General :: 2 Small Internal Storage - How To Swap SD To Be Main Phone Storage?
Aug 23, 2013
I've bought this chinese clone of the SIII, it's a MT6575. It's great except for the internal storage, which supposedly is 500MB but there seems to be an invisible SD storage which is 2GB. It's really confusing... When I go to Settings -> Storage there are 3 memories: "Internal Storage" (claims to be 4GB but it's fake, it's actually 500MB), "Phone Storage" (claims to be 16.5GB but it's probably 2GB), and finally my SD, "SD Card" (32GB).
The thing is, I'm having problems downloading big apps because apps go to "Internal Storage" which is 500MB only, and which files are stored in the "Phone Storage" (maybe internal & phone are actually the same?). However when I go to Settings -> Apps, on the "Downloaded" tab, the apps are in "Internal Storage" (500MB), and on the "On SD Card" tab, it shows that apps are in "Phone Storage" (the ones I moved to SD). This means my 32GB SD isn't being used by the system when I send apps to SD probably.
Also, my 32GB SD card is found in /mnt/sdcard2, and the /mnt/sdcard... I don't know which storage is that.
So basically all this is happening because I tried to Link2SD with my 32GB SD doing all the 2 partitions stuff and so, but Link2SD never detects the "secondary SD" which is the 32GB SD, as this fake SD card, "Phone Storage", is probably what the programs thinks to be the SD card.
So I have this GT n7000 with android 4.0.4 ICS, rooted. I want to swap my 32 gb external sd card with my internal one. I googled it, found a method that included replacing a vold.fstab file in system/etc but that was only for jellybean. I need a method for ICS. Also I can't understand what usb storage means. Is it different form internal sd card??
I just recently rooted my phone(iball Andi 5c) which runs on android ics 4.0.3..Mainly to use the sd swapper so I can get more space for apps but I have seem to have made a mistake when I used some sd swapper app.As soon as I used it rebooted my phone.I thought it did what it was meant to do but instead both my ext sd card and usb storage disappeared... gone poof just like that. Now I have no storage only phone memory.
For some reason my Incredible won't mount both the internal phone storage and the SD card storage at the same time. What I mean is...when I plug my phone into my PC I only get a single popup asking to mount the phone's SD card storage, but not the internal phone storage.If I remove the SD card (or unmount the SD card using menus on the phone) and then toggle the connection type from Disk Drive, to Charge only, and then back to Disk Drive (to burp the connection), the internal phone storage will mount, but the SD card won't mount because it has been removed.When I connect my wife's incredible, my computer sees both the SD card storage and the internal storage (as expected) and gives me prompts for both. I took the SD card from the problematic phone and put it in the "good" phone and there are no issues at all (IE.. both the internal storage and SD storage mount). This of course means there is no issue with the SD card.
Sorry if this is a complete NOOB question, but what is the difference between the internal storage which is 6.6GB and the phone storage, which is about 750MB? How do I access the 6.6GM of storage? What am I missing here?
I used this to check the amount of space on my A2SD partition of my SD Card. However I've noticed that as well as INTERNAL storage, there's something called SYSTEM storage. Which is considerably bigger than whats left of my internal space.Is the INTERNAL used for Multimedia files as this thread suggests?Internal Storage vs Phone Storage.If so. How come my multimedia files have ended up there, when they've always been saved to my SD card.
i have purchased the following phone as a present for someone (but from a different shop/site): MTK6516 K600A Android 2.2 OS Smart Phone TV WiFi 3.2 Inch Touch Screen Cellphone - Black
i'm not sure you will give support for such cheep phones, but i'm having a bit of a trouble with it... everything is working fine except the camera, video, sound recording and other features which require data storage. there are such types of error messages:
"please insert an sd card before using the camera" "your phone does not have an SD card inserted"
it does not come with an SD card and i haven't installed one yet, so when i go to "settings -> sd card and phone storage" it only shows the available "internal phone storage = 50MB"
is there a way to use/enable the internal phone storage for lets say - record some audio or make a couple of photos, instead of the non-existent SD card or does it really need one installed ?
way to merge the Internal storage and phone memory together as I only have 500 MB of app storage (internal storage) and most of that is took up by default Google apps and I have a unused 2GB phone memory. So is it possible to merge/combine this together so I have a total of 2.5GB for apps without adding a alternative ROM?
