How to Re-Partition Internal Memory on Lenovo S820 4 GB

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How to Re-Partition Internal Memory on Lenovo S820 – Many users still experiencing a problems when used Lenovo S820, especially problem about not enough memory when installing a program. Lenovo S820 4GB has internal storage like about 1,5 GB this internal storage has function like our SD Card, So it kind of wasting space because we are already has SD Card with bigger space so why we need internal storage that just only has 1,5 GB. On today guide we gone re-partition our Lenovo S820 so it can has bigger System Storage for accommodate a lot programs.

How to Re-Partition Internal Memory on Lenovo S820 4 GB

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR)


Preparations :

  • Your Lenovo S820 must has been ROOTED. For rooting Lenovo S820 you can read in this Rooting Lenovo S820 for Modification
  • With custom recovery already installed, CWM or TWRP is needed in this guide. Custom recovery installation can be read in How to Installing Custom Recovery TWRP v2.6.3.0 for Lenovo S820 4/8 GB
  • I don’t ever try this method for Vibe UI v1.5 Android Kit Kat, This only ever been tested on Android 4.2 or lower but if you has guts you can try this on Vibe UI v1.5
  • SD Card set as default Memory, go to Settings ↦ Storage ↦ Default Disk
  • Backup your SD Card data to your computer, in case any problem occur. 
  • If failed on this tutorial your device will be brick and can only be fix with re-flashing your ROM.
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How to Re-Partition Internal Memory on Lenovo S820 4 GB
  1. Make sure your SD Cad has at least 2-4 GB free space, this is for Nandroid Backup space. Install Mateos MTK6589 Rom Edit – 4 GB on your device, if any security warning just ignore and continued to install.
  2. Now reboot your device to Recovery Mode, remember must use CWM or TWRP because lenovo stock recovery don’t have backup / restore function. On recovery mode, select Backup ↦ Swipe to Backup
  3. After finish backup process, reboot your device normally. Run Mateos MTK6589 Rom Edit – 4 GB and press Allow when it asking for root permission.
    How to Re-Partition Internal Memory on Lenovo S820 4 GB
  4. On the application there is list an available partition size than can be handle by the applications, For Lenovo S820 4 GB the choose is only 2.00GiB /data partition or 2.5GiB /data partition in this guide i am choose the middle range 2.00 GiB /data partition but you can also pick the other one. I don’t recommended to pick larger than 2.5GiB /data partition. Select the partition that you wanna to apply to your device, confirm all warning with pressing Yes
    How to Re-Partition Internal Memory on Lenovo S820 4 GB
  5. After finish, reboot to recovery mode again, select Wipe Data / Factory Reset. 
  6. Back to recovery mode main menu select Restore ↦ Advanced Restore ↦ Restore Data only, point to backup file from step 2
  7. Reboot, Done. After finish when you see any notification that told SD Card damage, just click and Format your SD Card (Internal SD Card).
  8. If you stuck on Lenovo Logo, Remove the battery and do SD Card Wipe. If any warning to format SD Card (External SD Card) please format it. Because this problem i as you to backup your SD Card data to your computer first.
Thank You for reading, i hope this guide can help you fix your limited storage problems. Please don’t hesitate to leave any comments if you got any problems with this guide, i will try to help you if i can. Thank you
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Work in Progress
6 years ago

Hello,
another great guide for my S820, now i have more than 2 GB of internal storage.
Thank you very much
Fabrizio

androidrookies
6 years ago

Hi
Your welcome, and thank you for visit

Shahar Zirkin
6 years ago

thank you for the guide
did anyone tried it on kitkat?

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Shahar Zirkin

Hi,
Kit kat still not try

Shahar Zirkin
6 years ago

Ok
It is working on kitkat 4.4.2 (Lenovo s820 4g). Two thinks: 1. After using the Mateos app, I had to reboot in recovery mode manually. 2. I had to format my sd card. This wasn’t a problem, I took all important info out from the sd card to my pc, and back again. ALL is working, so thank you again Andy for this guide.

androidrookies
6 years ago
Reply to  Shahar Zirkin

Hi,
Thank you for great info, now we know that it working on kit kat
Thank you

ykng6562
5 years ago

hi,

Can the mateos app recover the whole partition into 1 single partion of 4 gb

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ykng6562

hi,
it can but device will be brick because 4 GB need to be divided, into system, user data, and internal storage. can't only one partition.

thank you

ykng6562
5 years ago
Reply to  ykng6562

Any other way to merge it into 1 partition

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ykng6562

hi,
cannot,
are you mean 4GB become 1 partition and use for user data right ?
anyway why you need it ? there is another way to get bigger user store example using Link2SD

thank you

ykng6562
5 years ago
Reply to  ykng6562

Hi,

Yes, one system storage 4 GB. Because the internal storage is too small 1.5 GB only. Instead of leaving it there, why not use it for system storage for my apps

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  ykng6562

no, sorry there is no way to make one partition

ykng6562
5 years ago
Reply to  ykng6562

Hi,

Oh i see, thank you anyway. Will try your repartition internal memory method posted here. Well at least i can still recover part of the 1.5 GB disk space.

