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[Q] Re-Partitioning the SGH-I727(R)

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14th January 2014, 05:37 AM   |  #21  
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i did factory wipe before and after flashing each of the roms. As i stated above, the storage glitch occurred after installing gapps and email/exchange... i only wiped cache/dalvik after installing those two. I suppose i should have factory wiped to be safe...

The reason i came asking about repartitioning and .pit files was because i had already searched and found a dev that had created custom partition tables (pit files) but they were for a different phone. I just wondered if anyone in this forum had seen and/or created them.

If not, that's cool, but i figured I'd ask. The only stupid questions are the ones you don't ask!

It's obvious you have no idea what you're doing. If you want to brick it, cool. But don't waste our time because you're too lazy to read and learn.


"Stupid questions"
I guess they tell that to the kids these days. No wonder they're lazy and worthless to society.

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14th January 2014, 02:29 PM   |  #22  
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It's obvious you have no idea what you're doing. If you want to brick it, cool. But don't waste our time because you're too lazy to read and learn.


"Stupid questions"
I guess they tell that to the kids these days. No wonder they're lazy and worthless to society.

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Actually, I'm a 28 year old professional engineer who is gainfully employed and contributes to society each and every day. Furthermore, had you actually read my previous post, you'll note that i did do some research and reading and couldn't find what i was looking for. That's why i came to this forum looking for help. Admittedly, i don't know a ton about cellphones, but vincoms threads/stickies/roms have been very helpful. However, when I couldn't find what i was looking for, i created a thread to ask for help (which is what i thought the xda community was about?). Again, nobody is forcing you to 'waste your time' reading this, and to be completely honest, i came here looking for help and all you've been is an arrogant piece of ****. You might know more about cellphones, but i'm a better person than you'll ever be.

Mods, feel free to delete this thread, as there is no useful information contained herein. Evidently the xda community is more interested in belittling people than helping them.
14th January 2014, 03:56 PM   |  #23  
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Xda isn't a help desk. It is a development forum for developers.

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14th January 2014, 04:04 PM   |  #24  
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Guys, let's just ignore each other and not get into an argument here. OP, unfortunately asking about partitioning the sr is known by experienced members to be crazy talk. There are probably only one or two xda members that you'd actually take serious if they brought it up. You need to start small, just root and then learn from there. Next step would be flashing a rom. Take your time and learn along the way.
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14th January 2014, 04:37 PM   |  #25  
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Xda isn't a help desk. It is a development forum for developers.

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Actually there is a separate 'development' forum located here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/s2-s...et/development

I posted in the 'help & troubleshooting' forum because i was looking for help.

JD, i've rooted the phone, flashed a custom rom and i'm relatively proficient in using Odin and TWRP. I had actually found a thread on xda that posted custom pit files that repartitioned the device. The dev had posted instructions on how to flash the new .pit files using odin and links to various files that adjusted both the 'system' and 'internal storage' partition sizes. Simply back everything up (because you lose everything), flash the .pit file and start from scratch. Unfortunately, as previously mentioned, this was all for a different device and I wanted to post in here to see if anybody has seen/done the same thing for the SGH-727(R).

I appreciate the genuine feedback though, it's a welcome change. Thanks!
14th January 2014, 04:44 PM   |  #26  
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Originally Posted by Jrock_Xtreme

Actually there is a separate 'development' forum located here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/s2-s...et/development

I posted in the 'help & troubleshooting' forum because i was looking for help.

JD, i've rooted the phone, flashed a custom rom and i'm relatively proficient in using Odin and TWRP. I had actually found a thread on xda that posted custom pit files that repartitioned the device. The dev had posted instructions on how to flash the new .pit files using odin and links to various files that adjusted both the 'system' and 'internal storage' partition sizes. Simply back everything up (because you lose everything), flash the .pit file and start from scratch. Unfortunately, as previously mentioned, this was all for a different device and I wanted to post in here to see if anybody has seen/done the same thing for the SGH-727(R).

I appreciate the genuine feedback though, it's a welcome change. Thanks!

I wouldn't flash a pit file unless it's absolutely the last resort to try and fix a bricked device. It's caused more bricks than its helped.
14th January 2014, 05:18 PM   |  #27  
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if someones read the whole thread the op did acknowledge that messing w/the partitions was a nogo after i stated as such. the reason he was asking was his 2 gig partition was being filled up(i think), apparently he did start from the begining w/odin and still had same issue. @Jrock_Xtreme did u resolve it
14th January 2014, 09:01 PM   |  #28  
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if someones read the whole thread the op did acknowledge that messing w/the partitions was a nogo after i stated as such. the reason he was asking was his 2 gig partition was being filled up(i think), apparently he did start from the begining w/odin and still had same issue. @Jrock_Xtreme did u resolve it

Correct! As well he states that going back and doing a factory reset fixed the 2gig partition. @Jrock_Xtreme for future posts just remember to give as much info as possible in the op. This includes the flashing procedure, recovery version, etc... As you previous posts show you have done your research on the issue. Of course the more you search and read the better.

Back to the partitioning though. No one said that it was impossible. I'm sure it can be done, just no one has done anything like that for the skyrocket and I don't think anyone will as it is not required. It is very risky territory to be messing with partitions and such.

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14th January 2014, 09:24 PM   |  #29  
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if someones read the whole thread the op did acknowledge that messing w/the partitions was a nogo after i stated as such. the reason he was asking was his 2 gig partition was being filled up(i think), apparently he did start from the begining w/odin and still had same issue. @Jrock_Xtreme did u resolve it

Yes, here are the steps taken:

1) Flash stock rom using odin.
2) Wiped everything (including internal sd, i backed up everything i needed)
3) Flash TWRP 2.6.3.0 using odin
4) Transferred radio, rom and gapps to internal sd using a PC
5) Booted to recovery, flash JB radio; wiped caches
6) Booted into recovery, full wiped, flashed @vincom Superlite CM10.2, wiped caches

At this point i booted the phone and checked the storage. 1.92gb free. Everything appeared to be resolved.

7) booted to recovery, flash gapps and email/exchange, wiped caches

Booted phone and checked storage. 430mb free. I checked the 'all' tab in 'apps' and the installed apps totaled 44mb... <--- this is what i was referring to in my original post. The 'system' partition was errantly filling up, and i didn't know why.

8) booted to recovery, full wipe

Booted phone, 1.92gb free.

So i don't know why the gapps and email/exchange glitched the storage like that, but performing a full wipe after installing the gapps/email/exchange seemed to fix it. I think the problem was that I only performed a cache wipe instead of a full wipe, though i don't know why that would matter.

Anyways, it's fixed.
14th January 2014, 09:30 PM   |  #30  
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Correct! As well he states that going back and doing a factory reset fixed the 2gig partition. @Jrock_Xtreme for future posts just remember to give as much info as possible in the op. This includes the flashing procedure, recovery version, etc... As you previous posts show you have done your research on the issue. Of course the more you search and read the better.

Back to the partitioning though. No one said that it was impossible. I'm sure it can be done, just no one has done anything like that for the skyrocket and I don't think anyone will as it is not required. It is very risky territory to be messing with partitions and such.

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This is pretty much all i wanted to know... whether or not someone had seen/done this on the skyrocket.

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