Supporting data/media and export folders on external SD

Michael Bechtold shared this idea 2 years ago
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With the confirmation that this is doable in http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/sd-card-external-storage, but Menion putting it aside for now, let's see via voting how much interest there is in the community ...

Comments (10)

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hi folks,

i would be free to decide myself what to put where. it seems like dictating if the possibilities are not exhausted!

hnd

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New smartphone have 100 GB and more. In the future, we do not need to outsource externally.

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Many people do not want to join the madness (or did not have the money) buying every year a new phone. I like my old S5, probably with Nougat in the future if this idea becomes true.


please vote for this idea if you like it, or going go use lineageOS Nougat.

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100 GB is nothing - memory capacity in smartphones will always lose the rats race against 1000s of photos, tons of videos - any some maps, too :-)

So you add 200 GB of external SD - at a reasonable price meanwhile. I 100% agree with Jürgen.

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Hi,

seems to me, that this idea isn't successful or needed. I cannot use internal memory for data/media be because of too much videos/photo.

If you plan to upgrade to Nougat (LAOS) because you didn't get updates anymore from your vendor: wait. Xposed is under development. This will hopefully solve this problem (write access for Locus to external SD card).

Sadly to say, I would rather see this missing config feature in Locus settings.

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Hi,

for all of us using MM (with Xposed) and cannot upgrade to Nougat because of having a huge amount of POI data (media/ directory cannot be on the ext SD Card) which doesn't fit in the internal SD card: there is a ray of hope

The developer of Xposed rovo89 say said: "..stay tuned". There is an ongoing development which will help us to fix this Locus missing feature with Xposed (and XinternalSD)!

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Good News: Problem solved!


If you are on 7.0 or 7.1 try Xposed for Nougat. If you are running LOS 14.1 the chance that Xposed is work is very very high!

  • Install correct Xposed for SDK24 or SDK25. Wipe Davlik/ART
  • Start Xposed and download/install/activate XinternalSD version 4.8
  • Configure XinternalSD: Accept suggest Path to internal SD (in my case /storage/E82E-2AC0) This is the path to the real external SD. Click on Activate for specific app: Select locus
  • Reboot
  • Reconfigure Locus


I'm using lineageos 14.1 for Samsung Galaxy S5 (klte) nightly 20170802 with this Xposed zip file. Runs like a charm.

So from my side this Ideas isn't need anymore.

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2nd way to solve this problem:


If you cannot install Xposed because this isn't supported for your Android version, there is a 2nd way to make your external SD read-write (root is required also!).

You have to modify 2 jar files on the /system partition. This can be done with a patch apk. For details read this xda-thread:

https://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software/guide-allow-sdcard-write-access-switch-t3593021


BTW: there is a 3rd way: Vote for this idea

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Hi Drif,

it's not possible yet. We plan to implement it, though. For now, vote here: http://help.locusmap.eu/topic/supporting-datamedia-and-export-folders-on-external-sd

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Hi, I've just scrapped my Garmin GPSmap, bought Locus Pro and a Samsung XCover4 and I'm happy :-)

Next I realised the phone has only 16GB internal, of which 7 are free :-(

So I bought a 64GB SD card, put lots of maps there and I'm happy again :-)

Now I would like to be able to put exports on the card, too, so if you can do it, that'll be great!

Frank