Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE > (Virgin Mobile) Victory 4G LTE - All Things Root

Like Tree4Likes
  • 1 Post By JacobK254
  • 1 Post By Tejer
  • 1 Post By Tejer
  • 1 Post By Franzferdinan

test: Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old April 23rd, 2013, 02:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 29
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4lte, Asus transformer pad TF700
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Samsung Galaxy Victory ROM files, app2sd

Hey there I heard something about how I might need a new ROM for my Galaxy. It is a rooted device. On my HTC One V had the ability to move apps to my external sd card. I would go through app info and move to sd.
So is the a ROM like the htc one that will allow me to transfer apps to the external sd card????

Advertisements
connorb89 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old April 23rd, 2013, 02:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
Member
 
Tejer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 15
Thanked 44 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by connorb89 View Post
Hey there I heard something about how I might need a new ROM for my Galaxy. It is a rooted device. On my HTC One V had the ability to move apps to my external sd card. I would go through app info and move to sd.
So is the a ROM like the htc one that will allow me to transfer apps to the external sd card????
So far I believe there are no additional roms for this device. But, g60madman is currently in the process of developing CM10.1 for this device! I am not sure if that will be a feature or not...

I am pretty certain there are other ways to achieve this, but nobody has gotten back with me yet on how to do it.
Tejer is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Tejer For This Useful Post:
connorb89 (April 24th, 2013)
Old April 24th, 2013, 10:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 29
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4lte, Asus transformer pad TF700
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hey thankyou.
Ill look to see when he has finished thr ROM!
I downloaded a random rom for a samsung galaxy s3 through rom manager. the app with the top hat.
It had me reboot my system and whole deal but it looks exactly the same, the rom i downloaded is called clockworkmod 2.x.x.x
connorb89 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2013, 11:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
Member
 
Tejer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 15
Thanked 44 Times in 32 Posts
Default

That rom you are referring to is actually a recovery, not a rom. So it didn't change anything on your phone :-)
Tejer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 29
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4lte, Asus transformer pad TF700
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Damn well I'm still pretty new to this whole deal and am still struggling with well what tto do on my rooted device. besides tethering, which is awesome with a virgin mobile plan.
But how does Rom manager work, and when do you think I'll be able to move apps.
Also have you head of Directory Bind?
connorb89 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2013, 09:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Posts: 55
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, Galaxy Nexus, HTC EVO V, Kindle Fire
Carrier: Virgin Mobile USA

Thanks: 41
Thanked 32 Times in 19 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by connorb89 View Post
Damn well I'm still pretty new to this whole deal and am still struggling with well what tto do on my rooted device. besides tethering, which is awesome with a virgin mobile plan.
But how does Rom manager work, and when do you think I'll be able to move apps.
Also have you head of Directory Bind?
Rom manager is used to install recoveries and to download and install roms. I'd be careful using it though, it has a history of breaking Virgin phones.
TheBritton likes this.
JacobK254 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 24th, 2013, 11:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Tejer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 15
Thanked 44 Times in 32 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JacobK254 View Post
Rom manager is used to install recoveries and to download and install roms. I'd be careful using it though, it has a history of breaking Virgin phones.
True, and there are no roms for our phone so anything you'd download would be a different phone or the Sprint version which would break MMS and maybe more.

To break down using Rom Manager, here is a fortune cookie quote:

"Use Rom Manager for your rooted phone!" ~Said no dev ever.
JacobK254 likes this.
Tejer is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 27th, 2013, 01:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 29
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4lte, Asus transformer pad TF700
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tejer View Post
True, and there are no roms for our phone so anything you'd download would be a different phone or the Sprint version which would break MMS and maybe more.

