Jump to content

Softlink, Hardlink Applications on SDcard

Recommended Posts

Did anybody try and succeed already with soft or hardlinking applications from the data/app folder to the sdcard?

If so, could you tell how you did it? I tried it today with my Legend which is rooted.

So what i've done is this:

In the shell I checked with df where my sdcard is mounted, the output was: /mnt/sdcard/

Then i moved bullcrap.apk with the shell out of /data/app/ to /mnt/sdcard/appp (i chose appp to be sure to have no interference with the os).

And then i created a softlink with:

ln -s /mnt/sdcard/appp/bullcrap.apk /data/app/bullcrap.apk

After this, i checked if the softlink was created correctly and it showed up correctly.

But when turning the phone up, bullcrap didnt show up in the applications.

In Linux itself these links work. You guys have any idea why it does not work under android?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.