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Old May 26th, 2011, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default huh?? SG2 SD card and internal storage got me confused

hey peeps.... im baffled. the SD card n internal storage seem... well the same... i dunno how to explain it. its a lil tricky to access ur memory card. got there thanks to astro file manager. it was under external. is it me or does the memory situation seem confusing..??

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Old May 26th, 2011, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The 16GB of the phone memory is split, some of the 16GB is not there for the same reason you only get 14GB on a blank 16GB microSD, the some is taken for the Operating system, then the rest is split in to two pieces, I think 1.8 or 2GB is in one place and reserved for applications, and the leftovers are for storing pictures/music/video.

I'm just glad that for the external microSD card folder they stuck a small card icon on the folder, the phones music/video data storage area is called sdcard lol and it is indeed strange.
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The way in which it's named is very confusing.

I tried to explain this in another post so if you look there, I hope that will make it a little clearer. Have a look at http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2/340373-memory-sd-card-phone.html#post2737590.
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But still there is another problem that I have already posted on. Many apps store their data in /sdcard. Fine for other devices where that folder is the external SD card, but with the SGS2 this is the name of the internal memory. This meand that all big Gameloft games, plus GPS apps like CoPilot and Sygic, need to use the phones' internal memory, or they don't work!
I see no way to get either GPS apps or Gameloft games to store theor huge amounts of data on the 'REAL' SGS2 external memory, which is called sdcard_external.
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oops - Sorry, but the external SD card is actually called exterrnal_sd and can be found as a sub-folder of sdcard. So much for relying on MY memory :-)
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I have a new SGS2. This has had me confused all afternoon. Being normal I would like to save all my large files - Music, Pictures, Videos, Maps for GPS (Sygic) etc. to my EXTERNAL SDCARD as a default.

Any chance we can rename the User Internal Storage from SDCARD to something else, maybe renaming mount points or something? (Not Rooted)
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The solution lies with pressuring developers to allow user selection of the data location. As the post linked to by Lotus49 explains, the internal memory partition has to be named /sdcard to maintain compatibility with apps.

Tbh I'm surprised that more didn't see this coming when Google speced the Nexus S with no external memory card provision.
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You can select default install location internal SD or external SD on some custom ROMs, so if this is a major for some people thats worth looking into.
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Arrow how can i move

as 2gb space for sum apps or other is about to fil up my phone suggests 2 move them on sd card and when i try 2 move it says not enough memory and wen i c the free space it shows 11gb free.
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The 16GB of the phone memory is split, some of the 16GB is not there for the same reason you only get 14GB on a blank 16GB microSD, the some is taken for the Operating system, then the rest is split in to two pieces, I think 1.8 or 2GB is in one place and reserved for applications, and the leftovers are for storing pictures/music/video.

I'm just glad that for the external microSD card folder they stuck a small card icon on the folder, the phones music/video data storage area is called sdcard lol and it is indeed strange.
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Old November 8th, 2011, 07:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
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as 2gb space for sum apps or other is about to fil up my phone suggests 2 move them on sd card and when i try 2 move it says not enough memory and wen i c the free space it shows 11gb free.
Same here. Help?
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Apparently a common problem. Move to SD works when you have an external microsd card in the phone and it will move it there placed in a hidden folder called Android_secure

Have a look at this thread;
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Can't designate as "default" on Galaxy SII phone...wish you could...at least, I can't figure out how and all of the threads I have read confirm the same.
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