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[TUTORIAL][SCRIPT] Swap internal SD Card / External SD Card for Xperia SP (C530X)

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By dssmex, Senior Member on 27th December 2013, 08:07 PM
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Hi every one!

This tutorial is for all xperia SP (C530X) with FW 12.0.A.1.254 Locked or unlocked bootloader ( ROOT Needed)


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First you need this app Root External 2 Internal SD <- click for install from play store (it's free)

next yo need open the app.



once open, you need change some configuration, click go to open settings.
click in the Original internal mounting point and change for /storage/sdcard0




click in the Original external mounting point and change for /storage/sdcard1



click in the ext sdcard device access and change for /dev/block/vold/179:33



click in Mount Options and change for fmask=0702,dmask=0702




and finaly check the option "use per default"



reboot and enjoy, i have an 32GB micro SD card class 10





remember mark "At boot" for swap on every reboot

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For all who use init.d leave this script, just uncompress and placed in /system/etc/init.d directory, correct permissions and restart.

Note: If use the script, not use the program or vice versa.


Int2Ext.sh (see attachments)

Enjoy
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27th December 2013, 09:42 PM |#2  
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Yeah! works perfect! I use 16GB class 10 SD
29th December 2013, 12:33 AM |#3  
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I have an question when the new update 4.3 comes out for our device can we use this method to swap internal and external storage ?
29th December 2013, 01:35 AM |#4  
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reboot not working just goes back to normal internal and external any ideas ?
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is this trick working in other phones with REALLY LOW internal memory ?
30th December 2013, 04:30 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by DjTony90

is this trick working in other phones with REALLY LOW internal memory ?

You need know the mount points and folder names for work, in theory... maybe

Open the /proc/mounts file and check the folders and mountpoints, configure and test.
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30th December 2013, 04:33 PM |#7  
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check configurations
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reboot not working just goes back to normal internal and external any ideas ?

check all configurations in OP, the option "at boot" must be checked and you need be root and assign permissions at app.
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I have an question when the new update 4.3 comes out for our device can we use this method to swap internal and external storage ?

maybe yes, need wait for release. if the mounting points change i will post new mounting points at release.
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Hi,

I have tried this and it indeed works. However, the swap is reset upon reboot and I would have to manually open the app and press the "External > Internal" button.

This is not a major problem, but I find that my sdcard1 has files copied from sdcard0. Using ES File Explorer, I have found that the swap copies folders such as Android, data, Download and WhatsApp etc from sdcard0 to sdcard1.

Interestingly, all these folders are empty, which is great, otherwise this trick would be rendered as redundant.

Just wondering if this phenomenon is normal?
3rd January 2014, 05:16 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by kandywrks

Hi,

I have tried this and it indeed works. However, the swap is reset upon reboot and I would have to manually open the app and press the "External > Internal" button.

This is not a major problem, but I find that my sdcard1 has files copied from sdcard0. Using ES File Explorer, I have found that the swap copies folders such as Android, data, Download and WhatsApp etc from sdcard0 to sdcard1.

Interestingly, all these folders are empty, which is great, otherwise this trick would be rendered as redundant.

Just wondering if this phenomenon is normal?

is normal, when you start the phone charges the internal memory as you normally would and seconds after making the change automatically, this creates the folders but once done change all data is stored in the folders that are in the external microsd memory
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I am a bit lost....

1) Am I correct that those in the internal card (sdcard0) will be automatically move to the removable external card (sdcard1)

2) and all the file writing will be performed on sdcard1 instead of sdcard0?

3) do the files stay in sdcard1 when the phone is off or they will be moved back to sdcard0 when the phone is turned off?

4) Any problem when the external card is removed when boot up?

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