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Using micro SD card for storing applications.
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Hi there, im new to the forum but from a quick search through previous posts i didn't seem to come across an answer to my quest, maybe someone could shed a bit of light on this for me?.

I purchased the 10d g3 with 4 gig of internal memory under the premise that i would be able to use a micro SD for general storage of applications and files while keeping the internal memory freed up. 

There is no option to move applications to SD, i don't know if this is possible to do but i kind of hope theres a way of doing so, Does anyone have any suggestions that could help me out?.

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the only chance is to swap the internal sd card, with the external one, modifiying the vold.fstab

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i didn't even know the internal memory was SD but that being said is this an easy process to follow?

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yes and no, it involves risks :) , a little know how, about linux and mount points, adb, and what is vold.fstab


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whats life without risks ;) Well i guess its about time for me to do some research, im glad to know there is actually a way of doing it, whether or not i mess it up or not is the next part of the challenge!.

I came across this after searching for vold.fstab (didn't have any idea what this was).

Its supposedly the edit used to do the swap but it didn't mention a specific tablet.
Recon its worth giving this a go?

1. Using any file manager, navigate to /etc.
2. Copy vold.fstab to root of your extsd and transfer to pc.
3. Using a text editor (Notepad), edit the following lines:
 
       dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/virtual/block/nand1
       dev_mount extsd /mnt/extsd auto /devices/platform/sunxi-mmc.1/mm_host /devices/platform/sw_hcd_host0 /devices/platform/sw-ohci.1 /devices/plaform/sw-ohci.2
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             dev_mount extsd /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/virtual/block/nand1
        dev_mount sdcard /mnt/extsd auto /devices/platform/sunxi-mmc.1/mm_host /devices/platform/sw_hcd_host0 /devices/platform/sw-ohci.1 /devices/plaform/sw-ohci.2

4. Save.
5. Copy edited vold.fstab file back to /etc.
6. Reboot. Done!

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the vold.fstab is different on each tablet, you can not aplly the same thing on yours, you need to addapt it.

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thanks im glad i asked. I found the location of the vold.fstab file using the file browser on my tablet, and then found out using ES file explorer i can open it up and edit it, reboot and it and hopefully have it working?. I need to root the device first though before i can use ES file explorer but once im at that stage, If i post the info up on here could you give me a hand correctly changing it?

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I can try, i can`t offer you a corect value from the start, and it does not work on all the devices.

you need to have root.

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So i rooted my device and opened up the vold.fstab file, heres what it says under

#wmt sd

dev_mount sdcard/mnt/sdcard auto/devices/platform/sdmmc.0

#dev_mount sdcard/mnt/sdcard auto/devices/platform/sdmmc1.0

#dev_mount sdcard/mnt/sdcard auto/devices/platform/sdmmc2.0

 

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copy all the values from there or better upload the vold somewhere

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Heres the copied text, if it helps i can upload the vold file as well

## Vold 2.0 Generic fstab
## - San Mehat (san@android.com)
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#######################
## Regular device mount
##
## Format: dev_mount <label> <mount_point> <part> <sysfs_path1...>
## label        - Label for the volume
## mount_point  - Where the volume will be mounted
## part         - Partition # (1 based), or 'auto' for first usable partition.
## <sysfs_path> - List of sysfs paths to source devices
######################

#wmt sd
dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/sdmmc.0
#dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/sdmmc1.0
#dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/sdmmc2.0

#wmt usb
dev_mount udisk            /mnt/udisk auto /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00
dev_mount udisk_boot_udisk /mnt/udisk auto /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/usb1/1-1
dev_mount udisk_boot_udisk /mnt/udisk auto /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/usb1/1-2
dev_mount udisk_boot_udisk /mnt/udisk auto /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/usb1/1-3

#wmt localdisk
dev_mount localdisk            /mnt/internal auto /devices/virtual/mtd/mtd13/mtdblock13
dev_mount udisk_boot_localdisk /mnt/local auto /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/usb1/1-4

## Example of a standard sdcard mount for the emulator / Dream
# Mounts the first usable partition of the specified device
#dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/msm_sdcc.2/mmc_host/mmc1

## Example of a dual card setup
# dev_mount left_sdcard  /sdcard1  auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/msm_sdcc.2/mmc_host/mmc1
# dev_mount right_sdcard /sdcard2  auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/msm_sdcc.3/mmc_host/mmc1

## Example of specifying a specific partition for mounts
# dev_mount sdcard /sdcard 2 /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/msm_sdcc.2/mmc_host/mmc1

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mcsgeek added this on the 10b g3 forum (NOTE: not 10d, but 10b)

 

/system/etc/install-recovery.sh (if it's not there then add it)

## swap internal/external sdcard
sleep 2
mount -o remount,rw /
mkdir -p /data/internal_sd
mount -o bind /mnt/sdcard /data/internal_sd
umount -f /mnt/sdcard
mount -t vfat -o umask=0000 /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/sdcard
mount -o bind /data/internal_sd /mnt/external_sd
##

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Add this line to /system/etc/vold.fstab

dev_mount sdcard /mnt/external_sd auto /devices/virtual/mtd/mtd9

And comment out the old dev_mount sdcard line

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AND REBOOT

 

would this work on 10d g3 too?

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or does anyone know how to configure the app External 2 internal?

 

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