How to Partition Your SD Card for Android Without PC?

The Android OS has lot of scope in development and user flexibility. This helps developers and users to modify the architecture of the system. The mobile can be modified in several ways. Thanks the Open source by Google.

Mobiles with low internal memory thrive a lot in terms of performance and usage. You can extend this limit by partitioning your SD card and expanding the ROM of your mobile. So let us know how to partition SD card and why is a partition needed.


What is Partitioning SD card?
In simple terms partitioning sd card is breaking your sd card into two parts and making one part accessible for mobile (making it as internal memory) and other part for user. No matter how large you make the partition, the more the internal space better the performance of the phone.





Why is it needed?
Primarily to increase the ROM of the mobile. To make the device link to the newly created partition. By this you can link the applications that are installed on phone memory to the created partition thus freeing up more internal space. Your mobile becomes faster and there will be lot of space available for you.

How it is done?
There are several ways by which you can partition your SD card. You can do it by few softwares available for PC. But in this guide I will show you how to make a partition without any tedious downloads and intense use of technical skills.

DISCLAIMER: AM IN NO WAY RESPONSIBLE IF YOU HAVE ANY ERRORS OR DAMAGES OF SD CARDS/MOBILES. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK


Requirements
1)Rooted mobile - Your mobile has to be rooted for super user access. If your mobile isn't rooted this will not work for you. If you want to get your mobile rooted, contact me with your phone name, model, OS version and baseband number. I will be glad to help you.

2)Busy Box - Busy Box must me installed on your mobile. This will install required repositories for your mobile. Download Busy Box from Play Store.

3)Aparted - This is the primary app that does the partitioning process. Download it from here.


NOTE: Aparted should be installed on phone memory only. Do not move this app to SD card.

  • First backup your SD card to PC. The partitioning process will erase all you SD card contents. So be careful before proceeding.
  • After the backup, install BusyBox described above. Then go to settings -> storage -> unmount the SD card. This process will work only when you unmount the SD card or else you will get error.
  • Open Aparted and select the tab "create" and tap on green "plus" button. You will be prompted to create the first partition. This partition will be accessible for user as external storage. You can select the amount of space according to your choice. If you are using 4 GB SD card (3.69 will accessible) make a 2 GB first partition. Select the type as FAT 32 and select apply changes by pressing options menu. This will create a primary partition of your desired space by erasing all the SD card contents which is used as external storage.

  • After finishing the primary partition select tools. You will be shown parts as part 1 and part 2 available for your SD card. You can make several parts of your SD card so. But preferably go for two partitions. Higher amount of partitions need more technical skill.. Now the first part is the primary partition you made and the second part is the remaining space which will be used by mobile as internal memory. Select the check box on the remaining second part and tap on create (or apply changes). Select FAT32 option for this part also. Now the app will create a second partition.

  • That's it you have successfully created partition on your SD card. Reboot your device and go to settings -> storage, where you can see the external storage available is similar to the space you opted for first partition.
  • Install Link2SD from Google Play Store and run the app. The app will immediately prompt you that second partition is found and asks you to mount the scripts. Mount the script as FAT 32 and once mounting is done it will again prompt you to reboot the device. Reboot the mobile and open Link2SD, select options and check the option 'Automatically link newly installed apps to SD'. This will enable the app to automatically link your new downloaded apps to the partition you have created. You can also manually link the previously installed apps to SD by clicking on the app in Link2SD and selecting create link.
  •  You can also see the partition space by clicking options in Link2SD and select storage info. It will show storage details of your phone, the partition you have created and also the external storage.

Now enjoy by linking as many apps you can to partition and free up more internal memory. You will see increased performance of your mobile.

NOTE: This process may damage your SD card if misused. Proceed with caution

Tip: You can also repair the damaged SD card with Aparted app which will generally happen by faulty connections to PC or any other error during data transfer between SD card and PC.

Bugs and Issues Fix for People having Problem in Partitioning:

  • Please do a complete format after backing up your sd card.
  • Don't forget to install BusyBox before starting the procedure. Install BusyBox after formatting your sd card.
  • If you are having sd card greater than 4GB, go for ext2 option while creating partitions. If you are having 4GB or less go for FAT32.
  • Some unsupported memory cards will show errors after creating partition during mounting scripts in Link2sd. Please use supported sd cards.

