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  1. Sparty73's Avatar
    I'm not usually one to pump up a product, and I certainly understand the importance of learning how to enter simple code, but I thought the advantages of this outweighed the drawbacks.

    There's a simple, free, totally legal program out there that can partition the SD card to ext4 no problem without deleting any data, eliminating the need to remove data and put it back on after the format. All you have to do is "resize" your SD card, leaving however much space you want for the ext4 partition at the end of the drive. You then right click the newly "unallocated" space, and choose to format it as an ext4. Once you choose to apply the changes, the program will take care of the rest, with no need to restart your computer or your phone.

    The program is called MiniTool Partition Wizard: Home Edition, and can be found at Download.com at that link. They have upgraded versions of the program, which I can't imagine wouldn't be awesome, if you want to consider adding more features. Again, I wouldn't put this out there if it didn't make things immeasurably easier.
    ikeywatson likes this.
    01-08-2012 09:41 AM
  2. biggjoe's Avatar
    Team,

    Just wanted to find out where we are with the whole 'Cache2SD' issue?? Did we ever find a way to somehow use both a 'Data2EXT' and 'Cache2SD' mod together that could co-exist together?

    As of now, Data2EXT works great for me, until I run out of Cache. I have about 100+ apps.

    Let me know.

    Thanks,

    BJ

    CardcaptorRLH85 likes this.
    01-15-2012 10:56 PM
  3. biggjoe's Avatar
    Anyone?
    01-16-2012 03:06 PM
  4. epidenimus's Avatar
    1. Clear your caches! There are several apps to help you, such as CacheMate. Be very careful if you have applied ANY of the xxxx2ext mods, as your phone may cease to operate properly.

    2. Do you really need 100+ apps? The Opti S has limited storage space; you may do well just to consolidate your collection a bit. Just sayin...
    01-16-2012 07:44 PM
  5. biggjoe's Avatar
    Epidenimus,

    LOL...thank you for the tip. I know I should consolidate my collection, you're right. I'm just trying to avoid that. I will try 'CacheMate'...but will it clear all of the various caches that get filled up?

    I ask because so far, no matter how many times I boot into Recovery and clear both cache and dalvik-cache...and no matter how many times I clear cache through 'App2SD', History Eraser or Titanium Backup Pro...I still have that /cache/ partition filled up.

    Also, you are right...I definitely need to use XXX2SD mods with caution.

    That said, I was looking for a 'Cache2SD' Mod. Since there is so much out there, could you point me in the right direction...to a Cache2SD Mod that should work with our LG Optimus S?

    Thanks again!!!

    BJ
    01-16-2012 10:19 PM
  6. epidenimus's Avatar
    I played with the data2ext mod for about a month and ended up ditching it. I'll politely defer your inquiry about a cache2sd mod to someone more experienced with that sort of mod. If you don't get any response in the next couple of days, you might try hitting up _themaplebar_ or basketthis, as they are more knowledgable than me on xxxx2sd mods.
    01-16-2012 11:16 PM
  7. biggjoe's Avatar
    ** TheMapleBar & BasketThis,

    What say you guys???

    BJ
    01-17-2012 01:38 AM
  8. the_maplebar's Avatar
    Have you followed the steps at the end of HowTo that move /dalvik-cache to the /data partition (and the sdcard).

    That freed up plenty of space in /cache for me. I haven't looked into anything more than that.
    01-19-2012 05:34 PM
  9. notebooko's Avatar
    Hi, I tried to run this on my phone with thekraven's CM7. However when I get to the umount step it says "umount: can't umount /sd-ext: Operation not permitted" Does anyone know why it is doing this? I formatted my sd-card correctly twice and flashed the data2ext.

    Edit: worked fine when doing it with computer. didn't work in terminal for me
    01-19-2012 07:30 PM
  10. mr.longbough's Avatar
    Great guide thanks!

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    01-22-2012 09:09 AM
  11. basketthis's Avatar
    ** TheMapleBar & BasketThis,

    What say you guys???

    BJ
    It has been a while since I've got into this coding. I've been packing the darktremor script into whatever ROM I'm using.

    When I get some time, and I'm not on my way to work the morning, I'll read up on the questions here and see if I can help!
    01-22-2012 10:01 AM
  12. basketthis's Avatar
    Team,

    Just wanted to find out where we are with the whole 'Cache2SD' issue?? Did we ever find a way to somehow use both a 'Data2EXT' and 'Cache2SD' mod together that could co-exist together?

    As of now, Data2EXT works great for me, until I run out of Cache. I have about 100+ apps.

    Let me know.

