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  1. wadja1

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    YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DEVICE ME NOR THE LISTED PPL BELOW TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PHONE

    All credit goes to Jvene and WarrantyVoider and any other DEVS I left out your work is appreciated.
    IF INSTALLING FRESH ROM BOOT INTO ROM BEFORE DOING THIS HACK SO THAT DATA CAN SETUP ON YOUR INTERNAL MEMORY. THIS HAS TO BE DONE. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITHOUT BOOTING INTO ROM FIRST.
    For the best results this should be done with a class 10 SD Card.


    1. Partition your sd using TWRP (http://androidforums.com/threads/twrp-2-8-0-l-d320n.882472/ ). Your first partition should be FAT 32 Primary which would be used as your " SD Card" , Your second partition will be your EXT 4 primary partition which will become your new " Internal memory ".

    In TWRP this is done by entering Advanced >partition SD . The size you choose is the new internal so make sure its what you want and make it EXT 4. The Remainder will be your SD Card.

    2. Back to the main menu and mount your sd ext partition.

    3.Back to main menu go into settings and check the option that says format using rf/rm ( something along those lines...lol )

    4. Back to main then Wipe> Advanced> Wipe SD Ext

    5. Back to main go back into Settings and uncheck the format using rf/rm .

    6. Now flash the datacopy.zip attached to this post

    7. Now flash the datainstall.zip

    8. REBOOT TO SYSTEM. GIVE IT TIME TO BOOT AND YOU SHOULD BE SET CHECK YOUR NEW STORAGE SIZE IN SETTINGS !!!

    !!UPDATE!! The small size files are newer. Speed and stability improvement. If sensors don't work flash DataOnSD-sensor-kksdfix.zip

    If you want to UNINSTALL flash DataOnSD-uninstall.zip.

    In the next photos you will see my storage memory and proof that Asphalt 8 runs on LG L70.

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    twrp cant mount/find sdext..
     
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    after sd partition you can reboot into recovery. As an advice put the zip files into /emmc (internal memory) and flash them from there because your SD card is not available.
     
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    It's working on carbon (d320n). thx :D
    after reboot it went back to 1,5 gb :rolleyes:
     
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    You can install and uninstall the memory as many times you wish from recovery and the files remain untouched. It's like you have two phones in one and you just swap them from fast but low internal to slow but big external.
     
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    Hello,
    could you please give details about your comment about : IF INSTALLING FRESH ROM BOOT INTO ROM BEFORE DOING THIS HACK SO THAT DATA CAN SETUP ON YOUR INTERNAL MEMORY. THIS HAS TO BE DONE. DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS WITHOUT BOOTING INTO ROM FIRST.
    I did not get how to do that.

    Besides, how is the procedure to : flash the datacopy.zip and datainstall.zip

    many thanks
     
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    You need to boot into android just IF you have a fresh rom to let the operating sistem make the data otherwise you don't need to do this. If you have followed every step is self explanatory how to flash a zip. Did you install the TWRP recovery as is says in description (link provided)?
     
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    Okay, I've been attempting something like this for the past couple hours and then i find this thread and yet I'm still having the same problem that I was with my own methods. How is it that you're able to mount the ext partition in TWRP? I've tried 3 different custom recoveries with no luck. They only see the fat32 partition. If you could shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated.

    -EDIT- Okay I got it your way and I see what you mean by slow lol. I didn't expect it to be that slow i mean i understand why its slower but not why it crawls at times. Do you think if i also partitioned a portion of the sdcard for ram and ran it in ART runtime it would run faster?
     
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    I was able to increase my phones internal storage with this tutorial thanks. In case people are wondering my phone is MS323 so I can confirm that this is working on the lg optimus l70 from metro pcs a.k.a MS323

    P.S: For the partitioning part, I used mini partition tool wizard instead of TWRP (the partitioning part was not working for me with TWRP).
     
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    To make it faster needs i/o kernel optimisation. I don't know if we can modify the read ahead size, and maybe I will try and edit the post to make it faster. For a quick fix you can buy a microSD class 10 UHS-1 around 80/s write speed and it will be faster. I don't know how faster it will be, maybe you can post here how it is if you have one.
     
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    I do not have one and am in the middle of a move, but i will get one in the coming week and let you know.my phone actually crashed when kept this way for any amount of time i tried everything.
     
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    Try SDCard Booster and give a run to Ancleaner.
     
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    works on lg l70 d325 ?
     
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    yeah man my phone crashed twice already, I am trying sd card booster and ancleaner, ill see if that stops my phone from crashing.
     
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    Im not sure how to do this.. i downloaded the the twrp manager but from there no idea what to do. And not sure i even downloaded right thing
     
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    I need a unlocked boot loader? Befor i can do this?
     
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    i use Xposed, XInternalSD and playing asphalt 8 ;)
     
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    how did you make those itens below using mini partition tool wizard?
    3.Back to main menu go into settings and check the option that says format using rf/rm ( something along those lines...lol )

    4. Back to main then Wipe> Advanced> Wipe SD Ext

    5. Back to main go back into Settings and uncheck the format using rf/rm .
     
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    How do you install larger apps than 1.5 Gb directly from playstore? ;)
     
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    Yes it works. Maybe on many more LG phone models.
     
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    apps are installed directly on the SD
    use XInternalSD ver. 2.1
     
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    Every apk uses an amount of internal memory. This is very good for users that don't use many apps.
     
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    These applications take 15-30mb memory. / data / app
    with 1,5gb can install a lot of applications , the main weight of the application / internal path / data / / obb ,
    social networking, music cache
     
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    Sadly Android doesn't work that way, an usual app (e.g Facebook) uses an APK (15-30 MB or more) the data of the app (facebook uses more than 100MB of data) and other things, the updates of the app (facebook, google play store, google play services, ETC, are usually installed in the system partition, but the update doesn't so the update is using some of your "user" space) and of this way your 1.5 GB can be easily shrunk to 100MB or less resulting in the annoying message of "low Storage Space".

    this is can be fixed whit mods like this or Rooting your phone and using link2SD for move the updates of the app to the system partition and moving the apps to a external SD partition (is better if you use a 10 class of higher SD card).
     
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    Sadly Android doesn't work that way, an usual app (e.g Facebook) uses an APK (15-30 MB or more) the data of the app (facebook uses more than 100MB of data) and other things, the updates of the app (facebook, google play store, google play services, ETC, are usually installed in the system partition, but the update doesn't so the update is using some of your "user" space) and of this way your 1.5 GB can be easily shrunk to 100MB or less resulting in the annoying message of "low Storage Space".

    this is can be fixed whit mods like this or Rooting your phone and using link2SD for move the updates of the app to the system partition and moving the apps to a external SD partition (is better if you use a 10 class of higher SD card).
     
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