Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562 - Move apps to SD Problem

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viper_ad

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Nov 27, 2010
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Hi,

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562. (Android OS, v4.0.4)

I am trying to move the apps installed to SD but its not happening there is no such option i tried the well known apps on play store for this task but they also don't have any such feature when installed on my phone. One of them even has it posted on its app description as given below:

Galaxy S3 is not supported:
* Galaxy S3 configures the SD card as a secondary external storage. This is configured by Samsung. Nothing developers can do about this. Please contact Samsung for details.
Not supported devices:
* Galaxy S3, Note 2, Galaxy Nexus, Tablets
* read FAQ 10 for details: App 2 SD > MENU > Settings > About > FAQ


I have also tried the adb shell pm set-install-location 2 command in the proper way.(The same command worked for my HTC Desire S and HTC Wildfire S).:confused:
So, Guys is there a way to move apps to the SD card, WITHOUT ROOTING. Just give me any information you might have about this. I am
assuming this i a problem with the Samsung Android OS.

Since its gonna be my everyday usage phone, i don't feel like playing around or changing the stock OS.:cyclops:
Minor tweaks are alright.

Thanks Guys.:cowboy:
 

Tux2609

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You can use Directory bind to move stuff to ext sd card and to bind them to internal memory, or you can use Mounts2sd to move folders to ext sd card or to swap internal with external memory (for this you will have to create ext4 partition on your sd card). Both apps need root.
 

lowprize

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instead of Move2SD you need choose make Link. Then App will be linked to /data/sdext2. Moving is not possible enable due to limitation of sw and hw of some Samsung phones.

Maximum capacity od second SD is 1024MB, formated ie. as ext2. You can check it by TotalCMD
 
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Assassins leader

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Re: Moving Apps to Sd card in Sduos

very good I got it...
also set "show hidden files"
then u will be able to move files to sd card...
thanks a lot...
Can u explain this step i tried this using ES File Explorer but i cant find the directory in which my downloaded apps are installed,besides there are to many folders just getting confused help........................... if u can put some snapshots ti would be great:p
 

samiline

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Isn't there anyway to swap sdcard by extSdCard?

/dev/fuse gets mounted on /sdcard - internatl storage

I've tried with a script on init.d to umount /sdcard and then mount mount my external sdcard on /sdcard, but doesn't work, it mounts /dev/fuse again on /sdcard :(

---------- Post added at 04:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:02 PM ----------



I think i got it, now my sdcard partition (/dev/block/mmcblk1p1) apears mounted on /mnt/sdcard along with /dev/fuse wich is kind of weird, but is working:

[email protected]:/mnt/sdcard # busybox mount

rootfs on / type rootfs (ro,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
none on /acct type cgroup (rw,relatime,cpuacct)
tmpfs on /mnt/asec type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)
tmpfs on /mnt/obb type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)
none on /dev/cpuctl type cgroup (rw,relatime,cpu)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p16 on /system type ext4 (ro,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p25 on /data type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,journal_async_commit,data=ordered,noauto_da_alloc,discard)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p11 on /persist type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 on /cache type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p19 on /efs type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/sys/kernel/debug on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/fuse on /mnt/sdcard type fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,user_id=1023,group_id=1023,default_permissions,allow_other)
/dev/block/mmcblk1p1 on /mnt/sdcard type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)

[email protected]:/mnt/sdcard # busybox df -h
Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs 322.7M 84.0K 322.6M 0% /dev
tmpfs 322.7M 0 322.7M 0% /mnt/asec
tmpfs 322.7M 0 322.7M 0% /mnt/obb
/dev/block/mmcblk0p16
1.1G 836.4M 314.4M 73% /system
/dev/block/mmcblk0p25
1.8G 1.6G 192.3M 89% /data
/dev/block/mmcblk0p11
7.9M 4.0M 3.8M 51% /persist
/dev/block/mmcblk0p17
492.1M 8.2M 483.9M 2% /cache
/dev/block/mmcblk0p19
11.8M 4.1M 7.7M 35% /efs
/dev/fuse 12.8G 1.3G 11.5G 10% /mnt/sdcard
/dev/block/mmcblk1p1 12.8G 1.3G 11.5G 10% /mnt/sdcard


Don't you think applications will use SD Card as primary memory for running apps if you change mount point and that will cost us in terms of performance?
 

ajparejas

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Apr 29, 2012
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Same Problem

Isn't there anyway to swap sdcard by extSdCard?

