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Default [Guide] partition and link2sd [pictures included for each step]

[Guide with pics 4 newbies]

Hello heros (and a 3or4 heroines I've seen around here )

This is a tutorial on how to partition your SD card and start linking apps to SD card (I have included screen shots fore each step to avoid confusion and also to make it easier for beginners )

INTRODUCTION
Wat is linking to SD??
------> as the name says linking apps to SD is moving applications and their belonging resources to a special partition in SD card and creating a link to them for easy access.
Y link to SD???
------> I will tell it in short...
Apps perform better when they are on internal memory rather than on SD card because there is an easier access to their resources.. but not all phones have enough internal memory to move all apps to internal memory ... so keeping apps on SD and creating a link to them ensures better and faster performance of all apps even in devices with low internal memory ..eg galaxy y

Software's needed
1.mini partition tool (for PC ie windows)
2.link2sd (for mobile ie android)

PROCEDURE
pleez following the procedure carefully and exactly to avoid any inconvenience

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1. First you have to download Mini Tool Partition Wizard Manager. You can download it in the link above... download it and install it on PC.
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2. Insert your SD card to a card reader and open it on your computer.(not via USB cable)
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3. Back up all your files to the computer because partitioning will wipe your data.
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4. Open Mini Tool in your computer. Locate your SD card (be careful in choosing and make sure not to choose the drive of your computer)
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5. Right click and choose Delete.
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6. Right click on it again and choose Create New. Create “FAT32″ partition (This is where all your media files will go. Be sure to make it bigger than the 2nd part)
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7. Select “Create as: PRIMARY”
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8. Next, create an ext2/ext3/ext4 partition (I suggest ext2 cause it works on all roms and kernels). This is where your apps will go. I suggest a value of 512Mb would be big enough but its ur choice...
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9. Select “Create As: PRIMARY” (make sure that it is both set to primary because it will not work if it is not set to primary)
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10. Click the “Apply” button on the top left corner and wait for it to finish the process. Done.
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11. Put back your SD card to your phone and switch it on.
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12. Download and install Link2sd from Google Play Store link given above.Click image for larger version

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13. Open Link2sd. You will be prompted to choose between ext2, ext3, ext4 and FAT32. Select one..
(Give preference in this order ext4>ext3>ext2>fat32/16
Not all may be compatible with ur kernel so try each one in the order of preference and use the highest ranking one that works... ext4 is compatible with my kernel so I use that...)
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14. It will say mount script created. Reboot your phone now.
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15. Open link2sd and if the message doesn’t show up, you succeded.
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16. Go to Link2sd>Settings>check the autolink (to automatically move apps upon installation)
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17. If you already have some apps, select “move to phone” then after moving select “Create Link” (be sure to check the three files: app, dalvic-cache and library files)
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18. To check your memory, select “Storage Info”. This will show you the current state of your internal memory, FAT32, and ext2 partition.
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19. Now you’re done and ready to install vast amount of applications as you wish!
1 request guys ... u see above this at least 4-5 hours out if my life that I spent to make this thread ... so I don't ask u not to share it... but pleez don't just copy paste this in different threads, forums, blogs etc... if u want to share pleez share a link to this thread ...

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Angry Great...... That worked

You are great dear.....

It worked perfectly.....

Had some issues during partitioning but they were specific to the PC operating system.

Thank you so much and yes....... I did hit the Thanks button



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[Guide with pics 4 noobs]

Hello heros (and a 3or4 heroines I've seen around here )

This is a tutorial on how to partition your SD card and start linking apps to SD card (I have included screen shots fore each step to avoid confusion and also to make it easier for beginners )

INTRODUCTION
Wat is linking to SD??
------> as the name says linking apps to SD is moving applications and their belonging resources to a special partition in SD card and creating a link to them for easy access.
Y link to SD???
------> I will tell it in short...
Apps perform better when they are on internal memory rather than on SD card because there is an easier access to their resources.. but not all phones have enough internal memory to move all apps to internal memory ... so keeping apps on SD and creating a link to them ensures better and faster performance of all apps even in devices with low internal memory ..eg galaxy y,galaxy mini,galaxy ace,HTC wildfire,galaxy fit, galaxy Geo etc etc

Software's needed
1.mini partition tool (for PC ie windows)
2.link2sd (for mobile ie android)

PROCEDURE
pleez following the procedure carefully and exactly to avoid any inconvenience

1. First you have to download Mini Tool Partition Wizard Manager. You can download it in the link above... download it and install it on PC.

