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Old June 19th, 2011, 03:54 PM   #501 (permalink)
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can you move apps to sd card that you previously couldnt?

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If you're smart, DO NOT do this to your phone! Unfortunately, I learned the hard way more than once. I have an Incredible 2, and for some dumb reason, HTC decided to put only 1 gig of internal memory on it, so I figured I'd try this out. Everything will be working fine, then the next minute, your phone will not recognize any of the apps that are on your sd card, but will show everything on a file explorer. Your phone will not allow you to unmount your card, it will not allow you to install, uninstall or update ANY of your apps that are on your internal memory from the market, your app2sd app, or from your manage applications list. You will have to do a master reset, and start all over again! Trust me! I tried this about 5 times to see exactly what the problem was, but couldn't find anything wrong with what I was doing, because all I was doing was downloading basic apps from the market, excluding any task killer, anti-virus, or battery widget. Once again, if you're smart, DO NOT DO THIS TO YOUR PHONE!
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We know you had a bad experience but many do not.

Agreed its a dirty trick which isn't anywhere near as good as rooting, but for many it works. You have warned against this in this thread already.
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We know you had a bad experience but many do not.

Agreed its a dirty trick which isn't anywhere near as good as rooting, but for many it works. You have warned against this in this thread already.
That's right.
Just tried few minutes back on stock desire, it was smooth.
Even widget worked after, uninstall and install procedure
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Different versions of the SDK have adb in different places. The first post has way too many steps.

As we are interested to know if this works, please would you mind testing this method first:




If that doesn't work, please follow the below. Below is like the first post but with all the unnecessary steps taken out. I suggest you get rid of your sdk and download the one below.
SUroot, I have a Nexus One unrooted on 2.3.4 and had to use the second method. First(jackpal) method would give me a "Permission Denied" error.

I also tried your original method with attaining the drivers via HTC Sync but had to go to your "...toolsonly.rar" link and download drivers for N1 from XDA via a thread called "Getting Nexus One ADB/USB Mount working (Driver)". I suspect this is just model specific though.??

Anyways, thanks SUroot and all others in this thread, you made my N1 kick a$$ again!

*BTW, in my case, this did survive a reboot without the problems sashman1972 was reporting.
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Hiya, needles, it is device specific yes but glad you got it working
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Question Still no space

After doing this and moving all the apps, that I could, to the SD card (Google Maps, Youtube could still not be moved), my internal available memory is still just 34mb. I thought doing this would have freed up a lot more space. Is 34mb internal available memory good/bad/normal, as I don't have a clue?
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After doing this and moving all the apps, that I could, to the SD card (Google Maps, Youtube could still not be moved), my internal available memory is still just 34mb. I thought doing this would have freed up a lot more space. Is 34mb internal available memory good/bad/normal, as I don't have a clue?
I'd suggest to analyze what is taking so much space?
Look at Settings - Applications - Manage Applications, look at All list and sort it by size. What are the top 10 in that list?

Also run 1Tap Cache Cleaner and see if that helps.
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Top few are:

Maps - 10mb
Internet - 9mb
Handcent - 7.32mb
Ninjump - 7mb (sd)
Market - 5.5 mb
Swype - 5.2mb
Google+ - 5mb (sd)
Angry birds - 4.5mb (sd)

and most other smaller apps are on sd also.

I tried 1tap cache cleaner but it would only free up around 4-5 mb so not really worth it, but thanks for the reply.
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@cb3190,
Internet is using too much data. You can open Browser in Applications and clean data (backup your favorites first).
Maps size can be reduced by uninstalling the update.
How large is the Contacts Storage?

The ultimate solution lies with rooting though.
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Uninstalling maps updates was good, i now have 44mb free, contacts storage is only 500kb.

