Saving apps to SD card

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  1. CheathamHill

    CheathamHill Member

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    Since Froyo adds the ability to save apps/games to the sd card...well..how do I do that..the market doesn't give that as an option...just lists that several of my apps have the ability to do that...forgive my 'newb' ignorance
     
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    There is an app in the Market called Apps 2 SD. I personally think it's garbage.

    The other way to do it, the way i'm doing it is to use terminal emulator (also in the market) and type in the following commands:


    su (enter)
    cd /system/bin (enter)
    sh pm setInstallLocation 2 (enter)

    That will change the grey on several off your apps to white. Do not move widgets to the SD card. You will have issues with them if you do that.
     
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    I can't get terminal emulator to install. There is also a android terminal emulator, which one specifically?
     
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    Apparently I'm using android terminal emulator.

    I just had a thought though, maybe it won't work unless you're rooted. I doesn't say so.
     
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    That one installed fine, but su is denied.
     
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    From manage applications can't you select to move it from there? I don't have mine handy but that's what I recall from the video.
     
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    There is an option for that in manage applications. I only have 1 app downloaded (no lock), the move to sd card option is greyed out.

    EDIT:

    I downloaded Dolphin HD and was able to move that to the SD card from manage applications.
     
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    I believe the app has to support it.
     
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    Yep. I also tried it with handcent and it isn't an option.
     
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    I know just before you click download the app if you scroll down it said something about saving to your SD card but when I make sure it says save to SD card it doesn't send it there..I don't want my phone to be full of apps so how do I make sure it sends the app to the right place?

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    App2sd in the market

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    Just be aware that you don't want to put apps that have a widget on the SD card. The widget for the app will disappear. This is an Android limitation at this time. Otherwise you won't even notice the difference.
     
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