How to upgrade sd card


  1. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    I am replacing my class 2 8gb card with a class 10 16gb. What is the best way to partition correctly and transfer files without flasing the rom again?

    Edit: Maybe I should have continued this in the thread I started about Mik3D...

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  2. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

  3. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Try this:
    old sd card in phone, transfer contents to computer.
    Power down phone, remove old sd card, insert new sd card.
    Boot into bootloader, then from there into recovery. Select partition sd card
    Partition sd card to ext-3...set swap to 0, partition size 1028, the rest for fat32. While in recovery, plug phone into computer, use the usbms toggle to mount phone and move files back to new sd card...unmount phone, reboot.
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  4. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    hmm?
    Under partition sdcard is
    Partition sdcard
    Repair sd:ext
    SD:ext2 to ext3
    SD:ext3 to ext4

    I selected partition sdcard, set swap size to 0, partition size to 1024, remainder fat32. HOWEVER, i believe it wants to partition ext2. I didnt see an option for ext3
  5. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Select SD: ext2 to ext3
    then you are done.
    If you decide later to go from ext3 to ext4, no data loss will occur.:)
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  6. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    Got it. Had to partition sd first, then upgrade ext2 to ext3. Probably an Amon recovery thing being slightly different than CWM
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  7. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    So now I have all my apps on sd, but I thought with dt baked that the icon on some of my apps wouldnt change to the generic droid one??
  8. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Some of your app icons changed? For example, what apps? And they changed when? After partitioning?:confused:
  9. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    Well I partitioned and used the function in the Mik3D rom to free up space by moving all aps to sd. So I am not sure when it happened, but I moved them as soon as I partitioned and transfered the files back to the card.

    For example, the generic icon is on the following aps:
    es file explorer, gas buddy, trapster, sound hound, pandora, netflix, camera ics, draw free, and TB.

    Its not a major issue, but if there is an easy way to fix it, I'm game.
  10. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    What function did you use?
  11. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    Its built into the rom. under settings, sd & phone storage.
  12. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    The reason I asked was, does Mik3d have DarkTremors baked into the rom?
    If it does, then there is no need to physically move your apps to sd card. Darktremors will do that automatically and move them to the ext3 you created, thereby freeing up internal memory. DT creates a symbolic link from the phone to the ext3, tricking the phone into thinking the apps are still on the internal memory. If you are physically moving apps to sd card and DT is trying to do its thing, I think something will misbehave. Let me link this info for you....

    [GUIDE] - [TUTORIAL] - Apps2SD Guide

    Edit: here is a more detailed guide about DTa2sd vs. Apps2sd
    http://androplasty.com/forum/vaelpak-3-2/what-you-need-to-know-about-apps2sd-vs-darktremors-a2sd
  13. Robobob1221

    Robobob1221 Well-Known Member

    sounds like you moved the apps to external sd storage, rather than the sd-ext, so this is probably why you got some issues.
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  14. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    A quote from the last link I linked

  15. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    I think he did:(
  16. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    ok, I will read and hopefully it will answer my next question....since I partitioned a new lager sd card after the rom was flashed, will i need to reinstall the apps?
  17. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    I have not run into this situation before.....I would assume that the rom is utilizing DTa2sd but I really do not know.... if it is, and you also moved apps to the sd card, and if your apps are not working quite right, it may be wise to reflash the rom after wiping all except sd card, and redownloading apps.
    If Mik3d has DTa2sd....follow?
  18. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    Ugh, just to get the icon right, its not worth reflashing and setting everything up again.

    There are no more aps in internal memory for me to move, they all got moved to sd.
  19. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    hmm...do your apps function correctly?
    Just curious, do you have the Terminal Emulator app?
  20. Robobob1221

    Robobob1221 Well-Known Member

    You could try moving them back to internal storage then clearing cache and dalvik in recovery.

