Will Verduzco · Sep 8, 2013 at 04:30 pm

Guide on Increasing Application Storage with Link2SD

If you’re running an older device as your daily driver or are just something of a hoarder, you will have likely run into your storage limits at one point or another. As someone who got his Android start with the Google Nexus One, I know the feeling all too well. And while I have since moved on to devices with more internal storage that I can ever dream of filling, not everyone has a recent device. Plus, you never know when you’re going to install a few more games.

In order to help make the best of your available storage options, many have taken to using Link2SD to extend their application storage over to their SD card. XDA Forum Member acermedo has created a quick guide to walk you through the process of partitioning your SD card and getting Link2SD working properly.

This works by reformatting your physical micro SD card to also have an EXT partition using a PC-based partition tool. Then, the app is used to link this to the device’s internal storage. Optimally, this is done on devices with physical SD cards, which can be accessed via USB mass storage. Naturally, this will not work with devices that only have eMMC internal storage accessed through Media Transfer Protocol. That is because low-level access is required to do the repartition. Along those lines, it will likely work on devices that use a separate mount point for internal storage via USB Mass Storage (not MTP), but there will be absolutely no speed gain this way–only storage space gain.

Head over to the guide thread to get started.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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