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Old October 28th, 2011, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Seen this on XDA and thought I would share it, works on my phone, and I have over 100MB left for apps.

Note: This will resize the system and data partitions to allow more space for apps by taking some space from the system partition on the phone

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BIG THANKS TO MUR4IK FOR THIS TOOL! Be sure to donate to him and support his work!

Cannot get the builder to run or use Linux/Mac? Solution here!

In this guide I will be showing you how to resize your data + system partitions for more/less space.

Things you will need:
LG GT540 w/ A Fastboot ROM installed
LG drivers and Fastboot/ADB drivers installed
Windows (with .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed. If you have trouble launching the program, (re)install .NET 3.5 SP1. Also this tool will not work with Wine on Linux.)
Your phones USB cable.

WARNING: MAKE SURE TO NANDROID BACKUP YOUR ROM BEFORE CHANGING THE PARTITION SIZES! YOU MAY NEED IT LATER. ALSO, THIS TOOL DOES NOT REMOVE RECOVERY.
First of all, grab the SwiftBootloaderBuilder.zip from SwiftDroidSite or from here.
(Mur4ik's site is recommended)

Next, put your phone into Fastboot Mode (Camera+Power)

Extract the files to your Desktop using any archiving program. Then go to the folder you extracted. Right Click and Select 'Run as Administrator'


You will see a window like this pop up:

Now we can alter the partition sizes. If you want the same effects as Mur4ik's 234MB DATA KDZ, choose 150MB system, and the data column will change accordingly. If you want a bit more system space (eg. To run airbus360's LG Optimus One ROM) Select 190 system. Basically, adjust the settings to how you want. My recommendations are:

For SwiftDroid, joe.stone AOSP, airbus360 AOSP, EleganceSwift, MMXTREM 2.1 Lite, Quarx Black ROM: 150 system 234 data
For airbus360 Optimus One: 190 system 194 data
For stock 2.1: 250 system 134 data

Once you have decided on the size you want, hit 'Flash New Bootloader' and confirm you really want to do this. You will get a 'Done' message and then click OK. Select 'Wipe Data' and then Reboot Device. After you click reboot, hold down HOME until recovery pops up.

Now you have two choices. Either install a new ROM from scratch, or restore your nandroid backup you made earlier.
This tool also has the option to remove fastboot and recovery from the device, so you can return to stock firmware, and possibly use regular LG updates again.

Thats it!
Source: [HOW-TO] Easily resize system + data partitions! - xda-developers

Thanks to Mur4ik for making the program for this method, and thank you to effortless on XDA for posting it.

Oh and I found that after this fastboot instaid of showing a blank screen it shows a blue one and shows what is being done through fastboot, but it seems to work all the same.

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thanks!!
i tried this and it works well!
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thanks!!
i tried this and it works well!
In my opinion its alot safer than data2system, as long as you do a nandroid backup before hand.
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For SwiftDroid, joe.stone AOSP, airbus360 AOSP, EleganceSwift, MMXTREM 2.1 Lite, Quarx Black ROM: 150 system 234 data
For airbus360 Optimus One: 190 system 194 data
For stock 2.1: 250 system 134 data
how to know that your phone belongs to any one of the above?
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how to know that your phone belongs to any one of the above?
The're the rom names, should be in "about phone" under settings.
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i upgraded my phone to ASIS by mur4ik and when i off the phone and switch to fastboot mode it doesnt switch to fastboot instead it will on ...
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where ca i find an android software or driver? my laptop cannot detect my device when i turned it on to fastboot mode .. it needs Android software to be able to read my device..
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where ca i find an android software or driver? my laptop cannot detect my device when i turned it on to fastboot mode .. it needs Android software to be able to read my device..
The CM7 post by dudeman has everything you need, including the driver (should be all you need) download the kdz zip and install the driver.
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cheers soooo much for this program,,,makes my life so much easier trying different roms...a program that is so useful & simple
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Thank you for this thread.

I was just wondering whether this tool only applies on rooted LGs mentioned or if it works (and I hope so) on almost any rooted device.

The screenshot makes me think it's a generic device tool, once it detects your hardware, but it's just a personal guess. That might come useful to me, if that's the case.
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can some one helpme??

im doing what tutorial says but..

the program does nothing..

shoul i see a progress bar ??

how many time it takes to say " DONE " ??? ..

i have the phone in download mode and aparently i have all drivers installed... but the phone has no rom inside .. im trying to resize system partition to install cm10.. what should i do ?
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