Saving all apps/widgets to phone and not sd card!Support


  1. DankNasty

    DankNasty Well-Known Member

    Ok I know there are millions of threads of people wanting to save apps and stuff to their sd card this is not that. I want all my apps or atleast just the widgets to save to the phone itself. For some reason certain widgets like pandora auto save to the sd card which makes it useless when i restart the phone. I understand that the widgets must be saved to the phones internal storage to work so im not sure why certain widgets are saved to the sd card.

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Need a little more detail to ferret this one out. What phone and which version of Android? Are you rooted? Running a rom other than stock?

    If apps are getting installed on the sd card, then you must have at least 2.2 which means if you go to menu>settings>applications>manage applications and tap the all tab, scroll down to pandora and tap the listing you should have the option to move it back to the phone.
  3. DankNasty

    DankNasty Well-Known Member

    Actually you did just fine problem solved. But seriously shouldn't the phone automatically install things that are widgets to the phone otherwise they dont work.
  4. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    That's why I asked about custom roms and rooting, because by default everything is supposed to install on internal memory.

    Do you run an apps2sd app? Somehow your default install location was set to external. You can set it back if you want, or just manually move widgets.
  5. DankNasty

    DankNasty Well-Known Member

    No I havn't rooted or anything I just got this phone its a samsung infuse. the only thing ive done is changed the home app to launcherpro. Would that effect it? Im pretty sure even before taht it was installing stuff to the sd card tho.
  6. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Launcher pro won't change the default location of installed apps. I am going to move this to the Samsung Infuse forum so other Infuse users can chime in and let you know if all Infuses are like that.
  7. SavLee

    SavLee New Member

    Hey! I'm having a similar problem. I have a MyTouch 4G and just got the new Android system update. After the update, now ALL of my apps are on my SD card. It's taking up WAY too much room! Is there a way to move them all back to my phone memory?? My phone isn't rooted or anything....Help!
  8. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Go to menu>settings>applications>manage applications and select each app. You should see move to phone as an option.
  9. alfowl

    alfowl New Member

    Same problem here on Samsung Infuse. Is there a way to default all new apps/widgets to automatically save to phone instead of SD card?
  10. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    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 (newer versions of the sdk put adb.exe in different locations. I'm not sure which folder it ends up in now.)

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

    type
    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell pm setInstallLocation 0
    Done.

    Now the default location to install apps is the internal memory. Keep in mind Widgets and services should always be installed to the phone and not the SD card. If you want to set the default install location back to the SD Card, you simply repeat the process but use
    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell setInstallLocation 2
    Android has specific rules for where it installs apps. If the app has a specified location, that takes priority. If it is not specified in the app, then the default install location is used. Android has 3 identifiers for app storage location:

    0 = Internal 1 = Auto 2 = External (sd card)
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