Questions tagged [app2sd]

App2SD or Apps2SD is a general term for moving applications to the SD card. See the full wiki entry for a disambiguation.

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Unable to Install more Apps in Micromax Unite 2

I have Micromax Unite 2, in which 1GB RAM, 1GB Phone Storage, 8 GB Internal SD Card. I have just installed few apps like whatsapp, facebook, skype and Microsoft Lync. After installed these apps, phone ...
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External SD card error: java.lang.IllegalStateException: No suitable external storage

I have a Motorola Moto E LTE 2015 (XT1524) (surnia) and a Lexar micro SDHC card 1000x 32Gb. I followed this how-to install-link2sd-apps2sd-marshmallow, to put my apps on the SD card. I split my SD ...
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How to move apps on SD-card to bigger SD-card without PC

I need simple steps to switch full sd card that have some apps on that sd card larger memory I need to switch from fullsd card to my new 128GB sd card but i have no computer at all, no laptop as well. ...
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Can I force an app to download its data to the SD card?

I recently downloaded Vrse for messing around with VR stuff. To function, the app needs to download 360 degree video "scenes". The files are relatively large; generally a few hundred MBs. I'm ...
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App Won't Load After Link /data/app to 2nd SD-Card Partition

Lenovo S920 Android 4.2.1 Basically, I want to link my /data/app to /system/sd/app (2nd SD Card partition). I have mount my 2nd partition on boot to /system/sd/app correctly. Here what I got when ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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com.whatsapp_preferences.xml periodically gets overwritten how to prevent that from happening

on a magisk rooted Android 10 device com.whatsapp_preferences.xml ( /data/data/com.whatsapp ? ... can't remember that path now ) has been updated with non default parameters as I needed but it ...
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Mount Binding to move App data to External Memory

I recently came across the idea of mount binding in Linux. I am wondering if I can mount bind the /storage/emulated/0/Android to /storage/sdcard1/Android. Will this extend my internal storage? ...
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Installing Apps on External Sdcard jellybean 4.2.2

I am using jelly bean 4.2.2 on ti OMAP5 platform , I want to install application on external sdcard but even if a lot of space is free (more than 25MB ) . I am getting error "Insufficient Storage". ...
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How to increase internal memory of the HTC Wildfire S finally?

I've been spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to fix this. I know there are a lot of threads like this on the internet, but I want to go a bit deeper. I have an HTC Wildfire S with only 512 MB ...
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Which app in Play Store shall I use for app2sd and how shall I use it?

I am learning info from https://android.stackexchange.com/tags/insufficient-memory/info, which says too options for moving apps from internal storage to removable SD card. My Android 4.4.2 is not ...
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How to mount sdext2 partition by Apps2SD script, before system mount?

Using Apps2SD Pro app on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005, Resurrection Remix Nougat v5.8.5 with Magisk v17.1. I lose the linked apps again & again after reboot. This happened several times already. ...
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Move applications to SD card in Samsung Exhibit?

I have just acquired my first Android phone -- a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (SGH-T599N) running Android version 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). Because the internal storage is fairly small (only 1.34 GB) I've ...
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how to to restore apps without reinstalling them after ROM change

I installed a custom rom on my Android phone which is havoc GSI 3.1 I am not happy with certain features that don't work and I would like to go back to the original ROM what is preventing me from ...
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How to move Apps to SD on the LG P-705 with Android 4.0?

I can move apps manually or progammatically on my Samsung Galaxy Ace 1, but on my LG P-705 with newer android version there is no such an option. Apps like App2SD don't work as well. Why does LG P-...
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Android keep saying “SD Card is mounted, do you want to change your default storage”

About two days ago, I received this notification. At first, I just click on "Change",and in setup, set default storage to SD Card. I'm using Android 4.2.2. But, this is happening in every half hour... ...
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Moving big apps to SD card on 4.4.2

My Android is 4.4.2, Phone model: Panasonic eluga s. I have a 32 GB SD card in my cell. Please tell me how to shift big apps to SD card. I also have root access. There is no option of move to SD card ...
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How to disable automount of /dev/block/mmcblk1p2?

