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SO basically im trying something out and i need to add a partition to my android device thats about 100mb big. Is this possible? the Sdcard wont work as a partition
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I've seen it done, but for some reason the OS will repartition it back to what it was before you edited it.


Best route would be to dump your current PIT file (partition table and other info is included in there) and modify it to fit your needs if possible. There are probably other threads on this if you search up "modifying PIT file"
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I've seen it done, but for some reason the OS will repartition it back to what it was before you edited it.


Best route would be to dump your current PIT file (partition table and other info is included in there) and modify it to fit your needs if possible. There are probably other threads on this if you search up "modifying PIT file"
will modifying that file be able create an extra 100mb partition so when i hook it into my comp two partitions show up?
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That file can be used to repartition the phone. If you modify it correctly you should be able to resize other partitions and use that extra space to create your own XXX mb partition.
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That file can be used to repartition the phone. If you modify it correctly you should be able to resize other partitions and use that extra space to create your own XXX mb partition.
Alright thanks im looking into it know do you know how to dump one from a phone? as google is not bringing up anything besides info on what it is
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You need to use heimdall but there are existing ones out there depending on what size your internal storage is


16 gb or 32?
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You need to use heimdall but there are existing ones out there depending on what size your internal storage is


16 gb or 32?
its a 16gb lph 710 ill look into heimdall thanks
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What's your current bootloader version? If not known, run

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getprop ro.bootloader
In a shell on your device/terminal emulator app


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Sorry I realized the bios of a comp doesn't recognize the android phone as a peripheral or a mountable boot device which ruins my plans as of now I'm going to try to find a way to at least get the bios to pickup the SDcard if I can I'm doubtful though
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