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  1. jaybo1973

    jaybo1973 Well-Known Member
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    Hi all

    Even though I am on 2.2 and alot of my apps have bee moved to SD, I still only have 12% left.

    my most recent downloads havent helped as they cannot be moved; a few icon packs, folder organizer, android agenda widget and astrid, still, before this, I was still only on 20%

    Are apps fully moved with the move to SD option in 2.2?
     

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  2. furious duck

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    How much is 12%? I've got 27.47MB left on mine if that gives you something to compare against. If you go to Manage Applications you can see what's on the phone storage and what's on the SD card.
     
  3. SUroot

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    Whats giving you a % and how much is 100%?
     
  4. jaybo1973

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    20.77MB. An app called Android system info
     
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    Look for the noobs guide to forcing apps on SD card. It will move more. It's in the main desire forum on the first few pages
     
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  7. jaybo1973

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    Cheers guys, ill have a go when I get time :) Isnt the move to SD built into 2.2 good enough?
     
  8. SUroot

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    Would you have posted this thread if it was?
     
  9. jaybo1973

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    Probably not. Not sure if it is the OS and stuff taking up all the room though? Does the move to SD leave bits behind then?
     
  10. SUroot

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    Lots yes.

    The OS takes up a set amount. You usually find that 148MB is left for apps, their data and their cache.

    Plus you can't move all apps with froyo.
     
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    It's worth noting that you don't have to keep the icon packs permanently in order to use the icons. Once you have decided which ones you want to use and set them using FolderOrganizer you can then uninstall the icon packs. FolderOrganizer will still save the icon data you have set.
     
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  12. jaybo1973

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    148MB isnt alot; especially that the phone was around before android could move to SD. So ther method linked above moves the lot accross?
     
  13. jaybo1973

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    Thats good to know :) I dont like the icons in the pack that much, could do with an alternative anyway
     
  14. JohnnyBravo1000

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    In addition to what has already been said, may I add that an app and all its data isn't actually moved to the SD card. If you look at the size of an app while on the phone and then do the same when it's on the SD card you will notice a difference.
     
  15. SUroot

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    There is no method to move everything of an app. In order of greatness:

    1. Froyo - moves some apps
    2. Mod install location mentioned above - moves all user apps
    3. Root a2SD+ - moves all user apps and dalvik cache

    Even with 3 some of the app remains.
     
  16. JohnnyBravo1000

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    Thanks for the clarification, mate.

    It amazes me how the devices manages to do the above - eg. moving some of the app and leaving other parts of it, without leaving any clutter - or does it leave clutter?
     
  17. SUroot

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    I don't think so. The entire app is within the .apk, The dalvik cache is almost like the windows registry. Then there is app data which, I'm not entire sure where it goes... ;)
     
  18. jim_h

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    I've noticed a lot of apps leave stuff behind on my SD card, even after being uninstalled. I often find files named after software I've removed in cryptically named folders.

    This makes me wonder if apps leave things in the internal memory too. I have tried Applications in Settings, Astro, Advanced Task Manager and a couple of others I forget the name of and I'm not convinced any of them cleanly remove everything when using the Uninstall feature.
     
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    Some apps (app widgets in particular), such as Android Agenda Widget, will not work properly if you move them to SD. After a reboot or when you mount the SD Card they may show the "problem loading widget" error. That is why some dev's choose not to allow moving to SD.

    I'm surprised they don't give more phone memory to stop this being a problem...

    Regarding app data (databases, preferences, cache etc) it is stored in /data/data on your phone under the application package name (e.g. /data/data/com.roflharrison.agenda).

    When you uninstall the app this folder is removed.
     
  20. JohnnyBravo1000

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    For anybody who is interested, I managed to free up 20MB of internal storage last night by clearing the data from the official Facebook and Twitter apps.

    I had to re-enter my log-in details on the Facebook app, and tweak the settings back to my personal preference, but it seems to be working fine.

    I remained logged in to the Twitter app but it no longer auto-refreshed at the set interval. I managed to solve this by uninstalling and re-installing the app. However, I needed to reboot the phone in order to get the tick to remain in the tick box for "sync Twitter data".
     
  21. jaybo1973

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    That sounds a good idea. I hardly use it
     
  22. JohnnyBravo1000

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    No worries, mate. Let me know how you get on. :)
     
  23. jaybo1973

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    It cleared 5 mb so not bad. Odd, I seem to have 2 versions of Facebook. Facebook and Facebook for htc sence
     
  24. JohnnyBravo1000

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    Glad to hear you made a bit of extra space.

    Having Facebook and Facebook for HTC Sense is perfectly normal. Don't worry! :)
     
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