To break down using Rom Manager, here is a fortune cookie quote:

"Use Rom Manager for your rooted phone!" ~Said no dev ever.
So would S3 roms work on the galaxy victory?
And do you know of any roms that would work on transfering app2sd?
connorb89 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old April 27th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
Tejer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 15
Thanked 44 Times in 32 Posts
Default

No, the s3 roms will not work. Even if they do boot, you can bet everything will be broken. Just hang tight until g60madman or another dev releases something, that's really your only option. I haven't gotten any app to SD to work. I'm waiting for a guide to be posted.
TheBritton likes this.
Tejer is offline  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Tejer For This Useful Post:
connorb89 (April 27th, 2013), TheBritton (May 15th, 2013)
Old May 13th, 2013, 05:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
Thread Author (OP)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 29
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4lte, Asus transformer pad TF700
Carrier: Virgin Mobile

Thanks: 7
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

so did anyone come up with the ROM that can get app2SD to work?
connorb89 is offline  
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old May 15th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
Resident Galaxy Cat
 
TheBritton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Amarillo, TX
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,253
 
Device(s): Galaxy S3 (Retired: Galaxy Victory, Galaxy S2, Optimus V, Motorola Triumph)
Carrier: Virgin Mobile USA

Thanks: 1,354
Thanked 1,214 Times in 616 Posts
Default

Since this thread seems to be focused on the Virgin Mobile Victory, I'm gonna move this over to the Virgin Mobile All Things Root Section. I seemed to have overlooked this when moving things over when the All Things Root section was split between Virgin Mobile and Sprint. I apologize.

Anyway, Tejer is absolutely right. Please do not try to install roms for the S3 onto your Victory. That will be a big mess! To answer connor's question, right now there are no roms that allow moving apps to sd. You can follow all of the action for Virgin Mobile at (Virgin Mobile) Victory 4G LTE - All Things Root - Android Forums which will include any new roms for the phone
__________________
Someone helped you? Click Thanks!




Report anything offensive/abusive

Site Rules & Guidelines & Android FAQ's
TheBritton is offline  
Last edited by TheBritton; May 15th, 2013 at 01:58 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old May 29th, 2013, 11:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
insanelycool's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 219
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, Previous: Motorola Droid 2
Carrier: Virgin Mobile USA

Thanks: 56
Thanked 88 Times in 57 Posts
Default How to put apps on SD

I have gotten an app2sd type solution to work for this phone so here I am registering on the forum to share. I also want to thank you guys for the info about ROM development as that was how I found this thread to begin with.

Starting with the obvious the storage space on this phone is lacking, but with my solution here I have managed to install everything I want onto the phone and still have about 500MB of space left... I should probably clear some cache or factory reset and start from scratch but haven't had time.. anyways, onto the solution!

YOU NEED ROOT TO DO THIS!
The program you will want is Link2SD (directorybind didnt work for me and caused more trouble than it was worth). Here are my tips on Link2SD.

First of all you will probably need an adapter for your micro SD so that you can put it into your computer (not while its in the phone, but directly).
You will need to format and make a second partition (don't worry you can backup for files drom the SD and move them back when you are done).

Full instructions here (How to install and USE Link2SD / Read below for my tips for the galaxy victory 4g LTE).
TIPS:
First of all I used the ext4 file system and it works great.
Secondly, you don't need to go crazy on the size of the 2nd partition like I did. I'm only using 1.1GB of 10GB on my 2nd partition right now... I would say 2GB would be more than enough, but if you have the space you could go with more... 3GB seems like overkill though as it links files, so some data goes on internal (thus I have 500MB of free space. If I were to fill up the internal memory with linked apps I'm pretty sure I wouldn't break 2GB... but maybe go with 2.5GB to be safe. or 3.. your choice... just don't do 10GB like I did, its a waste!
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A FAST CARD! I have a class 10 32GB SD card and it works great.
Other than being able to use ext4 about 2-3GB in size, follow the directions to the T and it will work!

A few more tips... use Either titanium backup or use ROM Toolbox (like I do; I have pro version and not sure if you need it to back up app settings) to backup the data from TouchWiz home (in case the homescreen loads faster than the partition and you lose your homescreen layout)... its annoying but it has happened on rare occasions like if I pull the battery. It doesn't always reset the homescreen but it has happened. It just makes the icons on homescreen get reset because the partition loaded after it, the apps are still there. Read on for my tips that have prevented this from happening to me again (knock on wood).
MAking Boot faster:
First of all you can use ROM Toolbox or Autostarts (i like this app and bought it years back; so this is the one I used) to ween down on the apps at startup, this will help boot times go faster so that the mount happens quickly). The other KEY APP to use is free called Rescan media ROOT (this will stop media files from being scanned at startup and they will only scan as needed / usb debugging needs to be on when you first run the app to disable media scanning). Rescan media root helps a lot with startup speed.

