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[Q] Can I safely resize the system partition?

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Default [Q] Can I safely resize the system partition?

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I see that the system partition has about 1 GB of free space yet there are only 427 MB of files in there. Do I need that much free space? If not, how can I safely resize it?
 
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Using parted. I've tried doing it though, shrinking my data partition to give more to system but it won't stick for some reason. Either I'm doing it wrong, or it doesn't work

The parted binary for android can be found on Cyanogenmod's github in the android_bootable_recovery repo
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@CNexus, thanks. I appreciate that. I'll take a peek at that. Strangely enough I'm looking to shrink my system partition. I've seen others are wanting the opposite.

I've partitioned PC drives before but this appears to be much more involved.

Does anyone know of an optimum allotment for system and cache that I should follow?
 
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You should be fine whatever you do.

Worst case if something goes wrong, just flash the PIT file for your internal storage size in Odin and all should be good

But yes, this will be more involved since it will need to be all command-line
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