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Old October 1st, 2011, 08:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to force install apps to SD card without ROOT!!! A70

I am trying to port the tutorial to A70. This will not root your phone. Please give feedback if you're successful in doing this.

This can't & won't harm your phone in any way possible. At the most, the tutorial simply won't work.

Getting Ready:
1. First you have to enable USB debugging on your Android device from Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
2. You need to download and install the latest Android SDK on your computer from http://developer.android.com/sdk/.
3. Install the latest java SDk if you don't already have one.

Tutorial:
1. Extract the package to the folder of your choice [Let's say- C:/android-sdk-windows/], run SDK Manager.exe

2. Close the command / windows command prompt window that opens.

3. In the new window, click on Available Packages to the left. Untick all options you are prompted to download except the USB driver option & Android sdk tools revisionx(13 as of now) & android sdk platform-tools revision x(7 as of now) if they are there.
(Note-If you get an error message at this point, enable “Force https://…” in the Settings. From the list of available packages, select “Usb Driver package”, click on the Install Selected button in the bottom right corner and follow the prompts. )

4. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB-cable. Your OS will prompt you to install new drivers. Choose to install them from the android-sdk-windows/extras/google/usb_driver folder. Do not mount your device; you only need to plug-in the cable.
(If you don't see this prompt, download the drivers using this thread
5. Run command prompt in administrator.
Type in the following after the ">" at each step (without quotations,and including spaces and capital letters)

"cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools"
"adb devices"
"adb shell"
A $ sign should pop up
"pm setInstallLocation 2"
Another $ should pop up

And your done. Close everything, disconnect phone, turn off phone and then turn it back on again

Note:Now the phone will be set to install all apps you install onto the SD card. However, current apps on phone will mostly still be stored on the internal memory. This process doesn't move these apps for you, it adds the ability. So you must now manually move those already installed on the phone. Install some apps like app2sd etc.

It’s preferable to install certain apps to the main memory, since it will take a while before the SD card becomes available when you start your phone. Applications installed on the memory card will also be unavailable to the system each time you mount your phone as a disk drive.

In general, apps that integrate with the Android OS and that often run in the background is better to install on the internal storage, while games and most other applications will have no problem chilling outside on your SD.

Widgets should essentially be installed on phone memory.

Update:
From what I have come to understand (correct me if I am wrong), Each app will store some .odex files on phone memory to speed up the boot process.
So don't complain that phone memory is getting lesser after each install. Though if you could've installed 40 apps before now maybe 150+ and still have 30-40 mb left. (depends on what kind of apps you install).

Darktremor's a2sd scripts deodex the apps and COMPLETELY move the apps and cache to sd card but you will need to root and run the scripts.
Credits: Praky without whose help this tutorial wasn't possible.

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70+ views & nobody tested it??
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that's because a lot of ppl have rooted their phone..and there are apps in the market that changes the default install location( I saw the option in rom toolbox)....and for non-rooted phones, well maybe they just have not got the adb working....anyways, great find...
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I use Titanium backup pro to move apps to SD card, although I think there is a way in stock 2.2 to move apps to sd

Go to Settings->Applications->Manage Applications-> Click on App u want to move -> Select Move to SD

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I use Titanium backup pro to move apps to SD card, although I think there is a way in stock 2.2 to move apps to sd

Go to Settings->Applications->Manage Applications-> Click on App u want to move -> Select Move to SD

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not all apps allow to be moved using the default way....the method is for those apps...
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Yeah but some apps are meant to be installed on phone memory like Launcher pro...
If you move it to SD and mount ur SD card to ur PC...then Bam!! u gotta restart ur phone to restore LP back ...

Same with beautiful widgets and some other things
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No. there are still some apps that will install on phone memory like some music players & some games. Using this method you can move those apps to sd card. Though if you are rooted, you don't need this method then. Titanium & other apps can't & won't move ALL apps unless you are rooted.
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70+ views & nobody tested it??
I think people are preferring to root over this method since A70 is easily rootable. This method is a hit on Galaxy Ace forum.
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I am trying to port the tutorial to A70. This will not root your phone. Please give feedback if you're successful in doing this.

This can't & won't harm your phone in any way possible. At the most, the tutorial simply won't work.

Getting Ready:
1. First you have to enable USB debugging on your Android device from Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
2. You need to download and install the latest Android SDK on your computer from http://developer.android.com/sdk/.
3. Install the latest java SDk if you don't already have one.

Tutorial:
1. Extract the package to the folder of your choice [Let's say- C:/android-sdk-windows/], run SDK Manager.exe

2. Close the command / windows command prompt window that opens.

3. In the new window, click on Available Packages to the left. Untick all options you are prompted to download except the USB driver option & Android sdk tools revisionx(13 as of now) & android sdk platform-tools revision x(7 as of now) if they are there.
(Note-If you get an error message at this point, enable “Force https://…” in the Settings. From the list of available packages, select “Usb Driver package”, click on the Install Selected button in the bottom right corner and follow the prompts. )

4. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB-cable. Your OS will prompt you to install new drivers. Choose to install them from the android-sdk-windows/extras/google/usb_driver folder. Do not mount your device; you only need to plug-in the cable.
(If you don't see this prompt, download the drivers using this thread
5. Run command prompt in administrator.
Type in the following after the ">" at each step (without quotations,and including spaces and capital letters)

"cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools"
"adb devices"
"adb shell"
A $ sign should pop up
"pm setInstallLocation 2"
Another $ should pop up

And your done. Close everything, disconnect phone, turn off phone and then turn it back on again

Note:Now the phone will be set to install all apps you install onto the SD card. However, current apps on phone will mostly still be stored on the internal memory. This process doesn't move these apps for you, it adds the ability. So you must now manually move those already installed on the phone. Install some apps like app2sd etc.

