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« on: October 05, 2010, 08:45:03 AM »

how do i move my apps to my memoy card and once moved will they still be as easily accessed
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 09:23:50 PM »

6. What is Apps2SD+?
First off, a comprehensive explanation is needed here. Prior to FroYo, apps can only be stored in the phone's memory. The Desire, despite HTC's specifications, only allows up to 147MB of app storage. Fine.
FroYo gave a new feature called Apps2SD. FroYo's flavour of it will allow an app to be installed in the SD card's FAT32 partition if, and only if, the developer specifies it so. So only certain apps are movable to SD card. The reason for this simple. Certain apps, like widgets and keyboards function better in the phone memory. When you plug the phone into the PC as a disk drive, the SD card is not accessible by the Android OS. So, apps in the SD card are not usable. If you place a widget in the SD card, it will disappear into a "App not found" icon. This explanation is beside the speed benefits, which will happen if you are not using a Class-6 card.
Getting back to the definition, there are multiple versions of Apps2SD, namely:
FroYo Apps2SD - apps are installed in the microSD card's FAT32 partition if the developer allows it to do so.
Old-school Apps2SD - apps are force-installed into the EXT partition in the microSD card. Also known as vanilla Apps2SD or Apps2EXT
Apps2SD+ - apps AND their Dalvik cache are installed into the EXT partition. Dalvik caches are the cache files that the apps are using. It is the most likely culprit of the phantom disk space usage in unrooted phones.
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 04:27:48 PM »

Or you could try this to install all apps automatically to your SD card.

First you have to enable USB debugging on your Android device from Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging. Now you need to download and install the Android SDK on your computer from http://developer.android.com/sdk/.

Once you’ve downloaded and extracted the package to the folder of your choice, run SDK Setup.exe and click on Available Packages to the left. If you get an error message at this point, enable “Force https://…” in the Settings. From the list of available packages, select “Usb Driver package”, click on the Install Selected button in the bottom right corner and follow the prompts.

Connect your phone to your computer with a USB-cable. Your OS will prompt you to install new drivers see below. Choose to install them from the android-sdk/usb_driver folder. Do not mount your device; you only need to plug-in the cable.

If you are running Windows 7 like me, UNPLUG your phone from PC, d/l the Android SDK kit but entirely skip the part with installing USB driver, instead just go to HTC page ( http://www.htc.com  -> Support and find your product ) and d/l HTC Sync application, install it. Plug in the phone now, set connection type to synchronise and check if HTC Sync recognizes the phone, if yes, you are set (HTC Sync installs the needed ADB drivers under Win 7). All you need to do now is to enable the USB Debugging in your phone and set connection type to "Charge only" (tho it worked also with sync setting) and follow up rest of the tutorial.

Next, run a command prompt and navigate to the Android-SDK\tools folder. In Windows, this is done by selecting Run from the Start Menu (or by pressing Win+R) and typing cmd. You change drives in the command prompt by entering the drive letter followed by a colon (, and change folders with the CD command. For example, to enter the Android-SDK folder, simply type cd android-sdk. Next type cd tools.


Next type exactly as shown:

adb devices <enter>  (this should show a serial number beginning with an "H" in return)
adb shell <enter>
pm setInstallLocation 2 <enter>

Android will now installapps to the SD card by default.

To change back to phone mem (for widgets and the like) do everything the same but the final command is

pm setInstallLocation 0 <enter>



Must thank stublake13 on another forum for this guide that I have almost completely cut and pasted.
Works for me.
Good luck.
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 10:30:56 PM »

Well, I prefer the Apps2SD+ method. Much more elegant and you retain control over it... and no adb command lines Tongue
I'm a very GUI kind of guy, which is why my rooting methods always recommend unrEVOked, even if the tools are very specific...
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 11:45:51 AM »

Apps2SD+ needs you to root your phone doesn't it?
I'm just a little worried about rooting my phone in case I need to return it for repair.
Or is it easy enough to UNroot your phone?
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 09:01:34 PM »

Mr Slug, all you need to do to unroot is just run an RUU file... the links are in my rooting guide.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2010, 05:40:16 PM »

Well sakai4eva, you have forced me to do the unthinkable and root my phone. Thanks for your guide which made it a doddle although I didn't breathe out until rEVOked said it was finished.
Thanks for the guide.
Suppose I'd better factory reset and reinstall things now then...
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2010, 08:30:01 PM »

ahahahahaha.... !

Another convert. Welcome to the club.
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