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General Question about saving and storage

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by GAMESHARQ, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. GAMESHARQ

    GAMESHARQ Well-Known Member
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    How can I tell if my files/downloads are being saved to my phone storage or my SD card?

    Also, how do I set my downloads to go to my SD card?
     

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  2. pastafarian

    pastafarian Pâtes avec votre foie
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    Any file, pictures or pictures you download via a web browser, mms or email attachment will go to your sd card. Most will save to the Download but some program like web browsers will put a download directory in their own directory on the sd card i.e xscope. Android is very restrictive about what can be saved to main memory.
     
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  3. GAMESHARQ

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    Well I just got my phone yesterday and it came with a 2GB card. I've since downloaded a bunch of games, apps, and wallpapers and now it's telling me that I am low on memory.

    My memory card says it has 1.84GB total and 1.84GB available, which would indicate that all of my downloads are going to the system memory and not the card.

    How do I change this?
     
  4. goo

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    I'm in the same situation as gamesharq. I did some googling and read that you can't install apps to your sd card. Now if you root your phone that may be a different matter, but for non-rooted phones you can only install apps to internal memory as a security precaution (someone please correct me if I'm wrong!!!!!). That sucks. I was hoping to load up many dozens of apps like I have on my iPhone. Bah.

    Ok, after more googling I found you need the Froyo 2.2 OS update to put apps on the SD card, but as to when or if VM will offer that to Intercept users I don't know.
     
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  5. GAMESHARQ

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    Interesting. I really hope they release 2.2 soon. I've barely downloaded anything and it's already low on memory.

    What happens if I buy an app/game and I delete it to make room for another app/game? Can I re-download it again later for free or do I have to pay for it again?
     
  6. csiemers

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    You can download it later for free.

    -Cary
    www.youtube.com/tanksandplanes (Intercept videos)
     
  7. GAMESHARQ

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    If we can't save apps to our SD card, then what is the point of having an SD card?
     
  8. k7aay

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    Data: Music, e-books, pictures, documents.

    This will be resolved if Android 2.2 makes it to your phone; until then, you have to juggle memory vs apps. I am choosing apps not only based on functionality but also memory consumed. Sucks, but, that's life.
     
  9. goo

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    I sent email to VM asking if or when the 2.2 update will be released to Intercept users. When I hear a response I'll post it here.
     
  10. pastafarian

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    The confusion here is what you consider a downloaded file. Anything that has to be installed like apps, games, and wallpaper will go to main memory. Files downloaded through the browser, messaging or email go to the card. As mentioned, 2.2 will allow some apps to be moved to the card. App2SD can work with 2.1, but it's usually implemented in a rom. I can't find any reference to it working on the Intercept. In the mean time, you'll have to prune out the stuff you don't use. Most apps are relatively small, but be carefull with games. Some are huge. What's worse is that many can't run from the SD even in 2.2.
     
  11. goo

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    So I had contacted VM to ask if or when they were going to release 2.2 to users. The response:

    "We don't certainly know when the Froyo 2.20 operating system will be available for updates, as soon as it becomes active, we will post it in our website, stay tune!"

    /sigh
     
  12. kptaylor

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    Similar response to my query. "It'll be released when it's available." Just fill out the survey they send and tell them that's not exactly the kind of response you were looking for...
     

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