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help with CWM and ROOT

« on: September 24, 2012, 02:09:19 PM »
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    Hello,

    I think i have root on my merit , even though root checker(free) says i do not

    i have several questions about CWM, in the menu it gives me an option to partition... is this going to add to my internal memory as a partition? or make a NEw partition. i still cant seem to move anything to the sd card from internal memory, and am getting the storage is low message.ok so after rebooting form CWM and clearing the delvic cache i actually recovered some space. still 38mb free though. how does super user work? when i download an app will i get a prompt on where to install now? keeping my internal memory freed up? i did update the bin file in superuser. this was after i had rooted. should i root again?

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    Re: help with CWM and ROOT

    « Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 07:52:02 AM »
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    The partition is a SD card one, its where the internal memory is hooked up to the sdcard. If you want to partition your merit i use a 1028mb with 0mb swap then download link 2 sd and use a ext2 partition. Then from that click on any app you downloaded then link it to sd card. The superuser app is like a firewall for rooted apps you can deny or accecpt any app that has root access. If you want to root agian then factory reset the phone.
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    Re: help with CWM and ROOT

    « Reply #2 on: November 11, 2012, 08:00:53 AM »
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    Once you root it is rooted no need to do it again.

    Link2SD can change your system apps to user apps that can then be moved to the SD card. If a app won't work from the sd card it can be linked to the partition that you will make. You will probably have no need for a partition larger the 1GB. There are a few apps that should stay on the internal. I suggest leaving the launcher, Supperuser, & Terminal Emulator(if you use it) on the internal memory. If you have problems at startup this will make your life easier when fixing them. Link2SD is on internal also.
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    Re: help with CWM and ROOT

    « Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 06:24:36 AM »
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    Partitions: A Quick run down

    When you partition, you are dividing your sdcard into sections. usually 2, or possibly 3 parts

    The main storage area is usually formatted as fat32 (vfat), which is the older Windows95 'standard'. Windows/Linux/Mac have no issue reading and writing to these partitions. However, it is comparably slow, and does not have alot of "features" that other filesystem types have built-in.

    The "ext-sd" portion (Meaning "Extended Sdcard") is the section of the card that programs like Link2SD use to store stuff. It is usually formatted as an 'extX' partition (there are ext, ext2, ext3, and ext4. The differences are technical, but basically, the bigger the number, the better). ext3, which is what Linux uses by default 99% of the time, has was 'builtin' to the structure of the partition itself to 'repair' files. Also, since it is the 'native' Linux format, it reads and writes faster than vfat. The memory in the phone is formatted to this standard, too.

    The "swap" partition is a special case, that I will not cover here yet. (Our kernels, as of this writing, don't use swap anyway)

    When CWM partitions, it partitions the SDCard, NOT the phone. It just takes  the storage area on the SDCard, and divides it up into sections, DESTROYING ALL DATA ON THE SDCARD IN THE PROCESS.

    In a stock ROM, the sd-ext partition is not used. It is up to the programs on the phone to utilize this "sd-ext" area.
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    sd partition max?

    « Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 04:23:48 PM »
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    Partitions: A Quick run down

    When you partition, you are dividing your sdcard into sections. usually 2, or possibly 3 parts

    The main storage area is usually formatted as fat32 (vfat), which is the older Windows95 'standard'. Windows/Linux/Mac have no issue reading and writing to these partitions. However, it is comparably slow, and does not have alot of "features" that other filesystem types have built-in.

    The "ext-sd" portion (Meaning "Extended Sdcard") is the section of the card that programs like Link2SD use to store stuff. It is usually formatted as an 'extX' partition (there are ext, ext2, ext3, and ext4. The differences are technical, but basically, the bigger the number, the better). ext3, which is what Linux uses by default 99% of the time, has was 'builtin' to the structure of the partition itself to 'repair' files. Also, since it is the 'native' Linux format, it reads and writes faster than vfat. The memory in the phone is formatted to this standard, too.

    The "swap" partition is a special case, that I will not cover here yet. (Our kernels, as of this writing, don't use swap anyway)

    When CWM partitions, it partitions the SDCard, NOT the phone. It just takes  the storage area on the SDCard, and divides it up into sections, DESTROYING ALL DATA ON THE SDCARD IN THE PROCESS.
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    In a stock ROM, the sd-ext partition is not used. It is up to the programs on the phone to utilize this "sd-ext" area.

    So can the merit sd be partitioned to the 4096 max in CWM with arearom or is it limited to 2gb?  The instruction say, "big as you want".  But I don't know what the drawbacks might be.  I like the 2gb internal storage it has now, but can I go bigger or will it brick?
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    Re: help with CWM and ROOT

    « Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 05:08:50 AM »
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    The only "limit" is the sd-ext partition, if you want to back it up.

    CWM can only backup 2gb or smaller sd-ext partitions.(I does not backup swap or the FAT partition anyway)
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    Re: help with CWM and ROOT

    « Reply #6 on: January 01, 2014, 11:20:45 AM »
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    The only "limit" is the sd-ext partition, if you want to back it up.

    CWM can only backup 2gb or smaller sd-ext partitions.(I does not backup swap or the FAT partition anyway)
    I think the Merit only has 2gb of storage for ROM and internal sd memory?  The only spec info I've found is for stock 512mb ROM.  So even with ext4 where Rom and internal memory are in the one partition it's only going to be 2gb max?
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    Re: help with CWM and ROOT

    « Reply #7 on: January 01, 2014, 12:04:19 PM »
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    You seem to be confused. You are mixing up the sdcard and the internal RAM/ROM memory areas. CWM Partitioning ONLY affects the sdcard.

    Using PhyRom or AR-z990, /data and the sd-ext are combined. What ever size you choose on the partitioning of the sd card, the sd-ext size will be the size of the /data partition. 2GB max can be backed up and restored by the CWM.

    Everything else is untouched.

    And rather small and limited.

    Basically, it is a way to allow you more apps to be installed
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    Re: help with CWM and ROOT

    « Reply #8 on: January 01, 2014, 01:17:25 PM »
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    The RAM is 512mb as well as the ROM.
    And for the partition on the extsdcard (ext, ext2, ext3, and ext4) its recommands 2gb but you may go bigger though. for example if you have a sdcard thats 16gb and you partition it to 2gb right.. youll see 14gb on the devices storage app or if its inserted in a pc (windows OS) youll see 14gb since its fat32.

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