How to check if Apps2SD has been installed correctly...
The following information is for those who are still unsure of whether Apps2SD has been installed and if it is working correctly after root.
Open a Terminal Editor on your phone (I currently use ConnectBot, which is available for download via the Android Marketplace, comes with hotkeys, and it's free, link <here>
When you have the client open, type "su"
to gain super user access, and then hit enter. Now type "ls -l /data"
and hit enter. You should see a few lines, a couple of which should read on the far right column:
dalvik-cache -> /system/sd/dalvik-cache
app-private -> /system/sd/app-private
app -> /system/sd/app
Notice the ->
indicating symlinks and the 'sd'
You can also run: busybox df -h
to check the /system/sd that the folder is being used
If this output is visible to you, then Apps2SD is working properly and you have installed it correctly. You will notice that by checking Menu > Settings > SD & phone storage
, there is still some internal memory going down due to cache, other data, etc, but the main apps all go on the SD card given the above result. I currently have 29 apps installed (including Google Earth, which is 22.1 MB in size itself) and my internal memory currently shows 119MB
of available space.
You can perform more extensive checks by executing the following command:
(this will list all the apps which you have installed to the SD card)
If you prefer to run it from a PC with your phone connected, then this can also be checked via ADB by installing the relevant Android SDK for your OS. Downloads for SDK versions, link <here>
Alternatively, you can use the script (written by theboxman from MoDaCo.com), which you can run via GScript Lite to test if Apps2SD is working correctly, link <here>