Former Writer · Jul 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Increase Data Storage on the International Galaxy S III

Even with new devices featuring 16+ GB of internal storage, users still manage to run into problems with there not being enough space for applications and other things. Although this is usually only a problem that older devices face due to their small internal storage, it’s also possible on newer devices as well. Thankfully, a solution has already been crafted for the Samsung Galaxy S III.

The method, called ExtSd2InternalSd, helps users overcome this problem by effectively swapping the internal and external SD cards so that users can user the internal SD for applications only. As XDA Senior Member mattiadj explains:

My aim so became to use the external sd as internal sd and internal sd ONLY for apps installation so became used as internal memory!
And… yes after a while i have to make this working!!! So now my 64gb external sd is used for all tasks which the internal sd was used and the internal sd is only used for apps storage!! All extra files (resources, caches, etc etc) are stored in my external SD!!

Also if i want to see the internal memory management i can see that now my phone has 64gb internal memory and 16gb external!!

As described, the method essentially switches the internal and external SD cards so that the external is mounted as the internal and vice versa. It is not an overly complicated process. Users are directed to format their external SD card to FAT32 with their computer and then flash an update.zip to automatically switch mounts for you. After that, simply reboot, and enjoy up to 64 GB of internal storage and 16 GB of external storage.

To learn more, head over to the original thread.


_________
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!

Former Writer

Former Writer is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View Former Writer's posts and articles here.
Mario Tomás Serrafero · May 26, 2015 at 05:42 pm · 2 comments

Nexus & Cookies: A More Focused Direction?

It is that time of the year again, and we are approaching the day where Android fans all over the world gather to watch the livestream of Google’s I/O conference. Among the expected announcements lay wearables, Android Auto, hints at VR and  the Internet of Things and, of course, a new version of Android. An early glimpse of a supposed “Android M” was caught on the official website before being nuked out of existence, and thus the speculation began.  ...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · May 26, 2015 at 03:32 pm · 3 comments

LG G4 US Carrier Release Dates

The LG G4 was announced on April 29th with its Snapdragon 808 SoC, a welcomed change from its higher-end cousin, the overheating 810. Packing 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 3000mAh battery, and an impressive 16MP camera, the G4 is widely considered to be one of the best flagships of 2015. After almost a month of release speculation, the major US carriers have finally released some information regarding the device's availability, and here's what we know so far:  ...

XDA NEWS
Faiz Malkani · May 26, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Microsoft Reaches Pre-Install Agreement With New OEMs

As of late, Microsoft has been making a subtle but widespread play into the Android ecosystem, with small apps like Bing Torque being the foreshadowing of the larger ones to come, and as it stands, Skype and the three popular office apps - Powerpoint, Excel and Word - are thriving on the Play Store following their public release earlier this year, prior to which the Office suite remained in beta. Having its top apps on Android was just a stepping stone...

XDA NEWS
Share This