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I want to try F2FS but I have a question

OP Leonhan

28th August 2014, 10:08 AM   |  #1  
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I really want to try F2FS because I've been reading reviews that the device will fly like a butterfly after that. But my question is this, can I backup using Titanium backup, and restore to an all F2FS system with no issues?
28th August 2014, 04:42 PM   |  #2  
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I really want to try F2FS because I've been reading reviews that the device will fly like a butterfly after that. But my question is this, can I backup using Titanium backup, and restore to an all F2FS system with no issues?

Should be fine, it worked for me and my wife, and F2FS did drastically improve performance on both tabs.

BUT, you need to backup everything on your tablet somewhere else first (PC or Flash Drive), as you will be formatting the partitions, so EVERYTHING will be lost. Then restore the data to your tablet after converting to F2FS and everything is up and running again.

USBHost put together a nice guide for converting here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexu...-f2fs-t2804336
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28th August 2014, 06:50 PM   |  #3  
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I really want to try F2FS because I've been reading reviews that the device will fly like a butterfly after that. But my question is this, can I backup using Titanium backup, and restore to an all F2FS system with no issues?

Basically already said, but yes, what I'd suggest is this..
  1. Nandroid (in case you want to go back completely)
  2. TiBu everything
  3. Back up your entire /sdcard to your PC as the next step will COMPLETELY wipe it
  4. Convert the filesystem in TWRP
  5. Install f2fs compatible kernel (I use mkernel myself)
  6. Do initial setup etc in tablet, login to play store, install tibu etc
  7. Retore backup from Tibu (user apps, never system apps)

As for fixing the Nexus 7's every IO problem? f2fs doesn't do that. What it does do is optimize things. My Nexus 7 still has some lag even with f2fs; but it's less.
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28th August 2014, 08:24 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by khaytsus

Basically already said, but yes, what I'd suggest is this..

  1. Nandroid (in case you want to go back completely)
  2. TiBu everything
  3. Back up your entire /sdcard to your PC as the next step will COMPLETELY wipe it
  4. Convert the filesystem in TWRP
  5. Install f2fs compatible kernel (I use mkernel myself)
  6. Do initial setup etc in tablet, login to play store, install tibu etc
  7. Retore backup from Tibu (user apps, never system apps)

As for fixing the Nexus 7's every IO problem? f2fs doesn't do that. What it does do is optimize things. My Nexus 7 still has some lag even with f2fs; but it's less.

Thank you for the detailed info!
21st September 2014, 04:57 PM   |  #5  
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Thank you for the detailed info!

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