Thank you.

William
5 years ago

I think it does not works on Vibe UI 2.0, when I wipe the data and restore, the OS is gone, I have to flash it back

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  William

hi,
no it only work with android 4.2, vibe ui using android 4.4
sorry for that

William
5 years ago
Reply to  William

Do you know a way to do it on 4.4? i really need more space for apps, i cant install more than like 15 apps

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  William

hi,
because vibe ui use android 4.4 and android 4.4 have a lot improvement than android 4.2. try using link2sd

Alton Jong
5 years ago

Does this work Lenovo P780?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Alton Jong

hi,
no i think because it for mtk6589 chipset are p780 use mtk6589? if not please don't try it

Elio Gabi
5 years ago

Hello, I have a problem here because I did the wipe date on stock recovery… I didn't have data on SD Card and didn't want to backup and restore so I didn't do it… I got rebooted on stock recovery from the meteos software… Please advice…

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Elio Gabi

Hi,
This cannot guide cannot done with stock recovery and it will 9nly brick your device, need custom recovery format function ext4. Are your phone still can completely boot? If not just reflash your device, because i think the partition is already brick because cannot format.

Elio
5 years ago
Reply to  Elio Gabi

Hello, Please guide me through the link of reflashing and also guide me how to enter CWM after Power OFF…

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Elio Gabi

For re flashing please follow this guide http://bit.ly/YXSBFh and for cwm please refer to this link http://bit.ly/1AzIxQe

Demosthenes Banguis
5 years ago

please help after doing this my s820 giot stuck up at lenovo logo only and then i cannot even h a new rom using cwm it hasd an error

androidrookies
5 years ago

hello,
sorry for what you got. Stuck on lenovo logo mean you got bootloop, have you format /data from CWM, if you saying that you cannot go to CWM then please try again power button + Volume Up + Volume Down, it need to format /data from cwm before booting

yashvir caussy
5 years ago

hey andy what's man
is this a good and stable ROM, have u ever install this one
http://www.needrom.com/download/lenovo_s820_kitkat_4-4-2_multi-langgapps/

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

Hi,
I think it not free, you must donate to get the password.

Nikolay Dimov
5 years ago

Hi,I have Lenovo S820 CN 4GB.I am using TWRP and when I get to step 5 (Wipe Data / Factory Reset) i get this error – E: unable to mount '/emmc'. If I try to Restore Data I get the same error. When I reboot the phone can not start and I need to flash it to get it going again. I think this error is occurring because I am using a custom recovery.So can I ROOT the device with the factory recovery mode or with out the recovery mod at all and then do thi guide with the factory… Read more »

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Nikolay Dimov

Hi,
No you cannot root using standard recovery unless you root your devixe using one click method, framaroot, vroot or root genius and other. If you don't need to backup and restore you can skip it. What you use 2GB or 2.5GB for the partition?
If you are using 2.5GB try using 2.0GB and if still error try using another mode, thus cyange will keep unless you format when installing the new rom, if you just update this change will keep in your device

Nikolay Dimov
5 years ago
Reply to  Nikolay Dimov

I tried with 2.5 and 2.77 GB. The current capacity is 2.26 GB, so i will not use 2.0 GB. The next time I will try to ROOT with framaroot, vroot or root genius, so I can keep the factory recovery mode.

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Nikolay Dimov

Don't so big, try the 2.0Gb.
Sometime error when formatting because the /data cannot mount completely because out of space.
But keep trying if you feel you have right opinion.

yashvir caussy
5 years ago

So there's only 1 person which has been succeeded in Re-Partition Internal Memory on Lenovo S820 Android Kitkat 4.4.2
I'm afraid to do it, cause i don't want a brick. Anyway will try it soon! By the way Andy could you please confirm that it'd works like a charm in Kitkat version?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

I am not guarantee it will work for android 4.4.2, this guide is for android 4.2.2 but if you wanna try don't forget to make full backup of your ROM.

yashvir caussy
5 years ago

and how to do a full backup of my ROM?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

Full backup can be done with custom recovery, or you can refer to this guide http://bit.ly/1kcsUqj

yashvir caussy
5 years ago

for the SD CARD
I've format it to fat32 is it good or must be exFAT or ntfs?
Which one should i choose!!

