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Old April 10th, 2012, 05:47 AM   #151 (permalink)
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Follow the process again, but instead of "pm setInstallLocation 2" use "pm setInstallLocation 0"

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Follow the process again, but instead of "pm setInstallLocation 2" use "pm setInstallLocation 0"
Thanks for reply.

Anyone have an answer for my other question?

If and how it will affect any apps that run as services in the background, that sync and/or use push?
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No it wouldn't stop the apps functioning.


Anything that runs in the background as a service or at startup including widgets should not be moved to sd
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I get stuck when its says Then Type "adb shell" and press enter

The response I get is error: device not found

My phone is connected and I can get to it.
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HTC sync definitely installed? No other android applications installed?
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I have a Samsung Admire, so I downloaded a Samsung device driver. Was the right?
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Yes it needs the Samsung drivers then but I can't help beyond that.

Maybe create a thread in your device forum linking here asking for help
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Oh OK. I'll do that then.

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Bonjour,

ce tuto est assez clair, mais je suis bloqué.
j'ai un HTC Wilfire S, android 2.3.5.
Dans la commande éxécuter voici ce que j'ai :

C:\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb shell
$ h setInstallLocation 2
h setInstallLocation 2
h: permission denied
$

Que dois-je faire pour finir et que cela fonctionne.
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Bonjour,

ce tuto est assez clair, mais je suis bloqué.
j'ai un HTC Wilfire S, android 2.3.5.
Dans la commande éxécuter voici ce que j'ai :

C:\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb shell
$ h setInstallLocation 2
h setInstallLocation 2
h: permission denied
$

Que dois-je faire pour finir et que cela fonctionne.
merci beaucoup
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h setInstallLocation 2
... is incorrect

pm setInstallLocation 2
... is correct



C:\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb shell
$ pm setInstallLocation 2
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I tried with "pm", it is the same problem..
I have :

$ pm setInstallLocation 2
pm setInstallLocation 2
$

And after.. nothing.

I don't inderstand the problem.
Can you help me?

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I tried with "pm", it is the same problem..
I have :

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pm setInstallLocation 2
$
Yes, that is the correct input AND output.. there is no "congratulations" message.

I see no problem
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I still try, and I think it's ok,
thanks !!!

And thanks for your quick answer !
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i am terribly sorry but i am not that good at doing all this stuff with the command prompt and have a hard time understanding everything... when i opened the command prompt i typed Start > Run "Cmd" and ACCESS DENIED popped out or something ... i need help : (
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No thats how you open the command prompt.

This means go to Start and then select Run in the menu. In the "Open" dialogue field of teh run option, type cmd. That is how you get to command prompt.
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I have an HTC desire and need to use my SD card for app storage as the phone has only 6mb left and the sd card has 7.9GB, but the appstore just wants to install on the phone and gives insuffisient space error. So I came here and found this thread, but I cannot get past step 1. I have htc sync installed on my PC but the phone will not find it so I cannot sync.

Any ideas anyone? This is very frustrating for an old man with only a little technical savvy.

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I have an HTC desire and need to use my SD card for app storage as the phone has only 6mb left and the sd card has 7.9GB, but the appstore just wants to install on the phone and gives insuffisient space error. So I came here and found this thread, but I cannot get past step 1. I have htc sync installed on my PC but the phone will not find it so I cannot sync.

Any ideas anyone? This is very frustrating for an old man with only a little technical savvy.

Many thanks in advance - Tog.
Step 1 says nothing about syncing the phone.

This guide is literal and leaves nothing unmentioned. Step 1 says "download and install", therefore all you do in step 1 is.... download and install
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Ok I am now being driven mad. I changed the save destination just fine. Then installed apps2sd (which went to sd), I started off with 20mb of space before this process. Moved 2 apps (the only ones it allowed) and now have 15mbs free, and now it tells me I have low internal space. This phone is only a week old and driving me bonkers.
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Can't help there. Root is the only true answer
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Well,I've bored from not being able to do the things written in da instruction. And men posting their problems and then quick replying "Oh,God,it's worked thanks!" So if we will follow the steps like in the instruction,ma problem is in command prompt
So,when i'm coming to the 5th step -
***Type "cd\android-sdk-windows\tools" and press enter (or platform-tools if you have adb in there) *** this is going normal,and there:
***Then Type "adb shell" and press enter*** is the problem part - when i'm typing adb shell,it's coming *** daemon not running.starting it now on port 5037*** and ***daemon started succesfully***and ***error:device not found
Hope , you'll tell me the solution
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Well,I've bored from not being able to do the things written in da instruction. And men posting their problems and then quick replying "Oh,God,it's worked thanks!" So if we will follow the steps like in the instruction,ma problem is in command prompt
So,when i'm coming to the 5th step -
***Type "cd\android-sdk-windows\tools" and press enter (or platform-tools if you have adb in there) *** this is going normal,and there:
***Then Type "adb shell" and press enter*** is the problem part - when i'm typing adb shell,it's coming *** daemon not running.starting it now on port 5037*** and ***daemon started succesfully***and ***error:device not found
Hope , you'll tell me the solution