UPDATE: The Aparted app might have been updated and there can be changes in the menu order or variety of options. But the overall procedure is same. Please look into the options carefully.

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Comments

  1. I've rooted and downloaded all the apps I need for this. I can't change the size in the create partition screen. Help!

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    1. It works just fine...re-read the tutorial and I'm sure you'll get it done.

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    2. In aParted, go to the Tools tab. locate your 2nd partition which should be "empty" after initially partitioning your card aParted. The first partition will be mounted and showing as Fat32. select the empty partition and bring up "create" in the drop-down list (it's under "part 4" in the interface). If you press whatever word is showing, you will see more choices, you want "create"- Hit "Apply" and you will be given choices as to what kind of partition you want, chose "ext4" - Sometimes you may have to use "f2fs", do that if you get an error in Link2SD. Press OK and it will format. After you do this, don't reboot yet. Go into "Settings" under "Storage" - Actually, my Settings app is a little different - Look for an item called "Default Write Disk" and there should be "Phone Storage" and "SDcard" - you want to change this to "Phone Storage", exit out of that, then install Link2SD - But don't run it, reboot first, do a full reboot. After it comes back up, then open Link2SD, it will prompt you to link your new partition, and choose "ext4" or "f2fs" depending on which one you used. The device will then reboot again, and when it comes back up, your Default Write Disk under Storage should be set back to SDcard. At that point, you can use either Link2SD or Apps2SD, I use Apps2SD because it has a setting which automatically moves all new apps to SD storage, including all of the odex, dex, libs, data and obbs. It's best to do all of this before you have installed many user apps, so the best way to do this is after you have flashed your device and you have a fresh FS on the whole thing.

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    3. Does this method work with 32gb sd cards? Also my phone says it can't install busy box's tools. Help! I have a Huawei Fusion 3

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    4. I had the same issue with my Mecer tablet. The problem is what they call a 'temporary root' so what it means is that after every reboot you need to root your device again. Or Google some ways to get around that.

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  2. @ Beth Leiva
    Please re-check the procedures and steps mentioned above carefully once again. This process will work for almost all mobiles. The error can happen only if the sd card you have is not supported by this app or your sd card is little bit old!

    If you still have a problem, please email me with the details of your mobile model,name, number and firmware version. I will be glad to help you forward!

    Thank You.

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  3. Followed the procedure to partition an 8G SD card on my Tecno N3. When I open Aparted and select the tab "create" the amount of space available is 0mb. It seens Aparted is not recognizing my sd card. It's not old. What should I do? Thanks.

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    1. Sorry for the late reply!
      Please safely remove the sd card and re-insert it and follow the procedure once again carefully.

      Backup your sd card and format the card before beginning the process.

      Thank You.

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  4. When I open aparted it displays the memory as 0mb. I click the configuration tab and select the device mmblk0. This time it works and I create two partition but link2sd can't mount second partition. It says " ext2 partition cannot be mounted". I also try ext2 partition but it not works.
    Please help me.

    Thanks...

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    1. Ranchok Mani
      Please try to create partitions in FAT32 format and in Link2SD also, select the partition to be FAT32 while it automatically detects the partition.

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    2. same problem cant do it... plase help

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  5. Hey hi,Thanku for the blog,but after opening link2sd and selecting fat32 as mount it says MOUNT SCRIPT CANNOT BE CREATED. mount invalid argument please do reply

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    1. Got the same error. I just formatted the sd card. Tried again and it worked.....

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  6. This can be due to faulty scripts or corrupted mount script!

    Do a clean wipe and reset of your phone and start the procedure again.
    Hope it helps you.

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  7. IT SHOWS ERROR COULD NOT FIND THE PATH

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    1. Do a complete format of your SD card and try again. It will work.

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  8. Hi.. is this possible for creating partitions for internal sd card? my device has 512mb internal memory and has 4g emmc card pre installed inside the phone and aside from that i can also mount up to 32g external sd. My question is if i can partition the 4g emmc internal sd card and use it instead of mounting an external sd?

