[How to] Alternative solutions to swapping for GAMERS!!

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yewsiong

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Feb 22, 2012
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Johor
Hi all,

I found that some of the SGW users are wondering whether they should swap internal/external sd card as their internal sd card is full with awesome GAMES data.

Here i will provide three ways to give ur SGW more space for gaming. Strictly for root users only.

  1. Internal/External swapping
    This mod will swap ur internal sd with external sd. Before swapping, backup the data on both sd cards to ur pc and manually "swap" the data from each other.
    Then download and extract the vold.fstab from the attachment replace the one under /system/etc by using root explorer. Then reboot and enjoy.

  2. Mounting script
    If u want to store and run game data from external sd without swapping. Mounting script is a good solution to it.
    This script will mount the game data path to your external sd. In other word, it tricked ur device for redirecting the games to load data from external sd instead of internal sd.
    What u need are
    • Script Manager - download from market for free [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=os.tools.scriptmanager&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9zLnRvb2xzLnNjcmlwdG1hbmFnZXIiXQ..
    • mounting script

      Create a new script file in Script manager and type the following:
      (I used the Android folder as example)
      Code:
      mount -o bind sdcard/external_sd/Android sdcard/Android

      This is for gameloft
      Code:
      mount -o bind sdcard/external_sd/gameloft sdcard/gameloft

      After creating these, u need to cut the files in Android or gameloft from internal sdcard and paste them to the new location on external sd. Leave the original folders empty.
      Remember to set them "boot" and "su" and SAVE in script manager. Reboot.

      Alternatively, u can use the one I provided or create it by ur own. Extract the MOUNT external.zip and put it into ur sd card. Open it in script manager and select "boot" and "su" then save. Reboot.

      If ur ROM is init.d autorun supported, just simply put the mounting script into the /system/etc/init.d folder.
  3. Directory Bind tool
    This is an apk created by one of our forum members, slig. This is based on the the same mounting script method. U can use it for simplicity. All credits go to the creator.
    Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=20668905&postcount=1

  4. GL to SD
    This apps created by tnslf2k is similar to the script I made and it is user-friendly. U can download it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.slf.ListglApp&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zbGYuTGlzdGdsQXBwIl0.
    For more details, see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18949753&postcount=1

That's all. Choose a way and play ur games~~!!
 

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diederikmo

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i made an second partition on my sd card with easeus (ext2) primary.

Now i use link2sd and everything i download is automaticly linked to my sd card.
So my internal space never get's full.
 

vanir29

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Dec 14, 2011
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U can put in under ur internal sd card.

thanks :), i thought it should be placed in the folder where u cut the files :D, btw does this only work for files (saved files) what about apk? i mean in \data\app folder all the apk of the apps that i installed is there, can i use this script so that i can move my apk files? or this script only works with saved files? thanks again :)
 

yewsiong

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Feb 22, 2012
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thanks :), i thought it should be placed in the folder where u cut the files :D, btw does this only work for files (saved files) what about apk? i mean in \data\app folder all the apk of the apps that i installed is there, can i use this script so that i can move my apk files? or this script only works with saved files? thanks again :)

Theoretically, it should work but I have never tried before. If u don't mind doing this experiment, please tell me the result. I am not very free to play with SGW now. Dealing with galaxy ACE at this moment.
 

vanir29

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Dec 14, 2011
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Theoretically, it should work but I have never tried before. If u don't mind doing this experiment, please tell me the result. I am not very free to play with SGW now. Dealing with galaxy ACE at this moment.

