Motorola Droid :: Ext2 / 3 And Linux Swap Partitions

Sep 11, 2010

I've been looking for information about using ext and linux swap partitions today and thought I would ask here from more experienced users. If I understand things right most ppl use the ext partition for apps2sd but with froyo this is build in. So is there any further benefit to creating an ext2/3 partition? I've also read a few items on the linux swap partitions and its usefulness on older phones like the g1 but with the droid is this even needed? Arguments can be made for and against the linux swap but im looking for opinions or experience using it with the droid.

I know some roms make use of these from time to time but is there any benefit to using either type of partition on a rooted droid running the stock os. I try roms from time to time but stock seems to suit me better since I can run the wifi teather and overclock my droid up to 1.2Ghz and then remove the stock apps I don't want.

Motorola Droid :: ext2 / 3 and linux swap partitions

Motorola Droid :: Formatting Partitions Multiple Times

Apr 9, 2010

When flashing new ROMS (as in going from a 2.01 BB to a 2.1 based BB), what's the reason for formatting the various partitions (such as system & data) more than once?

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Motorola : Can I Swap My Droid SD Card To My X

Jul 19, 2010

Can I just swap the SD card from my Droid to my X when I get it today, and restore the apps with Astro File Explorer? Or, is there something specific to the Droid on the card that would cause a problem?

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Motorola Droid :: Use A Swap App Like Swapper For Root?

Aug 27, 2010

anyone out there, besides me, trying a swap app like Swapper for Root? The logic seems sound, like with computers, to setup a swap file on the SD card since our internal memory is so meager.

I admit, I can't say I have "noticed" much of a difference in the last week. And my lag of app icons showing up - many report this in 2.2 mind you - has not improved, but just curious if others have tried a swap app of some type and noticed a benefit on the Droid D1's?

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Motorola Droid :: Gps Dose Not Work - Handset Swap

Jan 15, 2010

I am getting a new droid on Monday as my gps dose not work on mine anymore and i have read many many post about how when someone swapped out there droid that the apps they purchased didnt transfer over and they had to repurchase them and how nothing at all transferred over to the new phone. has anyone had a swap go with out any problems? everything transfered to new unit just fine? was there anything you did to make sure this happened? repurchasing the apps wont break my bank but why should i have to

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Motorola Droid 2 :: Windows Or Linux

Oct 12, 2010

Is the Droid 2 Linux based? Everyone keeps trying to tell me its windows based.

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Motorola Droid :: Rooting From A Linux Box

May 7, 2010

Wahoo first post! I've had an account for a while but have been lurking and soaking up information. I'm going to root my phone (hopefully today) but I am running Linux on all my PCs, and do not actually have a windows install. I wanted to ask if anyone knew if the ADB commands can just be run straight from a terminal window from my Linux box, since it seems ADB is just a terminal emulator on windows to be able to talk to the phone. It seems like I'm missing something though, I would think ADB would do more than that but let me know if I'm in the wrong. I'd like to root my phone from my Linux box but if i need to find a windows machine I could probably do it from work. I was trying to find some sort of tutorial for ADB on Linux but could not find anything, even installed the SDK for Linux and have access to ADB but am not sure how to get ADB to see my phone after going through the tutorials. I would not be surprised if I missed something as I can be a little dense at times.

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Motorola Droid :: Swap Top And Bottom Pull Out Menus / Alarm Turn It Back On When Phone Shut Down?

Nov 8, 2009

I would like to know if it is possible to swap the top and bottom pull out menus?

Also, if the phone is shut down will the alarm turn it back on?

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Motorola Droid X :: Root With Linux As Operating System

Oct 15, 2010

I'm trying to root my damn Droid X (pardon my frustration; It's been a long, uncooperative day). First I tried the method found here: Multiple phones - Root them, unroot them - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

I tried using Step 2 Option A, since I don't have Windows on any computer I own or have access to. I get to the following part before it doesn't work properly:


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Motorola Droid :: Moto Android 2.2 & Linux Laptop

Aug 29, 2010

Something about comunucating with my laptop via my droid wirelessly like controlling one device with the other? is this true? i figure my phone is linux as well as my laptop so remote desktop sharing might be possible.....

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Motorola Droid X :: Small Linux Boot Animation For Device

Nov 16, 2010

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Motorola Droid :: Broken "a" Key / Possible To Swap It's Function?

