Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy S3 with large HD display and phenomenal rear camera are awesome devices for watching videos, reading, surfing the web,, taking pictures, but one draw back that they have are their internal memory storage capacity and they certainly could use some help or improvement in this field. That’s why on this tutorial I will show you how to switch internal and external memory on your Samsung Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2 and increase your storage space.
Depending on which model of Samsung Galaxy S3 or Galaxy Note 2 you have, you internal storage can be from 16 to 64GB with option to add a microSD card to increase the space. The only problem is that once you add additional microSD card, everything you download on your device will automatically be added into internal storage. If you are downloading or watching a lot of movies, and playing video games, you can have a huge problem.
If we take an example, games like Modern Warfare 3 occupy around 2 GB of space alone and if we add pictures or movies, you 16GB internal storage will be full in no time. But thanks to XDA Developer nicknamed mattiadj we have a better solution to manage our built-in internal memory and microSD card. He developed a mode which allows us to switch our microSD card (external storage) with our internal storage. To make this procedure possible you device needs to be rooted and in below steps I will show you how to perform this switch on your device.
Step 1: From your computer, first make sure you format an external SD card as fat32 or extfat.
Step 2: Next depending in which format you formatted your microSD card, use one of below links, download and copy it to your formatted microSD card.
- Mod file for exfat SD card (custom kernel)
- Mod file for fat32 SD card (custom kernel)
- Mod file for exfat SD card (stock kernel with init.d support)
- Mod file for fat32 SD card (stock kernel with init.d support)
Step 3: Add microSD card you use in previous two steps inside your Galaxy Note 2 or Galaxy S3 and then go to Recovery Mode.
Step 4: Flash the .zip file you copied in Step 2 and then Reboot your device.
Step 5: Your internal and external storage are now switched.
If from some reason above suggestions didn’t work on your device, try this:
Step 1: First flash the correct mod.
Step 2: Visit Google Play Store at this link, download and install Script Manager.
Step 3: Once installed, open Script Manager and click on browse as root. Then click Okay.
Step 4: Now choose file name 11extsd2internalsd located in /system/etc/init.d and then click on Script/Executable.
Step 5: Tap on Su, Boot and Save.
Step 6: Reboot your device and your are done.