Edit: 3/4/2011 There is an improved Arabic support file, the link has been update. Also after flashing it, and rebooting, the screen may be black for quite some time. Just wait for it, and it should start working again.
Only recently have I gotten the guts to root my HTC Desire and play around with it. It was working fine before, but what really pushed me root it was the internal memory issue. What is this internal memory issue you may ask, well the lovely (insert sarcasm here) people at HTC decided to make the internal flash 512 MB in size. What happened was it filled up very quickly!
With about 15 MB left I started getting error messages that my disk space was low. I would eventually uninstall applications, and remove e-mail accounts and such to free up memory because as soon as it starts giving me the low disk space error message it doesn’t sync anymore!
Something had to be done, and the first thing to do was to root the phone!
I researched and found the perfect hassle-free method to root the phone. One word: Unrevoked. I went to the website chose my phone and started the rooting process. I of course backed up my device and sdcard, multiple times, with different backup software too. I gave it a go and it worked, flawlessly.
Now that the phone was rooted, clockworkmod recovery was installed. You can boot into clockworkmod and do multiple things such as backup and restore, install a ROM or another zip file to your system, and a bunch of other things as well. The backup option with clockworkmod is something you should always do before you install any sort of flash or ROM or zip. Trust me, there have been many times when I found it more than useful and it helped me recover my data very nicely.
The next thing I did was look for a ROM to install and try to fix this low storage issue. After a lot of online research I found AuraxTSense, I followed the link, downloaded the zip file and followed the steps. The first time I forgot to wipe everything so it hung on me, did it again but with a wipe and factory reset and it worked great. It originally just comes with APP2SD and it helped with the storage issue a little, but soon enough the problem persisted! I was getting annoyed, very annoyed! I decided I needed a better solution.
That’s when I discovered DATA2SD. The first posts I found talked about how it was still in beta and not very stable, but after a lot of research I found that Starburst ROM was releasing a very stable version of it, so I gave it a shot. Long story short, it worked great but I had an issue with restoring my data and so I went back to AuraxTSense and I was determined to get DATA2SD to work on the AuraxTSense! After countless searching I found the thread on DATA2SD on the XDA developer forums which after following the instructions also worked perfectly!
I was happy. I had a lot of internal storage now and I was not having any major issues. However, one issue was still there, it was always there and I since I’ve come this far why not continue and find a solution for the Arabic font not being connected and not being RTL. I searched quite a bit and tried some solutions out there and some of them didn’t really work, until I finally found a solution on an Arabic forum. You have to register to download the file but here is the link for the Arabic support for AuraxTSense 8.4.
The whole process of getting all this to work took me about a few weeks but I’m finally done and everything seems to be working really well. I don’t develop any of these applications so I can’t really answer complicated questions but if you happen to have any about how I did something or want to know more about my experience then ask away.
If you are here just to know how to do get this all done, click each of the four links above and follow the instructions.
7 thoughts to “Full Arabic Support (RTL) on AuraxTSense 8.4 on HTC Desire w/ Data2SD”
Thanks a lot Nasser for this great post :)
I was on Al-Maisan ROM which is the arabic version of StarBurst, and supports Data2SD, but i found some few things i didn’t like in that ROM…
If you don’t mind please send me an e mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org and if it is possible, i just would like to ask something about your experiance.
Hello Tharwat, I’m glad you found this post useful! Let me know what your question is and I’d be glad to share my experiences.
Did you install the Original HTC Sense theme provided by the modder of AuraxTSense 8.4?
I haven’t installed any files after installing the rom. Have following the steps above worked for you?
Yes everything worked fine, except that when i installed the arabic support files, the browser stared to give me Force Close, but with some help from a guy in ce4arab forum, he gave me the fix file for arabic support and the browser and everything is good now.
I asked you if you installed the theme because I have an issue (it’s a little issue i have to say) but i just wanted to know if any body else is facing what am facing here.
That is great that it is all working for you now. Wish I can help with the theme issue, and hope you find a solution for that soon.
Welcome to the rooted Android club. it does seem to be a long process. Very informative and glad u took care of the arabic fonts.. u know atleast a couple of people who need this. Max and his bro in law. think its possible to get it working on their htcs? reply to me on twitter pl0x
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