How to Swap Memory for Lenovo S920

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June 12, 2014 2:42 am

How to Swap Memory for Lenovo S920 – One of the famous tip and trick for Lenovo S920 users is to swap sd card become internal memory on Lenovo S920, this tricks commonly used by peoples who run out their internal memory because they need to install a very large data games. In Lenovo S920 4 GB there only 2,5 GB space to be used for internal memory and in this internal memory stored all data for games, applications, pictures, etc with just 2,5 GB free space i think it very small for games addict. To be follow and use this tricks you will need to ROOT your device, because we need to modified system files.

Disclaimer :
This guide for educational purpose only, We not responsible if your device bricked after following this tutorial.  (DWYOR)


Requirements :

  • ROOTED device, Use Framaroot v1.91 to root your Lenovo S920
  • Class 10 Sd Card, If you use lower than 8 for Sd Card class then you will feel lag when you operate your device. So i very recommend it for used class 10 for better performace.
  • ROW or CN ROM, for Vibe UI v1.5 I don’t know it will work or not but you can try to follow this guide, when it not suitable than just stop it.
  • This trick better be use on the first you begin to boot your phone, so there is no user data and user applications install on both internal memory or sd card.
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How to Swap Memory for Lenovo S920

  1. I like to install and used Root Explorer v2.20, but if you accustomed to using any other explorer than it ok as long as they can access on ROOT directory.
  2. Download and install Root Explorer v2.20 to your device, after success open it. Your root applications (SuperSu or SuperUser) will ask for permission to use for this application please just Grant / Allow it.
    How to Swap Memory for Lenovo S920
  3. On Root Explorer v2.20, navigate to /system/etc and change the mount to R/W
    How to Swap Memory for Lenovo S920

  4. Find file with name vold.fstab, this is the file that need to be edited. For your save please backup / copy this original file to sd card. Select file vold.fstab and click options button on the Root Explorer v2.20, then select Open in Text Editor.
    How to Swap Memory for Lenovo S920

  5. Then look for this text


    dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard [email protected] /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.0/mmc_host

    dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard2 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.1/mmc_host

  6. And replace for this code below


    dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard2 [email protected] /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.0/mmc_host

    dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.1/mmc_host

  7. If you can see these 2 codes is same only the bold that need to be changes, Then Save it if need to replace than confirm it by click Yes
  8. Now cross your finger and reboot your device, Wait until it can boot perfectly if you device can boot then your tricks is work but if not then check every step you have already done and try repeat it careful or you can cancel to follow this guide by restore the vold.fstab file to original.
Congratulations !!! now please enjoy the new Lenovo S920 with bigger Internal Memory don’t need afraid to run out. Confirm the change with go to System Settings ↦ Storage ↦ Intenal Storage. Thank you for reading this guide, and if you have any problem regarding this tutorial please don’t hesitate to leave comments i will try to help you….
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Grungemann
5 years ago

Mas, Im having problem to toot my s920. I had tried framaroot and the supersu is copied into the system. But supersu fail to update the binary. Any tips?

androidrookies
5 years ago

If you use ROW or CN firmware framaroot can be use to root your device but if you using vibe ui v1.5 or android 4.4.2 kitkat framaroot cannot be use. You must use CN recovery to install supersu via update zip method

david tavizon
5 years ago

hi i just find that line in my lenovo files but is a little bit different, the changes are the same? this is the line in my file "dev_mount sdcard2 /storage/sdcard0 [email protected] /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.0/mmc_host
" and this "dev_mount sdcard /storage/sdcard1 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.1/mmc_host"

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  david tavizon

The secret is just swith the sdcard on the first line to sdcard on second line. Thank you

david tavizon
5 years ago

thanks

lololololololololo
5 years ago

hye andy.. my device is row..i cant edit that file..i follow every step ..it says cant edit coz read-only..

androidrookies
5 years ago

Hello,
That because your device not rooted, youbmust root your device first before you can edit the system file. And this is only work for jelly bean and i never tried for Android KitKat.

