[Q] LG Optimus L9: How to install apps to sd card

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bad113

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Sep 17, 2012
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By default, internal memory call is "sdcard" and sdcard will call "ex-sdcard" :eek:, so, apps will install on "sdcard". it make internal memory get low when i install some apps with big data.
Now, my sdcard is free to 3,5Gb but i can't install any app because "sdcard" is full :crying:

anyone can help me solve this ?:confused:
 

bad113

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Sep 17, 2012
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thx, but you can say what i need to do after my phone rooted?
my way now is move manually all data from Android folder in internal memory to Android folder on sdcard :(
 

sguerrini97

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Sep 11, 2011
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thx, but you can say what i need to do after my phone rooted?
my way now is move manually all data from Android folder in internal memory to Android folder on sdcard :(
The phone has the internal memory mounted on /sdcard, and the external sd card mounted on /sdcard/external_sd.
Many apps save their data on /sdcard, so in the internal memory.
I used this script to mount the data from my external sd to the right location (you need root and busybox):
Code:
busybox mount -o bind /sdcard/external_sd/Android/data /sdcard/Android/data
Code:
busybox mount -o bind /sdcard/external_sd/Android/obb /sdcard/Android/obb
This will move the data to the external sd. To move the app (apk file) you should use something like this:
Code:
busybox mount -o bind /sdcard/external_sd/data/app /data/app

I'm using ScriptManager to run the scripts at boot.
 
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redspeed

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Jan 21, 2011
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Why on earth would LG release the phone like this? It makes sd cards useless. Apps don't use the sd card at all and install extra data to the tiny internal storage itself which is only 2Gb. I can't even download offline maps because I don't have enough space. Has LG acknowledged the problem? I'm going to return this phone because of this
 

Teohc78

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Dec 13, 2010
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Solution to data problem

Why on earth would LG release the phone like this? It makes sd cards useless. Apps don't use the sd card at all and install extra data to the tiny internal storage itself which is only 2Gb. I can't even download offline maps because I don't have enough space. Has LG acknowledged the problem? I'm going to return this phone because of this

Here the solution:

[TOOL] DirectoryBind - move data to external_sd (GameLoft, Shadowgun etc.) ROOT req


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1410262
 
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Work with Lg L9 for moving apps???

Here the solution:

[TOOL] DirectoryBind - move data to external_sd (GameLoft, Shadowgun etc.) ROOT req


http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1410262

Is this software "DirectoryBind" also works with latest Lg L9.. .?? I haven't rooted yet but if it works well, then I'll definitely root. I only root my phone bcoz of moving apps from phone external sd card. Currently Lg L9's root is temporary only, So what the differnce will I face when working on phone (rooting just bcoz of moving app), plz reply ASAP :rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

Blackman75

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Feb 23, 2013
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Is this software "DirectoryBind" also works with latest Lg L9.. .?? I haven't rooted yet but if it works well, then I'll definitely root. I only root my phone bcoz of moving apps from phone external sd card. Currently Lg L9's root is temporary only, So what the differnce will I face when working on phone (rooting just bcoz of moving app), plz reply ASAP :rolleyes::rolleyes:

L9 root not just temporary now. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2173465
 

rajesh13

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Jan 31, 2013
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LG added Apps To SD

Hi Friends,

I had decided to root my LG L9 once my warranty period gets over to get App to SD functionality added.
But now LG has incorporated this functionality in its May, 13 's Software update.
So now no need to root any more.
Just go and update your OS using "Software Update" and use App to SD functionality in "App Settings"

Don't forget to click on Thanks button.

Enjoy ;) :good: :laugh:

By default, internal memory call is "sdcard" and sdcard will call "ex-sdcard" :eek:, so, apps will install on "sdcard". it make internal memory get low when i install some apps with big data.
Now, my sdcard is free to 3,5Gb but i can't install any app because "sdcard" is full :crying:

anyone can help me solve this ?:confused:
 
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Jschurter

Member
May 31, 2013
12
1
Hi Friends,

I had decided to root my LG L9 once my warranty period gets over to get App to SD functionality added.
But now LG has incorporated this functionality in its May, 13 's Software update.
So now no need to root any more.
Just go and update your OS using "Software Update" and use App to SD functionality in "App Settings"

Don't forget to click on Thanks button.

Enjoy ;) :good: :laugh:

My phone still does not have that function, what version of android are you on?
 

liuti5

Member
Jan 22, 2011
6
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Need to write a letter to the LG representative office and ask maybe sometime in the official update will be created so that we can install the game to the SD card. Perhaps made this group???
 

TheCoutures

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Feb 19, 2011
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Hi Friends,

I had decided to root my LG L9 once my warranty period gets over to get App to SD functionality added.
But now LG has incorporated this functionality in its May, 13 's Software update.
So now no need to root any more.
Just go and update your OS using "Software Update" and use App to SD functionality in "App Settings"

Don't forget to click on Thanks button.

