Saving applications to SD cardSupport


  1. Oleg

    Oleg New Member

    Have you noticed a "Low on space" notification which when expended reads; "phone storage space is getting low". How can they expect people to use the android market if I can only hold the apps on the phone's memory. I called T-mobile and was told that I cannot transfer the apps to the SD card!!! Doesn't this defy the whole purpose of this phone, use of the android marker and paying $25-$35 for unlimited use of all this. I should only be limited by the size of my SD card. Any suggestions on how to copy them to the SD card or do we need to wait for an application to that. The T-mobile "G1 Tech Support" were as puzzled as I was.

    Anybody know how to copy android apps to the SD card???

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  2. Flatman

    Flatman Well-Known Member

    Not. Yet.
  3. pestilence

    pestilence Well-Known Member

    I imagine some google engineer somewhere knows how :D
  4. Huey Freeman

    Huey Freeman Well-Known Member

    I was wondering this same thing.. My memory is pretty pissed at me right now..
  5. solider

    solider Active Member

    I've finally encountered this problem as well. I'm also stuck as to how to transfer files into the SD card. Has anyone found a way around this?
  6. chicago

    chicago Active Member

    it seems like we were all lied to at this point.. i can assume they will be fixing this .. if not i strongly believe a legal arguement can be made that in the event you cancell the contract they cannot charge you the cancellation fee.

    the reason most purchased this phone was for the apps, open market, no fee ect..

    just my 2cents
  7. SK.

    SK. Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what you mean by lied to and How can we make a legal argument with regards to not being able to store stuff on the SD card?

    Does it say in any of the documentation that we can store on the SD card? You can still download applications but currently limited to just the phones memory which I admit sucks a bit but I am not sure that this is grounds for cancellation without fees due to the fact that the handset is usable?
  8. HTC

    HTC Well-Known Member

    super-duper repost #1000. I have a feeling that until this problem is fixed, there will be a new post saying the same thing every other night, since people dont read other posts that might have remotely to do with the same subject.

    did you think they are going to make an APPLICATION that cant even install itself on an SD card to somehow be able to allow other APPLICATIONS to install on the SDcard? o_O

    I think playing Crysis on the G1 sounds more do-able than what you're suggesting.
  9. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member

    I don't recall anyone saying anywhere that we'd be able to save to the SD card. Would it make sense and make everyone happy? Yes. But the fact that some people assume a device will do something, or have some feature, and don't bother to check it out before purchase isn't anyone's fault but their own.
  10. chicago

    chicago Active Member

    no.. perhaps not.. but i as well as others i have spoken with were definitely under the impression from store retailers that this device was a true open ended.. and a lot of selling hype on the difference between the g1 and the iphone.. is everywhere.. open apps.. free apps...store as much as your memory can hold.. you can use a micro sd card to store them..

    the iphone does not allow for external storage.. it seems at this point either does the g1.. we cannot store our apps to the sd card.

    i think this is not simply selling of an opinoin.. it is more like a statment of fact..

    in either event.. it is a nice phone.... and i am sure someone will come along and give an app to allow us to save to the sd card..
  11. JJbdoggg

    JJbdoggg Member

  12. Nimbler

    Nimbler New Member

  13. punkzanyj

    punkzanyj Well-Known Member

    Well, if you were told that by a retailer, then you can hold that retailer responsible, but nowhere online was that statement mirrored. The retailer was wrong, it does happen from time to time. That's why I bought the phone straight from T-Mobile, and not one of their retailers who has an interest in getting you to buy something to meet sales quotas, and may give incorrect information just to close the sale.

    If the major selling point, and the advertising said that you could save apps to the SD Card --- perhaps you'd have a case for waiving a cancellation fee, but since that's not the case, it's not likely to fly as a legal argument.

    You gotta root, or wait for Android to come out with a stable fix for it.
  14. illusive817

    illusive817 Member

  15. tanner2007

    tanner2007 Well-Known Member

  16. OCDetails

    OCDetails Member

    Has this been fixed yet? I hate that I am always out of memory and in order to download something useful, I must first delete something equally useful. I'm not techie enough to comprehend rooting my phone, so I'm looking for other options. I wish I could just direct apps to save to the memory card rather than saving to the phone itself. They should have given us more memory if that was going to be the case.
  17. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member


    Nope, this is the way it is .... for now and the future ... doesn't look like google is going to open apps to the sdcards as a stock feature.
  18. raikan123

    raikan123 Member

  19. vorsace

    vorsace New Member

    yeah, me too. btw, i don't know if this can help you guys or not, but i've got an app that can save app to sd card. the problem is, it only save the app instaler to sd card. so it still use your phone memory, but at least if you want to reinstall the app that you had uninstal before, you can do it from this app, you don't have to search it again from market.
  20. lgoptimus

    lgoptimus New Member

    i found away whilst looking for some apps download the app called app saver although it makes you save that app on the phones memory you can decide which apps are saved where hop it helps:)
  21. pwaterz

    pwaterz New Member

    Save to SD card has been added in 2.2. I have the nexus one and you can go to the application settings and move to the SD card. Not every app can be moves though. This may be because the the transfer rate of the SD card is not fast enough. Or it is a security concern.
  22. david1215e

    david1215e Member

    If you have Android 2.1 or below, you can't move apps from your phone memory to your SD card. But if you have Android 2.2, you can! ;)
  23. josheejosh

    josheejosh New Member

    @david1215e: How? I recently purchased a Samsung i5503 running 2.2 Froyo. New Android user here!

    Oh, and I'm from the Philippines as well :)
  24. janitor07

    janitor07 New Member

    New to Android. Just bought the LG Optimus One to discovered from various forums that apps can only run from the phone memory.

    After fiddling for a day, I thought i might have a simple solution for running the app from the SD card. You can run the application installed in the SD card using ASTRO File Manager. Go to the folder /mnt/asec and click your app from there.
  25. braddo1972

    braddo1972 New Member

    Im sure its up to the people who make the apps ,to make them suitable for sd card storage .
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