repartition mod PICOpad GDK 2Gb internal storage
for those of you who already have PICOpad GDK and want a bigger internal storage to install a bunch of applications without worrying about having to be bothered with moving all apps to sdcard first due to lack of space
As usual, for those of you who already have PICOpad GDK and want a bigger internal storage to install a bunch of applications without worrying about having to be bothered with moving all apps to sdcard first due to lack of space, then here is the mods for you. This time we are not dealing with EBR1 partition because the location of usrdata and phone storage partition is at primary partition or MBR, and i’m still using hardcoded MBR rather than resizing the partition manually using sdparted which in this case i found out are more robust, … or at least on my tries.
Ok, enough for the boring parts, now time to continue, here is the zip file :
- This repartition mod is specifically only for PICOpad GDK !!! Only do this mod if you were using ICS stock rom from axioo or my custom ROM. I repeat, DO NOT attempt to use this mod on other device, it will crash your device.
Check your current OS Build Number version first before doing this, Go to Settings -> About -> Build Number. It must show something like this : PICOpad_GDK_xxx_xxx
- Read this thoroughly :
Your warranty is now void !!!
I am not responsible if you brick your phone, get stuck in a bootloop, or if your phone grows arms and tries to kill you. Flash at your own risk!
Please do some research if you have any concerns about risk of flashing a custom mod before continuing! YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device, I will laugh at you!!
If you have any other objection, don’t bother to comment, just close this page!
How to use :
- Download and copy the zip file to your external sdcard
- Backup the content of the phone storage into your computer!! We will format this partition later.
- Reboot into CWM recovery
- Backup your system using nandroid backup !!
- Install the zip file
- Go to Mount and storage, and format /cache and /data
- Reboot the system
The first boot will take a little longer since the OS needs to populate again the new data partition after we formatted them. When I say a little longer, it doesn’t mean a couple of hours or years, it’s only a minute top, maybe less. After boot completed, go to Settings page, and select Storage, and you will see your internal storage will resize to 2.11Gb, To make it clear here is the capture before and after repartition mod :
If you still cannot see the 2Gb internal storage but your usb phone storage already decrease its size, no worry … somehow the system still sees the old partition, just go back to CWM recovery and wipe data / factory reset, the second time you boot completely, they will appear as 2Gb size.
If everything ok, then scroll to bottom and select Erase Phone Storage (we need to do this so the emmc phone usb storage will accept the new size) :
Enjoy extra large space on your PICOpad GDK !!