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Default [GUIDE] How to keep sdcard format same after upgrading to 4.2

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1. Read all the steps before attempting this
2. I have used this method to successfully keep my sdcard in data/media even after flashing multiple 4.2 roms

Prerequisites-
1. Your bootloader must be unlocked, if it isnt unlock it before using the guide
2. Backup you internal storage because this will wipe it

Steps-
1. Using the toolkit flash the takju 4.2 google image
2. After you have completed the setup using your pc transfer your internal storage backup to data/media and if there is a 0/0 delete it
3. Now flash the latest twrp
4. Now flash any 4.2 rom of your choice and your sdcard will stay in data/media

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So what the point of flashing TWRP and not CWM ?
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Is this really necessary though? You cant just move everything back to the original directory, then delete the new ones, then go into twrp and wipe everything and then flash a rom? Why do u need to return to factory image?

Im just trying to understand this better.
 
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copying over 10GB of data to PC (and back again) with an MTP connection is the "drudgery"

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So what the point of flashing TWRP and not CWM ?
thanks btw for the guide
2 reason..
1. i prefer twrp over cwm
2. i have tried this on twrp and not cwm

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Is this really necessary though? You cant just move everything back to the original directory, then delete the new ones, then go into twrp and wipe everything and then flash a rom? Why do u need to return to factory image?

Im just trying to understand this better.
from what i understand that will give you one "0" folder.. but you could try that and report back

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haha i have to be the guinea pig? i guess...i will edit this post, i suppose once i can report my findings.

edit 1: well it seems there is also a /0 folder in the sdcard directory, not just under data/media. but i suppose thats not as much of a problem? i could probably just move those without much of a problem? i will report back...

edit 2: just gonna do it your way. when trying to move the data in the data/media/o file up, it wiped the data anyways...so. dont do that. lol
 
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copying over 10GB of data to PC (and back again) with an MTP connection is the "drudgery"
yeah it took me forever to transfer my data..

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Let me say that there is no point in doing those steps, as soon as possible the users get usual with the new format and first everything will back to normal

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Let me say that there is no point in doing those steps, as soon as possible the users get usual with the new format and first everything will back to normal

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no..as i have said in the op, i have flashed multiple 4.2 roms(i flashed 2 today) after following those steps and my sdcard stays in data/media no more "0" folder

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