I have samsung galaxy ace GT-S5830, it has very low internal memory (181 MB). I have an external micro SD card of 16 GB, but still couldn't install many apps due to insufficient internal memory. I read in internet that if i modify vold.fstab and replace the word sdcard with sdcard2 in it, then my external sd card will act as internal memory.
So I rooted my phone and got superuser app (which can allow root access to various user apps) But I haven't installed clockworkmod recovery or any other custom ROM yet.
I installed ES File explorer on SD card and allowed root access to it via superuser app.
I then went to
/system/etc/ from ES file explorer , edited vold.fstab and replaced the word sdcard with sdcard2
Now i restarted my phone and the external SD is no more accessible. My "ES File Explorer" is also no more there for me to able
to undo the change that i did.
I tried intalling ES file explorer again from my data connection, but the installation fails (and phone reboots immediately).
I am not able to install any new apps.
I am unable to access my external SD card, so I can't put anything there via PC or via recovery.
I tried pressing the power button + home button to go into system recovery mode. I see only these options
Androd system recovery <3e>
- reboot system now
- apply sdcard:update.zip
- wipe data/factory reset
- wipe cache partition
When i try to select the second option, it says installation aborted as the SD card is no more accessible
I tried to select 3rd and 4th options, but that didn't help either - I think factory reset will not reset vold.fstab :-(
I only have the default apps + superuser app now
I somehow need to find a way to get write permission to /system/etc or to
Luckily I found "Android Commander". Installing it on my windows PC and I am able to connect my android phone
and I am able to access root folder. But I am not able to push a modified vold.fstab to
Android Commander says "no Root Access" - It is seeing it as read only :-(
can someone let me know how i can edit this file again ? I have a original
vold.fstab in my PC, but I am not able to push
it to my phone via Android Commander as Android Commander is seeing it as Read Only.
Is there a way to give root access (aka read-write access) to Android Commander via superuser app on my android ?
Is there any other way to get write permission to
/system/etc/vold.fstab so that i can modify it or replace it ?