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Cant move apps to sd Xperia Arc S

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Cant move apps to sd Xperia Arc S

I cannot move 90 % of Apps onto my SD Card in my ARCS. Tose are Apps I could move in my NEO and which can be and cannot seems erratic. Can be moved: Angry Bird, Power AMP, Deal doctor. Cant -many like: sorami, airdroid, Tune in Radio, Dilbert, ueafa.com, imedia share etc.. etc.

 

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Re: Cant move apps to sd Xperia Arc S

that is funny, like I said, backup everything and then repair your phone with SEUS that might solve the issue

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Re: Cant move apps to sd Xperia Arc S

are you sure that you can't?

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Re: Cant move apps to sd Xperia Arc S

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

you need to root

This is how to root

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

make sure to turn off -> on your phone for root to work

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Re: Cant move apps to sd Xperia Arc S

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/

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Re: Cant move apps to sd Xperia Arc S

Thanks for the fast answers. But really, I dont want to root a new phone, and I dont want to become a linux nerd - as much as I respect those Winking Face

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Re: Cant move apps to sd Xperia Arc S

hahaha, rooting won't kill/harm your phone. unlocking the bootloader that's something else

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Re: Cant move apps to sd Xperia Arc S

I still don't know how come you can't move your apps to your SD card, of course, the apps that have a widget can't be moved to the SD card, unless you do the steps above

you can backup (check above) and then repair your phone. also go to settings -> about phone, check the Android version and build number

Update Service (SEUS)

http://dl-www.sonyericsson.com/cws/download/1/110/61/1309763183/Update_Service_Setup-2.11.7.13.exe

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I know that rooting wont kill my phone

but I´d rather find out what is the reason for that strange behaviour (I have now instlled some never before used apps, some CAN be moved to SD one di it BY ITSELF!) before using any workaround. These apps SHOULD move to SD as they did on my NEO and my ARCHOS Tbablet. Something is very wrong here.

Btw - this forum censors the word "n_e_r_d"? Now, that´s funny Winking Face

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that is funny, like I said, backup everything and then repair your phone with SEUS that might solve the issue

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Moving apps to sd card on Xperia Arc S L

How in the WORLD do you transfer aps from your phone to SD card?? I'm sick to death of my phone running out of storage because hardly any apps can be moved onto the SD card - why is that? Only a handful of apps I have downloaded (Snapchat, Viber, IMDB) are on the SD card - I have a whopping 12GB free on my SD card but nothing left on my phone.

 

What are some non essential apps that can be disabled or cleared? This is the most annoying part of this phone.