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Old May 15th, 2011, 05:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cool List of Android Apps that store on SD Card

Hello I was wondering if there is a recent list of android apps that will allow you to store them on the SD card exclusively instead of the internal memory. I am mainly looking for apps that will allow me to move them to the SD card.

This is my first Android phone. I knew about the short comings of this phone (LG Optimus V) but wasn't aware of how small the internal memory was. You would of thought the makers of the phone would of added more internal memory to it. I like the flexibility of the Android phones but will mainly use my Ipod Touch 4th Gen for most of my apps as I have no limitations.

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Old May 15th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Honestly most of them. I only have a handful on my phone, out of 30 or so, that can't be on the SD card.

Sometimes internal memory gets filled with data - cached files and junk. Might check that first.
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If you're rooted, check in to Link2sd. It basically does the same thing as the Froyo app2sd but allows you to move ANY app and ALL of it's associated files to the SD card.

In order to use it, you must be rooted and have a 2nd partition on your SD card. I use a 1gb partition and that is more than enough to store any apps that I could ever want. Right now I have 92 apps on my phone and I still have well over 100mb of free space internally.

The only apps I recommend keeping on internal storage are some with widgets that you actually use. Even still some will work though. The only one I've personally had issues with is beautiful widgets, it wouldn't function correctly for me while linked.
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Thanks for the info. I have looked at the rooting but I'm afraid to do it. I have seen several tutorials to do it but they are lacking information, you can't understand what the person is saying in the video and most of the videos assume you have the knowledge to do it.

I have checked the cache and clean it out once a day. I still think its really stupid coming out with a nice phone and not giving it hardly any internal memory.

Which tutorial do you recommend that explains everything in detail?
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Thanks for the info. I have looked at the rooting but I'm afraid to do it. I have seen several tutorials to do it but they are lacking information, you can't understand what the person is saying in the video and most of the videos assume you have the knowledge to do it.

I have checked the cache and clean it out once a day. I still think its really stupid coming out with a nice phone and not giving it hardly any internal memory.

Which tutorial do you recommend that explains everything in detail?
True, but it was likely one of the ways that they could keep their profit margin up on it while including so many other features... i.e. most cheap tablets don't even have capacitive touch screens or GPS... I never would've bought an Archos A32IT had I known about this phone at the time as it's just as capable and really better over all for a similar price... plus the OV has a uSD slot which the A32 lacks...
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Can someone please post the most up to date information as far as rooting the LG Optimus V. Something that a beginner can do and have it listed out step by step please. I cant afford to brick my phone.

This is a link I found that pretty much does it all for you.

[AIO] ROMTools v2.3.1 (ex-recoveryflasher) Tons of new features!

There is a 35 step process that I have been trying to understand and follow. It looks fairly easy and I was wondering if anyone has tried these steps. Once I do what it says in the 35 steps can I go ahead and do what Devcomm suggest as far as using the app called Link2sd.

- How do I partition my SD card into two partitions? I know how to do this on a hard drive. Should I partition the SD card before I do the 35 steps. Is there a program to do this?
- How do I install the Themes (for RodimusROM v1.2.3 only)?

Thanks for the help. Hopefully this is my last edit. I keep changing my message as I understand it better.
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Hmm no responses anyone have an answer to my question please.

Thank You for your time and help!
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After many hours and much gnashing of the teeth,I used SuperOneClick,which is also in the ROMToolsv2.3.1 that you mentioned. If you follow the directions it will pretty much do every thing for you except choose what ROM to flash or push,when and if you decide to change it(if your rooting your phone it wont be long before you probable do that as well). Also this may seem like a silly thing to say but once you've opened up and double clicked on the ROMTools application 25KB, there is a little flashing white bar in the lower left corner of the box that pops up,just type in the number coresponding to what you want it to do(no . )and hit the enter key and follow the prompts. The rest you might want to studdy on before going any farther with, but you might find that it is a very valuable tool to do all things it can do.....I'm pretty sure you still have to unmount your SD card before you begin, but you can check with the developer I'm sure.
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Can someone please post the most up to date information as far as rooting the LG Optimus V. Something that a beginner can do and have it listed out step by step please. I cant afford to brick my phone.

This is a link I found that pretty much does it all for you.

[AIO] ROMTools v2.3.1 (ex-recoveryflasher) Tons of new features!

There is a 35 step process that I have been trying to understand and follow. It looks fairly easy and I was wondering if anyone has tried these steps. Once I do what it says in the 35 steps can I go ahead and do what Devcomm suggest as far as using the app called Link2sd.

- How do I partition my SD card into two partitions? I know how to do this on a hard drive. Should I partition the SD card before I do the 35 steps. Is there a program to do this?
- How do I install the Themes (for RodimusROM v1.2.3 only)?

Thanks for the help. Hopefully this is my last edit. I keep changing my message as I understand it better.
Prior to rooting my phone I used Appbrain.com to search for apps that I could move to the SD card. Just use the "App2SD supported" filter.

Now that I'm rooted with Rhodimus ROM installed I can move any and all apps to my SD card with Gemini App Manager. I have over 100 apps installed now and still have 50 MB internal free! No need to partition your SD card.

NB: If you move an app to the SD card that uses a widget, the widget will fail to load when you reboot the phone. Just don't move those apps.
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I use zdbox to move my apps to my sdcard evening if they say they cant. give it a shot it is free in the market
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I got my phone rooted. I had to go to Best Buy (not a store I shop) to get a Micro SD Card Reader. I have LinkSD set up and I've been installing some of my apps. So whats next on the agenda that I can do with my phone now that its rooted.

What a nice phone but with crappy internal memory. Memory is very cheap so I dont no why they were cheap on it.

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Thanks for every ones help. The next line of business is im looking for a free program like root installer or root explorer. I think I have the names right. I would like to uninstall say Facebook, and a few others only so I can have the latest version. Thanks again.
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always back up anything before you delete it,especialy if it is a google app. I had to learn the hard way(I didn't back up any apps and just started deleting all those I didn't think I needed=lost use of contacts and google framework keep forceclosing) that way if it adversely affects your phone you can reinstall it.
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Thanks for every ones help. The next line of business is im looking for a free program like root installer or root explorer. I think I have the names right. I would like to uninstall say Facebook, and a few others only so I can have the latest version. Thanks again.
I use Titanium Backup (Free) for things like that. Since I can uninstall apps with it as well as backup apps, there's no point in having another app just for root uninstalling as well.

Titanium isn't the prettiest but it gets the job done. Once you install it, backup all user and system apps for safety. Once that's done, find the app that you want to uninstall click it and press the uninstall option. Nice and easy.
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