Jul 31, 2010

My droid has a broken 'a' key. Is there any way to swap it's function with a less commonly used key, like 'z'?

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HTC Incredible :: Rooting Tip For Linux And Linux Live Booting

Jun 19, 2010

i successfully got into adb in recovery mode fairly easily on my ubuntu 10.4 laptop using the following method- this should also work for a linux live boot from a usb flash drive

in one terminal tail and follow log messages
~$ tail -f /var/log/messages

In another terminal run the loop


1. plugin usb and keep it plugged in
2. remove battery, eject sd card.
3. put battery in
4. press vol- and power
5. after around 6 seconds, your terminal with the log will show something like "new high speed USB..."
6. press vol- to select recovery
7. press the power button
8. IMPORTANT- as soon as you see a new log entry (something like "USB disconnect"), pop in the sd card

check your loop terminal for adb. if it doesn't work, repeat at step 2

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HTC Eris :: Partition From Ext2 To Ext3

Aug 4, 2010

I am trying to flash a new ROM that requires a partitioned SD for apps2SD. When I try to partition from ext2 to ext3, this is what I get: Error : Run 'fs ext3' via adb! Anyone know what is going on here? I am coming from CELBFroyo. Edit: I forgot to actually partition first. I tried to hit ext2 to ext3 first.

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General :: Access Ext2/3 With USB Host?

Oct 27, 2013

It seems strange to me: ext2/3/4 is the native filesystem for the device - but with device as USB host I can't access. It seems only FAT and NTFS is available.

Is there any ways to make this possible?

Background: my Sat-Receiver records to an ext2/3 partition and I would like to transfer this smoothly to my nook.

Currently my solution is to use my laptop, there I need a ext2/3 driver and transfer via MPT. This is not very comfortable and slow.

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General :: Titanium Backup - Mount Ext2

May 12, 2013

Titanium Backup i do not see my ext 2 split card.


If you use Link2SD see ext2. Titanium Backup can not be displayed.

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Android :: Use Ext2 Or Ext3 Formatted External SD Card In 2.1?

Oct 12, 2010

If I insert an external sd card formatted in ext2 or ext3, will it be treated as a normal sd card (FAT32)? The device is Samsung Galaxy S (Korean) running Android 2.1 I need the answer before I get the device tomorrow, because by the time I get the device, I will not have any option to change anything in the card.

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General :: Increasing EXT2 Partition Space Without Data Loss?

Jan 30, 2013

I'm planning on increasing my EXT2 partition space to around 4-5GB as I only have 100mb left of 2.5GB.

Do I have to copy and paste my EXT2 files to my main partition of the SD Card and change the partition size and paste it back into EXT2?

Is it also possible if I do this without having to lose all of my data?

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General :: How To Move Dalvik Cache And Data To SD Card / Ext2

Apr 13, 2012

How can I move dalvik-cache and data/data to sd card or sd ext2?

HTC Explorer A310e

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Android : Swap LinearLayouts From XML During Runtime (droid)?

Feb 19, 2010

I am trying to create an option in my code to change layouts using preferences. I already have the two layouts created in XML, but I can't figure out how to swap between the two during runtime. I would like to cause it to check during onResume() since it is called directly after returning from the Preferences screen and when starting up, however I can't figure out the code necessary. I tried just using setContentView() a second time, but it didn't seem to work. What can I do?

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HTC EVO 4G :: Removing The Partitions

Nov 18, 2010

I partitioned my SD for app2sd and now that im having some problems (may or may not be related to the app2sd) i want to remove it. I booted in to recovery and did partition. set the ext and swap to 0 and the remaining for fat and it chewed for a min and then smiled and carried on. yet it was still there. i went in to ADB shell and ran parted /dev/block/mmcblk0 and printed a list (saw all 3) and did rm 1 rm 2 rm 3, printed again, all still there. i found the log that the recovery wipe made and it did the same thing i did and it showed an error saying it cant create overlapping partitions (because they were never deleted)

so, from recovery i mounted the SD to windows, went in to diskpart and removed them there, which seemed to work, but again, its still the same... disk manager as well.. no luck is there some sort of lock im missing? why on earth cant i delete and recreate my partitions? these are the steps i took to get the app2sd working
How to manually partition your SD card for Android Apps2SD - Android and Me

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General :: How To Resize Partitions

Sep 26, 2013

how to increase size of /system and decrease size of /data? (huawei mediapad)

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HTC Desire :: Do I Need To Go Into Partitions Menu For Wipe Anything?

