Adoptable Storage on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge was nowhere to be seen even with the latest Android Marshmallow preloaded on them. This productive feature was available in most of the devices featuring Android Marshmallow like the Nexus devices and even the $100 worth Android One devices. Adoptable Storage allows you to use your external memory (microSD card) as a part of your internal storage. However, Samsung disabled this default Android Marshmallow feature in its latest flagship phones.
Luckily, MoDaCo developer and modder PaulOBrien came up with a simple workaround to enable Adoptable Storage on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge even without rooting your device and keeping the warranty intact. However, Modaco has mentioned that the storage space reporting may seem to be off, yet it will function correctly.
- Charge your device above 60% to make sure it doesn’t die in the middle of the process which may be fatal sometimes.
- Make a backup of everything on your device so that you can restore the files if something goes wrong. Here’s the usual checklist:
- Install proper drivers on your PC. If you haven’t installed them already, you can follow our detailed USB driver installation guide.
- Setup ADB and Fastboot files on your PC. If you don’t know how, follow our detailed guide on how to setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
- Prepare your device:
- Enable developer options: Go to your device’s Settings » About phone » Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Build number” seven times to enable developer options.
- Enable USB Debugging: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the “USB debugging” checkbox (sometimes listed as Android Debugging)
- Enable OEM Unlock: Go to your device’s Settings » Developer options » tick the“OEM Unlock” checkbox.
- Decide how you want to split your SDcard. You can either commit 100% of the card to internal storage or split between internal storage and conventional SD. This option is useful if you like to unplug your card and put it on your PC. I would probably recommend committing the whole card.
How To Enable Adoptable Storage on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge:
- Connect your device to the PC and open command prompt.
- Type the below commands in the command window to check if disks are available for adoption, which will be your SDcard. Make sure it is inserted when you begin.
- The above command shows the disks available for Adoptable Storage. Jot it down somewhere, it will be something like disk:179:160.
- Now issue the command below to adopt your SD card as internal storage on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge.
sm partition disk:179:160 private
- Make sure to change the disk ID depending on your device.
- Once it is completed, reboot your device to make sure everything’s good.
- To verify if the process completed successfully, you can go to Settings » Additional Settings » Storage and you can check if your SD card is adopted as Internal Storage or not.
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Source – MoDaCo