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On several Android smartphones, there are a plethora of pre – loaded apps that are chewing away the internal memory of the device. This might not seem like a huge issue at first, but when you start to notice that you smartphone has started becoming a lot slower than before, don’t start assigning blame to the smartphone vendor. In this tutorial, we will be detailing on how you can increase the total internal memory on your Android device. Let us begin.
How exactly is it going to work:
That is simple; we are going to make the android device recognize the external memory card (or the sd card) as the internal memory of the device. Sounds interesting right? Before anxiously moving forward here are a few requirements that you will need to satisfy:
- You will need to root your phone first
- Back up your data (whatever you classify as necessary). We, at GearNuke will not be responsible should your device start behaving erratically. We have tested the same tutorial on our device without experiencing a single strand of a problem
- Download the following file and store it in your SD card (click on file to download). The file’s name is 1980 – G1 – S5360 + CWN.z
- From the Google Play Store, Install the app Link2SD
Step by step: here we go
After you feel that you have satisfied the aforementioned requirements, it is time to get right down it. Switch off your Android smartphone and boot up into the recovery mode (recovery mode can be accessed by pressing the volume up, home button and the lock button simultaneously).
- After entering recovery mode, move on to android system recovery, and use the volume up and down key to navigate through the menu. From there, select apply update from the SD card. After selecting this, select the file 1980 – G1 – S5360 + CWN.z (which was the file that you downloaded in the first place)
- Where it says ClockworkMod Recovery, select the option advanced
- From there, move on to advanced and debugging, and select partition SD Card
- Your next task will be to select for ext size, where you will have to select the size of your new pre – defined memory storage. Due to stability issues, a maximum internal memory size of 1024 MB (OR 1 GB) is highly recommended
- Next, move on to the screen labeled swap size, and from there, select 0 M
- Now begins the waiting game, where you will have to wait for a few minutes for your SD card to be partitioned
- After your SD card has been partitioned, select reboot recovery, and afterwards, select reboot system now. Your device will reboot now.
- Now, you have to select Link2SD
- Select recreate mount script
- After you have selected the above option, select ext3
- Reboot your phone once more
After your Android device reboots properly, you can launch the link2SD app once more and transfer all the installed apps that you have on your system.
By any chance, if you happen to stroll about in your smartphone’s memory settings section and are unable to find any source that indicates that your internal memory has increased, then you have no reason to panic. This is because the process has been focused on your Android’s SD card and not on the internal memory. When you transfer the apps using the Link2SD app, then in reality what you will be seeing is a partition of the SD card has mapped itself on to the internal memory of the device. If you have further questions regarding this subject, or are unable to complete the tutorial successfully, then that is exactly what the comment banks are for. Your feedback is important to us. So don’t be shy and leave any questions.