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[MOD]Droid X2 SD Storage flip-flop - SD 2 Internal/Internal 2 SD (Updated 8/22/2011)

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navenedrob

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Droid X2 SD Storage Flip-Flop

So what is a SD storage flip-flop? Basically what this mod does is switch SD storage to internal storage, or internal storage to SD storage. Why is this beneficial? Well, on the Droid X2 in its stock form, your actual SD card (the one you put in the phone by hand) is not mounted in the "correct" file system space by default. This screws a lot of things up e.g. trying to install a Gameloft game which ends up installing on the internal MMC, or general system files getting stored on the internal MMC. This mod fixes that issue and puts everything on your actual SD card like usual. Technically, the internal MMC is faster to access than your SD card, so it makes sense why Motorola made it this way, but from a user standpoint it doesn't make much sense, at least, to me.

This can be flashed in BSR recovery. To check if it works, look at your SD storage menu in your Settings. If they flip after flashing the ZIP, it works.

WARNING: This will switch your SD card configuration. Your SD Storage will become your Internal Storage if you flash the zip. You can return to a "normal" configuration by flashing the second links. If you do a factory data reset, REMEMBER that your SD card configuration has been flipped, since there are check boxes allowing you to format your SD card / internal storage - Choose the right one! Also, there are general BLUR application settings that might need to be changed e.g. Blur Camera storage area. Just remember that the storage terminology will be flipped.

Apps2SD FIX Update 8/22/2011 - fixed bug with apps2sd feature

SD storage 2 internal storage
Install this to make your SD card mount in the "right" place


DOWNLOAD: http://www.multiupload.com/5NP2UML0QM
MIRROR: http://www.mediafire.com/?av1ihnag7yzcaim

Internal storage 2 SD storage
Install this to return to a "like stock" configuration.


DOWNLOAD: http://www.multiupload.com/ZQPIDP6GV0
MIRROR: http://www.mediafire.com/?tx0micqr4x54wbt
 
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mistawolfe

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I did this in june using some tweaks that were posted on here, and it made my phone reboot when connected to USB mass storage. Have you tested that by chance?

Btw, love all the tweaks you're giving us :)

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navenedrob

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This is something that has bothered me since day 1 of owning an X, thank you so much for this!

Yeah it really bothered me too. I was trying to install games to test out the Tegra chip (since it is so awesome), and it kept downloading everything to the phone. Kind of silly, there is only 4gb free there, and one game could be 1gb. That doesn't make much sense. So here we are :eek:
 
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navenedrob

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Updated SD 2 Internal download links. If you are using this mod then please re-download for the app2sd fix. There was a bug where if you moved an app to sd card it would break on reboot. Now apps move to internal MMC but data is read from the SD card. Best of both worlds :)
 
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mattchenzo

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When I did the pm setInstallLocation 3 command in terminal emulator, I got an error saying a screen full of possible commands, the most relevant looking part at the end said, basically:

Setinstalllocation:
0: let system decide
1: install to internal
2: install to external

Did I miss something somewhere? How do I make 3 a valid option??

Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk
 

1stx2

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What about when you backup apps using TiBu? Installed atrix port and i couldn't restore them. So i just downloaded "back to stock" flip-flop. Didn't want to clog up that thread with a stupid question, so i just asked here.
 

navenedrob

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When I did the pm setInstallLocation 3 command in terminal emulator, I got an error saying a screen full of possible commands, the most relevant looking part at the end said, basically:

Setinstalllocation:
0: let system decide
1: install to internal
2: install to external

Did I miss something somewhere? How do I make 3 a valid option??

Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk

Actually, it was a typo sorry about that guys! :rolleyes: I took those options off. The mod file is setup to only allow app installs to the 4gb internal emmc.
 
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Terri M

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Droid X2 SD Storage Flip-Flop

So what is a SD storage flip-flop? Basically what this mod does is switch SD storage to internal storage, or internal storage to SD storage. Why is this beneficial? Well, on the Droid X2 in its stock form, your actual SD card (the one you put in the phone by hand) is not mounted in the "correct" file system space by default. This screws a lot of things up e.g. trying to install a Gameloft game which ends up installing on the internal MMC, or general system files getting stored on the internal MMC. This mod fixes that issue and puts everything on your actual SD card like usual. Technically, the internal MMC is faster to access than your SD card, so it makes sense why Motorola made it this way, but from a user standpoint it doesn't make much sense, at least, to me.

