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williamgurumayum
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎2011-10-19
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Install Apps in SD Card

Hello Everyone,

I should say my Sony Ericsson Xperia Mini Pro SK17i is awesom(except for the battery life)..Now i want something regarding my internal memory..Whenever i installed apps, it is installed into the Internal Memory by default..Although i can move some of the apps into SD Card, most of the apps are damn Stubborn.I even tried apps2SD, which doesn't quite answer my need...What i want is how to store in SD Card by default for all Apps...Is there any hack(maybe without rooting) for this..Any help would be appreciated very much...

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gwhispererz
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: Install Apps in SD Card

Hi, just for info, not all apps can be moved to SD Card. Only possible for apps that support this feature (depends on the developers).

Those apps without an option to be moved to SD Card are apps that are not supported.

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viktanwar
Posts: 13
Registered: ‎2011-08-17

Re: Install Apps in SD Card

As far as I understand, the application itself should support installation on SD Card. However, if you can use the android development kit then take a look at the following link:

http://androinica.com/2010/08/how-to-install-apps-to-the-sd-card-by-default-on-android-2-2-froyo/

I will give a try the above yet if u do it first, shall appreciate if you may let us know.

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williamgurumayum
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎2011-10-19

Re: Install Apps in SD Card

i will give it a try...if anyone, has tried this, do please inform me....

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gwhispererz
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: Install Apps in SD Card

I am not able to comment on this ....

Just for info, the site you have linked is dated August 3, 2010 and for Android 2.2 on HTC Desire.

I think you might be able to find apps in the Android Market related to your question, search keyword 'app2SD'.

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williamgurumayum
Posts: 47
Registered: ‎2011-10-19

Re: Install Apps in SD Card

Yes, i didn't notice that..Thanks mate...

However i stumble upon this http://szamitastechnika-eger.hu/en/mobiltelefon/installing-apps-sd-card-sony-ericcson-xperia-x10-min...

Can i rely on this?? Need advice on this guys,...

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gwhispererz
Posts: 7,428
Registered: ‎2010-10-29

Re: Install Apps in SD Card

The link you posted is for Xperia X10 mini pro, which only run on Android 2.1. Android 2.1 does not have the option to move apps to SD Card, therefore need to 'hack' it to have that funtion.

Xperia Mini Pro SK17i is running on Android 2.3.3, apparently has the ability to do this. As I have mentioned earlier, 'Not all apps can be moved to SD Card. Only possible for apps that support this feature (depends on the developers).  Those apps without an option to be moved to SD Card are apps that are not supported.'

There are other things you could do regarding the limited phone memory .... some of them are, deleting sms/mms, clearing browser's history & cache, clearing Market search history, clearing Google Map search history, Google Search history and clearing apps cache. Although not a big significant amount of memory to save, but all those add up to something. :smileywink:

Anonymous(anon)
Posts: 0

Re: Install Apps in SD Card

Hi,

yesterday i bought sony ericsson xperia mini but i cant browse sd memry card or internal memry. I can browse media by gallery but where is file manager?

Pls help me for browse internal phone memory or sd memory card, How can i do it

Thanks

8801713242554

kajal@ranl.net

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uliwooly
Posts: 46,004
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Install Apps in SD Card

rooting it's not so bad

I'm almost certain that you rooted your phone but if you haven't here it is again

This is how to root

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1312859

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This is long but it'll be worth it, like anything make sure you

1) backup everything

2) backup your SD card

1)

Make sure you backup everything

Settings -> privacy -> Back up my data and Automatic restore should be selected

and also

Use one of these links to download the

Backup & Restore app

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1193802

or

http://www.elita-clan.com/downloads/backup_and_restore_v010935.apk

http://www.elita-clan.com/downloads/backup_and_restore_v010935.apkor
http://www.mediafire.com/?1n07llajeaoo03y

How to install it

You need to

go to settings -> applications -> check unknown sources

download IO File Manager

https://market.android.com/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager&feature=search_result

download the backup & restore app, transfer it to your SD card, use OI file manager to find it -> tap on it -> install it

Contacts

just to play it safe sync your contacts w/ google if you haven't already

open your phonebook

press MENU button -> tap on Send Contacts -> select all -> send it to your email

on your computer

-> download the file -> go to your gmail -> click on contacts -> click on more actions -> on the drop down menu click on "import" -> choose the file -> and click import

Apps

Don't worry so much about backing up your apps

on your computer go to

market.android.com -> log in -> click on My Library -> and send all your apps to your phone

market my library.JPGmarket my library 02.JPGmarket my library 03.JPGmarket my library 04.JPG

SMS/MMS

if you don't want to use the backup & restore app then

Install "backup SMS" to back up your SMS and MMS to your Gmail

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.zegoggles.smssync&feature=search_result

or your SMS use

"backup & restore SMS"

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&feature=search_result

or for your MMS use "Save MMS"

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.schwimmer.android.mmsextract&feature=search_result

Call Logs

And for call logs this is great

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.yang.android.ansta

2)

on your PC

1) open any folder -> click on tools -> properties -> view -> show hidden files

2) swap SD cards, mount the SD card, go to your SD card, press Ctrl + A then Ctrl C, on your desktop create a new folder, open it, then press CTRL + V

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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uliwooly
Posts: 46,004
Registered: ‎2010-07-03

Re: Install Apps in SD Card

now this is where it gets AWEOME-ER

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Guide to using Link2SD on your Xperia smartphone

This guide may seem lengthy, but trust us when we say it is straightforward. All steps have been documented which makes it look daunting. Read each section carefully and follow the steps outlined to install Link2SD.

