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    Default Moto E: How to change default storage to external SD?

    Hi! I'm new here
    I got a Moto E recently. I realized that when I shift my apps to "SD card" (as it says) it actually moves to sdcard0 or internal memory and the APK size actually increases but internal memory actually decreases. I've added pictures to improve your understanding

    **before moving it to "SD card"
    Moto E: How to change default storage to external SD?-screenshot_2014-05-26-11-27-43.png

    Moto E: How to change default storage to external SD?-screenshot_2014-05-26-11-27-48.png
    **apk size increases
    Moto E: How to change default storage to external SD?-screenshot_2014-05-26-11-28-02.png
    **internal memory decreases
    Moto E: How to change default storage to external SD?-screenshot_2014-05-26-11-28-06.png

    This could be because probably Motorola's architecture for Moto E might be the same as X and G, as they do not support an external SD port and stores everything in it's internal memory. But Hey! I'm not the expert


    So ... I want to change my default path to External SD card like I used to before, I'd cancel out rooting for now, as it's brand new. And I used this 'Adb driver method' I not completely sure on what that's called but it uses the adb drivers to change the default directory to the external memory card. My question is that whether doing that wouldn't affect my applications; as I use ART runtime Would that conk off my device? or it would remain unaffected.

    Thanks your help and assistance, eagerly looking forward to some
    again, THANKS A TONNE
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    Default Re: Moto E: How to change default storage to external SD?

    Its KitKat dude.

    Just forget the SD Card because all its good for is for storing music and videos.

    You cant move apps to extSD, you cant Install them there and its been that way forever in AOSP.

    I think you had a Samsung device before thats why you are confused. Moto's skin does'nt allow that as this is stock android.

    Remove some of the lesser used apps and free some memory. Or best of all Root it and be happy.
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    Default Re: Moto E: How to change default storage to external SD?

    Dude u should have installed gl2sd app or foldermount pro amd transferapp data to external
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    Default Re: Moto E: How to change default storage to external SD?

    Hi,

    As defined in Android Kitkat Framework, App Data can't be moved to External SD Card. You have option to root your device and use any of Folder Mount software available in Play Store. But rooting voids your warranty and also may stop Future Updates available through FOTA.

    If you want to play bigger games, purchase any good phone with ICS (Andriod 4.0.x) which has support to install app data to SD card.

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