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  1. avacomputers

    avacomputers Well-Known Member
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    Is there anything I can do
     

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  3. tatonka_Hero

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    Did you lose much? That is, did you have much on it?
     
  4. avacomputers

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    Just the stuff that came with the card.
     
  5. tatonka_Hero

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    so you hadn't put anything on it yet? Like pictures or music or anything terribly important?

    Because if not, it doesn't matter one bit. Anything that was on the card can be re-done by the phone's normal processes. It creates the folders based on apps that have been used
     
  6. avacomputers

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    how do I get apPS to go to my card
     
  7. tatonka_Hero

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    Enabling Apps2SD with a custom ROM is the only way currently. There's a guide around here somewhere....just a matter of formatting the card properly
     
  8. avacomputers

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    I am running fresh. I reformated the sd using recovery
     
  9. tatonka_Hero

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    how did you format it? It's got to be the specific format for it to work, and I honestly don't remember exactly what format to do it. Once you do that formatting and reboot, the apps automatically get moved (if I remember correctly)

    They also won't appear on your card, because they go into that partitioned part (i.e. if you've got a 2GB card, and partition 512MB of it off, they go in that 512MB part). Because of the type of formatting you put the partition into, your computer won't read it.

    There's a way to check if the apps have been moved there, but I can't remember how to do it. I tried Apps2SD for awhile, and realized it wasn't worth the hassle for me.
     
  10. avacomputers

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    OK. I hope someone can point me in the right direction
     
  11. ccapasso

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    Try this:

     
  12. avacomputers

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    I think it worked. Thanks a lot for your help.
     
  13. avacomputers

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    I reformated using the recovery but it still does not go to sd
     
  14. ccapasso

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    Did you try the command above to tell if it is working?

    Keep in mind, I believe apps you currently have installed will remain where they are. If you want them on your SD Card, you would need to uninstall and re-installl them.

    I believe this is how it should work.
     
  15. tatonka_Hero

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    I think you might be right. Unless you reinstall the ROM after partitioning your card. If you reinstall the ROM, they should move automatically
     
  16. avacomputers

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    I'm installing new apps and they don't go to the sd. Should I reinstall the Rom? I reformated the sd as. Ext2. Ext3
     
  17. tatonka_Hero

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    They should go then.

    Did you do that command from adb to see if they went?

    Remember, that's the only way to tell if they're on the card or not, as you can't view that partition from your computer
     
  18. avacomputers

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    This is what I get when I use the above command

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\*********>adb remount
    remount succeeded

    C:\Documents and Settings\*********>adb shell
    ls /system/sd/app/#
     
  19. avacomputers

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    Does anyone know which partition apps go to?
     
  20. tatonka_Hero

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    Apps go into the partition you can't see on your computer, if that makes any sense lol
     
  21. avacomputers

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    I understand but I Want to know which partition so o could make it the largest one.
     
  22. avacomputers

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    I did the command and this is what I get.

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\username>adb remount
    adb server is out of date. killing...
    * daemon started successfully *
    remount succeeded

    C:\Documents and Settings\username>adb shell
    # ls /system/sd/app/
    ls /system/sd/app/
    com.estrongs.android.pop.apk com.facebook.katana.apk
    com.estrongs.android.taskmanager.apk com.yellowbook.android2.apk
    #

    Thanks alot for all your help. I really appreciate it.
     
  23. mysticmead

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    I believe they go in the ext2 partition... how large ya gonna make it? you aren't planning on downloading the entire market are you? :D
     
  24. avacomputers

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    I have a 2gb card. When I go to system sdcard it says I have 800mb. How much does that leave for my ext2?
     
  25. mysticmead

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    it leaves how ever much you partitioned it for....
     
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