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[Apps] rooted explorer - useful with App2SD.

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(Last edited by ohseunghee; 20th November 2010 at 06:50 PM.)
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Default [Apps] rooted explorer - useful with App2SD.


I think, this app is useful for app2sd user. [It's based on Open Manger. just modified the apps for rooting user]
Move a App to SD. and make a symbolic link only "APK files".

1. requirement.
A. Rooted device.
B. App2SD
C. Busybox

2. Usage.
A. After rooting , install a app2sd.. [do not move a apps to SD. just install]
B. select a app , which is big size, sometime using, but do not want remove.
C. move a only APK to SD card. and make a symbolic link by this apps.

3. if you want more detail. visit to here " "

the file status is "lrwx" then, "l" menas "symbolic link" , "r" => "read able". "w" => "write able", "x" => "execute able"
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is it just me...
but if i download it, and try to run the apk, it tells me "cant open file" o.o
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Works for me on HTC magic 32b running froyo, many thanks.
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I don't know why, but I can open all folders I want except /mnt/sdcard. I get a FC when trying. On filemanagers I can open /mnt/sdcard with success.

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Installed and works for me, but it shows my /data/app/ folder as empty.
I have apps2sdext so it should follow the link...
As a workaround I can browse to /sd-ext/app just fine.
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Only for Froyo devices right? I'm running 2.1, has anyone figured out how to move apps 2 sd on 2.1? (stock kernal)
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Can I change boot screen also from the root?
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does not work with my mytouch 4g... had to busy the market version instead
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Sorry to dig up an old thread but I'm having a problem moving apps to my SD card. I go into rooted explorer and copy the .apk, I move into the /system folder but there is no SD folder. Everything else looks the same as the screen shot except I'm missing the SD folder. Any ideas?

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