[Q] How to format the Internal SD?

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By pepoluan, Senior Member on 1st July 2014, 11:24 PM
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Hello folks!

Can someone tell me how to format the Internal SD of this phone?

And, while we're at it, is it possible to format it as ext2 or f2fs?

2nd July 2014, 12:31 AM |#2  
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Ookay. I did a lot of research, and to answer my own question:

The Internal SD can NOT be formatted, because it's not a separate device, but merely a directory under /data. /data/media, to be precise. But it can be ERASED/wiped.

Wiping /data now no longer format the /data partition; rather, it simply deletes everything under /data except /data/media.

CWM (or other recovery) should have a separate command to erase/wipe the /data/media directory.

And to find out what filesystems are supported, one should do cat /proc/filesystems

Thanks for reading! I hope this information can be useful to you, too.
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