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Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Originally Posted by seriouser
I'm using Cromi-x 5.4 and I want to change /data to f2fs. I'm using TWRP 22.214.171.124. At the moment everything is EXT4. Is this the correct procedure?
1. Do a backup to external SD
2. Format DATA in recovery
3. Switch /data to F2FS
4. Perhaps reboot?
5. Restore /system and /data from backup to the newly F2FS'd internal card
6. Install _that's F2FS kernel
Is it really this simple?
Apparently it isn't as simple as that. When restoring the recovery automatically reverts the /data back to EXT4. Any way around that?
I have not used TWRP 126.96.36.199 yet, so take this with a grain of salt, but it should work like this:
1. yes - you did that already
2. and 3. are the same. You format /data to
f2fs - look for the option under the advanced format option
4. reboot to recovery
5. flash one of the kernels from the OP
6. reboot to recovery
7. restore data
8. reboot system
I don't think TWRP by default formats data before the restore - at least it didn't do that in former versions. I suspect you never really formatted data to f2fs in the first place. Watch the recovery script as it works and at the end save the recovery log.
You do not need to restore system as that partition never got touched.
Let us know if it worked