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> [TUT]Link2SD and MicroSD partitioning
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 Posted: May 8 2012, 04:57 PM
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ok.. what is link2sd.. a better and improved apps2sd type pf application.. it has an actual interface that is why it is a better alternative..

download the app.. its free at the android market..

before using link2sd, you should partition your sdcard first.. make a backup of your files in your pc before making a partition..

my sdcard partition is 1.5 GB for the files and 500MB for the android apps and games..

tutorial:
Simplest way is to use "MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition" from [ Hidden Content - Reply to see! ]

This tool is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista & Windows 7

requirements: USB SD Card reader.

pull SD card from phone, insert into USB SD Card reader. Windows should report new drive and content of the drive should be visible.


step 1: delete old partitions on SD card

Note: this partition manager QUEUES the operations. So nothing is deleted and changed UNTIL you click "APPLY" and then confirm by clicking "OK".

WARNING!

Make sure you are deleting partition on SD card! (not your hard drive for example)

This step deletes everything on SD card, so backup files first!

Dont be afraid, just read everything and think twice before selecting correct drive.

Do you see three gray icons on the bottom? Under each of them the capacity of each drive is listed, and SD CARD has slightly different icon.

Hard drives on the screenshot have 465.8GB and 74.5GB, and on the bottom, the SD card, with 3.8GB capacity.



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step 2: create FAT or FAT32 partition

select "Create As": PRIMARY

Select "File System:" FAT when you have 2GB or smaller card.

Select "File System:" FAT32 when you have 4GB or greater card.


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step 3: create ext2 or ext3 or swap partition*


select "Create As": PRIMARY

Select "File System:" ext2 - for App2SD

OR

Select "File System:" swap to make swap http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/04a97f13.gif


If you want to create both: do not assign all the space for the first one http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/04a97f13.gif this way you will have space for creating second one.

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step 4: finish

finally, click "apply" button on top left corner.

partitions will be created and card will be formatted.

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Tutorial:  A Guide to Link2SD

Link2SD is an android application by Bulent Akpinar that lets you move apps and games to the 2nd partition of your SD card. Why do we have to use Link2SD when Froyo and Gingerbread’s Native Apps2sd moves the files to the SD card? Native apps2sd only moves the apk file of the application leaving other files in internal memory thus you still have to manage your on-board memory and limit your choice of apps because it will eat up your memory and later on you cannot install any files anymore. Additionally, widgets and some applications are not intended to be move to the SD card. However, Link2SD is only for root users because it is required that your phone is rooted.


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The idea behind the application is the same. But Link2SD has more relevant features which the Native Apps2sd lacked giving Android 1.5 and up users the chance to have a taste of what it’s like to have a big phone memory. Additional features were added by the developer to furher optimize the usage of android devices. By using Link2SD, you can move not only the application file, but also the dalvic-cache and libray files of the application. This means that data will be the only one left to consume your internal memory thus installing applications and games would be easier because you can install anything you want without worrying about the famous low memory problem. Furthermore, Link2sd covers all files even moving widgets and the unmoveable applications to the 2nd partition of your SD card.


This is a step by step guide on how you can run Link2SD on your device. This tutorial will work for both stock and cutom ROMs. For ClockWorkMod Recovery users, you can check the other guide below. Follow all the instructions carefully to eliminate possible problems.

  1. First you have to download Mini Tool Partition Wizard Manager. You can download it [ Hidden Content - Reply to see! ]
  2. Insert your SD card to a card reader and open it on your computer.
  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 (if you’re on stock ROM, choose ext2). This is where your apps will go. I suggest a value of 512Mb or 1Gb would be big enough but if you insist you can go as high as 2Gb.
  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)user posted image
  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.
  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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  19. 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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  20. Now you’re done and ready to install vast amount of applications as you wish!
FOR CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY USERS ONLY( ALTERNATIVE METHOD)
NOTE: You can also use the instructions above. This guide will work on both stock and custom ROMs.

  • Back up all your files to your computer. Partitioning wipes the files of your SD card.
  • Go into recovery mode
  • Select “Advanced”
  • Select “Partition SD card”
  • Choose your SD-ext size (if you’re using a 2Gb SD card, choose 512Mb. If your SD card is 4Gb or greater, you can choose 1024Mb)
  • Select 0 swap
  • Wait for the process to finish. Reboot.
  • Download and install Link2SD from Google Play Store.
  • Open Link2SD you will be prompted to choose between ext2, ext3, ext4 or FAT32. Choose ext4.
  • Follow instructions number 14-20. DONE!
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ung saken nakapagpartition na ko kaso pg ginagamit ko na ung link2sd ang sabe select the file system of your SD cards seond partition pag pinipili ko na ung ginawa kong partition na ext2 my error na lumalabas
mount scipt canot be created ext2 may not be supported on your device try fat32 on the secong partition, anu dapat gawin dito?
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try mu palitan yung partition tyoe na ginawa mu.. try mu yung sinuggest nya.. dati kasi fat32 din gamit ko.. ok naman.. http://www.cute-factor.com/images/smilies/onion/04a97f13.gif
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ok admin try ko na lang un
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