Freshly rooted D1: How can I move ALL apps to SD?

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    The biggest reason for me rooting my Droid 1 phone earlier today was to eventually be able to move all apps to the SD card. I am always running near empty on memory (less than 40MBs) and my performance is terrible (I particularly hate the full minute it often takes for my desktop icons to come back). I was told you could do this with root access but have no idea how.

    I already have the marketplace app "App 2 SD" which moves some apps but not nearly enough. How can I get all this stuff moved over to my SD card so I can have 100+ MBs free again?

    So far I haven't done much with my root access other than installing Titanium Backup Pro and AD Free.
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    I believe there is NO way to move ALL your apps. Some apps are system apps and have to stay on the internal memory in order to function properly. I would like to move alot more apps to the SD card also but some are stuck on the system memory.
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    Also, any app that is a widget should not be moved to sd. You will lose the widget most likely or experience other issues.

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    It seems much of my stuff is games that do not have a move to sd card option; these are the ones I really want to focus on. I'm not talking about system apps, necessarily. If there's no way to do this it pretty much kills the whole point of rooting, in my opinion. The complete lack of App storage on the phone for the D1 is the biggest issue of the device.
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    if you install a custom ROM. i remember back when i was doing mine my partner billygalbreath put an option in to move all apps to data or system. not sure if any roms supported today have it though.
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    Are you running a custom ROM or just stock+root? If just stock+root, I'm not sure how you would enable more movement of the apps. I believe at one time there was a terminal command for froyo that allowed for more apps2sd. If you are on a ROM, double check the specific settings for that ROM. Many of them have an option for apps2sd that allows you to move just about anything. And games are fine to move. I've never found any problems having mine on the sd.
    EDIT: yeah, what Insane said at the same time as me in less words :)
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    Well, here comes the $1000 question, lol: which ROMs are recommended around here?
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    personally for a good stable ROM that has all the features a rom should have and more, you can beat CyanogenMod 7.
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    CM7 has an option to move any app to the sd card. Under settings>cyanogenmod settings>application, then select "allow app moving". Under install location i recommend automatic. Do that and you'll never have to worry about storage space. Its best to get as many apps in the phone storage because it reads and writes faster than your sd card. Here are the links you'll need. CM7 ROM http://download.cyanogenmod.com/get/update-cm-7.0.2-Droid-signed.zip Google apps http://goo-inside.me/gapps/gapps-gb-20110307-signed.zip. Flash the ROM first and then the gapps after. No need to reboot in between
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    Thanks for the helpful replies guys, it's much appreciated! :hail:
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    Link2sd is what I use. Just on D1 make 2nd partition fat32 and it works great. I have around 190 free space on internal space available.

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    Sounds great Javaman, what i need to find out is how to make that 2nd partition on my SD card. I downloaded the Links2Sd app but need the FAT32 partition. I'm not sure how to make that partition. Any help? Thanks
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    Yeah javaman please explain this! Would love to have that much free space! Does it affect widgets?

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    I looked up the Links2SD app and found this:

    "Link2SD does not create the second partition, you need to create it yourself. You can use any partition manager such as Minitool, Paragon, Easeus etc. for this."
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    Yeah I saw that too however I was unable to find any apps in the market for those tools. I am going to google them right now.
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    Whatever you do, DO NOT install a ROM. I just ruined my phone doing that stupid crap. Despite spending hours backing everything up and following all the meticulous (and maddening) instructions, the ROM did not install but everything I had on my phone is erased and cannot be restored, despite all my attempts.
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    U can make the partition through rom manager....

    And if u want to move EVERYTHING so the sd card the best was is to install a custom ROM, most of them will have that as an option. Don't listen to the guy above....its not that bad and is relativly easy

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    Well I just downloaded minitool and used it to make the partition. I then used the Link2SD app to link alot of apps to my SD card. It worked great. I was typically between 60-75 mb but now after this fix I am sitting at 119 mb. There are still ALOT of apps that I can not move. The app states that system apps should not be moved or linked to the SD card and won't give the option to do so. It does allow my widgets to still work even on the apps that are linked to the SD card. So far I like it. Thanks for the heads up!!

    As far as ROMs go, I am currently using sourcery 2.2 and will not change for anything. This is the smoothest rom I have used (and I have tried many) and has a TON of options. It is also the MOST supported unsupported rom I have seen to date. The DEVs still check the forums all the time and have not had a problem helping people out. Several people have left and then returned after not finding anything close.
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    App Swap does a great job moving any app to your SD Card. My recommendations on ROMS are:

    Simply Stunning 5.2 if you want Gingerbread
    Project Elite for Froyo.
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