Noob's Guide to this Process. (The phone doesn't need to be rooted) by WilliamOriginal Thread - Give This Guy Thanks
[*]This requires Froyo 2.2
[*]It doesn't void your warranty
[*]It doesn't delete existing apps
[*]It's perfectly safe
[*]It doesn't require rooting.
I realise there are a few threads about this, but I thought I would make a new one for my easier guide, and hopefully people will find it more easily as they won't have to scroll through pages of other threads to find an answer.
I am now successfully running most apps from my SD Card now. I just thought I would make an easier guide as the others are fairly complex for noobs like me. So here is my guide - hope it helps
[*]Download the SDK from here- Android SDK | Android Developers
[*]Extract using something like WinRar
[*]Copy the second folder into the sdk named "android-sdk-windows" to the desktop.
[*]Open the folder on the desktop and open the file, SDK Manager.exe (as no such file as setup.exe exists in the new version of the SDk)
[*]Close the command / windows command prompt window that opens
[*]Untick all options you are promted to download except ones like the manuals, and Essentially, ensure the USB driver option is selected / ticked.
[*]Let these files download
[*]Ensure on your phone, USB Debugging is on - Go to Settings/Applications/Development/USB Debugging and ensure its ticked / on.
[*]Download and install HTC Sync from HTC's website for your device.
[*]Connect your phone by USB and select the HTC sync option when it pops up with charge only, disk mode etc.
[*]Allow the sync to complete.
[*]Open windows command promt. Start / Run
[*]Type in (without quotations) "cmd"
[*]The following should appear. (with your user account instead of William
15. Type in the following after the ">" at each step (without quotations,and including spaces and capital letters)
A $ sign should pop up
"pm setInstallLocation 2"
Another $ should pop up
And your done. Close everything, disconnect phone, turn off phone and then turn it back on again.
16. Now the phone will be set to install all apps you install onto the SD card. However, current apps on phone will mostly still be stored on the internal memory. This process doesn't move these apps for you, it adds the ability. So you must now manually move those already installed on the phone.
To do this, go to settings / applications / manage applications
Then you just click on an app, and the move to SD card box should no longer be Grey. So you must now move all the apps you want onto the SD Card.
Note: I would not advise moving apps like widgets, or anything system related. Furthermore, for example, I have the 3g watchdog app constantly running, so it is advisable to keep apps like that on the internal memory. If you get an invalid path message, it suggests it cannot find the required folder
you are asking it to. My method only works if you have saved it to the desktop
. If you have saved it elsewhere it won't work. You would have to redirect the desktop part of the code ("cd desktop\android-sdk-windows\tools") to somewhere else. For example if you saved it in my docs instead
, it would be - "cd My Documents\android-sdk-windows\tools". That's why I used the desktop, it's far easier to code the cmd to find the file. Finally, part of the problem
is that when you extract the core sdk rar file, it is extracted to a folder wherever it was saved originally titled android-sdk-windows, but in that is another folder called android-sdk-windows, and then only once you open that second folder do you gain access to the tools, usb driver folders and so on
. Therefore, you must either, remove the first folder so you are left with just a folder named android-sdk-windows which inside contains tools... or you must recode my above to say "cd Desktop\android-sdk-windows\android-sdk-windows\tools".
Likewise, beware as I can't remember for certain, but I think the sdk in its core form is called android-sdk_r07-windows or something, so rename this to android-sdk-windows.
Good luck. Any questions just ask. Ill check back regularly too. Hopefully, this guide is a little simpler for noobs