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    1. I guess it is not possible, your sd card's second link will be virtually simulated as internal memory. So this can be used to increase internal memory by partitioning your sd card.

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  9. hi, i followed ur steps. all done but after selecting secondary storage. mobile keep restarting. now i removed my sd card. now mobile working fine. i have to format sd card seprately to recover it. main thing update ur steps as new version of aparted has come and having more options. bit confusing. not matching with ur post. while selecting external space 4 options was there. ext1, ext2, ext3 and fat32. i selected fat32 and everything gone wrong. please update ur post with new aparted version. great work bro. thanks.

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    1. Thank you for the feedback Chavan. Though aparted is updated, the basic steps are same. If you are haveing an sd card greater than 4GB then you can use ext2 option for partitioning in aparted. If you are having 4GB or less go for FAT32. Everything works fine with that.

      Before you start partitioning, completely format your sd card and follow the steps as mentioned above. It will defiitely work. Some unsupported memory cards will not work or will show errrs while mounting scripts.

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  10. I have an 8GB SD card, and I created the partitions with no hassle.
    But when I open up Links2SD and click "ext2" on the popup it says "MOUNT SCRIPT ERROR. Mount script cannot be created. mount: Invalid argument. ext2 may not be supported on your device. Try FAT32 on the second partition."
    I tried again and chose fat32 but it just said "mount: invalid argument" :(
    does this mean my memory card isn't supported?

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    1. Yeah, so many people got this error. This can be due to improper installation of BusyBox or unsupported sd card. Do a complete format of the sd card, install Busybox again and follow the procedure again.

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  11. i m din.after created a second partition (ext2). then installing android apps ,the apps will be stored n the internal storage of the system.how to store the apps in ext2(second partition)...

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    1. Open Links2SD and select options, go to preferences and check "automatically create link"

      If you are confused with this, in links2SD select the app you want to move to SD card, at bottom you will see the option create link. Tap on it, your app will be linked to sd card. Hope it helped you.

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  12. Thank you so much. Your instructions bricked my phone.

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    1. When this worked out for so many why it will brick your phone. BTW you are just manipulating you sd card not your phone's internal memory or any other operating system. This will not brick your phone in any way even if you wrongly use the app. If you misuse the app it will corrupt your sd card not your phone. So please follow properly while using the app.
      You might have missed any step or any other part in the procedure.

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  13. hey thank u very much for this instructions but i have some questions and some problems
    how could i move the obb data of games to external sd i tried gl to sd but the games lag combared to playing them while leaving obb data in internal storage so i tried ur way but when i cannot move obb data using link2sd i tried aparted and make my 32 sd card class 10 ext2 but it cannot be mounted my phone format it and make it again fat32 (default) any help would be appericiated all i want is to play hq games gameloft etc on my external sd without lag my phone is galaxy s3 international i9300 with android 4.3

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    1. Leave obb data files in internal memory only. Don't move it to sd card. Even though you move your game or app to sd card, some part of the game or app will be left in internal memory. This is true in case of games. So try not to move the obb or data files to sd card. If still there is a problem, let me know.

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  14. Hi
    Thanks for the series of instructions
    I get the error message "Mount script cannot be created. mount:Invalid argument when I try to 'mount the script as FAT32" within Link2SD.
    My SD cards default format before changing anything is FAT16
    Im Running Android 2.3.4 on a Sony Ericsson Xperia Active with Kernel Version 2.6.32.9
    Any advice for me?

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    1. I have got busy bot installed and have formatted SD multiple times
      Is it possible there are SD or phone compatibility issues with this method?

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    2. Yes it may be compatibility issue. Some sd cards are not supported by aparted. You have to format the sd card and then install the BusyBox. Aparted will do its job once you start creating partitions. Try to follow the process once again with the same sd card. Note that to install BusyBox after formatting the sd card.

      If this process is not helping you, try with another sd card.
      Thank you.

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  15. Thank you so much, This is one the best article that I have found this week and pretty much did everything well. I followed you exact step by step procedure... and I am stuck with this error: "Mount script cannot be created". My card is 4gb, so I followed all the steps same as you explained. Please help me solve this error. Thanks alot

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    1. Mujtaba Zia
      The error you get is the most frequently occurred error for many users. All you need is to repeat the procedure carefully once again.
      1.Format SD card
      2.Install BusyBox
      3.Follow the rest of the procedure using aparted.