Error device not found means it cannot see that your device is connected. If it definitely is connected then something went wrong with the HTC sync part. Is HTC sync running at the time? You could uninstall HTC sync from control panel, but just make sure drivers are left on there.
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Does this void the warranty? I ask as I now need to send it off for repairs -_-
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No. It's gone with a factory reset anyway.
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Thanks a lot. Its refusing to all updates do to "variant software" already installed, even from factory reset. This phone is nothing but trouble, Ive only had it 3 weeks and its my biggest mistake yet. And HTC support is crap.
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Ok, so i don't know what to do about the device drivers. I have a Samsung galaxy prevail so i looked through the Samsung website and found the downloads for my device but they're all user manuals. Any help? Do i really need the drivers?
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Yes you need the drivers. Samsung Kies would probably provide them.
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I am able to make it most of the way through the process but when I type "pm setInstallLocation 2" I get "[1] Killed pm setInstallLocation 2". I have looked everywhere I know to on the internet and have not found the answer for what to do.

I attempted this on a Linux machine on the Optimus Slider. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Hi DUV and SUroot

I did the step 1to 5 process I just wanted to know how will I knw after I enter the pm setInstallLocation 2 the the $ sign comes next if its done correctly? nothing comes after I enter that pm setInstallLocation 2 only dollar sign


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Done!!
Had to run HTC Sync (Doh)
then had to connect the phone to use HTC Sync, come out of debug mode, then back into it
While in the command prompt, you'll know its working as it will say
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$ pm setInstallLocation 2
then the cursor will flash on a blank line, which is where you type the last instruction
then after pressing enter, the next new line will just show $
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it means after that $ after entering pm setInstallLoction 2 it is done already? I can move now the apps like FB YM Google Play store?? these apps cannot move to SD but the cost much MB in the phone memory
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I am able to make it most of the way through the process but when I type "pm setInstallLocation 2" I get "[1] Killed pm setInstallLocation 2". I have looked everywhere I know to on the internet and have not found the answer for what to do.

I attempted this on a Linux machine on the Optimus Slider. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I've not seen that to be honest. I cannot say for sure why your device does that, sorry

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it means after that $ after entering pm setInstallLoction 2 it is done already? I can move now the apps like FB YM Google Play store?? these apps cannot move to SD but the cost much MB in the phone memory

It just does it. It doesnt say "Done" or anything... You cant move every app. Especially things that come pre-installed.
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WAIT, maybe I did get results the first time, because after our walk, I checked App2SD and now there's 8 apps in the MOVE tab that weren't there before.

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Here's my documentation up until finding the above conversation:

Right before I started trying to follow your instructions:

Storage 158mb/177mb - SD 268mb/14.83gb

I have Samsung Dart SGH-T499 with Android 2.2.2 - it is rooted (and has Terminal Emulator, but I didn't use it since I'm not that comfortable with it - it's just in there from when I setup VOIP). The first HTC Desire C in their carosel menu would NOT install to my Win7 - TWICE, the name of that HTC Sync App is setup_1.0.39.1.exe -- So I found another desire on their carosel called HTC Desire S, which did install without problem - it's name is htc_sync_setup_3.2.20.exe

I tried following your instructions verbatim, without reading anything into it. I used copy/paste to make certain I didn't make input mistakes. I doubled exited out of command when all seemed done, then rebooted my phone. I checked my storage, and changes were minimal:


Storage 158mb/177mb - SD 270mb/14.83gb


Then I installed an app listed as 7.5mb on Google Play (Evernote), and got the Low on Space - Internal phone storage is getting low notification, even though my storage numbers made it appear as though only the SD storage grew bigger:

Storage 161mb/177mb - SD 279mb/14.83gb

I uninstalled Evernote, then started over, this time toggling USB settings to Debugging OFF, but ERROR: device not found, which did not occur when USB Debugging was ON. I checked to ensure HTC Sync was actually running, and the icon in my status bar appears to have a tiny red x in it - I check to see what's up, and Adobe Air hasn't been agreed to by me yet, so I'll do that, Hey, now the HTCSync window opens, telling me NO DEVICE CONNECTED, despite having my phone/laptop connected via USB (Debugging off)

I'll try again (once I figure out how to re-enable USB Debugging - hey it's been a few months since I fiddled with that setting LOL). Ok Debugging back on, unplugged/replugged USB cable - still no device found.

