Author Topic: How to make external SD card used by default vs the internal sdcard being used.  (Read 2985 times)

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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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    you can try the following command in adb

    adb shell pm setinstalllocation 2

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    adb shell pm set-install-location 2
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    you can try the following command in adb

    adb shell pm setinstalllocation 2

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've got it working, but now need to get the internal sd to mount....I'll get it tonight.
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    GOT IT WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
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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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    that would actually be a cool security option

    It would boot with any sdcard.

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    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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    that would actually be a cool security option

    It would boot with any sdcard.

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    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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    Well, all is well with my little experiment and I will be releasing for beta testing soon :)
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    In beta testing now.....  :D
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    Does it work without a microsd inserted?
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    Does it work without a micro SD inserted?

    Uh isn't the micro sdcard the  external SD card? Lol ???

    no it won't. :P

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    Does it work without a microsd inserted?

    No, won't boot without it. If you don't have an external card then there's no reason to use it unless you want a brick for a phone... Lol

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    Exactly what capability will this new kernel give in Leyman's terms, kinda new to this and it sounds like I might want to try it.
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    Exactly what capability will this new kernel give in Leyman's terms, kinda new to this and it sounds like I might want to try it.

    It will make your external memory card your internal one, so you can install more apps and stuff :-)

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    Exactly what capability will this new kernel give in Leyman's terms, kinda new to this and it sounds like I might want to try it.

    It will make your external memory card your internal one, so you can install more apps and stuff :-)

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    will it wiped on a reset ? will the real internal memory still get wiped?  it would be great if neither one did

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    Exactly what capability will this new kernel give in Leyman's terms, kinda new to this and it sounds like I might want to try it.

    It will make your external memory card your internal one, so you can install more apps and stuff :-)

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    will it wiped on a reset ? will the real internal memory still get wiped?  it would be great if neither one did

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    Yes it'll wipe both of them because they're different formats so in order to swap then then each one has to be formatted to a different format...

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    Exactly what capability will this new kernel give in Leyman's terms, kinda new to this and it sounds like I might want to try it.

    It will make your external memory card your internal one, so you can install more apps and stuff :-)

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    will it wiped on a reset ? will the real internal memory still get wiped?  it would be great if neither one did

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    Managed to figure out a way to not wipe the internal memory! I'll post the new one up in beta test tomorrow...

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    No, won't boot without it. If you don't have an external card then there's no reason to use it unless you want a brick for a phone... Lol

    I keep a microsd in all the time but I need to eject it from time to time.
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    So nothing ever came of this?
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