This can be flashed in BSR recovery. To check if it works, look at your SD storage menu in your Settings. If they flip after flashing the ZIP, it works.



Apps2SD FIX Update 8/22/2011 - fixed bug with apps2sd feature

SD storage 2 internal storage
Install this to make your SD card mount in the "right" place


DOWNLOAD: http://www.multiupload.com/5NP2UML0QM
MIRROR: http://www.mediafire.com/?av1ihnag7yzcaim

Internal storage 2 SD storage
Install this to return to a "like stock" configuration.


DOWNLOAD: http://www.multiupload.com/ZQPIDP6GV0
MIRROR: http://www.mediafire.com/?tx0micqr4x54wbt

I used this mod when I had my Droid X2, and I was wondering if there is any way you could do this for the Droid Bionic? I could provide you with the vold.fstab from my Bionic.

Sent from my DROID BIONIC using XDA App
 

Epicardium

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So, if I don't have any ridiculously large games then this doesn't really do anything functional for me. I understand the outcome, but don't see the real utility. Please let me know if I'm missing something.
 

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    Droid X2 SD Storage Flip-Flop

    So what is a SD storage flip-flop? Basically what this mod does is switch SD storage to internal storage, or internal storage to SD storage. Why is this beneficial? Well, on the Droid X2 in its stock form, your actual SD card (the one you put in the phone by hand) is not mounted in the "correct" file system space by default. This screws a lot of things up e.g. trying to install a Gameloft game which ends up installing on the internal MMC, or general system files getting stored on the internal MMC. This mod fixes that issue and puts everything on your actual SD card like usual. Technically, the internal MMC is faster to access than your SD card, so it makes sense why Motorola made it this way, but from a user standpoint it doesn't make much sense, at least, to me.

    This can be flashed in BSR recovery. To check if it works, look at your SD storage menu in your Settings. If they flip after flashing the ZIP, it works.

    WARNING: This will switch your SD card configuration. Your SD Storage will become your Internal Storage if you flash the zip. You can return to a "normal" configuration by flashing the second links. If you do a factory data reset, REMEMBER that your SD card configuration has been flipped, since there are check boxes allowing you to format your SD card / internal storage - Choose the right one! Also, there are general BLUR application settings that might need to be changed e.g. Blur Camera storage area. Just remember that the storage terminology will be flipped.

    Apps2SD FIX Update 8/22/2011 - fixed bug with apps2sd feature

    SD storage 2 internal storage
    Install this to make your SD card mount in the "right" place


    DOWNLOAD: http://www.multiupload.com/5NP2UML0QM
    MIRROR: http://www.mediafire.com/?av1ihnag7yzcaim

    Internal storage 2 SD storage
    Install this to return to a "like stock" configuration.


    DOWNLOAD: http://www.multiupload.com/ZQPIDP6GV0
    MIRROR: http://www.mediafire.com/?tx0micqr4x54wbt
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    This is something that has bothered me since day 1 of owning an X, thank you so much for this!

    Yeah it really bothered me too. I was trying to install games to test out the Tegra chip (since it is so awesome), and it kept downloading everything to the phone. Kind of silly, there is only 4gb free there, and one game could be 1gb. That doesn't make much sense. So here we are :eek:
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    Updated SD 2 Internal download links. If you are using this mod then please re-download for the app2sd fix. There was a bug where if you moved an app to sd card it would break on reboot. Now apps move to internal MMC but data is read from the SD card. Best of both worlds :)
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    It does not with for the Bionic, I tried it.

    ---------- Post added at 04:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:45 AM ----------

    I used this mod when I had my Droid X2, and I was wondering if there is any way you could do this for the Droid Bionic? I could provide you with the vold.fstab from my Bionic.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using XDA App

    All you need to do it edit the Vold.fstab
    switch sdcard with sdcard-ext
    and sdcard-ext to sdcard
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    It does not with for the Bionic, I tried it.

    ---------- Post added at 04:49 AM ---------- Previous post was at 04:45 AM ----------



    All you need to do it edit the Vold.fstab
    switch sdcard with sdcard-ext
    and sdcard-ext to sdcard

    Just wanted to let you know that I did exactly what you said. I reversed the sdcard and sdcard-ext and now it views my removable sd card as internal,so again, thanks!!

    ~Terri

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk

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