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Install applications on external SD card (Link2SD guide)
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SD card partitioning

This page is meant to help you with easy partitioning the SD card to create:

  • ext2 partition (for android Link2SD and other tricks)
  • swap partition (for android swap creation)

Windows

using MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition

Simplest way is to use "MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition" from http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

This tool is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/Vista & Windows 7

requirements: USB SD Card reader.

pull SD card from phone, insert into USB SD Card reader. Windows should report new drive and content of the drive should be visible.

  • step 1: delete old partitions on SD card

Note: this partition manager QUEUES the operations. So nothing is deleted and changed UNTIL you click "APPLY" and then confirm by clicking "OK".

WARNING!

Make sure you are deleting partition on SD card! (not your hard drive for example)

This step deletes everything on SD card, so backup files first!

Dont be afraid, just read everything and think twice before selecting correct drive.

Do you see three gray icons on the bottom? Under each of them the capacity of each drive is listed, and SD CARD has slightly different icon.

Hard drives on the screenshot have 465.8GB and 74.5GB, and on the bottom, the SD card, with 3.8GB capacity.

 

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  • step 2: create FAT or FAT32 partition

select "Create As": PRIMARY
Select "File System:" FAT when you have 2GB or smaller card.

Select "File System:" FAT32 when you have 4GB or greater card.

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  • step 3: create ext2 or ext3 or swap partition*

 

select "Create As": PRIMARY
Select "File System:" ext2 - for Link2SD

OR

Select "File System:" swap to make swap 🙂

If you want to create both: do not assign all the space for the first one 🙂 this way you will have space for creating second one.

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  • step 4: finish

finally, click "apply" button on top left corner.

partitions will be created and card will be formatted.

 

Configure Link2SD

At this point, install the application Link2SD available in Google Play, open the application, click the settings icon and select Settings.
Enable the auto connection that will activate this function will install applications on external memory instead of the internal one.

 

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i kinda got lost i have a 32gb sd card do i have to make a fat32 partition  and an ext2 or ext3 partition or can i just make 1 ext2 or ext3 partition without the fat32 ?  or the other way around?

 

also Link2SD requires root assess should of mentioned that... well thanks anyways -.-

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I agree, this so called step by step guide makes no sense between step 2 and 3.  Is it a FAT 32 partition or ext2 partition required. We simply want to get our tablet (in my case the Gamepad) to read the external SD card and be able to allocate software there.  This is possibly a fatal flaw for a gaming device.

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Does link2sd work for moving game data on archos gamepad?


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Link2SD cannot mount-invalid argument(Solved)

Link2SD cannot mount-invalid argument(Solved)

After several attempts found on net this prog.  EaseUS Partition Manager(Free version) . Did the same things as describe above and link2sd worked .... 

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