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Upgrading SD card with ext3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kolipe, May 23, 2011.

  1. kolipe

    kolipe Member
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    Just got my 16gb sd card. I want to upgrade my 8gb card which is with fat32 ext3 a2sd+. I am not sure how best to transfer the contents of my old cd card to the new one. I guess I have first format the new card and create an ext3 using gparted and then? Any help appreciated. thanks.

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  2. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Make a nandroid backup with the old card in the phone, create an ext3 partition in the new card, copy the nandroid backup from old to new card, restore nandroid.
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  3. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Pretty much, yeah
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  4. kolipe

    kolipe Member
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    Thanks Usta, SUroot.
    I guess before restoring the nandroid, I will need to copy the contents on the old card and paste them on the new card. Would that be correct to say?
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes, put all your old card info onto the new one before the restore.
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  6. Well I just did this and it messed up my phone.

    Rebooted into clockworkmod recovery

    Did a back up

    Copied contents of card onto my laptop

    Put in new card and formatted with a 1GB ext3 partition

    Copied data back onto fat32 partition of the SD card

    Booted into clockworkmod recovery

    Rebooted phone

    Now it is like a new phone. Have to do the initial set up again, no apps installed. nothing.

  7. And if I put my old SD card back in they aren't their either

    And the Apps2sd application that came with the gingervillain ROM I have installed is now gone too so I can't even check what might be going on

    I might just do a full wipe and start again. This sucks
  8. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    I hope you didn't use ROM Manager in any of those steps? We don't like it because it produces too many errors.
    Did the nandroid restore from CWM recovery go successfully? Do you still have that backup (look in SD card under clockwrkmod/backup directory)?
  9. Nope, no ROM Manaager
    Booted into CWM by holding volume down as I powered on. Then I went to recovery from the boot menu

    The restore went successfully as far as it says. I have even tried resoring the sd-ext .img separately.

    The backup is still there in the CWM folder yes. And I have it backed up on my PC too
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Can you mount the sd-ext individually via clockwork mod?

    Maybe the ext partition is borked. Mount usb mass storage in recovery and reformat.
  11. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer

    Thread moved to All things Root
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  12. yes I can. It seems to mount fine

    What on both cards at the same time? Seems a bit unlikely doesn't it?
    Do you mean repartition in gparted or just using the CWM interface?
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes its unlikely, I didnt know this was on both cards.

    Works for everyone else, this doesnt make sense that it can't restore.
  14. the strangest thing is that it asked me to do the whole set up again. Like asking me for my google username as pass and all this.

    So like i have never switched the phone on before.

    I think I will do a full wipe and reinstall
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yes if either data.img or sd-ext.img didnt restore properly, it would be like a factory reset, however the SD card should be as normal.

    Maybe its a dodgy backup. Have you an older one you can restore?
  16. unfortunately the reason I was upgrading SD card was because of space. I had to delete the old one to make the new one.

    Stupidly i accepted the message that it was successful without question

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