Increase Internal Memory of Your Phone – 2 Ways

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:

Also Read: How to use Link2SD complete Guide

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”

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  • 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”Β  (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.Β 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.

Increase Internal Memory by Link2SD :

ByΒ  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”.

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  • 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).

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

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  • 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. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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  • can my mob get slow after doing this?

    Shailesh 3 years ago Reply


    • No ! After Increasing Internal Memory your Phone will be rather fast than slow !

      Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


    • No !

      Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


  • 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 ! πŸ™‚

    Ranul 3 years ago Reply


    • 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 !

      Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


    • 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)

      Adrian 3 years ago Reply


      • Thank You ,
        We hope this will help others !

        Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


  • 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

    3) PERFECTLY WORK
    – SD card: 16 GB
    – FAT32 – 10 GB
    – FAT32 – 6GB aprox
    – Success : YES

    Thanks again.

    Regars,
    Chirag

    Ch!rag 3 years ago Reply


    • Thank you for the Information. I think this Will help others Very well.

      Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


      • CH!RAG!!!
        That worked for me as well! Thank you!!!

        Robert Thompson 2 years ago Reply


        • Thanks, glad it did. πŸ™‚

          Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


    • chirag contact me on whatsapp my whatsapp no. is 7053699749

      Muneeb Ahmed 1 year ago Reply


    • Hi can u send the snapshot of ur storage info in link2sd. I could not increase my internal memory. Thanks

      kumar 1 year ago Reply


    • I followed the same steps above and partitioned my 16 gb sd card. But when i try to link apps to sd it says linksd package failure.

      Richard 1 year ago Reply


      • try an updated apk for link 2 sd

        also what drive extention are you using ? ex2 ?

        Harshmeet 1 year ago Reply


  • how to root my root?

    mira 3 years ago Reply


    • i Dont think You can Root a Root πŸ˜›

      You can Root an Android Device, and i dont think that your android device is named as Root.

      Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


  • Hello, this will work if my mobile is not rooted? Thanks

    mae 3 years ago Reply


    • Yes, we require root for this Procedure to follow and make it work.

      Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


      • I did everything, and why am I still getting storage not enough? Hope i can show you the screen shots of my link2dsd. Can i email it to you? Thanks

        mae 3 years ago Reply


  • 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!

    mae 3 years ago Reply


  • 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?

    Someone 3 years ago Reply


    • This means that the partition created is not being detected by Link2SD, so Please make sure what extension of the partition you have.

      Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


  • Doing this will void the warranty of my phone?

    paritosh 3 years ago Reply


    • No this will not void your warranty. But you need Root to do this, so you must have already voided your warranty while rooting πŸ˜›

      Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


  • 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

    kareem sarhan 3 years ago Reply


    • This will be your personal preference ! there is no compulsion !

      Harshmeet 3 years ago Reply


  • 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 ??

    Ong Ching Ming 2 years ago Reply


    • 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.

      Harshmeet 2 years ago Reply


  • 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

    mohammad Ali 2 years ago Reply


    • Please Download a Root Checker Application From Play Store. The Application is free and will tell you if your device is Rooted.

      Harshmeet 2 years ago Reply


  • i am done thanks my phone works super fast now thanks bro

    mohammad Ali 2 years ago Reply


    • We are Always Happy to Help. PLease Follow us ON facebook and Google+ is you Want to support us.

      Harshmeet 2 years ago Reply


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

    RAVINDRA 2 years ago Reply


    • Have you Rooted And Installed the Super SU ?

      Harshmeet 2 years ago Reply


  • Will this tutorial work with any kind of sd card? Im using kingcom, HC, 16gb.
    Thanks

    Martin 2 years ago Reply


  • 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

    Kunj 2 years ago Reply


  • lol….good one!!

    Danny Esosa 2 years ago Reply


  • While using mini tool in PC does it requires to root my phone

    Harshwardhan 2 years ago Reply


  • If i do any mistake so will it cause any harm to my phone? I want some precautions..

    Javeria 2 years ago Reply


    • 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.

      Harshmeet 2 years ago Reply


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

    Himanshu 2 years ago Reply


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

    ShamreeForYu 2 years ago Reply


  • 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. πŸ™ , and my phone only has a total of 186mb into. storage please help

    srikanth 2 years ago Reply


  • 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 .

    srikanth 2 years ago Reply


  • Didn’t get it in the first try….

    Useful hack!!