Thats it! enjoy having space on this phone! it's great once you can stop worrying so much about running out of space!

Can't wait to try out the rom when it's finished too! Although I really am enjoying the touchwiz interface on stock. way better than my old phone. Almost dont need a custom rom, but I know the phone would be faster with a good custom!
insanelycool is offline  
Last edited by insanelycool; June 5th, 2013 at 11:26 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to insanelycool For This Useful Post:
dibblebill (May 30th, 2013), JacobK254 (June 5th, 2013)
Old June 1st, 2013, 04:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
AF Contributor
 
insanelycool's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 219
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE, Previous: Motorola Droid 2
Carrier: Virgin Mobile USA

Thanks: 56
Thanked 88 Times in 57 Posts
Default

Just a quick update... I now have 1.2GB of free internal space... have actually installed more apps since my 500MB number in the above post. All I did was moved the google play music folder (where it saves and caches music) to the extsdcard, and created a symbolic link from the original internal space in the data/data/com.google.andriod.music/files/music to the original folder which I moved to the extsdcard. Different partition types and all, but it's working flawlessly. In fact these symbolic links should work for other folders that are bloating up, like game data files that you can't otherwise move.
I'm using the root browser of "ROM Toolbox Pro", just to clarify... in case this isnt working with other root browsers. I know for a fact that "ES File Explorer" wouldn't even let me past the first data folder because it showed as empty even though there are plenty of other folders there.

I'm going to consolidate all this space saving goodness (with full instructions) into a thread of my own later on, but have some entertaining to do shortly... I will be posting it soon (best laid plans...lol).
insanelycool is offline  
Last edited by insanelycool; June 5th, 2013 at 12:56 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old June 21st, 2013, 10:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by connorb89 View Post
Hey there I heard something about how I might need a new ROM for my Galaxy. It is a rooted device. On my HTC One V had the ability to move apps to my external sd card. I would go through app info and move to sd.
So is the a ROM like the htc one that will allow me to transfer apps to the external sd card????
I used External 2 Internal. With this you can switch the two storage locations, so everything installs to your physical SDCard by default and you have the internal storage under the "extSdCard" spot.

With root, I simply went to settings (it prompts you to when it first opens) and clicked the green download arrow in the top right corner. It populates more options under the "Choose the configuration" section, and I chose "Asus Transformer" from there. Under "Set Custom Infos" I checked the "Use per default", set "The original internal mounting point" to "/mnt/sdcard", set "The original external mounting point" to "/mnt/extSdCard", and set "The ext. sdcard device access" to "/dev/block/vold/179:33". Then just hit back, and I just clicked on the "External > Internal*" button, checked "At boot **" and clicked "At boot if init.d enable!". I'm not sure if you have to click the last one... And then I rebooted to confirm everything worked.

If anyone needs pictures or better instructions, feel free to ask.
Darfman is offline  
Last edited by Darfman; June 21st, 2013 at 10:04 PM. Reason: Added quote so I actually looked like I was addressing someone.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Darfman For This Useful Post:
elisa9047 (June 22nd, 2013), Franzferdinan (June 22nd, 2013), Koobs (June 25th, 2013), Tejer (June 21st, 2013)
Old June 22nd, 2013, 05:22 AM   #15 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 13
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

The above is confirmed working for me
Darfman likes this.
Franzferdinan is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 25th, 2013, 10:36 AM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 44
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darfman View Post
I used External 2 Internal. With this you can switch the two storage locations, so everything installs to your physical SDCard by default and you have the internal storage under the "extSdCard" spot.

With root, I simply went to settings (it prompts you to when it first opens) and clicked the green download arrow in the top right corner. It populates more options under the "Choose the configuration" section, and I chose "Asus Transformer" from there. Under "Set Custom Infos" I checked the "Use per default", set "The original internal mounting point" to "/mnt/sdcard", set "The original external mounting point" to "/mnt/extSdCard", and set "The ext. sdcard device access" to "/dev/block/vold/179:33". Then just hit back, and I just clicked on the "External > Internal*" button, checked "At boot **" and clicked "At boot if init.d enable!". I'm not sure if you have to click the last one... And then I rebooted to confirm everything worked.

