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Symbolic Link to SDCard possible?
  • RR_aus_HRR_aus_H
    53.00 KarmaPosts: 19Crew
    I would like to save memory intensive Android-Datas on my SD-Card (maps etc.)
    Therefore I created a softlink from "/data/sdcard/Android/androiddata"
    " /run/user/100000/media/sdcard/androiddata"
    I changed the owner of the link and the targetdirectory to "nemo"
    But the app, in my case "OSMAND", cant find the directory.
    So my question is, what kind of user is an android-app in Sailfish ?
    Or is there an other way to redirect the location where the Android-Apps stores their datas.

  • JollaTidesJollaTides
    668.00 KarmaPosts: 526Captain Accepted Answer

    I wouldn't think this is possible at the moment as I believe the android support does not have sufficient privileges to access the physical SD card on the Jolla.

    The way android support currently stores data is /mnt/sdcard/Android/data. Obviously the 'sdcard' part in this case is just a folder stored on the phones internal storage (not actual sd card).
  • JollaTidesJollaTides
    668.00 KarmaPosts: 526Captain Accepted Answer
    There may be some clever way to change the privileges using terminal, but would probably involve hacking the backend dalvik files and/or hacking Sailfish. I would personally wait for an official/unofficial fix for this which may come in future rather than risk bricking your phone.

    OFC if you do find a fix let us know! :-)
  • RaviCRaviC
    3.00 KarmaPosts: 2Crew Accepted Answer
    I don't have a Sailfish device, but does the following Terminal command work?

    ln -s [TARGET] ./[SHORTCUT]
    Post edited by RaviC at 2014-01-24 23:40:15
  • RR_aus_HRR_aus_H
    53.00 KarmaPosts: 19Crew
    Hello RaviC,
    I have tried something like this, but it dont work.
    Thanks anyway.
  • RR_aus_HRR_aus_H
    53.00 KarmaPosts: 19Crew
    After a long time searching I found an interesting post on:

    It describes the way you could use a SD-Card as Android and/or as home/nemo directory.
    Today, after a long time of thinking about it to take the risk of breaking my Jolla, I tried it. And with a little support of the community ... ..it works!!!!
    In the moment I transfered about 8GB music and 3GB Maps to my 64GB SD-Card.

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