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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by deanshep85, May 18, 2011.

  1. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    Right YES before someone says it...I know I can search through a number of threads here to find all the seperate answers...but I'd rather them in one place...might also help others in future.

    Right I just got me a 16GB class 4 HC card...and wanna obviously transfer EVERYTHING over to it...and by everything I mean all user made stuff (music, pics, wallpapers etc) and all apps (on the partition as well)

    exactly HOW do I got bout this...I mean I know with music etc...but the app part..

    I KNOW I have to create a new 1GB partition on the new card, that much Is certain BUT how do I obviously transfer the stuff from my previous 8GB card to the new 16GB card...

    also...how do I delete the 1GB partition on the old card? cos im sending that up to my mum for her phone an she cannot use or need the partition..

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User


    nandroid backup
    Backup SD (fat 32) to PC
    Insert new card and boot recovery
    Mount USB and partition with Gparted
    Copy backup from PC back to card
    Nadroid restore
  3. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    and the nandroid will do all the apps too? sorry dan...dont mean to question you or sound stupid...just had a....I wouldn't even know what to describe the last couple days lol...head feels a lil fuzzy :D
  4. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User


    nadroid backup (on clockwork mod anyway) backups up:

    /sdcard/.android_secure (private apps).. So yep ;)
  5. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    great thanks dan...I'd say I owe ya a beer..but you'd hold me to it ;):D
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    No I wouldnt. I dont hold anyone to anything
  7. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    thats good cos im skint right now anyway hahaha :p but yea still thanks for your help...was hoping it would be you who replied first anyway..
  8. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    ok dan...im gonna be a lil spazzy here....when you say copy SD to pc, do you mean EVERYTHING off the card or JUST the clockworkmod>backup part?
  9. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Backup everything as you will want it all on your new card.
  10. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    right so EVERY single directory on the card then...got it :D cheers dan
  11. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    I'm probably being really patronising here dean, so sorry... but from reading the above I think it could be misinterpreted that a nandroid back up should be used for actually backing up apps etc. I think the only reason that is advised is incase anything goes wrong. The actual app data on your partition is simply copied when you copy all the contents of your sd. So you copy everything to computer from sd, then copy back onto new sd once partitioned.

    I think I should stop talking, I don't even know what I'm talking about now :p


    I was wondering this myself. I'm looking for a new micro SD. 16GB I think, but I'm not sure what to get?

    I'm currently using a class 2 (don't laugh) but A2SD works fine. I'm probably never going to try data2sd or anything, but I would like the option.
    So, what do I need? Class 4, 6, 10? I'd rather not spend above
  12. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    I've Asked this once before but HOW do I remove a partition? Just my original 8gb is just showing the fat32 partition in the linux tools nothing else i wanna get it back to its original 7. Something not 6 something that it is now...gparted isnt seeing the partition
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    You have to mount it as usb mass storage in clockworkmod.

    Williamj1: In response. You're right, a nadroid isn't used to back up apps per se. Its used to backup the ext partition, which if you use a2sd+ and swap the SD card out, without a nandroid backup / restore onto the new card, all user apps would be broken.
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  14. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    well I shall try that mounting dan...hopefully that works....otherwise my mum gets 999MB less on her memory card hahaha

    BUT and this is the big suckey bit...the nandroid failed...oh it 'restored' ok, no bootlooping....but NOTHING changed, nothing was restored.....not a damn thing...
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    What do you mean nothing was restored, nothing changed? Nothing is supposed to be changed. I dont understand what you mean.

    You take a backup and put a new partitioned card in. You restore the backup and everything should be exactly the same as it was with the old card in. You shouldnt notice anything different.

    Confused now.
  16. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    nope...I took backup...partitioned new card....plonked all the stuff on new card and hit restore....and well.....everything broke...I had no launcherpro, no apps no anything YET it still reckoned my internal memory was showing full....but nothing else showed...I just showed a bare bones leedroid with nothing else having been restored..
  17. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Maybe your partition is crap. redo it.
  18. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    yea thats what im thinking....oh well...I got a free day to do this ALL again :D
  19. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Should just be a case of mounting it in recovery and repartition the ext in Gparted. Your data is on your PC and it should not wipe the FAT32 anyway.

    What EXT type did you choose by the way? 3?
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  21. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    You'll be lucky to get over 6MB/s write speed between the desire and a PC as this is the limit the desire can handle. Some people occaisionally manage 7.
  22. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    just noticed this got moved to root...when its not really...its troubleshooting lol...anyway regardless...

    dan...need help man...gparted is NOT seeing the memory card/phone when its in clockwork mode...

    and when its in normal USB mass storage with the phone booted normally it STILL refuses to show a partition created IN Gparted....and yes I AM using the linux/Gparted to do this...NOT WINDOWS...not like last time lol oh boy did I have egg on my face then...

    anyway....all im showing is around 6.9GB of unallocated space but NO partition...yet when I boot the phone and use quick info pro or titanium it STILL says theres a partition there...

    where the hell am I going wrong? cos SURELY Gparted being the creator of said partition should SEE said partition right? or is THIS where im going wrong?:thinking:
  23. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    I asked for it to be moved here as its troubleshooting for an issue that is only relevant if you are rooted.

    When you're in clockworkmod, are you going to "Mounts and storage" > "Mount USB mass storage"? If you mount as usb mass storage AFTER gparted is loaded, you will have to rescan for devices. if that still doesnt work, restart gparted GUI by closing it with the x and opening the icon for Gparted

    ...and it never will. Android cannot mount the EXT partition on your PC. It MUST be in recovery, mounted as USB mass storage
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  24. deanshep85

    deanshep85 Android Expert
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    ah cheers then dan :D

    I went to "mounts and storage" and everytime I looked it was always unmounted...so I'd click mount usb mass storage and the PHONE would tell me that clicking anything would unmount it, like its already mounted....then nothing happens....but I'll try again especially the close and restart bit..

    ah ok, yea...I think thats where we had the lil arguement a wee while back...so without going over old ground...I shall take your advice on this one dan..

    cheers..I shall let you know what happens....god help this better work otherwise im gonna have a pissed off mother...she got me the 16GB so she could have my 8GB in her phone as thats the biggest it takes lol
  25. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes "Mount USB mass storage" is a seperate option that takes you to a new screen. When you are in that screen, it is mounted. Coming out of that screen unmounts.

    I personally plug it in when GPARTED LIVE CD is going through all the key mapping and language bits. That way when the GUI opens, it should already be detected.

    I dont plug it in before that though as sometimes on my lapdog, it prevents it booting.

    EDIT> are you just trying to delete the partition in the 8GB?

    Apparently sometimes just formatting the SD card in phone deletes it
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