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20th March 2014, 11:20 PM   |  #1  
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Hello bros, i just want advice on partitioning. i have a 8 gb SD card and i want to do 3 partitions. one for swap (ram) one for internal (move fixed apps like facebook to sd) and the last one for my normal use pics, music etc. i just want to know that is this possible ?
21st March 2014, 09:32 AM   |  #2  
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Hello bros, i just want advice on partitioning. i have a 8 gb SD card and i want to do 3 partitions. one for swap (ram) one for internal (move fixed apps like facebook to sd) and the last one for my normal use pics, music etc. i just want to know that is this possible ?

Easiest way to partition SD card (at least for me) is with twrp recovery: http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/pri...3.0-primou.img
You find "Partition SD" under Advanced

However:
- for swap use Turbo Boost: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2145133 or SwapItOn: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2359182 - so you don't need a partition for swap
- best (and fastest) is to leave all apps where they are. Specially if you still have free space. If you're running out of space, OK, move some to SD. Read here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...al-memory.html and http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...y-sd-card.html - so, actually, you don't need that partition too
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21st March 2014, 11:07 AM   |  #3  
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Easiest way to partition SD card (at least for me) is with twrp recovery: http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/pri...3.0-primou.img
You find "Partition SD" under Advanced

However:
- for swap use Turbo Boost: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2145133 or SwapItOn: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2359182 - so you don't need a partition for swap
- best (and fastest) is to leave all apps where they are. Specially if you still have free space. If you're running out of space, OK, move some to SD. Read here: http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...al-memory.html and http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...y-sd-card.html - so, actually, you don't need that partition too

alright thanks bro.
so heres what i have decided, i will make partition on sd (for some big apps like games cuz internal is only 800 mb to begin with) using TWRP ...
and use the turbo mod to increase ram (it expands on internal right ?)
what do you say ?
21st March 2014, 11:15 AM   |  #4  
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alright thanks bro.
so heres what i have decided, i will make partition on sd (for some big apps like games cuz internal is only 800 mb to begin with) using TWRP ...
and use the turbo mod to increase ram (it expands on internal right ?)
what do you say ?

Well, I would say, go ahead and try...
If you don't like it, you can uninstall it, change it and do whatever you like...
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21st March 2014, 01:59 PM   |  #5  
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Well, I would say, go ahead and try...
If you don't like it, you can uninstall it, change it and do whatever you like...

hey so partition did not worked.
first i tried the twrp recovery method and it showed partition failed several times
then i tried mini tool partition from pc through sd card reader. i could create the first partition the one with out problem. but when attempted the second partition for my internal storaga, it said windows do not support the second partition, i continued never the less but again when i opened link2sd, it did not read my second (ext2) partition instead it read my main one fat32 and it said that it could not link my sd with ext2/3/4 only fat 32 .... any idea whats happening ? and i could not get turbo boost mod, instructions arent clear enough ..
does it have something to do with my custom rom/ kernel ?
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hey so partition did not worked.
first i tried the twrp recovery method and it showed partition failed several times
then i tried mini tool partition from pc through sd card reader. i could create the first partition the one with out problem. but when attempted the second partition for my internal storaga, it said windows do not support the second partition, i continued never the less but again when i opened link2sd, it did not read my second (ext2) partition instead it read my main one fat32 and it said that it could not link my sd with ext2/3/4 only fat 32 .... any idea whats happening ? and i could not get turbo boost mod, instructions arent clear enough ..
does it have something to do with my custom rom/ kernel ?

Well, like it said on Link2SD app description: You should have two partitions on SD card and both should be primary.
The first FAT partition is your standard SD card storage. The second partition is used for application files and can be ext2, ext3, ext4 or FAT32.
Some phones lack the ext2, ext3 or ext4 file system support and you may get mount errors like "no such device", "invalid argument". These phones need ext2.ko or ext3.ko modules and even some additional modules to be able to mount. Using FAT32 on the second partition will eleminate such problems, because FAT32 is supported on all phones
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Try partitioning on pc using: http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/ or http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html or some other program, just make partition FAT32

Regarding Turbo Boost: just put zip file on your SD card, install it through TWRP and follow on screen instructions...
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22nd March 2014, 09:35 AM   |  #7  
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Well, like it said on Link2SD app description: You should have two partitions on SD card and both should be primary.
The first FAT partition is your standard SD card storage. The second partition is used for application files and can be ext2, ext3, ext4 or FAT32.
Some phones lack the ext2, ext3 or ext4 file system support and you may get mount errors like "no such device", "invalid argument". These phones need ext2.ko or ext3.ko modules and even some additional modules to be able to mount. Using FAT32 on the second partition will eleminate such problems, because FAT32 is supported on all phones
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Try partitioning on pc using: http://www.easeus.com/partition-manager/ or http://www.partitionwizard.com/free-...n-manager.html or some other program, just make partition FAT32

Regarding Turbo Boost: just put zip file on your SD card, install it through TWRP and follow on screen instructions...

ok so i will partition using fat32 for both but how can i link link2sd to one of my partition which i will use for moving apps ( as both will be fat 32 )
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ok so i will partition using fat32 for both but how can i link link2sd to one of my partition which i will use for moving apps ( as both will be fat 32 )

Don't make both the same size
You can also try partitioning with (just found that app): https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sylkat.AParted
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Don't make both the same size
You can also try partitioning with (just found that app): https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...sylkat.AParted

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Use settings in link2sd to pick partition that you want. I don't have any other idea, sorry...

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