Increase Internal Memory of Your Phone – 2 Ways

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You know Internal memory is such an important part of your Android Phone. All the apps are installed here. The users with high end phones never face a problem with internal memory. But the users with low end phones often are forced to keep only selected apps on their phones as their internal memory is very less. But do not worry know, as rootmyandroid is here for the rescue. In this post I will shoe you that how you could increase your internal memory by using a memory card. The very first step is to verify whether or not you have the root access on the phone, even after you have rooted it, it is quite important that you do verify it before you begin. And so as to do that, you can use a Root Checker App, from the download link below.

Important: Check Root on Device

Partition Memory Card:

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So as to be bale to use a memory card as an internal memory and add to it, you must first have a partitioned memory card. So there are a number of ways you could be partitioning your memory card. here we will be suing a app named as Link2SD. This app allows your phone to use a part of the memory card as an internal memory and moves those apps on the memory card. But also latest Android versions have the same functionality but thestill the files of those apps are left on the internal memory, and again you have to limit the number of apps you can install on your phone. But if you use Link2SD you could increase your internal memory of phone by no limits. Offcourse you will need a SD card accordingly. So let’s start. There are two ways by which you can partition your memory card, and here they go.

  • First install the mini Partition Wizard Manager. here is the download link.
  • insert the card reader into a card reader and open it in computer.
  • Backup all the files present on your memory card, as in the process of making a partition you need to wipe all the data on the SD card.
  • Open the tool you installed, and open the Memory Card in it.
  • Right click on it, and select the “delete” option.
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  • Right click on it again, and now select the option “Create New”, Create a “FAT32” partition. This will be the part of the memory card, where all your media files will be stored.
  • Then Select “Create as: Primary”


  • Then, create an ext2/ext3/ext4 partition ( if you are on stock ROM choose ext2). This is the place all your apps will be stored.
  • Then select “Create as:primary”  (Make sure that it is both set as primary, because it will not be working if it is not set to primary).
  • And now click on the “Apply” button on the top corner, and wait for the changes to take place. Congrats you have successfully partitioned the memory card by first method.
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Alternate Method to Partition Memory Card:

here is an alternate method to make a partition on your memory card. For this method you need the ClockwordMod installed on your Phone. So if you don’t have CWM installed, do not use this method, go with the above method. If yu have CWM installed, you can choose anyone. Note: This method works for both Stock ROM and Custom ROM as well.

  • Backup all your files on memory card.
  • Go into the recovery mode of your phone.
  • Select “Advanced”, ad then choose “Partition SD Card”.
  • Then Choose your SD-ext size ( Like if you have a 2GB Memory Card, choose 512 MB, and if you have a 4 GB Memory card, you can choose 1024 MB).
  • Select 0 Swap.
  • wait for the process to finish, ad then Reboot the phone. Congrate you’ve just made a partition on your memory card, and that’s ready to use.
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Increase Internal Memory by Link2SD :

By  now you must have made a partition on your memory card, by either way. So it is now the time to increase your internal memory, the internal memory of the phone. So that you can install as many apps as you want, and to your heart’s content. So follow these steps below.

  • Download and install the Link2SD app. Download link here. Note: This app needs root access, so this trick would only work if you have rooted your phone.
  • Open Link2SD. You will be prompted to choose between ext2,ext3,ext4 and FAT32. Now if you have made partition suing first method choose “ext2” and if you have used the second method then choose “ext4”.


  • Then it will say, Mount Script Created. Now you Reboot your Phone.
  • Now open Link2SD, if any message doesn’t appears, it means you succeeded.
  • Now go to Link2SD > Setting> Check the autolink. (to automatically move apps upon installation).


  • If you already have some apps, select “create link” ( be sure to check the files: app, dalvic-cache, and library files).


  • Now to check the memory, select “Storage Info” . this will be showing you up the current status of your internal memory.
  • And Final Congratulations, you are done, now you can install as many apps as you want.

If you have any doubts, feel free to ask the queries in the comments below. I hope this helped. 🙂





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There Are 116 Comments On This Article.

  1. Hey ! I tried it with both CWM and the Mini tool partition ways ! But when i open and select Link2SD it showed a msg that “the mount script cannot be created – not allowed to su.” Need some help, please ! 🙂

    • What Ext partition are you making ? these things go hand i hand with the partitions you create and which can be read by the Link2sd app through your Kernels !

    • dont use the link2sd plus version….or install it from blackmart…
      and also you can try to recreate script from link2sd settings….just try all of its tools :D….those things worked for me on my galaxy 4.2.1(jelly bean)

  2. Hi,

    First of all thanks for solutions, I applied it on Micromax Unite 2
    It didn’t work for me for below partitions
    1) Didn’t work
    – SD card: 16 GB
    – FAT32 – 10 GB
    – ext2 – 6GB aprox
    – Success : NO

    2) Didn’t work
    – SD card: 16 GB
    – FAT32 – 10 GB
    – ext4 – 6GB aprox
    – Success : NO

    – SD card: 16 GB
    – FAT32 – 10 GB
    – FAT32 – 6GB aprox
    – Success : YES

    Thanks again.


