[TUTORIAL] Install applications into SD Card for Samsung Galaxy 5 (i5500)Tips


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    saumilt New Member This Topic's Starter

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    DISCLAIMER: DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK / RUIN YOUR PHONE IN ANY WAY.

    Hi Everyone,

    I have some good news for the owners of Samsung Galaxy 5 (i5500) Smartphones.
    Doing some research on Google and reading about efforts from other people who could install applications on SD card on other android phones, I was able to develop a method to install application into SD card for the Galaxy 5. Better yet, you won't even need a custom Rom.

    Before I get into the specifcs let me state that the following steps are manual and no application is provided to automate the process, so advanced computer skill is required and some knowledge of unix/linux is a plus.

    Here we go: PLEASE READ THE WHOLE THING BEFORE YOU START. I MAY HAVE OMMITED SOME COMMANDS OUT OF LACK OF ATTENTION.
    1) You'll need to root your phone. There is a lot of guides about this available, just google for it. I've used the SuperOneClick Root to do this.

    2) Partition your sd card like this: 1 - FAT, 2 - Linux ext2. Again, there is a lot of guides about this on the net, just google again. I've used Paragon Partition Manager 2010 to lower the size of my FAT partition, leaving a 550MB unallocated space at the end of the card. Then I formatted this space as ext2 in linux, using ubuntu live CD. Most guides around there recommends that you keep this partition between 500~750MB, so I didn
     

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  2. loop4444

    loop4444 Active Member

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    good job! im not able to test atm but i sure will in next few days.
    thanx for your efforts,5500 really is awesome small android
     
  3. zappa79

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    Anyone?

    I really need some assistance here!
     
  6. huuhieu90

    huuhieu90 New Member

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    hi saumilt!
    i have just bought galaxy 5 one week.
    can you show me, how to install apps to sd through photos?
     
  7. andikasuhendar

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    it really work, i already try this tuts, now i have to find how to move /data/data to /system/sd/data...
    those anyone know the tuts?
     
  8. CorpusZelus

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    Hi saumilt,

    When I reboot my applications don't load including Market. I placed echo commands before and after every line of code in init-sd2.sh, and looks like it stops at this line:

    mount -t ext2.....

    One other thing, when I format my SD I get 3 partitions instead of 2. As a result, I'm using mmcblk05p instead of 02p. It's still the last partition on the SD card so I don't know if that's the problem or not.

    Would appreciate your help here. Thanks in advance.
     
  9. Delta25

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    hey thanks this is awesomeeeeeeeeee it was the stuff i was looking for but 2 things:

    1 is this for eclair (2.1) android?

    2. the f*cking android sdk doesnt install on w7 ultimate 64 bit i asks for jdk but ive already instaled it
     
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    just got my samsung galaxy 551. can you please tell me how i can access/view files in my micro sd card which i transferred from my pc. and how can i transfer them to the gallery and playlist. thank you very much.
     
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  14. batu

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    I have obtained G-I5503 phone.
    I rooted it and did all the steps that are mentioned on the top of this post.

    But I couldn't use extra space on the SD Card.

    When I run the script file init-sd2.sh using Script Manager then got the message:
    What is problem? Please help me...

    And, when run script install-recovery.sh then got following message:
    Help...


    Thanks for all...
     
  15. eanando25

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    hi! i have read all your post but i have a problem. my system doesnt mount the ext2.
    a clue: the log file says: "mount: no such file or directory". i have installed busybox, etc. i dont know what to do!! thanks!
     

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