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Re: set SD card as default storage?
Ok ... soooo ... I tried something else and so far so good!
I decided to add the ANDROID folder from the SDCARD0 to the EXTSDCARD folder. Same as above ... copied and pasted all of its content into the other folder. But ... and I did the next step with sweat on my brow and a shaking hand ... I decided to delete one of my APPS data folders in the SDCARD0 ANDROID DATA folders ... the System folder. I know ... it was a bit risky! I first tried it with an obscure grocery store app i'd downloaded a while back. I'd already transfered all of the folders from the SDCARD0 ANDROID DATA folder to the EXTSDCARD ANDROID DATA folder, so it was basically backed up on the external drive. But I was still afraid I was going to skrew something up.
I removed the single WEGMANS DATA file. Then, I opened the app to see if it would still work and ... it worked fine! I checked the storage in the settings menu and my memory calculations showed a decrease in memory on my mounted SDCARD and an increase in memory in my internal/system memory in the AVAILABLE SPACE section and the APPLICATION section. So ... with more fear then a bomb squad agent difusing a bomb ... ok maybe not that much but if you live on your mobile device you may understand ... I decided to throw caution to the wind and delete the rest of the content in the SYSTEMs SDCARDS0 ANDROID folder. I immediately checked other apps like Facebook, Bejeweled, other games and my default browser and besides having to connect back to certain social media sites ... there were no problems ... that is so far!
I've checked my system storage again and ... I don't really know how to do a screen shot or if I can on the SG2 tab... but this is what I saw ...
TOT SPACE: 8GB
APPS: From @3.53GB To @2.75GB
AVAILABLE SPACE: From @473MB To @1.64GB
From: 14.44GB To: 13.70GB
SO... I guess it worked! I've seen marked differences including a faster browser and the apps are not experiencing some of the lag they were before. I'll wait until the next updates to see if I experience any problems and, as before, if I begin to see any problems i will update the thread.
I checked MyFiles again and it looks like DATA files are still being loaded into the SDCARD0 ANDROID DATA folder. Might be when i open up an App. Also, I don't know if it is important but I just experienced some freezing while typing this update.
Will keep you informed!
Must have been downloading an update because everything's running fine now! YAY!