Link2SD Blues


  1. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    I'm currently running BACKside 0502 and recently bought a 16GB Class 4 SanDisk microSD for Link2SD. A 2GB partition, Link2SD running. Brilliant, right?
    Not so much.
    First, there's the main issue. Rebooting. I go through Heck every time I reboot. Because once it's done, it freezes. Sometimes on the home screen, sometimes on the lock screen. So I have to do a battery pull and try again.
    And it repeats.
    And repeat.
    Sometimes it takes 10+ battery pulls before the phone is stable enough to use.
    And not to mention slowly (but constantly) dropping space.
    I went from 120 megs to about 116 megs and now 115 megs... but I didn't install anything new! And I'm constantly clearing cache.
    Help? Thanks.

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  2. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    No idea, I never had any of these problems when I used Link2SD. I haven't used it since early October 2011, so there may have been changes made to it that are causing problems with the ROM.

    All I can suggest is to mess around with the options, that is what I did to learn it when I used it. There was no guide for it when I started using it.
  3. PMUSER

    PMUSER Well-Known Member

    This is not a solution BUT I recently read that holding vol up and the power button will sometimes save you a battery pull. It may not work in every situation but its worth a try, I hate pulling my battery.

    I use link2sd and I must say it took a while before mine was stable again. I did a fix permissions a few times and it actually lost a few of my apps, but I was able to restore with Titanium Backup and then re-link. I have found it takes a while for the phone to wake up fully when you have just added new links, but mine is stable now. So recommendation is fix permissions, but make sure you have your apps backed up
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  4. nitestalkr

    nitestalkr Well-Known Member

    Make sure you set the same settings in link2sd as you did when partitioning your SD card. I.e. partitioned ext2 and set in link2sd ext2.
    and when partitioning the SD card, make sure you set your ext to primary, and not logical.
  5. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much, you guys. I ended up reflashing and restoring and relinking and rebooting.... and it worked!!! From June 18 to June 21, my phone was flawlessly amazing. But, last night (June 21), my phone had a little hiccup.
    I was in the middle of an intense game of OvenBreak. I pressed the jump button, and the phone froze. I was shocked. My phone had literally zero problems since the reflash of June 18. What had happened?
    The phone just rebooted itself. I tried to keep calm. The phone finished booting up, and the lockscreen was frozen. I was scared. I ended up having to pull the battery. This went on fro quite some time. I didn't know what the heck was going on. How'd it go from flawless to not even being able to get past the lock screen?
    After lots of pulls, I decided to head into Recovery and restore my most recent backup. It ended up being BEFORE I reflashed, restored, relinked and rebooted. It's a good thing I made a backup right before I restored the June 18 backup.
    I just restored the backup I made about 5 minutes earlier, and the lockscreen had a little issue. But, it got past within seconds, still.
    So, I still have little issues with the lockscreen and a bit of freezing here and there. Not anything that doesn't get fixed within seconds, of course, but the phone definitely isn't what it was, say, 24 hours ago.
    I feel as if my phone had a stroke.
    Any input from you guys? Everything is appreciated.
  6. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    When the device reboots, how long do you give it before you start freaking out about it? The entire process from the LG logo to it being ready to use can take up to 10 minutes with Link2SD.
  7. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

    A little tip to make partitioning the uSD easier (takes a little longer but is fool proof) : Using the recovery- in the advanced section select the partitioning option. Select the size you want. When done put uSD card in your PC and reformat the smaller partition to something other than the ext.3 that the recovery made (FAT32 can be used with any ROM) as ext.3 doesn't work with some ROM's. Mini Tool Partitioning Wizard will do this just fine.
  8. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input, guys. And I wait a fair amount of time before resulting to a battery pull.
    But these issues remain. The lock screen freezes and freezing occurs after fixing permissions...
    I'm lost. What should I do?
  9. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Replace the uSD?
  10. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    Well, I'm ticked. I've had little freezing issues that are resolved within seconds, as I mentioned before. But today brought me some battery pull freezing. 10 minutes, I waited before resolving to it. And it got working fine again.
    But spending $20 to buy another card doesn't sound desirable.
    Sigh.
  11. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    This morning I experienced lock screen freezing and my phone wouldn't wake up after falling asleep! Kept occurring after multiple battery pulls. Phone is stable as of now, but who knows what could happen.
    Yes, I've fixed permissions. Multiple times.
    I'm a little sad because I've seen so many happy owners of this phone and all I have is bad memories of malfunctions.
    Any suggestions other than replace the card? I guess I'll do it if it comes to it, but spending more money doesn't sound ideal.
    I don't even know if these issues are LINK2SD related, but I'm sick of reboots and freezing and sleeps of death and battery pulls. I've endured it since November. I'm done. I need a solution.
  12. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    How does the device run without link2sd?
  13. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    I'd like to check but I have too many apps to not run Link2SD.
    Could I still get an accurate evaluation if I don't link anything but I still have the apps on the SD?
  14. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    My laptop is at home so I won't have an opportunity to test stability with formatted SD because I'm currently at an airport in layover waiting to go home. :roll:
    But as of now the phone's pretty stable after a couple battery pulls and lockscreen freezing.
    Man. I just want all these phone problems gone, I've never owned a truly stable phone in my life.
    Edit: Just had some freezing issues. Sigh.
  15. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    Alright, update time. I just got home from a trip and turned on my Optimus V to only experience lots and lots of issues. Battery pulls, rebooting, freezing, all in less than 24 hours. So, this morning, I decided to take out the microSD and the phone is uber smooth for the past 10 minutes (longer than it has been working, mind you), so I'm kind of sure that my microSD is the issue.
    I just don't want to pay $30 to replace it. :(
    EDIT: Before anyone asks, it's, too late to return it.
  16. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    I was having a good day today, too.
    That's right. From the moment I started using my Optimus V this morning, not one single hiccup throughout the day. Until about, 5 minutes ago. The app I was using force closed on me, I went to the settings to check something, and the phone froze. It's still frozen as I type this.
    I wish, I wish, I wish, wish, wish for stability. I'm gonna hit up SanDisk now, but really, I don't think it's the card's fault. I've had these issues on stock ROM, with stock SD, as well as BACKside (multiple downloads, flashes, and build versions) with stock SD and SanDisk Class 4.
    Maybe I just wasn't destined to have a great Optimus V experience.
    Sigh.
    EDIT: After unmounting the microSD, freezing still continued. Don't think my problems are linked to the microSD.
  17. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Then return the device and get a replacement.
  18. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    I'm way past my return date.... plus since I rooted I don't think I can get help from LG or anyone
  19. Nate456

    Nate456 Well-Known Member

    Zv9 will somewhat help with getting help from LG (did that make sense?)
  20. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    Perfect sense and a great idea but I bought the phone last October... think they'll still help?
  21. Nate456

    Nate456 Well-Known Member

    I believe that the phone has a one year warranty with LG
  22. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    It has a 1 year warranty from Virgin Mobile, so you still have 2-3 months to go.
  23. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the help, guys.
    I think I'm gonna ditch Virgin Mobile.
    I'll buy an unlocked Galaxy Nexus from Google, and activate it on T-Mobile's Prepaid 4G Network, I get unlimited texting, 5GB of unthrottled data, 100 minutes (with unlimited N&W) for $30 a month! Free activation, I think it's a GREAT deal.
    I'll keep my Optimus around, to play with.
    But I think I'll be done soon.
  24. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    That is my plan when I can afford a nexus.
  25. Encerspay

    Encerspay Well-Known Member

    Nice, I'm selling some old trading cards on eBay to get some extra cash for one.

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