ive tried it, but it didnt work, im using bionic2 so my internal/external is already swapped, but i want my system storage to have more free space that's why i want to move the apk's of my installed apps, here the script i made: "mount -o bind sdcard/data_app data/app" (without the quote), i moved all my apk files from data/app to sdcard/data_app after i moved it all, obviously my root explorer and script manager wont open :) that's why reinstalled them, ive set the script to root and boot, but before i reboot, ive ran the script and try to open some apps, it opened so i think it work, after i reboot all the apps that i moved are gone :eek: but when i go to data/app i can see all the apk files of my apps there (looks like the script works), but i dont know what the problem is, can u help me on this? or it isnt possible? and let me ask some question, in application menu, there is an option that says "move to sd card", after i press it, when i go to data/app folder, the apk of the app that i moved is not there (obviously) and it can be found in mnt/asec folder, but i cant find it in my sdcard (which is the 1.7gb because its swap), can u tell me where can i find it? many THANKS :)
 

yewsiong

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Feb 22, 2012
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ive tried it, but it didnt work, im using bionic2 so my internal/external is already swapped, but i want my system storage to have more free space that's why i want to move the apk's of my installed apps, here the script i made: "mount -o bind sdcard/data_app data/app" (without the quote), i moved all my apk files from data/app to sdcard/data_app after i moved it all, obviously my root explorer and script manager wont open :) that's why reinstalled them, ive set the script to root and boot, but before i reboot, ive ran the script and try to open some apps, it opened so i think it work, after i reboot all the apps that i moved are gone :eek: but when i go to data/app i can see all the apk files of my apps there (looks like the script works), but i dont know what the problem is, can u help me on this? or it isnt possible? and let me ask some question, in application menu, there is an option that says "move to sd card", after i press it, when i go to data/app folder, the apk of the app that i moved is not there (obviously) and it can be found in mnt/asec folder, but i cant find it in my sdcard (which is the 1.7gb because its swap), can u tell me where can i find it? many THANKS :)
Code:
"mount -o bind sdcard/data_app data/app"
May I know the location of data/app? if it is on ur external sd, it should be
Code:
"mount -o bind sdcard/data_app sdcard/external_sd/data/app"

If u got swapped ur internal/external sd, this script is not needed since all the apps+data u installed into "phone memory" will be in ur external sd. If u try to move the apps to sd card again, it should go back to ur 1.7gb internal sd card.

FYI, system storage is where ur ROM stored and it is fixed (~550Mb) as it can't be swapped. So all system apps will be kept there.

For normal non-swapped ROM, APP to SD can serve the purpose of moving apps from system storage to internal sd (1.7Gb)
 

vanir29

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Dec 14, 2011
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Code:
"mount -o bind sdcard/data_app data/app"
May I know the location of data/app? if it is on ur external sd, it should be
Code:
"mount -o bind sdcard/data_app sdcard/external_sd/data/app"

If u got swapped ur internal/external sd, this script is not needed since all the apps+data u installed into "phone memory" will be in ur external sd. If u try to move the apps to sd card again, it should go back to ur 1.7gb internal sd card.

FYI, system storage is where ur ROM stored and it is fixed (~550Mb) as it can't be swapped. So all system apps will be kept there.

For normal non-swapped ROM, APP to SD can serve the purpose of moving apps from system storage to internal sd (1.7Gb)

data/app folder is in the root of the phone, that's why i use this script "mount -o bind sdcard/data_app data/app" what im trying to do is to get more space for system storage, and i think it is 1.07GB, when u go to task manager under storage tab, thanks for ur patience :)
 
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yewsiong

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Feb 22, 2012
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data/app folder is in the root of the phone, that's why i use this script "mount -o bind sdcard/data_app data/app" what im trying to do is to get more space for system storage, and i think it is 1.07GB, when u go to task manager under storage tab, thanks for ur patience :)

Ok~ I got it. data/app is under system storage. Maybe u can try APP2SD to move them into ur external_sd (which is ur sdcard in this case)
 
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jomz878

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Hi Me can ask a newbie question > , < what if my galaxy W internal storage is full.? the apk or something will install direct to SD card ,? and also > . < why my galaxy W having only 350mb+ RAM ( i seen on my task manager ) it must be 512mb right.? > , < thanks and srry for newbie question. :D:D
 

pao9195

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Hi Me can ask a newbie question > , < what if my galaxy W internal storage is full.? the apk or something will install direct to SD card ,?
no, in option 2&3, the apk and sd files are automatically saved first to usb storage or internal sd. Option 2&3 is for moving the games only saved at usb storage.
 

yewsiong

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Feb 22, 2012
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Hi Me can ask a newbie question > , < what if my galaxy W internal storage is full.? the apk or something will install direct to SD card ,? and also > . < why my galaxy W having only 350mb+ RAM ( i seen on my task manager ) it must be 512mb right.? > , < thanks and srry for newbie question. :D:D

First thing, ur sgw must be rooted to use these. To move apps from internal storage to external sd, u can use app2sd.
Secondly, 512mb is the total ram for our device. but part of it will be reserved for running the android system. 350mb is the available ram for u to use.
 
