Root Default Location for Installing Apps?

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  1. jdwis

    jdwis Active Member
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    Hi

    It was until late this afternoon I just figured out my phone memory is being eaten up quickly than expected.

    iPhone comes in 16 & 32GB, I have friend who has put lots of apps on her iphone, she has 16GB model and seeing in itunes on PC it shows it still has nearly 13GB to install more apps.

    Using Linda Manager I checked on Hero, it showed some 47% used till yesterday. Today I installed 2 apps Copilt & Sygic, now it shows (107M / 165M) 64% used..
    I dont even have installed more then 4 or 5 games so if I installed other few games and some apps it would just take up all the memory of the phone and dont know how would it perform bcos of less memory.
    I was wondering isnt there any way the memory card could be used to install everything, instead of phone?

    Also other concern, if there would be a way to change the location of default storing of apps, and say if its changed from phone to memory card, would it affect any programs which are already installed on the phone?

    Any apps to change the location or any advice on this would really help...

    Thanks
     

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  2. rre_za

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    Iran - Bandar ABbas
    i think if u root ur phone u can use memory card to install apps
     
  3. jdwis

    jdwis Active Member
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    Yes its rooted.
    Could you please explain how to set a default location for Installing (and storing) all the application onto the sdcard instead of Phone Memory.
    Thanks
     
  4. Xyro

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    I don't know if it's possible to choose for individual apps, it seems to be one or the other. As for how to do it, I think you need to use a ROM that supports it. I'm not sure the stock one will.

    If you use a ROM that does support it, apps will automatically be installed to the SD if it has an Ext partition.
     
  5. jdwis

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  6. jdwis

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    Hi

    Coming back again as I tried doing above, followed quite a much but no success, so left the idea of doing...

    Just recently I got an error msg "low on space" then "phone storage space is getting low" and a symbol on top bar...
    did switch off & on the phone back... no vail...

    Finally I had to remove few application to get rid off that msg...

    Has anyone any clue on how to install progs on the memory card?
    The link from above post does mention the details but it is very hard to follow it..

    Any help appreciated...

    thanks


     
  7. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Well-Known Member
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    Hi, Follow This method


    Source: [Guide] Complete Newbie Guide to Install a Custom Rom & Newbie FaQ [Updated 25/04] - xda-developers

    takes about 10 mins total to do.

    Goodluck
     
  8. jdwis

    jdwis Active Member
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    Thanks for the link m8
    I looked at it and got all the details.
    Followed to the steps
    Partitioned ext2 then converted to ext3 as well, after that tried installing new app off the market but it still installed on phone and not on the mem card..
    Checked few other forums as well and many posts, there was a rare mention about a shorcut from Phone to SDcard.. just that couldnt figure it out...

    Dont know how to do it now..
     
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