Do you find yourself deleting large games due to them taking up too much space on your internal storage nowadays? Games by Gameloft and Madfinger are growing to be nearly 2GB in size per game, which can really wreak havoc on the smaller storage we see in most phones. Developer slig from XDA has created his first public application which binds large directories to your external SD card, allowing you to move all those large games out of the way and onto a much larger external card.
Having the ability to technically select an install path for all games downloaded from the market in a simple and convenient app can open up new doors for all users with small internal storage. A quick look at some of the features as told by slig himself:
* Requires ROOT !
* Aimed at specific functionality and features (not idiot-proof)
* You can create any number of Data -> Target directory pairs, mount them manually or choose to mount them on system boot (checkbox does that).
* On/Off switch controls whole mount-on-boot function.
* Diskette icon indicates if mount operation was successful, by taping it You can mount/umount entry.
* Icon changes if application is using mounted entry
* DirectoryBind can tell what application is using this entry (tap at entry in use)
* Long tap on entry (disabled) brings edit/delete window
* App auto umount all entries on USB connected and remount after USB disconnected (for now via BroadcardReceiver UMS_CONNECTED / UMS_DISCONNECTED)
* App shows notification and vibrates if auto umount on USB fails
* If mounting all checked entries (ex. on boot) app is waiting specified time (def. 60 sec) if data directory is not available (happens sometimes at boot)
A few users have suggested that moving apps to the external storage of the Transformer Prime also assists in removing any lag that you may be experiencing in a game (due to the sd card having a better transfer rate than the crappy internal memory). Some of the confirmed working games include Asphalt 6, Shadowgun, Dead Space, and CamScanner: although it should work with all. For some more information and the download link visit the XDA release thread and be sure to drop a thanks in return for downloading the application for free. Be sure to take this app for a quick run and make the most out of all that available external storage!