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Default [TUT]install apps as much as you can, DON'T WORRY ABOUT MEMORY!![FAQ's][2013 updated]


Hey guys
This is a new update 2013.
In this update I will try to clarify the most “complicated things” with this app link 2sd


donot forget to read faq's and read the steps carefully before asking
and dont worry about your internal memory" you donot need to use titanium backup to move data"
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updated: FAQ'S to solve problems of some members:
look to FAQ's at the bottom


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The thread will contain :
1. What is link2sd and how should we benefit from it.
2. Link2sd requirement s.
3. What not to do.
4. What to do in regular basis



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1. What is link2sd and how should we benifit from it.


Link2sd is an app that using a partition on the sd card to link all your apps to it, in other words it is convincing the phone that it has a larger memory so you can install hundreds of apps.
when you are linking your app files by “creating link” it won’t take any space from the device memory so you can by creating a second partition install apps as much as you want without concerning about memory.
The benifit from link2sd :
*More apps to install
*using apps while you are in storage mode “usb mode”.

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2.Link2sd requirments:


Here will be many sections, if you already done or don’t need what is in any section skip it to the next one.
Note: your phone must be rooted.
Note: section A is only for stock roms.

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Update section A is obsolete but iam keeping it here if any one wanna to root or convert the system to ext4, so donot waste your time in section A.
If
If you are not rooted yet, follow this toturial [Tutorial]How To Root and Unroot Samsung Galaxy Ace official Gingerbread 2.3 updgrade by gganon
Then go to android market update super user and update the binary “if necessary I will upload the ScreenShots later”

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Remember you donot need this, skip it donot waste your time and go to section B.
A. “Here you have to get CF-Root on your device
Or activated superuser “ check it by using for example root explorer, titanuim backup etc...”

install CF-Root by ketut.kumajaya

first install CF-Root-S5830-v3.7-b84.zip (12.55 MB)

By flashing it by recovery

install super user from market Link

then install ext4 as any usual apk

and open it
after that go to CWM and select flash kernel
and flash thisB84.zip.”

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B. If you have any a2sd scrpits or a2sd gui you have to delete it.
Iam not sure about the method, once i get it gonna post it.


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C. Partition your sd-card:
Simplest way is to use "MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition" from http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html
This tool is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista & Windows 7
requirements: USB SD Card reader.
pull SD card from phone, insert into USB SD Card reader. Windows should report new drive and content of the drive should be visible.

• step 1: delete old partitions on SD card
Note: this partition manager QUEUES the operations. So nothing is deleted and changed UNTIL you click "APPLY" and then confirm by clicking "OK".
WARNING!
Make sure you are deleting partition on SD card! (not your hard drive for example)
This step deletes everything on SD card, so backup files first!
Dont be afraid, just read everything and think twice before selecting correct drive.
Do you see three gray icons on the bottom? Under each of them the capacity of each drive is listed, and SD CARD has slightly different icon.
Hard drives on the screenshot have 465.8GB and 74.5GB, and on the bottom, the SD card, with 3.8GB capacity.




• step 2: create FAT or FAT32 partition “ note that this partition is for storing your media, etc..”
select "Create As": PRIMARY
Select "File System:" FAT when you have 2GB or smaller card.
Select "File System:" FAT32 when you have 4GB or greater card.



• step 3: select the 2nd partition and select "Create As": PRIMARY
NOTE:
Stock roms with stock kernel will support fat32
Stock roms with custom kernels “ like CF-Root” may support both fat32/ext4 “check their threads”
Cm7/cm9 roms will support ext4
Here Is a NOTE:
For a wired reason, in both cm7/cm9 roms if formatted your 2nd partition with ext4 format, link2sd wont create mount script, unless you have selected ext3 “although the format was converted to ext4”


• step 4: finish
finally, click "apply" button on top left corner.
partitions will be created and card will be formatted.
Reattach your sd card to your phone and turn it on.


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D. Now use root explorer and copy the attached file to system/app
Give it the permissions rw-r-r.

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E. open it, then there will be a popup window, select fat32, ext3,ext4 “as you have formatted your 2nd partition”
Here Is a NOTE:
For a wired reason, in both cm7/cm9 roms if formatted your 2nd partition with ext4 format, link2sd wont create mount script, unless you have selected ext3 “although the format was converted to ext4”




then reboot

after reboot open link2sd

click filter and select user

then menu, multi select , select all, or select the apps you wanna to link






menu actions, create link,





tick all the options






leave it, it's gonna take about halfan hour linking your apps to the new partition

after completion you will see

at the bottom of your app " linked > sd"



then
click menu, settings auto link,



tick them all



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3. What not to do:
Please everyone avoid to do anything mentioned down there, am telling you after experience.

1. Do not ever wipe dalvick cache by cwm or any recovery
Even a developer thread told you to wipe, don’t even think to wipe dalvick cache through recovery
You will get troubles.


if you by mistake thinking that you are genuis and wiped the dalvik cache from recovery, or you have red in a thread to do so

Whenever you boot up, you will get memory full, so open link2sd :
Menu>more>link dalvik chache, reboot, then repeat it untill you see all your
apps

then link library files and reboot for two time at least
2. In the newer version of link2sd if you wiped dalvick cache, there is a new option which is “link application files” select this option then reboot.