I have just purchased a N9330 Note 2 and I am wondering if managed to merge the phone's Internal Storage (512M) and Phone Storage 1.68GB.
The Internal Storage will always run out of space (since it is only 512M) and the low disk space warning would come on.
I just want to merge these two together so I get about 2GB of space for Android to run from since I already put a 16GB micro SD i feel the 1.68GB that is factory partitioned as a storage space can be put to better use and solve my low disk space warning.
Also I am trying to clear the Dalvik Cache from this phone. How do I do that?
I have recently bought an 8G sd card for my defy mini but I still cant download apps because the internal memory on my phone is very low. I have to manually switch the app from the memory onto the sd card, and I cant do this because the app wont download at all!
This phone of mine is in Android Gingerbread 2.3.6. The phone is already rooted but without CWM.
Here are the significant screenshots that maybe needed (Specs of the Phone, File Explorer structure and path of the SD Card, Internal Storage & SD Card capacities, and Location Path and Size of the vold.fstab):
Attached file below is the original untouched "vold.fstab" file from my MyPhone A818 Duo Slim in zip
I went into the SD/Phone storage in Settings and I know the Evo comes with 1gb of internal storage, but mine is showing I only have 332mb left. I only downloaded 3-5 apps.On another note: Is there anyway to access the SD card from the phone? Can I save pictures from the web onto it, instead of onto the phone?
So, one of the selling points of this phone is the large amount of internal storage. any ROMs out there that actually recognize my large amount of internal storage?? I would rather have 512MB like a droid and get a 16GB card with it honestly. If stock froyo wasn't slow as hell I would just use that but alas, I need my speed.
I installed a bunch of apps and I think the EVO has 1gb of space. Just wondering if that's enough available for me to do other things. I want to leave a "buffer" just in case. I'm currently using the Sandisk 8GB MicroSD Class 2 that came with the phone and when I was looking at selling my Touch Pro 2, it turns out that I have a Class 6 Transcend 8gb MicroSD card. I want to switch them out, if I just copy everything from the Sandisk to the Transcend, will that be ok? Or do apps/Android write the data a certain way that I'll have to re-do things again?
I was wondering what people have for Available space in Internal Phone Storage. I believe that has to do mainly with how many apps you have installed, although sometimes (since updating the other day) the number seems to change when I don't delete or download a new app. Maybe I'm going crazy. Anyway, my available space is 53.61MB
I have a major issue with my Desire. I've been keeping an eye on the amount of Internal Phone Storage space I have left as it's running very low and I've noticed that if I install an application and then uninstall it not all of the space is freed up. I've tried rebooting and that does not help. I don't want to go down the path of do a factory reset and restoring my apps but I can't think of any other way round it. Does anyone know which folder on the phone applications are installed to? I've found the system apps in /system/app but I'd like to check to see if there's anything left behind from applications that I've uninstalled as a last resort.
i just download some applications from the Market then suddenly got warning phone storage getting low. So is there anyway to transfer the files from phone storage to SD storage ??? PLease anyone who knows about it to inform me coz i stuck with this problem.
When I look at the settings and "SD card and phone storage" option I see the different types of storage. Based on what I see, please verify the following assumptions are correct. The external SD card is obviously the one I added. I assume it can be used to store media files (via USB, direct write on a PC, etc.). I read until Froyo we won't be able to install apps on this card. The internal SD card is what is built into the phone for apps and other things those apps write to the phone.
Looks like Google Listen writes to this area (can't make it write to the external SD and not sure why). It appears that the only things writing to there are my camera and of course any music, pics, or videos I load on there directly. Nothing else seems to make use of it. The internal phone storage is for things like the OS and is pretty much off limits. When I go into the "My Files" app on the phone it dumps me into the home directory which happens to be /sdcard. I assume this is the internal SD card? Under that directory it also has "/sd" which appears to be my external SD card. Why would they make it look like "/sd" is a subdirectory of "/sdcard" when it's not?
I tried to copy my wiped data from my phone, so i have to read raw data with dd command. I have root and BusyBox v1.14.2 installed, but when i type: dd if=/dev/block/mtdblock5 of=/sdcard/testfile or even just dd if=/dev/block/mtdblock5 I get: dd: /dev/block/mtdblock5: Input/output error Why can't I copy the data?