Originally Posted by mikael_schiffer
I dont know if queries have to be posted here, or a new thread has to be created, Anyways, please move this post if necessary.
I want to install huge games on my Xperia M C1904 on JB 4.1 Rooted
I purchased a Sandisk UHS 16 GB Class 10 card
So far, i was managing well with GL2SD as it is really hassle free. But i want to install some games which are nearly 2 GB and for this case GL2SD cant cut it cuz of the meager internal memory of Xperia M (the moving hassle). SO i have decided to another alternative=> Link2SD with a partitioned SD card
So can anyone give me a step by step guide on how to -----
1) Partition my SD card, and can i un-partition it later? Please recomend simple methods...
2) How to use the partitioned SD card for Link 2 SD? As in what to do after partitioning the SD card into two parts...
3) What are the risks involved?
4) I want to allocate 8/14.8 GB to Games and the remaining 6.2/14.8 GB for videos and songs. As in more preference for apps and games.
I am a noob, so kindly use simple terms and assume that i am like 10 year old or something
Hello there. This is the right place to post questions. At least, keeps the forum clean. :P
Xperia M sure is a disappointment with internal storage, but then, that's why it runs Android.
Well, to be quite frank, Link2SD is useless in your case. What happens in Jelly Bean is very different from what happened in Gingerbread. In Gingerbread, Google made it so that the apk file and the dex file remain on your internal storage, while you could move the data of the application to an external sdcard.
What Link2SD basically does is that it links the data of the app to an external partition. On Jelly Bean, there is no option at all to move app data to sdcard. So the best bet would be for you to try the trick I mention below.
With the advent of Jelly Bean, manufacturers were already making phones with huge internal storage, so Google felt it safe to remove the option to move apps to the sdcard.
What you can do though, is to switch your internal with your external memory. You don't have to partition it that way and can install as many games or music as you want.
Your sdcard is mounted as your internal storage while your internal is mounted as the external. So now, you will have an Xperia M with 16 GB internal storage.
I will put up a guide shortly on how to do that.
Be sure to use a class 10 micro sdcard though, as continuous read and write will degrade the sdcard.