  3. Sir,
    Why Am I still getting a notification storage not enough? Even though i partitioned my sd card and now, contacts on my phonebook wont load.. hope you can help me. Thanks!

  4. Why When i Use this method … the first Method..And restart my Android.. Link2sd ask me again the ext2,ext3,ext4 thingy … what will I do to solve this?

  5. kareem sarhan

    do i have to put the full size of the sd card to the fat32 and ext2 parts or i can add an ntfs part to my Private data or filles with making the two other parts
    like my sd card size is 8 gb i will give the
    fat32 3gb
    and ext2 3gb
    and the ntfs 2 gb

  6. Ong Ching Ming

    i followed the intruction , but when i start link2SD it say “mount scrip cannot be created . not allowed to su ” is there any mistake on the guide ??

    • This is a Common problem while following this tutorial. No there is no problem with the steps above. Do check what format your SD card is in Right now. Let it be FAT32 for instance and then try again.

  7. mohammad Ali

    how to root my device and how do i know my device it rooted. when i hit link2sd it goes to web and keeps searching the options given above doesnt apear please help me

  8. Hey ! I tried it with mini tool partition But when i open and select Link2SD it showed a msg that “the mount script cannot be created – not allowed to su.”

  9. Hey there… I use Samsung Galaxy S duos 2. There is no Advanced Option in Recovery Mode. What Should I do now? Please Help!! Thanks

    • As you have to use your memory card. so there is no chance you can damage your phone. but still if you mess up in a bad way of course your device will be damaged.

  10. Can i increase my ram without root please suggest me nd if yes then also suggest me
    How we can increase our ram ?

  11. ShamreeForYu

    Okay so I have created a partition as FAT32. but how do i create ext2 after. i mean there’s no option for it

  12. hey buddy I have followed every steps , that is rooting partioning memory and every thing but even installed link2sd card
    . and installed Google chrome but it still takes some 7-8 mb of my phones internal storage. 🙁 , and my phone only has a total of 186mb into. storage please help

  13. I have a 8gb memory card so
    1gb ext
    and the excess as fat32
    . but still every thing consumes my phones internal storage. I have done everything perfectly .

  14. Finally, i have found best & easy guide for increase internal memory. bro, i want to say that link2sd method is very easy. i have followed that & worked fine in my Micromax Unite 2.. Keep rocking..

    • Possible it shouldn’t harm the functioning, as long as it is the second default memory, and the apps which are on the sd won’t work,m as they won’t ave the data to access.

  15. i tried everything correctly but when i open the link to SD and select ext2 its says mount system cannot be created your/system has not enough space. try to uninstall a system app( such as calculator, can be installed again from google play store)

    • It means the sd card doesn’t have enough space, or maybe it hasn’t been formatted with the correct file system

  16. when i got to prompt in link2sd its say ”mount not scripted no such device” in ext 2 and 4 and when i try fat32 said ”mount scripted failed invalid argument” need help thank you.

    • Make sure that the sd card has been formatted with the required file system, and the app supports it. This is definitely a case, when the app cannot access the file format system of the card.

  17. Thanks it worked.
    But can we use the external card to increase the Ram.
    In other words I was hoping to increase the processing speed as well since my
    phone only has 1GB Ram. Sorry I guess this is a stupid question.
    What I have realized is that even if we have increased the storage memory for apps
    we still need more processing power to run all those apps or the heavy ones for multitasking.

    Before rooting & partition: from the 16GB internal :
    4GB: was for android OS
    12Gb: for Apps
    The moment I used up to 4GB out of the 12GB the phone would start to slow down.

    This is what worked so far:
    – SD card: 32 GB
    Available : 28GB
    – FAT32 – 24 GB
    – EXT4 – 4GB roughly

    HTC Desire 816G, 1.7 Octacore,
    1 GB Ram, 16GB Internal Memory,
    32Gb Expandable Memory card.
    Android 4.4.2


  18. Hi,
    I completed the process successfully.
    But when I went to app store and started downloading an app it showed me ‘Insufficient storage available’ like it before did (Before this process). When I checked my internal storage it was completely same like before. Please tell me what to do now.
    I’ll be waiting for your reply.
    Thank You

  19. i did it step by step as u wrote everything went right but my apps still install on phone memory and i get notification storage space running out plz help me with it

  20. My phone’s current internal memory is 1.8gb. So let’s say I’ve done everything in this tutorial and succeeded, then I go to playstore and download a 3gb game. Will it install? Does partitioning mean my internal memory WILL increase? Or it simply MOVES the apps to sd card after installation, making my internal an infinite 1.8gb? Please answer I need help clarifications. Thank you

    • Yes and No. This would only be clear after you try out the app. Since making a swap memory and use it for the system is possible, but unfortunately only a few kernels support it, and that can only be determined once you install the app and try it out. Though the infinite 1.8 gb thing is certain to happen, as the app will definitely move the apps to the sd card. But the main function is to make a swap memory, and trick the system to consider it as system memory. So I would suggest you to try it out.

