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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 1iwilly, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    can anybody guide me in the easiest direction to partition my 4 gig sdcard
    thanks
     

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  2. If you have a custom recovery, just back up the card onto pc, then boot into recovery and find the partition option.
     
  3. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    menu settings sd card and phone storage format sd card, thats assuming you want all of it fat32. and you dont have anything on it.
     
  4. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i was in recovery when i click on partition it gave an error message about adb not found.??
     
  5. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    Tell us what your trying to do, and we may have a way to do it, just plain partition one full sd card as fat32 can be done multiple ways, if your trying to make a extended sd card partition for a2sd that too can be done multiple ways.:D
     
  6. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i just did the sense rom and it says about the =A2sd support: Create a partition using custom recovery to enable a2sd. Make sure that partition is on ext3 format. Make partition before flashing rom. **Backup your sdcard because during partition it gets formatted.**
     
  7. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    ok, which custom recovery do you have? the getitnow one? or the one by joneidy?

    when you go into custom recovery and go to the partition menu it asks about adb? that is strange.
    Do you have linux on a computer, or even just download a live dvd and run that, do you have a sd card reader or usb adapter then you could format using the computer.
    or if no linux available they do have programs that can format sd cards in many file systems. if you have an sd card reader of course.
     
  8. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    yes the joneidy? ok i think i have but before i click partition what should my swap size be.???on a 4 gig sdcard
     
  9. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    get the all in one recovery,

    its newer and everything works as intended.

    http://androidforums.com/getitnowmarketing/330813-all-one-recovery-thread.html

    and if you use these in adb or terminal emulator it will work. after you put flash_image and recovery image on sd card of course.

     
  10. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    with android you dont want swap at all. so put it to 0mb
     
  11. False. Our phone does not YET support swap. You could add it in there and the you won't have to repartition again when someone compiles a swap kernel. 32mb is fine...
     
  12. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    The problem with swap on android phones, if you enable swap space the phone will use it, and if it writes to swap it takes longer to reinitialize the swap then to open the app from a closed state.
    android does such a good job by itself in taking care of apps you dont want it to use swap. if the app is not needed it will close it but if you have swap available it will stick it there and since swap is just using storage space, and on the sd card at that it will take it longer to reuse that app.
     
  13. I don't believe the phone will automatically start using swap. I just set up swap on a friends mytouch3g/1.2 and I had to initialize it for the phone to make use of it. And adding a swap partition and enabling it doubled the performance.
     
  14. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ok now that i have [ROM] [THEME] Sense Rom Optimus M how do i get my original apps that i have before upgrading.??
     
  15. DaniellieeE

    DaniellieeE Android Enthusiast

    Which way is correct way to type instructions in. GNM's above has line one only once - Joneidy's Instructions below repeats line one again towards end, see below. Want to make sure, cus I did this last night (for clean start) using GNM's download link, but typed instructions using Joneidy's below. TIA

     
  16. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    For gnm's use the ones I listed, they are all thats needed.
     
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  17. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    for apps downloaded from market you go to market, sign into gmail and then hit menu, depending on which version of market you have you will get a menu with My Apps, or Downloads, click it and it will show you all your apps you can then redownload them.
     
  18. 1iwilly

    1iwilly Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    how doi transfer my phone contact from my sdcard to the phone.???
    thanks to all that have replied
     
  19. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    when you sign into gmail all your contacts are restored
     
  20. new optimus

    new optimus Android Expert

    but on the off chance they are not you can press menu, while in the contacts find the setting import/export to sd card.
     
  21. DaniellieeE

    DaniellieeE Android Enthusiast

    Quick question - doing this again n using GNM's instructions - Recovery menu still has Joneidy's name at bottom, is this correct? Sorry just want to make sure it shouldn't say GNM or something else - TIA
     
  22. sounds like you still have the old recovery
     
  23. DaniellieeE

    DaniellieeE Android Enthusiast

    thanks for quick respond (as always;)) - how do I get the new one

    Edited to add: I did download from GNM's site - can someone post a link please to correct one - TIA
     
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    new optimus Android Expert

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