December 14, 2013

How to Increase the Internal Memory of Android Devices

          Most of the low end android devices comes with a very low internal storage which after few     downloads of applications you start getting low memory notification. The good news is you can increase the internal memory.
First your android device has to be rooted,There is absolutely no way you can increase the size of your phone’s internal storage but you can allocate some part of your memory card for your phone to install applications to.

Cautionary Disclaimer: I am not Responsible if your brick you device or something happens to 
                                          your Device.

Guide to using Link2SD on your Android smartphone.

Preparation before starting the Procedure:
1) Rooted Android Phone (Rooting voids your warranty)
    visit xda-developers Website to know how to root your Android Device.
3) A Computer
4) Minitool Partition wizard Home Edition  Download and Install It
5) Micro SdCard  (2gb and above only)
7) USB Card Reader  (don't use a phone!)
8) Backup your Memory card (your data in memory card may be erased in the Procedure)
9) Little Brain to follow Steps (very Important)

Follow the Procedure below:
Backup your Memory Card Before proceeding to next step
1) Root you Android Device

You now need to create a secondary partition on your microSD memory card that will enable you to use Link2SD.
Note: We will use MiniTool Partition Wizard to create a secondary partition on your microSD card. This partition can be ext2, ext3, ext4 or FAT32. We will use FAT32 as it is supported on all phones and should lead to less troubleshooting later. You can use any partition manager of your choosing, but the steps below guide you through MiniTool Partition Wizard.
There is no need to wipe your memory card when going through this process, just ensure you have at least 0.5GB to 1.0GB of free space to make it worthwhile. You also do not need to use a microSD card adaptor as the process below creates the partition whilst the phone is connected to your PC.

a) Connect your Memory card to the PC via USB Card reader and then launch MiniTool. You should see the details pop up under ‘Disk 2′. In your case it may show as Removable Disk.

b) Click on the memory card under Disk 2 in MiniTool and then in the left pane, press ‘Move/Resize Partition’. On the blue bar under ‘Size and Location’, move the right arrow towards the left to create the size of the secondary partition desired. In the example below we created a secondary partition with 1018.63MB of space. This value can also be typed in manually in ‘Unallocate Space After’. 

 c) Once this is done you should see that your memory card is now split into two partitions under Disk 2 of MiniTool. Right click this new partition and then press ‘Create’

 If you see this pop-up below, just press ‘Yes’ to continue.

 d) You should then see this ‘Create New Partition’ window. Under ‘Create As’ click Primary and then under ‘File System’ click FAT32. Leave the cluster size as default and you can assign whichever drive letter you want. Once finished press OK.

 e) This should bring you back to the main MiniTool screen. Now hit the ‘Apply’ button on the top-left of the screen, denoted by a tick symbol. 

This will bring up another pop-up window and will take several minutes to both resize and create the secondary partition.

If successful, you should see message below. Congratulations your card is ready to use in conjunction with Link2SD. 

 Step 3) Download Link2SD and Install it in you device.
This application makes it easy for users with root privileges on their phone to move applications to the SD card.

a) Open the Link2SD app on your phone. You should be greeted with the following menu, check the FAT32 option and click OK.

You will then see the Superuser Request, Select ‘Allow’. 

Once you see the following message, restart your phone. The app should now be ready to use.

b) To make sure everything is installed correctly. Click the Menu button and go to ‘Storage Info’. This will show you the internal memory and your two partitions on the memory card. In our case, you can see that the second partition has 1GB free.

c) Now you need to move the apps of your choice to the memory card. Click the Menu button and press ‘Multi-select’.

 Choose which apps you want to move by clicking the tick box next to the app. System apps are greyed out and cannot be selected. Link2SD can only move apps that are already on the internal memory. If you have apps already on your SD card, you will need to move them back to the internal memory before you can link them with Link2SD.

If you want to move all of your apps, pressing the menu button will bring up another menu allowing you to do this.

d) Once you have chosen which apps you want to move, you then need to hit the menu button and press ‘Actions’, which will bring up the following menu. Press ‘Create Link’.

Leave all three check boxes ticked and press OK. Link2SD will now do its work and move/link the selected apps to your memory card.

Once finished, you should see that the apps you have moved have ‘Linked -> SD Card’ in red font in the Link2SD app list. Reboot your phone.

e) Congratulations your phone is now using Link2SD! You should now go to Settings by pressing the menu button and configure how you would like Link2SD to work. The main decision here is whether you want to Auto Link newly installed apps to the memory card. Given that you’ve gone through the hassle of installing Link2SD we suggest you enable Auto Link and make worrying about your internal memory a thing of the past.

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