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Making the switch from F7 to Volt

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DravenXcore, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. DravenXcore

    DravenXcore Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys, I'm thinking of making the switch from the LG Optimus F7 to the LG Volt tomorrow.

    Can anyone give me any heads up on a few things, as you all have the Volt?

    Non-root:
    Besides the 4.4 OS, and the quad core processor, but are some Cons to making this switch?

    Root:
    It looks as though there is a working root out, but is there any ROM or kernels out as of yet, or any planned for the future?

    Overall, unbiasly as possible, what's the outlook on this switch?
     



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  2. mrsmumbles

    mrsmumbles Android Enthusiast

    Well, you know KitKat changes how you can use the micro SD, right? You won't be able to copy and paste files to the card anymore using a file manager, without a workaround with root.
     
  3. DravenXcore

    DravenXcore Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    But it's possible with root, though? How is it done via the workaround?

    Edit: are you able to save apps to SD card now? The F7 you weren't able to without link or foldermount workarounds.
     
  4. mrsmumbles

    mrsmumbles Android Enthusiast

    You can't really save much app data to SD card with KitKat but if you can root the device I guess that may maximize whatever you can do. I'd think you can do less with kitkat than jellybean and earlier. If you stay stock but rooted there's an app called sdfix which will let you write and copy files to the micro SD.
     
  5. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    Link2sd works for moving apps to the SD card
     
  6. DravenXcore

    DravenXcore Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Does the SD have to be in any sort of Ext in order to work with Link?

    Edit: and sdfix will allow you to copy data and such, but what about apps?
     
  7. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    Sdfix only removes the read write permission restrictions. You still need another app to move apps to the sd card.

    I don't know anything about using link2sd I've just seen that others are using it on here.
     
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  8. donjuro

    donjuro Android Expert

    I can move apps to my sd card perfectly fine without another app. With the sdfix of course.
     
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  9. DravenXcore

    DravenXcore Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Im now the owner of the Volt. Time to root and have a blast. Lol
     
  10. halrulez

    halrulez Well-Known Member

    You will have fun with it. Just don't over do it and it runs fine
     
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  11. Complainter

    Complainter Newbie

    How? After numerous attempts and trying every sdfix, I still get this!
    [​IMG]
    It's like I cannot even install nothing but 2 apps on this junk phone. Never had this problem with ANY of my ICS, Jellybean phones! If I can't move apps to the SD I want to throw the phone away because this it becomes useless!!
     
  12. bg4m3r

    bg4m3r Android Expert

    Wow, settle dude. First, I mentioned Link2SD, not Apps2SD. Second, I also said I have not used it, I only saw other people mentioning it. Third, KitKat is completely different than ICS or Jellybean in terms of security.

    Regardless, the phone is hardly junk because you can't move some apps to the SD card. It has just under 4GB of free space, plenty of room for more than 2 apps. If apps space was such a big concern, maybe you should've gotten something with more internal storage.

    To look into your problem, I downloaded Link2SD, Apps 2 SD, and AppManager III. None of them said the phone was incompatible...are you possibly using an old version?
     
  13. Gendo420

    Gendo420 Android Enthusiast

    I would suggest you do a factory reset and start over. I had a similar problem with the phone telling me I was out of space when I really wasn't. When I did a factory reset it cleared up my issues
     
  14. Complainter

    Complainter Newbie

    The above images are error messages from a current version of link2sd. Sorry for the madness, ive been working on this phone for several hours for the last two days. I have performed a hard reset/wipe in stock recovery, starting over again but I still get the same problem. Worse, I can't even install apps from the play store or from anywhere without the 'insufficient storage space' error. I have uninstalled almost all bloatware , even from the list within the forum. The only 3rd party apps I have installed without being able to install anymore is es file explorer and few others. I need to figure this out.
     
  15. Complainter

    Complainter Newbie

    I did this. Actually I was forced to data wipe after debloating and for some way out reason I started bootlooping after debloating and rebooting.
     

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