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How do I format the SD card when using Link2SD

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  1. Caro332

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    I've been transferring all my data from SD card to SD card for years and so I believe there might be a lot of things I do not need anymore. Therefore, I want to format my SD card.
    Now here's the question.
    • I am using Link2SD. Would anyone have a guide on how to format the SD card when all my apps are linked?
    • Plus, will formatting also delete the partition?
      • I do want to delete the partition I currently have and make a new one because when I first created it, I was not sure how much I was space I was supposed to use so I did a big number like 2GB which I now realize is a big waste of space.
    Thanks for the help guys!!:thumbup:
     

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    I am just in a process of searching for the same thing :)
     
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    OK i managed to do this.

    - First of all, remove links to all the widgets and apps that you think might cause problems while booting.
    - You will need a CWM for your phone - search the forum or google how to get it.
    - Boot your phone into recovery and do a backup (including the EXT partition)
    - Restart your phone, connect it to PC and copy everything you need from the FAT part of the SD card (ClockWorkMod folder is the most important part)
    - Then download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition from here and delete the partitions - it would be best to do this with the phone turned off and using a card reader
    - Boot your phone into recovery and create a new EXT partition - I read that this shouldn't be larger than 1GB
    - Reboot your phone so it creates the FAT partition
    - Reboot again into recovery and restore the EXT backup

    That worked for me, hope it helps :)
     
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    Do you have any examples??

    This is where I need to know...How do I include EXT partition? Is there a special option? Can you put a little guide for me?

    If I just copy and paste everything, will it work? I don't know anything about partitions and FAT...

    Could you be kind enough to put a small guide on how to do that too pelase?

    Thanks so much !!
     

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