1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

New SD Card - what next?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by martin_edinburg, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. martin_edinburg

    martin_edinburg Active Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Jul 22, 2009
    31
    2
    16
    Edinburgh
    OK, So I just bought a new SD Card, I'm running Froyo (Open Desire) and would like to have my apps installed on the card where possible.

    Can anyone advise on what I need to do? How do I format the card and do I need to partition?

    I had saved a previous thread but it seems to have been moved and I can't find it and there doesnt appear to be a definitive answer hence my post.

    Help would be greatly appreciated.
     

    Advertisement

  2. adam1985

    adam1985 Well-Known Member
    18

    May 27, 2010
    81
    20
    18
    Mechanical Engineer
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Your memory card should already be formatted but you can format it if you wish fat32 is the correct format if you are doing it on a computer or you can put it in the desire and use through format function in settings > SD card. To move your apps to the SD card (ones that allow it anyway) I use the apps 2 SD application http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.a0soft.gphone.app2sd this lists all apps that can be moved and allows you to move them across
     
  3. 1981

    1981 Well-Known Member
    36

    Apr 17, 2010
    308
    9
    36
    I use the app 'app 2 SD'.
    by the way, wat memory card did u get? price, brand and class??
     
  4. martin_edinburg

    martin_edinburg Active Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Jul 22, 2009
    31
    2
    16
    Edinburgh
    Isn't apps2sd+ better for moving stuff across than the Google version?

    My internal memory is always running low and realised today that it caused Gmail to stop syncing. I see other users have 100odd MB free. I'm loathed to insert card across and risk having to wipe again if I need to partition.

    I got a Sandisk 16gb from 7dayshop for about
     
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member
    1,123

    May 25, 2010
    23,925
    5,304
    1,123
    UK Technical Lead; Desktop Support
    Riddlesden, West Yorkshire, UK
    Yes, the google version (apps2sd) only moves the app if the app developer has programmed it in such a way that it can be moved.

    Apps2SD+ moves all apps (rather installs them directly to SD card, no move required) and more of the app too. It also moves the Dalvik Cache which Googles version does not.

    To use Apps2SD+ though, you have a rooted ROM with it Apps2SD+ installed on and you also have to partition your SD card with a 512MB EXT3 partition.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...