    You got Titanium backup? on the main screen where it lists your storage partitions, is there one for sd-ext?
    Also if you got Terminal Emulator do the following:
    type su then hit enter
    type a2sd check

    does it tell you a2sd is installed?

    edit: posted the same time as you Mikey!! :p
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  21. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    we were thinking the same thing! My next suggestion was going to be the a2sd check!! Nice!;)
  22. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    yes they function correctly, and yes i have TE
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  23. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    o.k...just for giggles, enter the commands like robobob posted...see if dt spits out anything
  24. Ekring67

    Ekring67 Well-Known Member

    Ok, what do you need to know from the check?
    It says DT apps2sd 2.7.5.2 status report and then the details
  25. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    To see if DT is linking your apps to ext...
    Should look something like mine...
    Code (Text):
    $ export PATH=/data/local/bin:$PATH
    $su
    # a2sd check
    [ ] GREP:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [!] REBOOT:  Using Darktremor Busybox.
    [ ] FDISK:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] CAT:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] MKDIR:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] RMDIR:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] CHMOD:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] MOUNT:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] UMOUNT:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] CP:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] RM:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] MV:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] LN:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] MORE:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] MKNOD:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] AWK:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] SLEEP:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] SYNC:  Using ROM Busybox.
    [ ] TEE:  Using ROM Busybox.
    __ _____
    |  \  |
    |   | |
    |__/  |  Darktremor Apps2SD 2.7.5.3 Beta 4a (2011-01-30)

    [-] Checkpoint 1: Check for SD Card Fix and Implement.
    [-] Checkpoint 2:  Run Dalvik Heap Program (if exists).
    [-] Checkpoint 3: Run Set Low Memory Killer Program (if exists).
    [-] Checkpoint 4: Determine Mount Point.
    [-] Checkpoint 5: Set Parameter Variables.
    [ ] GetProp Command = /system/bin/toolbox getprop
    [ ] SetProp Command = /system/bin/toolbox setprop
    [ ] Mount Point = /sd-ext
    [-] Checkpoint 6: Insert CyanogenMod patch.
    [-] Checkpoint 7: Complete Dalvik Cache Move (if applicable).
    [-] Checkpoint 8: Resetting Dalvik Cache Partition
    [-] Checkpoint 9: Switching Davlik Cache to Cache Partition (if applicable)
    [-] Checkpoint 10: Checking for existence of command parameter
    [-] Checkpoint 11: Check for a2sd help command
    [-] Checkpoint 12: Check for a2sd check command
    [ ] Starting Apps2SD Check Program.

    Darktremor 2.7.5.3 Beta 4a Apps2SD Status Report
    ===================================================================================
    Legend: []=Setting is correct
            []=Setting is correct, but not optimal.
            []=Setting is incorrect and needs to be fixed or option is not available.
    ===================================================================================
    Block Device            - [] /dev/block/mmcblk0p2
    Mount Point             - [] /sd-ext
    Support EXT2?           - [] Yes
    Support EXT3?           - [] Yes
    Support EXT4?           - [] Yes

    Apps                    - [ ] Linked to SD Card.
                              [ ] No Apps2SD Flag File not found.
                              [] Programs run from SD card
                                  To run from internal storage, type a2sd remove

    Private Apps            - [ ] Linked to SD Card.
                              [ ] No Apps2SD Flag File not found.
                              [] Private Programs run from SD card
                                  To run from internal storage, type a2sd remove

    Dalvik Cache            - [ ] Symbolically Linked.
                              [ ] Dalvik to SD flag file found.
                              [] Dalvik runs from SD card
                                  To run from internal storage, type a2sd nocache
                                  To run from /cache partition, type a2sd cachepart

    Data                    - [ ] Program Data on Internal Storage.

    Swap                    - [ ] Partition present.
                              [ ] Swap partition: /dev/block/mmcblk0p3
                              [ ] No Swap flag file not found.
                              [] Swap starts.
                                  To deactivate swap, type a2sd noswap
                              [ ] Note: Not all ROMS activate swap.

    ZipAlign                - [] Not running at boot.
                              To activate it, type a2sd zipalign

    Dalvik Heap(MB)         - [] 64m

    Low Memory
    Killer Settings         - [] 2048,3072,11520,13824,15616,17920
                              Note: Values are in pages.
                              1 page = 4KB memory.

                              Values represent the following:
                              1st number = Foreground App
                              2nd number = Visible App
                              3rd number = Secondary Server
                              4th number = Hidden App
                              5th number = Content Provider
                              6th number = Empty App

    [] For a list of commands that you can use with Apps2SD
        Type:  a2sd help
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