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    Updated step by step on Shrink A OS

    OK Lyricidal has released a new version of Shrink A OS (V 3.0.3) that now combines Swap A Radio. I figured I would do a walk through on this new version since it not only combines Swap but also has a lot of other neat features included with it.

    As always before you use Shrink please have the following installed on your PC

    - Netframework 3.5 you can download it Here
    - WinRar (which is the zip program used on this program) you can download it Here

    First thing you want to do is download Shrink A OS Here
    Once downloaded it you will need to extract the .exe from the zip file (I usually just drag it to my desktop). Once that is done double click to open Shrink (if you are on Vista or higher you will need to right click on the icon and choose run as admin before opening)

    Once you have opened Shrink you will see the following screen. Click the browse button (highlighted in red) and browse to your OS folder



    Now navigate to your OS folder located at C>program files>common files>research in motion>shared>loader files and select your OS folder you want to shrink



    Once you select your OS folder a new message will pop up informing you of how many MBs your java folder is currently



    Now go through and make your selections for the items you want removed from your OS. Once done click the shrink my os button, and a message will pop up telling you the new size of your java folder



    Now at this point if you want to swap your radio as well select the radio file from drop down list on the right. If you are a 9500 user make sure to check mark the "9500 user" option before selecting the radio in order to get the correct list of radio files. Once you have your radio file selected slick the "swap my radio" button. Now this will take a minute or two before seeing the confirmation box, since the program is downloading the radio file from the server. Once complete you will see this confirmation on your screen.



    Now all this is left to do is make sure your phone is plugged into your PC and click the "launch loader" button to install your OS on your phone. When using Shrink A OS the program will automatically delete the vendor file for you, so no need to worry about that step.

    If you want to swap your radio only then just follow these steps but don't select any options to remove and no need to use the "shrink my os" button. Just select what radio file you would like and click the "swap my radio" button, then once you get the confirmation that your radio has been swapped click the "launch loader" button.

    **update**

    I have received several questions on the "add all 5.0 files" button and what is does. If you click that button it will download and add to your OS all the working 5.0 files that Lyricidal has found work on the phone.
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    awesome job Bryan :35: Thank you :hail: :hail:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laney View Post
    awesome job Bryan :35: Thank you :hail: :hail:
    No problem I was excited to hear the changes last night when I was emailing Lry back and forth. He really has made on heck of a program in this one.

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    Thanks for the update Bryan!
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    Jlevy? remember our conversation

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    Thank you Professor....very nicely done, you articulate devil you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orio View Post
    Thank you Professor....very nicely done, you articulate devil you...
    Thanks Orio

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    Luckily I still understand the concept but can't get it to work so I just wait for THEE Crackman to do to Hybrids as I do to a 4 course meal. Work some magic and wait for the Smiles :07: cuz you gotta put the love into it otherwise it just won't work
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    Holy moly Bryan can I get the cliff note version of that

    Nicely done I would give you more rep points but you have enough boxes as is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    Holy moly Bryan can I get the cliff note version of that

    Nicely done I would give you more rep points but you have enough boxes as is.
    At least you read it this time :angryfire: and give away I want to see what the next color is :lmao:

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    Very nicely done Bryan!!! :arms:

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    Awesome bryan!! Let me ask you..."Is it hard being the MAN all the time?" LOL ...:fing02:
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    Quote Originally Posted by socalmiles View Post
    Awesome bryan!! Let me ask you..."Is it hard being the MAN all the time?" LOL ...:fing02:
    :lmao: your a funny one socal :laugh2:

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    Very nicely done Bryan!!! :arms:

    Thanks Tat <---what do ya think? I am trying it out

    Quote Originally Posted by socalmiles View Post
    Awesome bryan!! Let me ask you..."Is it hard being the MAN all the time?" LOL ...:fing02:
    Not as hard as you might think Socal :lmao:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
    Thanks Tat <---what do ya think? I am trying it out



    Not as hard as you might think Socal :lmao:
    If it sounds "right" in your head, that's fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by olta777 View Post
    If it sounds "right" in your head, that's fine
    I still don't know :aargh4:

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    this is always bothered me.. shouldent it be "shrink AN os" ???

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    in the name of the science i shrunk mine, gained 9 mb, total, so is good option, and yes it does work with 8900 os, cant do it yet with the bold os, but bet you i will as soon as i can...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rasputin View Post
    this is always bothered me.. shouldent it be "shrink AN os" ???
    The decision is up to the "creator"

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    Excellent Explanation!!!

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