[Q] A Few Questions about Internal Storage and minimizing its usage.
I have a Android Phone that has very low Internal Storage. (After STOCK mod restore, there is only 100 MB internal storage free
So, naturally I want to put all the apps that I install now to External SD Card.
I've tried App2SD and Link2SD already.
But, when i used App2SD, the internal storage was still dropping as I installed more and more apps. (App2SD was working, meaning app2sd did move the apps to SD, but still there was decrease in free Internal Memory).
Then, I tried Link2SD. This gave me the same result as App2SD. This was better than App2SD though, meaning the decrease in Internal Memory was slower compared to App2SD.
Now, here's my question : I want a proper technique to move EVERYTHING app related to SD card when i install an app.
Here is an Idea :
Can i create links to Directories in Internal Memory and move the Directories to external SD card ?
i know i can create links to files. but is it possible to link whole directories ? (If the app tries to create new files or directories, the link must work in such a way that new files and directories are created in External SD....... this must be invincible or transparent to the App..)
Some more of my Ideas :
Recently, I came across this : [TOOL] DirectoryBind - move data to external_sd (GameLoft, Shadowgun etc.) ROOT req. - xda-developers
Can I Bind the whole "/data/app" and "/data/data" and "/data/dalvik-cache" to External SD Card ?
Will it cause any OS instability ? or any other problems ?
And i have 1 more question :
When i install a new Application, I wanna know all the directories that it uses.
These i know : /data/app (for apk), /data/data (for data) and /data/dalvik-cache (for odex) ... Where else does the application use storage space ?
This i wanna know coz, im going to try to Bind the Directories using the tool i mentioned above. Or try to create Links...
Thanks a lot fellow XDA-Developers....
If its of any help, my android device is "Karbonn A5i" .