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Old September 26th, 2011, 05:16 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Internal memory will still go down.

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Ah man! Am i being a ****** here. I set this up to force to SD months ago without issue. I now can't seem to resort back to normal, prior to rooting.

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Think i need to come back to this tomorrow. Nothing is working and i've hardly any hair to pull out anyway. I start HTC Sync and connect the phone via USB, select HTC Sync and it wont connect.
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you dont need to run htc sync. It just needs to be there for the drivers. Ensure you dont have any other applications running that use adb (Myphone explore for example)
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I removed all widgets and closed all programs and it magically worked! Install set back to 0....rooting here we go!
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works for me , thanx alot , will think about rooting now
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I just bought a HTC Chacha with the android ver2.33.. Does this works on 2.33??
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what does that imply? The TS only mentioned it doesnt work for 2.1 and it should work for most 2.2.. what about 2.3?? or does the + means 2.2(above)?
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Yes 2.2+ means 2.2 and anything newer.

Like a restaurant would only take table bookings for 6+ people.
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Thanks SUroot. It worked a treat.

Pity that Maps and Flash can't be moved but never mind...
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"Double click the zip file once downloaded and drag the "android-sdk-windows" folder (contained within) to your C: drive"

I can't find that folder in the downloaded zip file. Anyone able to help?
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Youre downloading from the dropbox link? What is in the .rar file?
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Pity that Maps and Flash can't be moved but never mind...
Maps and flash are not taking up space, except their updates. Unfotunately there is nothing that can be done about this unless you want to root.
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Youre downloading from the dropbox link? What is in the .rar file?
There are 20 files - 9 .exe, 2 x .txt, 2 x .dll, 6 x .bat and 1 x source.properties file.
No folders.

Not sure how to do a screenshot, otherwise I'd add it here?
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Dont know what you're doing wrong, but I just downloaded it from link 2 and is the .rar file.

Inside the .rar is then 1 folder called android-sdk-windows and 1 txt file called readme.txt

Inside android-sdk-windows is another folder called tools. Inside there is what you describe. Are you using winrar?

To do a screen shot, just press print screen.
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Aah! worked like a charm! i've gone from having 45mb free to having 125mb!

thanks a lot for this guide
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Any solution to accessing SUroot's drop box? At the moment all I get is "
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This account's public links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled! "


Need to free up some space on my phone and struggling a bit at the moment.

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Old November 11th, 2011, 02:36 AM   #69 (permalink)
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Just got to wait 3 days until the links come available I am afraid.
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For an impatient person, that's a long time , but many thanks for the reply and I'll give it a whirl on Monday.

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Accessed today and after a bit of head scratching and pushing in the right direction the end result was achieved.
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after i type adb shell and enter it says error: device not found
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Yep...same problem for me, it doesn't matter what mode I select to connect to the PC with, I still get the device not found message.

I have also tried it with USB debugging both ticked and unticked, it makes no difference I'm afraid.

Edit: I got it working just now, I had made a bit of a bags of the htc sync part. All is well now. Thank you so much SUroot, I've moved some games to my SD and can take full advantage of my 32gb card now!
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OK - I am trying to do all this but I obviously need help. I need to point out that I am doing this on a Mac which is running Windows within a virtual environment (Parallels). Does this make a difference?

All of the following were done on the "windows" machine:

I installed HTC Sync

I extracted the rar files and moved the folder named android-sdk-windows into the C drive

I am NOT running HTC Sync - as recommended in an earlier post.

When I plug in my phone, I connect it to the Virtual machine ("windows") and not the Mac, and this machine does see the phone.

I get the same problem of "error: device not found" when typing in adb shell.

BTW - I followed the instructions in the readme file and changed the path. I have no idea what it has done but I still need to use cd when typing in "cd c:\android-sdk-windows\tools" and I have no idea what all the other stuff means about adb and fastboot. It's all Greek to me.
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Right - problems all sorted and it works!!