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

Linux don't know ntfs so just fat or fat32, anyway why you format sd card ? it Internal SD Card is on the guide and it format only on linux file system ext3 or ext2. why need format external sd card ?

yashvir caussy
5 years ago

Hi Andy
Is there any way to move or install apps to internal USB storage? Because I have 1.29GB Available for USB storage. And in My Internal Storage has only 149MB left 🙁 that sucks… Please reply how to do it or make a nice tutorial

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

To install on internal storage is ROM capability and for kitkat i think there is some applications that on the internal usb storage and the other is on internal memory but the applications size is small the big one is the data file and it always install on internal memory, when use jelly bean or ginger bread you can use link2sd but on kitkat i don't know because i am not lack of memory

yashvir caussy
5 years ago

Hmm not for kitkat, i'm asking for jelly bean?? My phone specification's; Build Number: S820_ROW_S124_140404
Baseband Version: S820.V21, 2013/08/07 15:14
Android Version 4.2.1
& Model Number Lenovo S820_ROW

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

Hi,
Yes abive guide is for jelly bean and sometime itwork but some time not work and make phone brick so backup is the most importebt to before modefied your phone

yashvir caussy
5 years ago

Hey bro need help I have Partitioned my SD card n everything was fine it works like a charm but when I'm trying to link2SD im getting Failure – Link2SD package invalid.
Please Help ASAP

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  yashvir caussy

Hi,
To use link2sd you must have 2 partition on your sdcard. Are you have it, but i think you not on that step. Link2sd package invalid i think it the package need to redownload, but i don't know is link2sd work on kitkat since kitkat not allow 3rd party wriite to sd card

andrewbainonjr
5 years ago

Hi bro,

to cut the story short, i have failed to repartition my s820. My phone was brick & wont turn on.

Probably along the way i've made mistakes, i dont know…

Now my phone wont turn on, but it still can be detected by my computer when connecting it through usb.

Where can i proceed from here? please help me coz i need this phone for my work. Thanks in advance bro!

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  andrewbainonjr

Hi,
You can restore your backup you made before starting this guide. Or you need to re flash the new ROM to your device. Search at my blog about how to flash the new ROM

weirdhead
4 years ago
Reply to  andrewbainonjr

Hi Andy,
I've chosen the 2.77gb partition and now my phone is bricked. it's just stuck at boot logo with any custom or stock roms. tried formatting data but error. emmc same thing. it says can't find…so i cannot restore my backup from cwm…please show me what to do now. thanks a bunch!

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  andrewbainonjr

Hi,
Reflash your device using this guide http://bit.ly/1wPlj9V, then install twrp after that restore your backup. If failed on this guide we need to reflash so it will restore the failed partition on emmc

weirdhead
4 years ago

Andy! good news! i've successfully flashed it to the stock rom! thanks a bunch!
i missed a step earlier on. what i redid was put 'download only'. after it finished dl, i changed to 'firmware upgrade'. then it succeeded! cheers! now, how do i install twrp on this machine? i was using the old cwm. problematic. i formatted the whole phone including the bootloader prior to this flash, so it has no recovery now. please guide. thanks, Andy!

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  weirdhead

hi,
for next if you brick your device, never format your phone it will brick the bootloader and you phone will never live again.
you still have recovery but it lenovo recovery, if you want to install custom recovery TWRP just follow this guide http://bit.ly/1mdOBnw, or if you still using jelly bean root your device using framaroot and then follow this http://bit.ly/1iuA6Qe

weirdhead
4 years ago
Reply to  weirdhead

i see. thanks for the info. anyway, can i flash the twrp zip with mobileuncle tools or flashify? this stock rom is not rooted. i'm planning to use kingo root on it. what do you think?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  weirdhead

yes you can, but mobile uncle or flashify need root, so you need to root your device first, if you are still using jelly bean then root using one click method then install custom recovery using mobile uncle

Sang Pengembara
4 years ago

my phone s820 4gb become 0mb on the emmc and cannot mounted…. pls help me…

androidrookies
4 years ago

your data partition become bigger because it take internal storage space, so as long as your phone can work normal i think it ok.
what do you expect?

Unknown
4 years ago

Hi, i can do all the steps except step 5. It always says fail.
What can be the problem?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

What the error say? Fot your informatiom the phone must be rooted before following above step, without root the tool cannot run properly