Well I followed the instructions and I think it's worked so thankyou. The reason i say think is that my storage card is saying that there's nothing in but my usb card which was full to the brim before has now emptied to a great extent.
i had some trouble formatting my SDXC card and eventually managed to do it fat32.
Would there be any reason that the SCXC card say's there's nothing in it but I can still play offline?
Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?
According to me, using the old app works, but you gotta admit: it sucks, especially on ICS.
Well, if you're rooted, there's a perfectly stable solution:
An app was briefly mentioned in the previous page - DirectoryBind. Well, it obviously deserves some more attention: thanks to that App, I got the most up-to-date version of Spotify working perfectly on ICS (CM9 on Galaxy S3) and storing everything on an external 64GB MicroSD card. It got me searching for a while, but if you want to do the same I made a small tutorial. Here's what you should do (it's a detailed guide but shouldn't take very long!):
I. Get the App and Set it Up
- First of all, download DirectoryBind from this thread in XDA-Developers (look at the bottom of the first post and download the latest version in "Attached Files" - as of today, this is version 0.2.0o)
- Move it to your phone if not already done. Make sur that Unkown Source installations are enabled (Settings > Security > Unknown Sources). This setting allows you to install apps from outside the Play Store
- Install the .apk by navigating to it in any file explorer (I use Astro, free and available on Play Store)
- Make sure Spotify is closed! Use "Force Stop" in application management (Settings > Application Management) to be on the safe side:
- Open DirectoryBind, press the menu key and go to Settings (see screenshot below):
- Make sure the following are checked: Bind on Boot, Handle USB Connection, Alert on Unbind Fail, Alternate dbase mgmt, Persistent Service. Exit the settings.
II. Make the Association with your SD Card
- Press the menu key and "Add new entry"
- Long-Press on the Data Path textbox to navigate to where you want your Spotify data on your external SD Card (My path is "/extSdCard/AppData/Spotify/" , for example). These folders have to be previously created using a file explorer
- Long-Press on the Target Path textbox to navigate to where your current Spotify data is stored (My path is "/sdcard/Android/data/com.spotify.mobile.android.ui)
Note: I know it's illogical that the source is where you want your data and the target is where it actually is, but bear with me, this is how it works.
- If you already have some files downloaded and insist on keeping them, then also check the box called "Transfer Files from Target to Data". Otherwise, delete everything that's in the original data folder before going through with this.
- Press "Add"
- When you're back on the app's main screen, make sure that the checkbox for that new entry is checked and that it shows a green disk - meaning the entry is mounted - or a green arrow pointing up - meaning that the entry is currently in use, as seen on the screenshot below:
- One last, important thing: make a backup of that entry, so if there's a problem, you can retsore it easily. Press Menu > Backup Database.
- Just to make sure that everything is set correctly, reboot your phone a couple of times and check if the links are still working OK. Otherwise restore the database (you did back it up, right?) and reboot again.
That's it! You're set.
Don't forget to say Thanks to Slig on the original xda-developers thread for that great app!
In order to understand what you just did:
What you have just done is writing a Symbolic Link between Spotify's regular storing location to the foler of your choice on your external SD card. This link operates on the Operating System level and therefore is totally transparent to Spotify. Symbolic links are actually a widespread practice for example in software backward-compatibility. This means that it is usually perfectly safe to use them.
Alright, I'll come back here from time to time to see if you guys are interested and/or need help.
I did the other way (downloading the old app, changing the stuff n derp) but it was a hassle. and It seemed like when I went to use the sdcard as an external storage device (connected my phone to my computer through usb), spotify would re-link with the internal storage device, and I'd have to do the whole process all over again.
Seems like it's working now, I'm syncing some all my music now. He should totally submit it to the google play store.