Originally Posted by LBTRAVA
Hi everybody. I have installed CWM v184.108.40.206 on my SONIC U8650 smartphone. I'm having a slight problem with this recovery (same occurred with previous version 220.127.116.11). It's not saving the ext partition that I have on the sd card. When I perform a backup through CWM, it skips the saving of sdext as this partition is not being found. Also, with previous CWM version 18.104.22.168, there was an option to manually mount the partition (just in case it is not found at the time of backup) in the "Mounts and storage" option. This option is no longer present in CWM 22.214.171.124 so I can't manually mount the partition (whether this would let CWM recognize the partition and make a proper backup of it). In the end I'm not able to have sdext fully backed up (I resorted at doing a manual backup on my notebook with LINUX with partimage) along with all the other partitions such as /system, /data, /cache etc etc. I therefore wonder if this is a bug and if there's a way to get around this.
I have another smartphone with CWM v126.96.36.199 installed and on this one the backup of the sd-ext partition does work (and it is ext4, not ext3). I wonder if on this 188.8.131.52 version for SONIC, ext3 partitions would be recognized or not.
P.S.: The CWM 184.108.40.206 I installed was taken from here. And this is the installation guide. Is this the same CWM as the one posted here?
EDIT: I have flashed even this version posted here and still the same problem.... it desn't backup my sd-ext partition. It does backup boot_image, recovery_image, system, data, android_secure, cache but not sd-ext (no sd-ext found).
If you wanna sd-ext on your sd card you must follow (exactly) this easy steps.
1- Full format in FAT32 your SD card with Mini Partition 7
(windows) or gparted (linux); per example: Primary FAT32
2- put your sd card into your phone and get into recovery menu.
---go to "mounts and storage" and format this parts:
3- Go to the beggining of recovery menu and select:
..."wipe data/factory reset"...(say YES)
..."wipe cache partition"...(say YES)
Go to ...advanced ..."wipe Dalvik Cache"...(say YES)
5- Go to...advanced...partition SD card (say 512Mb to ext and64Mb to swap)
...go to...mounts & storage... mount USB storage...
... conect the phone via USB and pass your favourite ROM to the cellular
6- select "unmount"
7- Go to "Go Back"
8- Select "install zip from sdcard"... "chose zip from sdcard" and select your ROM
10- Say YES and wait untill your ROm is installed
Congratz, now you have your U8650 with custom ROM and ext partition with swap
P.S. I know the steps are some tedious think but, it works at 110% man
Greetings from spain