Question on Apps2SD

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    So I partitioned my stock SD card (was that a bad idea? Is the class version of the stock SD card not meet the recommended?) and enabled apps2sd. My question is how can I move already installed apps to the SD card, and where are they stored? thanks
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    Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications.

    Choose and Application, then "Move"
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    Hm there is no move choice for me...only choices I have are uninstall, clear cache, clear defaults,force stop
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    You need to use ROM Manager to partition your SD card if you have not already.
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    You can only move applications that you installed in /data (via market or adb), not applications in/system. the apps in /system are the ones that came with the ROM.
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    Yes I use your rom manager and I'm trying to move downloaded apps..goign to try a reboot now.
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    Hmm for some reason new apps I install will be listed as stored on the SD card, so Apps2SD did work, but it's not giving me an option to move my existing apps..odd
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    not sure but would astro backup-uninstall-reinstall work with them?
    have not had any that show like you are saying so I don't know.
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    The only apps that can be moved are the ones installed AFTER you partitioned your SD card and AFTER you enabled Apps2SD.

    To check where the App is installed:

    Go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications.
    - Choose an application
    - In there you will see a category called Storage
    o under that you will see - - Install Location…………..SD Card.

    If it doesn’t say SD card then it’s installed on the phone
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    As an alternative:
    Using Root Explorer you can move them OR you can short-press on the apk in /data and choose INSTALL, it will then install them to your /sd-ext.
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    Is the stock SD card ok to use for this? Are there any risks to doing this?
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    I went out and bought a Class 4 and it's working great. I have read that there are folks using the stock Class 2 without problems.
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    I used my stock SD card and no issues.
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    Thanks rotodroid
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    Thanks rotodroid for that alternative ..... Does anyone know where on the sdcard the apps are?
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    Why is my apps2sd button in my phone settings grayed out? I can't enable apps2sd because of this. Do i have to partition my sdcard via RM?
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    /sd-ext/

    did you partition your sd-card?
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    no, is there any special procedure to do in RM with partitioning or is it just hit button and let it do its thing?
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    You can read about it in the FAQ thread - see apps2sd section http://www.droidforums.net/forum/koush/38415-official-f-q-cyanogenmod.html

    If you're lazy, it's as easy as 3 clicks through ROM Manager. Backup your SD Card if you have anything you care about (music, pics, apps, etc). everything on it will be deleted.
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    Yes connect your phone to your computer, and copy ALL files in the SD card to your computer. It will all be erased. Then let ROM manager work its magic.
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