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after adding ext sd,all my apps saying not installed

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by fredp, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. fredp

    fredp Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I usually move installed Apps to the internal sd , yesterday i added
    An external micro sd card to my JB tablet and my apps are giving the
    Messag not installed when i click on them, i tried rebooting, any ideas?

    I suspect that the mountin process is changin the file structure heiarchy,
    And this is making the app shortcut icons point to the wrong location.

    What could i be doing wrong?


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  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Android 4.0 and above wont run apps from external sd mate. Even if it did, part of the app is saved to the internal storage so just swapping cards wouldnt work.
    Imagine the piracy if it was that easy lol :thumbup:
  4. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Funky, that's not what he did. The apps are installed on the INTERNAL SD. When he adds an EXTERNAL SD, just plugs one in, the file structure seems to change so that the apps on the internal card aren't there. It's like internal is sd0, but when he mounts an external card, the internal card remounts as sd1 and the internal card mounts as sd0.

    I know that can't (or shouldn't) happen, but that's the effect. No idea why, or what to do, though.
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  5. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog

    actually on a rooted device it is still possible to have apps run on the SD. I have my phone set up this way and it works great. You have to be rooted you have to have an ext partition on your SDCARD and you need to make sure its formated to ext 2,3,or4 Then you use Link2SD which will create a symbolic link and move the program over to the ext of your SDCARD. I believe Dalvic cache is also copied over. There is a chance it wont work with your device though so you have to experiment. I believe Link2SD also supports an extended partition of FAT but I would recommend a native Linux File System.
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  6. SkyJackpot

    SkyJackpot Android Enthusiast

    1. Which tablet do you have and where did you purchase it from?
    2. What modifications have you used or are using now?

    What method or programs do you use to move your programs there, as they should be already installed there
  7. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Ahh cheers Rukbat mate :beer: Sorry OP i read you wrong mate. Just reread it and i was way off point lol :)

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