    Thanks,

    BJ

    What rom are you using? As long as nobody objects, I'll try to pack the darktremor apps2sd in with the rom for you the you're using and you could try that...
    01-22-2012 05:39 PM
  13. Sdude1200's Avatar
    So does anyone have an idea how I would enable this on HydroRom? None of the zips will work past the boot manager
    01-23-2012 12:33 AM
  14. basketthis's Avatar
    So does anyone have an idea how I would enable this on HydroRom? None of the zips will work past the boot manager
    Maybe try to ask the devs in the hydrorom thread if you havent already... They would be better prepared to point you in the right direction.
    01-23-2012 08:15 PM
  15. Sdude1200's Avatar
    They have clearly stated that they will not help with any support or anything concerning any data2ext or a2sd. So I guess I just have to wait for someone more scripting savvy than I to come up with the script mods

    Sent from Your Mother
    01-23-2012 08:37 PM
  16. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    Works really good on a fleshly flashed ROM have my 16GB sd-card partitioned to have 512MB, and because my card is a Class 10 it is even faster then the phones Internal Memory.
    02-16-2012 07:40 PM
  17. eps1lon3's Avatar
    Out of curiosity before I even attempt this:

    What would happen if the microSD card was to be removed while the system was running with data2ext?
    02-16-2012 08:51 PM
  18. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    Out of curiosity before I even attempt this:

    What would happen if the microSD card was to be removed while the system was running with data2ext?
    My guess, nothing good since Apps like Facebook, Twitter est. run in the back-ground. I really do not want to even try it to find out.
    02-16-2012 11:28 PM
  19. epidenimus's Avatar
    Out of curiosity before I even attempt this:

    What would happen if the microSD card was to be removed while the system was running with data2ext?
    All of the apps that had been stored there would no longer function. I ran this mod for a while and unintentionally blew away the linking from the internal /data to the ext partition on the SD card, which is almost the same as physically removing it. I ended up having to nandroid restore and I stopped using the mod that day.
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    02-17-2012 12:33 AM
  20. blackops1125's Avatar
    All of the apps that had been stored there would no longer function. I ran this mod for a while and unintentionally blew away the linking from the internal /data to the ext partition on the SD card, which is almost the same as physically removing it. I ended up having to nandroid restore and I stopped using the mod that day.
    I have been using this mod now for more than a year, was one of the original people to get it up and running for reborn and then drew's cm7. I have done this and yes those apps would stop but all you need to do to was insert sd card & reboot phone. If needed in terminal re-enter data2ext--enable.


    sent from my CM7/Reborn w/ 1 Gb internal storage Optimus S

    Always happy to help, hit that thanks button if I did
    02-17-2012 09:45 AM
  21. epidenimus's Avatar
    I have been using this mod now for more than a year, was one of the original people to get it up and running for reborn and then drew's cm7. I have done this and yes those apps would stop but all you need to do to was insert sd card & reboot phone. If needed in terminal re-enter data2ext--enable
    And what if the SD card fails or he upgrades it? Most folks don't just pull out the SD card for fun. The device does become dependent on the SD card to function after this mod is applied; I think that's what he was getting at.

    I rather prefer the Dark Tremors approach found in OptiROM if you are looking at this.
    02-17-2012 10:48 AM
  22. blackops1125's Avatar
    And what if the SD card fails or he upgrades it? Most folks don't just pull out the SD card for fun. The device does become dependent on the SD card to function after this mod is applied; I think that's what he was getting at.

    I rather prefer the Dark Tremors approach found in OptiROM if you are looking at this.
    If the sd card fails or he up grades just enter in terminal data2ext--disable and it returns it to stock set up. Sd card will still be partition of course.
    I do also keep a pre- data2ext nandroid so if the card fails or for some reason I stop using it I have a backup of apps in original position.
    So if the card fails its never a big deal (never had a card fail), but I have pulled sd card out to see what happens.
    I actually used this set up on opti-rom too instead of the dark tremors.


    sent from my CM7/Reborn w/ 1 Gb internal storage Optimus S

    Always happy to help, hit that thanks button if I did
    02-17-2012 12:28 PM
  23. hman333's Avatar
    Anyone tested data2ext with CM9?

    Sent from my LS670 using Tapatalk
    02-17-2012 05:38 PM
  24. epidenimus's Avatar
    Anyone tested data2ext with CM9?
    Without a working Market, there isn't much use for the mod.
    02-17-2012 08:36 PM
  25. hman333's Avatar
    Using alpha 2 I have tried enabling data2ext with no success. Anyone having any luck?

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    02-19-2012 10:05 AM
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