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How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

Local Talent
‎2012-06-12 02:09 PM

I can't find the option. 

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Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

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Garage Band
‎2012-06-12 05:00 PM

It's unbelievable, but it seems there is no option in the new application to do this. However, I managed to fix it.

 

1. uninstall the new application.

2. download the "old" application: http://download.spotify.com/android/SpotifyAndroid.apk https://rapidshare.com/files/2999426550/SpotifyAndroid.apk

3. rename the file from .zip to .apk

4. install the application (make sure you have "install from unknow sources" enabled on your device

5a start the application, log off in case you get logged on automatically.

5b start the application, click on your phones menu button, press "reset spotify" en press ok.

6. still at the loginscreen, press the menu button again and select "select SD Location"

 

For a more detailled instruction on how to set the SD location, go to http://www.spotify.com/se/help/faq/mobile/android-how-do-i-store-offline-music-on-the-external-sd-ca...

 

7. Verify if your offline files are downloaded to the correct location using a file browser

8. go to Google Play en upgrade your Spotify installation.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

Music Lover
‎2012-06-22 12:49 PM

This is exactly what I did:

 

1. make sure all old data (songs etc.) has been completely deleted from phone and external SD card

2.and then uninstall the new application

3. download the "old" application: https://www.dropbox.com/s/u9bwd3qqx2x286h/SpotifyAndroid.apk

4. install the application (make sure you have "install from unknow sources" enabled on your device)

5a start the application, and then log off in case you get logged on automatically.

5b from the login screen, click on your phones menu button, press "reset spotify"  and press ok.

6a still at the login screen, press the menu button again and select "select SD Location"

6b at this point it will suggest "/mnt/sdcard" - this IS NOT your external SD card.  This is your phone's internal memory card.  You need to change it to "/mnt/extSdCard"  NOTE: this is from my Galaxy S3, and may vary from phone to phone

7 once this has been changed, test it - note both the phone's memory status and the external SD card's, and see which decreses after saving a few songs

8 If it is now saving to the external SD card, visit Google Play and upgrade to the new version of Spotify (WITHOUT UNINSTALLING THE OLD VERSION or changing any settings)

 

If this doesn't work for you, then I don't know what will - apologies.  Hopefully you were simply not doing part 6b correctly...

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Music Lover
‎2012-06-29 07:51 PM

Hello,

users with full root access and a little experience with a filemanager and text editor might try to make the adjustments without reinstalling the old version:

 

1. Backup your original configuration file:
/data/data/com.spotify.mobile.android.ui/./shared_prefs/spotify_preferences.xml

2. add the following line to the xml-file in front of </map>:

<string name="storage_location">/mnt/emmc</string>

 

> Please be aware that I did not test this, but saw no other differences after doing the manual procedure (install old, adjust preferences and reinstall new)

> Please be aware that the old directory will no be cleaned up. You should remove the old data manually:
/mnt/sdcard/Android/data/com.spotify.mobile.android.ui

> With the setting above new data is stored to
/mnt/emmc/Android/data/com.spotify.mobile.android.ui

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Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

Concert Regular
‎2012-07-11 11:37 AM

This workaround is better throught: Directorybind app

 

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1410262

 

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Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

Garage Band
‎2012-07-18 04:46 AM

This (see below) works but just to clarify sure you specify the sdcard name as well as the subdirectories. For me, it was "/mnt/sdcard-ext/Android/data."


michabessems wrote:

It's unbelievable, but it seems there is no option in the new application to do this. However, I managed to fix it.

 

1. uninstall the new application.

2. download the "old" application: http://download.spotify.com/android/SpotifyAndroid.apk https://rapidshare.com/files/2999426550/SpotifyAndroid.apk

3. rename the file from .zip to .apk

4. install the application (make sure you have "install from unknow sources" enabled on your device

5a start the application, log off in case you get logged on automatically.

5b start the application, click on your phones menu button, press "reset spotify" en press ok.

6. still at the loginscreen, press the menu button again and select "select SD Location"

 

For a more detailled instruction on how to set the SD location, go to http://www.spotify.com/se/help/faq/mobile/android-how-do-i-store-offline-music-on-the-external-sd-ca...

 

7. Verify if your offline files are downloaded to the correct location using a file browser

8. go to Google Play en upgrade your Spotify installation.

 

Enjoy!

 

 



 

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Concert VIP
‎2012-08-02 05:29 PM
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Music Fan
‎2012-06-12 02:44 PM

+1!

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Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

Concert VIP
‎2012-06-12 03:32 PM

On my SII, DirectoryBind seems to be behaving nicely.

 

It needs root, it's a dirty hack (the directory on external sd ends up mounted as sdcard/Android/data/...), and I'm not sure what can go wrong so I'm not recommending that anyone tries it - particularly if you don't know what you're doing. 

 

Hopefully this feature gets added in a future release.

 

I'm just glad to have a (hopefully) working ICS app :D

 

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Garage Band
‎2012-06-12 05:00 PM

It's unbelievable, but it seems there is no option in the new application to do this. However, I managed to fix it.

 

1. uninstall the new application.

2. download the "old" application: http://download.spotify.com/android/SpotifyAndroid.apk https://rapidshare.com/files/2999426550/SpotifyAndroid.apk

3. rename the file from .zip to .apk

4. install the application (make sure you have "install from unknow sources" enabled on your device

5a start the application, log off in case you get logged on automatically.

5b start the application, click on your phones menu button, press "reset spotify" en press ok.

6. still at the loginscreen, press the menu button again and select "select SD Location"

 

For a more detailled instruction on how to set the SD location, go to http://www.spotify.com/se/help/faq/mobile/android-how-do-i-store-offline-music-on-the-external-sd-ca...

 

7. Verify if your offline files are downloaded to the correct location using a file browser

8. go to Google Play en upgrade your Spotify installation.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

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Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

Community Legend
‎2012-06-12 06:05 PM
Its an incredible omission if this option still isn't in the new app. That's kind of a fundamental option required for android
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Garage Band
‎2012-06-12 08:51 PM

You (michabessems) have made my day by allowing me to get the old app back. I love you.

Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

Garage Band
‎2012-06-13 07:27 PM

Hmmm. It seems that that file has been changed to the new version. This SUCKS! The whole reason I switched to Spotify was to be able to download to my ext-SD card... they really are trying to screw us out of using them.

Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

Garage Band
‎2012-06-14 09:27 AM

Mine is just doing it to the external SD automatically. 

 

HTC Desire HD. I took it out and in and it just doing it by itself. 

 

I can't set it to use local storage. 

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bjh
Music Fan
‎2012-06-14 02:08 PM

Seeing the same thing here.  Everything is now going to my local memory, not my external SD card.  Can't figure out how to get the old version back.  Pretty poor "upgrade" - it's now pretty much useless for me.

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Re: How do you set storage to external SD on today's release?

Garage Band
‎2012-06-14 05:02 PM

From what I found (and in my case, after about 5 hours of searching, downloading, deleting, reloading, losing all 12 gigs of my previously downloaded playlists, etc.) if you have the external card already pointed to, when you update, it will keep the same file path. 

 

BUT. If you switch to a new phone, as I just did, you're screwed. Then you have to get the several generations back app and reload that, delete everything, put in the external file path, and update. And the fact that Spotify doesn't tell you this stinks to high heaven - especially since they sell the offline content feature pretty hard.

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