Apps2SD

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  1. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member
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    Ok, I've been doing a bit of researching on Apps2SD, but apparently haven't found what I'm looking for. So I have a few questions, and if anyone's a little more knowledgeable than me, please help me out.

    Is Apps2SD worth doing? And is there any risk at downloading a corrupt app and losing all of the apps again (or any other data for that matter)?

    Is there still the 70app "limit" on the internal memory? Does that limit only occur on internal memory, or does it still occur when storing apps on the SD card.

    How exactly does one go about using Apps2SD? There doesn't seem to be any real clear-cut answer to this around, and I'd like some clarification. I do understand you'd have to use a ROM capable of supporting it, which I am.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me.
     

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  2. 702DROID

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    it is already to go in fresh 1.1 (not sure about the new modoco was in the old one) you just have to partion your sd card not sure on the limit (not sure how many i have lol)
     
  3. tatonka_Hero

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    is it as easy as using the partition option on the recovery console? Do you use the first option "partition SD", or the third option "SD:ext to ext3"?

    Sorry, I know it seems pretty noobish to be asking such simple questions lol. I just realized that I had like 68 apps on my Hero, and I actually use the majority of them
     
  4. 702DROID

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    be sure and back up your sd card cause it will be erased when you partion it and do the ext3 option
     
  5. tatonka_Hero

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    awesome, thanks. I just backed it up.

    Will I have to redownload all the apps, including the ones put on there when the ROM was flashed?
     
  6. 702DROID

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    i think you have to uninstall them and then reinstall them that way they go to the sd card cant remeber right now
     
  7. tatonka_Hero

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    hmm. I'll have to take a look. What the hell, I'll jump in and do it lol
     
  8. tatonka_Hero

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    ok then, how do i know if the apps are installing (or installed) to the SD card?
     
  9. 702DROID

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    adb shell
    su
    cd /system/sd/app
    ls -a

    if the list is blank, try

    cd /system/app
    ls -a
     
  10. tatonka_Hero

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    awesome, guess it worked, without having to reinstall everything. granted, i tried flashing a new ROM right after, so i think that MIGHT have had something to do with it. Thanks for the help :)
     
  11. 702DROID

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    anytime hows that app working for you lol
     
  12. tatonka_Hero

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    to be honest, i didn't like it much. but i didn't give it a very good chance, and i might try it out again another time
     
  13. 702DROID

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    i uninstalled it on mine too lol much rather just have a custom lock screen from NOJ
     
  14. dmm5157

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    Hmmm, may have to try this out after I get my new 8GB sd card this week. Current card is only a class 4, the new one that should be here tomorrow is a class 6. Hopefully that will work out better.
     
  15. BSki

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    Hero only reads at class 2 speed, do it doesn't matter what class you bought.
     
  16. 702DROID

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    class dont really matter i think the hero only has a class two reader in it (dont quote me on that)
     
  17. dhinez

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    I really don't care for appstosd anymore. I had it on my phone ever since I rooted back in late November. Saves on internal memory but it had a tendency to force close a lot of apps out of the blue. There was a thread about this on XDA-developer.com. It's use at your own risk. Like I said it worked great and sped up my phone some but I got real tired of dealing with force closes every other app. Now that I don't have it anymore, I can honestly say that it helped in speed just a slight bit. I use Fresh 1.1 and I can barely see a difference now. I'm just patiently waiting for 2.1 to come out before I really get deep into rooting and appstosd again. Good luck.
     
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