[GUIDE] How to keep sdcard format same after upgrading to 4.2

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Khizar

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Notes-
1. Read all the steps before attempting this
2. I have used this method to successfully keep my sdcard in data/media even after flashing multiple 4.2 roms

Prerequisites-
1. Your bootloader must be unlocked, if it isnt unlock it before using the guide
2. Backup you internal storage because this will wipe it

Steps-
1. Using the toolkit flash the takju 4.2 google image
2. After you have completed the setup using your pc transfer your internal storage backup to data/media and if there is a 0/0 delete it
3. Now flash the latest twrp
4. Now flash any 4.2 rom of your choice and your sdcard will stay in data/media
 

JonathanBarca10

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Is this really necessary though? You cant just move everything back to the original directory, then delete the new ones, then go into twrp and wipe everything and then flash a rom? Why do u need to return to factory image?

Im just trying to understand this better.
 

Khizar

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Is this really necessary though? You cant just move everything back to the original directory, then delete the new ones, then go into twrp and wipe everything and then flash a rom? Why do u need to return to factory image?

Im just trying to understand this better.
from what i understand that will give you one "0" folder.. but you could try that and report back
 

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haha i have to be the guinea pig? i guess...i will edit this post, i suppose once i can report my findings.

edit 1: well it seems there is also a /0 folder in the sdcard directory, not just under data/media. but i suppose thats not as much of a problem? i could probably just move those without much of a problem? i will report back...

edit 2: just gonna do it your way. when trying to move the data in the data/media/o file up, it wiped the data anyways...so. dont do that. lol
 
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Let me say that there is no point in doing those steps, as soon as possible the users get usual with the new format and first everything will back to normal

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Khizar

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Let me say that there is no point in doing those steps, as soon as possible the users get usual with the new format and first everything will back to normal

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no..as i have said in the op, i have flashed multiple 4.2 roms(i flashed 2 today) after following those steps and my sdcard stays in data/media no more "0" folder
 

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no..as i have said in the op, i have flashed multiple 4.2 roms(i flashed 2 today) after following those steps and my sdcard stays in data/media no more "0" folder
Ya, but no point..u have to keep in mind that the sdcard is in /0 folder now...apps already read and write from there, and new recoveries read and write ( or will soon) from there also

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Khizar

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Ya, but no point..u have to keep in mind that the sdcard is in /0 folder now...apps already read and write from there, and new recoveries read and write ( or will soon) from there also

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for you there no point.. there are others who are having issues with this new format even when using the latest twrp, so this is a choice if someone want to do it they can.. if not well i am not forcing anyone ;)
 

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haha i have to be the guinea pig? i guess...i will edit this post, i suppose once i can report my findings.

edit 1: well it seems there is also a /0 folder in the sdcard directory, not just under data/media. but i suppose thats not as much of a problem? i could probably just move those without much of a problem? i will report back...

edit 2: just gonna do it your way. when trying to move the data in the data/media/o file up, it wiped the data anyways...so. dont do that. lol
:good:
 

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there will be an issue if you are coming from 4.2 then going back to 4.1.2 then 4.2 again, there's a folder that its hidden that you cant find it root explorer but you can see this if you go to cwm. but if you go back to 4.1.2 you will see the folder.
 

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Ya, but no point..u have to keep in mind that the sdcard is in /0 folder now...apps already read and write from there, and new recoveries read and write ( or will soon) from there also

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Go use an old recovery and flash 5 roms please.


Then get back to me and tell me how much you like digging your data out of nested '0' folders.
 

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So if you are transferring the entire contents of your internal SD from a previous version of android to a 4.2 phone which is the proper folder to copy all of the files? It seems that the only way that I can view them while plugged into the PC is from /sdcard?

So what is the function of

/sdcard
/data/media
/data/media/0

Where should my SD data be copied?????
 

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Go use an old recovery and flash 5 roms please.


Then get back to me and tell me how much you like digging your data out of nested '0' folders.
I never use a recovery until it work, I'm on stock 4.2 and everything is ok..I don't even notice the new /0 sdcard at first, when I opened solid explore, it already point there, and my files there..and apps works fine

I will not use any recovery until they get stable and put the backups inside the new sdcard format..that's it..simple as that

Also before starting flashing I want to use the stock ROM for some weeks...u can't judge a custom ROM without first know the benefit and the problems of the stock version.

That's my tough anyway ;)

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I never use a recovery until it work, I'm on stock 4.2 and everything is ok..I don't even notice the new /0 sdcard at first, when I opened solid explore, it already point there, and my files there..and apps works fine

I will not use any recovery until they get stable and put the backups inside the new sdcard format..that's it..simple as that

Also before starting flashing I want to use the stock ROM for some weeks...u can't judge a custom ROM without first know the benefit and the problems of the stock version.

That's my tough anyway ;)

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...and they have. Hence the point of this thread.
 
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