Apologies if this question was already asked.
Is it possible to move the
/data directory to the external SD card?
I want all apps, app data, downloads and files to be automatically saved to the external SD card, instead of to the internal storage.
The internal storage is 178 MB, where 157 MB is used by apps. There's no internal SD card and my external SD card has 32 GB.
/sdcard is a symbolic link to
/storage/sdcard0 which is the 32 GB external SD card.
The device is rooted and uses CM11/4.4.2.
Link2SDbut could only move the APKs and dalvik. The app data and system apps couldn't be moved. Unfortunately I can't buy the new Link2SD.
FolderMountbut it doesn't allow access to
/. It only allows access to the SD card.
- Couldn't find fstab in
Root External 2 Internal SDbut there's no internal SD card, just "internal storage" (shows 178 MB) and "SD card" (shows the 14 GB FAT32 partition on the external 32 GB SD card).
su - cp -r(p?) /data /storage/sdcard0/data rm -r /data ls -s /data /storage/sdcard0/data
However, I'm new to modifying Android and don't want to accidentally brick my device. When I tried to copy the data directory as root, it said that some files/directories did not exist.
Does anyone have suggestions?
Thank you for reading.
Edit: @programming Thanks for your help. I can't find the option on the storage page.
The storage page looks like:
Storage (clicking on `:` gives the option "USB computer connection") Internal storage: Total space ... SD card: Total space: ... Erase SD card
There are no additonal options, as in: http://teckfront.com/use-external-sd-card-primary-storage-android-4-4-3-phone/
It's a Samsung smartphone with Android 4.4.2 and CM11 rom.