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manual:faq:use_sdcard_on_kitkat [2017/03/20 11:45]
mstupka [Backup files and elevation (SRTM) data]
manual:faq:use_sdcard_on_kitkat [2018/11/27 15:15] (current)
mstupka
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   * define a new path to your vector maps in //Locus settings > Miscellaneous > Default directories > Set '​mapsVector'​ directory//​\\ {{ :​manual:​faq:​locus_sd_card01.png?​nolink |}}   * define a new path to your vector maps in //Locus settings > Miscellaneous > Default directories > Set '​mapsVector'​ directory//​\\ {{ :​manual:​faq:​locus_sd_card01.png?​nolink |}}
   * restart Locus   * restart Locus
 +<WRAP center round alert>
 +**This method works on Android 5.0 and higher only. If you use Android 4.4.x, follow the same instructions as for raster maps!**
 +</​WRAP>​
  
 ==== Backup files and elevation (SRTM) data ==== ==== Backup files and elevation (SRTM) data ====
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 Every app on Android has its own special folder on the external SD card which is writable only for this app and as such can be used as the only storage space for the app. However, **we do NOT recommend it**, because: Every app on Android has its own special folder on the external SD card which is writable only for this app and as such can be used as the only storage space for the app. However, **we do NOT recommend it**, because:
  
-  * Locus Map on SD card is **much ​slower** than in the inner storage+  * Locus Map performance ​on SD card is slower than in the inner storage
   * External SD cards get easily malfunctioned and you can **lose all your maps/​tracks/​points data**   * External SD cards get easily malfunctioned and you can **lose all your maps/​tracks/​points data**
   * All content of this folder, including your purchased maps, recorded tracks or downloaded geocaches will be automatically **deleted when you uninstall Locus**.   * All content of this folder, including your purchased maps, recorded tracks or downloaded geocaches will be automatically **deleted when you uninstall Locus**.
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 ===== Advanced methods ===== ===== Advanced methods =====
 ==== Rooted devices - warranty-void solutions ==== ==== Rooted devices - warranty-void solutions ====
-Here are a few tips from Locus users how to tackle full access to external SD card on rooted devices. ​ +  
-<WRAP important round>​These ​methods are not fully tested and may not work on all devices or, in case of inexperienced manipulation,​ can cause damage to your data or mobile device. </​WRAP>​+<WRAP important round>​A ​few tips from Locus users how to tackle full access to external SD card on rooted devices. ​**None of these methods are fully tested and may not work on all devices** or, in case of inexperienced manipulation,​ can cause damage to your data or mobile device. </​WRAP>​
 === SDfix === === SDfix ===
   * In case that your device is rooted you can fix it by editing the system configuration   * In case that your device is rooted you can fix it by editing the system configuration
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 This app has an option to grant full access to the external SD, just like in prior to 4.4.2. [[http://​repo.xposed.info/​module/​com.pyler.xinternalsd|Download and other instructions >>>​]] This app has an option to grant full access to the external SD, just like in prior to 4.4.2. [[http://​repo.xposed.info/​module/​com.pyler.xinternalsd|Download and other instructions >>>​]]
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 +If you cannot install Xposed because it is not supported by your Android version there is another way to make your external SD read-write (root is required too!).
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 +You have to modify 2 jar files on the /system partition. This can be done with a patch apk. For details [[https://​forum.xda-developers.com/​android/​software/​guide-allow-sdcard-write-access-switch-t3593021|read this xda-thread >>]]
 +=== FolderMount ===
 +  * Install from [[https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.devasque.fmount|GooglePlay]]
 +  * Add a folder pair. Source is the internal sdcard and destination is your extSdCard
 +  * After adding, FM offers to move the files for you. Click yes.
 +  * Wait until the moving operation is done, then click on the PIN. If PIN turns green, you are all set.
 +  * The files will exist in both the source and destination after moving. This is expected and is normal. The files you see in your internal sdcard actually reside in your external sdcard now and if you "​unpin"​ the pair, you will see that your internal sdcard is empty again.
  
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