1. PREPARATION
Please make sure you have completed all of the following before starting the tutorial.

On your PC:
– Install the necessary drivers for your Xperia smartphone onto your PC/laptop. The easiest way to do this is to ensure that Sony Ericsson PC Companion is installed on your PC. Once installed, connect your phone to complete the process.
– Download and install MiniTool Partition Wizard onto your PC or laptop.

On your Xperia:
– Enable USB de-bugging mode: Setting –> Applications –> Development –> Tick ‘USB debugging’
– Enable the ability to install unknown apps: Setting –> Applications –> Tick ‘Unknown sources’
– Install Link2SD from Android Market onto your Xperia smartphone. It is a free download.

2. ROOT

3. BACKUP MEMORY CARD
As we will be creating a partition on your microSD memory card, make sure you create a backup just in case anything goes wrong.

a) Create a new folder on your PC and name it anything you want, such as ‘SD_Backup’

b) Connect your phone to the PC, navigate to your memory card and copy the contents to the backup folder.

4. CREATE SECONDARY PARTITION
You now need to create a secondary partition on your microSD memory card that will enable you to use Link2SD.

Note: We will use MiniTool Partition Wizard to create a secondary partition on your microSD card. This partition can be ext2, ext3, ext4 or FAT32. We will use FAT32 as it is supported on all phones and should lead to less troubleshooting later. You can use any partition manager of your choosing, but the steps below guide you through MiniTool Partition Wizard.

There is no need to wipe your memory card when going through this process, just ensure you have at least 0.5GB to 1.0GB of free space to make it worthwhile. You also do not need to use a microSD card adaptor as the process below creates the partition whilst the phone is connected to your PC.

a) Connect your handset to the PC via USB and then launch MiniTool. You should see the details pop up under ‘Disk 2′.

MiniTool Xperia

b) Click on the memory card under Disk 2 in MiniTool and then in the left pane, press ‘Move/Resize Partition’. On the blue bar under ‘Size and Location’, move the right arrow towards the left to create the size of the secondary partition desired. In the example below we created a secondary partition with 1018.63MB of space. This value can also be typed in manually in ‘Unallocate Space After’.

MiniTool Xperia

c) Once this is done you should see that your memory card is now split into two partitions under Disk 2 of MiniTool. Right click this new partition and then press ‘Create’.

MiniTool Xperia

If you see this pop-up below, just press ‘Yes’ to continue.

MiniTool Xperia

d) You should then see this ‘Create New Partition’ window. Under ‘Create As’ click Primary and then under ‘File System’ click FAT32. Leave the cluster size as default and you can assign whichever drive letter you want. Once finished press OK.

MiniTool Xperia

e) This should bring you back to the main MiniTool screen. Now hit the ‘Apply’ button on the top-left of the screen, denoted by a tick symbol.

MiniTool Xperia

This will bring up another pop-up window and will take several minutes to both resize and create the secondary partition.

MiniTool Xperia

If successful, you should see message below. Congratulations your card is ready to use in conjunction with Link2SD.

MiniTool Xperia

5. LINK2SD
This application makes it easy for users with root privileges on their phone to move applications to the SD card.

a) Open the Link2SD app on your phone. You should be greeted with the following menu, check the FAT32 option and click OK.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

You will then see the Superuser Request, click ‘Allow’.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Once you see the following message, restart your phone. The app should now be ready to use.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

b) To make sure everything is installed correctly. Click the Menu button and go to ‘Storage Info’. This will show you the internal memory and your two partitions on the memory card. In our case, you can see that the second partition has 1GB free.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

c) Now you need to move the apps of your choice to the memory card. Click the Menu button and press ‘Multi-select’.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Choose which apps you want to move by clicking the tick box next to the app. System apps are greyed out and cannot be selected. Link2SD can only move apps that are already on the internal memory. If you have apps already on your SD card, you will need to move them back to the internal memory before you can link them with Link2SD.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

If you want to move all of your apps, pressing the menu button will bring up another menu allowing you to do this.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

d) Once you have chosen which apps you want to move, you then need to hit the menu button and press ‘Actions’, which will bring up the following menu. Press ‘Create Link’.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Leave all three check boxes ticked and press OK. Link2SD will now do its work and move/link the selected apps to your memory card.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Once finished, you should see that the apps you have moved have ‘Linked -> SD Card’ in red font in the Link2SD app list. Reboot your phone.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

e) Congratulations your phone is now using Link2SD! You should now go to Settings by pressing the menu button and configure how you would like Link2SD to work. The main decision here is whether you want to Auto Link newly installed apps to the memory card. Given that you’ve gone through the hassle of installing Link2SD we suggest you enable Auto Link and make worrying about your internal memory a thing of the past.

Link2SD Guide for Xperia

Special Thanx to the Xperiablog

http://www.xperiablog.net/2011/12/12/link2sd-guide-never-worry-about-internal-memory-limits-again/

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)