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How to create a 2nd partition to install Android apps on an SD card

Tuesday 08th of September 2009 /
If you’ve rooted your Android phone, it may have been because you wanted to free up space and install apps on your SD card. Certain ROM’s have this feature built into, so all a user has to do is create a second partition on his or her SD card. This tutorial will show how to partition an SD card without installing any programs or SDK’s.Before we go any further, you will need to root your phone for this to work. For the 1,000th time, THIS IS RISKY, CAN DESTORY YOUR PHONE, AND CAN VOID YOUR WARRANTY. accepts absolutely no responsibility if problems arise from rooting your phone; you root at your own risk. If you need instructions on how to root, AndroidAndMe has an excellent explanation.Now onto the partition. Some like to use a Linux live CD, the Android SDK, or programs like Paragon Partition Manager. Or you can just do it manually through Android like I’ll show here. To give credit where’s it’s due, this tutorial is directly based on this great explanation available at XDA.How to create a second partition directly from your G1Make s
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How To Partition Your SD Card For Your Nook Color

Saturday 18th of June 2011 /
I loaded up CyanogenMod7 on my Nook Color via microSD card (grab it here thanks to XDA member verygreen) and it works great but one of the biggest issues that I had was finding a way to partition my sd card to open up the unused space on it after writing CM7 on it.  There’s plenty of instructions in the XDA forum’s but since I’m a relative noob with this stuff a lot of it went right over my head.  I was able to eventually figure it out and I figured that I’d give all you noob’s out there some simple instructions on how to partition your sd card to open up your CM7 loaded Nook Color.I’m assuming that you’ve already downloaded WinDisk Image 32 and have read up on how to flash your Android ROM onto your microSD card at Nook Devs and set up SDK so you can access adb (also at Nook Devs so we can skip right to the partitioning.First thing you’ll need is to download either EASEUS Partition Master Home Edition or MiniTool Partition Wizard.  Both work but I used MiniTool Partition Wizard because I found it to be a slightly more function
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God Mode brings unbelievable speeds to new custom Android ROMs

Thursday 21st of July 2011 /
While there are a lot of people out there who will argue that benchmarks are ridiculous, the opposite argument always remains. Benchmarks are a great way to let you know how your Android device is performing overall, and also let you know just how much better your device is than your buddies. In the latest hack from XDA member and well known HTC Evo 4G ROM’er Virus, he has introduced what he is calling “God Mode”. What does it do, you ask? Check out the image above and see for yourself. The tweak has been inserted into the wildly popular Kingdom ROM for the Evo 4G, and has the device getting Quadrant score of up and over 1900 (insert “over 9000″ joke here).//So, how is it done? According to XDA:Leaving all the technical aspects aside (as they are not 100% clear to me), God Mode in essence is a new yaffs2+ext2 partition made in the rom, which drastically improves the I/O performance on a device.A relatively simple explanation for a remarkably complicated and possibly game changing tweak. Any of our readers out there using Virus’ Kingdom ROM, be su
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Pls help my Galaxy S 4G, just got re-partition - Android Phones - Android Forum - A Community For Android Users and Enthusiasts

Sunday 15th of July 2012 /
I found a page how to install Android 4.0 into my Galaxy S 4G with OdinAnd I accidently checked "Re-partition" when flashingAnd now it wont get into Android but the screen: a phone connecting with laptop with an " ! " betweenAnyone has accountered this problems, please help!Thank you so much
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external sd - SD card partitioning? why? how?

