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Hi all. I'm living in Argentina and recently brought the LG GT540g with the network provider Personal. After officially updating to LG 2.1(Eclair I believe), I have successfully rooted the device using the guide pinned here. I then followed the pinned guide to install app2sd. I followed the Mini tool guide to create a 800mb ext2 partition on my 4G SD card. I placed the folder in my C: drive, ran CMD as admin, ran the autorootapp2sd.bat and chose option 1 for a standard installation. (and my device was correctly connect with debugging on and SD mount off). The installation apparently was successful and I didn't receive any errors. I rebooted my phone, yet applications still install to the phones internal memory. I've since tried deleting the app2sd installation and repeated the installation process various times with no success. If I look at the ext2 partition using the mini tool it apparently has 80MB of information installed?

Anyway all I really want to do is have my device rooted and be able to install apps to the SD card. Should I continue to TS with app2sd or would people recommend installing a ROM. If so which ROM would be appropriate, I've read all over the place that various ROMs cause lower battery life and don't suppport various features like the camera and radio.

Any thoughts and opinions would be appreciated, Thanks

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Hi all. I'm living in Argentina and recently brought the LG GT540g with the network provider Personal. After officially updating to LG 2.1(Eclair I believe), I have successfully rooted the device using the guide pinned here. I then followed the pinned guide to install app2sd. I followed the Mini tool guide to create a 800mb ext2 partition on my 4G SD card. I placed the folder in my C: drive, ran CMD as admin, ran the autorootapp2sd.bat and chose option 1 for a standard installation. (and my device was correctly connect with debugging on and SD mount off). The installation apparently was successful and I didn't receive any errors. I rebooted my phone, yet applications still install to the phones internal memory. I've since tried deleting the app2sd installation and repeated the installation process various times with no success. If I look at the ext2 partition using the mini tool it apparently has 80MB of information installed?

Anyway all I really want to do is have my device rooted and be able to install apps to the SD card. Should I continue to TS with app2sd or would people recommend installing a ROM. If so which ROM would be appropriate, I've read all over the place that various ROMs cause lower battery life and don't suppport various features like the camera and radio.

Any thoughts and opinions would be appreciated, Thanks



There is an application available on the market called Link2SD (also uses ext partition on sdcard), it does the same thing... but it uses symlink method instead (So the phone thinks it's still internal memory, allowing all applications to be moved over... altho it's advised that you leave all apps that run on startup or have widgets on internal memory -- Matter of opinion here, personally I don't see the problem besides decreasing card life... presuming you never remove the SDcard while phone is turned on).

You can leave Link2SD card with it's default setting, meaning you have to manually choose what apps to move over and when... or you can set it to automatically link (move) applications over.

I still use the above method (As it allows "moving" all parts of the apk to the sdcard such as library's and the cache, where standard app2sd only stores the apk there... prolly to reduce sdcard wear, but with them so cheap.....)


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Hey! (otro porteño x aca ;-))

Upgrade to 2.3.5 Cyanogen. Afaik, you can´t install apps to sd in 2.1.

(also with "personal" carrier)

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There is an application available on the market called Link2SD (also uses ext partition on sdcard), it does the same thing... but it uses symlink method instead (So the phone thinks it's still internal memory, allowing all applications to be moved over... altho it's advised that you leave all apps that run on startup or have widgets on internal memory -- Matter of opinion here, personally I don't see the problem besides decreasing card life... presuming you never remove the SDcard while phone is turned on).

You can leave Link2SD card with it's default setting, meaning you have to manually choose what apps to move over and when... or you can set it to automatically link (move) applications over.

I still use the above method (As it allows "moving" all parts of the apk to the sdcard such as library's and the cache, where standard app2sd only stores the apk there... prolly to reduce sdcard wear, but with them so cheap.....)



Thanks, this helped alot. I Factory rest the phone via the hidden Menu (3845#*540# in the dialer). Rooted using auto root, installed Link2SD. Partitioned SD card, now have phone running great rooted, with apps running from SD all under Version 2.1.

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