      Am sure you will be successful. Thank you for your review and comment. -

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    2. Please Help me sir !!
      Please.....
      Is it possible to fix my sd card ??
      Its shows 0.0 mamory......
      Please Help.....
      Thank you....
      But please reply !!
      :-( please

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    3. Just do a complete Format of the sd card or open aparted and go to tools, you can find the option repair sd card. Try these two options! It will fix your sd card.

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    4. By my opinion you get this error when you have created the second part, but unformated due to impresize instructions above : "Check the check box on the second remaining part and tap on create under same FAT 32 format. Now the app will create a second partition."
      Vydy, can you presize, how to exactly create the 2nd part in apartition app; I had to use Minitool partition wiz on my pc ...
      thx

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    5. Thank you for the feedback!
      Maybe I have to improve in grammar, LOL!

      The second part is very easy to create once you have created first part. After creating first part you will see two parts in the app. First part is the primary partition that you have created which is accessible for user and second part which will be shown empty. Select the second part (Check box) and tap on "create". Select FAT32 option for the second part also.

      After that reboot your mobile and mount the scripts through Link2SD.

      I hope you understood what I've said. If you still have problems, please let me know. I will try further harder.

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    6. Thank you for feedback.

      Do I have to select apply changes by pressing options menu after "Select FAT32 option for the second part." in Tools?

      pigo

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  16. I've set up my partition and it appears on AParted, but on phone storage it doesn't show up at all and my internal memory is almost full. What do I do?

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    1. The created partition will not be shown as internal or external memory in settings of your phone.

      To clear phone's memory, open links2sd and create links to sd card for as many apps as you can. This will definitely free your internal memory.

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  17. When i open link2sd it can't mount second partition. It says " ext2 partition cannot be mounted". Please help me. What should I do?

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  18. When i open link2sd it can't mount second partition. It says " ext2 partition cannot be mounted". What should I do? Please help me.

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    1. This is a common error that happens with most of us.

      Please follow the steps again and create partitions, you will definitely be successful.

      You may get error in mounting scripts, but do it again. Repeat until you are successful. I myself did 5 times to make this successful. All the steps explained above are accurate since I tested this on several sd cards.

      So please follow the steps mentioned above once again.

      Thank You.

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  20. I have a rooted samsung galaxy s4 with busy Box and all the needed apps on it. I unmounted the SD card but when I create the first partition, it says to unmount the SD card even though it is already unmounted. I keep mounting it and unmounting it but that doesn't work either. I have the ext2 option set since I have a 8GB SD card. Can you please help me?

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    1. Maybe you sd card is either corrupted or unsupported by the app. Try with other sd cards. If you don't get error, then your previous sd card is unsupported.

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  22. I have done the partition after following your procedure. my link2app storage info as follows:
    internal
    Sd card
    Ext.Sd
    Sd 2nd partition
    when i move apps downloaded it goes int the Sd card which is phone memory and not in the sd 2nd partition . if i save photos and mp4 it goes into ext sd. so can you tell me why apps moves in sd card i.e. phone memory and not in sd card 2nd partition . i m using free link2app and not link2app plus. my device is rooted micromax p410. can it possible to help me? thanks

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    1. Instead of moving apps select "create link" for the app you want to move to sd card. By creating the link, you will link the app to the partition you created. This will not move the app to the primary partition such that your sd card's memory is consumed.

      So you should select "create link" instead of moving the app to sd card.

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    3. Great! i have done it and its works, thanks a lot.

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  23. Does it work for Tecno phantom A plus(F7)?
    I managed to install the Aparted, but can't indicate the MBS. It remains 0mb. Kindly advice

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    1. Yes, You can. Carefully follow the above mentioned steps. If you get error, format the sd card completely and restart the procedure. You will be successful. If not, try to change the sd card and repeat the procedure.

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  24. my Phone is Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360, how to do Rooted mobile

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    1. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1822445

      Follow this link regarding rooting your mobile. It is the simplest of all other rooting procedures.

      If you want any further help, please contact me.
      Thank you.

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  25. my phone bricked as well...HELP!

