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I've got a Samsung S5 (T-Mobile SM-G900T)that's rooted on Android 6.0.1 and I want to upgrade my 64GB card to a 128GB one.

There are a few reasons I don't think a simple copy and paste will work:

The SD card itself has a unique name now (6CAB-391A). Any new SD card I put in will have a different name.

I've used the built-in feature of moving apps to external storage in Android. I have quite a few apps that have been moved off of "Internal Storage" and into "UsbStorage" using Application Manager > [app name] > Storage.

My SD card has not been adopted as internal storage. It's still labeled as an "external SD card" and has not been encrypted. There is also no option to migrate.

I suspect that a simple copy and paste will break a LOT of links and my apps will no longer work.

So what's the proper procedure on Android Marshmallow to migrate to a larger card?

  • Possible duplicate of How can I move data from an adopted SD card to a new SD card? – beeshyams Jan 27 '17 at 13:02
  • Move App to External Storage is a feature of adoptable-storage, hence marked it as duplicate. – beeshyams Jan 27 '17 at 13:04
  • My SD card has not been adopted. It's still an "external SD card" and has not been encrypted. There is also no option to migrate. – fuzzybabybunny Jan 27 '17 at 13:22
  • Ok. Retracted close vote but you mentioned in your Q that you moved app to external storage using inbuilt feature- strange, since that is not a Marshmallow feature AFAIK except for adoptable-storage. Anyway, you can follow the steps in that answer or if your internal storage didn't have space, use Titanium Backup and restore data of those apps on external SD – beeshyams Jan 27 '17 at 13:31
  • I did. I have quite a few apps that have been moved off of "Internal Storage" and into "UsbStorage" using Application Manager > [app name] > Storage. I'm using Marshmallow 6.0.1. But my microUSB has definitely not been adopted as local storage. – fuzzybabybunny Jan 27 '17 at 13:35

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