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[MOD][GUIDE]Partition your internal memory for better App management (Pit Files)

Make new Pit with reduced preload to free up nearly another 475mb storage.


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metalgearhathaway

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***************************************************************************************************************
UPDATE 21ST FEBRUARY 2014



Preload special editions with preload area reduced from 500mb to about 45mb, the resulting regained space is then allocated to the internal sd partition. Custom roms only! All data partition sizes have been catered for!



Beware #1 - Preload moddified version are NOT suitable for Samsung Stock Roms!


Beware #2 - Pre-Load moddified versions are for custom roms that do not use pre-load area! Please post on the respective thread for your rom and ask the author the question prior to using these versions if you are unsure! (I can tell you that SlimRoms & Cyanfox do not use preload, at present at least)


Beware #3 - If you want to go back to stock rom, you just need to flash my standard edition pit files, easy!




***************************************************************************************************************



Increase your data application partition and set your device free!



Are you bored of having to move apps to SD?

Bored of facing a stock issue of not even being able to move apps to your internal SD?

This thread will help you, currently only for i9100 16gb Model only.
[/COLOR]




GUIDE - The usual rules apply, You will:



IMPORTANT: Please backup all your photos, videos and other important stuff on your PC, in the cloud or somewhere else where it is safe, as all your stuff on your internal SD card will be deleted!



1) Run compatible version of Odin, put your phone in to download mode (vol down/home/power button) and connect to PC via USB





2) Tick re-partition box


3) Click PIT button and select the pit file of your desired app partition size.


4a) Click PDA and select your stock official samsung jellybean rom - Edit- please remember if you use a rom that is not native to your region, it would be wise to flash the appropriate radio modem afterwards to ensure you get the signal strength you'd expect :)


4b) OR Flash your persnonal choice of kernel in *.tar format and pit file, reboot to CWM ( power button/vol up/home button) and install new rom or restore nandroid and boot as normal and skip to number 9 in this guide


5) Flash and wait for reboot


6) Let the phone reboot and wait until the android chap finishes his spinny wire ball belly animation and then remove the battery and do a factory reset using the usual power/vol up/ home trick.


7) Let it boot so you can check that you are happy with the result. ( I didn't, but you might want to)


8) Now flash your chosen rooted kernel and either stick with stock rom or enter CWM and flash your own custom rom.


9) When your phone boots, you may get a notification to format usb storage, say yes if prompted! If it that fails, connect you phone to your PC and format the the internal sd card manually.


10) Remember that Android likes automatically deciding where apps go, so sometime it tries to put stuff to SD itself (app requests it), it is worthwhile checking your installed apps to makes sure they went to internal app partition, you can tell this by either:


a) Look in Titanium back up, go to the move/integrate section and see if any apps show as moveable from SD to internal, if so run the batch process to put them on your nice new app partition, otherwise you may have issues running those apps.


b) If you don't have Titanium (why not?) then check the harder way by looking at app manager and swipe to the right to look at SD app, sort by size and then individually move ones back to internal storage.


11) That easy! Here is a shot of my resulting app manager






Files attached to post including original pit in case you want it back to stock values!

Enjoy!

*****************************************************************
 
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Akalsemann

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*EDIT*

Followed guide and flashed. Everything went awesome! i flashed 16GB_6GB
Thank you very much.

But when i look in task manager, the app storage sure is 6GB(5.9GB) but my internal storage decreased to 8GB(7.91GB) :(
IS it possible to have 6GB for apps and still have the 16GB (11.5GB) internal?
 

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metalgearhathaway

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*EDIT*

Followed guide and flashed. Everything went awesome! i flashed 16GB_6GB
Thank you very much.

But when i look in task manager, the app storage sure is 6GB(5.9GB) but my internal storage decreased to 8GB(7.91GB) :(
IS it possible to have 6GB for apps and still have the 16GB (11.5GB) internal?

Sadly, our phone has 16gb total internal memory, pit files (partition information table) is how it splits this memory, sadly again our phone uses a app partition and then a pretend internal sd partition. This thread is for increasing the app partition to allow more apps to be easily installed without the need to move them about, as you increase the app partition this then naturally decreases the internal sd partition accordingly, hope that makes sense.
 

dorimanx

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all great, in guide,
i will use the 4gb split for me, but you must say that user should backup all his roms (sec rom also, as samny rom will kill his system) and internal sdcard before any usage.
to his PC.

or you will get posts like, why my files are gone? i blame you for that, you told me its safe, and now i lost my girl naked picks :p

Sent from my GT-I9100
 
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metalgearhathaway

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It can be done, of course
There has been a thread already, http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2353551, but that tut only. It has attached files, but to flash onto cm10.1 at max.

