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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Slow Eddie, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Slow Eddie

    Slow Eddie Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I'm really surpised there are not more posts about this, so I must be missing something. I've used up all 256 MB of space with apps. I add more apps I must uninstall some. To me, this is a little ridiculous, I don't feel like I have that many apps.

    Is there a way to use SD card storage to install apps? I'm still running 2.0.1 but I'm working on upgrading the software.

    Thanks.

    Eddie
     



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  2. There is apps2sd in version 2.2 but it only works if the developer of the app enables it.

    I think most droid 1 users wish they had more internal storage space to install apps, i certainly do. I love my D1 but this is one of the main reasons why i want a new phone in the not too distant future. ....a new android phone of course :)
     
  3. RandolphNY

    RandolphNY Well-Known Member

    I agree.....After updating maps / trapster and earth, I had to delete a bunch of apps that I would like on my phone, but don't use often enough to store.
     
  4. CyberPitz

    CyberPitz Android Enthusiast

    Every time I run out, I uninstall a bunch and/or move them to my SD card. It sucks how little internal space we have :(
     
  5. monsterenergy22

    monsterenergy22 Android Enthusiast

    You can move apps to SD even with out the support of the dev with TiBu.
     
  6. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    root
    move apps to SD
    force none native move2sd apps to SD anyway with TiBU
    clear Dalvik Cache
    cache cleaners
     
  7. jdailey1981

    jdailey1981 Android Enthusiast

    Apps are growing in size by the day. This is what I say is the downside of Android phones, they are obsolete after 6 months. With BB & iPhone, they at least offer support for up to 2 years. The D1 & Eris have pretty much fallen to the wayside. Good thing for root though. They already have full working GB roms on Eris
     
  8. jdailey1981

    jdailey1981 Android Enthusiast

    The size is a big factor though, I would say soon all apps will be capable of apps 2 sd
     
  9. takeshi

    takeshi Android Expert

    Don't forget that cache and data for your apps uses the same space.

    Number of apps or gut feeling really aren't important. It's the actual space (not all apps use the same amount) of all your apps + cache + data. It sounds to me like you need to take a look at your device and figure out what's actually using up your space.

    A device isn't obsolete just because there's something newer on the market, despite what consumers apparently tend to believe.
     
  10. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    all apps are capable of apps 2 SD.. right now.. today

    you just have to be rooted and that fact alone is worth rooting
     
  11. watersrules

    watersrules Well-Known Member

    This was the main reason I rooted back when I did.. If you use a lot of apps and have the D1, I don't see how you cannot be rooted nowadays
     
  12. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    agreed. it was my #2 reason - overclock speed was #1 - back when I rooted. and now, on a D1, I move almost all apps to the SD card but a few that are on my home screen and cause lag if they are on the SD card and on your home screen and/or are widgets. 2 known issues with moving an app to the SD card than can cause lag and slow reboot and response times.
     
  13. SirVilhelm

    SirVilhelm Android Enthusiast

    With TiBu or another method?
     
  14. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    with TiBu. Maybe other "root" apps can force them, but you will have to be rooted and the one I know of that can do it for sure is TiBu
     
  15. sooper_droid12

    sooper_droid12 Android Expert

    Yup, you're the only one ;) For me, I've just installed some of the bigger apps that I can't move to SD, like this Children's Book app I have for my kid. Since he doesn't use it, I just uninstalled it. It sits there on the market as a paid app. If and when I need it, I'll just download it. But I tend to houseclean once in a while evaluating what apps I really do use and which apps I keep because "I may use it," which invariably, I never use.
     
  16. Slow Eddie

    Slow Eddie Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Do you need to be rooted to run Apps2SD?
     
  17. atmasters

    atmasters Android Enthusiast

    I find the same problem on my Desire (not a new issue ) So I am going to look more into the rooting. I just hope I get all the steps right. Can some one point me in the right directions for rooting my Desire that is in plain English please ?
     
  18. androidlover14

    androidlover14 Android Enthusiast

    here is a link for the most popular method of rooting for the desire: link
     
  19. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    no, you can use Apps2SD non-rooted.

    BUT being rooted allows you to move apps the devs did not program as movable. So, of the say 100 NOT system apps I have, 40 are "native" moveable with Apps2SD but all 100 are movable if rooted :)

    rooting just allows you to force move them even if the dev did not design them to be moved.

    and you cant move system apps of course

    but hey, on the D1's weenie 256mb of memory, some moving is better then nothing at all I say so even if you do not want to root, consider Apps2SD method and if you do want to root.. then the door is wide open
     
  20. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    recent email with a dev with some insight into the app versus data memory issue

    It prevents copying to SD card because the app/data is stored within an encrypted area on the phone's internal memory.
     
  21. Slug

    Slug Check six!
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    Let's all cool down, remain civil and stick to facts, shall we?
     
  22. watersrules

    watersrules Well-Known Member

  23. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    a few posts got removed :cool:
     

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