Thursday, September 29



So, Android adoptable storage.

I stuck a cheap 64GB micro SD card in my Moto G4 Play, set it as internal storage, and it works.  Took a few seconds to set up.  Just works.

On my Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, you have to enable it via adb over a USB cable, and once you've done that, it doesn't work.  Not at all.  Completely bloody useless.

The only thing wrong with the tablet is the limited internal storage, Google handed them a solution on a silver platter, and they deliberately fucked it up.

Update: So now I've reset my device twice, and it ain't got nothin' on it no more.  Fortunately I can sync it from my phone - apps, data, and settings.  But it takes a while.  Several whiles, really.

Update: And now, to add insult to injury, it won't use the SD card any more.

Update update update: So...  Since I couldn't move apps to the SD card any more, I tried enabling adoptable storage again.  It doesn't use it as adoptable storage, but you can move apps to it manually.  And - this is a big plus - the Kindle app actually uses it.  My Kindle library is about 6GB and wouldn't fit on the tablet before, so this is a win.

I have the card configured as 40GB adoptable and 80GB portable, which should be plenty.  If I run out I can get a 200GB card to replace the 128GB one.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 11:48 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 I wonder if it would be possible to simply shell into Linux and mount the SD card somewhere, like the directory where apps or pictures go.

Posted by: RickC at Saturday, October 01 2016 10:00 AM (ITnFO)

2 With root access, yes.  Of course, they don't give you root access.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, October 01 2016 09:11 PM (PiXy!)

3 Yeah, rooting was a given.
I don't tend to buy on the bleeding edge, though, so mostly my devices are rootable by the time I have them.

Posted by: RickC at Sunday, October 02 2016 02:54 AM (ITnFO)

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