One more question, would partitioning stay after installing a different rom ? I mean, we need sammy JB, then some aosp with Android 4.3.1
Yes the partition remains the same, it will do until the phone is next given a pit file to change.

I have just let a phone upgrade phone 4.0.4 with the partition in place to 4.1.2 and everything remains!
 
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Do I need to flash stock rom or can I flash only the pit with odin give that I must wipe my phone of course..because if it was possible I prefer to do directly on the aosp rom sabermod..but if it is necessary I flash the stock one and then, repartition done, put the aosp plus dorimanx kernel..
 

m1trand1r

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You don't wanna know.....
Subscribed.but i am still afraid to do it.may be i will loose my phone.loool

Envoyé depuis mon GT-I9100 avec Tapatalk 4

nah....you can't brick it:p ..If you follow guide to the letter :good:....
but @metalgearhathaway bricked it not so long ago....with smth else :eek:...:eek:...:eek:....:(

Beam-ed through your pineal gland via//Android 4.3.1:p//
 

dorimanx

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Subscribed.but i am still afraid to do it.may be i will loose my phone.loool

Envoyé depuis mon GT-I9100 avec Tapatalk 4

no PROBLEM here, did backup all, then did what GUIDE say.

and now happy with 4GB data partition.

but when i have booted to SAMMY rom all CLEAN, but internal SDCARD was broken. via MTP i see that disk is exist but size is broken.

so i have flashed my kernel via ODIN, went to recovery, and when recovery loaded, WINDOWS asked me if i like to FORMAT my internal sd.

and it's was 9.50GB size, so i say YES. and all good now. clean partition and i am loading my stuff back.


P.S for OP!

no problem to restore nand backup via recovery :)

O! and user should flash his best radio firmware :) as SAMMY comes with other, maybe not good for USER.

Code:
~ # df -h
df -h
Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs                   402.3M     48.0K    402.2M   0% /dev
/dev/block/mmcblk0p7     94.4M    176.0K     92.3M   0% /cache
/dev/block/mmcblk0p11
                          9.5G      6.2G      3.3G  65% /mnt/.secondrom
/dev/block/loop0         96.8M      1.5M     88.3M   2% /secondrom_cache
/dev/block/mmcblk0p11
                          9.5G      6.2G      3.3G  65% /emmc-tmp
/dev/block/mmcblk1p1     14.9G      8.4G      6.5G  56% /sdcard
/dev/block/mmcblk0p11
                          9.5G      6.2G      3.3G  65% /sdcard/.android_secure
/dev/block/mmcblk0p11
                          9.5G      6.2G      3.3G  65% /emmc
/dev/block/mmcblk0p10
                          3.9G      1.5G      2.3G  40% /data
 
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    ***************************************************************************************************************
    UPDATE 21ST FEBRUARY 2014



    Preload special editions with preload area reduced from 500mb to about 45mb, the resulting regained space is then allocated to the internal sd partition. Custom roms only! All data partition sizes have been catered for!



    Beware #1 - Preload moddified version are NOT suitable for Samsung Stock Roms!


    Beware #2 - Pre-Load moddified versions are for custom roms that do not use pre-load area! Please post on the respective thread for your rom and ask the author the question prior to using these versions if you are unsure! (I can tell you that SlimRoms & Cyanfox do not use preload, at present at least)


    Beware #3 - If you want to go back to stock rom, you just need to flash my standard edition pit files, easy!




    ***************************************************************************************************************



    Increase your data application partition and set your device free!



    Are you bored of having to move apps to SD?

    Bored of facing a stock issue of not even being able to move apps to your internal SD?

    This thread will help you, currently only for i9100 16gb Model only.
    [/COLOR]




    GUIDE - The usual rules apply, You will:



    IMPORTANT: Please backup all your photos, videos and other important stuff on your PC, in the cloud or somewhere else where it is safe, as all your stuff on your internal SD card will be deleted!



    1) Run compatible version of Odin, put your phone in to download mode (vol down/home/power button) and connect to PC via USB





    2) Tick re-partition box


    3) Click PIT button and select the pit file of your desired app partition size.


