The fix changes some values in a file named vold.fstab which allows the apps and their data to be stored in the external sdcard, which, in most devices, can be of sizes upto 32 GB, providing you a significant breathing space.
If you are having Xperia Go, Xperia Sola or Xperia Miro, then have a go at the little tutorial below. Before starting off, take a Nandroid backup of your device and backup all your apps data to be safe.
- Root your device. (If the fix is not enough of a reason for you to root your device, see the full list of awesome things you can do after rooting your device.)
- Install any File Browser with root permissions (we recommend Root Explorer).
- Go to this folder: /system/etc
- A file named vold.fstab must be present there. Rename that file to vold.fstab.bak (or take a backup of this file in your sdcard.)
- Download the file specific to your device:
- Extract the zip file and copy the vold.fstab file to the same path at which you renamed the file i.e. to /system/etc
- Reboot your device.
- Restore your apps' data.
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