I don't think I'll be rooting any time soon just incase anything goes wrong but I probably will in the long term if I have to..
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Download accleaner to keep on top of run away caches too.
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I followed this process a little while ago and all seemed to be working fine, however I now find that I cannot install the latest update to apps that are on my SD card as it says there is insufficient stoage space availabl
e, despite having 2.79 GB available space on my SD card. There is only 15.73mb on my internal phone storage space - despite having moved everything I possibily can to my SD card, but why can I not update apps on my SD card?
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I followed this process a little while ago and all seemed to be working fine, however I now find that I cannot install the latest update to apps that are on my SD card as it says there is insufficient stoage space availabl
e, despite having 2.79 GB available space on my SD card. There is only 15.73mb on my internal phone storage space - despite having moved everything I possibily can to my SD card, but why can I not update apps on my SD card?
You need to have minimum of 25MB internal storage space if you want to install/update apps without any issues. The large free space on SD card is irrelevant, since part of the apps partially remain in internal storage (even if you think you have moved them completely).

Try to do the same analysis as I've suggested above (July 2nd, 2011 10:51 PM).
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Thanks for that - I managed to move Adobe Air onto my SD card so now have 29mb, just enough for now.
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What do you use Adobe Air for?
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Hey there, I got to step 15 to where you have to enter adb shell, and all I get is device not found.............................help!!!!! I am so frustrated, anything you could help with would greatly be appreciated. Thanks
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Hey there, I got to step 15 to where you have to enter adb shell, and all I get is device not found.............................help!!!!! I am so frustrated, anything you could help with would greatly be appreciated. Thanks
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You dont need to do any of that. All you need to do is below:

Just follow these exact steps. Nothing more, nothing less

1) download and install htc sync


2) download sdk and extract to C:\

3) Connect your phone by USB


4) Open command prompt (in Windows)

  • Go to Start > Run
  • Type "Cmd" and press OK


5) In the black window:

  • Type "cd\android-sdk-windows\tools" and press enter (or platform-tools if you have adb in there)
  • Then Type "adb shell" and press enter
  • Then Type "pm setInstallLocation 2" and press enter
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To be absolutely honest I have no idea what Adobe Air is on there for - I just assumed it was one of the standard apps on the phone as I don't even know what it does
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its like a platform to run web apps or something but havent found anything that actually uses it. May as well uninstall it if you can
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Thanks, i have done that
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soory gays can someone tell me how to do this on wildfire s its the same or its only for disare .
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It should work on any android 2.2+ handset. However for non HTC devices they will have to get drivers another way. For you and for me, HTC sync supplies those drivers.

All I can say is it should work. Try it and let us know.
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Hello - Will this work with the Atrix?

Thanks!
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Let us know. You just need to find the right drivers for your device to install on your PC. See post above yours.
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Yes I saw the post above about 2.2 working. However the way the Atix is set up is that it moves apps to the internal SD partition currently. When you install apps that are movable the system (using internal file manager or Apps2SD) moves them to this internal SD. I was hoping someone would have tested the approach earlier in the thread for the Atrix already to see if it works.
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It should work the same way then, as when you move using android, you are moving it from location 1 (/data partition) to location 2 SD. All this trick does is change the install location to 2.

However, it depends on how much messing with the Android OS Moto has done. As this is in the desire forum, I doubt many Atrix users have done this, if any. Take some backups first and try it. Factory reset will cure any side effects.
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will app 2 SD without rooting work in android 2.3 gingerbread. being a little noobish
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It should work on any android 2.2+handset....

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the http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20471345/SUroot/Tools/PC/sdktools-toolsonly.rar

that link is giving me a 404 error. Is there an alternative location to download it from?
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that link is giving me a 404 error. Is there an alternative location to download it from?
Its an issue with how edited links work on this site. As it doesn't show the link code and only the link code, when I edited it, it changed the name of the link but the location is the same. If you hover the link, you'll see its not the same location.