    4a) Click PDA and select your stock official samsung jellybean rom - Edit- please remember if you use a rom that is not native to your region, it would be wise to flash the appropriate radio modem afterwards to ensure you get the signal strength you'd expect :)


    4b) OR Flash your persnonal choice of kernel in *.tar format and pit file, reboot to CWM ( power button/vol up/home button) and install new rom or restore nandroid and boot as normal and skip to number 9 in this guide


    5) Flash and wait for reboot


    6) Let the phone reboot and wait until the android chap finishes his spinny wire ball belly animation and then remove the battery and do a factory reset using the usual power/vol up/ home trick.


    7) Let it boot so you can check that you are happy with the result. ( I didn't, but you might want to)


    8) Now flash your chosen rooted kernel and either stick with stock rom or enter CWM and flash your own custom rom.


    9) When your phone boots, you may get a notification to format usb storage, say yes if prompted! If it that fails, connect you phone to your PC and format the the internal sd card manually.


    10) Remember that Android likes automatically deciding where apps go, so sometime it tries to put stuff to SD itself (app requests it), it is worthwhile checking your installed apps to makes sure they went to internal app partition, you can tell this by either:


    a) Look in Titanium back up, go to the move/integrate section and see if any apps show as moveable from SD to internal, if so run the batch process to put them on your nice new app partition, otherwise you may have issues running those apps.


    b) If you don't have Titanium (why not?) then check the harder way by looking at app manager and swipe to the right to look at SD app, sort by size and then individually move ones back to internal storage.


    11) That easy! Here is a shot of my resulting app manager






    Files attached to post including original pit in case you want it back to stock values!

    Enjoy!

    *****************************************************************
    47
    Pit files

    Here they are. All the pit files i've made.
    There are two with 515MB system partition, one with 6GB and the other with 8GB data partition.
    And there are three with 1GB system partition, one with 3GB, other with 4GB and the last with 6GB data partition.
    The rest of the memory is for internal SD.

    Hope this will help you. :good:;)
    22
    all great, in guide,
    i will use the 4gb split for me, but you must say that user should backup all his roms (sec rom also, as samny rom will kill his system) and internal sdcard before any usage.
    to his PC.

    or you will get posts like, why my files are gone? i blame you for that, you told me its safe, and now i lost my girl naked picks :p

    Sent from my GT-I9100
    19
    *EDIT*

    Followed guide and flashed. Everything went awesome! i flashed 16GB_6GB
    Thank you very much.

    But when i look in task manager, the app storage sure is 6GB(5.9GB) but my internal storage decreased to 8GB(7.91GB) :(
    IS it possible to have 6GB for apps and still have the 16GB (11.5GB) internal?

    Sadly, our phone has 16gb total internal memory, pit files (partition information table) is how it splits this memory, sadly again our phone uses a app partition and then a pretend internal sd partition. This thread is for increasing the app partition to allow more apps to be easily installed without the need to move them about, as you increase the app partition this then naturally decreases the internal sd partition accordingly, hope that makes sense.
    19
    Subscribed.but i am still afraid to do it.may be i will loose my phone.loool

    Envoyé depuis mon GT-I9100 avec Tapatalk 4

    no PROBLEM here, did backup all, then did what GUIDE say.

    and now happy with 4GB data partition.

    but when i have booted to SAMMY rom all CLEAN, but internal SDCARD was broken. via MTP i see that disk is exist but size is broken.

    so i have flashed my kernel via ODIN, went to recovery, and when recovery loaded, WINDOWS asked me if i like to FORMAT my internal sd.

    and it's was 9.50GB size, so i say YES. and all good now. clean partition and i am loading my stuff back.


    P.S for OP!

    no problem to restore nand backup via recovery :)

    O! and user should flash his best radio firmware :) as SAMMY comes with other, maybe not good for USER.

    Code:
    ~ # df -h
    df -h
    Filesystem                Size      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    tmpfs                   402.3M     48.0K    402.2M   0% /dev
    /dev/block/mmcblk0p7     94.4M    176.0K     92.3M   0% /cache
    /dev/block/mmcblk0p11
                              9.5G      6.2G      3.3G  65% /mnt/.secondrom
    /dev/block/loop0         96.8M      1.5M     88.3M   2% /secondrom_cache
    /dev/block/mmcblk0p11
                              9.5G      6.2G      3.3G  65% /emmc-tmp
    /dev/block/mmcblk1p1     14.9G      8.4G      6.5G  56% /sdcard
    /dev/block/mmcblk0p11
                              9.5G      6.2G      3.3G  65% /sdcard/.android_secure
    /dev/block/mmcblk0p11
                              9.5G      6.2G      3.3G  65% /emmc
    /dev/block/mmcblk0p10
                              3.9G      1.5G      2.3G  40% /data