I usually post camera/filming related stuff, but I HAD to share this.
An example of the ‘Low on space’ warning.
So I’ve had my HTC Desire for nearly two years. It’s been a constant battle with the internal memory running out due to apps such as Facebook for Android gulping it all up. Facebook (and others) were installed on the phone’s internal memory and couldn’t be moved to the SD card.
I got to the point where I couldn’t use the phone for what it was designed for - I couldn’t use any popular apps as well as send or receive txt’s at the same time etc. The phone nearly went out of the window a few times due to frustration.
Somehow I had to get this sorted. You can either ‘root’ your phone and install a third party firmware such as Cyanogenmod - this allows apps to be moved or installed on the SD card - therefore freeing up a LOT of crucial space, essentially allowing you to use your phone as you want to!
However if, like me, you’re running Android 2.3.3, rooting tools like Unrevoked don’t work.
I found a thread on the Android Forums explaining how, with a few lines of code, you can set your non-rooted HTC phone to allow apps to be installed to, or be moved to, the SD card! This process literally made my HTC Desire feel like a new phone! All the apps I’ve ever wanted to use, all installed, all functioning and the phone flags zero ‘low on space’ warnings.
I started by backing up all of my contacts onto the SD card and then did a factory data reset - effectively starting with a blank canvas. I set the phone up again and then did the following. I’ve simplified the process as written on the above Android Forums thread…
You’re done! You can now move the majority of apps you have or want to download to the SD card, leaving a huge amount of space free for your phone to function.
Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Downloaded or All > Click an app > Move to SD Card. If the ‘Move to SD Card’ button isn’t active, this specific app will have more ties to the phone’s internal memory, so you can’t move it.
If you have any issues doing this process, I recommend joining the Android Forum and posting about the problems. This all worked first time for me so you shouldn’t have any problems.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your ‘new’ phone! :-)
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