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How do I format the SD card when using Link2SD

Discussion in 'Android Accessories' started by Caro332, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Caro332

    Caro332 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    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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  2. kooocko

    kooocko Lurker

    I am just in a process of searching for the same thing :)
  3. kooocko

    kooocko Lurker

    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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  4. Caro332

    Caro332 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    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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