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Tested by me on the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit only. (I'm told it works on the Galaxy W). If your device's /system/etc/vold.fstab file matches the attached original Galaxy Exhibit fstab file, it may work for you as well. Note: This app is not compatible with CyanogenMod. Root is required.

A common complaint about some Samsung Gingerbread phones is the fact that they mount the relatively small internal sd memory as /mnt/sdcard and this memory is treated as the phone's primary removable storage by some apps, ignoring the "real" removable sd card that Samsung refers to as "/mnt/sdcard/external_sd".

This simple gui allows you to swap the two so your larger "external sd" is mounted as "/mnt/sdcard/" and the smaller sd internal memory is mounted as "/mnt/sdcard/external_sd".

This is done by changing a file called vold.fstab in your phone's /etc folder. The original device vold.fstab file is backed up to /etc/vold.fstab.backup when this app first runs. Your data on /mnt/sdcard and /mnt/sdcard/external_sd is not touched in any way whatsoever. Root is required. Easy install: copy the apk file to your SD card and open with a file manager.

Please nandroid backup before testing!

If you get "Unknown Error, Contact Developer" you are more than likely not properly rooted! This app requires Superuser and Busybox to properly function!

Please note that if you've already moved existing apps to SD or existing apps have placed support files on SD, swapping mount points is not a good idea. Uninstall these apps, then reinstall after swapping.
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8th July 2012, 06:46 AM |#2  
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Tested on the Samsung Galaxy Exhibit only. If your device's /system/etc/vold.fstab file matches the attached fstab file, it may work for you as well.

Please nandroid backup before testing!

So has anyone had success using this on the Exhibit II/4G or is it really just for the older Exhibit or am I just mis-reading the title?

I'd like to make the switch since the "internal" sd situation is rather silly and I just picked up a new SDHC card for my phone.
8th July 2012, 04:40 PM |#3  
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So has anyone had success using this on the Exhibit II/4G or is it really just for the older Exhibit or am I just mis-reading the title?

I'd like to make the switch since the "internal" sd situation is rather silly and I just picked up a new SDHC card for my phone.

The Galaxy Exhibit 4G was formerly known as the Exhibit II 4G
8th July 2012, 12:30 PM |#4  
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so the app is for swapping
and wt abt the txt ??? is it the original or the custom for swapping ??????
8th July 2012, 04:43 PM |#5  
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so the app is for swapping
and wt abt the txt ??? is it the original or the custom for swapping ??????

The fstab.txt is the original from the Galaxy Exhibit. It's attached so you can compare it to the /system/etc/vold.fstab on your phone. If the two match, this app may work for you.
4th November 2014, 06:45 PM |#6  
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SWAP APP works on mimi n900 note 3 clone
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The fstab.txt is the original from the Galaxy Exhibit. It's attached so you can compare it to the /system/etc/vold.fstab on your phone. If the two match, this app may work for you.

..just wanted to let people know the swap2sd app worked on this mini N900 cloned note 3 ..it woukdnt evem download 2 apps before this now with this 16 gig ex sd card mounted as internal storage ..can download anything i wish...for some reason titanium backup wont work now though..but with this phone not sure if i care..just for a friend...says cant find path..or dont exsist..sure its from swapping ..anyways THANKS XDA
8th July 2012, 02:55 PM |#7  
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Works on any rom?

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Works on any rom?

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So far.
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Not working on CyanogenMod 9
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So far.

Just installed CyanogenMod 9 ROM and tied to swap, one rebooted just CM9 boot icon only processing.
Any solution for this.

Thanks in advance.

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Just installed CyanogenMod 9 ROM and tied to swap, one rebooted just CM9 boot icon only processing.
Any solution for this.

Thanks in advance.

Goutham

From the OP: Note: This app is not compatible with CyanogenMod.

cm9 has its own swapping solution. Go to Settings/Storage/Settings. As far as your problem goes, you need to reflash cm9 unless you're comfortable with adb shell. If you are, copy the /etc/vold.fstab.backup to /etc/vold.fstab and reboot.
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