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[Duos] Extend the 170 MB system storage?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Biffos, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Biffos

    Biffos Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I have 170 MB system storage (or how do you call it, according to RAM on a Notebook). It is not possible to install that many apps. Obviously only some apps can be installed on the micro card (4 GB) or is it possible to install all apps on this card? Or how could I get more storage to install more apps?

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  2. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Best solution is a better phone.
  3. Biffos

    Biffos Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanky you Crashdamage,

    Yes, indeed, or not to install apps, thanks for that idea.
  4. boyo1991

    boyo1991 Android Enthusiast

    You can install to the sd card. Just go to settings, applications, on sd card. These are the apps that are able to go on the sd card (just about all of them) now tap one and tap "move to sd card" this should help free some space for more apps.
  5. Biffos

    Biffos Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you boyo1991,

    Yes, I had tried that, if I understand it right. Do you mean go to "on sd card" or to "Installed"? I assume, at "on sd card" the apps are already running on SD-Card (completely or partly), there is the option "Move to phone" or "Change to phone", but deactivated. When I go to "Installed" for some apps I find the option "Move to phone" (strange, they already seem to be on the phone, why is there this option?) and for some apps "Move to SD-Card", but this option is deactivated. E.g. Adobe Reader is shown twice on "On SD-Card" and on "Installed", why is that?

    So, I cannot find a way to move apps from the phone to the SD-Card.
  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I tend to agree. It sounds very much like a cheapo Chinese device that doesn't have much internal storage. Many of them are like that.
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Some apps can be installed and/or moved to the SD card, while there's quite a few that wont. And there's many that insist on using internal memory only for data storage. And if you've only got 170MB internal useable, it can be a problem. Not a lot you can do about it with that device I'm afraid.
  8. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Well-Known Member

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  9. Biffos

    Biffos Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yes, that is right, it is a Samsung Galaxy S6102 Duos.

    And there obviously are a few ones that are shown to be stored / installed on card but they seeem to be installed internal. And there is no app installed on card, which can be moved to the internal storage, the buttons are greyed out.

    The apps have been installed automatically to card or internal storage, is there a way to affect it?

    How much internal storage you should have?

    At the moment I do not understand what that means, how to root the phone, but the explanation at the end of the link seems to clarify, MiniToolPartion I already use, I will try it, thanks for the link.
  10. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Well-Known Member

    Rooting your device means gaining administrator control. By default, the Android OS limits what you can do on your phone as a security measure, so you don't do anything that could damage your phone. It also gives you a lot of control over what you can do on your phone.

    Many of the better system utilities require root access in order to function. Link2SD won't work without it.

    I'm on my phone right now, but I can see if there are any working root methods when I get home.
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  11. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    This is where you will find out how to root the device, thread moved for that purpose.:D
  12. Biffos

    Biffos Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    OK, many thanks for explaining, I understand.

    I suppose, running apps on the card slows down the phone, such a card will be slower as the internal storage (the same like using portable programs on an external USB 2.0 hard disk on Windows), I guess.

    Hmmm, well, thanks for that.
  13. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Well-Known Member

  14. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood

    There can be huge differences in speed depending on the class of the SD card. They aren't all created equal
  15. bubkusjones

    bubkusjones Well-Known Member

    True, but assuming you use a quality SD Card, I would be correct in assuming little-to-no noticable performance differences, right?
  16. Biffos

    Biffos Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Thank you very much for the links, bubkusjones, sounds very easy to root my phone there, I will try it.

    Well, I guess, I have one of the cheapest cards bought some years ago, about 3, I assume, "HC CLASS", 4 GB, is written on it.

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