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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jan 23 2015 2:25 PM

Is it possible for Logos resources to download to an SD card, rather than to the phone's internal storage?

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Kevin Byford | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 23 2015 2:33 PM

Not at this time.

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 23 2015 2:37 PM

Kevin Byford:

Not at this time.

Thanks for the reply, Kevin.

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jan 23 2015 6:44 PM

Curious--I keep seeing this question posted all the time. My phone (on Android Kitkat) has an option to set the primary storage either to the phone's internal space or to the SD card; I choose the latter, and resources download to it just fine. Do not most phones have this feature?

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 24 2015 1:42 PM

Sean:

Do not most phones have this feature?

Thanks for mentioning this; my Logos resources are now loaded on the SD card.

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jan 24 2015 2:30 PM

Yasmin Stephen:

Sean:

Do not most phones have this feature?

Thanks for mentioning this; my Logos resources are now loaded on the SD card.

Oh terrific! I can't tell you how happy it makes me to have helped someone with this! Smile

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Ste McLean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 3 2015 2:05 AM

Hi.

I've been having the same issue with Android KitKat (not able to save resources to SD card) only I'm on a tablet rather than a phone.

Please can you tell me where you found the setting which sorted the problem? I know I can go into app settings and tell the device to move the app to the SD, and when I do this, the device says that it's been moved, but it hasn't. It only copies some of the app files over; not the resources, they're still on the internal storage.

Is this an issue which is likely to be resolved when I get the update to Lollipop? Or is there any way that an option can be included in the app itself to specify where content is stored?

I'd really appreciate it if anyone could help with this.

Thanks.

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Edil | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 28 2015 8:02 PM

As I posted in another thread mine is a LG but since it is running 4.4.2 the settings should be very similar. Can you please share how did you set the configuration to use the external card. Another questions? Will that work for apps that will be installed from that point onwards or it will move all apps, even those already installed? Control over what you can move to the SDcard will be preferable since I don't think that is a good idea to move all apps to the external memory.

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Yasmin Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 1 2015 4:29 AM

Edil Cajigas:

As I posted in another thread mine is a LG but since it is running 4.4.2 the settings should be very similar. Can you please share how did you set the configuration to use the external card. 

For me, it was in Settings >>> Storage; there is a section called Default Write Disk, with two options: Internal SD card and External SD card. I chose the latter. (My phone is using JellyBean.)

Edil Cajigas:

Will that work for apps that will be installed from that point onwards or it will move all apps, even those already installed? Control over what you can move to the SDcard will be preferable since I don't think that is a good idea to move all apps to the external memory.

I have no idea and, for my own purposes, I don't much care. Except for WhatsApp messaging, music and Logos, my phone is mostly just used as a phone.  Hopefully someone with more experience with this will be able to help you there.

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 1 2015 5:32 PM

The problem is that Google stopped giving access to apps to the SD Card in Kitkat and later. Some other apps are finding a way around this, but the Logos app doesn't employ this kind of thing.

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John Whitmire | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 4 2015 10:00 AM

Logos needs to find a way. My phone gives me less than 1.5GB for apps, and Logos is by far the largest consumer of that space. I have loaded only about a dozen apps and cannot add any more because there is not sufficient space.

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Donovan Neufeldt | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 9:09 AM

Yes, I just figured out how, and I have done it on my phone and tablet, both running kitkat.

First, you need to root your tablet/phone, there are lots of tutorials on how to do this, and I prefer Odin method with TWRP recovery... works every time.

If you have a new android device, rooting may void your warranty, so watch out, and do not unplug your device while it is flashing software/rooting, cause that is risky And could cause problems.

After it's rooted, get the NextApp sdSDFix from the playstore, grant su(superuser) permision, and hit continue. This should make external sd card accessible to your apps.

Before continuing, download as much of your logos library as you will want and are able to, including big image and video files. Keep going until your internal storage is almost full.

Then get the foldermount app from the playstore, it is free for use with up to 3 apps, after that it is $1.99 for pro. It will move your app data to the external sd on a separate partition, linking the folders to make your device think it is on internal storage. Open it and grant su permission. Then select apps analyzer. Bible should be at or near the top because there is so much appdata. Select it and then press "create pair". It will then as if you want the destination folder to be created automatically, select yes, then select the check mark on top. It will then move all of your appdata to the SD card, and everything should still work just fine... you may need to log in again, but there should be no issues.

It is a process, but worth it in my opinion.

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Kevin Byford | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 9:41 AM

Donovan Neufeldt:
First, you need to root your tablet/phone

FYI, Faithlife doesn't support rooted devices.

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Donovan Neufeldt | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 10:01 AM

If Faithlife does not support rooted devices, it should support storing appdata on sd cards (like audible). I would not have rooted if I had that option, but logos was using abut 10 gb of my internal memory. I looked in settings, and searched high and low to find out how to set logos to store on exterm a microsd.

Just put an option in settings: default download location, with the option to save to external sd.

All logos resources are drm protected anyways, so they cacan't be used by other people no matter what. After spending thousands on logos, I'd like access the resources when I don't have wifi.

The only reason people do the hard way is because there is no easy way.

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Donovan Neufeldt | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Apr 8 2015 10:05 AM

If I wanted big brother controlling evrything, and if I wanted no expandable memory, and if wanted to pay twice as much, I would have gone with apple.

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AJ Shortley | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 13 2015 5:30 PM

How is it possible that Logos would not provide a way to do this? Knowing that books consume large amounts of data, and their customers often spend thousands for their product/service?

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 19 2015 1:27 PM

The reason is Logos chooses not to invest the time or effort into finding a workaround for its app like other Bible apps did.

That's there right.

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Donovan Neufeldt | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 19 2015 7:23 PM

It is their right, nobodies contesting that, but at the cost and financial investment we make in logos software, I do not think the expectation is unreasonable. Logos does have good customer service and does things to improve. As the customers, we also have the right to say "Logos, this is really important to us... and as such we hope you make this a priority." 

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Derek | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 4 2015 5:13 AM

Given the financial investment and customer loyalty (ive been a customer for 15 years), yes, I absolutely think we should have a voice to say this is really important.   

And regardless of faithlife supporting rooted devices, I suspect the software will still work exactly the same on a rooted device.  ;)

Logos needs to remember we are deeply financially invested in their platform.

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Jonas Spurlock | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 4 2015 10:35 AM

Its is pretty rediculous to pay $3k for books and not have own them offline.  Tablets are todays technology, and with the capabilities available, this should be a priority. Searching and all the features is great, but for $3k i expect options to read my content offline (and not lug around my laptop!!)

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