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[] How to Move App to SD Card Without Root! And Use SD Card As External Drive!

2019-04-25 14:41:18
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G'day, dear forum users!!

Nowhere on the Internet could I find information about how to enable Adoptable Storage (AS) on MiUI, although here is Android Marshmallow and it should be supported if not by the MIUI shell, then the Android 6+ itself.

I decided to dig in the firmware by myself, revising Android source code, and find out that the AS settings here are not cut out, but are simply hidden from the user interface (in the Settings app there are all classes that relate to AS). Frankly, after configuring AS, it was discovered that the MiUI interface is not ready to be used  with AS, the jambs that I noticed are: launcher MiUI is not able to remember the positions of application icons on the memory card and after  they are reset.

And the "memory" menu in the settings shows free space only in the internal memory, so you will have to use third-party applications such as FreeSpace.

This instruction will help on: Adoptable Storage only android 6+ without root and unlock bootloader.

After this tips you can move app to sd without root.
Test: redmi 4x/4a, Mi Max 2, Mi Max 3 MIUI 10 latest rom!!
Need SD card class 10 or hire! NOTE all data will be lost from SD, please make backup!
Bug only one: sometimes phone cant view correct memmory(full storage 1gb, and system -9xxxxxxx)But everything works fine, you can install app and update normal using ota or other method!

Download file: (14.13 MB, Downloads: 9627)   Unzip and run aftiss or if you use linux run

On phone settings enable USB debugging in developer options! I think you know how enable it! All about Developer Settings in MIUI ROM!

Connect phone to PC and in opened script command line, you get window like this one!

Choose number: write it in command line and push ENTER
  • 1 = 10 % from SD go to internal, and last 90% stay as normal SD card, to this 90% you can move photo video and other file!
  • 2 = 50 % from SD go to internal, and last 50% stay as normal SD card, to this 50% you can move photo video and other file!
  • 3 = 90 % from SD go to internal, and last 10% stay as normal SD card, to this 10% you can move photo video and other file!

Example: I use number 3 and i test on 1GB SD, thats means 900 Mb goes to internal storage for moving app, and other 100 Mb stay like normal SDcard and I can use it as storage for file!

Wait when script  work is done!

Now you can disconnect phone from PC, and move app!
Download Activity Launcher from Play store and run it: set all activities

Find Settings: than find line Manage apps like on screenshot.

You will see this window, find APP what you want move to SD card!

I choose game Domino, open Storage line!

Then use "Change" button and choose SD card

Wait few minutes, it needs  some time for moving APP to SD card!

And You can use your SD like normal storage! Connect phone to PC and use transfer file.

For revert all back just format SD card from Phone Settings Storage!
Before format make all data backup from SD to PC!

Thanks to Administrator and all Mod and Smod!!!Best regards!!


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Thank u for this helpful tutorial! Awesome work))))
2019-04-25 15:12:34

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Baal05 | from Redmi 5A


thank for the information
2019-04-25 18:16:48

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Sergio Ramoz | from Redmi Note 5A Prime


TKS for sharing
2019-04-25 18:57:37

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ᎮᏒᎥᏁፈᏋ | from Redmi Note 4X


thanks for the detailed tips
2019-04-25 19:15:03

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Loko_unocker | from Redmi Note 6 Pro


great! thanks for sharing
2019-04-25 19:30:22

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parvin Kumar | from Redmi Note 4X


thanks for sharing
2019-04-25 19:31:23

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Sony w | from Redmi Note 6 Pro


Useful, Thanks for sharing
2019-04-25 19:46:27

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chew642003 | from Mi MIX 2S


Thanks for sharing
2019-04-25 19:59:29

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velocityred | from app


Thanks for awesome tutorial!
2019-04-25 20:50:27

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georan. | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


thanks for information
2019-04-25 20:53:23
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