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Adoptable Storage For Huawei p8 lite GR3 and Nougat devices

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By 4ld0u5, Junior Member on 16th October 2017, 03:32 PM
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Hi xda

I am from Philippines and trying to find out a way to enable adoptable storage on Huawei Gr3 a.k.a P8 Lite and read about adoptable storage feat not working or taken out from Android N. I was trying to adopt my sdcard Gr3 and my previous phone Samsung J2 prime suffers the same internal storage issue Nougat firmware seems to take a large partition on usable storage so the only way without rooting is to adopt a sdcard, i had no problems with adopted SD on my samsung J2 prime. so here's how i did it

Disclaimer:
I will not be responsible to whatever happens to your phone
Formating SD will erase all data so backup first

What you need

ADB, your p8 lite, data cable and phone drivers (which will automatically install when you plug in your phone in your PC)
ADB is available here in xda,i recommend using Minimal ADB

1. Go to your phone settings and enable developer options by going to settings>about phone > tap build number several times untill you get a 'you are now a developer' promt
2. navigate to usb debugging and toggle it (enable it)
3. Connect your phone to pc wait for drivers to be installed
4. keep an eye on your phone a prompt will appear RSA key authorization prompt, check always trust and tap ok/accept
5. find your minimal adb download extract folder to desktop or find where your adb directory is
6. if the folder is in desktop click on it and press shift then click open new proccess here.
7. Windows CMD will appear
8. type adb devices
9. you will know if your phone is connected if you get a 'device xxxxxxxxxxx' (x are numbers and letters)
10. type adb shell
11. type sm list-disks then hit enter you will get your sd card id which looks like this disk:179,192 (this is my sd id yours may be different)
11. This is important you need to unmount first your sd card so we need to type in the unmount command sm unmount disk:xxx:xxx (xxx:xxx is your sd id it should look like this sm unmount disk:179,192 check your storage your sd should be ejected
now you need to mount it again just type sm mount disk:xxx:xxx
12. now check back storage and look if sd is mounted. if it is mounted lets proceed to adopting it
13 type sm set-force-adoptable true then hit enter
14. type now sm partition disk:xxx:xxx mixed 50 or private (mixed 50 is 50% internal 50% adoptable while private is full adoptable)

Finally check on your storage you will now see total volume is 32gb (i have 16gb sdcard+16gb internal)
on storage you will see a new sd under internal storage click on it and tap below the 3 dot menu and tap migrate data

Congratulations your sd is now adopted and part (or whole, depending on your choice) is now formated as internal storage

Notes:
1, you need to use fast sd cards.
2. installations will automatically go to your adopted space
3. sd cannot be used on other devices
4. only the public part of sd will be displayable on PCs

thank you
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4th April 2018, 03:19 AM |#2  
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Thanks brotha
Thanks it worked for my Huawei GR3 2017
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Recently Huawei released a patch (i think it's the google security updates for nougat) for our device, i wonder if it affect the adoptable storage?
28th April 2018, 12:36 PM |#3  
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Thanks for the clear and comprehensive instructions - easy to follow and seems to have sorted the lack of storage on my P8 lite.
27th May 2018, 03:24 PM |#4  
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how i can do it on p8 lite(pra-lx1) Andorid 8.0 ? İts not working?
25th June 2018, 09:38 PM |#5  
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how i can do it on p8 lite(pra-lx1) Andorid 8.0 ? İts not working?

any updates?
26th June 2018, 07:01 PM |#6  
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Quote:
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any updates?

No.
26th June 2018, 08:20 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by mustafademiral

No.

ok anyway bro can u check morfuz thread i have a question there. need it asap
6th October 2018, 08:24 PM |#8  
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Hi, I am quite noob working with adb and I am confused about the private part that says that is not recognised in pc. It means that if I use the 100% of the SD it would be impossible to transfer photos and videos to the pc?

Thanks in advance!
13th January 2019, 03:47 AM |#9  
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I have done it with j2 and p8 lite. Would it work with other nougat phones also? TIA kabayan.
8th October 2019, 10:36 PM |#10  
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Hello, I could use your help.
I got to the part where I found my disk ID. But when I use the command "sm unmount disk:179:192" it doesn't seem to do anything. CMD gives me "usage: [all commands of the adb shell). It actually doesn't give the option "sm unmount DISK:" which seems weird. Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong?

I have a Huawei p8 Lite 2017 PRA-LX1 with a Samsung Evo Plus MicroSDXC 128GB.
19th May 2020, 09:21 AM |#11  
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Didn't work for me on my huawei GR3 2017....
Can anyone please help me asap ??
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