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  1. nick789uk

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    Hi have a flytouch 3 loaded the Apps2 SD to transfer some apps to the SD card but when it says these apps can be tranfered the move to SD card is greyed out and cannot move them. Have I not done something as I am confussed, any help please.

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  2. nick789uk

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    Hi Just thought I would try to explain what is happening a little better, I down loaded the Apps2 Sd app onto the tablet and it seems to work shows me what apps can be transfered to the Sd card but when I press one of them it takes me to the apps in setting but the move to sd card option is greyed out and I cannot move it over tried all that it said I could move and all the same, anything I am doing wrong or is it it just does not work, any help please.

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    Apps2SD isn't functional as part of this ROM mate. Install Links2SD instead (you'll need to re-format your SD card to have an ext2 partition as well as the FAT32 one).
     
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    Why does the SD card need an extended partition for it to work?
     
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    That's the "hidden" partition that the apps get moved to.
     
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    Do apps run off the SD card run as effiently as tower run off the internal storage?
     
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    I've never noticed any difference (bearing in mind that they're both card storage). If anything, you may get faster run times if your microSD is a higher class than the internal.
     
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    Hi

    Just ordered the Flytouch3 32gb. Can anyone suggest the best SD card/class/make?

    Cheers

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    They are pretty much all the same. Probably better quality control by the major brands like SanDisk, Kingston, Samsung, etc. There are also speed differences you may want to consider although it is hard to prove that there is any advantage without actually trying them out. There is a good web site you should look at that will answer almost any questions you have about SD cards. FAQs - SD Association
     
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    Hey BBB, when I installed Link2SD, it gave me the choice of format, I selected EXT3 and it came up with a warning about lack of compatability with something or other and suggested I choose FAT32... So I did. Its still hidden!
     
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    You must first make an extended partition on your SD card. This should be done using a program like "Minitool" which runs on your PC. You can download it free at Best Free Partition Manager Freeware for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.. Link2SD will be able to move apps to the extended partition after you do that.
     
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    What he said ^ ;o)
     
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    Ummmm....I thought it told me to make two PRIMARY partitions......I'm pretty sure it did... because the instructions said it could resize the first partition and create the second primary partition without having to delete the existing partition but I found it wouldn't do it...I had to save all the data, delete the existing partition, create two primary partitions and format both. FAT32 for the first, and when I tried EXT3 for the second it said there could be compatibility issues with EXT3 and it suggested FAT32 for the second partition. This is using mini-tool and the instructions on the Link2SD app page in Market

    EDIT...just read the Link2SD page in Market and it is two Primary partitions
     
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    I use Ext2 primary on mine young darty. ;o)
     
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    I tryed to make primary partition on 2GB microSD card.
    but I could not make it.
    I checked the my computer after pressed the apply button.
    but There is no other partition.
    and inserted to the SPII. it says dameged card.
    After inserted to the SPII. SPII did not startup after that.
    and I re-flashed the rom.
    Please let me know. What was the problem?
     
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    Hi,

    How are you trying to create the partitions? What program are you using? On what OS?

    Regards
    tbod
     
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    Hi tbod!

    I'm using MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition and Windows 7-64bit and 2GB MicroSD card.

    1. move/resize and move the slide bar about 1GB.
    2. format the new partition FAT32 Primary.
    3. click Apply.

    Did I made a mistake how to make a new partition?
     
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    When i tried re-sizing a partition and creating a new primary partition in the newly made space it wouldn't let me.. I had to delete the existing partition, click apply, then create the two primary partitions from there.....
     

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