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Possible to store Applications on SDcard without Rooting?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by enemi, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. enemi

    enemi Active Member
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    Hi there,

    as the thread title suggests,

    Is it possible to store applications on the SD card without rooting the phone?

    Thank you for clearing any confusion concerning this matter.
     

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  2. G8D

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    You can store apks as backups. But you cannot run apps from the sd card without rooting.
     
  3. Carl C

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    I was looking for this also and i found the same as G8D , but maybe Google will allow apps-2-SD in future ?? Looks like it's time to play the waiting game.... :)

    Carl C :D
     
  4. chris4chelsea

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    is there anymore warranty if rooted?
    is there way to unroot the phone after rooted?
     
  5. enemi

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    I'm not sure if you can unroot a phone once you've rooted it. >_<
     
  6. UnWeave

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    I was under the impression it was the ROM you rooted, not the phone. I'd therefore expect that, if you could install an official ROM (i.e. the phone wasn't completely broken) then HTC/Orange etc would be non the wiser.

    I'm no expert on that, though, so I'm not giving any guarantees ;).

    EDIT: Also, yeah, it voids the warranty if you do root (if they find out...)
     
  7. justjimjpc

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    You can if is a G1 ... sorry :) had to sneak that in ...
     
  8. Slug

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    Sure you can. Just reflash an unrooted ROM (or a Nandroid backup made prior to rooting) and you're sorted.
     
  9. enemi

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    Thanks for the heads up.

    Back to the original question,

    Is it possible to then access applications or transfer applications to the SD card memory without rooting your phone?
     
  10. Slug

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    If you mean to run them from SD card rather than merely store them, then no.
     
  11. enemi

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    And this is to say that with the phone rooted, it is possible?
    Thanks again
     
  12. Slug

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    Affirm. Doing it myself, as it happens.
     
  13. G8D

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    Without root you can only store the app installers on SD card.
    With root you can RUN the apps from the SD card which frees up internal memory and possibly makes the phone run faster.
     
  14. enemi

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    Quality.
    Just what I was looking for.

    Seems like rooting may very well be the route that I might take after all.

    Thank you for affirming my uncertainties. =)
     
  15. daveybaby

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    If youre not 100% sure you want to root your phone, then have a play with AppManager first. It makes it really easy to backup apps to SD and then reinstall them again.
     
  16. Ziani

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    Can someone please explain what rooting your phone is? Sorry for my ignorance, new to all this. Thanks.
     
  17. Slug

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  18. quantumrand

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    Rooting your phone is altering it so that you have full admin rights. It's sort of like logging into Windows on the "Administrator" account. Just like Windows, Linux has a default all-powerful account as well, but instead it is called "root." Since Android is a Linux based platform, attaining full admin rights comes from getting access to the "root" account; hense, rooting.
     
  19. Ziani

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    Thank you Quantumrand and Slug.
     
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