/dev/fuse gets mounted on /sdcard - internatl storage

I've tried with a script on init.d to umount /sdcard and then mount mount my external sdcard on /sdcard, but doesn't work, it mounts /dev/fuse again on /sdcard :(

---------- Post added at 04:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:02 PM ----------



I think i got it, now my sdcard partition (/dev/block/mmcblk1p1) apears mounted on /mnt/sdcard along with /dev/fuse wich is kind of weird, but is working:

[email protected]:/mnt/sdcard # busybox mount

rootfs on / type rootfs (ro,relatime)
tmpfs on /dev type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,relatime,mode=755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,relatime,mode=600)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,relatime)
none on /acct type cgroup (rw,relatime,cpuacct)
tmpfs on /mnt/asec type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)
tmpfs on /mnt/obb type tmpfs (rw,relatime,mode=755,gid=1000)
none on /dev/cpuctl type cgroup (rw,relatime,cpu)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p16 on /system type ext4 (ro,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p25 on /data type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,noatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,journal_async_commit,data=ordered,noauto_da_alloc,discard)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p11 on /persist type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 on /cache type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/dev/block/mmcblk0p19 on /efs type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered)
/sys/kernel/debug on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw,relatime)
/dev/fuse on /mnt/sdcard type fuse (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,user_id=1023,group_id=1023,default_permissions,allow_other)
/dev/block/mmcblk1p1 on /mnt/sdcard type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)

[email protected]:/mnt/sdcard # busybox df -h
Filesystem Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
tmpfs 322.7M 84.0K 322.6M 0% /dev
tmpfs 322.7M 0 322.7M 0% /mnt/asec
tmpfs 322.7M 0 322.7M 0% /mnt/obb
/dev/block/mmcblk0p16
1.1G 836.4M 314.4M 73% /system
/dev/block/mmcblk0p25
1.8G 1.6G 192.3M 89% /data
/dev/block/mmcblk0p11
7.9M 4.0M 3.8M 51% /persist
/dev/block/mmcblk0p17
492.1M 8.2M 483.9M 2% /cache
/dev/block/mmcblk0p19
11.8M 4.1M 7.7M 35% /efs
/dev/fuse 12.8G 1.3G 11.5G 10% /mnt/sdcard
/dev/block/mmcblk1p1 12.8G 1.3G 11.5G 10% /mnt/sdcard


i have a lot off apps. and now i cant open my galery. its saids that my memory is full. how can i move the oob files and data files to extSdcard wihtout rooting?

---------- Post added at 03:04 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:41 PM ----------

instead of Move2SD you need choose make Link. Then App will be linked to /data/sdext2. Moving is not possible enable due to limitation of sw and hw of some Samsung phones.

Maximum capacity od second SD is 1024MB, formated ie. as ext2. You can check it by TotalCMD

unable to install link2sd
 

dhruv7855

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for me also the same problem persists.....and i cannot even play720p videos........ while it runs smoothly on other lower end devices....

hi der..playing 720 hd videos in sgsd is impossible...due to very low gpu...in other devices like htc have higher gpu specifications then s duos...and for app2sd custom roms by dev mohitash are working great...
 
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ishanjain28

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[Solved] Swapping SdCard on a rooted ICS phone.{ANY ICS Phone}

Hi Guys! Finally i have got a way to swap sd card on a rooted phone but it should be running ICS. i have personally tested this on ICS. check for others too, please.
Things Required:-
A rooted ICS phone.
Terminal emulator

Instructions:-

1. Open Terminal Emulator on your Phone.
2. Type
Code:
 su
and press enter
3. Allow root access to Terminal Emulator.
4. Now copy the whole code snippet into it and press enter.
Code:
sleep 2
mount -o remount,rw /
mkdir -p /data/internal_sd
mount -o bind /mnt/sdcard /data/internal_sd
mount -t vfat -o umask=0000 /dev/block/vold/179:33 /mnt/sdcard
mount -o bind /data/internal_sd /mnt/extSdCard
5. DONE!!!:cool::cool::cool:

Check your phone. SD card allocation has been switched.

This whole thing was tested on a rooted ICS official samsung rom and on Kyleopen Rom. Check this for others too. :eek:

Phone:-Samsung Galaxy S Duos[rooted with official and kyleopen rom(tested on both)]

PLEASE!! Press Thanks If Helped.
 

s7562

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Dec 25, 2013
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Hi Guys! Finally i have got a way to swap sd card on a rooted phone but it should be running ICS. i have personally tested this on ICS. check for others too, please.
Things Required:-
A rooted ICS phone.
Terminal emulator

Instructions:-

1. Open Terminal Emulator on your Phone.
2. Type
Code:
 su
and press enter
3. Allow root access to Terminal Emulator.
4. Now copy the whole code snippet into it and press enter.
Code:
sleep 2
mount -o remount,rw /
mkdir -p /data/internal_sd
mount -o bind /mnt/sdcard /data/internal_sd
mount -t vfat -o umask=0000 /dev/block/vold/179:33 /mnt/sdcard
mount -o bind /data/internal_sd /mnt/extSdCard
5. DONE!!!:cool::cool::cool:

Check your phone. SD card allocation has been switched.

This whole thing was tested on a rooted ICS official samsung rom and on Kyleopen Rom. Check this for others too. :eek:

Phone:-Samsung Galaxy S Duos[rooted with official and kyleopen rom(tested on both)]

PLEASE!! Press Thanks If Helped.

worked perfect ,thank you very much.keep it up !!!

i had one question :how to go back to normal position ?
 
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ishanjain28

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How to go back to normal position

worked perfect ,thank you very much.keep it up !!!

i had one question :how to go back to normal position ?

umm! if you want to go back then just restart your phone and it will revert back.

