Downloading directly from market to SD card?Support

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  1. Byrus

    Byrus Member

    How do I download an app directly from the market to my SD card? I don't see any option to do that. I always have to download it to my phone and move it to the SD card and sometimes if I'm low on memory my phone won't download it at all - which I could get around if I downloaded it direclty to SD card. Thanks..

  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    You can set the default install location to your SD card. Just be aware that a.) widgets, services and polling apps should always be installed to your phone's internal memory. b.) Any new widgets and services installed after you set the default location must be checked and moved back to internal memory before using them, and c.) Even with the default location set to external memory, some apps will always install to internal memory.

    If you've got 2.2 or higher You change the default location to the SD card like this ... (And, once that is changed you can move even more apps to the SD card, even though they were installed to internal memory.)

    You'll need to have the Android SDK installed. How-To Install Android SDK On Windows, Mac and Linux

    Then on your phone go to settings>applications>development and enable USB Debugging. Plug your phone into the PC using the USB cable.

    open a command prompt on your PC (start>run type "cmd" press ENTER)

    Change directory to the android-sdk-windows\tools folder

    At the prompt type
    Code (Text):
    1. adb devices
    and you should see your phone listed as a serial number.

    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2

    Now the default location to install apps is the SD card. And, some apps that you couldn't move to the SD card will now be able to be moved. If you follow the steps above and you install a widget afterwards, you will need to go to settings>applications>manage applications and manually move it to the phone. If you want to set the default install location back to the phone, you simply repeat the process but use
    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell setInstallLocation 0
  3. Byrus

    Byrus Member

    Wow, thanks. Figured it would just be as simple as changing some default setting in a menu that I was overlooking. Thanks again.
  4. jimpeel

    jimpeel New Member

    I have a Huawei U8651T Andrioid phone that has little memory. Most of that is taken up by T-Mobile.

    I tried the suggested fixes and all I got for my trouble was the message "Device not found."

    I have tried this several times to no avail. My Android version is 2.3.6.

    Any help would be appreciated because every time I attempt to load an app it tells me there is insufficient memory even though the app is 5+M and I have 20+M of memory available. I have contacted Huawei -- they told me doing this fix would be a violation of warranty -- and I have also talked to the Google Play Store support personnel. Neither was much help.

    I have learned a valuable lesson with this phone purchase. Don't buy a phone with no on-board memory.


  5. tube517

    tube517 Well-Known Member Contributor

    You might want to try researching about rooting your phone (If it's possible). If TMobile's apps are taking up that much space, rooting the phone would be able to remove that.
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    welcome to AF!!!!!!

    ok just an fyi this thread is in the evo 4g forums so i'm not too familiar with your device.

    do you have the right drivers?

    also we do have a forum for your device:
    Huawei Prism - Android Forums

    my suggestion is create a thread there and ask folks who have your device and see what they say as well.
    Mikestony likes this.

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