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By arpruss, Senior Member on 28th June 2011, 10:55 PM
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Force2SD moves user (not system) apps to SD that the OS normally doesn't allow movement of. Needs root and 2.2.

Source code available.

Official release is now in Market. For test versions, click the source code link.
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29th June 2011, 01:45 AM |#2  
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I added apk file size to the display.

By the way, one reason I like this even for apps that can be moved to SD in normal ways is that it does its scan much faster, at least in my configuration, than apps2sd or Settings|Applications.
29th June 2011, 07:51 PM |#3  
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And I also added an option to move apks back from SD to internal storage.
29th June 2011, 08:58 PM |#4  
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is it normal that it only shows userapps? eg. maps, facebook etc does not show up on the list
29th June 2011, 09:24 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by doenis

is it normal that it only shows userapps? eg. maps, facebook etc does not show up on the list

It doesn't show things in the system partition--those shouldn't be taking space away from user apps. Are these apps in the system partition (/system/app)?
29th June 2011, 11:51 PM |#6  
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yes, they are in the /system/app folder. are you saying that moving those apps to the sd wouldn't count towards free space on hte device? i am looking for a way to move maps to the sd, as it takes up the most space of all the apps that can't be moved.
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yes, they are in the /system/app folder. are you saying that moving those apps to the sd wouldn't count towards free space on hte device?

Right: the /system/app folder is on a separate partition. Normally, apps install in /data.
30th June 2011, 08:12 AM |#8  
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This seems like a great tool for full wipes prior to loading a new ROM. Then TiBu would only be needed for the app data correct?

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30th June 2011, 08:34 AM |#9  
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Is there something different to "pm setInstallLocation 2"?
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Nice app, it also seems to be working on android gingerbread (NAND HD2) 2.3

Edit: Except for widgets. but that's no problem
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30th June 2011, 12:03 PM |#11  
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Great idea. Downloaded. Moved 2 apps to SD, then checked out list for SD to Phone (nothing moved, just looking around) and got a FC. Will keep for a while to check out future updates.

Ideas for future:
-app icons (so you can tell WHICH angry birds app you're moving )
-file size before / after move
-total available space
-multi-select (something that would GREATLY improve the app over settings)

Keep it up!

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