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Running Apps from SD card now Easier!

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ravens0ng, May 16, 2009.

  1. ravens0ng

    ravens0ng Well-Known Member
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    Marcus Maximus from XDA-dev has released a new version of Apps to SD card that will format your drive and correctly create the necessary partitions required to run your apps from your SD card. You still need root for this, but it is so much easier (and faster) now.

    App is available in market for .99 or on devs website for free.

    Excellent Tutorial by the author here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=512743

    Anyone who asks "why root?", this is why, AppstoSD2 ftw.

    You still need root for this!
     

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  2. pacothebandit

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    YES...I tried to click on the link but I'm using my G1 for internet...and I only have Edge so I guess Ill wait till later. Thanks for the post!!
     
  3. gsmzolutionz

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    Hi, Could you pls tell if it is possible to browse the net on my laptop computer via my G1 phone??? that is to synchronise with G1 with windows xp or vista. Many thanks to you.
     
  4. ravens0ng

    ravens0ng Well-Known Member
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    I have not done it myself, as I have no need; but yes, this is possible with a rooted phone. It does not have anything to do with running apps on the sdcard though. You'll need to root your phone first and then use an app to set up the tether. Pretty sure they have stuff about it in the FAQ here.
     
  5. ThaDroid

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    i wish some one would just make a youtube video on how to get the app2sd to work some one who could teach us all who dont know how or who are having problems
     

  6. here are the commands to copy/move your stuff to sd to run apps to sd (rooted users only)

    creat an EXT2 partition on your micro sd (not the entire card only a portion of it) in windows use paragon, in linux use gparted
    then run these commands
    adb devices
    adb remount
    adb shell
    cp -a /data/app /system/sd
    cp -a /data/app-private /system/sd
    rm -r /data/app
    rm -r /data/app-private
    ln -s /system/sd/app /data/app
    ln -s /system/sd/app-private /data/app-private

    Reboot and you have apps to sd.....
     
  7. Cherodactyl

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    I have seriously been trying to do this for months. After numerous amounts of emails back and forth between Marcus and I, I still can not get this to work :(
     
  8. Cherodactyl

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    okay I got:
    Code (Text):
    1. mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    2. mount: mounting /dev/block/mtdblock3 on /system failed: Device or resource busy
    gahhh
     
  9. marshallladd

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    if your still having trouble try "adb root" as your first command. that restarts adb with root permissions, then adb remount, then do the apps2sd procedure.
     
  10. korgoth3

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    this app soft bricked my phone on the g1 logo, and my sd card was bricked beyond repair, no reader will even recognize i put a card into the reader. anyone know how to fix a bricked sd when nothing even recognizes it?

    i have 2 cards like this
     
  11. justjimjpc

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    BTW : you said "THIS APP" but never named the app that you say bricked your phone
    If you mean AppsToSD ... I have run that app from its first appearrance without a problem ...

    Do a web search ... I have seen a company that says they can recover almost any SD memory card ... Usual failure is the onboard controller ... they bypass that or replace it to do the recovery ...
     
  12. jodyweiss

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    I'm trying to use apptosd2 to put my apps on the SD card. Every time I run it, it wants to partition my SD card. I followed (I think) the authors instructions on the xda site, but nothing seems to work. Can anyone help me? By the way, I do have root access. Thanks in advance.
     
  13. justjimjpc

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    Copy/Backup all the files and data on the SDCard First !!

    Now Format the SDCard as FAT32.

    Get a program like PartitonMagic and create a ext3 partition of the SDCard..

    Copy your files and data back onto the Fat32 /sdcard ...

    Now your Sdcard is prepared to recieve apps2sd ...

    If you are using one of Cyanogen's latest Build's then Apps2SD will occur automatically ...

    Not all developers' build are capable of apps2SD automatically ... quick the info for your Build ... of the forum where that build was presented. Ask how they are using Apps2SD ..
     

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