Phone: GT-I9100 A: 4.1.2

I tried to move Apps from my phone to the SD card with root permissions enabled.

I missed the point that the SD card was running out of space during the process. A warning did not take place.

Afterwards the Apps seem to have been disappeared, but the Phone storage is still clogged with only 200 MB free. I thought that I could perhaps reinstall the broken apps to make them available again and move them again when the SD-Card is cleaned properly. But this seems unviable because the phone claims about missing space every time I try to fetch the app from the store.

If I enter the setup section for memory it takes eternal to sum up the memory consumption for the different categories (apps, pics/videos, audio, downloads and so on)

Questions: Is it a valid assumption that due to the failed move to SD card the apps got rendered disfunctional but are still lingering on the phone memory? How can I verify that and what to do then?

What might prevent the phone to calculate the memory usage in finite time?

2 Answers 2


Sometimes the OS misinterprets files inside of the sdcard. However, it is possible that the applications failed to move. I would suggest trying to try reading the contents of the sdcard from another device (another phone or computer). Then try seeing if the applications are in there. If they are, chances are the sdcard isn't mounting properly. I would suggest backing up the sdcard and then formatting then restoring the files. After doing this try inserting the sdcard into your phone again and see if your applications load.

  • My primary problem is that the space on the phone is still full. The lost apps could be reinstalled later on from store or wherever they came from.. But at the moment I can't install any app because I'm lacking phone space.
    – Ariser
    Jan 14, 2016 at 6:13
  • Cop all data such as photos and videos off of the phone. Then just try cleaning up as much space as possible. Uninstall unnecessary applications or applications that don't have important data stored on the phone. Then try fixing the sdcard and see if it is possible to move some applications or some data onto the sdcard. Then reinstall applications that were previously removed. I'm not too sure if there is anything you can do if you can't move any data onto a computer but need more space. Jan 14, 2016 at 6:56

Had a LG G2 do (looks like) precisely the same thing, I finally connected to a friends laptop via USB the laptop had some type of factory software that recognized the phones OS and actually gave me the option to backup everything,when I clicked backup da da! There before me was actually even stuff that I had deleted months ago along with all the apps, songs, pics,videos even a few text messages. Wish I could tell you the name of it. There is hope

  • The factory software on your friend's laptop wouldn't be LG PC Suite, would it? If you install LG PC Suite on your computer, its interface may look familiar.
    – karel
    Jan 26, 2016 at 0:53

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