Exited HTCSync, restarted - no device found

Turned off debugging again, still no device found.

Exited HTCSync again, and turned ON USB storage, then opened HTCSync again. Arrrgh!

Well unless you see a mistake in my steps, I supposed it's possible my ancient, frugal Samsung Dart might not work with your instructions, despite having Android 2.2.2

Going for a walk now, will check in later, or tomorrow to see if any suggestions have been posted. Thank you!
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Gooday from Oz.
Many thanks for the info.

I can get into the app but when it tries to open adb.shell
I get "adb server is out of date. killing"
adb server didnt ACK
*failed to start daemon*

Any clues you can give me please?
I have an wildfire s with orig Gingerbread I think.

Thanks Bazzle

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It works Thanks to Williamj1

Post 23 here: Force Apps to install to SD without Root!!
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Hi there, thank you very much for this guide but I have a problem.
I have a Samsung S III running 4.0.4 android.
I followed the guide up without up to the point when I type "pm setInstallLocation 2" but when I enter the command in. It reply with a error message, "Error Unknown command 'setInstallLocation', and also with a list just below it.
Is there a way to revolve this problem?
any reply would be appreciate.
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Hi there, thank you very much for this guide but I have a problem.
I have a Samsung S III running 4.0.4 android.
I followed the guide up without up to the point when I type "pm setInstallLocation 2" but when I enter the command in. It reply with a error message, "Error Unknown command 'setInstallLocation', and also with a list just below it.
Is there a way to revolve this problem?
any reply would be appreciate.

Moving apps to SD moves them from /data to /sdcard. On the S3, this is THE SAME PLACE.

An analogy. If you're in a sinking rowing boat, you want to take water out of the boat with a bucket. You want to dump the water overboard. With the s3, you're taking teh water out of the boat and putting it right back in.


The "move to SD" functionality has been removed for this reason.

Anyway, with games etc, its /sdcard thats getting full anyway, not /data.

You should visit the S3 forum here.
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I am struggling with my HTC desire. I have a very limited amount of apps installed...only 4 apps besides the factory standards (most of which I dont use anyway), and I am constantly getting the icon that says I am nearly out of storage. I have deleted all but these last 4 apps, removed all but about 15 of my pictures, constantly delete my internet history and texts, as well as downloads, but I still have to go into apps and clear the caches of the remaining apps, and stop the background apps that are running just to access my photos or text messages. I have moved everything that I can to the SD card, except for the apps that will only run on the phone. US cell tech was totally unhelpful, except to tell me to delete my largest app (which I did, and the icon came back within a day)...any other suggestions? Im not tech savvy at all...
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I followed all the instructions, I have HTC Desire on 2.2 Android, and it is rooted.

All passes without trouble, yet when i try to install an app (Plague inc.) in this case from Google play store, it keeps filling up internal memory which i have about 30 mbs left, fills it up reports error and leaves me with that warning until i reboot my htc, then the 30mb get freed again....

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Even when an app is moved to sd part of it is still on internal memory & all of it's data is too so memory will reduce.

Read this for alternative solutions as you are rooted :
http://androidforums.com/desire-all-things-root/220627-faq-apps2sd-updated-17-02-11-a.html
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Hi JD, and welcome to AF

I've got this app, so can give you the statistics. Application size is 34MB, and it will fill an additional 11MB with data. When you move to SD it will leave about 3MB of app in internal storage, plus the data.

The phone won't install apps if that will leave less than 10% of internal storage free, so depending on which side of 30MB you have left that could be a problem for you, as the app will use 14MB even when moved to SD. I don't know for sure whether this is the problem, or if the phone is trying to install to internal space (which certainly won't work) - I don't have a modified InstallLocation, so am not sure what would be normal behaviour during installation.

As Nicka says, there are other options when rooted.
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Try a different usb port.

Otherwise my best guess is a driver problem.
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think ive sent myself insane doing this. have htc sync on laptop. downloaded & extracted rar file. dropped it into C drive. connected phone. opened black box typed as above, 'cd\android-sdk-windows\tools' straight after c:\users\user but keep getting 'the system cannot find the path specified.' blah blah blah.....!!!!! help it just wont work for me. but i cant see why as it seems so straight forward!
I have exactly the same problem..... did you resolve it?
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Finally got this to work on my HTC Desire. Kept getting a message that the 'pm' command couldn't be recognised but when I set the phone connection to 'charge only' the command "pm setInstallLocation 2" ran to a successful conclusion.
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