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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jack_7, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. jack_7

    jack_7 Lurker
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    Anyone how to move apps to sd cardin Gal. Note 8?
     



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  2. Umz13

    Umz13 Lurker

    Try the app AppMgrIII also known as App2SD. You can download it by searching it on Google Play
     
  3. jack_7

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    Thanks by the way i wil try it
     
  4. jack_7

    jack_7 Lurker
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    It said this device doesnt have a real primary external storage, or the external is emulated. So i doesnt work.. confused. Lol. Any idea?
     
  5. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Android Expert

    There is no way to move apps to SD card. Google removed this feature from ICS+. The only way around it is to root and use directory bind. This makes the device think your external SD card is the internal storage and the internal storage as an external SD card.

    Nothing at the moment if you are running non-rooted stock ROM. Or if the developer of the app adds external storage support.
     
  6. jack_7

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    Thanks for the info. Yeah should be rooted. But i dun want to do it, cause it can't make my guarantee disable. Lol
     
  7. efanatic

    efanatic Member

    Ok. Not trying to hi jack the thread but if l root my note 8 what is needed after rooting to get the note to allow moving the apps to the sd card?

    I want more games on mine but cant as it has such limited storage capacity. 9gbs is just not enough. I wouldn't have to do this If they would offer a 32 and 64gb version.
     
  8. drexappeal

    drexappeal Extreme Android User

    As far as I understand it, it's not currently possible to do it on the Note 8. There were talks of Samsung releasing a software update for the Galaxy S4, that would allow that to happen, but not sure if it went through.

    The only solution, as far as I understand it, is to root the phone and then there is a hack that basically switches the system to where it identifies the microSD card as the internal storage and vice versa. That, in essence, would allow you to have more storage space (assuming one has a higher capacity microSD card).
     
  9. Ok I saw all the comment..but how can I root it and does this affect the device..?
     
  10. Davidmarie

    Davidmarie Lurker

    In case anyone is still following this thread I can tell you that Samsung Jelly Bean (4.2) and up has restored the capability to run most apps from the SD card. (This is a Samsung-only Touch Wiz mod - so time to apologize to Touch Wiz for all the things you don't like about it!) There is an app called "App2SD" (think it might have a new name too but you can find it typing App2SD in Google Play) which shows you all the apps you have that can be moved to the SD and enables you to do so in batch mode. There are a few apps that have some performance problems when you move them, but they are few and far between and easy to fix by moving them back to the device
     
  11. Davidmarie

    Davidmarie Lurker

    Sorry. Duplicate post.
     
  12. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    I am on 4.4.2

    and in the application manager .. I can move a many to SDcard.

    of the few apps that i tried it on..
    it does not seem to move much of the app. most of it stays on the Device.
     
  13. jamstewonline

    jamstewonline Well-Known Member

    Only the data portion gets moved the main part of the app stays on device. 4.4.2 does not allow moving entire apps to sd card. 4.4.4 I believe does but waiting for that upgrade too happen. Only other way is to root it but not sure how well that works.
     
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