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ext4 and linux swap partition!!

Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by dhirend_6d, May 18, 2011.

  1. dhirend_6d

    dhirend_6d Lurker
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    Could sonmeone, anyone please tell me what is the use/need of having a ext4 and linux swap partition in the SD card??

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  2. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Ext4 partition is used together with data2ext scripts in phones with low internal memory. This effectively uses the space in SD card as a data partition, where applications are installed. It requires though a very fast SD card (minimum a class 4 card).

    I've seen more commonly used ext3 partitions, which are used with app2SD+ scripts. These don't require fast cards and are still able to move more applications to SD card than the standard Google App2SD.
    I found Gingerbread ASOP ROMs working very nicely with app2SD+ scripts.

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