Unable 2 move app


  1. BIGDOG101010

    BIGDOG101010 Member

    I just rooted my galaxy s2 virgin I am having trouble every time I try 2 put a app on my SD card it says unable 2 move app I know some apps can't be moved to SD card but I can't move anything to the card

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  2. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Try clearing your cache in recovery.

    Also did you try to move it again after it said unable to move? I get this problem from time to time and it moves on the second time.

    DS
  3. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat Guide

    Hmm.. I have never been able to get an app to move to SD. I have heard this from others as well. I will try this suggestion, but from my understanding the apps are not moveable and it was discovered to be a Samsung issue. The Galaxy Reverb has not been able to move apps to SD either from what I understand. I have used Titanium Backup to force move apps to SD and it says "successful" but after further inspection, the app is actually still on the internal. The storage still shows the same amount on the internal memory and internel/external sd cards. Even apps that have shown to be moved to SD still function even with the internal and external SD are mounted in a PC which should have disabled the apps if they were actually on the SD.
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  4. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Ahh okay thanks for the in depth details about that.

    It's always let me move, but never really mounted or actually checked to see if it was moved to the internal or External.

    Still a moderately new user to the e4gt coming from the Evo 3D

    Thanks bud!

    DS
  5. TheBritton

    TheBritton Resident Galaxy Cat Guide

    Well, I could be wrong or even just doing something wrong.

    I would be delighted to discover the apps can in fact me moved :D I am learning new things about the device everyday and often discovering I am overlooking something simple.

    I am also new to the Samsung brand ;)
  6. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    The only reason I suggested above, when I had my Samsung Captivate a couples years back (og galaxy s), on that phone could definitely in fact move to the external.

    I'm sure there's a way, just gotta find it ;)

    DS
  7. Daviedog

    Daviedog Member

    Ive never had problems moving apps to sd/card.
    Locate them in my files ,long press and select move to :nerd:
  8. b_randon14

    b_randon14 Well-Known Member Developer

    On the stock kernel I could only move to SD if I had and external SD card in.
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  9. steeljack99

    steeljack99 Well-Known Member

    im able to move apps to sd on the Kuban kernal
  10. cobretti

    cobretti Well-Known Member

    I'm running CM10, and in system settings there is an Advanced tab under /Device. It allows you to set the default storage to external SD. It was rather strange browsing the basement the first time in RE. I opened the ui, hit bookmarks/SDcard and wound up on external_SD. It's frickin' sweet.

    /SDcard/Android (data/obb) is now /external_SD/Android (data/obb). I have a few GLU games with like 3Gs of data and I had a heck of a time figuring out the mount points, cuz there's like 50!? I would move an app to sd and it was fine, until I rebooted, ALL GONE. It's kind of a funky setup, lots of the apps use different paths to reach the same destination. However I did notice you can't access /asec or /secure through /storage. In my directory /external_SD=/mnt/external_SD=/storage/external_SD. The same holds true for SDcard. Both are linked to root so I don't know why some apps take the long way home. Need the exercise I guess.

    Back in the Froyo days /mnt/asec and /mnt/secure_asec were your SD apps, you knew right where they were, now we got /data/app-private (which is silly, change the perms, move the app, and dump the zip, I don't get it), /data/app-asec, /mnt/asec, /mnt/secure/asec. /data/asec and /mnt/asec have the same apps, different data (as did Froyo, just without the extra directory in /data). They're all still renamed pkg.apk, so they still won't install without renaming them and changing permissions and jumpin through hoops. I guess that's why we batch backup.

    Anywhooo, I'm done, I trust you're still awake. On a sidenote I do like /system Dalvik being in /cache. Took me a few boots to realize that's what's happening when it says "Android is updating". And what's with /mnt/.lfs? JPG's?:confused: Sorry, I'm done:eek:
  11. undogooder

    undogooder New Member


    So am I to understand you "have never been able to get an app to move to SD", meaning even before rooting or just after root? I am on my second VM GS2 E4gT and run into the problem only after root. Is there no work around? I am on stock ROM as a noob and have a LG OP V and Elite that I use to train myself in the ways of the Jedi. Also, there are apps that I cannot download. For example, "Where's My Water?" Which I bought and played before root. I just tried downloading the Phandroid app unsuccessfully.
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