Try to copy the link and paste it into the address bar instead.
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Why is the advice given by the topic starter to not use a task killer? Is it bad for the phone?
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I dont know why he has mentioned task killers to be honest. but task killers are not neccessary and theres no reason for them. On top of which, yes they can cause damage

Should You Use a Task Killer?
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Im new here, just tried the above steps from Williamj1. Is there a way I can check my Desire to see if it actually worked? I have tried moving maps, facebook, and some others and no dice. Is it because its part of the Sense? I have 2.2 installed. Thanks.
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find an application YOU installed that previously wouldnt allow moving and try and move it to sd. System apps cant be moved and arent taking up any of your internal memory either.
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You dont need to do any of that. All you need to do is below:

Just follow these exact steps. Nothing more, nothing less

1) download and install htc sync


2) download sdk and extract to C:\


  • Double click the zip file once downloaded and drag the "android-sdk-windows" folder (contained within) to your C: drive
3) Connect your phone by USB


4) Open command prompt (in Windows)

  • Go to Start > Run
  • Type "Cmd" and press OK


5) In the black window:

  • Type "cd\android-sdk-windows\tools" and press enter (or platform-tools if you have adb in there)
  • Then Type "adb shell" and press enter
  • Then Type "pm setInstallLocation 2" and press enter
Just a reminder that this is ALL you need to do.
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Just a reminder that this is ALL you need to do.
I think we should make a new sticky with those short instructions.
Otherwise, people are confused with the lengthy procedure in the OP.
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I think we should make a new sticky with those short instructions.
Otherwise, people are confused with the lengthy procedure in the OP.

Agreed. I'll make it, you sticky it?
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This appears to work and indeed does so to a certain extent. However ,the transferred apps still retain a portion of the app data within the internal memory and eventually (in my case sooner rather than later), gets full as well. Not an absolute solution for the intenal memory problem.
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Yes you have to move already installed apps. Rooting is the only true solution
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Thanks. I just wanted to get some confirmation that this method would continue to install a portion of the app (including newly installed apps) in the internal memory which would still eventually run out. Just to clarify....can you confirm that this method will not install 100% of the app onto the SD card. I want to make sure that I'm not doing something wrong which is allowing this to occur.
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You're right. The whole "move to sd" thing on Android only moves part of the app. In Gingerbread it will move a bit more of the app.

This method will allow you to move most but not all newly installed apps and apps that are pre-installed cannot be moved, but are not taking up space on "internal memory" anyway.

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Hello, I am new to this forum. I have Samsung prevail with froyo. Having the same issue with low internal memory problem. I saw this same trick on YouTube and performed that without any problem (the setinstalllocation 2 thing). But even after that I am not able to move any extra app to SD than before. I had selected “move to sd” for as many apps I could already before.

My questions is….what does this thing do?????? I see absolutely no difference now as compared to before. I even uninstalled some apps (like fring and whatsapp) and installed them again but still the move to SD button is grayed out. Really confused what good this trick does??? Plz help.

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This means it hasn't worked for you. It should give that move to sd option on apps that usually couldnt be moved with only a few exceptions.

If it hasn't, it hasn't worked.
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hmm....what could have gone wrong....all the process went smoothly. i did twice (because didn't see any change after first attempt). i have froyo 2.2.2.

Is there any other way to force move apps to SD without rooting your device.

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This is the only method. You could try it again. It SHOULD work on any 2.2 device, but thats not always the case. each manufacturer puts their own spin on Android for their device.
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I am running 2.3.3 ( I believe, Gingerbread) and followed this procedure just was outlined in the OP. Everything worked fine but I did have an issue with a couple of apps not working after the procedure, (not going the SD card). But was no big thing so those that would not go, I left on the phone.

Overall I am very happy with this procedure and have all the apps on my SD card that will go. Improved my available space a lot.

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Surprised a2sd+ on HTC Desire Gingerbread?

I have just updated my HTC Desire to Gingerbread from the HTC developer site. Before this I was running on froyo with a2sd+ (no custom rom, using the standard rom).


I wanted to know if there are any benefits of internal memory if I use a2sd+ on my Gingerbread?


The reason I ask is that I read somewhere that Gingerbread moves more of the app to SD than a2sd+ but it doesnt seem to be making all apps that were movable earlier to SD (like Facebook, Whatsapp, etc.)

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See my reply in the other.
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step #6 isnt specific enough for me, im also a noob. there was a huge list of packages, none are "manuals". how do i know what to install and what not to install? my phone is an optimus 2.2.2...which apparently is also the froyo 2.2
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