Arie McCallist
5 years ago

How to Unswap memori in lenovo A536?

androidrookies
5 years ago
Reply to  Arie McCallist

un swap Lenovo A536?
look below if you already success change the setting
Then look for this text :
dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard [email protected] /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.0/mmc_host
dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard2 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.1/mmc_host

And replace for this code below :
dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard2 [email protected] /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.0/mmc_host
dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.1/mmc_host

[GM] Smasher a.k.a khairy

can u give me code for lenovo a850i please: my vold.fstab is: ## Example of a standard sdcard mount for the emulator / Dream# Mounts the first usable partition of the specified devicedev_mount sdcard /storage/sdcard1 [email protected] /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.0/mmc_hostdev_mount sdcard2 /storage/sdcard0 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.1/mmc_host## Example of a dual card setup# dev_mount left_sdcard /mnt/sdcard1 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.0/mmc_host/mmc0# dev_mount right_sdcard /mnt/sdcard2 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.2/mmc_host/mmc2 ## Example of specifying a specific partition for mounts# dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard 2 /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/msm_sdcc.2/mmc_host/mmc1"

androidrookies
4 years ago

Sorry i could not i dont have for Lenovo A850i or any other, just have this Lenovo S920. Sorry

Nur Atika
4 years ago

hello good sir.can you tell me what do by "This trick better be use on the first you begin to boot your phone,".i mean..do i have to factory reset my device first..thank you for you help sir.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

Yes it mean when you do this tricka it better when the device with 0 apps, because after do this tricks the apps will installed on sd card. Maximun sd card speed is 10, and sd card without 10 mark ussually class 6. But better check careless about your sd card

Nur Atika
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

owh :-),thank you for your explaination and quick response sir.appreciate it so much.and btw sir..can u tell me how to check precisely what is my sd card classes.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

Usually it written on the sd card, but if it not written then maybe it default class which is class 6

Nur Atika
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

Thanks sir..my vold.fstab is different than yours..its written like this ## Example of a standard sdcard mount for the emulator / Dream# Mounts the first usable partition of the specified devicedev_mount sdcard /storage/sdcard1 [email protected] /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.0/mmc_hostdev_mount sdcard2 /storage/sdcard0 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.1/mmc_host#lenovo.sw :add otg device mount dev mount usbotg /mnt/usbotg auto /devices/platform/mt_usb/usb 1## Example of a dual card setup# dev_mount left_sdcard /mnt/sdcard1 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.0/mmc_host/mmc0# dev_mount right_sdcard /mnt/sdcard2 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-sd.2/mmc_host/mmc2 ## Example of specifying a specific partition for mounts# dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard 2 /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/msm_sdcc.2/mmc_host/mmc1. Can you tell me which shoul i change?.Please help me kind sir.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

why it different, are you using the same device like the guide or not? i think you can swap sdcard1 to sdcard2 but leave the original file as backup.

Nur Atika
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

kind sir,im sure im using the same device.i've try swap sdcard1 to sdcard2.nothing happen..but i think its fine sir,im really thankfull you for all of your effort .if i cant use this method,is there any other method tht i can use to solve my internal problem?

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

thank you for visiting my blog, maybe this guide can help you http://bit.ly/1ELH8bD, but it more advance so please read first, consider it and if you sure than you can do it

Nur Atika
4 years ago
Reply to  Nur Atika

thank you..like you said sir,"no gut no glory".sure will try it.

JOHN ARON
4 years ago

Good Day Sir! I'm having a bit problem. Mine has different line than yours "dev_mount sdcard /storage/sdcard0 [email protected] /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.0 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.0/mmc_host
dev_mount sdcard2 /storage/sdcard1 auto /devices/platform/goldfish_mmc.1 /devices/platform/mtk-msdc.1/mmc_host" I tried swapping sdcard0 to sdcard2 but nothing happened.

androidrookies
4 years ago
Reply to  JOHN ARON

try swapping /storage/sdcard0 to /storage/sdcard1 but dont replace the original file, rename it.
because when it not right you still can go back to original file