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What is the easiest way to move apps to the microSD card??

I just brought the Samsung Exhibit II 4G and a 16 GB MicroSD card.
The maps for the GPS program are taking a lot of room.
I also rooted the phone.

I tried the adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2, but that still didnt work.
Edited by TLCH723 - 3/20/12 at 4:48am
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Well, on my GSII if you go to the task manager ()or manage applications in settings) you can find tabs for your programs. One will be "downloaded". There you will find your apps, and once you see the one you need, tap it and find the selection"move to SD".

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Well, on my GSII if you go to the task manager ()or manage applications in settings) you can find tabs for your programs. One will be "downloaded". There you will find your apps, and once you see the one you need, tap it and find the selection"move to SD".
Hope that helped thumb.gif

I tried
It will move to the "internal" SD card, or the phone memory.
The way that the phone partition the memory is stupid.
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You have 4GB of internal storage, you don't need to move apps.
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Root your phone, partition your SD card and use Link2SD. I have an HTC Wildfire that only has about 100MB of Internal Storage. I use Link2SD with my 2GB microSD card and I have around 20 apps now. It's a lifesaver.

EDIT: Oh you're rooted, well in that case just partition your mircoSD card and use Link2SD to force apps to SD without breaking them. It also allows you to use widgets for apps that are installed on the SD card.

For the secondary partition, make it at least 512MB, although 1GB is recommended. Your SD card should look like:

Partition 1: X Size | Primary | FAT32
Partition 2: 512 - 1024MB | Primary | Ext2

Hope I helped a bit.
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You have 4GB of internal storage, you don't need to move apps.
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Root your phone, partition your SD card and use Link2SD. I have an HTC Wildfire that only has about 100MB of Internal Storage. I use Link2SD with my 2GB microSD card and I have around 20 apps now. It's a lifesaver.
EDIT: Oh you're rooted, well in that case just partition your mircoSD card and use Link2SD to force apps to SD without breaking them. It also allows you to use widgets for apps that are installed on the SD card.
For the secondary partition, make it at least 512MB, although 1GB is recommended. Your SD card should look like:
Partition 1: X Size | Primary | FAT32
Partition 2: 512 - 1024MB | Primary | Ext2
Hope I helped a bit.

The phone is really weird and divide the internal storage up.
897MB is for Device memory.
1.62GB is for USB storage (Internal SD Card), where "move to SD" will go.
And the rest is the OS.

I tried Link2SD but it still moves to the Internal SD Card.
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The phone is really weird and divide the internal storage up.
897MB is for Device memory.
1.62GB is for USB storage (Internal SD Card), where "move to SD" will go.
And the rest is the OS.
I tried Link2SD but it still moves to the Internal SD Card.

Hmm, are you running a stock ROM?
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Hmm, are you running a stock ROM?

Yes probably.
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You see how there is 2 SD card.
The one that said SD card is actually internal and the Ext. SD card is the real SD card.
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Yes probably. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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You see how there is 2 SD card.
The one that said SD card is actually internal and the Ext. SD card is the real SD card.

If you don't know for sure then it's probably stock.

You said that the one that says SD card is actually internal memory? It's not the SD card itself? That's odd. Could you take a picture of the Titanium Backup screen without the SD card inserted? I think I may help me understand this a bit more.
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If you don't know for sure then it's probably stock.
You said that the one that says SD card is actually internal memory? It's not the SD card itself? That's odd. Could you take a picture of the Titanium Backup screen without the SD card inserted? I think I may help me understand this a bit more.
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