App2SD, App2SD+, Apps2SD, Apps2SD+, A2SD, A2SD+… Whatever you want call it. It is basically move Android internal storage from NAND memory to SD card. It is good for HTC HD2 which has 512MB ROM only. There are several NAND Android ROMs that support A2SD+ now. And in order to use them, we must make a Linux Extended Filesystem (ext) partition on SD card. There are current 4 type of ext~ ext, ext2, ext3 and ext4. ext4 is the latest one but not all NAND Android ROM support it. Do take note and always refer back to the ROM chef…
How to partition SD card for A2SD+ NAND Android ROM?
Okay, there won’t be a detailed step by step guide here. But I will tell you all the information that you will need to get it done. By the way, you need a SD card reader.
- Download Gnome Partition Editor (GParted Live) here on CD or USB.
- Read the documentation at on GParted website ~ how to partition your drive? (Most answers of your questions are there).
- Backup your SD card data to PC before start partitioning.
- Boot into GParted Live on CD or USB (Make sure that your motherboard first boot is either CD or USB).
- Follow onscreen instructions to get GParted Live loaded.
- Note – select your SD card as the drive. DON’T select your hard drive.
- Delete every partition on SD card.
- First create a primary FAT32 partition.
- Then create another primary ext(2,3 or 4) partition ~ 1GB or more.
- Exit GParted Live and back to Windows.
- Copy back your data to SD card.
- That’s all.
Note – both partitions must be created primary partition, FAT32 come first then ext(2,3 or 4). And Windows cannot read ext partition data.