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Support Moving Apps from phone memory to SD card?

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  1. theandies

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    How do I move already installed apps to the SD card and also how do I install apps to the SD card when starting to download them from the market?
    Thanks
     

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    Which ROM are you using on your Aria?
     
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    Stock AT&T. I tried to root (unrevoked) a while back but it never took. I haven't tried again lately.
     
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    Stock AT&T = Android 2.1 which does not support moving apps to the SD card.

    Options:
    1. Rooting your phone will allow you to flash different ROMs that do support moving apps to the SD card.
    2. Install the official AT&T Froyo 2.2 update and then you will have the ability to move apps to the SD card, however, this will prevent you from rooting your phone!!!!
     
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    Thanks for your help. Yes, after more research today I found that 2.1 doesn't have this capability. Is Froyo 2.2 update any good (if you know) or do you recommend rooting.
    Now I'm torn between 2.2 update and rooting.:eek:
     
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    If you root, you can have the best of both worlds. On the XDA-Developers forum there is a Liberated Aria Froyo 2.2 ROM that is rooted, flashable and has the HTC Sense that we have all grown to love(?). This ROM has all of the AT&T bloatware removed and runs very well on the Aria.

    I briefly played with a rooted version of the AT&T update Sunday afternoon and it seemed to run just fine, too.
     
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    any one have problems not being able to move apps to SD card after 2.2 update. the "move to sd card" is grayed out
     
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    You won't be able to move all the apps to your SD card, especially the built-in system apps. Apps need to be able to support the Froyo A2SD implementation and not all of them do yet.
     
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