Here's my dilemma, the applications and even modifying the vold.slab, allow you to switch external for internal. External for the /most/ part some exceptions is suppose to be the External Memory of your device, the SDCard, however on the A3000-F the External is a symlink of the Internal. They're the /exact/ same.
I've checked it out with all kinds of programs, including Root Explorer, TWRP, Link2SD - they're all the same. When I check the stats of the two storage locations, they reflect the same contents.
All I want to do is somehow if it's magically possible. Point the damn External to the REAL SDCard, and not a emulated internal storage one. That's it - that's all I want, but Lenovo is hell bent on making this entire procedure near impossible.
I've factory reset, modified the symlinks inside Root Explorer. I did manage to get the external to show up in /some/ applications as a secondary storage, but the main base of the firmware still sees the external as the internal. Mirrored basically. I do hope you are following me when I say all this, and please don't just assume I want to swap internal for external - I KNOW how to do that. I want to POINT external to the SDCard (The real one) On my system that would be SDCard1, because SDCard0 is the symlink to /mnt/emulated/legacy
Okay that's it. I hope one of you gurus know how to make this work. I'm not afraid of ripping this thing open if I have to file architecture wise to make it work. I /really/ want this to work the way it should. I find it ludicrous that the external is just pointing to the internal and all the applications see secondary and primary storage as the /samething/.
Thanks again - I appreciate the help in advance!