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[How to] Move apps to sd without any script & partition.

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By Venomous Viper 119, Senior Member on 29th March 2013, 08:29 AM
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Advanced users might already know this, but this is for newbies. This method will help you to move almost all the apps you install to SD card and you needn't have any partition on sd or any a2sd script. You cannot move system pre-installed apps and also few manually installed apps to sd card like tasker, etc., but this method should give you a few more space than you'd normally get on internal storage. Let's get started !

Pre-requisites : Root, Terminal emulator, A pair of sharp eyes, hands to type and a useful brain

Steps :
1) Go to play store and download the terminal emulator app, it's free.
2) ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE.
3) Open terminal emulator app. Type,

su

Now hit enter on your keyboard. Grant super user permissions to terminal emulator. Then type,

pm set-install-location 2

Hit enter. Then type,

pm get-install-location

4) Exit terminal emulator. You can even uninstall terminal emulator if you want !
5) Go to manage apps and move the apps you want to sd card

Note : I highly recommend typing in the terminal emulator exactly as I've showed above with hyphens at appropriate places. Else it will not work you.

Enjoy !!






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29th March 2013, 10:59 AM |#2  
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Just a simple app2sd?
but app data still at /data
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Just a simple app2sd?
but app data still at /data

Yea, data can't be moved. Stays on internal storage. This method helped me on my card that started having problems after partitioning. Better than nothing at least...

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They say swipe partition kills your sd. The advantage of using this method is that you get just enough space for your apps and no partition is needed !

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Thanks for this method, I saw this otherwise I was going for LinktoSD method, Thanks Again
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Thanks for this method, I saw this otherwise I was going for LinktoSD method, Thanks Again

If the above commands show error on terminal emulator for gingerbread Roms ( dunno why...! ), try these commands;

su
pm setInstallLocation 2
pm getInstallLocation

Done...!
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If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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The method suggested in op works perfectly for cm10.1. For gingerbread, you may have to try the commands I gave above.

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This is awesomeeee man.......i Could move all apps even Whatssap n facebook n maps
Hats off

Edit: Sorry didnt work for me...I could move the apps but then they werent responding properly...so i rebooted and its coming systemUI has stopped unfortunately...
REflashing rom now
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This is awesomeeee man.......i Could move all apps even Whatssap n facebook n maps
Hats off

Edit: Sorry didnt work for me...I could move the apps but then they werent responding properly...so i rebooted and its coming systemUI has stopped unfortunately...
REflashing rom now

This can't be the fault of the method. Probably you have done something else wrong that has triggered all of this. Remember, try to keep vital apps meant to be on phone, on phone. That should do fine. I use this method along with the int2ext+ on my Rom here and I haven't had a problem ! How come you did ? And besides, what does a set install location had to do with system ui.apk ? Try again with safety measures...

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