General :: How To Swap External SD To Internal On Kitkat
May 2, 2014
I'm searching for a solution to swap external sd to internal. I had to break the internal storage to make a I9003 working again.
Now, it boots the ROM from the external (but that's an other story).
Camera needs storage0 (internal storage) to work properly for DCIM. But I have only storage1 (inserted microsd). In 2.3.6 swap sd was possible by editing vold.fstab. In Kitkat the opportunity has been denied.
I search for a way to make storage1 to storage0 in CM11. Whether CyanogenMod is working on it?
I have looked through forums on the internet and saw that it is possible to swap the internal for the external sd on the gs3. I wanted to now is it possible for the lg optimus l9? i have android 4.0.4. I have used directory bind to transfer some games to sd but my internal memory is like only 1.5 so i can install big games.
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 am using a mt6582m device with kitkat 4.4.2 with supersu. I can use root to write to system, data and cache using es file explorer, can also read and write to any sd card, but apps like titanium backup, online android backup, ram expander can't read/write to sd card.
Eg.1: ti backup read backups, can do all operation except backup and restore. I had read a lot, changing backup path didn't worked nor any odex file is there. Using v22.214.171.124. Eg. 2: ram expander can create swap file on sd but can read it saying 'not found'. Swap can be used with cache partition. Eg. 3: online nandroid backup says pat not vaild.
I had tried, sd fix app, manually editing platform.xml, xposed module to 'handel external storage', change permissions using es file explorer, editing ramdisk.
There is storage/sdcard0 and 1 Also mnt/sdcard and mnt/sdcard2 (symlinked) Also mnt/media_rw/sdcard0 and 1 (not readable even in es file explorer)
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.
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.
i have xperia ray and i want to swap my external sdcard with the internal memory.. Xperia ray has 300mb of internal memory and it's really low and isn't enough.. i know that there's a hack that switches the external sdcard with the internal memory.. i found a thread [URL] ..... that explains how to do that but i don't have the same line that the thread started has..this is what i have:
Code: # Mounts the first usable partition of the specified device dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0
I finally upgraded to android, i got the cheapest phone possible(kyocera milano) which seems to be a mistake. The phone has only about 300mb internal storage and can barely handle its own updates(because of the limited storage). so i would like to know if its possible to make the phone "think" that some of the sd card is part of its internal memory? I found an adb driver for it(dont ask me where or which one because i had no idea and started messing with one until it worked) i have not tried rooting but can if i need to.
Trying to customize my new device (Runbo X6: MTK6589T, 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Android 4.2.1) .
Actually, I successfully edited the partition table in EBR1 and EBR2 and the start addresses in the Scatter file and proofed it multipple times by recalculating, but after flashing, although I get a correct output in system settings and by dumping /proc/emmc, /proc/partitions and /proc/dumchar_info, when I try to push some apps, for ex., above the initial 680MB to /system/app or something similar I get a "disk is full" message. As I was able to find out only the /data and /fat partitions get physically updated by the new sizes, meanwhile the /system and /cache partitions remain physically on the initial state and get updated by the new sizes logical only. Although if after flashing I dump the system image by "cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p5 > /sdcard/system.img" I get an image with a size corresponding to the updated size of the partition.
I also read somewhere that it is also necessary to edit PMT: in that case I tried to flash with original PMT, edited PMT and without PMT, but cuoldn't notice any difference.
2) Mounting the internal memory and external SDcard on system start natively as EXT4 instead of FAT32
Using my old device (Runbo X5: MTK6577) I had success on mounting the internal storage as EXT4 by disassembling recovery.img and editing /etc/recovery.fstab to change the "vfat" value to "ext4" and reformatting the storage after a successful boot with ne recovery, but on Runbo X6 I get no change to the filesystem after reformatting. By the external SDcard I never had success.
I got into building roms from source recently for the i9100, all the ones I built so far, had no issues with the device, I built LiquidSmooth rom and it boots great and everything work but the sd cards, where I can locate the code for this in the source and why its happening?
I'm having trouble changing the external memory for internal, already used the "external 2 internal", vold.ftab changed the script. with external 2 internal cards are the 2 with the same amount of bits. and using the script does not recognize the external sd.
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
How to root my chinese tab C3100 android 4.03 Baseband version Base_w12.20.p12 MTK6577 Kernel Version 126.96.36.199 hardware version 1.1.0
I need to root it but when i go to boot menu i don't found anything except test options and i don't have a driver for it so i can't root it using any app. I always read about that trying to root it because it's internal memory 256. I want to swap it with external but I hear that i need root.
I must have changed a setting somewhere. I used to be able to connect my SGS3 to my computer and see the files of both my internal and external SD cards. For some reason now all I can see is my external SD card. I am running a CyanogenMod 10 ROM. I have USB storage activated.
When making an image I accidentally had Clockworkmod image be saved to the device itself instead of being saved to the external SD card.
I am able to browse to it using Root Explorer and select to Copy it, but how do I PASTE it onto the external SD card when Root Explorer only accesses the device directory and not the external SD card?
Quick 2nd question: I know on some previous devices such as the Galaxy S 4G you were *not* supposed to run Clockworkmod after booting in and from the Apps Drawer, instead you were only supposed to run directly from the startup screen before booting in. Is it OK to actually start the Clockwork Backup/Restore process from the Apps Drawer of the Galaxy S4 and let it reboot and do its thing or is it only supposed to be run BEFORE booting in?
My Samsung Galaxy note II now runs Android 4.4 Kitkat after latest updates. The problem is I want my caera app to store its pictures on my external SD card. and this is not possible. furthermore every app is not able to access my sd card. How can this be corrected ?
I'm finally ready to take this phone back and I wanted to know if it was possible that I could do a complete backup or the closest thing I can do to one from my internal SD card to my external SD card? That way if I ever decide to get an Android phone again I'll have all my apps and settings.