  21. I followed all the instructions and aftet that opening link2sd it showed a popup for selecting primary storage n i did so.
    but after this my phone rebooted n didn’t turned on untill i removed my sd card n battery n installing the battery again.
    after this when i opened link2sd it showed the same popup n the same happened after that. so please help me to solve this problem.

    • It might indicate that you kernel or the sd card doesn’t allow it. There is not much that can be done about it.

  22. I had to use ext4 when asked by link2sd which to use.
    Altho sdcard was formatted exactly by the instructions and 2nd partition
    as ext2, when link2sd asked me which to use it didn’t work with ext2 so i had to select
    ext4 in link2sd so now it is working without problems. Just in case anyone else runs into this..

    Thx alot to the author, phone is noticeably faster now !!!

    • It is not necessary that the method would work for every device, as the kernel, and the compatibility with the app is still uncertain, and is not supported for all devices. So Sorry for that.

  23. Hey what happens if i create a partition and boot my mobile without the sd card or say if i need to test another sd card?

  24. harshmeet bro please help me pls …………
    i want to increase my ROM and phone speed
    how tell me please…..pls pls pls

  25. Hi,
    I am very new to android rooting. I have rooted my device (a samsung J5) and I followed your tutorial to increase memory and everything worked fine (all screenshots as described including the last one and Link2SD working as described with no prompt displayed after reboot). I can see the partitioned card on my device display. However, when I try to download an app I still cannot, error message: Insufficiant storage. This device doesn’t have enough space to download ‘app’. Consider deleting apps or contact that you no longer need and try again.
    Please advise on what the problem might be and how I can resolve it!

    • There will two partitions created. Free up the system one, by moving the apps and the files onto the other one. And then try, it should work.

  26. Jagjeet Mathadu


    If my Memory card is of 32 GB, how much partition i have to make,

    What do you recommend for best partition ?

    Best Regards,

  27. my problem is in Link2sd ext2/ext3/ext4 doens’t work or invalid i’ve tried the 3 of them and still don’t work, what do you think is the problem and what procedure do i need to take?

  28. Do this technique really need supersu? My phone is already rooted but i dont have supersu.and How those this really work? Do this move the installed apps in your sd or transfer some size of the sd into internal? Please reply asap.

  29. please suggest partion size for 8 Gb
    SD card
    Fat32 – size
    Ext (tried ext. Not working for me).
    Please suggest.

  30. Ashutosh

    Help mewhen I select ext2 in Link2SD then open message – Mount script cannot created
    Mount: Operation not supported on transport endpoint.

  31. Hi sir… as the same to the others i have an insufficient storage on my phone… it says not mount and i try to choose another and another options on recreate mount script then it is successfully boot… then after booting i link some apps and it says my phone want to boot and i do that… when i launch the app that i have linked it say’s it is doesn’t exist or cannot launch etc. So please admin help me! Is there a problem?.. i need a feedback a.s.a.p..:)

  32. Fergus Brophy

    Hello do i need to root my phone for the two options above?
    And do i need to leave my phone in root to use this set up ?

    Many Thanks Fergus

  33. Hey Harsh,

    Why can’t we repartition/ extend the partition which is used to store apps.
    I am using MMX Canvas 4 A210 with Samsung Note 4 Custom ROM.. and fed up with low space error. I have around 10GB of free space in internal memory, Cant I use that space ??

  34. Shubham Soni

    Hi…I’m using micromax a121 whose user available internal storage is 1020 MB and storage for installing apps is separate from user available storage. I want to increase them both. Can this trick increase both of them or it will increase only user available internal storage

  35. Hi there. Let’s say I’ve done the instructions above on the SD card partitioning(with Mini partition tool), Will my SD Card first partitioned could become Internal Memory a.k.a System memory? And be able to Direct my download apps on it? Please reply ASAP.

  36. Siddharthan

    When I partition 16 GB TO 7gb fat32 and rest ext 2 and insert it in my HTC desire 516 it says the card is damaged and doesn’t sense the card

  37. Himadri Shekhar Das

    I am unable to format the second partition as “only one partition is recognised in removable media”. Can anyone provide a solution to it? I am using Minitool Partition Wizard Free 9.

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