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Old January 1st, 2012, 03:18 PM   #151 (permalink)
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When I tried making a partition within CWM's recovery it made a 512meg partition IIRC (my findings are in the truth about ROM manager thread of AndyOpie's.

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If switching to a new card once partitioned and reboot reconnect the phone to the pc then transfer your backup to the new card. Then continue from the install link2sd step.
Hi Ben, (or MacFett, or anyone) just a quick question about a card replacement, perhaps I missed the appropriate response in this thread.

My significant other called me a few minutes ago to inform me her Optimus V with Harmonia 1.7 is running slow and locking up. I suspect the SD card to be the culprit, she's using the standard included with the phone 2GB card, with a Link2SD FAT32 partition of aprrox. 600MB. I will be purchasing a 8GB card on the way home tonight, and need to inquire if these are the correct steps to ensure I get her back and running with the new card installed.

1. Format new card as FAT32, with a 2GB partition for Link2SD.
2. Back up old card. Transfer old card files to new SD card.
3. Boot phone with new card installed and select recreate mount scripts in Link2SD.
4. Reboot phone and be good to go?

Just want to be sure I'm heading in (somewhat) the right direction before I screw up all her apps, lol.

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If you are using Minitool you can use it to replicate partitions. I did this when I went from my 4gig to my 8gig to my 16gig. Basically you replicate the Link2SD partition on the new card and then just resize it to the size you want, then copy everything from the other partition.
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If you are using Minitool you can use it to replicate partitions. I did this when I went from my 4gig to my 8gig to my 16gig. Basically you replicate the Link2SD partition on the new card and then just resize it to the size you want, then copy everything from the other partition.
Hi MacFett, thanks for the insight. I an indeed using Minitool, I wasn't aware of that feature. Then again, I've never looked for it.

I suppose that may be the easiest route, I'll proceed forward with that tonight and advise of the results.

As a side note, picked up a decent 16GB SanDisk SD card at WalMart over the lunch hour for $26.18 after tax. Not too shabby for a local purchase.

Edit: Googled your solution there MacFett, you are talking about the copy partition function, correct? Thanks!
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If you are using Minitool you can use it to replicate partitions. I did this when I went from my 4gig to my 8gig to my 16gig. Basically you replicate the Link2SD partition on the new card and then just resize it to the size you want, then copy everything from the other partition.
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Cheers MacFett, your advice worked a treat. She's up and running with the new 16GB card and everything went smooth. Easy process. Like anything though, only easy if you understand what you're doing. I appreciate the help!
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Please note the warning I put in the first post and if you have moved your market to SD, move it back to internal and suck up the couple megs.
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There are a few apps I consider too important to move to sd, like market and Titanium Backup. I keep these on the phone itself.
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Please note the warning I put in the first post and if you have moved your market to SD, move it back to internal and suck up the couple megs.
Couldn't you get ROM tool box and have all of your apps linked to the market? I've been thinking of buying that app just because it does everything and then I could clean out all of the apps I don't fully utilize.
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I have never used ROM tool box. The problem is there is no market and currently no way to get any apps.
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I have never used ROM tool box. The problem is there is no market and currently no way to get any apps.
Bummer. Try to go into custom recovery and flash Google apps. I could only imagine that would work.
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Bummer. Try to go into custom recovery and flash Google apps. I could only imagine that would work.
It doesn't. There are ways to get the market back, none I really want to do right now. Once I do, I will post how to do so. I wanted to post the warning so others don't have the same problem.
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Couldn't you just put the apk on your sd card?
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If you do a full wipe and reflash the Rom and gapps you will have it back.
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Couldn't you just put the apk on your sd card?
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I am talking about stock. I have nothing to reflash.
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Ok, email the apk to yourself as an attachment. I've done that before.
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Ok, email the apk to yourself as an attachment. I've done that before.
No gmail. I have virtually no apps. I think I can get it back via adb. Haven't cared enough to try it.
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Your backup won't restore the partition
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Nope, I don't even use Link2SD any longer. With 01mvdalvik I have plenty of space and I don't have as many apps installed any longer. I use Titanium Backup to back-up and uninstall stuff that I don't need at the moment and restore when I do need it.

Before I installed BACKside for the first time I tried to unlink everything and overloaded my card and phone's storage. I relinked everything and I guess I never unlinked and moved the important stuff back to the SD.

Just when I get around to working out how to get the mess cleaned there is a new release of BACKside and I just never do it.
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Nope, I don't even use Link2SD any longer. With 01mvdalvik I have plenty of space and I don't have as many apps installed any longer. I use Titanium Backup to back-up and uninstall stuff that I don't need at the moment and restore when I do need it.

Before I installed BACKside for the first time I tried to unlink everything and overloaded my card and phone's storage. I relinked everything and I guess I never unlinked and moved the important stuff back to the SD.

Just when I get around to working out how to get the mess cleaned there is a new release of BACKside and I just never do it.

What about repartitioning the card them restore from your recovery, it should also restore the partition, then moving the apps back and making a new backup.
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To the best of my knowledge the only thing a restore restores is what is on the phone, nothing else.
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That makes sense, really. Where do you backup to when your backup includes the sd card?
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I've done a bad wipe hit restore and it also restored the partition
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That makes sense, really. Where do you backup to when your backup includes the sd card?

If you watch when it's backing up it says backing up sdext
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Well, since we're all talking about this I gave it a go. I backed up 010312 BACKside and restored my Stock Rooted from 093011. I did have gmail still on my phone, so I emailed a copy of the market to myself but it won't install.

