App2SD not working on my L3!Support


  1. Sharan49

    Sharan49 Member

    I recently bought an LG optimus L3.Downloaded a few apps but internal memory is almost full. I have an 8 GB SD card. I downloaded the app called "App2SD " from the Play Store.But the option to move to SD card isn't showing up in the app when I open it. :-[

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  2. Syntacks

    Syntacks Member

    Root the phone and get Titanium Backup. Best, most powerful, app manager out there. :)
  3. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    Root the phone & delete the blotware. I hate TB.

    I haven't Used App2SD but Link2SD won't work because the internal has been partitioned & told it is the SD.
  4. Sharan49

    Sharan49 Member

    I don't know much about rooting. Will it harm my phone if not done properly???
  5. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    Could but this is really easy.
  6. rucksak

    rucksak Active Member

    Link2sd does work when you partition your external sd, I'll link a thread on how to later.
  7. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    I tried when I first got the wife this phone but maybe it was the wrong format. I'd love to see the thread.
  8. rucksak

    rucksak Active Member

    This is the link

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1610666&page=56

    I've linked some of the system apps like facebook to sd and deleted some I did'nt need like maps got quite a few games installed and apps nothing massive though,still playing with about 40 -50mb system memory, also I used easeus partition manager to partition sd a nice little free program for windows.
  9. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    Yes. I use that also & it is a great tool.
  10. Sharan49

    Sharan49 Member

    I just rooted my L3.Couldn't figure out how to partition my SD card so I downloaded DroidSail App2SD lite. Tried to move apps using it but it only moved apps to Internal Memory. Why is this happening??? Is there any other way to move apps other than Link2SD??
  11. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    The best tool I've used to partition is easeus partition. Not all SD cards can be partitioned to tho. I haven't done the apps2SD or link2SD on this phone yet. The phone bring partitioned as it is makes the apps use this partition as a SD.
  12. rucksak

    rucksak Active Member

    Try easeus partition manager it's a free windows program, and click the link I put above on how to partition your external sd card.
  13. jmfolcik

    jmfolcik Well-Known Member

    Been with the phone for a week. At first I did what everyone does and update all the apps when first signing in with my google account. Later that day I then tested the stock recovery app to learn it doesn't have a UI, if you go into recovery it immediately just wipes to defaults and reboots. So I was fresh again, I updated just google maps and installed my own apps this second time. Most of my apps allowed me to move to Internal memory from Phone. but even without doing that you have so much more space, just dont update the stock apps like gmail, books, music, google+, maps, street view, youtube. My gmail works just fine, battery usage still lasts two days.

    I updated google maps the second time, but after testing it and reverting back the update I noticed no difference in using it (including navigation)
    On this phone there's a weird tiling effect with google maps, not sure if its video driver or what. Happens with or without the update.

    19 of my own apps installed and I have 59MB available (that includes updated google play and google play services)
  14. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    What stock recovery app? I used ROM Manger to flash CWM & use the Quick Boot app but stock all you have is factory reset by holding down -volume + home + power.
  15. Meneer Jansen

    Meneer Jansen Member

    Indeed the solution to get Link2SD working is to create no less than three (3) partitions on your external SD card like described in the link that Rucksak provided:

    1. FAT primary (as little as you can)
    2. ext2 primary (I use this with link2SD)
    3. FAT32 primary (this will be the storage)

    Our LG L3 is very quirky in this case. BEWARE: formatting your SD card wipes ALL DATA of course.
  16. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    I also found that you can not create a Nandroid after doing this.
  17. Meneer Jansen

    Meneer Jansen Member

    I can backup w/ Onlinebackup without any problems... To my external SD card which is formatted as in my post.
  18. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about online Nandroid or what? I could be wrong about this phone. I don't have it. I have a Logic. My partitions are a little different also but CWM will not backup the ext on my phone. Since it won't backup I doubt it will restore it.
  19. Meneer Jansen

    Meneer Jansen Member

    Yep. Online Nandroid. Since I do have this phone: believe me: it works!

    Btw: you can choose where it will backup your stuff. If it cannot find your SD card (or it has too little space left for the backup) you can choose the internal SD memory (or skip certain things to backup). If I were you I'd post the error mess. in a forum about your phone here on androidforms. Discussing this in this topic is pretty useless since only people w/ an L3 read it ... :rolleyes:
  20. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    The forum mods have decided the logic & the l3 are the same phone. They are close but not quite.

    The Logic using CWM for the L3 can't find the ext to back it up when partitioned like in the post above. Not really a question just FYI for the Logic people following this thread.
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  21. Meneer Jansen

    Meneer Jansen Member

    Thanks for the info! What brand is the "Logic"? Never heard of it. Or is it a type of phone?

    I had a lot of trouble too w/ partitions not being found etc. Until I formatted my (external) SD card in the weird way like above. Maybe the SD on your phone needs to be formatted the "normal apps2SD" way, i.e. two partitions (1= ext2 or ext3; 1= fat32).

    I think it's not phone dependent, but Android version dependent... I might be wrong though... Good luck w/ the phone! :)
  22. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    If we provided separate All Things Root subforums, would that solve the problem here?
  23. Meneer Jansen

    Meneer Jansen Member

    I have no idea what you're talking about, man. Becoming root is not the problem. And getting link2sd to work either. On the LG E400 L3, that is. But considering that LG Logic is the same as the LG L3 I tried to help the fella. :)


    [edit] Adjusted my post because I misunderstood EarlyMon :)
  24. kingmt

    kingmt Well-Known Member

    It isn't really a problem but there does all to be enough difference In the two LGs that another sub category would help. There is yet another called the Dynamic that is so close but still just a little different.

    I really don't know the best decision for your forum but since they are so close that a lot of the things work for both it would be nice to keep them close together.

    The CWM recovery that I've been using for the Logic phone is the one built for the L3.
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  25. Meneer Jansen

    Meneer Jansen Member

    So the "Logic" is an LG phone? As in "LG Logic"?

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