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I have a Motorola Droid Bionic, using Safestrap to run CyanogenMod 11 (4.4). I quickly noticed with Safestrap that I cannot increase the system partition by a whole lot. Eventually, the space allotted wasn't large enough to store even half my apps; I couldn't install and couldn't update many apps when the Play store reported "Insufficient Storage", including updates to my phone's security programs.

So, my next step was to try to move the apps to my SD card. I did this by using the built-in function in Android 4.4's app manager. Initially, when moving the apps, everything seemed fine. But on any reboot, the apps moved would disappear from the launcher, the android app manager, and they would not be considered installed on the Play store. The apps were completely gone.

Looking at other app2sd solutions, I'm not coming up with anything besides a link to the application page in the settings which directs me to click "Move to SD".

Is there any known issue for this? What about a work around?

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Apps don't get installed on the system partition anyway. Only the ROM goes on the system partition; apps go in the userdata partition (though some phones can have more complicated schemes). – Dan Hulme Apr 15 '14 at 18:02
Ok, so I see now I misunderstood that part. Regardless, I am running out of app storage and my problem persists. I'm trying to use Titanium Backup's feature... will post results later. – Joe Sadoski Apr 15 '14 at 18:54

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