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    1. This process will not brick your phone because it does not interfere with system OS. May be you've messed up with the rooting procedure.

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  26. Hi. I did as your instruted and It worked. Only thing I don't understand is. After I finished everything I got an icon on upper left corner a memory card type icon. I click it it says blank sd card or unsupported files... how do I get rid of it? Thanks

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    1. Please format the sd card and start the process again. It will be fixed.

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  27. Is WCM recovery mode help to partitinig sdcard!!!if yes plz assist me here is my email for easy contact.kali30.mg@gmail.com and after partitioning sdcade throgh ur method can i delete some of apps like Aparted and busy box

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  28. How to contact you dude.. Plz provide me your email or Fb I'd. .

    This method is awesome man.. I know it will work if u will resolve my little issue..

    Actually my issue is the same that I am getting an error while link2sd processing.. the same error says.. "mount script cannot be created invalid argument"
    As read ur comment above I have tried more than 20 times and each time formatted the sd card and followed step by step.
    Now I will tell u my phone configuration. .
    It's lava n400. With 128 mb internal. 512 ram os 4.0.4 is.
    I have successfully rooted this fone..
    I have easily gone through AParted now stuck in this step.. Plz help as soon as possible..

    Or what's app me on +91 9768757047..
    Plz bro it's very urgent..

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    1. Sorry for a very late reply. I think the sd card is not supported. Try the process with a different sd card. If you are successful with another sd card then it means your previous sd card is not supported.

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  29. Hi.. I'm Frangky from Indonesia. I have problem to root my OPPO FIND 5 MINI (R827). Please kindly help me to solve this matter, so I can use my Link 2 SD.
    You can contact me via whatsapp (+6281803280228) or BBM (7DA08180).

    Looking forward for your solution.
    Thank you very much for your kindly help.

    FRANGKY MAIRUHU (ID)

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. Please follow the link to root your device.

      http://androidxda.com/root-oppo-find-5-mini-r827

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  30. I used this solution, thinking that I can use my 2GB sd card to link games including their data so i can free up internal memory space. but when i tried to link game data (by checking 'Link internal data'). the option was locked. it didn't allow me to do so, saying: "Your second partition is a FAT partition. Data files should not be linked to a FAT file system (FAT16, FAT32 or exFAT) because it does not support file ownership or permissions and will cause a security breakdown of app's private files. Use ext2, ext3, ext4 or f2fs in ordfer to link app's private data files."

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    1. I am facing similar problem. I want to repeat the process using ext2.
      How should i proceed without damaging my sd card?

      Should i uninstall BusyBox, Aparted and Link2SD and repeat from step 1 or is there any other way?

      Thanks in advance!!

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  31. Great Guide! made it so easy, didn't use the pc at all, on second hand i would probably use ext2 due to what kim wrote but i'm happy that i have several apps on the galaxy mini 5570, thanks!

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  32. how to root karbonn A25 help please

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    1. Please follow this link

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2372120&highlight=karbonn+a25

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  33. Link2SD is not being able to mount the second partition of me Sony 32 GB sdcard. I used minitool partition wizard to make the second partition. This method worked fine with my Karbonn A30 and a 16 GB sdcard. But its not working in my Iris X1. Is there any other way to mount the second partition apart from directly editing the "fstab.java" file in the root folder.

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  34. i did everything as it said, but i have a 32gb sd card, and did it in fat32... Is that ok? also when i try to move apps to sd card it says that it doesnt support my phone.. This is EXACTLY what it says:

    App2SD is not supported by your device. Because your device has a primary external storage which is emulated from the internal storage.

    Im using a Sony Xperia c1905 with Cyanogenmod 11 Nightly.

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    1. This method may not work for mobiles having internal memory emulated as external storage.

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  35. It looks like I am able to move most of my apps on the ext sd card without the 2nd partition yet using the Link2sd app, the problem is that the HD games i have which have those .obb files being left on the internal drains my phone's internal memory, my purpose of planning to create a 2nd partition on external is to be able to move those .obb files because those are the pretty big files of the games, if it's not possible to move those .obb files to external with the 2nd partition why create a 2nd partition?