I installed link2sd then formatted my 2nd partition as ext2. Then I used link2sd to create mount script. Now,due to free version i'm unable to link internal data to this partition. So i removed the ...
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“force allow apps on external” on EMUI 5.x not toggling on

so i've been trying to force allow apps on external storage by ticking the option: force allow apps on external under the developer options segment of the phone but it just doesn't seem to work. ...
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How can i change app data location?

My default write disk is external sd card , my internal sd total space is 5.28 gb available is 4.66 gb my sdcard total space is 14.83 am using 16 gb available in sd card is 11 gb . my phone storage ...
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How are apps installed on Android ? context - symbolic links of only some apps disappear after reboot

I am using Apps2sd to move some apps to ext4 partition mmcblk1p2. It successfully moved 1 app ( see code below ) but after linking another , the symblink for app gets deleted but data folder's ...
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Use sd card as internal storage and stop writing to internal memory for good

Smartphones seem to die after two years of usage, as if they knew that you just have paid the last instalment. The common reason seems to be the failure of internal memory. I'm desperately trying to ...
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Cannot move app to SD card: “Not enough storage space”

Disclaimer: There are many similar questions, but: 1) No answer there helped me, 2) This one provides additional info and questions, 3) Others seem to be related to Android versions < 8, so the ...
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Why root cannot access “.android_secure” directory on external SD card?

I have an Android 9 tablet, rooted by way of Magisk. It has an external SD card mounted as sdfat on /mnt/media_rw/1234-5678 which is mounted on four other mount points, all as type sdcardfs, with some ...
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How to move apps from internal to external storage?

I'm trying to move with Lucky Patcher (also with app2sd and Samsung stock app) some apps from internal to external storage, but everytime with every apps movable I got this message: java.lang....
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Change app manifest to enable move to SD

I learned that apps declare in manifest.xml if they can be moved or installed on SD. I have formatted my memory card such that it is treated as internal. My device also does not support removable ...
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How to install apps to SD card with low internal storage - adoptable, app2sd, Xposed?

I’ve spent hours today trying to install an app on my 9.0 phone. App size: ~1.5gb Internal storage: 13/16gb. SD card (formatted to adoptable): 4/64gb I’ve read answers here explaining why it won’...
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Galaxy Note 3 (5.0) crashes when moving apps to SD ~30% of the time; latest crash lost some system settings & home button is now being weird

Got a bit of a hopefully-not-too-interesting one :) For reasons unknown, my (secondhand) Note 3 seems to have a bit of a tendency to crash when I use the "Move to SD card" button in App info. Doesn't ...
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Android 6.0 Marshmallow adoptable storage - Why is it still using internal storage?

I have a 32GB MicroSD card adopted as internal storage on my Moto X Play (XT1563), and I've noticed that some apps don't completely move over to External Storage (specifically .obb files), despite ...
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EXT4 Mount gives this error “SELinux: mount invalid. Same superblock, different security settings”

I am trying to mount a second partition (ext4 ) for my apps ( I guess its a bit outdated with adoptable storage but then ext4 isn't accepted FS for adoption for external card ) . I am on 9.0 ( Pie ) ...
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app2sd link2sd nightmare ..all Fully Linked apps disppear

One advantage in using app2sd ( or link2sd ) was that if all your apps are totally linked when you swap out phones you would hope to 'carry' your apps with you and of course space savings to /Data ...
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mounting multiple ext4 partitions in Android 7+

I am doing away with exFat for my Microsd card after all my pictures decayed , corrupted and the directory was locked. I cant seem to write into a specific directory. chkdsk will just plain abort ...
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Why can't I move apps to external sdcard? [duplicate]