I emailed my rootexplorer and amazon market apk to myself and got them installed. With root explorer I can install all of my apks no problem, but still can't get market to install. Going to install Link2SD and see what happens when I unlink stuff.
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If you watch when it's backing up it says backing up sdext
Mine always says skipping sdext. The sdext mount point is for the second, internal, sd card found in tablets.
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Some recoveries are backing up sdext, some doesn't. I.H.O. recovery is backing up sdext, CWM 3.2.0.1 doesn't. You can check it very easy. If the recovery is able to mount sdext partition then it is able to back it up too. If not - no back up.
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Fair enough, I have cwm, that's why I saw the behavior described.
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That's why then I have blarfs iho recovery.
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... and one more thing - with iho recovery you can't update PRL, but with CWM you can so...
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I have a couple of (hopefully simple) questions:

1) If I want to use Link2SD to free up space, I know that I need to root my phone. But do I need to mess with ROMs too, or will simply rooting it suffice?

2) Has anyone successfully done the Link2SD thing on a Mac? The recommended partition utility is a Windows application.
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I have a couple of (hopefully simple) questions:

1) If I want to use Link2SD to free up space, I know that I need to root my phone. But do I need to mess with ROMs too, or will simply rooting it suffice?

2) Has anyone successfully done the Link2SD thing on a Mac? The recommended partition utility is a Windows application.
I don't think the original problem was affected by rooting the device. I believe it was the ROM that made the ability to download larger files. I could be wrong on that, but if you're moving apps without a ROM flashed to your device, I see no real need to partition your sd card. I use Gemini app something or rather to move everything, if that's your only goal. It's simple and easy and free. Hope that helps.
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1) If I want to use Link2SD to free up space, I know that I need to root my phone. But do I need to mess with ROMs too, or will simply rooting it suffice?
You can use Link2SD with the stock rom (what your mobile is running currently. you just have to be rooted).

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Yes someone did, I think it was Sushifor5. There are some posts in here or another thread getting it done. I forget which program was finally used to do the partitioning.
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What is the advantage of creating the 2nd partition and setting it up as external in link2sd? I have most everything except market and superuser and titanium moved to the sd card, so what would I gain to have the 2nd partition? On a 16 gig sd, would you make the 2nd partition 2 gig? And which partition gets the current files, the bigger one? And what would go onto the external partition?
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What is the advantage of creating the 2nd partition and setting it up as external in link2sd? I have most everything except market and superuser and titanium moved to the sd card, so what would I gain to have the 2nd partition? On a 16 gig sd, would you make the 2nd partition 2 gig? And which partition gets the current files, the bigger one? And what would go onto the external partition?
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Just moving to sd leaves some in internal. And some say linking rather than moving runs faster. Yes 2 gig will be fine. The larger one will have your files. The ext is where the app installs the main files.
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I clicked create link for all my user apps and told it to automatically link new apps, is this all I need to do? Or should I also move the apps to the sd card through link2sd? What does create link do?
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You do not want any apps moved to sd that's what link does it moves nearly the entire app to your sd and creates a link in your phone that links it to the app where it will run from your sd. Kinda like a desktop shortcut on a computer and your program is installed on a second or external hard drive.
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OOOOHHH, dude, you're awesome. haha You just helped a ton with that explanation! Got it. thanks!
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I've been reading up about this, so is there any way to create a second partition, and rename/make it a primary without a pc? all I got is my OP V :l
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I've been reading up about this, so is there any way to create a second partition, and rename/make it a primary without a pc? all I got is my OP V :l
Check the advanced options in your recovery and see if it has an option to create a partition.
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ok, so I checked and it says partition sd card. I didn't want to select it and mess anything up. but as far as I know that's it. I'm runnin cwm based 4.0.1.5 recovery? I think
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ok, so I checked and it says partition sd card. I didn't want to select it and mess anything up. but as far as I know that's it. I'm runnin cwm based 4.0.1.5 recovery? I think
This was written almost a year ago so I'm not sure what might be different now, if anything. Good article to read through.

What Is ClockworkMod Recovery And How To Use It On Android [Complete Guide]

Partition SD Card
This option gives you a no-frills way to partition your SD card properly for use with ROMs that support data2ext (a very handy hack for low internal memory devices that enables an /sd-ext partition on the SD card to be used as the internal user data storage i.e. as the /data partition). Once this option is selected, you will be given options to choose the sizes for the /sd-ext partition as well as an optional /swap partition on the SD card, and will then automatically format it for you, leaving the remaining space for normal SD card usage. This option will wipe all data from your SD card so use it with caution!
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ok thanks, will it really wipe everything on my sd? or just the amount of space that the partition is gonna take up.
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ok thanks, will it really wipe everything on my sd? or just the amount of space that the partition is gonna take up.
It'll wipe everything.
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welp, looks like its a no go then. I have no external way to backup my sd
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welp, looks like its a no go then. I have no external way to backup my sd
You can back them up to the cloud somewhere. I think the app Astro File Manager has a free cloud backup while they are testing it out. Also, I haven't tried it, but check out dropbox. Even Amazon has a free backup service. (5 GB)
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Very good advice!
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The app box offers 50gb to lg users.

I didn't know it erased the card I used it on my new card but that was before I transferred my backup.
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alright I downloaded the dropbox app, but ican only upload files?? I've lookied everywhere and I cannot upload my folders. I have well over 1000 different files on my sd. Im not thinkin I wanna do them one by one
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