Need help with internal phone storage(memory) and sd card storageGeneral


Last Updated: 2012-05-11 19:58:46
  1. Droid7

    Droid7 Member

    I have a Samsung prevail ...as most of u know it comes with a 2gb SD card. Now it recently has been telling me that phone storage is low. I have about 400 pictures and a handful of background downloaded (8 in total). Only about 12 Alps downloaded, not including the ones that came with phone. I figured I'd delete some Alps and upgrade my SD card to an 8gb. Did that and still am having issues with phone memory. Need HELP ASAP. Any suggestions on what to do? The apps I've downloaded I do utilize and would love to be able to get back..any suggestions or advice I would greatly appreciate :confused:

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  2. Rally 517

    Rally 517 Well-Known Member

    Use root explorer some apps can be transfered there or titanium pro you can move apps to sd that normally can't be moved. Gonna cost a few bucks tho
  3. inigomontoyasr

    inigomontoyasr Well-Known Member

    without any modifications or rooting your phone you can go to
    settings>applications>manage applications
    there you can choose from your list of installed apps and select 'move to sd card' for some. not all apps can be moved by this method.
    a portion of your app will then be moved to a folder on your sd card and that will give you some more space
    this is the safest, easiest way and it keeps your warranty intact


    rooted phones have more options like link2sd or a2sd
    if you decide you need more room than the standard method gives you, i suggest you read up on these two and decide if one of them is for you.

    unless you're using one of these three methods, your sd card has nothing to do with internal phone storage
  4. Droid7

    Droid7 Member

    Thank you both....this is to the first reply: other than the root explorer could I use any of the other file manager that are free? Will they work as good or no? To the second reply and to the first would rooting my phone be the best option for my inconvenience?
  5. inigomontoyasr

    inigomontoyasr Well-Known Member

    if you can get enough free space with the built in method, you don't need root


    if you want to use linking methods like link2sd or a2sd you need root
    if you need more internal storage but don't want to uninstall any apps, you need root
    if you want to move apps to system with root explorer or any other app you need root
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  6. Droid7

    Droid7 Member

    Cool thanks...ima just deal with the phone until the weekend and root this weekend ..thanks again
  7. 76ford90lx

    76ford90lx Guest

    I'm not rooted yet. Today I downloaded the App2SD and moved some stuff to the SD card. Pretty cool!! Thanks for the Thread guys :)
  8. inigomontoyasr

    inigomontoyasr Well-Known Member

    that's an indicator for the settings>applications>manage section. just gives the heads up on froyo-movable apps.
  9. Droid7

    Droid7 Member

    Any of the app2sd apps or a certain one?
  10. inigomontoyasr

    inigomontoyasr Well-Known Member

    someone correct me if i'm wrong but i think any that don't require root are just indicators for froyo way.
    i've been rooted from day one so i never used it. put mine in system to begin, then started using link2sd and when i fixed darktremor went right to that.
  11. 76ford90lx

    76ford90lx Guest

    Uhhh? yep your right. I never noticed that section. So this thing just lets you know when a downloaded app is able to be put on your SD. I'm winging this thing as I recently got it and to be perfectly honest I'm always so busy I never even opened the instruction book for it, the book is still brand new in the sealed package. I just explore when I have time and log on the web and search for info and learn this phone as I go.
  12. inigomontoyasr

    inigomontoyasr Well-Known Member

    it came with a book?? :eek:
  13. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    No kidding, thats cool wonder where mine was. Hope I didnt throw it out with the packaging;):D
  14. janathan

    janathan Well-Known Member

    after root, link2sd works great. now it can even move devik-cache to sd :)
  15. RipsawFF

    RipsawFF New Member

    ...the Samsung Prevail?
    My issue is I have an 8 GB microsd card, but hardly any apps can be saved to it. My internal memory is all but gone. I deleted programs so I could run updates on my favorite apps, but I keep getting the message that there is insufficient internal memory. Now, i have programs that can't be used.

    What are my options? Root the phone? I've never done that before. :afraid:
    Other options?
    Thanks for any help with this.
  16. Caeadas

    Caeadas Well-Known Member

    Search button strikes again! This thread was from september 2011, everything here is old. Rooting isn't that hard, check my sig or go look around:
    Galaxy Prevail - All Things Root - Android Forums

    Also check the stickies at the top of this forum and the stickies at the top of all things root
  17. 76ford90lx

    76ford90lx Guest

    Wow! I've come along way since Sept. Lol!!!!

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