2. Insert your SD card to a card reader and open it on your computer.(not via USB cable)

3. Back up all your files to the computer because partitioning will wipe your data.

4. Open Mini Tool in your computer. Locate your SD card (be careful in choosing and make sure not to choose the drive of your computer)

5. Right click and choose Delete.
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6. Right click on it again and choose Create New. Create “FAT32″ partition (This is where all your media files will go. Be sure to make it bigger than the 2nd part)

7. Select “Create as: PRIMARY”
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8. Next, create an ext2/ext3/ext4 partition (I suggest ext2 cause it works on all roms and kernels). This is where your apps will go. I suggest a value of 512Mb would be big enough but its ur choice...

9. Select “Create As: PRIMARY” (make sure that it is both set to primary because it will not work if it is not set to primary)
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10. Click the “Apply” button on the top left corner and wait for it to finish the process. Done.

11. Put back your SD card to your phone and switch it on.

12. Download and install Link2sd from Google Play Store link given above.Attachment 1719324


13. Open Link2sd. You will be prompted to choose between ext2, ext3, ext4 and FAT32. Select ext2.
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14. It will say mount script created. Reboot your phone now.

15. Open link2sd and if the message doesn’t show up, you succeded.

16. Go to Link2sd>Settings>check the autolink (to automatically move apps upon installation)

17. If you already have some apps, select “move to phone” then after moving select “Create Link” (be sure to check the three files: app, dalvic-cache and library files)
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18. To check your memory, select “Storage Info”. This will show you the current state of your internal memory, FAT32, and ext2 partition.
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19. Now you’re done and ready to install vast amount of applications as you wish!

1 request guys ... u see above this at least 4-5 hours out if my life that I spent to make this thread ... so I don't ask u not to share it... but pleez don't just copy paste this in different threads or in ur freaking blogs... if u want to share pleez share a link to this thread ... thank u .
And don't forget to hit thanks (only if this helped of course )
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I used this a few months ago to speed up my friend's Samsung Next Turbo.

You don't need to delete your FAT32 partition, you can just shrink it. Then use the empty space for the ext partition.
 
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thx man its works with galaxy ace i

thx aloooot
 
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It´s not working to me...i made step by step...all clear but when i reboot the message show up again in Link2SD...What to do now???How to relocate that ext2 partition i made???
 
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It´s not working to me...i made step by step...all clear but when i reboot the message show up again in Link2SD...What to do now???How to relocate that ext2 partition i made???
In link to SD have to ext 2 itself.... if that doesn't work. Then ur kernel doesn't support that... so try different types ... one of them will work
Fat32 surely works but I prefer ext 4

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Now, thats what I call genius. Awsome. Works great on mine S2 with 2 fat32 partitions. :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 
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In link to SD have to ext 2 itself.... if that doesn't work. Then ur kernel doesn't support that... so try different types ... one of them will work
Fat32 surely works but I prefer ext 4

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I made it work allready but watching another tutorial...sorry to say but yours its not so complete.I haved to set active that partition and for those who have CM7 almost all the time its working only with ext4.
 
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I made it work allready but watching another tutorial...sorry to say but yours its not so complete.I haved to set active that partition and for those who have CM7 almost all the time its working only with ext4.
Its using link to SD....
U need not set active etc it may specific to ur device or Tom..
Regarding extension type..
I will update the guide....

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