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

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By sanny5, Senior Member on 10th February 2013, 05:18 PM
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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

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.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 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 )
Have a good day
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10th February 2013, 06:14 PM |#2  
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Re: [Guide] partition and link2sd [pictures included for each step]
no offence great work but Carl dean Catabay had made the similar guide long ago

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10th February 2013, 06:25 PM |#3  
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Re: [Guide] partition and link2sd [pictures included for each step]
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no offence great work but Carl dean Catabay had made the similar guide long ago

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I know that sir
Pleez read the text written in green letters also
This is more compact and easy fir beginers as long as only linking is concerned
Lol its so nice to have my fev dev comment first on my thread ... I hope next one will be Carl's

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AW: [Guide] partition and link2sd [pictures included for each step]
Thx for explaining a simple thing i never understood before!! Cheers for helping noobs getting smarter

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Thx for explaining a simple thing i never understood before!! Cheers for helping noobs getting smarter

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Well that was the idea ... making it easier for starters ... glad to see it being fulfilled


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LOL Heroines!!!!
Won't leave flirting even here too!!!
We Guys will be guys!!

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LOL Heroines!!!!
Won't leave flirting even here too!!!
We Guys will be guys!!

*tRoLl AnD LoL*

Wow
How on earth did u find my thread from theae iternal pages of history bro
Hats off

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Wow
How on earth did u find my thread from theae iternal pages of history bro
Hats off

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Means?

*tRoLl AnD LoL*
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Means?

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He meant that you posted an useless post which is a big sin. The I.A.B could find you and kill you.
In other words you SPAMMED.
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Wink Nice guide!
Works great on my Samsung Galaxy Y
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