    THANK YOU SO SO MUCH!!!! :-* :-*

    Vishnu Sankar 2 years ago Reply


  • 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..

    Varun 2 years ago Reply


    • Cheers to android. πŸ˜€

      Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


  • What will happen if i suddenly want to remove my sd card from my phone?

    angelocarlonpo 2 years ago Reply


    • 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.

      Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


  • 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)

    heon 2 years ago Reply


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

      Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


  • 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.

    Reddebit 2 years ago Reply


    • 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.

      Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


  • 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

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

    Thanks.

    KF 2 years ago Reply


  • 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

    Sarang 2 years ago Reply


    • Try moving other apps into the new allotted memory, and try again.

      Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


  • Cwm recovery for micromax d321.plz give me a link… Plz plz.

    Khushpreet 2 years ago Reply


    • Try finding it on XDA!

      Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


  • which method is better ….????

    banker 2 years ago Reply


    • None of them is better, both are effective, it is just which suits you better.

      Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


  • 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

    Nirman 2 years ago Reply


    • Did you make the default memory as the new internal?

      Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


  • 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

    Jon 2 years ago Reply


    • 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.

      Harshmeet 2 years ago Reply


  • Thanks a lot.

    King 2 years ago Reply


    • Welcome πŸ™‚

      Harshmeet 2 years ago Reply


  • sir.
    after root my galaxy y my phone storage is full but i didt install any apps
    pls help me

    dhipin 2 years ago Reply


  • how to use this app please tell details

    chetan mishra 2 years ago Reply


  • 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.

    Arham jain 2 years ago Reply


    • Have you tried using another sd card? And see if the problem persists.

      Umpreet 2 years ago Reply


  • my fone message that mount script cannot be created . how to create it plz help me .

    inzamam 2 years ago Reply


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

      Umpreet 1 year ago Reply


  • 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 !!!

    badblueboy 1 year ago Reply


    • Well, Glad that it helped you out.

      Umpreet 1 year ago Reply


  • Sir i use your method first but it doesn’t work

    Harshit 1 year ago Reply


    • 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.

      Umpreet 1 year ago Reply


  • 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?

    Asif 1 year ago Reply


    • Probably those apps won’t be working, which you shifted onto the SD card.

      Umpreet 1 year ago Reply


  • when i create partitions of my sd card my mob shows that sd card is damaged and cant be mounted???Help….

    Akif 1 year ago Reply


    • uhhm, did you check whether or not the phone and the card supports the swap memory feature?

      Umpreet 1 year ago Reply


  • Tnx

    Stephen 1 year ago Reply


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

    prashant 1 year ago Reply


    • Flashing a Custom ROM should do it.

      Umpreet 1 year ago Reply


  • 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!

    Lbiz 1 year ago Reply


    • 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.

      Umpreet 1 year ago Reply


  • Hi,

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

    What do you recommend for best partition ?

    Best Regards,
    jagjeet

    Jagjeet Mathadu 1 year ago Reply


    • 5-6 GB should be good.

      Umpreet 1 year ago Reply


  • not working
    moun script is no creted

    rahul 1 year ago Reply


  • 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?

    michael 1 year ago Reply


  • 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.

    nicx 1 year ago Reply


    • You might want grant access to the app, and for that supersu is required.

      Umpreet 1 year ago Reply


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

    Kumar 1 year ago Reply


    • Try Ext4 and tell what does it go

      Harshmeet 1 year ago Reply


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

    Ashutosh 1 year ago Reply


    • Try ext4 and tell what happens

      Harshmeet 1 year ago Reply


  • 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..:)

    Albert 1 year ago Reply


    • what is the system partition file system you chose before making the partition ?

      Harshmeet 1 year ago Reply


  • 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

    Fergus Brophy 1 year ago Reply


    • The Answer is yes for both your Questions

      Harshmeet 1 year ago Reply


  • This is awesome ! Thanks mate it worked for me. Kudos to more memory β™«

    Nell 1 year ago Reply


  • 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 ??

    Gowtham 12 months ago Reply


    • Yes you should be able to do that.

      Umpreet 11 months ago Reply


  • 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

    Shubham Soni 11 months ago Reply


    • Yes it should do that.

      Umpreet 11 months ago Reply


  • 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.

    Bry 10 months ago Reply


  • 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

    Siddharthan 9 months ago Reply


  • 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.

    Himadri Shekhar Das 9 months ago Reply


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