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Which app should I use to transfer apps from internal memory to the (internal) SD card? I'm currently using one called Link2SD but that makes me select each app and transfer it individually when ideally I'd be able to select all the apps I want to transfer and transfer them at once. My ideal app would also estimate how much data could be transferred and let me list the apps in order of the amount that could be transferred.

 

Also, do some apps manage to move more data than others?


Edited by seanspotatobusiness, 28 October 2014 - 06:29 PM.

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Use the build in app to sd ....
For using link2sd you must have an ext partition in your sd , but the best option on link2sd is moving dalvik cache to sd , but we need a kernel supporting sd ext , so there is no app that can move more data to sd ... though with link2sd and with a partitioned sd card you can move some more apps that you cannot move them with the build in app to sd , for example flash player can be moved with link2sd and with build in app to sd you cannot move it.

Edited by gkalen, 28 October 2014 - 07:51 PM.

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The stock kernel supports ext.  I'm using the pro version of link2sd (which can incidentally move more than stock under certain conditions*) with an ext partition.  See here: http://www.modaco.co...-cpu/?p=2217656

 

Click the 3 vertical dots on the top right of Link2SD and you can multi-select files to move.  You can also sort by size using the icon just to the left of it.  In short, Link2SD already does averything you want. :P

 

 

 

*namely where data+dex > libs


Edited by targetbsp, 28 October 2014 - 10:47 PM.

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Word of warning regarding Link2SD I have had an SD card fail on me which
meant that I lost a load of apps including Google Play Store hence I had
to do a complete reinstall of Android.

So now I make sure that Google Play store and Link2SD are stored on the phone.

PS if that happens and you get a can't install with an insufficient memory error
message then it is not a memory program but because the previous install left a
configuration file on the root/data/apps folder (may not be correct folder
Google your error message)

Apologies for the line feeds but my app (Tapatalk) won't word wrap!

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Stock kernel support ext , BUT it doesn't support sd-ext , to move dalvik to sd extra partition , which is the best feature of link2sd , so it can give you only some more space because you can move apps that , in build app to sd cannot do , like flash player and some more apps , nothing more.

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Stock kernel support ext , BUT it doesn't support sd-ext , to move dalvik to sd extra partition , which is the best feature of link2sd , so it can give you only some more space because you can move apps that , in build app to sd cannot do , like flash player and some more apps , nothing more.

 

Dalvik is dex right? I have that moved to ext4.  And using the pro version I have data moved to ext.  Neither of which the built in apps2sd can do.

 

I'm technically not using the stock kernel - I'm using Shiftys. But I don't reclal him mentioning he'd added support for this so I presume its in the stock UK kernel.


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Word of warning regarding Link2SD I have had an SD card fail on me which
meant that I lost a load of apps including Google Play Store hence I had
to do a complete reinstall of Android.

So now I make sure that Google Play store and Link2SD are stored on the phone.

PS if that happens and you get a can't install with an insufficient memory error
message then it is not a memory program but because the previous install left a
configuration file on the root/data/apps folder (may not be correct folder
Google your error message)

Apologies for the line feeds but my app (Tapatalk) won't word wrap!

 

 

I bcakup my apps using titanium and then backup my sd card. :D

 

Also, you can integrate updated system apps (such as play store) back into the system partition using titanium


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Dalvik is dex right? I have that moved to ext4. And using the pro version I have data moved to ext. Neither of which the built in apps2sd can do.

I'm technically not using the stock kernel - I'm using Shiftys. But I don't reclal him mentioning he'd added support for this so I presume its in the stock UK kernel.

Of course build in app2sd can't do what link2sd does , but the greatest feature of link2sd is that can move dalvik to sd ext , which we need a kernel support sd-ext to move dalvik cache to sd-ext ...
Stock kernel , shiftyc's kernel or my kernels doesn't support sd-ext which is not the extra partition of an sd card , this can be happened only with a compiled kernel.
I didn't tell that link2sd is not good , i just said that we cannot have the greatest feature of link2sd which is moving dalvik cache to sd-ext , that's all .
Shiftyc's kernel and my kernels are just supporting init.d and in my kernels i make some other changes to default.prop and ramdisk , nothing more .

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Of course build in app2sd can't do what link2sd does , but the greatest feature of link2sd is that can move dalvik to sd ext , which we need a kernel support sd-ext to move dalvik cache to sd-ext ...

If my dalvik cache files are not on my ext partition, then explain this:

 

I can see the links in root explorer.  If I tell Link2SD to unlink them my data space goes down.  If I tell it to link them my data space goes up.  The space difference with my apps from linking dex alone is 300MB so its not within a margin of error from one free space check to the next.

 

On top of this, you can move app data with the premium version to save even more space.

 

And finally, the launcher is a s*** load faster dealing with apps on ext than via apps2sd.

 

Link2SD is supported fine on our phone and using it is a no brainer.


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If my dalvik cache files are not on my ext partition, then explain this:

I can see the links in root explorer. If I tell Link2SD to unlink them my data space goes down. If I tell it to link them my data space goes up. The space difference with my apps from linking dex alone is 300MB so its not within a margin of error from one free space check to the next.

On top of this, you can move app data with the premium version to save even more space.

And finally, the launcher is a s*** load faster dealing with apps on ext than via apps2sd.

Link2SD is supported fine on our phone and using it is a no brainer.

I think you don't understand me , i mean about the whole dalvik cache including system apps , that needs kernel and we can gain amazing free space.

The best app for moving to sd , is definitily link2sd .
Personally i don't use app to sd , not even build in , space it's ok for me , if i need more space i will use for sure link2sd ....

Edited by gkalen, 30 October 2014 - 12:30 AM.

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You can move the sys dalvik cache to system using Titanium


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You can move the sys dalvik cache to system using Titanium

So you need two apps , i prefer to do it without apps , i will try to make it , if it can be happened by editing init.rc , if i can do it i will release a new kernel , it will be much better if it works.

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You can move the sys dalvik cache to system using Titanium

 

Are you sure? I'm guessing the option would appear under "Move / Integrate" however there are only three options there and none of them involve the dalvik cache.


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From the front screen, hit menu then it's under the storage heading.


Edited by targetbsp, 03 November 2014 - 05:42 PM.

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