Easily Expand The Internal Memory Of Your Toshiba Thrive

Out of curiosity than anything else, i decided to try out the procedure i found on the internet which promises to Increase the internal memory  of the Toshiba Thrive tablet.

No, it does not require any screw drivers or the likes. It is purely a software affair. Basically, what i set out to do was to make the device recognize the external memory card as an internal memory.

Mine was a case of “if i can do it, so why not?”. The thing is, the Thrive as it is, has a generous 32GB internal memory which can accommodate as much apps as any download junkie may wish for. But my curiousity got the better of me.

Here goes:

  • Expectedly, you would need to root your tablet first.
  • Install a 3rd party file manager with root access. Astro file manager or File Manager HD (Tablet) would do.
  • By going into the directory /etc/ and with rw access you need to modify /etc/ vold.fstab
  • You need to change the lines

dev_mount storage /mnt/sdcard 8 /devices/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmc_host/mmc0
dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard2 auto /devices/platform/sdhci-tegra.2/mmc_host/mmc1

To

dev_mount storage /mnt/sdcard2 8 /devices/platform/sdhci-tegra.3/mmc_host/mmc0
dev_mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto /devices/platform/sdhci-tegra.2/mmc_host/mmc1

Then save and reboot your thrive. This will change your external sdcard BACK to /mnt/sdcard rather then /mnt/sdcard2

I recommend you do this on Android 3.2 Honeycomb.

3 thoughts on “Easily Expand The Internal Memory Of Your Toshiba Thrive

  1. This write up works on my rooted jelly bean rom sweeeeet the only problem i encountered was when i went into settings to look at the storage option the stock app would crash but there are other setting apps you can download so now i have nav free usa and all the state maps on my external storage then again sweeeet

  2. Toshiba Thrive tablet Is really gorgeous. The outlook and the feature of this tablet is innovative . I just wanna to buy this tablet because it make me more smart.

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