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Quick hack: Speed up the SD card on your Android phone

Want to get faster performance from your phone's memory card? Read on to find out how.

Android uses a cache to store commonly used files from the Sdcard, if you have root access then its possible to increase this cache size to gain a performance boost. Speeding up your Sdcard can be beneficial for making apps load quicker.

  1. SD booster screenshot

    Download the App

    Open up the Android Market and search for ‘SD-Booster’. There are a few apps available, but in this example we will use the free one from Daniel Mehrmann. Once its installed , click on ‘open’ to run the app.


  2. Set Cache Size

    You will see the current cache size displayed, if you have a custom ROM installed its likely this will already be higher. A good value is 1024kb or 2048kb. Click on ‘Apply’ and you will be asked to allow superuser privileges ,grant them.


  3. Test Out Speed

    Test out the setting by opening all your favorite apps and taking some photos/video. You can also download a Sdcard speed tester from the Market. If you are 100% sure everything is running ok then you could try increasing the cache again.

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