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General Games/Apps onto EXTERNAL(not Internal) SD??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by peterdan1506, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. peterdan1506

    peterdan1506 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 21, 2011
    Hi, i have just run out of room on my Galaxy S2 literally have 0.00bytes left. Even though i do have a 32gb SD Card in the phone, I have about 15 games installed and the rest are all apps(facebook, msn, skype, etc). I went 2 file manager and i noticed that you cannot play games unless the game data(like whats in the Gameloft folders) is on the Internal(11gb) SD....games can only be played when saved 2 the Internal(11gb) memory of SD Card...and not the external SD card! the only things i can save on the External SD are photos, videos and music.

    Is there ANYWAY besides rooting the phone that i can play games while not having 2 use the Internal memory(11gb)...instead being able 2 use the External Card? Games do save 2 the SD Card but in the Galaxy S2 it seperates memory between 11GB(USB Storage/internal sd) and 32gb(External SD).
    There is no point me having this phone if i cannot store all my games that i play on it... its pointless.

    P.S: I do use Apps2SD but it only moves 2 the INTERNAL(11GB) SD and not the External.


  2. DaveSyd

    DaveSyd Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2011
    You should not have to root the phone. Don't use Apps2SD because it's confused also, while Gingerbread 2.3 and above has this function built in.

    Go to Settings, Applications, Manage Applications, "On SD Card". Select the ones you want to move & on the following dialog "Move to SD". Contrary to popular belief the operating system knows the difference and the app is moved to a hidden (really hidden) set of folders under \sdcard\external_sd\.android_secure. ie even if you have a file manager that shows hidden files you wont see them. However you will see your external free capacity of your SD card drop. While the operating system knows the difference between the enternal and internal SD, most of the apps don't - that's why they continue to place saved data files on \sdcard\.

    To clean out your \sdcard\ "internal SD", see my other post on folder names you may want to go through and delete some of the folders of apps you have unloaded. They never delete their data off the internal when you uninstall so it can easily build if you do not clean it out. Perhaps you can add to the linked post on the folders you find on your \sdcard\?

  3. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Well-Known Member

    Sep 29, 2011
    Kuala Lumpur
    You can see the android secure folder if you connect to the PC through USB. View via windows explorer.

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