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I'm on a htc evo lte and i cant seem to get this to work. In the root directory my sd cards are sdcard and sdcard2 but sdcard is mounted to /mnt/sdcard and sdcard2 is mounted to /mnt/sdcard/ext_sd how would the script look for me?
 
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I'm on a htc evo lte and i cant seem to get this to work. In the root directory my sd cards are sdcard and sdcard2 but sdcard is mounted to /mnt/sdcard and sdcard2 is mounted to /mnt/sdcard/ext_sd how would the script look for me?
Just use the following instead of what I have posted for step 5.

mount -o bind /mnt/sdcard/ext_sd/MusicCache/ /mnt/sdcard/Android/data/com.google.Android.music/

Let me know if works out for you.
 
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oh i forgot the ".google" my bad
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I have AOKP and no such swap storage location settings. I've looked for this before.
Its in there. has been for some time, hell if you've done any kind of research before you posted that, you'd see hundreds of posts about it.
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Its in there. has been for some time, hell if you've done any kind of research before you posted that, you'd see hundreds of posts about it.
ah, you mean, settings->storage->storage configuration->layout configuration. But that moves all of your apps/media to external storage. The method I posted just moves gmusic cache which the solution I've been looking for.
 
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From my understanding directory bind did not work for google music.
yes it does. I've been using it for months...
 
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Awesome, gonna try this today.

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It seems like everyone has gotten this working except me! I was able to create the symlink using your script, and I even see the cache directory on the external SD card. The odd issue is that the cache directory remains completely empty no matter how many songs I store offline. Even when I remove the symlinks, the files are not in /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music. I have gone so far as to factory reset my phone twice (in two different ways) and the issue still persists. After factory resetting, my main goal was to just find where the offline files are being stored so I didn't even create symlinks.

I am using a Verizon Samsung Galaxy S3 with the stock rom.

Can anyone help me with this? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Can you first confirm that files are available offline in music. Simply check On device only in the pop menu when you hit the menu button.

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yes it does. I've been using it for months...
Confirmed... I have also been using it since Google music came out. Directory bind is pretty awesome as it let's you redirect lots of data to wherever you want it. I use it for a few games also.
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