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Rooting for apps2sd - is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OM2, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. OM2

    OM2 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I want to root my HTC desire
    Currently I have Android 2.3

    I want to root so that I can install apps on my SD card

    I have apps2sd available already
    I know that you can force most apps to install on SD - which you can't do on Android

    But my problem is: let's say we have a 30mb app
    Currently I for example move to SD - but it will still take up 2mb on the phone
    (Just making those numbers up to give an example)

    If I root, then will the 2mb HAVE to still be on the phone?

    Thanks


    OM
     



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  2. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Extreme Android User

    If you want to root for that reason, go for it. I root all of my phones but for many other reasons... There is so much you can do once you take that leap :thumbup:
     
  3. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Some apps NEED to have parts left on phone memory. Widgets also would stop working if moved to SD card.
     
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    There are other ways of saving space when you root. Visit the Desire All Things Root forum, and read the root memory faq in the All Things Root Guide sticky post.

    I'll move this thread there in a minute.
     
  5. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    i went the custom hboot and a smaller rom rather than ext partition on my sd card
     
  6. Tyseyh

    Tyseyh Android Expert

    Worth it? Yes.
    Do it.
     
  7. SpikyAndroid3

    SpikyAndroid3 Member

    I definitely recommend you root.
    Apps2d+ ROMS can move apps with there data (AKA: dalvik cache) to a ext* partition you have to create on your sd card. Thus tricking your phone with a AP2SD+ ROM.
    You can find the ap2sd+ thread here
    It will save a Bunch of internal memory.

    Rooting can unleash your phone's True power!
     
  8. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Android Expert

    It's the best option by far, but as stated earlier its not the only option.
     
  9. dan55

    dan55 Android Expert

    hi all

    thinking of going ext sd - just cause ics rom will need it - seems like a lot of effort though :/ :D

    ....you know...i dont think im going to bother - at least tonight anyways - was building myself up to it, but my desire is running super smooth with zm oxy and cm7r2 hboot - cant see that ics will improve it at all

    ....but come saturday, it might be a different story ;)
     

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