I THINK the reason I was having problems was that although I had closed HTC Sync, I noticed that it was still in the system tray on the bottom right. I closed this, then ejected my phone, restarted it to make sure everything was reset from scratch again and then went thru the instructions one more time. This time, instead of the 'device not found'. I got the $ sign and now I have moved stuff across with no problem. I now have 37mb free after flirting around the 15mb stage for ages.

I can't thank you enough!! This has given my phone a new lease of life without rooting, which I am far too scared to do and only thought about it to allow me to move these things to the SDcard.

Just a note for others, if you do this then you will need to restart manually certain apps that would normally restart when you restart the phone. In my case things like Swype and the Battery Indicator have to be manually restarted however since I hardly ever switch the phone off it's not a problem.
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if you do this then you will need to restart manually certain apps that would normally restart when you restart the phone. In my case things like Swype and the Battery Indicator have to be manually restarted however since I hardly ever switch the phone off it's not a problem.
These apps should be moved back to phone.
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These apps should be moved back to phone.
Well, the way I found your guide was to Google about Swype and it not being able to be installed on the SD Card. It and the Installer are quite large files. So I don't want to put them back! It all works fine the way it now is and I turn my phone off maybe once every few weeks so no huge problems.
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All I'm saying is technically, as the sd card mounts last in the android boot sequence, any apps that run automatically on start up or have lockscreen widgets should remain on NAND.
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All I'm saying is technically, as the sd card mounts last in the android boot sequence, any apps that run automatically on start up or have lockscreen widgets should remain on NAND.
Good point and I have moved a couple of small apps back as they didn't like the SD card.
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I have successfully done this. It took 2 attempts. Worked great!
If you have any problems and you are using Windows and Android version 2.2:
1)You have downloaded and installed the Android SDK (you may be prompted to also download and install the Java SE Development kit)
2)Run the SDK manager program, find in the left column Android 2.2 (API 8), check mark SDK platform, then "click" install packages on lower right.
3)Make sure you have enabled USB debugging.You can turn this off when you are finished.
4)The new path to adk is C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools (this is the default setup path to the adk)

Hope this helps anyone who has had problems.
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I have successfully done this. It took 2 attempts. Worked great!
If you have any problems and you are using Windows and Android version 2.2:
1)You have downloaded and installed the Android SDK (you may be prompted to also download and install the Java SE Development kit)
2)Run the SDK manager program, find in the left column Android 2.2 (API 8), check mark SDK platform, then "click" install packages on lower right.
3)Make sure you have enabled USB debugging.You can turn this off when you are finished.
4)The new path to adk is C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools (this is the default setup path to the adk)

Hope this helps anyone who has had problems.
You really shouldnt need anything out of the SDK that isnt provided here.
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Hi
This works on HTC Wildfire S, but I still cannot move Facebook, Yahoo Messenger to SD Card (I can move Google Reader, Google Docs, etc.). Any advice?
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This has put new life into my Desire, worked perfectly... Thanks for the info.

If it would give anymore room for programs, is there anyway to move the cache onto the SD card with a non rooted Desire running 2.3.3 off the HTC dev site.

Just trying to squeeze as much as possible into the phone !!

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This works on HTC Wildfire S, but I still cannot move Facebook, Yahoo Messenger to SD Card (I can move Google Reader, Google Docs, etc.). Any advice?
Yep, read the title of the thread
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This has put new life into my Desire, worked perfectly... Thanks for the info.

If it would give anymore room for programs, is there anyway to move the cache onto the SD card with a non rooted Desire running 2.3.3 off the HTC dev site.

Just trying to squeeze as much as possible into the phone !!

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I just finished working my way through the 12 pages of the thread which lead to this one, and now through these two pages. I noted that several times Mac users asked how to do this on a Mac and, with the exception of the Mac user who used a Windows emulator, no one responded.

