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Root With apps2sd, do all apps go on SD Card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by flyinjoe13, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. flyinjoe13

    flyinjoe13 Well-Known Member
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    If you are using apps2sd, will all apps install on the sdcard by default or can some go into internal storage space?

    Reason I ask is that I had previously removed ThinkFree Office from my stock ROM for space saving purposes. Now with apps2sd capabilities, I figured i'd reinstall it (from an .apk backup I had) since it would go on the sd card, so I thought. After installing it, it seems like it installed under internal storage space because I lost about 9mb of internal storage, which happens to be the same size as the app itself.
     

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  2. darkxsun

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    apps2sd moves your apps from /data/app to the sd. it won't change anything for /system/app, which is probably where you put thinkfree.

    in addition, you'll still lose some space with most implementations because dalvik cache is still stored internally.
     
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  3. flyinjoe13

    flyinjoe13 Well-Known Member
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    I think I get it. So that means if I download an app from the Market, it will go on the sdcard, but if I manually install an app from a backup .apk file, it will still go into internal storage unless I use a terminal to push it to the sdcard?
     
  4. darkxsun

    darkxsun Guest

    If you install from Market, it goes to /data/app and thus sdcard. If you install via adb push, it also goes to /data/app and thus sd. If you manually push to sdcard or /data/app, it goes there. If you manually push to /system/app, it goes to the /system partition (this is not the /data partition that you're normally worried about saving space on, however).
     
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