Replaced the stock 2GB miniSD w/ 16GB card. How can I manage where apps download?

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iunlock

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Hello all,

I just replaced the stock 2GB external SD card with a 16GB and transferred the movie over to the new 16GB card.

I thought all the apps that I'm downloading would be saving to the external 2GB SD card, but surprisingly that's not the case? I thought by default it would save to the external storage card first.

How do I manage where I want my apps and future downloads to be saved? I can't seem to find it anywhere.

All I see under settings -> SD card and phone storage -> (it shows all the info, but only gives me the option to unmount the storage on both internal and external cards.

Also on the very bottom of that screen it shows: "Application storage...Available space...1.50GB"

Is this a partition within the internal storage on the phone where all the apps have been getting saved to?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
 

oDeACoNo

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Basically the Vibrant gives u 16GB or space, 2GBs of this is for Applications an such, while the 14GB partition is for media (music, movies etc).

When you install applications currently they will install onto your 2GB partition. Once Froyo (android 2.2) hits you'll be able to select if you want the apps to install onto your SDCard.

Once the modding scene picks up a bit more I'm sure A2SD will be available and also a 2.2 port prior to the official one.

Hope this helps!
 

iunlock

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Basically the Vibrant gives u 16GB or space, 2GBs of this is for Applications an such, while the 14GB partition is for media (music, movies etc).

When you install applications currently they will install onto your 2GB partition. Once Froyo (android 2.2) hits you'll be able to select if you want the apps to install onto your SDCard.

Once the modding scene picks up a bit more I'm sure A2SD will be available and also a 2.2 port prior to the official one.

Hope this helps!

Thanks for the reply!

So basically right now we can't change the default settings of it saving to the partition space on the device itself? In my mind, "...hhmm there has to be a way around this...maybe?" LOL

I can't get the phone to mount on my PC or MAC. On the phone it shows as USB storage device connected and it also displays a window for me to mount or unmount....Nothing shows on the computer for me to be able to access it...hhmm

This is all so odd because my buddy has the old Galaxy i7500 and I'm able to plug his phone in and it mounts in seconds.

The only way for me to access the card is for me to use the SD adapter card and physically take it out of the phone every time..
 

g1g

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If i replace the 2 gig sd card with avatar on with my 16 gig class 4 should i part it with a ext 4 or just format it all fat 32 ??? I was thinking just fat 32 the whole card since the apps default to the internal mem ..:cool:
 

rdude

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Really? Not to be a downer guys, but why is this in the Development forum? Can we move this over to General or Q&A please. Once the Development forum starts getting flooded there's no going back.
 

iunlock

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If i replace the 2 gig sd card with avatar on with my 16 gig class 4 should i part it with a ext 4 or just format it all fat 32 ??? I was thinking just fat 32 the whole card since the apps default to the internal mem ..:cool:

I just reformatted it FAT32 all the way. Then I transferred both movie files of Avatar and it works perfectly.
 

iunlock

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Really? Not to be a downer guys, but why is this in the Development forum? Can we move this over to General or Q&A please. Once the Development forum starts getting flooded there's no going back.

If the issue that this thread is referring to is indeed related to a development problem, would it not be proper for it to be here?

How do you move posts?
 

oDeACoNo

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If i replace the 2 gig sd card with avatar on with my 16 gig class 4 should i part it with a ext 4 or just format it all fat 32 ??? I was thinking just fat 32 the whole card since the apps default to the internal mem ..:cool:

No reason in creating an ext partition at this time since there is not much support currently for this kind of mod on the SGS. In the future i'm sure ppl will get this mod out there, but for the time being you should be good with Fat32.

Plus installing the apps on the internal mem is the best option for speed an such.
 

iunlock

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No reason in creating an ext partition at this time since there is not much support currently for this kind of mod on the SGS. In the future i'm sure ppl will get this mod out there, but for the time being you should be good with Fat32.

Plus installing the apps on the internal mem is the best option for speed an such.

I hope it's sooner than later. :confused: