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  1. Lenny1978

    Lenny1978 Lurker
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    Hi there, I am having a problem with my ZTE Merit. I can't move apps to my SD card and I can't download anything onto the SD card, can anyone help???

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    I've moved this to the Android Lounge to get some better eyes on it.:)
  3. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    Have you tried going to menu>settings>applications>manage applications and there select the apps you want to move by tapping on them. Move to SD should be an option for most of them. System apps and other may not be able to be moved.

    Android has specific rules for where it installs apps. If the app has a specified location, that takes priority. If it is not specified in the app, then the default install location is used. Android has 3 identifiers for app storage location:

    0 = Internal
    1 = Auto
    2 = External (sd card)

    If 0 is set in the app, then it can only be installed on the internal storage regardless of the default install location. Widgets, services and apps that periodically poll need to be in the internal storage to run correctly.
    Crashdamage and Unforgiven like this.
  4. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    And how do I, a lowly unrooted, access that?
  5. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

    It's set by the developer.
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