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How to recover space after unsuccessful moving apps to SD card using Root Explorer

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by MelodyMan, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. MelodyMan

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    I'm new to rooting. The apps didn't work after moving it to SD Card. I "temp root" my phone and moved all apps in "data" folder to SD Card using Root Explorer. Unfortunately, the phone restarted. I don't know what caused it. My intention was to simply try Root Explorer that's why I used "temp root" and not permanent root. Thus I wasn't able to "unroot" it. My understanding is that it'll go back to previous state because it was a "temp root". All the files were successfully moved to SD Card but then the shortcuts/links to the menu disappeared. The apps were still listed in "Manage Applications" without the correct icons. Using ES File Explorer, I clicked on an "appname.apk". This installed the app to phone's room and appended "2" on its filename like "appname2". I'm guessing that the system has a reference to the originally installed apk. I tried moving the rest of them but still the links to the menu and icons never came back. I re-installed some, removed the apk manually and uninstalled the other apps using app manager but it never somehow free up space. I wonder if I have to clear Davlik cache. I'm using Android 2.2 and I have some app already installed on my SD Card.

    Hope you can help.
     

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  2. karandpr

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    I dont get your question but from what I know
    A)You moved all apps from /data to sdcard effectively destroying the link
    Temp root is not virtual root .It is one day pass .:D.Whatever you do with virtual root is permanent.
    Go to recovery mode and clear data partition.
    If you ever want to move data to SD card .
    Use dual partition SD card and use Link2SD app.:D
     
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    Thank you for the explanation.
    Those apps in /system/app/ can't be mved as well?

     
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    No. Also, anything from /system wouldn't free any internal memory for you.
     

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