Root Apps to SD worth it?

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  1. Haywire

    Haywire Well-Known Member
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    So I'm thinking of trying to install apps to sd, but I want to know if people that have it find it worth the time/effort it will take to install. I haven't read up much on it so I'm interested in hearing some thoughts..

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. OMJ

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    If you need the app storage space it is worth it. If you don't its not. If you don't need the space I don't even see the point.
     
  3. doomedromance

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    What OMJ said.

    Personally it's not worth it to me. I don't want apps taking up the space on my SD card. And I'm good with the internal space so far.
     
  4. SirVilhelm

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    Where is this download?
     
  5. ska.t73

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    It isn't really a download it is an option that you can use with Cyanogen Mod by Koush...
     
  6. Fadelight

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    You are forgetting about something. The ability to flash ROMs and do system wipes without ever again having to reinstall your apps. :D


    As for the "is it worth the trouble", if you are running a Cyanogenmod ROM, it is no trouble at all. 4 screenpresses in rom manager and then tick an option in the application menu of the phone and viola, you are done.
     
  7. OMJ

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    meh titanium backup restores my apps in a new presses. Better chance of apps running slow if they are running off the sd.
     
  8. tjbugs1

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    I am running Cyanogen now, will I have to reinstall all my APPs that are now on the phone if I do this?
     
  9. Fadelight

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    That's what they say. :rolleyes: I haven't seen that to be the case, though.
     
  10. droidpcguru

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    Well considering there are MANY games out there..plus other apps that store their data to the SD, and run just fine without lag issues, there should not be a problem with apps2SD.. especially since the app loads most of itself into memory upon starting.

    I've heard many a story now of apps2sd running on the Droid with no issues whatsoever.
     
  11. tom108

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    doesnt this require a class6 card? the stock one is only class2
     
  12. droidpcguru

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    There doesn't seem to be much point in running a Class 6 card, since the Droid's hardware cannot transfer data any faster than a Class 2 card anyhow.

    EDIT: Read below, as there seems to be a marginal difference. I stand with my opinion of there not being much of a point since I have not heard of any "Fail" stories on the subject yet. :)
     
  13. GirLuvsDroid

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    One of the folks over at Droid Forums ran some tests yesterday after I made this very statement, which seem to disprove the theory. The difference between the two was small, but more pronounced the more data was being moved.

    [ROM] Bugless Beast V1.0 ESE81 - Page 152 - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
     
  14. tom108

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  15. GirLuvsDroid

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    No, but before I saw the testing results from yesterday, I believed that the Droid couldn't read/write at speeds greater than Class 2. I was one of the people that thought it wouldn't be worthwhile with a Class 2 card.
     
  16. leoninter

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    I've been running CM 5.0.6.2 for two weeks now. I moved the majority of apps to the SD card. I am running Bekits 7 step kernel at 1200 very smooth, no discernible lag. I went from 20MB free to 100MB after moving apps to SD card. Gained room to install Google Earth which runs smooth off the SD card. No force closes unless I run Helix Laucher2.
     
  17. Fadelight

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    I've been running apps2sd since the first announcement that CM supported it. I run absolutely every app I have (including Helix Launcher2) from the SD card with no noticeable lag. I am still using the stock class2 16gb card that came with the phone, too.
     

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