Originally Posted by JuanP33
I've been trying to find a "solution" for having the ability to install apps to SD. I don't want to root my phone (yet).
I rooted a phone succesfully in the past, but now I'm trying to be a more "common" user.
Is there a possibility of installing a cracked or invented update that let users install apps into SD? (without rooting)
I believe that I'm in a dead end... but maybe someone has a clue on this.
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Well there is a method to do this but its pretty long.
1. Download Android SDK and unzip the contents to a folder.
2. Enable “USB debugging Mode” in your android device. To do this, go to Settings -> Applications -> Development and enable ‘USB debugging’
3. Connect your device to your computer in “charge only” or similar modes but NOT in ‘USB Storage’ mode.
4. Go to the folder where you have unzipped Android SDK and navigate to to ‘sdk’ folder
5a. Windows users: Go to ‘platform-tools folder. Hold down SHIFT key and right-click anywhere in the folder. From the pop-up menu, select ‘Open command window here’. This will open up a command prompt screen.
5b. Mac users: right-click ‘platform-tools and choose [New Terminal At Folder]
6. Now, in the command prompt window, Windows users:
type: adb devices
type: ./adb devices
and press enter. You will see the name of the device connected at the moment.
8. Then windows users type:
Mac users type:
and press enter
9. Next, type:
pm setInstallLocation 2
and press enter. (If this command fails, use this: pm set-install-location 2)
11. To verify, type:
and press enter. If you see an output ” 2 [external] ” means that the process is successful.
Now, in your device, go to settings->Applications->Manage Applications->On SD card (in some devices it may be USB Storage), and check the apps that you would like to move to your SD card. Hope this helps
Download Android SDK Link:developer.android.com/sdk/index.html
Some apps shouldn’t be installed to your SD card and should remain installed on the internal storage. The external storage is unavailable when your Android device is mounted on your computer, so apps that remain running all the time should be left on your internal storage. Widgets, launchers, animated wallpapers, and anything you want to use while your Android’s SD card is mounted on your computer should be left on the internal storage.