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Old 12-19-2011, 01:58 PM   #78
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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Canada
Device: enTourage Pocket eDGe
I will try to answer your questions...

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Originally Posted by coleoptera1 View Post
1 - This is a brand-new, not even powered-up PE. Can I install Allmine immediately, or do I need to do any prep work? (Install Ermine, create a library on an SD card (do I even need an SD card to start), anything else???)
I would suggest that you turn it on and use the tricks to get around the registration. I'm not sure how, but after re-flashing there no need to go through the registration again (I don't understand that completely). Then, the next step would depend on what kind of usage do you envision for the gift (if you know the person, that'd help ).

If it's going to be used mainly as an e-reader by a non-tech-savvy person, I would leave the standard Ermine there and nothing else.

If the person will want to use the tablet side more, install apps from the Market and more, I would recommend installing the Golden Allmine (after getting around the registration). If you're adding an SD card to the package, I would move the library to SD before flashing the Golden Allmine.

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2- Does it matter that I'm doing this for someone else? I'd prefer not to use my gmail or other personal information.
I don't think it does, but that means you should not link the device to any Google accounts after installing Allmine. When the person receives it, she/he can go to the Accounts option in the Settings to link it to their account.

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3 - Does Allmine fix the app to sdcard issue? That is the major issue I have with my current PE. The amazon app store works well for me, but I do find myself running out of space on the internal storage. I tried to follow the threads on how to fix it, but the reprogramming was intimidating for me.
In theory, the Golden Allmine ROM should fix the issue since it repartitions the PE flash so the apps partitions is larger than 2 GiB. There has been a report that after installing more than 322 MiB of apps the Market refuses to install more, but sideloading is still possible.

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4 - Is there a consolidated place with all the install directions? If not, could you put it as an answer to this message or update the UPDATE sticky? I'm afraid there are lots of bits and pieces of instructions all over this board and I'm worried about skipping a step.
For flashing the Golden Allmine ROM, go to the first post in this thread, get the rc3 zipfile (the one at the bottom), and read the instructions in the README.txt file. That should have everything you need to do to update the PE.

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5 - Once updated to Allmine, what else should I do to get this new PE ready to give as a gift? (If Allmine didn't fix the app to sd card, how can that be done? Should I preload Amazon market or other apps? If I include an SD card as part of the gift is there anything that I could/should do to make that better? Keep in mind that this PE won't be mine, so I would like to only install things that don't require an account to get them)
That's a lot of questions, so I'll answer the ones I have an answer to.
As I said before, if you are including an SD card, move the library to it before installing the Golden Allmine ROM. The rest, I would say is a matter of personal preference...

I hope I have clarified at least some of your doubts, and that the person receiving the PE will enjoy it!
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