Nevertheless, I downloaded the Mac versions of the SDK and the separate folder that contains adb, and I tried repeatedly to follow the instructions in Terminal on the Mac, using what I believe to be the Mac syntax. I think I used the right path to get adb to run, because all the adb examples pop up in the Terminal window, but then nothing happens to my connected LG Optimus to change anything.

I have USB debugging turned on, but even when I run adb devices as a test, nothing happens, suggesting to me that my Mac is not seeing the connected LG, which runs 2.2.1.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, as I spent last night and all afternoon trying this over and over out of determination to succeed, and am feeling defeated at this point.
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I just finished working my way through the 12 pages of the thread which lead to this one, and now through these two pages. I noted that several times Mac users asked how to do this on a Mac and, with the exception of the Mac user who used a Windows emulator, no one responded.

Nevertheless, I downloaded the Mac versions of the SDK and the separate folder that contains adb, and I tried repeatedly to follow the instructions in Terminal on the Mac, using what I believe to be the Mac syntax. I think I used the right path to get adb to run, because all the adb examples pop up in the Terminal window, but then nothing happens to my connected LG Optimus to change anything.

I have USB debugging turned on, but even when I run adb devices as a test, nothing happens, suggesting to me that my Mac is not seeing the connected LG, which runs 2.2.1.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, as I spent last night and all afternoon trying this over and over out of determination to succeed, and am feeling defeated at this point.

Cant help much with macs as I hate them with a passion but Mac Os is loosley based on Linux (which i DO use)

In Linux you would drop the adb file (attached) into /usr/bin. Then from a terminal, you dont need a path to type "adb devices". How compatible this adb file and instruction is with mac, I dont know.

Also, FYI on linux, if I type "adb devices", I still get:

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dan@laptop02-Ubuntu:~$ adb devices
List of devices attached
Then just a blank line where no devices are listed. So if you're not getting the words "list of devices attached" I dont think adb is working properly.

Hope this partly works. If not, try using a proper computer
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I think I used the right path to get adb to run, because all the adb examples pop up in the Terminal window, but then nothing happens to my connected LG Optimus to change anything.

I have USB debugging turned on, but even when I run adb devices as a test, nothing happens, suggesting to me that my Mac is not seeing the connected LG, which runs 2.2.1.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, as I spent last night and all afternoon trying this over and over out of determination to succeed, and am feeling defeated at this point.
Well, at least my hunch was right after all. After taking a break from all this and getting a few good night's sleep, I woke up this morning, re-read the parts of my post above, I thought - "Hey what if the LG driver didn't get properly installed?" So I went back to the LG site, found the two driver packages, installed or re-installed them both just to be sure I got the right one, then tried again and Eureka! I got the pm setInstallLocation 2 command repeated back to me for the first time!

The scent of success at last was in the air, so I finished the instructions, disconnected, re-booted and lo and behold it was finally allowing the installation and/or relocation of apps to my spacious ext sd card! Finally, finally, finally!

Or as we Mac users would say "O rapturous joy!"

It's always the little things isn't it?

Many thanks for your instructions in this thread and in the previous one! Your help and encouragement is so very much appreciated!
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A suggestion to eliminate any confusion caused by the change in where the tool folders are located:

If you want to be absolutely sure you've got the path right, open up the folder contain the adb icon, then copy the path. If on a Mac, use Command-I to get the info window and select and copy the full path up to and including the folder in which adb resides, then paste it into the Terminal window.

On a PC, which doesn't accept pastes, just keep the folder/window containing adb located above the DOS cmd window, so you can look directly at the url above as you type it into the cmd window.

Also, look at the directory location already in the cmd window before typing. If it already contains the C drive, leave that off after typing cd to change the directory. Don't send it back that far.

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Old December 21st, 2011, 01:00 PM   #90 (permalink)
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I actually supplied windows files with this guide that eliminates the issue on windows by giving you the original folder structure and also the instructions to add it to environment variables, which also means path is irrelevant.

