1. Check out our app, Forums for Android! Download and leave feedback here!

Root It Can't Be This Simple, Can It?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Azelis, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Azelis

    Azelis Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    36

    Apr 28, 2010
    102
    3
    36
    web developer
    Minnesota
    I'm just thinking about CM6 and standard Google apps. Is there any way to put a link on the SD card linking to the EMMC so that programs could access the internal memory but think they're accessing the SD card? I'd imagine if it was this simple someone would have thought of it already but figured it was worth asking.

    Another thought occurred. What about changing the directory the memories mount to, perhaps with a software switch so you could make emmc mount to /sdcard? Just a thought.
     

    Advertisement

  2. crazydog

    crazydog Well-Known Member
    43

    May 20, 2010
    240
    46
    43
    Student / Systems Analysis Assistant
    Flagstaff, AZ
    I tried making a symlink to the internal memory a little while back, but I got permission denied errors or something (yes I was in recovery). Haven't tried it since S-OFF..I'll give it a try right now.

    from the /mnt/sdcard directory:
    ln -s /mnt/emmc internal/
    link failed File exists

    Can't copy the emmc link from the root directory either
    cp -P /emmc /sdcard
    cp: can't create symlink '/sdcard/emmc': Operation not permitted.

    =/

    Seems that in clockworkmod, I can't even see the internal memory with everything mounted...
     
  3. lgldrgdlr

    lgldrgdlr Well-Known Member
    93

    Jan 28, 2010
    717
    192
    93
    Burbs of Chicago
  4. crazydog

    crazydog Well-Known Member
    43

    May 20, 2010
    240
    46
    43
    Student / Systems Analysis Assistant
    Flagstaff, AZ
    That just mounts the internal storage. I can see why that'd be necesscary in CM6, but in an HTC ROM it mounts the internal storage by itself already.
    We're trying to make a symlink or similar into the /mnt/sdcard directory so that other apps thing that the internal storage is part of the SD card.
     
  5. darkfire

    darkfire New Member
    5

    Dec 28, 2009
    4
    0
    5
    This was posted in Xda on june
     

Share This Page

Loading...