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  1. kevinrubio

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    So how can i remove the SD-EXT out of my 8 GB sd card ?
    I want to do it since I'm getting a new phone (Lg Esteem)
     

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    If I remember correctly, flashing back to stock formats the sd card, deleting the sd-ext. At least, I remember somewhere in that process I managed to remove it. Hope that helps... :-\
     
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    how do i flash back to stock if i didn't back a backup of it >.<
     
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    FOUND A SOLUTION !!! :
    I had the same problem but found a simpler workaround. Settings>SD card and phone storage>Unmount SD card. Once the SD card is unmounted, select Format SD Card. This will format and merge all partitions into a single FAT32 partition.

    YOU WILL LOSE ALL DATA so back up everything that you need. This worked out easier for me since I had just partitioned the card to EXT and FAT32 and didn't have any data in it.
     
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    also you can format sd card through recovery to remove the ext from sd card.
     
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    So i have a 8GB sd card, and it says i have 7.44 GB left after i formatted, is that suppose to say that ?
     
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    Yeah. I think that's pretty much normal. I have a 16gb SDcard and when it was new, it said something like 15.44 available.
     
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    It might be.

    I've had 4 different SD Cards total, & only one of them indicated the advertised capacity when it was new.
    The latest SD CARD that I purchased, a 16GB-CLASS 10,only had about 14.7 GB of usable/total storage available,brand new,right out of the box.

    Whether buying a more expensive,better known brand of card will get you more actual storage,I'm not sure.

    I'd use a card reader & hook it up to your desktop/laptop & go on-line & search for something that may give you a more thorough explanation of what exactly is/may be remaining on your card.
    My guess is there is a 500mb or so of a partition that isn't showing up.

    Do you remember what that capacity of your card was when it was brand new?
     
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    Just bought a brand new Lexar Mirco SDHC 8gb class4. Mounted to PC with my android phone, and it shows 7.45gb free and 35kb used space. So that's pretty normal that you got 7.44gb :)

    Cheers
     

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