SD Card Apps?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by JavaWizKid, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. JavaWizKid

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    I've been hearing that with android you cannot install apps on an SD memory card? Does that mean you have to use the onboard memory of 512mb? That wont hold many apps AT ALL. If so that is a horrible choice by HTC to not incorporate a big storage and forget about the use of an SD card.
     

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  2. justjimjpc

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    This is a serious issue for each phone of HTC recently ... But people in the communities are working on it and they are getting closer .... so keep up hope ... rooting and apps-2-sd are a must for many users ...
     
  3. JavaWizKid

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    Is rooting illegal or does it void your phone's warranty? Is it the same as jailbreaking an iPhone?
     
  4. noonehereyet

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    rooting is not illegal and not really the same as "jailbreaking" rooting is just what it says in linux based system you have su / sudo / superuser which allows you to run things at/as root/core of the system rooting your phone is simply adding this feature back in and it was something that could be done on the original RC28 , RC29 build release of the dream.... as for voiding the warenty as long as you dont destroy your phone they will honor the warenty...
     
  5. muzicman0

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    I have a rooted phone, and I have apps on my SD card. I have a 500 MB EXT4 partition on my SD that holds my apps.

    mm0

    P.S. This DOES require you to root your phone.
     
  6. atsavlis

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    Is your phone a hero??? I have been trying to get my hero work with the appstosd method, nut nothing yet.... What method did you use?
     
  7. muzicman0

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    see...that's the problem with not paying attention to what forum you are posting in...no, sorry, I have a G1...I wasn't aware that the apps to SD wouldn't work on the hero...
     
  8. JavaWizKid

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    No I don't have a hero but I'm deciding between it or a iPhone 3GS. So far I'm preferring the Hero but the SD card apps seems to be a real problem. Is rooting possible on the Hero since it's new?
     
  9. justjimjpc

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    Do a TAG search on this site for "hero root"
     
  10. atsavlis

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    Rooting is as far as I have managed to go with my hero, now I have been playing around with ways to get apps2sd to work, but nothing....

    Im sure its just a matter of time before it gets solved, and before a faster rom image will be released....
     
  11. ianr

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    Phone apps are very small, so the 288 meg or so you get for storage seems to go quite a long way, it's certainly not the case that it "won't hold many apps AT ALL". I've got several screens' worth of apps on there and am nowhere close to filling it so don't worry too much about the onboard storage, apps with large storage requirements lke CoPilot store their data on the SD card so only use memory to store the app and a few small bits of data.
     
  12. samuelmaskell

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    Yeah, I have 115 apps installed and I've still got 162mb of space left. That being said, I'm sure I will run into problems eventually.
     
  13. atsavlis

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    The point of storing and running apps on the sd card is not so that you dont run out of space at some point....

    With the appstosd method it is ideal to use a class 6 sdch card wich is really fast when it comes to read/write speeds, thus your aps run faster and smoother, and you have more memory available for your system to run :)

    Thats basically the way I have understood it, if I am wrong, someone please correct me... Now lets all put our thinking caps on and try get a Originall beefed up htc rom for these great phones!!
     
  14. punkzanyj

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    My understanding is the reason why the phones don't have an apps-run-from-SD option is because it's a security flaw that needs to be fixed.
     
  15. justjimjpc

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    I dont think it is any more of a security issue than access to Windows Registry ... and probably no were near as Dangerous :)
     
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