Enjoy ;) :good: :laugh:

This is still not available on my US version running 4.1.2

Sent from my LG-P769 using Tapatalk 2
 

Gabinka

Member
Aug 28, 2013
15
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Hi Friends,

I had decided to root my LG L9 once my warranty period gets over to get App to SD functionality added.
But now LG has incorporated this functionality in its May, 13 's Software update.
So now no need to root any more.
Just go and update your OS using "Software Update" and use App to SD functionality in "App Settings"

Don't forget to click on Thanks button.

Enjoy ;) :good: :laugh:


I looked for a software update. I'm up-to-date. Can't move anything and can't find App to SD functionality in "App Settings". I would love to do this. I went from a phone with more space to this one and it's driving me batty that I have to uninstall 3 apps I'd kind of like to keep to update one I really want to keep. I got my LG Optimus L9 in July 2013 and it almost immediately had a software update. I would appreciate any help if this is at all possible without rooting.

Android Version
4.1.2

Baseband version
L6260_MODEM_SIC_01.1305.00

Kernel Version
3.0.31

Build Number
JZO54K

Software version
P76920f
 

Typeaux

New member
Nov 1, 2013
1
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Hi Friends,

I had decided to root my LG L9 once my warranty period gets over to get App to SD functionality added.
But now LG has incorporated this functionality in its May, 13 's Software update.
So now no need to root any more.
Just go and update your OS using "Software Update" and use App to SD functionality in "App Settings"

Don't forget to click on Thanks button.

Enjoy ;) :good: :laugh:

My phone is updated. A bit more detail in the instructions would be very helpful. I'm tired of running apps serially (one after the other) because I have to uninstall one to install another. Either that, or instructions on how to increase the internal memory on the L9 would be very helpful.

-- Typeaux
 

kuma82

Senior Member
Jan 19, 2012
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The phone has the internal memory mounted on /sdcard, and the external sd card mounted on /sdcard/external_sd.
Many apps save their data on /sdcard, so in the internal memory.
I used this script to mount the data from my external sd to the right location (you need root and busybox):
Code:
busybox mount -o bind /sdcard/external_sd/Android/data /sdcard/Android/data
Code:
busybox mount -o bind /sdcard/external_sd/Android/obb /sdcard/Android/obb
This will move the data to the external sd. To move the app (apk file) you should use something like this:
Code:
busybox mount -o bind /sdcard/external_sd/data/app /data/app

I'm using ScriptManager to run the scripts at boot.

Nice :thumbup:
Have you ran into any problems by linking/binding SD to /data/app?

Sent from my LGMS769 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
 
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Smoke Vader

New member
Sep 16, 2014
1
0
update doesn't fix problem

Hi Friends,

I had decided to root my LG L9 once my warranty period gets over to get App to SD functionality added.
But now LG has incorporated this functionality in its May, 13 's Software update.
So now no need to root any more.
Just go and update your OS using "Software Update" and use App to SD functionality in "App Settings"

Don't forget to click on Thanks button.

Enjoy ;) :good: :laugh:

The update doesn't fix any problems
 

LennartII

Member
Apr 22, 2011
10
0
By default, internal memory call is "sdcard" and sdcard will call "ex-sdcard" :eek:, so, apps will install on "sdcard". it make internal memory get low when i install some apps with big data.
Now, my sdcard is free to 3,5Gb but i can't install any app because "sdcard" is full :crying:

anyone can help me solve this ?:confused:

Installing to sd card I have no solution for, but moving apps to sdcard (which is as good a solution as any) is simple to do with stock software. Go to your standard file explorer. It takes you default to external sd (being your external sd card) and sdcard0 (being your phone's internal memory).
You then tap on sdcard0; it shows you all the folders present there. At the bottom you see an Icon depicting a sdcard with an Arrow to it. As you want to move apps to your sd card you tap on it and it shows all your folders with a White empty Square. You then tap all the apps you want to move to your card and tap on "move" at the bottom. That takes you back to the startscreen with external card and sdcard0. You then tap on your external card and "paste". Job done!
Good luck!!
 

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    thx, but you can say what i need to do after my phone rooted?
    my way now is move manually all data from Android folder in internal memory to Android folder on sdcard :(
    The phone has the internal memory mounted on /sdcard, and the external sd card mounted on /sdcard/external_sd.
    Many apps save their data on /sdcard, so in the internal memory.
    I used this script to mount the data from my external sd to the right location (you need root and busybox):
    Code:
    busybox mount -o bind /sdcard/external_sd/Android/data /sdcard/Android/data
    Code:
    busybox mount -o bind /sdcard/external_sd/Android/obb /sdcard/Android/obb
    This will move the data to the external sd. To move the app (apk file) you should use something like this:
    Code:
    busybox mount -o bind /sdcard/external_sd/data/app /data/app

    I'm using ScriptManager to run the scripts at boot.
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    You need rooted phone for this

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    Solution to data problem

    Why on earth would LG release the phone like this? It makes sd cards useless. Apps don't use the sd card at all and install extra data to the tiny internal storage itself which is only 2Gb. I can't even download offline maps because I don't have enough space. Has LG acknowledged the problem? I'm going to return this phone because of this

    Here the solution:

    [TOOL] DirectoryBind - move data to external_sd (GameLoft, Shadowgun etc.) ROOT req


    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1410262