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  36. Micromax a61
    Installed-root,apart,busy box,such,link2sd
    Format 8gb SD card
    Create partition
    But I create link to link2sd and reboot device then device not start(hang)
    Attached SD card to PC the size is 937mb
    Pls help wet can I do?

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  37. hey , I have done overall procedure completly well...bt while mounting 2nd partition its giving an error "Mount script cannot be created. Mount:Invalid argument" even i tried all file systm (ext2 ,ext3,.... all)


    I am usign Videocon A15+ ,
    Installed-root,apart,busy box,link2sd
    Format 8gb SD card (SanDisk) class4

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    1. Try with another sd card or change the partition values.

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  38. Hi, Im using sony xperia m with 4.3 andriod version and rooted. By following the above procedure i got "mount script cannot be created" in link2sd. Im using samsung 16gb class 10 card and used ext2 type during partition. Once i used ext4 and mount created but my phone keeps on booting untill i remove sd card. please help me

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    1. Format the sd card and repeat using the option FAT32.

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  39. Hi, even i am facing similar problem as mentioned by Kim below (i am attaching his comment)

    Kim Elroy SarmientoJuly 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM
    I used this solution, thinking that I can use my 2GB sd card to link games including their data so i can free up internal memory space. but when i tried to link game data (by checking 'Link internal data'). the option was locked. it didn't allow me to do so, saying: "Your second partition is a FAT partition. Data files should not be linked to a FAT file system (FAT16, FAT32 or exFAT) because it does not support file ownership or permissions and will cause a security breakdown of app's private files. Use ext2, ext3, ext4 or f2fs in ordfer to link app's private data files."

    I want to repeat the process using ext2.
    How should i proceed without damaging my sd card?

    Should i uninstall BusyBox, Aparted and Link2SD and repeat from step 1 or is there any other way?

    Thanks in advance!!

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    1. Just uninstall aparted, busybox!

      Clear all cache and repeat the process. Hope u will be successful/

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  40. after rebooting my devices dont open on start up again its just blinkin

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  41. I used AParted app, to partition SD card. But when I create partition, I don't pay attention to the Selection field that chose Fat16. And in the Tool section, I click to apply that partition, after that I try to delete that partition but can't because it's in use. And I turn off phone, it don't boot again. Maybe Fat16 write to the system files that connected to computer appeared Nokia Connection.

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  42. Hi sir, i am having lenovo idea Tab A1000 how to move app to sd card my id arun991990@gmail.com

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  43. Thanks a lot, it works very well on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 N7100. Appreciate your efforts for this post. :)
    And Aparted is amazing. Support for NTFS and exFAT can be improved.

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  44. hi, i am getting the error:

    Error create.
    the partition is not empty, you need to check a active partition.
    i have micromax elanza 2, 8 gb memory card.

    please guide how to resolve this prob.
    i have also formatted card and tried again but same error.

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    1. Backup your sd card and format it.

      Repeat the process!

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  45. Sir is there any chance to regain my sd card after partition it?

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    1. Select delete partition and tap on apply.

      Please proceed with caution.

      Uninstall apps that are linked to partition before proceeding.

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  46. i have an 8 gb sdcard ok so i followed the instructions and it said use fat32 at first so i did everything else and now i have 1.90 gb on sdcard and still the same amount of gbs in my internal storage. also when i reboot my device at the top it has an link2sd mount error and when i go to it it asks me to remount scripts or reboot....can you help me?

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    1. Please note that that partitioning sd card will not show an increase in your phone memory. It will just reduce the memory of the sd card since the partition you have created will not be available for sd card.

      Please try to delete the partition using the same app and try to repeat the process. Also please note that some sd cards are not supported by this app.

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  47. It says Error Partitioning. the sdcard damaged try reformatting. HOW? please reply

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    1. I think your sd card is not supported or it is damaged. Please try to use different sd card.

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  48. I followed ur procedures n its working pretty well. But my music palyer is not showing any songs although i have mp3 songs in mt sd card. My phone is samsung galaxy s duos. Plz help

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    1. Update your music library or else move the songs to created partition.

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  49. I have unmount the sd card when i am opening apart, it showing dialog box written that no sd card device detected, set inconfiguration menu please help men in this regargs

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    1. I am having the same issue on my Samsung galaxy s4.