If anyone needs pictures or better instructions, feel free to ask.
I tried this it says "/dev/block/vold/179:33" is not a valid device block?
samusishere is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 25th, 2013, 11:05 AM   #17 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samusishere View Post
I tried this it says "/dev/block/vold/179:33" is not a valid device block?
Dang...Maybe try the following. When in the External 2 Internal setting menu, scroll all the way down to "View the different devices" and click that to load a list of mounts on the device. There is a "bold" text in each entry that is the mount, and then a smaller text below each that is the type. Look for all the ones with the type "fs : vfat". Of those, there should be at least one that is "/dev/block/vold/[sum number]:[another number]". If there is just one formatted like that, use that one, if there are multiple, just try each one until it works.

Also, you might just be getting that message when you select your default configuration (of the three options at the top of the settings) which I found don't seem to effect how it functions. Or at least, I don't know why it is flashing the message.

Let me know! Thanks.
Darfman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 25th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 8
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (Virgin Mobile)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darfman View Post
I used External 2 Internal. With this you can switch the two storage locations, so everything installs to your physical SDCard by default and you have the internal storage under the "extSdCard" spot.
...

If anyone needs pictures or better instructions, feel free to ask.
When downloading the app from google play on the device, it almost immediately claims there is insufficient storage, yet larger apps install just fine, any idea as to why this is?
EDIT: Directory Bind does the same thing when trying to install.
Krazy Kirby is offline  
Last edited by Krazy Kirby; June 25th, 2013 at 04:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old June 25th, 2013, 05:10 PM   #19 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazy Kirby View Post
When downloading the app from google play on the device, it almost immediately claims there is insufficient storage, yet larger apps install just fine, any idea as to why this is?
EDIT: Directory Bind does the same thing when trying to install.
I do not have this issue, so our setups must be different in some way. I know these questions will make it look like I'm looking down on you or something, but I promise I am not, just data collecting. Did you set up External 2 Internal the same way I did? Is it set for each boot? Are you running any other filesystem manipulation apps or scripts?

I have not use Directory Bind, and I'm probably not going to since I got my phone all up and running how I want, so I can't help on that end.
Darfman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 25th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 8
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (Virgin Mobile)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Darfman View Post
I do not have this issue, so our setups must be different in some way. I know these questions will make it look like I'm looking down on you or something, but I promise I am not, just data collecting. Did you set up External 2 Internal the same way I did? Is it set for each boot? Are you running any other filesystem manipulation apps or scripts?

I have not use Directory Bind, and I'm probably not going to since I got my phone all up and running how I want, so I can't help on that end.
Can't even install External 2 Internal, keep gettin' the insufficient storage message on every attempt to install either app. SD card has two FAT32 partitions, and I'm not aware of any other filesystem manipulation apps on the device.

EDIT: seems alotta other apps that require root in with KB filesizes get the same issue
Krazy Kirby is offline  
Last edited by Krazy Kirby; June 25th, 2013 at 06:08 PM.
Reply With Quote
sponsored links
Old June 25th, 2013, 06:30 PM   #21 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 14
 
Device(s):
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Krazy Kirby View Post
Can't even install External 2 Internal, keep gettin' the insufficient storage message on every attempt to install either app. SD card has two FAT32 partitions, and I'm not aware of any other filesystem manipulation apps on the device.

EDIT: seems alotta other apps that require root in with KB filesizes get the same issue
o.O!? I have no clue, if you have tried uninstalling other apps for room and other apps work just fine, I have no idea what could be the problem here.
Darfman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old June 26th, 2013, 12:25 PM   #22 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 8
 
Device(s): Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (Virgin Mobile)
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Okay, after several hours of messing with settings I got it installed and mostly working, but it wont auto start on boot, have to go into the app each time and press External > internal.
Krazy Kirby is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply
Tags
app2sd, rom, root, samsung galaxy victory


Go Back   Android Forums > Android Phones > Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE > (Virgin Mobile) Victory 4G LTE - All Things Root
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:47 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.