[TUT] How to force install apps to SD card without ROOT!!!Tips

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  1. manishjmb

    manishjmb New Member

    Hey Praky,
    I have faced below issues.
    In step 3, I can't find any USB drivers in Available Packages,I have Samsung Kies installed already on my system

    Now, I followed the rest of the steps but am stuck when i put adb devices.
    It returns error: 'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    Can't go forward on this one.
    Plz help...

  2. kblee27

    kblee27 New Member

    My ACE is rooted.

    After I did this:

    "adb devices"
    "adb shell"
    A $ sign should pop up
    "pm setInstallLocation 2"
    Another $ should pop up

    I went to app2sd and suddenly found all the applications which were previously unmovable, is now movable.

    I just move them one at a time starting with the biggest apps to clear as much internal memory as possible.
  3. ksajeeb

    ksajeeb Member

  4. praky

    praky Well-Known Member

    All those who are having a problem in USB drivers getting installed, hang on. I will look into it.
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  5. ksajeeb

    ksajeeb Member


    i think my problem may be with that revision 4. but i couldnt find any revision 5 there in available packages. is there any like older version new version of sdk? and also couldnt find that xxx. revision 5

    thank pranky for ur effort
  6. praky

    praky Well-Known Member

    Ok here is what i think is going wrong now-
    when i wrote the android sdk rev 11 was the latest. now it is r13.
    So you have to select an option related to USB in packages window. Also 2 more packages called something like "android sdk platform-tools revision x(7 as of this time)"
    Android sdk tools revision x(13 as of this time)

    Post if this solves your problem
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  7. lavenderlatte

    lavenderlatte New Member

    hi. first of all, i want to thank praky for posting the tutorial. it helps me a lot.
    at first, i failed to install because i can't find usb driver. command driver for sure turns out error. i have kies installed to my computer.
    then i read praky post above, finally i got to install sdk and it works wonderfully :)
    it turns out that sdk has updated to r13. that's why.
    so people, this is how i done it.
    at available packages windows, i unticked all except android sdk platform-tools revision 7. then install.
    the rest is as same as praky's tutorial, and voila! it works!
    how this will help those who have the same problem as mine before.
    thank you! :)
  8. praky

    praky Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your feedback. I have updated the tutorial to reflect that.
  9. ksajeeb

    ksajeeb Member

    while istalling anything from that available packages i am getting this msg shown below
    Downloading Google USB Driver package, revision 4
    File not found: C:\Program Files (x86)\Android\android-sdk\temp\usb_driver_r04-windows.zip (Access is denied)
  10. praky

    praky Well-Known Member

    Open the sdk mangager.exe as admin. I think you win7's UAC on.
  11. extend

    extend Active Member

    This is so wonderful. Thank you very much.
  12. droidxtreme

    droidxtreme Member

  13. shlomimoto

    shlomimoto New Member

    Hi all!

    Thanks alot for this great tutorial!

    well, I am facing a problem

    I've downloaded the Android SDK manager (together with all the Java programs that I was required to have)...

    now, I was trying to dowload all the packages with the USB drivers and such, thou when the programs goes on dowloading the packeges it says that the files werent found or something like that...

    I think I have the kies here cause the galaxy Ace is connecting no problems

    other then that I don't have a platforms-tools directory, rather only 2 seperatr platform and tools directories... the platform directory is empty, while in the toold directory there are many files... one of them called adb-has-moved and in it wrriten that I need to download the platform-tools package from the Android SDK manager, though when I am going on to do that It won'e download...

    I get:
    Downloading :confused:
    File not found: C:\Program files\Android\Android-sdk\temp\platform-tools_r07-windows.zip (Access is denied)

    What should I do?....

    Thanks alot!
  14. shlomimoto

    shlomimoto New Member

    well, I have dowloaded the adb files I have found somewhere above in the thread...
    the first command: "adb devices" gives me back: "List of devices is attached"
    the command "adb shell" gives back: "error: device not found"

    (while the cell phone is connected with usb)
  15. shlomimoto

    shlomimoto New Member

    hi, I got the samr problem. did you solve it somehow?...

  16. shlomimoto

    shlomimoto New Member


    seems like all is working just as written at the tutorial!

    that's what nI have done:
    1. downloaded the sdk manager
    2. downloaded the USB drivers (2 files I have found on this forum some where on the above threads)
    3. wrote the code lines - and all works!

    Thanks to everybody!!! I am so happy - the storage thing was the only downside I had with this phone! YHAYYY!
  17. extend

    extend Active Member

    I followed this tutorial several days ago, and it worked like charm. No I have just upgraded my from Froyo to official Gingerbread. The previous apps that I have installed are currently on SD card, and I can still move them from phone to SD and vice versa. However, newly installed apps can't be moved from phone to SD card. Anybody experiencing this?
  18. watdatit

    watdatit New Member

    Thanks for the tutorial!
    Had a little problem with the directories but after editing their values, everything progressed smoothly.
    Are there any other tweaks like this?? i haven't rooted my phone but i want to improve my phone wherever i can.. thanks
  19. praky

    praky Well-Known Member

    repeat the procedure again.
  20. ksajeeb

    ksajeeb Member

    no still i didnt complete it.
    after after making 'user account control' (UAC) off in control panel i could avoid this error..

    and i got some other errors and i think it was problem with my net connection.
    now i installed usb driver and that sdk platform. now i will try the rest :)

    thanks pranky!!!!!!!!!

    thanks everyone:)
  21. GerryH

    GerryH Member

    I followed the TUT, didn't get any error messages.
    Downloaded app2SD and it got installed on my phone, not on the SD card.
    I thought this procedure was to install all new apps on the SD card automatically?
  22. insekticide

    insekticide Well-Known Member

    It works. I can't believe it. So...much...space...left....

    Tanks alot
  23. extend

    extend Active Member

    I was just thinking, can this procedure be done through terminal emulator app?
  24. praky

    praky Well-Known Member

    That means you are rooted. ;)
  25. Adib17

    Adib17 New Member

    in available package I cant find the USB package. or was it Google USB package? i dont know which one to tick cause I cant find Android sdk tools revision. Im using Galaxy Ace (gingerbread 2.3.4)

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