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  50. Hello buddy..!!

    I have partitioned my sd card to f2fs type which later i'm unable to delete it again like ext2/3/4. So can you help me out with this issue...?
    Thanks in advance....

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    1. You have to format your sd card before deleting the partition.

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  51. My phone in not rooted plz help me

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  52. hi i can not can make second partition by these steps on my sd card please help me...
    please

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  53. After unmounting sd card aparted app does not open what should i do?? Plz help

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  54. After unmounting sd card aparted app does not open what should i do?? Plz help

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  55. Help me How to Root Kata f2.. Android 4.4 KitKat, quad core MediaTek MT6582M system on a chip. Its CPU runs at 1.3 GHz

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  56. I've rooted one mobile by following the instructions right here, thank you!
    Two things: I can't root my MICROMAX AQ4501, Android one having Marshmallow 6.0. Two, if I put my sd card to another rooted device and part it, is it possible to use sd card for my mobile?

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  57. I want sd card to store my apps so which partition should be more

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  58. Sir, My handset name is Karbonn A100. I want to root my phone. But I fear it can damage my phone. Sir please reply me that, to root Karbonn A100 is safe or unsafe?
    Thank You

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    1. Google it. Specify which phone it is. If you follow the instruction, the process is virtually risk-free but backup your data just to be safe.

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    2. Rooting is a simple procedure if you follow instructions carefully. But by rooting your will loose warranty of your mobile.

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  59. What will happen if i unmount the partitioned sd card and put it in another phone?

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    1. Mostly it wont be recognize or it will recognize only one partition

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  60. Thank you Dr Shash! For a clear and concise tutorial that is pretty easy even for me. I have an unusual device, a Sophone i6 Plus iPhone Clone, as an iPhone clone it is a little substandard, but it has a nice huge screen which is 720.

    My settings app is different in that it looks like an iPhone Preferences.app. So, the controls I need are in Settings->General->Usage and that's where I have my Default Write Disk settings, SDcard controls where I can unmount and erase, And Phone Storage access. I;m not sure where these are in a stock Android Settings app, and I don't know if there is a stock settings app I can install. But this works, and it works well!

    As far as the many people who have been saying that this is not working, well... There are a few things you have to do in a certain order. I have laid it all out here:

    XweAponX's tutorial addendum for unusual devices.

    Start off with aParted, proceed the way the tutorial says. Just set up your partition, I have a nice 32gig SDcard, that I installed to my Sophone at the cost of cracking the screen, because I was careless. My bad. But regardless, if you have a nice large card, you can set it up the way I did, which was 60% for the SD partition and 30% for the /data/sdext2 partition.

    So... With roughly 20gb set as Fat32 and the rest "empty", reboot your device and open aParted again. Go to the Tools tab. locate your 2nd partition which should be "empty" after initially partitioning your card aParted. The first partition will be mounted and showing as Fat32. select the empty partition (which will be "Part 2") and bring up "create" in the drop-down list (it's under "part 4" in the interface). If you press whatever word is showing, you will see more choices, you want "create"- Hit "Apply" and you will be given choices as to what kind of partition you want, chose "ext4" - Sometimes you may have to use "f2fs", do that if you get an error in Link2SD. Press OK and it will format. After you do this, don't reboot yet. Go into "Settings" under "Storage" - Actually, my Settings app is a little different - Look for an item called "Default Write Disk" and there should be "Phone Storage" and "SDcard" - you want to change this to "Phone Storage", exit out of that, then install Link2SD - But don't run it, reboot first, do a full reboot. After it comes back up, then open Link2SD, it will prompt you to link your new partition, and choose "ext4" or "f2fs" depending on which one you used. The device will then reboot again, and when it comes back up, your Default Write Disk under Storage should be set back to SDcard. At that point, you can use either Link2SD or Apps2SD, I use Apps2SD because it has a setting which automatically moves all new apps to SD storage, including all of the odex, dex, libs, data and obbs. Links2SD can do this somewhat. It's best to do all of this before you have installed many user apps, so the best way to do this is after you have flashed your device and you have a fresh FS on the whole thing. That's only if you have a device that can be flashed while it is "off", like a Samsung or a MediaTek device. Other Devices like ZTE's can't be flashed that way, no tool like Odin or SPflash/MKTools.