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    Hi all,

    I found that some of the SGW users are wondering whether they should swap internal/external sd card as their internal sd card is full with awesome GAMES data.

    Here i will provide three ways to give ur SGW more space for gaming. Strictly for root users only.

    1. Internal/External swapping
      This mod will swap ur internal sd with external sd. Before swapping, backup the data on both sd cards to ur pc and manually "swap" the data from each other.
      Then download and extract the vold.fstab from the attachment replace the one under /system/etc by using root explorer. Then reboot and enjoy.

    2. Mounting script
      If u want to store and run game data from external sd without swapping. Mounting script is a good solution to it.
      This script will mount the game data path to your external sd. In other word, it tricked ur device for redirecting the games to load data from external sd instead of internal sd.
      What u need are
      • Script Manager - download from market for free [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=os.tools.scriptmanager&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsIm9zLnRvb2xzLnNjcmlwdG1hbmFnZXIiXQ..
      • mounting script

        Create a new script file in Script manager and type the following:
        (I used the Android folder as example)
        Code:
        mount -o bind sdcard/external_sd/Android sdcard/Android

        This is for gameloft
        Code:
        mount -o bind sdcard/external_sd/gameloft sdcard/gameloft

        After creating these, u need to cut the files in Android or gameloft from internal sdcard and paste them to the new location on external sd. Leave the original folders empty.
        Remember to set them "boot" and "su" and SAVE in script manager. Reboot.

        Alternatively, u can use the one I provided or create it by ur own. Extract the MOUNT external.zip and put it into ur sd card. Open it in script manager and select "boot" and "su" then save. Reboot.

        If ur ROM is init.d autorun supported, just simply put the mounting script into the /system/etc/init.d folder.
    3. Directory Bind tool
      This is an apk created by one of our forum members, slig. This is based on the the same mounting script method. U can use it for simplicity. All credits go to the creator.
      Link: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=20668905&postcount=1

    4. GL to SD
      This apps created by tnslf2k is similar to the script I made and it is user-friendly. U can download it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.slf.ListglApp&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zbGYuTGlzdGdsQXBwIl0.
      For more details, see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=18949753&postcount=1

    That's all. Choose a way and play ur games~~!!
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    IC sir > , < ahmm so if my internal storage is full.? I CANT install APK .? or play games anymore.? even i had external storage.?

    U can still use app2sd for moving the apps to sdcard, part of the file will be moved to external sd under .android_secure
    If ur phone storage is full, u won't be able to install apps anymore.
    However, for a rooted phone, u will be able to choose the location for installing apps by using RomToolbox.
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    regarding option 2, where should i place the script? thanks

    U can put in under ur internal sd card.
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    data/app folder is in the root of the phone, that's why i use this script "mount -o bind sdcard/data_app data/app" what im trying to do is to get more space for system storage, and i think it is 1.07GB, when u go to task manager under storage tab, thanks for ur patience :)

    Ok~ I got it. data/app is under system storage. Maybe u can try APP2SD to move them into ur external_sd (which is ur sdcard in this case)
    1
    Hi Me can ask a newbie question > , < what if my galaxy W internal storage is full.? the apk or something will install direct to SD card ,? and also > . < why my galaxy W having only 350mb+ RAM ( i seen on my task manager ) it must be 512mb right.? > , < thanks and srry for newbie question. :D:D

    First thing, ur sgw must be rooted to use these. To move apps from internal storage to external sd, u can use app2sd.
    Secondly, 512mb is the total ram for our device. but part of it will be reserved for running the android system. 350mb is the available ram for u to use.