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4th June 2013, 02:29 PM   |  #1  
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i am currently having problems partitioning my SD card. I am sure that i have partitioned it correctly but not to sure how to get a particular thing working. here is what i have done so far,

HTC BUZZ

used CWM to wipe date and cache and dalvik cache

used CMW to partition my 8gig SD card (i created a 1gig partition and 64mb for swap size)

flashed my custom ROM

The reason i was doing this was because my internal memory was low and this was a way i found out to increase it , which it did, but in a thread it mentioned using LINK2SD to move apps to the partition, this is where i am having problems though, i can move them to the larger partition of the SD card but not to the 1gig partition that i created, i used the following thread to do these steps

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1655174

I also used a script called CROMMOD which i followed from here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1716124

everything seems to have worked well but like i said above i dont think that my apps are going to the INT2EXT but are going to the SD card itself.

I hope my explination is good and that someone can help me with this

Thanks in advance

Mark
5th June 2013, 09:30 AM   |  #2  
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Btw do you know the circumstances of using swap file ?

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Btw do you know the circumstances of using swap file ?

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Thanks for the response.

I don't know much about it, i am pretty new to this all, would you be kind enough to enlighten me ?

I did what i explained above only for the reason to give me more internal memory, any advice or pointers that you could give me would be gratefully appreciated.

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6th June 2013, 10:28 AM   |  #4  
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1) swap file will degrade your sdcard life. Means your data transfer of sdcard wiill become slow. But it will speed up your phone. I wouldn't recommend it.


2) connect your sdcard to comp and completely format it. Including the ext partition. Use a tool like mini partition tool etc.

3) after that, partition your sdcard again. This time, properly.

*Go to cwm recovery
*advanced > partition sdcard
if you have 8GB card, i recommend 256mb ext partition and remaining 'fat' storage.
*chose ext4
*choose 256 ( recommended )
*swap = 0
*reboot. Done

You can also format your sdcard via CWM but i'm not sure if it removes ext partition or not because i've not done that. Well you can try it and see if it works.

Once partitioned, install Link2sd from market.
Chose ext3
Reboot

Again open link2sd
*Choose internal memory
*Multi-select apps you want to move to ext partition
*CREATE LINK
DONE.

I perfer Link2sd over a script because it works on all roms and one can easily move few apps like Go SMs back to internal memory in no time. Also you'll love this app.

If u want to automatically move newly installed apps to ext partition then you have to check this in link2sd 'options'

I hope this was brief enough. If u have any problem or you got stuck any where, feel free to ask.

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6th June 2013, 12:52 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by alamgirqazi

1) swap file will degrade your sdcard life. Means your data transfer of sdcard wiill become slow. But it will speed up your phone. I wouldn't recommend it.


2) connect your sdcard to comp and completely format it. Including the ext partition. Use a tool like mini partition tool etc.

3) after that, partition your sdcard again. This time, properly.

*Go to cwm recovery
*advanced > partition sdcard
if you have 8GB card, i recommend 256mb ext partition and remaining 'fat' storage.
*chose ext4
*choose 256 ( recommended )
*swap = 0
*reboot. Done

You can also format your sdcard via CWM but i'm not sure if it removes ext partition or not because i've not done that. Well you can try it and see if it works.

Once partitioned, install Link2sd from market.
Chose ext3
Reboot

Again open link2sd
*Choose internal memory
*Multi-select apps you want to move to ext partition
*CREATE LINK
DONE.

I perfer Link2sd over a script because it works on all roms and one can easily move few apps like Go SMs back to internal memory in no time. Also you'll love this app.

If u want to automatically move newly installed apps to ext partition then you have to check this in link2sd 'options'

I hope this was brief enough. If u have any problem or you got stuck any where, feel free to ask.

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Thanks ever so much for the reply and advice. I will follow your steps now and let you know how i get on.

Just a few questions first though:

1. When i follow your steps i take it i will have to reflash the ROM?

2. I already have a CWM recovery nandroid back up, if i do the recovery will it recover the steps that i did before ( as in my swap file and script) come back ? obviously i dont want this if i am using your method.

Thanks again for the advice will get back to you soon,

Mark

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**UPDATE**

This didn't work for me.

I did not get the following option
Quote:
Originally Posted by alamgirqazi

*chose ext4

i just carried on with the steps as the rest of your steps came up.

when it came to this:
Quote:
Originally Posted by alamgirqazi

Once partitioned, install Link2sd from market.
Chose ext3
Reboot

when i chose ext3 i got a script error message

Any help would be appreciated

Mark
Last edited by markyboyWATP; 6th June 2013 at 01:59 PM. Reason: progress
6th June 2013, 03:13 PM   |  #6  
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Changing rom will not unpartition ur sdcard.
Also restoring backup will not unpartition ur sdcard.

No need to reflash rom if u want to p!rtition sdcard via cwm

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Quote:
Originally Posted by alamgirqazi

Changing rom will not unpartition ur sdcard.
Also restoring backup will not unpartition ur sdcard.

No need to reflash rom if u want to p!rtition sdcard via cwm

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Thanks again for the reply but unfortunately for me this process didn't work

I did not get the following option
Quote:
Originally Posted by alamgirqazi

*chose ext4

i just carried on with the steps as the rest of your steps came up.

when it came to this:
Quote:
Originally Posted by alamgirqazi

Once partitioned, install Link2sd from market.
Chose ext3
Reboot

when i chose ext3 i got a script error message

Any help would be appreciated

Mark
Last edited by markyboyWATP; 6th June 2013 at 03:40 PM.
6th June 2013, 06:28 PM   |  #8  
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Well no idea about this. Repartitioning should help.

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6th June 2013, 09:02 PM   |  #9  
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Well no idea about this. Repartitioning should help.

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I tried again but just got the same errors

Thanks anyways for the help that you have given its very much appreciated.

You dont happen to know of a tutorial or guide on XDA that i could use to try and get it do you?

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7th June 2013, 01:39 PM   |  #10  
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See if this can help! http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1900259

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