If you want to supply me known working adb and fastboot files, I could host and link to that too...
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I actually supplied windows files with this guide that eliminates the issue on windows by giving you the original folder structure and also the instructions to add it to environment variables, which also means path is irrelevant....
Yes, that was a great thing for you to do. But many people are coming to your thread from other subforums here on Android Forums (in my case the LG Optimus V subforum) and they have already downloaded the Android SDK etc. files to their computer but are still stuck (as I was).

They won't necessarily re-download from your package, but may start off in the middle of your instructions.

If you think it is better to avoid concerning oneself with the path issues created by Android having moved the location of the adb file and enclosing folder after threads elsewhere were started, perhaps you might want to consider revising your instructions to begin by telling them to delete all the SDK stuff they already downloaded based on advice in other threads and subforums; and start from scratch. Otherwise, many are likely to pick up your instructions from where they left off following advice received elsewhere. Just human nature.
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It's five steps. You should see the older threads.
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doesnt work

I followed the steps and i entered all the command prompts and got to the final part where it shows the " $ " from there nothing happened.

when still connected. i tried to move apps with apps2sd and nothing showed up even thow i know there are apps on my phone that i installed that cant move to sd card which i was told could be moved

also tried to install monopoly classic which only installs to the phone and it would let me install to SD card.

anyone know why this program doesnt work?
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My phone is HTC desire version 2.2 , I've been using it for a year. Finally found this solution, Yes, I just follow the 5 steps and it's done. Awesome, able to increase memory from 15mb to 35mb. Thank you very much.
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doesnt work

I followed the steps and i entered all the command prompts and got to the final part where it shows the " $ " from there nothing happened.

when still connected. i tried to move apps with apps2sd and nothing showed up even thow i know there are apps on my phone that i installed that cant move to sd card which i was told could be moved

also tried to install monopoly classic which only installs to the phone and it would let me install to SD card.

anyone know why this program doesnt work?
Nope. You've supplied zero useful information or screenshots.
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Well, I tried it today after struggling with approx. 20 MB of memory for months, I didn't have any problem with the CLI (or at least I didn't receive any errors, my device was recognized etc), I turned my phone off and back on but when I tried to install something from the market it just installed directly to the internal memory and I had to manually move it to the SD.

I tried the procedure once more, I downloaded a couple of apps but still the default install location was the phone memory.

My phone is an one-year old unrooted HTC Desire, running 2.2.2 after the latest official OTA update (2.29.405.14). Could this update (quite a long shot I think) be a reason for my status?

As for the phones in which the trick actually works, when a new app is installed does it still takes a big chunk of internal memory (essentially the same part as if it would be installed to the phone and then moved to sd) or it's much smaller?
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Its the same amount of space as if you manually moved it. What would be interesting is to fi9nd out apps you couldn't previously move can now be moved. Maybe worth downloading apps2sd from the market to see how many apps it finds. to be honest, this trick is a bit crap. Rooting is a much better solution.
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Wont let me put a screen print on here saying it's to many letters??

Anyway I have got trough the 1st command prompt ok but when I put adb shell it says

Error device not found.

What am I doing wrong cause it has excepted the 1st prompt so I must have downloaded the winzip file ok..

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device not found means your phone is not being recognised. Check the usb connection. Does HTC sync recognise it?

Not sure what you're on about screen prints and letters. You would need to upload it to photobucket, imageshack etc and paste the link from there into the post. But we dont need it for this anyway
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device not found means your phone is not being recognised. Check the usb connection. Does HTC sync recognise it?

Not sure what you're on about screen prints and letters. You would need to upload it to photobucket, imageshack etc and paste the link from there into the post. But we dont need it for this anyway
It was connected but not HTC Sync, connected it and it worked fine, thanks for your help.

Can this also been done on a Archos 101 Tab?

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