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[Q] Internal Storage and SD Card Formatting

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By krazzdav, Member on 8th March 2014, 04:07 AM
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Hi all.... I haven't found specific answers to my questions so am posing them here.

I am running CM11

Can you expand your internal storage without doing an entire ext sd card to internal swap? I want to use only part of my ext SD card to enhance the internal storage.

Is there any point in formatting multiple partitions on the ext SD card as fat32 / ext4 / Linux swap anymore? I thought doing this would have part of the partition used for internal storage and part as the ext sd card storage. Formatting the SD card through CWM deletes all partitions and formats it all as FAT32 for external storage only.

Thanks and go Blaze haha
10th March 2014, 07:19 PM |#2  
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You can partition your SD card on your pc into pieces that android won't recognize..follow this as a guide..the program is fantastic

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10th March 2014, 07:35 PM |#3  
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Thanks ink. I will look at this more tonight but I did use Partition Wizard Home and formatted the first partition as FAT32 which is recognized as the external SD card1 in CM11 but the 2nd EXT4 partition isn't recognized by the ROM it seems. Maybe I just don't know how it would be used but checking the storage in settings didn't have any change to internal.
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