Saturday, May 14, 2011

HTC Incredible internal memory

My phone, an HTC Droid Incredible, may be hopelessly antiquated by the standards of true mobile hipsters. Still, it came with a generous 8GB internal storage. Too bad the SD card is a chintzy 2GB. These days, you get more than 2 gigs on an abacus. It seems like Android wants to use internal storage for the OS and apps, reserving the SD card for media, which makes that 8GB/2GB split a little awkward. I filled that 2GB right up with choice sides of Miles and 'Trane in no time. And, what do I need with 8 gigs worth of apps? What am I running, Bloatpad 2.0? So, anyway, I decided I wanted to use the empty 6 plus gigs on the internal storage for some Thelonious. So, can I do that?

Well, the Help/How to thing at HTC says, "...Music only plays audio files saved on the storage card...". Well, I use another media player anyway - Meridian. Then there's an article called Programmitically accessing internal storage (not SD card) on Verizon HTC Droid Incredible (Android), which says, "To be quite honest, the internal storage is a joke. Just think of it as a flash drive..."

But, it turns out, you can access music and other media on the internal storage. You just have to know that the internal storage is mounted as /emmc. Maybe they shoulda called it /WTF.


  1. Would you still recommend an HTC Android phone, despite that issue?

  2. It works for me. I'm a relative late-comer to smartphones, so I don't have a ton of basis for comparison. I picked mine up used 'cause I'm a total cheapskate.

  3. Looks like my profile. I'm still on an antiquated Nokia, but I'll think about an Android phone by HTC, thanks!

  4. I hope you didn't get an incredible 2. I got mine less than 2 weeks ago and It's total junk. Nothing but problems......Horrible problems! Email me if anyone has problems with the Incredible 2.