cberkop, on 18 December 2012 - 10:49 AM, said:
I am new here and was wondering the same thing. Is there a way to increase the size of the partition that stores the apps, we have 16GB on the emmc 4gb is used currently and 12 just sits there I have a tone of apps that I would love to use but do not want to use my external card for applications, I have my movies and music there, but would love to be able to use more internal storage for the apps. Some can be moved, and some cannot. I have been looking but have not found anything yet, may just be my searches. If someone could point me in the right direction I would be very appreciative.
Yes, you can resize /data (where apps/user settings are stored) to whatever size you want. Originally, Viewsonic/Malata set the size of /data to 2GB. Some the newer ICS & later roms have advocated increasing it to 4GB. You can change the size within CWM by re-partitioning the SD. Beware; when you re-partition you are destroying both the /data partition AND the /sdcard partition that contains the remaining emmc space (so, it's would be like doing a factory/data reset & formatting /sdcard)...any installed apps, all user settings & data on /sdcard will be wiped. Backup your apps/data as you see fit BEFORE re-partitioning.
You are incorrect that the remaining space on the emmc is unused (/sdcard). Many installed apps use this area for data storage/work space and some games and app that have large data files allow you to store the data there instead of within /data. As an exmaple I use the GPS app Sygic which uses off-line maps. The maps for the US are about 3.7G and those maps MUST be stored on that remaining space.
This post has been edited by AlAbbo: 18 December 2012 - 11:46 AM