Root Which pre-installed apps can be moved?


Hi. I started running out of memory for my HTC Desire and after successfully rooting my nook, I decided to try my Desire. After many youtube videos, I have successfully rooted and S-OFF'd my phone and I am able to use Root Explorer to move apps and delete them. (I had also flashed a custom ROM but I didn't like it so I went back to the HTC one.)

My question how do I know which apps can be moved to the SD card and which ones are needed to keep the phone operating?

Thanks in advance :)


Spacecorp test pilot
Try the root memory faq, linked in the Desire All Things Root Guide sticky post in this forum.

I think there's also a guide to using GParted via a virtual machine too.

Note that you usually need a custom ROM to make use of the partition (the app Link2sd may work with a stock ROM, but I'm not sure because that still uses an init script and I don't think the original ROM supports them). There is a link to a list of custom ROMs in the sticky post, and a "rooted stock rom" will look just like the original if that's what you want.

The easiest way to deal with pre-installed apps is to "freeze" them using Titanium Backup. Has same effect as uninstalling but easier to reserve. Always take a nandroid backup before changing anything in system though.


Android Expert
exactly what these said.

Sorry for being vague, ill, tired, but still felt the need to push you.... in the right direction. :p