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64GB Micro SD Card, EXFAT, and TWRP Recovery

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18th November 2012, 06:18 AM   |  #1  
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BestBuy has the class 10 SanDisk 64GB micro sd card for 43 bucks.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/SanDisk+...0116&cp=1&lp=1

I took the plunge. I've been reading a lot of posts that claim it doesn't work on the Note 2, but an equal amount that say it does. I know you can either format it in fat32 or exfat. Exfat allows you to store files larger than 4GB, such as HD movies.Is there any other advantage to using exfat than the 4GB file size option? Also, I'm pretty sure exfat won't work with TWRP recovery, right? I'd be stuck with stock recovery if I opted for exfat formatting, right?
18th November 2012, 06:25 AM   |  #2  
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TWRP is a recovery not a kernel. If you're running stock kernel exfat should work.
18th November 2012, 06:36 AM   |  #3  
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TWRP is a recovery not a kernel. If you're running stock kernel exfat should work.

It will not find the your SD card if you try to do a backup and restore if you formatted the card using exfat. I wonder what would happen if I went ahead and installed TWRP, but when I did my back up I inserted a smaller, back-up card that formatted with fat32. I could reinsert the fat32 card only if I needed to restore the backup...
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18th November 2012, 06:53 AM   |  #4  
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It will not find the your SD card if you try to do a backup and restore if you formatted the card using exfat. I wonder what would happen if I went ahead and installed TWRP, but when I did my back up I inserted a smaller, back-up card that formatted with fat32. I could reinsert the fat32 card only if I needed to restore the backup...

Can you do a backup to your sdcard? If so, how?

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18th November 2012, 06:56 AM   |  #5  
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Can you do a backup to your sdcard? If so, how?

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I have no idea. All I know is on my ATT Inspire the nandroid backups were always stored on my SD card using CWM.
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18th November 2012, 07:19 AM   |  #6  
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For CWM, if you want to back up to extSdCard, you have to select "backup to external card" or something like that.

for TWRP, the latest version supports exFAT & when you are in backup, you can select if you want to backup to internal or external sdcard. its a radio button.
18th November 2012, 07:22 AM   |  #7  
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For CWM, if you want to back up to extSdCard, you have to select "backup to external card" or something like that.

for TWRP, the latest version supports exFAT & when you are in backup, you can select if you want to backup to internal or external sdcard. its a radio button.

Pretty sure I saw one of the TWRP developers say today that it does not support exfat... could be wrong though.

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18th November 2012, 07:27 AM   |  #8  
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People are saying clockwork mod rom manager does not support note 2 yet. I think you can use Odin to install it however. Maybe it's just that the app doesn't support note 2 yet. I wonder if I should just wait until the goole play clockwork mod app adds note 2 support. I suspect it won't be long.

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Pretty sure I saw one of the TWRP developers say today that it does not support exfat... could be wrong though.

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18th November 2012, 08:14 AM   |  #9  
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Pretty sure I saw one of the TWRP developers say today that it does not support exfat... could be wrong though.

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The latest version supports exFAT because I'm using TWRP with a 64gb formatted exFAT & the dev released a version that supports exFAT in the TWRP thread.

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People are saying clockwork mod rom manager does not support note 2 yet. I think you can use Odin to install it however. Maybe it's just that the app doesn't support note 2 yet. I wonder if I should just wait until the goole play clockwork mod app adds note 2 support. I suspect it won't be long.

You don't need to use ROM manager because CWM & TWRP does everything it does and if you want to update CWM then you'll have to use ODIN.
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18th November 2012, 04:07 PM   |  #10  
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Can you post a link to the version of TWRP that supports exfat. I can't find it. Is it just the latest version, 2.3.1.3?

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