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Safety Regarding Modifying Partition Layout

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9th January 2014, 01:13 AM   |  #1  
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If I were to go about repartitioning the flash, what should I/would I need to do to preserve current partition layout, making sure I can easily restore to "normal". Obviously backup all the partitions, what else though?
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9th January 2014, 02:31 AM   |  #2  
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If I were to go about repartitioning the flash, what should I/would I need to do to preserve current partition layout, making sure I can easily restore to "normal". Obviously backup all the partitions, what else though?

I might be wrong but from what I read in other threads, repartitioning the SIII is not as easy as for instance the HTC Desire and might brick your device with a high probability. maybe someone with more experience could answer your question though.
9th January 2014, 06:43 AM   |  #3  
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Nvr do re partition in odin. just tick f reset time and auto reboot ONLY unless the instructions asked u to do else.

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Nvr do re partition in odin. just tick f reset time and auto reboot ONLY unless the instructions asked u to do else.

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No, I think you misunderstand.

A. I wouldn't use Odin, I'd use Heimdall

B. I INTEND to repartition my device as part of a project I'm working on.
9th January 2014, 12:02 PM   |  #5  
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You are working outside the known universe for S3 users, I've heard of no-one else attempting repartition.

EMMC chip in this device appears to be very fragile, best of luck with your experiment.

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You are working outside the known universe for S3 users, I've heard of no-one else attempting repartition.

EMMC chip in this device appears to be very fragile, best of luck with your experiment.

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Fragile; how so? I can accomplish what I want with loop files but I'd rather use partitions.
25th January 2014, 04:15 PM   |  #7  
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Fragile; how so? I can accomplish what I want with loop files but I'd rather use partitions.

Try reading the hundreds of threads where people are left with a hard brick and odin can't even flash a pit, the title of insane bug for the emmc chip says it all. Also many posts by users of cache 'improving' software, again left with a hard brick after resizing a partition.

If you can change/restore the partition structure, without replacing the emmc chip, you'll be one up on everyone else.

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