How To Swap Internal And External SD Card/Memory Card On Any Android Device

Swap Internal And External SD Card

How To Swap Internal And External SD Card/Memory Card On Any Android Device

Now a days most of the High end android devices which comes with an internal storage of 1 GB or more are by default divided into two parts, that is the Phone’s internal storage which store the system files and system apps and Internal SD card which stores the app data and other heavy games.

Now that you can swap your Internal SD card with your External Memory card, you will obviously have a lot of space to store your data internally and will have more space to store a lot of HD games.

Before You Proceed–>>

  • This tutorial is intended for almost all Android devices. The devices are listed below at the end of this tutorial. More devices will be added later.
  • Before you proceed make sure that your device is rooted and you have a recovery image like ClockworkMod recovery installed on your device.
  • Make a backup of your data via ClockworkMod Recovery or any other recovery.
  • Enable USB Debugging mode. Go to Options > Applications > Development > USB Debugging.
  • Charge your device battery with atleast 85% of power.

How To Swap Internal And External SD Card/Memory Card On Any Android Device

  1. Initially download the Root Explorer file manager from Google Play Store and install it on your device.
  2. Now copy all the data (every folder) from your Internal SD card to your External SD card.
  3. Now open the File manager that you downloaded in step 1 and browse to the location /system/etc and you will find a file named vold.fstab . Now rename this file to vold.fstab.bak .
  4. Now download the file from the links given below for your respective phone and copy it to your SD card.
  5. Now unzip the file using Root Explorer and copy the new vold.fstab file to /system/etc and change the permissions to rw-r–r– by long pressing on the file.
  6. Restart your device and enjoy!

You will find that your Internal SD card will reflect the statistics of your External SD card and vice versa.

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Alternatively ->> You can use Root External to Internal SD for your device. It works with all the devices and gives the same result.

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  • Kiron Pawan Buragohain

    can u plz give da vold file for Micromax a116

    • Roque

      Sure. Will let you know when we are done with uploading our file here.

      • Ravi

        is it safe to do so, it will do any other damage to the phone, i
        am using canvas HD a116

        • Roque

          There’s no problem as of now. But i am not finding the vold file for a116. Though ill contact you when done.

  • Ramana Rock

    which version of ES File Explorer you are using?

    • Roque

      Any version is suitable for this tutorial.

  • Jett Montecillo

    is it compatible with a chinese tablet with 1 gb ram, 8gb rom, ics 4.0.4, rockchip rk2918 cortex a8 single processor?

    • Roque

      Yes it is compatible with it.

  • Enz Tan-Castro

    is this working on galaxy s3 mini?

  • faragi farquharson

    can u plz give the vlod file for a D2 721 tablet…plzzzzz

  • Fadjar Trijono Santoso

    hello, can you give the file for samsung sch-i589? thank you

  • str8soldier11

    can you please give vlod file for Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate

  • jagdeep marahar

    can you give vold file for xolo q700 link to default vold file of xolo q700 is given below

  • trickster

    pls can you give a vold file on galaxy ace

  • angel


    can you please give me vlod file for Samsung Galaxy S4 clone (MTK 6589)