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Author Topic: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.  

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Is there a safe way to make Samsung Galaxy Centura use the external SD by default instead of using the internal SD card like it currently does?

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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #1 » Published on:January 19, 2014, 07:05:37 pm

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you can try the following command in adb

adb shell pm setinstalllocation 2

or

adb shell pm set-install-location 2
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #2 » Published on:January 19, 2014, 07:07:49 pm

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you can try the following command in adb

adb shell pm setinstalllocation 2

or

adb shell pm set-install-location 2

since you already tried that and it didnt work then why post it here......................as i have stated in other post we are working on getting that problem fixed.................
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #3 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 02:33:04 am

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well, I had thought it was functioning however i noticed recently that when I tried to update some apps from google play, I started getting an error saying insufficient space, when in fact I have plenty, so I had to change it back to the default location. I will be waiting patiently for a solution to this.
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #4 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 02:56:04 am

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I could make a kernel that does this... But it wouldn't boot if you didn't have an SD card in...

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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #5 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 04:57:02 am

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If anyone ends up making that kernel that would be great addition, is there any way to also make it use some of the ext sdcard to boost ram and possibly give it a boost? Made just wishful thinking, though :)
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #6 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 11:32:49 am

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If anyone ends up making that kernel that would be great addition, is there any way to also make it use some of the ext sdcard to boost ram and possibly give it a boost? Made just wishful thinking, though :)
Yes, but the problem with that is that it'll burn up your SD card pretty quick...

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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #7 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 04:24:37 pm

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I could make a kernel that does this... But it wouldn't boot if you didn't have an SD card in...

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that would actually be a cool security option

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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #8 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 05:33:44 pm

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I've got it working, but now need to get the internal sd to mount....I'll get it tonight.
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #9 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 05:40:45 pm

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GOT IT WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #10 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 07:52:19 pm

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GOT IT WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
Very interesting. My test phone would be happy to try it if you wish.
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #11 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 08:38:44 pm

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that would actually be a cool security option

It would boot with any sdcard.

I've got it working, but now need to get the internal sd to mount....I'll get it tonight.

I had thought of doing this for myself but haven't taken the time to work on it. Several things about this phone piss me off so I haven't worked up the motivation to tackle this task. What I thought about doing is reformatting /sdcard and mounting /data to that partition instead. Then I would change every reference of /mnt/extSdCard to /mnt/sdcard.

What exactly did you do?
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #12 » Published on:February 10, 2014, 11:11:46 pm

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that would actually be a cool security option

It would boot with any sdcard.

I've got it working, but now need to get the internal sd to mount....I'll get it tonight.

I had thought of doing this for myself but haven't taken the time to work on it. Several things about this phone piss me off so I haven't worked up the motivation to tackle this task. What I thought about doing is reformatting /sdcard and mounting /data to that partition instead. Then I would change every reference of /mnt/extSdCard to /mnt/sdcard.

What exactly did you do?

Changed mount point for /data in the init.rc file and had to change the vold.fstab file to look for the internal sdcard to mount instead of external, but the problem is a lot of stuff got funky like no lock screen, only the power menu item when pushing the power button, and a few fc's here and there. I got both cards to mount up correctly though and everything. I'm working on it :)
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #13 » Published on:February 11, 2014, 02:08:03 am

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Well, all is well with my little experiment and I will be releasing for beta testing soon :)
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Re: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.

« Reply #14 » Published on:February 11, 2014, 02:29:52 pm

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In beta testing now.....  :D
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