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[MOD]App2ExtSD2 [Works for all U.S. Galaxy S3!]

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23rd August 2012, 09:37 PM   |  #1  
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This is a hack that that allows you to swap internal storage with your external SD card so you can increase your app data storage.

All credits go to original i9300 App2ExtSD Hack by mattiadj. I simply hacked it to work with U.S. versions and also I've added code so it will disable this feature when you don't have a microSD card inserted (app storage will default to internal when no microSD card is inserted).

E.g. If you have 16GB internal storage on Galaxy S3, you can install this witih a 64GB microSD card and swap the storage and get 64GB on your app storage instead of 16GB.


Before you can use this, you will need:
1) Rooted Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535/SPH-L710/SGH-T999/SCH-I747) or also Canadian versions too (i747m, etc...etc...)
2) A ROM/kernel with init.d support!
3) I've only tested this with TouchWiz-based ROMs, so it should work on stock ROMs and any TouchWiz-based ROMs, not sure on CM9 or CM10.
4) You must use the FAT32 or EXTFAT zip file below, depending on what format your microSD Card is in! (e.g. if you have a FAT32 microSD card, use FAT32)

To get this working, simply flash the zip files in your CWM Recovery:

Download and Details:
http://galaxys3root.com/galaxy-s3-tu...ian-galaxy-s3/

If you do not have init.d support, you can also enable on any rooted phone by using Script Manager, here's a quick tutorial:


I recommend you to FORMAT your microSD card once to get camera working flawless before using this hack!

How to disable this:
If for some reason you are having trouble, simply delete /system/etc/init.d/11extsd2internalsd.
OR
if you leave your microSD card out during boot (then re-insert it after), your phone will work as normal (internal storage used for app data).
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23rd August 2012, 10:39 PM   |  #2  
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Has anyone tested this yet or am I the first? I installed this twice on a stock rooted rom and wiped my cache and davik but on each reboot, I had noticed it completly wipes my phone clean. Is it suppose to wipe your phone?
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Has anyone tested this yet or am I the first? I installed this twice on a stock rooted rom and wiped my cache and davik but on each reboot, I had noticed it completly wipes my phone clean. Is it suppose to wipe your phone?

^^ This lol.



And what's the advantage to this besides more space if you have a bigger card? Are SD cards any faster than the memory Samsung put in?
23rd August 2012, 10:49 PM   |  #4  
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LOL Good Thing I have my Backups lol
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LOL Good Thing I have my Backups lol

No kidding. Did it work though?
23rd August 2012, 10:57 PM   |  #6  
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Lol didnt work for me
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Lol didnt work for me

You on TW or AOSP?

I don't have a good enough SD card to really warrant using this, but if it works it may influence my decision in investing the money on a new one.

EDIT: I'm going to try it out anyway. Give me 2 minutes to back up my files.
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Worked like a charm for me. Even switched the apps I had installed to the SD Card (now device memory) which I wasn't expecting.

I'm on Blazer rom. All I did was install the zip and wipe dalvik cache (I'm not sure why I did that, only because mvaughn mentioned it and I know it won't wipe anything/was prepared for a wipe).

mvaughn, are you running a rooted tw rom with init.d support? And did you possibly wipe your data by accident?



Anyway, time to buy a 64gb card lol.

EDIT: Can also confirm deleting the file as stated and restarting your phone will switch the two back as well as move your apps back to the right spot. This is very neat.
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