Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The proper Way to install link2sd/app2sd on any android phone by partitioning the sd card.[rooted phones only]

Many low end android phones have low phone memory due to which we can install only a limited number of application's to the phone, even though there in an option (native a2sd support in newer android version's) to move the app to sd card in settings>applications> manage application's, this still does not completely move the application to the sd card and it will go on filling the phone memory in no time. We have to option's here, they are using app2sd or link2sd. [require's root access]

app2sd will install all your apps directly to sd, where as link2sd gives you options to install it to sd card/phone memory or move it to phone memory/sd card after installing. i prefer link2sd.

(this can be done using mini tools partition software on pc too but i find cwm recovery way easier to do)

Please install launcher's,widget etc to phone memory so that they work without problems.
Backup your memory card data to the pc before doing this or you will loose all data on the card.You will have to re install apps that were on the sd card so uninstall them before hand or you can do factory reset from phone menu or do Wipe data /factory reset+wipe cache partition+wipe dalvik cache from recovery .if you have no apps installed on sd card you may skip this.

You will need Custom Recovery(CWM) installed,if you don't have it already get it from here Link (Follow the giude in link to install Recovery in your phone or if you want to root it too)

App2sd from here Download
Link2sd from here Download

Now boot in to recovery by powering off the device then powering it on while holding the volume up(+) button, When you are in recovery use volume up and volume down buttons to select options and press the power button to select the option,touch doesn't work in recovery mode.

1) Scroll down and select advanced

2) Now select Partition SD card.

 3)Select the appropriate size of the new ext partition which ever you like.

 3)select 0 M here. soon as you select 0 m the process will start, it takes long time so be patient.

4) Once it is done it will show done, as seen in the screen shot.

Now select go back and select reboot phone now. Wait for it to reboot.

Now you have to install app2sd or link2sd on the phone.
I use link2sd so when you open link2sd for the first time this is what it will show , Select ext3 and click ok. and exit link2sd and restart the device. If you get error creating mount script etc try selecting ext4 and press ok. 

After restarting the device open link2sd again and finish the configuration as shown in  the pictures.You can keep the install location on automatic. now on installing an app it will be moved to the new partition on the sd card. 

It should show linked to sd card, that means it is on the new ext partition. 
Do not select move to sd card option in link2sd otherwise app will be moved to sd card instead of the ext partition and when you attach your phone to pc's usb to move data the app in card wont work but the apps in ext partition will still keep on working. To move apps to ext partition use Create link option instead of move to sd,after clicking create link tick all checkboxes it may show and click ok. that's all.

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Rooting your huawei Y210D SmartPhone. Plus clockwork recovery.

Facebook Fan Page for the Huawei Y210D Click Here

Before goin in to recovery mode or fastboot mode untick the fast boot option in settings>application setting's.

First on all the essentials that you will require to root your phone are

The phone driver. Download Here (device Drivers)

Y210D Rooting Files. Download Here (package contains SU Binary, BusyBox,Super user Binary and root Explorer.)

Optional if you only want to install CWM Here is the link Download Here (this contains only cwm, to install connect you phone in fastboot mode, power it off the switch it on by holding VOL Down + Power (for 10 seconds) and Run the Recovery-here.bat file in the Archive. (fastboot mode only shows a logo and remains stuck at that)

To boot in to cwm recovery switch off your phone and start it while holding the volume up and power button for 10 seconds. use recovery menu using vloume up and volume down button and use power button to select options.Touch does not work in recovery.

Let's Get Started with rooting :

1)install the drivers for your phone, given above.

2)In you phone setting's enable unknown sources, and usb debugging.

3)Also disable fastboot option in your phone settings.

4)remove any cables attached to your phone power off the device and remove the battery.

5)now reinsert the battery and keep the volume down (-) button pressed, now with vol down pressed press the power button. leave the power button but keep the volume down button pressed, for about 10 second's. After ten secs you can release all the button''s.

6)your phone is now in fastboot mode, attach the data cable to the the phone and make sure the drivers are installed properly to your device from Device Manager.

7)Now extract the rooting files to your hard disk and tun the Runme.bat file inside "Huawei Y210D Rooter.rar"

Follow the onscreen instruction, this proccess will take about 3 minutes and your phone will be restarted once, till the phone restarts do not switch off the pc or remove the data cable. After phone has restarted Your phone will be rooted and CWM will be installed Automatically.

8) to boot in to CMW power off the phone and press the volume up (+) and power button. keep the volume up pressed for 10 second's and you will be in to recovery. :) Enjoy Your phone.

Credits to and .

After the Rooting is done install this application Root Checker Download Here to verify that you phone was rooted correctly and busybox,su etc was installed correctly.After rooting is done you should see two icon for Super user and Root explorer.

It should look like this when you run root checker :

Feel free to comment if you are having any difficulty rooting the device.