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  1. Ryistech

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    Ok I downloaded the pocket legends apk and when I go to instal it says that I don't have enough memory. I have 94mb left. Anyway to get around this.
     

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    I really wouldn't know. I know my Droid does not have room for many applications. Does anyone know a workaround for that?

    ETA: Is there a way to save the apps to the SD Card?
     
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    You can set the default install location to your SD card. Just be aware that a.) widgets, services and polling apps should always be installed to your phone's internal memory. b.) Any new widgets and services installed after you set the default location must be checked and moved back to internal memory before using them, and c.) Even with the default location set to external memory, some apps will always install to internal memory.

    If you've got 2.2 or higher You change the default location to the SD card like this ... (And, once that is changed you can move even more apps to the SD card, even though they were installed to internal memory.)

    You'll need to have the Android SDK installed. How-To Install Android SDK On Windows, Mac and Linux

    Then on your phone go to settings>applications>development and enable USB Debugging. Plug your phone into the PC using the USB cable.

    open a command prompt on your PC (start>run type "cmd" press ENTER)

    Change directory to the android-sdk-windows\tools folder

    At the prompt type
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    and you should see your phone listed as a serial number.

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    1. adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2
    Done.

    Now the default location to install apps is the SD card. And, some apps that you couldn't move to the SD card will now be able to be moved. If you follow the steps above and you install a widget afterwards, you will need to go to settings>applications>manage applications and manually move it to the phone. If you want to set the default install location back to the phone, you simply repeat the process but use
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    Ok I finally installed it. But every time I open it force closes. Now what?
     
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    May I suggest that you post in the Motorola Backflip section, where those familiar with that handset may be of more help?
     
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    I hate posting there because therebis absolutely no one there.
     
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    Can you uninstall any apps you do not use any more? While you have enough memory for the apk to install you still may lack the memory needed to run the appliation, if there are any apps on the phone you can uninstall it may free up enough mb to allow the game to run.
     

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