Comments on: Moving Your ‘Non-Movable’ Android Apps to an SD Card http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/ PC enthusiasts one-stop resource for high-quality reviews, articles and current technology news. Fri, 03 Jul 2015 20:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10125 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:03:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10125 Ahh, I’m glad you sorted it out! I will keep this information in mind for when someone else runs into the same issue down-the-road, thanks a bunch!

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By: Michelle Serino http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10124 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:36:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10124 No worries! Ok, so I navigated to where the full Android sdk was installed and its platform-tools folder. For me, on my Mac, that was: ‘/Users/Michelle/Library/Android/sdk/platform-tools.’ Then, I was able to just type ‘./adb shell pm get-install-location’ and ‘./adb shell pm set-install-location 2.’ (I forget that sometimes I need to include the ‘./’ to run things.) These steps successfully changed the install location to be external, and I am able to move my apps to the SD card. I hope this is helpful for Mac users, and I really appreciate your prompt help! (P.S.: The first time I tried to do this was last night, so my brain was likely not thinking correctly.) Thank you again!

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10123 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:20:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10123 I have never run the tweak on a Mac before, so I am not certain of the steps, but I believe there are two methods.

A) You could download the SDK archive for Mac from the Android site, which you’ve already done. With that extracted, you should be able to go into the android-sdk-macosx/tools folder and double-click ‘android’. That would hopefully load the UI as seen in Step 1. Then you’d need to go to the respective Android version and choose to install its platform tools. Or, it might just show “Android SDK Tools” at the top.

B) Download the full-blown suite which is on the Android site as a .dmg file.

Alternatively, if your phone happens to be rooted, you could run the tweak right on the device itself.

I wish I had some experience with doing this on a Mac! I believe if you install the .dmg file, you will be able to simply load a terminal and type in ‘adb devices’ and have it function, but I’m not certain.

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By: Michelle Serino http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10122 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:17:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10122 I do have the full Android SDK download, as well, if that helps.

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10121 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:12:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10121 Oh, with a Mac, the steps are a bit different. You can open up a terminal and type in ‘cd ~/Downloads/platform-tools’, without quotes, and you should appear inside of that folder. Then from there, typing in ‘adb devices’ should work, or possibly ‘./adb devices’.

Edit: Actually, I forgot you downloaded OUR archive, which is Windows-only. Let me find the Mac version.

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By: Michelle Serino http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10120 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 23:08:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10120 Thank you for the quick reply! I am using a Mac, so when I right-click, I do not have quite the same options as a Windows user does. How do I know if the archive has been extracted properly? When I type ‘adb devices,’ I receive “adb: command not found.”

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10119 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:58:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10119 As soon as the archive is extracted, adb.exe should be ready to use. You might want to read the “NOTE:” in Step 3, as you can simply right-click inside the platform-tools folder and open a command prompt so that you can use adb. Simply typing in ‘adb devices’ will test that.

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By: Michelle Serino http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10118 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:47:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10118 Hi there,

I have downloaded adb.exe directly from your server, and this is its path on my computer: /Users/Michelle/Downloads/platform-tools. I have reached the part where I need to install the ‘adb’ command because my distributor does not have it stored. I noticed that you said, “If adb isn’t able to be installed this way for you, you can download and extract the Android SDK to access adb.” This is where I am getting hung up. Would you be able to talk me through what you mean here and the whole extracting process? I have also downloaded the full Android SDK and installed the appropriate tools. I am not sure where to go from here. I appreciate any help!

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By: Rob Williams http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10117 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:47:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10117 Ahh, I read that as 768MB used. It seems like you are out-of-luck if you are unable to move more stuff, though if you have bigger apps and are willing to redownload them, you could uninstall them and try reinstalling them with the storage set to 2, and hope it installs to the SD card. It’s hard to say whether that will actually work, though.

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By: Phyllo http://techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10116 Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:44:00 +0000 http://beta.techgage.com/article/moving_your_non-movable_android_apps_to_an_sd_card/#comment-10116 No, it shows 768.1 M / 4.8 G free which means 768 M of 4.8 G free. :)
As I wrote, that is the result after I moved anything possible after using the tweak.

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