any other stuff i dont use.. so far no sign of problem. minimal memory leak.. around 5mb.. maximum i got 10mb.. minimal lag.. and fast browser even using edge..
THANKS WU WEI! keep up the good work, thumbs up!
Last edited by moniza; 04-25-2012 at 12:37 PM.
- CrackBerry User
04-26-2012, 06:12 AM #59
- 12 Posts
i came from OS 723 base default & yes i encountered that fast battery drain as i observed when im not using my 9800 & at standby mode every 30mins time, it drains around 5-10% on battery..
and now after updating to hybrid zigzag, i found some improvement & it consumes less now.
- 04-26-2012, 11:18 AM #61
I am trying out now 668 (without zigzag and without shrinking) - I will update
I have a question though - when i load a new OS without shrinking it - will it by default load all the OS files?
I am asking since the upgrade process doesn't show the check box marked for all the apps I removed
So I am worried, that maybe the new loaded OS doesn't install back all its files...
- CrackBerry Abuser
04-27-2012, 10:18 PM #67
- 203 Posts
i have loaded this hybrid over .668 on to my 9800. seems to be same in speed as Yvon but better battery life. Only issue seems to be that ExtraKeys gets deactivated after a reboot although opening and closing the app once usually fixes it. Had the same problem with Yvon.
Wu-Wei: how are you cresting jad files on your sd card for on-demand installation. i have a few apps I'd like to archive that way.
Sent from my BlackBerry 9800 using Tapatalk
- Connect your device to PC with USB cable.
- Run your preferred system utility. Personally I used BBH Tool, but you can also use BBSAK or BBMCP.
- Connect to device, perform a system read so the utility has a full list of the installed cod files on the device.
- Select all the cods for the app you want to archive and save them to PC.
- Once you have all the cods on PC, use the same system utility to create a jad file. I'm pretty sure they all show you what information needs to be included for a jad file.
- Put the jad and cod files all into a folder (named appropriately, of course) and copy to your SD card.
Boom. Simple archive, always available.
- 04-28-2012, 05:12 AM #70
Its something like this , see the difference between caquito07 ss with this ,
The bb symbol is kinda far abit to the 3G icon next to the signal bars ..
Last edited by Slayohslay; 04-28-2012 at 05:14 AM.
- 04-28-2012, 06:33 AM #71"We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." - Satchel Paige
Bold 9700 - B@stard Hybrid: Aethereal Glow