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[Q] SLXROM - strange partitioning (?)

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23rd April 2014, 01:33 PM   |  #1  
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Hi,

I installed the SLXROM yesterday on my P780 and I am quite happy with it so far. I know that there is discussion going on about this Rom in the russian lenovo forum where this has been posted, but unfortunatley my russian is a bit rusty (and google translator is just not mature enoughto follow a discussion in a forum).

So here is the thing:
My phone shows 3 different storage spaces: Internal Storage (0.98GB), SD card (1.45 GB) and Phone storage (3.69 GB), so my 4 GB sd card is actually shown as phone storage and the internal storage is detected as sd card which brings quite a bit of nastiness with it, since some apps write their data to sd card which in that case means the internal storage, while the sd card stays ~empty.

Is this a bug or is it supposed to be like this?

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23rd April 2014, 04:29 PM   |  #2  
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Hi,

I installed the SLXROM yesterday on my P780 and I am quite happy with it so far. I know that there is discussion going on about this Rom in the russian lenovo forum where this has been posted, but unfortunatley my russian is a bit rusty (and google translator is just not mature enoughto follow a discussion in a forum).

So here is the thing:
My phone shows 3 different storage spaces: Internal Storage (0.98GB), SD card (1.45 GB) and Phone storage (3.69 GB), so my 4 GB sd card is actually shown as phone storage and the internal storage is detected as sd card which brings quite a bit of nastiness with it, since some apps write their data to sd card which in that case means the internal storage, while the sd card stays ~empty.

Is this a bug or is it supposed to be like this?

Cheers.
panDroid

This is the default partitioning of the Lenovo P780
Here there is the solution that you are looking about: repartition!!!

Code:
forum.xda-developers.com/lenovo-p780/general/p780-repartition-storage-t2668744
23rd April 2014, 05:16 PM   |  #3  
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Hi,

thanks for the quick reply. i followed the steps in the linked post, but now I have the following situation:

still 3 partitions: internal storage (2.44GB), SD Card (~5MB), Phone storage (4GB). So, the repartitioning worked, but the (now very small partition) is still detected as sdcard (which of course now leads to a lot of weird problems with apps trying to write to external storage).

Any advice?

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23rd April 2014, 06:12 PM   |  #4  
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Hi,

thanks for the quick reply. i followed the steps in the linked post, but now I have the following situation:

still 3 partitions: internal storage (2.44GB), SD Card (~5MB), Phone storage (4GB). So, the repartitioning worked, but the (now very small partition) is still detected as sdcard (which of course now leads to a lot of weird problems with apps trying to write to external storage).

Any advice?

Cheers.

Yep.

My situation after the installation and the repartition was the same for you but i have done the following steps:

went to SETTINGS -> STORAGE and clicked on PREFERRED INSTALL LOCATION -> selected SD CARD



Selected DEFAULT WRITE DISK as SD CARD, then REBOOTED



My FINAL situation was:

2.45 GB internal storage



8GB of external SDcard



5MB of Phone storage, never used.



Hope it's helpful.
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Hope it's helpful.

Yes, that was extremely helpful! Thanks a lot, now everything works as expected.

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just read this now after flash SLX, but already installed apps and restore backups of sms etc,
if I flash the repartition, should I return to default write disk to internal sd first?
will all data deleted?
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just read this now after flash SLX, but already installed apps and restore backups of sms etc,
if I flash the repartition, should I return to default write disk to internal sd first?
will all data deleted?

I'll suggest you to backup everything, even the ROM installation from recovery, then run the repartition, and restore SMS and apps.

If something fails, you can restore the backup from recovery.

Good luck!!

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