It’s preferable to install certain apps to the main memory, since it will take a while before the SD card becomes available when you start your phone. Applications installed on the memory card will also be unavailable to the system each time you mount your phone as a disk drive.

In general, apps that integrate with the Android OS and that often run in the background is better to install on the internal storage, while games and most other applications will have no problem chilling outside on your SD.

Widgets should essentially be installed on phone memory.

Update:
From what I have come to understand (correct me if I am wrong), Each app will store some .odex files on phone memory to speed up the boot process.
So don't complain that phone memory is getting lesser after each install. Though if you could've installed 40 apps before now maybe 150+ and still have 30-40 mb left. (depends on what kind of apps you install).

Darktremor's a2sd scripts deodex the apps and COMPLETELY move the apps and cache to sd card but you will need to root and run the scripts.
Dont you think this is getting slightly difficult !! And just a note I believe this phone doesnt have any odex file and in my experience this is the fastest booting froyo phone I ve seen.. If you arent using ASeventy Rom .
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If you have adb installed , i won't consider 3 lines in cmd difficult. To each, his own.
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Done this before coming to here. Its working great. Now I have lots of internal memory along with many apps....its pretty easy to do n even don't require root...
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I was just about to post this tut.
It help us to set default install location to SD card for apps which means apps by default install to SD card.

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Will this move the Facebook app to the sd card?
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hey i tried every thing i installed z4root it get install on my a70 but i dont know wht the hell is happening i cant move apps to sd kindly suggest i had lost hopes now i think i tried everything available on net
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hey i tried every thing i installed z4root it get install on my a70 but i dont know wht the hell is happening i cant move apps to sd kindly suggest i had lost hopes now i think i tried everything available on net
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Use move2sd enabler from market.
or link2sd if u have partitioned ur card.
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It Helped Thanks a lot,
now only thing is that every one knows A70 Has only 160 mb of phone memory so the apps which is installed be default by the company dose`nt move at all even yahoo mail and like inbuilt mail by android dosnt move and these run all time they take lot of space and make my phone slow.
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now only thing is that every one knows A70 Has only 160 mb of phone memory so the apps which is installed be default by the company dose`nt move at all even yahoo mail and like inbuilt mail by android dosnt move and these run all time they take lot of space and make my phone slow.

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If you want to move those also then use link2sd but you should have partitioned your card for that.ok!!!
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wil try that
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Thanks so much for the clean step by step instructions..
Worked perfectly !!
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I tried it on samsung galaxy mini it really works...
Just follow the steps and you will get what you want...
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i m nt able to do this..pls help..!!!


C:\Windows\system32>cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-

C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached


C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb devices
List of devices attached
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C:\Windows\system32>cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-

C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached


C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools>adb devices
List of devices attached
Setup ADB first (check my signature)
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i followed all the steps. still my device is not in the list
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Setup ADB first (check my signature)
m using windows 7 32 bit OS
is der any problem regarding OS..???
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is der any problem regarding OS..???
I've tested in that OS, have you turned USB debugging on in your phone?
Else, you haven't setup correctly
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Can anyboody tell me is ADB driver i installed it on my a70 but the given procedure for force install of apps to sd is not able to complete..What should i do???Can anybody explain it in simple language??
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C:\android-sdk-windows\platform tools>adb devices
List of devices attached
C:\android-sdk-windows\platform tools>adb shell
error: device not found
Plsssss smbody help me
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C:\android-sdk-windows\platform tools>adb devices
List of devices attached
C:\android-sdk-windows\platform tools>adb shell
error: device not found
Plsssss smbody help me
Just installing drivers won't work.See ur device is not being detected by adb as u can see List of devices attached is empty.
Follow this link.It is tutorial to get A70 detected by ADB.
[TUTORIAL] ADB Workout Tutorial for Linux+Windows (100% working)
Once u get ur device detected then follow this tutorial to force install app2sd.
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In this tutorial he has given steps for win7 and linux i am using win xp 32bit so is it ok if i follow the win7 procedure??
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Hey can you tell if at all after following this procedure i install yahoo messenger and its plug-i will they be installed to sd card or phone memory coz the plug-in is about 24 mb sth and i dont have that much space????
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i downloaded sdk ! bt when i open sdk manager exe. some comand open n gets close immediately ! nw wat to do i cant undrstnd ! im having samsunga galaxy ace ! pls say meh coz some apps r downloading on phone memory !
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Hey can you tell if at all after following this procedure i install yahoo messenger and its plug-i will they be installed to sd card or phone memory coz the plug-in is about 24 mb sth and i dont have that much space????
Yes u can move plug-in to sd card but as i remember u won't be able to move ym app.
U can follow win7 tutorial for winxp.
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Can someone give me a hand please? I'm getting stuck at Step 3 after I run SDK Manager.exe, there isn't anywhere that says Available Packages. I'm looking all over and I simply don't have that option. I've seen screenshots of this process on different site as well and my window looks different. Is there a previous version that I should download? Thanks.
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