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  61. Hi. I am confused.
    I have a 32gb sd card. And I want to have 5gb addition to my internal memory.
    In the aparted app, I made 2 partitions
    5gb -fat32
    26gb -ext4
    Which of these two should I mount in the link2sd app. Because in my first trial I chose xt4 and my phone can't start. I have to reset it first. I appreciate the reply if any. Thanks

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  62. Thanks. Nice advice. Helped me to partition my sd card.

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  63. Now can I remove the partitions made or change their size.

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  64. Hey what will happen if I increased the RAM using partion and then unmounted my SD card ?

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  65. My phone won't reboot after I did this :((( Please help. Recovery mode and wipe cache doesn't work too bc sd card is not mounted pls help :((

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    1. Remove sd card and reboot it. Your sd card may not be supported.

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  67. if you SD card not supported android phone and worrying about the recovery of stored data in the sd card then you should use the photo recovery software.It is the best data recovery software

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  69. Plzzz reply..I have 32gb strontanium nitro.. I made two partitions of 15gb and 17gb, both ext2...but after opening Link2sd it shows"Mount script can't be created.
    Mount: no such device found"
    .
    And also tell me will I have to click on unmount SD card or erase everything in storage option

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    1. You can erase sd card with aparted or directly through settings from your mobile. Try making partitions as FAT32. One partition as Ext2 and Other as FAT32.

      Please proceed with caution.

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    2. I have the same problem. I erased my sd card and made 2 partitions EXT2 and FAT32. I still have that problem. Help!

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  70. Thanks a ton my friend. After following hundreds of blogs and you tube video finally i succeeded.

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  71. This helped me a lot. I had some problems, but I was able to figure them out. Thank you very much!

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  72. Thanks very much for this, it worked like a charm. I have a tecno g9 tab and 8gb SD card. Initially, I followed your recommendation to use ext2 format for SD card higher than 4gb but I did it several times and got the message SD card damaged, try reformatting it. But then, I repeated the process using fat32 format even though it is 8gb and everything worked perfectly even links2sdcard mounted without issues. Thanks plenty, means a lot. 👍👍

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    1. Thank you for your appreciations. Glad it worked for you.
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  73. Thnx for your help amazing guide; everything is working accordingly but when i create the first partition it gives me a warning about the DDA(developer distributiin agreement) update regarding googleplay. It says i can disable this protection in the configuration tab. It is not very specific and im stuck.at this point. Please help and thank you for this helpful step by step guide

    CR

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    1. Agree to the popup or just ignore it. Also enable the option "unknown sources" in security settings of your mobile and give a try. Sorry for the late response

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    2. Me the same and seems due had not installed BusyBox, testing...

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  74. Just so you know, if you make your 2nd partition a fat32 format you won't be able to move davlik files and lib files into the 2nd partition. And those files can be large and bother your internal memory. To avoid this, create your 2nd SD card partition as ext2 format and when links2sd prompt you to mount the scripts for 2nd partition, Mount the scripts as ext2. Now you can move more than just the apk files into 2nd partition as davlik and lib files of the app being moved will enter an ext2 partition not a fat32 partition.

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    1. Thank you for the tip but for some devices and due to unknown reasons ext2 doesn't work and they have to opt for FAT32 only.

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  75. Dear Shashikant,fine article. Nicely explained. I have a doubt. Instead of formatting the SD card,use brand new SD card.and follow the instructions you have written. Is it o.k.?.I have karbonn ST72 android 4.4 tab.and you haven't mentioned which are all the sd cards support this method in your article. Thank you.

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    1. Dear Manju Natha! Thank You for the fedback and sorry for a late response. Been busy. You can either format the existing sd card or a brand new one. It doesn't matter unless which card you want to insert in your device. And regarding the supporting cards, I haven't performed the process on many sd cards and as per my experience, Sandisk sd cards works just fine. Thank You.

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  77. partition is successful but i cant mount the partition (ext2) (i have a 8 GB sandisk card) i tried on fat32 too but id dont work eitherr... the external storage shows the reduced size but link2sd cannot mount the partition.

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