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Moving ALL apps to the sd card

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by tinytot2, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. tinytot2

    tinytot2 New Member
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    Hi all!

    Newbie question here. Does rooting allow ALL apps to be moved to the sd card?

    I want to switch from my Samsung Epic to the Express (Huawei M650) from Sprint. I know the Epic is far times better than the M650, but I like the physical phone design and hard keys much more appealing.

    The internal storage on the M650 is so small that I maxed it out 1 day after getting it (I am not a mega user either).

    I am hoping that my problems will be solved if I root the phone.

    Thanks :)
     

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  2. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Well-Known Member
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    It will not.
     
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
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    Rooting will allow installable apps to go to SD card (most of them anyway). But it won't change the fact that some apps will get broken when placed in SD card AFAIK.
     
  4. AngelArs

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    Not all apps should be sent to the SD card. App2SD is a good program for this as it will help tell you which programs can safely be moved, and which should not be touched :)
     
  5. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy
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    Rooting will allow you to remove pre-installed apps that you don't use. And I guess you could manually move the apps from /system/app to /data or to /sdcard, but they may not work right after doing so.
     
  6. tinytot2

    tinytot2 New Member
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    Thanks everybody for all of the responses!

    As it turns out, the M650 will be on its way back to Sprint. Internal storage is just way too small.

    I do think I want to root my Epic, though. I want to put it back to Froyo. Gingerbread is not working well with it.
     
  7. Gmash

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    On my Ascend, CM7 has Dark Tremors A2SD built in, which allows ALL apps to go to the sd card, even ones not designed for it, by tricking then into thinking they are on the phone. It even allows you to move the Dalvik cache to the sd card. Apps like Link2SD will also do this, but doesn't move quite as much data to the sd. Rooting your phone, partitioning the sd card, and using Link2sd will free up tons of space in internal memory.
     

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