Aug 12, 2010

Trying to install a new ROM, it recommends a full wipe. I ran the 'wipe data/factory reset', 'wipe cache partition', and 'wipe dalvik cache'. Do I need to go into partitions menu and wipe anything else?

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General :: I9100 Partitions - How To Merge In ADB

Jan 24, 2014

I had an encrypted I9100 on Cyanogenmod 9. After a factory reset I installed Cyanogemod 10.1. Everything runs smoothly, but about 12gb of my internal sd space was misplaced during the installation and is now missing. Only 2 gb is currently available. /sdcard cannot be mounted, something about /sdcard/android_secure

I ran some commands in adb, and the space is still there, but it needs to be replaced / repartitioned somehow.

df -h
Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs 395.6M 48.0K 395.6M 0% /dev
/dev/block/mmcblk0p7 98.4M 87.0M 11.4M 88% /cache
~ # mount /data


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General :: No NAND Partitions On A13 Allwinner

Jul 9, 2013

I recently acquired an A13 tablet and wanting to install CM10 on it I first installed CWM according to the famous manual (if it's relevant I'll post the exact url). Anyway, it got stuck on CWM (doesn't boot normally). Now I figured it can't install since using 'adb shell' and looking at /proc/partitions -- nothing is there!
cat /proc/partitions
major minor #blocks name

179 0 15558144 mmcblk0
179 1 15554048 mmcblk0p1

So I have no internal memory to use -- no internal memory to install to, right?

ls /dev/block
loop0 loop2 loop4 loop6 mmcblk0 nandf ram0
loop1 loop3 loop5 loop7 mmcblk0p1 platform ram1

Seems that only nandf exists, which means I can't cat into nandg and sync and install new img. Right? Or am I missing something? How do I fix this?

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General :: Use Unmounted Partitions In INTERNAL Storage?

Feb 8, 2014

My phone has 4gig of internal storage, but the system seems to be using only 3 500mb partitions... /system, /cache, and /data... and a couple of other small partitions.

At the end of mmcblk0 is p6 that is about 2GIG and NOT MOUNTED! Is that space needed for something, or can I add it to /data (p5)? or create a mount point for it? and if so, HOW?

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General :: Create New Partitions And Size Mismatch?

Oct 18, 2012

Is a nandroid backup creating new partitions when it is flashed?

What happenes, if a Nandroid backup was created from a 2 GB SD card and is flashed onto a 8 GB SD card? - size mismatch error?

€dit:My Phone has an internal SD Card - normally not accessible.

I changed it from 2 GB to 8 GB - phone is working properly.But what about existing Nandroid Backups?

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HTC Eris :: Unable To See Other Partitions After Using Root Explorer Application

Jul 31, 2010

I have been reading about the sdcard partitioning on the forum here and I thought I might ask a question that I couldn't find along my travels whilst reading. I have a 16GB SDcard class 6 and here is my question. I have a HTC Desire with setROM 4.5, before I installed this ROM I partitioned my sdcard with a 512MB ext partition using ROM Manager (paid version), now everything seemed to work just fine with the flash etc, but when I go into the SD card + phone storage I see this: When I use Root Explorer application, I cant see the other partition (512MB one) I made? Can anyone advise if this is normal? I can move my apps to sd though through the manage applications section. I should add, I have no idea why I even created this external partition, do i even need it?

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Samsung Behold 2 :: Phone Supports Ext4 Partitions?

Nov 14, 2010

Does anyone know if the Behold II supports ext4 partitions? I was thinking of upgrading my ext3 app2sd to ext4 but I wanted to make sure that the phone supported it first.

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General :: Android Is Half Bricked - Partitions Seems Broken?

Feb 2, 2012

I've got a Motorola Flipout, just yesterday night I was copying and moving files to /system/bin (having root).

Lik this:

cp /sdcard/binaries/iptables-save /system/bin

But then I have did something wrong, typed something like this instead.

cp /sdcard/binaries/rfkill/system/bin

That throws me an error (normal) but then everything was screewed up.

The files and folders have been dissapeared to `ls` command.

`ls /` shows / doesn't exist.

`ls` shows nothing.

when i enter to accounts it reboots, doesn't detect sdcard partition...I do a rollback with a partial backup from 30 days ago, and still appear nothing.

It's like the partition system have been screewed up.This can solved reflashin again with sbf_flash ?

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