Memory Help

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  1. PARick

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    I did a search, with some results, but not specific enough, so sorry if this is repeated. I keep getting a low memorn notification. I went through my apps one by one, and found two that said they could be moved to my SD card. I figured this had to be incorrect, so I downloaded apps to sd (somehow doesn't make sense to download an app to remove apps :))and it showed no apps available to move. I find this hard to believe out of like 60 apps, none can be moved? Is there a way to force them on my SD Card? thanks for the help!
     
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    I also should mention I am not rooted.
     
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    Download Titanium Backup. It has an option under Backup/Restore when you long press a white text app, to move to the SD card. TB works with the least problems of all the methods I've used for apps currently on the internal memory.
     
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    Titanium Backup is for root users. he said he's not rooted.

    i've seen this happen once with a bad install of pandora. i've read of others having this problem with other apps. they usually have to go thru one by one uninstalling apps til the problem is fixed. then reinstall.
     
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    !*#* For some reason, I could have sworn he said he WAS rooted in his second message which is the only reason I suggested it.
     
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    Thanks for the help! For some reason one of my apps updated yesterday, and gave me the option to move to sd card.
     
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    Each app must be modified by the developer to allow it to be moved to the SD card by stock Froyo. Hopefully more apps will be updated over time. As other have said if you root there are other options.
     
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    What is odd, I can go to a site and download apk files straight to my sd card. So, they function fine on the sd card.
     
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    Do you mean you are downloading them to the SD card, then installing them? Or you have them installing directly to the SD card?

    If the first, they are still installing to the internal memory. Or did you set things up some other way to have them install there?
     
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    I download them to the computer, then drah them to the SD card. They show as being on the SD Card.
     
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    correct. the .apk file is on the sd card but when you install it installs on the phone's internal memory. the .apk file will still be on the card but not running from there. kinda like when you d/l an .exe for your pc. it's the setup file. it will actually install(generally) on your "c:" drive.
     
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    Ok, makes sense. I just wish there was a way for us unrooted users to put the apps on the SAD Card to preserve memory.