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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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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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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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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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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Why can I move apps to sd card when using adopted internal storage (sd card)? Does it makes sense?

I formatted my sd card as adopted internal storage as possible in Android 6. However in the settings I can still move (some) apps to the "external storage". This is quite confusing as I thought they ...
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Why application size increases after moving to sd card?

I installed application and see that it allocates say 35Mb. Then I moved it to alsd card and it allocates 41+Mb. I see these "changes" for every application which is moved to sd card. Why it is ...
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Move Apps from Internal to SD--Android 4.1.2, LGE Optimus F3

For those who don't know, the Optimus F3 has only, like, 2gb of internal space. And because Google's Nexus phones don't have SD card slots for some really weird reason, they decided to just pull the ...
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App2SD doesn't work - I don't even have the option

So I got a Verizon Samsung Stellar (it has Android 4.0.2) a few days ago. All's going well, but I don't have the option to transfer an app to my sd card. However, I can move files etc with a file ...
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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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Applications moved to SD card cannot be loaded

I have an Android phone running Android 2.2.1 with very limited phone memory. So I have to move the applications to SD card all the time. BUT: If I move applications to the SD card, then after I ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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 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 can I make sure apps that are moved to the SD card stay there?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505, Android 5.0.1, not rooted). Have 16GB total internal storage, and a 32GB SD card - the internal storage always seems to fill up quite quickly (not least ...
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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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Lenovo tablet with two internal partitions - How to move apps to SD?

Not specific to any model but for most Lenovo devices, including phones. For some reason, some brands, mainly Chinese ones, include two internal partitions. Second partition is shown as "USB Storage" ...
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App2sd compatible email app

I have a Casio G'zOne Commando C771 phone. It only has 400 MB of internal storage (!!!). I want to connect to my email, but if I use the built in email app, it will very quickly fill up what little ...
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samsung galaxy j1 apps don't work off sd card

just bought a samsung galaxy j1. it has 8GB of memory but when i move my games/apps to the sd card, to free up more space on the phone, i cannot use them. it says this app is not installed. how do i ...
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How to calculate size for 2nd partition for Link2SD / Apps2SD?

I've moved to Marshmallow (CM13) and unwittingly fallen victim to its regression in support for apps stored on the external SD card (since adopting external SD as storage is not option), so now I'm ...
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Getting “App2SD is not supported” error when trying to move an app to my SD card

I’m using an Android LG Tribute phone, which I have rooted. I want to move some apps to my SD Card and so I installed the “LInk2SD” app (because there was no “Move to SD Card” for any of my ...
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Why do the *.asec files dissapear from /sdcard/.android_secure when phone boots?

I have been puzzled by this for sometime, I have found out that these *.asec files migrate to /mnt/secure/asec on my phone after it boots but it still seems they occupy space within the sdcard and if ...
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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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I have more apps than my max storage

As you can see in the screen shot my device recognises I have ~.5 gig of storage left, but I have an impossible amount of apps. When I moved a 230 MB app from SD to phone the apps storage when from 5....
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Explanation of Settings > Apps and internal vs external storage (Android 4.1)

Can anyone please provide a clear explanation of the different information displayed in the Apps section of Android Settigs? Precisely: Apps List The ON SD CARD tab. Does it show apps that are ...
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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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How to install apps on the second external SD card?

I have an Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet. It has two external memory cards. All apps are installed on external memory card 1, but not on external memory 2, even though I have lots of space ...
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How to Move App's Data

Screenshot (click image for larger variant) As you can see here, i have already move the app to sd storage. the problem is, my app data still using my root directory. How to move my data to SD ...
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App2SD with root?

So I just rooted my Samsung Galaxy Stellar phone (it's 4.0.2) I want to be able to move apps to my SD card now, something that has been disabled in 4.0 (at least as the people in the thread here said)...
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Ext2 partion mounted then after linking apps it can not be mounted!

I have Xperia Active with FXP CM 10 installed Yesterday I partitioned a second partition on my sd card so as I can link apps to sd Then, It was mounted, I linked the apps and everything was just GREAT!...
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Couldn't move app in Android 4.1 emulator

I am unable to move an app to the SD Card in Android 4.1 on an emulator. It is working fine in other versions (Android 2.3.3 to Android 4.0.3). In Android 4.1 it's giving dialog "couldn't move app". ...
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Motorola RAZR D3 move application to memory SD

I'm trying to move the apps that I have installed in the internal memory of the smartphone but I can't because the programs that I'm using say: The device does not have a real primary external ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem in usb debugging

I wanted to move all inbuilt apps on my Samsung Galaxy On7 to the sd card to free up space. To do this, I followed this site. However, even after enabling USB debugging, the desktop is not being able ...
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Cannot move apps to SD Card

I own a Motorola Moto G 3rd generation upgraded to Marshmallow with an SD card plugged in (formatted as internal storage) and I am not able to get the apps to install there. I tried app2sd and I am ...
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app2sd via android terminal emulator?

ok so ik this has been asked 1,000,000 times...but not like this, i have a rooted plum z550 running stock kitkat 4.4.2, i dont have a pc, this phones default internal storage is 0.89 gigs...which is ...
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Is this simple method of moving ANY app to an external SD card on KitKat reliable?

There are hundreds of articles and many SE QA's about moving apps to an external SD card. Some of the articles and QA's are outdated, some are incorrect, some require the device to be rooted, some ...
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External SD Card Detected, Files Not Showing

Being a BLU fan, I have a BLU Neo 4.5. A few days ago, I had this really strange experience; I have my 64 GB external SD card inserted and my phone's storage setting detected it. 64GB. However, when I ...