Thread: Support Can't move apps to SD?
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 03:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Update: So I found where the phone puts the apps that it moves to the "internal memory." It's located in /mnt/asec. I tried moving a com folder within the /asec folder, but I get "Error - Is a directory" and it won't move anything. I even tried moving the whole folder, and it didn't work either :P

I've also figured out a couple other things. (1) The 8gb that the phone comes with is partitioned into two partitions that are 4gb each. One is reserved for the system (the phone memory), the other is dubbed "internal memory" but is recognized by my file manager (Solid Explorer) as an SD card, for whatever reason. That was throwing me off, because the first "SD Card" folder that I found (which has an SD card icon instead of just a folder icon, also confusing) which was actually just the 4gb partition, NOT the external SD card. INSIDE of that first "SD Card" folder was ANOTHER SD card folder, which was my external, 32gb SD card.

(2) I researched moving apps manually to an SD card. The only thing that I was able to come up with was changing the default install location of apps to an SD card via the sdk adb tool [instructions]. This doesn't require root permissions (I'm waiting to root until I have a backup phone available just in case), but was ultimately unhelpful, as it's basically the manual version of the application App 2 SD [market]. With adb, there were only two options given for the default install location--phone or SD card--but because the phone is recognizing the 4gb internal memory as the SD card, changing the default install location merely sets it to the 4gb internal memory partition, not my actual 32gb SD card.

I think I've mostly exhausted my non-root options of trying to install apps to the SD card. Part of the problem has been that the LG Lucid doesn't seem like a very popular phone. The only custom ROM available for it was originally for the Connect, which is basically the same as the Lucid. There's no section for it on xda, and the only other place that seems to have a semi-active Lucid community is on droidforums. This is disappointing, as I think this 4G phone is actually quite awesome, especially for the price ($50 online at Verizon! or $.01 on Amazon!). I've only found one post from a person who was having the same problem, and he hasn't found a real solution either.

However, after I root my phone, I'm going to mess around and try some other things. I found a promising app called Link2SD. I'll post back and update after I give it a shot.

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Actually, I'm not sure if maybe app directories are phone-specific, so maybe you could describe a way for me to recognize the directory in which the apps are stored if I just start browsing through folders. Thanks!
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