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Some questions about changing my MicroSD card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by el_jefe, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. el_jefe

    el_jefe Newbie
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    I just bought a 16GB card to replace my 8GB (wanted a 32GB, but still to expensive...).
    Before the actual replacing, I'm still having some questions:

    1) Is it necessary to make it a goldcard again? I used to goldcard to debrand my phone and to get the official updates. Meanwhile I also rooted my phone and installed a custom rom. So I won't install official updates anyway. Therefore I would think the goldcard is not needed... Am I right?

    2) On my 8GB I made a 512MB ext3 partition with RomManager, but I read here somewhere that that isn't the best way to go. So now I want to create a 1GB partition via GParted, but never done that before. Where can I find a good step by step tutorial?

    3) Assuming that I succeed in creating this 1GB partition, won't it cause a problem for the nandroid restore? After all, the backup was created with a 512MB partition in place and should be restored on a 1GB partition...

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    1) you dont have to make your new card gold, but keep the old one. Theyre good for recovery purposes, if you need to run an RUU that isnt from your carrier

    2) Find a post by "LECTER" and look in his sig. Or read my apps2sd+ FAQ, but Lecter's video goes into more detail.

    3) Nope, It doesnt back up the entire partition. Just the data within it. It will restore to any partition that is large enough
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  3. el_jefe

    el_jefe Newbie
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    Thanks for your quick reply!
    1) Made it a goldcard anyway. Probably will lose the other one or give it away... ;-)
    2) Managed to use Gparted with the info in your FAQ, it's really easy and graphical. Thought it was going to be something with lots of DOS-like commands...
    3) Cool!

    LECTER Android Expert

    You rang? ;)
  5. el_jefe

    el_jefe Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just finished copying all data from my old 8Gb class 2 Kingston card to my new 16Gb class 4 Emtec card.
    I noticed during copying that it all went rather slowly...
    When everything was done, I ran a SD speed test and my new card seems to have a write speed of only 1Mb/s where it should at least be 4Mb/s.
    Can this be caused by creating a gold card of it? Don't think so because I did the same for my 8Gb card class 2 and that one got a write speed of 5Mb/s!!
    Can it be caused by partitioning it via Gparted?
    Or is it just a faulty card? Don't think it is a fake as I bought it in our company store.
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Some roms have low write speeds. Card reader is the best way to test it.
  7. el_jefe

    el_jefe Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Didn't change the Rom, still using Leedroid 2.3 as before with the 8Gb card...
    I transferred the data using a card reader and write speed was about 600-700 kb/s

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