Sunday, October 30, 2011
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In this tutorial we will help install Android apps and games to the SD card of your Android powered device. This will help you avoid running out of internal storage. Here are the requirements:
1. Enabling USB Debug Mode:
- The USB debug mode can be enabled by navigating to Menu > Settings > Applications > Development, then enabling USB debugging:
2. Installing Android SDK:
- Install Android SDK for your OS from here. Then in the Android SDK Manager main window, install the Google USB Driver package:
3. Connect now your device USB cable to your computer and don't mount the device. The OS will ask you to install new drivers, you have to select to install them from the android-sdk/usb_driver folder.
4. Open now the command prompt window by pressing Windows Logo + R and running cmd. Then navigate to the android-sdk\tools folder (\Android\android-sdk\tools), for my part, I installed the Android SDK manager in the Program Files folder, so the path to the tools folder will be:
If it's the same, then use this command to navigate to this folder:
cd C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\tools
Otherwise provide the correct path to the android-sdk\tools folder.
5. Once inside this folder, run this command:
The output returned must have a serial number that starts with the "H" letter.
6. Run now this command:
adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2
7. Your phone is now ready to accept installation of apps in the SD card by default.
8. If you want to install apps in the internal memory by default, run simply this command:
adb shell pm setInstallLocation 0