SD card partition issue


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  1. BOTTLEFED

    BOTTLEFED Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, I'm trying not to panic here.
    I just rooted my phone the other day and it was doing well.
    I decided to go ahead and try a ROM, and xtrSense seemed like a nice small step. The ROM change-over went fine. I lost some contacts but I had most of them on my gmail account.
    I was reading the xtrSense thread and saw the App2SD section. I thought it might be a good idea since I like to try a lot of apps and don't get around to deleting them sometimes, so my internal memory gets used up.
    I wasn't clear on the process and I assumed the App2SD was built into xtrSense and all I had to do was partition the SD card. I followed the steps in the App2SD section and it seemed to work just fine. I rebooted, but the SD card was not in the same place it was before when I opened Estrongs file explorer. The apps were not transferred to it and were still in the same place as before. However, I lost access to all my ringtones that were saved on the SD card.

    So I decided the partition didn't work so I went to do a nand backup to when I rooted, but not on xtrSense. I restarted in recovery mode and went to nand restore and it is giving me this:
    E:couldn't open directory /sdcard/nandroid/

    I did a wipe of the SD:ext partition. It says wipe complete. I did a wipe of the data and it says wipe complete.
    I did a repair of SD:ext and it says repair complete.
    But I still get the same message that it can't open the SD card.

    please HELP!!
    :)
     

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  2. BOTTLEFED

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    That link is broken. Just to clarify for anybody who reads this post, in order to activate apps2sd with xtrSENSE 4.6, you need to:

    - backup your SD card
    - partition the SD card using recovery, then convert the ext2 partition to ext3
    - restart xtrSENSE
    - copy files back to the SD card
    - run gscript on the phone and load and run the script that activates apps2sd
    - restart the phone again


    On that last restart, as it boots xtrSENSE will move your apps to the ext partition that you created on the SD Card.
     
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    BOTTLEFED Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks doogald

    The instructions in the xtrSense thread are really bad if that is actually how its done.
    I'm a little hesitant to try a ROM now, but when I do, I'll follow your instructions and not those.
     

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