---------- Post added at 03:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:26 PM ----------

worked perfect ,thank you very much.keep it up !!!

i had one question :how to go back to normal position ?

umm! if you want to go back then just restart your phone and it will revert back.

---------- Post added at 04:05 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:35 PM ----------

hi der..playing 720 hd videos in sgsd is impossible...due to very low gpu...in other devices like htc have higher gpu specifications then s duos...and for app2sd custom roms by dev mohitash are working great...

NO! you can play 720p videos on s duos.

1. Download setcpu from playstore.
2. set the min and max limits to 1008MHz.
3. set the bottom left option to performance and the bottom right one to noop.
now restart your phone.
4. open settings->developer options
5. there is a setting in last.
6. tick the option named "do not keep activites".
7. and set the other limit to run only 1 background process.
8. now open mx player and play the video through SW decoder. it will work without a hitch.
NOTE:- if it is still not working then clear ram too before playing the movie
 

flameonfzn

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Hi,

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562. (Android OS, v4.0.4)

I am trying to move the apps installed to SD but its not happening there is no such option i tried the well known apps on play store for this task but they also don't have any such feature when installed on my phone. One of them even has it posted on its app description as given below:

Galaxy S3 is not supported:
* Galaxy S3 configures the SD card as a secondary external storage. This is configured by Samsung. Nothing developers can do about this. Please contact Samsung for details.
Not supported devices:
* Galaxy S3, Note 2, Galaxy Nexus, Tablets
* read FAQ 10 for details: App 2 SD > MENU > Settings > About > FAQ


I have also tried the adb shell pm set-install-location 2 command in the proper way.(The same command worked for my HTC Desire S and HTC Wildfire S).:confused:
So, Guys is there a way to move apps to the SD card, WITHOUT ROOTING. Just give me any information you might have about this. I am
assuming this i a problem with the Samsung Android OS.

Since its gonna be my everyday usage phone, i don't feel like playing around or changing the stock OS.:cyclops:
Minor tweaks are alright.

Thanks Guys.:cowboy:
You have three options :
1)internal external swap
2)use link2sd
3)use gl to sd
Okey so the first option is temporary, you can't remove your sdcard, and for the second option you need to partition your sdcard, and the part which you have given to link2sd is not usable at ol, it won't show up in your computer.. it will just be used by link2sd, also it just links the app to that partition and doesn't entirely moves it to sdcard_
I would tell you to use gl to sd, because the bigger apps(mostly games) data entire data is moved to sdcard and there is no need for partitioning the sdcard_just the app stays in the internal memory, you just have to download the app from playstore and move the app to sd, but your device must be rooted
Press thanx if i helped

Sent from my C2104 using Tapatalk
 

nyamatabright

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Apr 29, 2014
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Hello. please i partition my memory and the partition for the link2sd cant show on the phone, only the phone memory and de remaining external memory can show. help me to let them show.

Sent from my GT-S7562 using xda app-developers app
 

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akammar

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Its worked for me.. but the apps are installing in phone memory only.. not in microsd.. How to I change that? Help me

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    Hi,

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S Duos S7562. (Android OS, v4.0.4)

    I am trying to move the apps installed to SD but its not happening there is no such option i tried the well known apps on play store for this task but they also don't have any such feature when installed on my phone. One of them even has it posted on its app description as given below:

    Galaxy S3 is not supported:
    * Galaxy S3 configures the SD card as a secondary external storage. This is configured by Samsung. Nothing developers can do about this. Please contact Samsung for details.
    Not supported devices:
    * Galaxy S3, Note 2, Galaxy Nexus, Tablets
    * read FAQ 10 for details: App 2 SD > MENU > Settings > About > FAQ


    I have also tried the adb shell pm set-install-location 2 command in the proper way.(The same command worked for my HTC Desire S and HTC Wildfire S).:confused:
    So, Guys is there a way to move apps to the SD card, WITHOUT ROOTING. Just give me any information you might have about this. I am
    assuming this i a problem with the Samsung Android OS.

    Since its gonna be my everyday usage phone, i don't feel like playing around or changing the stock OS.:cyclops:
    Minor tweaks are alright.

    Thanks Guys.:cowboy:
    2
    link2sd app works great in s7562
    2
    Guys i called up Samsung the person at the call center tried to argue with me and give me all the procedures and information like i was a noob (the same things we all have tried or read on the net.) It seems they also don't know that they have a problem !! So, I got angry so he said he'll arrange a call from "TECHNICAL EXECUTIVE REPRESENTATIVE" ( the names they think for position to make them sound important :))

    And when i got from this above mentioned person she tried to give me the same answer but when i further protested she accepted that this is a limitation of the OS customizations by Samsung.

    So, Guys only solution to this problem -- Use a Custom ROM..(CM or some other i don't know)
    Please post the name and version, if some one is happy with the Custom ROM they might be using on this phone. (like if it has all the features running)
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    i wanna know is there any way for unrooted s duos to move apps to sd.......