Sunday 27th of February 2011 /
I am going to install cm7 and it seems to me that is 'good' to partition my SD card.I did some reading but I am not sure if ext partition will become accessible as mass storage when an Android phone is connected to the computer. I still want to transfer files from / to my SD card via computer. How can I backup files if they are on an ext partition?How big ext partition is good if my sd card is 16GB?HTC Desire on Android 2.1
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Learning the Android Hardware and Operating System

Thursday 07th of October 2010 /
Hi! I'm looking for some resources that explain how the Android hardware and OS works as a whole. Most of the posts I see on here have to do with specific areas. My goal is have a better understanding about:1. HBOOT - Different versions, How it works, how to update it, etc.2. Recovery - Different versions, How it works, how to update it, etc.3. System Partitions - System, Cache, SD-EXT, etc. - What each partition contains4. Kernels - Different versions, how to load/replace5. RadiosI looked for an "Android for Dummies" book and notice there's one for app dev coming out in December -- which I'll probably get. But I'd like to know more about the OS itself first.Any suggestions?
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android market on rooted lg gt540 android 2.1

Saturday 18th of December 2010 /
after i root my lg gt540 android 2.1 and made partition ANDROID MARKET has changed to different grafic it look like never good before in future i will show pictures how looks like on my droid it is fabulous
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[Tut] How to install Darktremor's a2sd on Froyo!!

Sunday 02nd of October 2011 /
This method will COMPLETELY move your apps from phone memory to sd card.This method has been tested on a rooted Galaxy Ace running Froyo. This won't work with gingerbread.Requirements:You need your phone to be (The Script file) (Darktremor Beta 04)Either ADB to run commands on PC (android sdk) or Terminal app on phonePlease note that this script sleeps for 8 seconds at boot time to make sure that the SD card is loaded before mounting.Instructions:1. Backup all data, both on your phone and your SD card. Your sdcard will be wiped clean.2. Partition your SD card as following: 1st partition FAT32, 2nd partition ext2. (you can start with 1-2 GB. Make sure that you use ext2 only, as ext3 and ext4 are not supported by the stock kernel)-->Reboot into CWM recovery-->In android system recovery, select partition sdcard-->In the partition sdcard menu, select partition sd-->Follow the instructions on the phone to partition your sd card. You can optionally set a swap file while you are partitioning your sd card.For a complete guide to p
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Android Forums - View Single Post - Format SD card after Flashing CM7?

Sunday 04th of September 2011 /
I think I am starting to get some more useful information.I put my 16GB SD card in a USB card reader and put it in my laptop.I only see one drive letter for the card:boot (E: )It contains:.android_secureB&N DownloadsLOST.DIRMy Files--Books--Documentsetc.Q: Is this the stock NC software from B&N?? How did it get on my SD card?!Okay, I went into Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk ManagementI see my normal HDs and I see a partition for the card.I also see three other partitions:Partition Basic Heathly (Unknown Partition) 463MB with 463MB free.Partition Basic Heathly (Unknown Partition) 965MB with 965MB free.Partition Basic Heathly 13.32GB with 13.32GB free.I tried to assign a drive letter to the 13.32GB partition and got this:"The operation did not complete because the partition or volume is not enabled. To enable the partition, restart the computer."Q: Do I just need to use a partition manager program to enable the partitions?Or do I need to format the SD card and start again?(Do I need to enable partitions after formatting the SD card and before
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Quick and dirty how-to: Android 4.4 on the Nexus 4 (step by step)

Friday 01st of November 2013 /
This was pretty easy, here's a method to get a working debug build of 4.4 plus the Nexus 5 apps on your Nexus 4. Follow the steps, as written, in order and things should be FC free. 1. Make sure your bootloader is unlocked. See the stickies. Ask for help. You can not skip this step.2. Download these things to your computer: . You're free to try another. My own build works, others may work, but for sure this build works and the dev is kind enough to share it. Thank him, too. Copy it to your SD card partition on your Nexus 4. Unzip the file, copy the folder to your Nexus 4's SD card folder.3. Flash ClockWorkMod Recovery. Do not use any other recovery for now. Use this particular version if you want to do it exactly the same as i have done: . See the stickies or ask for help if needed.4. Back yo shiz up. If you don't back yo shiz up, you are not allowed to cry later. Period; full stop.5. After backing things up, wipe your user data in CWM recovery. 6. Flash the ROM from the Rootzwiki post via CWM recovery.7. Flash the G Apps from the RootzWiki post via CWM recovery.8. Reboot your phone
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