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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mark1252003, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. mark1252003

    mark1252003 Well-Known Member
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    Hi, my mate decided to partition his sd card on his rooted hero , now it is only saying 5gb instead of 8gb, and he wants to take the partition off but for some reason he cant. He did say that the card isnt being reconised by his computer too , and he thinks he has lost all of his data too (Unless it is in the other 2gb) what is the best way if any to revert back to a unpartitioned sd card?

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  2. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    You should be able to format the card to one solid FAT partiton via the options menu.

    Or, if he's using the latest recovery menu, that can undo the partitioning too.
     
  3. mark1252003

    mark1252003 Well-Known Member
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    Hi xyro, hes running 1.6.2 recovery. (same as me ) if he boots into it, does he need to go to the SD card part?
     
  4. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
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    Partition sdcard >> Parition SD. Then SWAP: 0, Ext: 0 for a normal sd card.

    Bear in mind this will wipe the card clean.
     
  5. mark1252003

    mark1252003 Well-Known Member
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    Great stuff,much appreciated! How would he go about the options,unpartitioning route tho ?
     
  6. Xyro

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    Options >> SD & Phone Storage >> Unmount SD card >> Format SD card.

    I'm pretty sure this will get rid of the apps partition. But if it doesn't work and only reformats the normal partition of the card, the recovery menu way definitely will work.
     
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