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What's the internal memory good for ?

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  1. StDevious

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    What good is internal memory on Droid X ? How can you access it and what can you put on there ?
     

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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    it's essentially for apps, contacts, and text messages. you can't access it (unless you root) and you cant really store anything else on it like you can on the incredble (or other phones with accessible internal memory). it's nice having all that memory, though. you dont have to worry about having too many texts or apps.
     
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    So you don't have to use apps2sd. 8gb for apps is awesome. Especially for games that are huge
     
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    It seems somewhat pointless to have that much internal memory and then prevent the owner from accessing it.
     
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    I could not agree more.

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    Sad. It would be like having a car that could go 200 mph, but was restricted to 120 mph. Oh wait, they already do that.
     
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    I forget it's even there, and I'm rooted lol. I just like knowing I can download as many apps as I want an not have to worry about it. The 16GB card is enough for anything else.
     
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    The issue is that they need to secure off the app storage and system partitions. For phone security and for the protection of the app developers.

    That leaves a decision: do they section off all of the internal storage and let you have a ton of room for games/apps/etc.? Or do they go the route of the Incredible, where part of it is accessible - but that part can't be used for games/apps/etc.?

    I don't think it was that bad a decision. They overshot the mark a bit, but it's forward-thinking to a time when the Android market may be as competitive as the App Store for gaming and large apps.
     
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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    that's exactly right. if they partitioned part of it off for the user, that would mean there would be less storage for apps, contacts, and text messages. i think they did it right in leaving all that room, but providing a 16GB SD card for everything else, and making it expandable for 32GB.
     
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    Just got my DroidX a few days ago, love it, rooted and blazing fast. Not sure what to do with all this extra space on board though. I think it still uses the sdcard for appdata storage, it's weird, when linked via usb and select PC mode, the removable storage disk, under DroidX, seems to only show folders I add to it, can't see anything already present on the card. I put some stuff on there on a card reader, and it showed up on card reader, but not when I view through phone, only folders I copied directly to there.

    Anyway, so not sure if that app data, like maps for copilot maybe, is stored in there, but don't think so. So, can I put media files in there, just in root folder? It would prob be best not to put too much in there, but I would like a little extra room.

    Thanks for any help,
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    If you change from PC Mode to USB Mass Storage, you'll be able to view the entire SD card. I think PC Mode is set up like that to protect people from creating problems.
     
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    Try root explorer, its a paid app for root users. It makes it really easy to find, move, install, delete or whatever else you would want to do to the files on your phone. It allows you access to the phones internal storage as well as the SD card.
     
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    I use the onboard storage for male pr0n and the external for female.
     
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    Ya, I have root explorer, wondering though.... is it fine to add extra files to phone root, like media? There's no way i'm gonna use all that for apps! What if u weren't rooted, what then? How wild someone utilize that space?

    Rlr
     
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    I haven't tried putting any media in the internal storage yet but all my Nandroids are taking up a lot of space so I may have to find out soon.
     
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    It wont work. I have tried putting media on the internal storage and the device just won't see it. G.Armour tried as well. Unfortunately the internal storage on the DX is good for nothing but app storage for apps that will use it. Some of them like Gameloft games won't even use it and they are the biggest apps I have. My Gameloft storage is 1.2GB :(

    On the Incredible you could use the internal storage for Movies, Music, whatever you wanted. When I moved to the DX I was expecting the same thing. (GMB hangs head in sorrow)

    Since this is a general discussion about the device and not really troubleshooting I am going to move it to the main DX forum. Thank you guys for your participation.

    GMB
     

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