About the SD card process


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  1. hgoldner

    hgoldner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Getting ready to root my Dinc, I see the instructions call for copying everything off of the SD card, reformatting it fat32, and putting the requisite files (unrevoked, a ROM, the radio, etc.) in the "root directory" of a reformatted SD card.

    I have a 32g microSD card already loaded with lots of stuff (and already formatted as Fat32).

    My questions are:

    1. Do I really have to wipe it blank with only the files necessary for rooting, etc.?

    2. Can't I just use a 2g card, format it and put everything on there?

    Is there something magic about what happens with the card that is essentially to the process running properly?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. dibs ODDJOB

    dibs ODDJOB Well-Known Member

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    Maybe someone with more experience can help here, but I don't think that is necessary. At least if you are not flashing a new ROM.

    I just rooted for the first time (kept stock ROM) and I didn't do anything with my 8GB SD card that I was already using, other than what happens during the tutorial. I did backup all my data on the internal and SD memory, just in case. I also did an apps backup using Astro and Appbrain, but I haven't needed it yet.
     
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  3. hgoldner

    hgoldner Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    My intention right now is just to root initially and get used to that and running Titanium backups. The next step will be to install a ROM with sense (leaning towards Virtuous) and if that works out, then even a different kernel.

    Should I use a clean SD card for the ROM and kernel installs? Or is the point that there's a Nandroid backup on the card being used in case something goes wrong?
     
  4. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Well-Known Member

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    You don't need a clean sd card but it does need to be formatted to fat32.
     

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