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General external sd card for apps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kimert, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. kimert

    kimert Member
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    It would be nice to be able to use the external sd card for apps on this phone, I read somewhere about linking a directory on the ext card to make it work... but I can't seem to find the article now. Has anyone made this work?

    Thanks!
    kim
     

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  2. neil154

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    Try downloading app2sd
     
  3. kimert

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    None of those work - there is an "sdcard" an "internal" and an "extsdcard" in the mnt directory . . . "sdcard" is just part of the internal memory, it doesn't recognize "extsdcard" as an sdcard - it also says the "sdcard" is virtual (which it is) and won't move apps to a virtual sdcard . . .
     
  4. neil154

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    How much phone memory do you have? I have an S3 and I think it has 16 GB of internal memory and I was told that Samsung does not recommend installing apps to the ext SD Card
     
  5. komputertua

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    Victory just have 1.83 Gb internal memory.
     
  6. neil154

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    My S3 has 2 GB internal memory they don't recommend installing apps to sd card. Maybe you are in the same situation. Do you really need the room?
     
  7. connorb89

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    I'm having the same problem, I rooted my phone and I'm still haveing trouble moving apps.
    On my old HTC One i could move apps without rooting the device just by going to app info.
    I think it was the ROM style?
    But it would be great if I could transfer apps to my extssd, make life a bit easier.
     
  8. OverByter

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    If you're rooted you can try link2sd.
    OB
     
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