I'm using Redmi 5 Plus with global Oreo 8.1 ROM, rooted with Magisk. And I can't move my apps to external sdcard. I tried with native method of Android. But the Redmi 5 Plus or MIUI doesn't seem to ...
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Moving unmovable apps to SD Card

My target was to get enough space on my tecno camon CA7 android 8.1 and got it a 32Gb sd card but only to find out that some applications cannot allow me to transfer them to SD Card. This sounds like ...
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Android Marshmallow keeps moving apps to internal storage after update

I have a 32Gb SD card as adopted storage in my phone with Android M. It should be considered as the default installation storage for apps, as I have migrated the data to it. However, I still ...
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Adoptable storage questions

I recently updated to marshmallow with cyanogenmod 13 to use the "adoptable storage" feature. I was disappointed to find out that that only some apps could be put on the adopted storage. I used ...
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Micro sd card partition strategy for Android (context of wear leveling & data corruption)?

The primary issue relates to bad blocks / clusters and it happens to be android platform. This is a Sandisk 128gb (leave this link - it is not an ad). Some cards indicates other problems like memory ...
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SD card had bad sectors after chkdsk. Is that Logical or physical ?and path from here

This is about data corruption on android . The primary issue relates to bad blocks / clusters and it happens to be android platform. So this is a super user and NOT android enthusiast question. ...
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Where are displayed shortcuts stored?

Often after a reboot, crash or USB usage, icons of apps go missing. Both in the "Home" screens and "Applications". Currently I have four screens of apps, three in Home. Some of the icons ...
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Applications installed on SD card moved back to internal storage after updates

I saw in one question a reference to moving apps which I do all the time. But my phone moves them back to the phone (internal storage) after any update. So besides using my Android, what am I doing ...
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My android phone is not displaying apps in the sd card

I open my settings and go to application manager. Then i move some apps to sd card. After that, i insert the sd card into another phone. But the apps doesn't appear. Help me pls.
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How to install app onto sd card with root (Samsung)

SM-A520F | Android 7 What I've tried: I partitioned the sd card using minitool partition wizard. I partitioned it into 100gb fat32/exfat and 20gb ext4 partition. I was able to install apps onto the ...
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Error: java.lang.IllegalStateException: java.util.concurrent.TimeoutException: Thread Binder_C gave up waiting for partitionMixed after 180000ms

After entering the final command to make a mixed-format SD card in How can I move apps to SD on non-adopted Marshmallow storage?: $ adb shell sm partition disk:179,64 mixed 25 I meet this error: ...
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Move apps to the SD card and keep them there

I have a phone with a very small internal memory (LG K7, just 4GB storage, running Android 5.1.1) but a nice roomy (64 GB) external SD card, so naturally I use an application manager (specifically, ...
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How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default

I am following this tutorial for moving apps to sd card. How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default But My Default Location is not changing. And My Phone Memory is full and unable to ...
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App can't be moved to SD Card , Option not available

I've installed a app called PyDroid 3 from Play Store, but I don't have much space available on my internal memory so i wanted to move the app to SD Card. But Move To SD Card option is available on ...
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Can I change the dalvik cache location e.g. with a symbolic link?

I currently use Link2SD since my phone's onboard storage is insufficient for more than a few essential apps. It is very effective but limited to when the phone is on. While changing ROMs, the dalvik ...
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Using SD card as internal storage and migrate date

I read this question, but I want to update the question. Now with Android 6.0 we have the option to format the SD card as internal storage, and that's what I did. I also clicked that "Migrate data" ...
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Can I install apps to adopted SD card from recovery?

WhatsApp is stubborn about not installing to SD card. I have an unlocked bootloader, but have not rooted or installed a custom recovery yet. I am trying to avoid rooting because of SafetyNet, and ...
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Mass transfer apps to adopted storage

So now we have excellent adopted storage that lets us use the SDcard like it should have always worked. So far so good. However upgrading from Lollipop via titanium backup hits a snag - TB will ...

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