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4.Everey couple of days:





1. relink library files
2. relink dalvick cache
3. cleanup 2nd partition
4. cleanup dalvick cache
5. cleanup app chache
6. select all apps and create link.
7. relink application files “NEW ver.”
NOTE:
When there is an update available for link2sd, update it first then update the other apps
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FAQ's:



1. I think i cant use link2sd because i have a2sd
Quote:
well iam using themyth ace which is a modified stock rom with a2sd script
but link2sd is working fine with no problems


REMMEMBER
if you have a fresh flashed rom, it might work so don't enable d2sd script form twaeks app " which provided by ROM's developers"
2. I have this error message
mount script cannot be created
mount: invalid argument

Quote:

try using differrent partition types such as ext4

if the problem still there
*try ext3
*reinstall linksd
*reboot

try these steps with ex3,ext4,fat32

3. I have this error
" mount: mounting/dev/block/vold/179:2 on /data/sdext2 failed: device or resource busy.
"
Quote:

try full wipe


4. I have tried all these solutions no clu?
Quote:

try differrent ROM
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5. Q:
Originally Posted by D3molitionMan
Hi, followed you original post to the point where, your asking to copy a file,
D. Now use root explorer and copy the attached file to system/app
Give it the permissions rw-r-r.
I can't seem to find the file you are referring to, please could you help me out also i'm not sure how to set permissions correctly.
Thanks in advance
D3molitionMan

This step is merely to install the link2sd app as a system app instead of a user app.
The attached file is link2sd.apk given at the end of the post, look it up.

You are supposed to use any root explorer and paste this app in the directory system/app and then change the app's permissions to rw-r-r-.
Before pasting the app change the mode to read-write instead of read-only. There should be a button or an option in the settings in your explorer to do that.
Look for r/w or r/o symbols.

example of rw-r-r- permissions=>
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...1&postcount=11

Then reboot and the app will be installed.
Thanks “ayush29k”
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6. what is the difference if I can move apps to sd from system?
The diff. is that when you move app to sd there are many problems, which are:
1. Not all the app moves to sd, there will some parts from it in internal memory.
2. If you wanna to use your mass storage all apps will be unavailable till you disconnect from pc.
3. Some apps which requires syncing like facebook whenever you restart your phone your synced contacts will be gone.
Quote:
7. use titanium backup to move data to SD….
Link2sd is much better try then judge
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8. will my data cover the internal memory overtime?
No, unless your second partition is full
Quote:
Updated on 9/25:
If you cannot link your apps:
press on the first icon from the left and select
"ON INTERNAL"

then link those Apps, after that
chose "On SD Card"
then link them"
Couldn't take a screen shot

for those guys who PM me:
Quote:
Originally Posted by punitthereddevil
Hi there...M using link2sd for 4mths now...and I found that the data of tha apps is still being stored on the internal memory...for example Facebook...it creates a lot of data...n nearly 25mb s occupied in d int memory...I have 2 clear it from the app manager...n every time I do it,all d settings in the app are reset...its irritating to login everytime I open fb...and due to low space in internal,m unable to download larger apps from the market...can u tell me how to get around this...?

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i didn't get you!
but if you linked the app via link2sd all apps, the data supposed to be linked as well


Quote:
Originally Posted by rahulnandwani
I have heard that apps dont work with fat32 but with ext2 on stock firmware kernal ....
Is it true
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---------- Post added at 02:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:53 PM ----------

Also can i use the same tutorial for galaxy ace s5830I

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1795410
I have used for app2sd how can i disable it because i uninstalled it too but the preffered location is still even after factory reset
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1. didn't face any problem, actually i dont think so either.

2. yes you can! on any device

3. hmmm have no idea, why not using link2sd instead?



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Now for those who are talking about updating superuser or superSU
yes it can be updated, and linked, it will appear in updated list in link2sd app.
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am sorry for not following this thred, that's because am a normal user, all my answers will
be based on "if i have faced that problem or not"
so am sorry again!

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basically this is a tutorial for newbies of how to partition your sd and use link2sd. It will help new users, nice!

Basically link2sd is better than s2e. Why? Because it lets you decide which apps to move on sd-ext and secondly does not move the app's data on sd cause that slows down the phone. This is also stated on s2e instructions so if any of you use s2e DON'T MOVE DATA TO SD-EXT.

From personal experience and lots of testing you shouldn't move the following apps on sd-ext:

1. Launchers
2. Widgets (but moving widget's themes on sd-ext is ok)
3. Apps that run in the background such as Google Maps, Go SMS, Go Keyboard, etc...
4. Themes for theme chooser

If you move any of these on sd-ext won't mess up your ACE but it will slow it down or give you more lag.
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basically this is a tutorial for newbies of how to partition your sd and use link2sd. It will help new users, nice!

Basically link2sd is better than s2e. Why? Because it lets you decide which apps to move on sd-ext and secondly does not move the app's data on sd cause that slows down the phone. This is also stated on s2e instructions so if any of you use s2e DON'T MOVE DATA TO SD-EXT.

From personal experience and lots of testing you shouldn't move the following apps on sd-ext:

1. Launchers
2. Widgets (but moving widget's themes on sd-ext is ok)
3. Apps that run in the background such as Google Maps, Go SMS, Go Keyboard, etc...
4. Themes for theme chooser

If you move any of these on sd-ext won't mess up your ACE but it will slow it down or give you more lag.

YUP may be it is for newbies
but it is better than a2sd

yup you are right about ur moving launchers etc..
but we wanna more memory

about widgets ia have beutiful widgets linked and no problem




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Is fat32 faster then ext2/3/4 partition?

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not because of speed

the reason is that you may experience some problems with ext2/3/4

so it is safer and easier to use fat32
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Eror make partitions ext4 on SDcard whit link2SDK. ..

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Eror make partitions ext4 on SDcard whit link2SDK. ..

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Link2sd its not to create partitions.

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Or here's an EASIER method,

1. Create partition with CWM
2. Use S2E to move everything to that partition

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