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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thahim, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. thahim

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    Just bought S3 yesterday and found there is no option of moving
    Any apps to sd card in apps manager.

    How can we do this?
     

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    As it stands atm, you can't. It's not supported.
     
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    Whats atm ? Whats the use of card in this phone is it only for
    Media? Cant we even do this via some app?
     
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    Atm = at the moment.

    And unsupported means it's unsupported.

    You can chose to save camera pictures directly to SD alone with other media files created by the phone. But the thought process of manufacturers seems to be more along the lines of: "older phones only had 180MB to store apps, so yes apps2sd was very useful, now phones ship with at least 16GB of storage it shouldn't be needed"
     
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    6-7 games can fill up the 11.35GB Shared /data and /sdcard partition.

    If rooted there is an app called "directory bind" which I've been using successfully to move the /sdcard portion of big games to /extSdCard
     
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    If other phones can move apps to mmc why not galaxy s3?
     
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    Samsung decided to design it that way for whatever reason. :(
     
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    moving "apps" saves minimal space. It moves the apk and the libs from /data/app and /data/data to /sdcard/.android_secure

    Its the /sdcard data that is the space killer. Moving apps itself is pointless on this size memory, as mentioned earlier.

    Anyway, because samsung used a clever file system (fuser) that shares /data (where apps are) with /sdcard (where "move to sd" moves them to), youd not be saving space becuase youre moving it to the same place.
     
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