Link2SD Android App – Use SD card for apps instead of Internal Memory


Link2sd

for Android 1.6 and above

What you need:
-Android Device (version 1.6 and above,ROOTED) *
-MicroSD any capacity/class
-MicroSD Reader or MicroUSB cable
-PC(Windows XP/2000/Vista/7)
-Partitioning Software

*For instructions on Rooting your device, kindly follow these instructions before proceeding:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/root-android-phone-superoneclick-2/

What I used:
-Xperia X10 Mini Pro
-4GB Sandisk MicroSD Class 2
-USB Broadband Stick as card reader
-PC running on Windows Vista Home Basic
-MiniTool Partitioning Wizard Home Edition

STEP 1:
Back up all data on your MicroSD.
Connect your phone/card reader with the SD Card and simply copy and paste all your files to your PC or to another MicroSD.

STEP 2:
Partitioning your MicroSD.
Download and Install Minitool Partioning Wizard Home Edition.
Plug your phone/card reader with the SD card to the PC and launch Minitool.

Your Micro SD should appear.
Right-click on it and choose Delete current partition. (It should say ”unallocated space”)
Right-click again and now choose Create.

PARTITIONING DETAILS:

1st partition: SD Card Mass Storage
(for you music, photos,documents, etc.)

On the Create window, input the ff. in the fields,
(You may leave the name blank)
Choose primary then FAT32 format.
Use the slider to set how much space you want to allocate for the first drive. (Mine is 50:50 around 2gb for each partition)

2nd partition: Will contain apps to be moved by Link2SD.

Right click on the unallocated space you left and choose Create.
You may leave the name blank,
Choose primary again and now you may either use ext2, ext3 or FAT32. (I used FAT32)
And then Create.

Now insert/mount the MicroSD into your phone. Download(see link below) and launch Link2sd. You may now choose the apps you want to move to your external memory.

TIP: Leave essential apps in the internal memory such as your launcher,sms,camera and others so you would have trouble loading them on start-up.

For assitance, you may leave a comment.

Thanks for reading and I sure hope this helps!

Download Links:

MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition(pwhe6.exe 8.54mb) via Download.com

Link2sd(.apk file 171kb) go to this link using your Android Device

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20 thoughts on “Link2SD Android App – Use SD card for apps instead of Internal Memory

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  3. Whenever I try to insert SD card back into the phone, message come SD card blank or file system has not supported and asked for format. after format partitioned is deleted. i tried using FAT and FAT32. Let me know why this is not working.

  4. please tell me how can i transfer apps to sd on my motorola milestone xt800. i partition my 16gb micro sd.i install links 2sd onmy phone.but when i open links2sd appear link2sd could not obtain root access. if you have root access make sure you respond “Allow’ or ‘Grant’ to the superuser request. I have alreaqdy installed superuser.

  5. its still showing me /dev/block/mmcblk0p2: device not found make sure u have both partions on sd card and both shud b primary i followed all ur steps bt no use. can u please help me out

  6. Hi,
    In my case I have 32gb sd card..but the thing is I dont know actually how can I use all of it and how big I must put on fat32 and others…pls help me..

    • You can make 2 partitions and both can be in FAT32 format. It depends on how you want to use it. If you think you’ll be downloading a lot of huge apps (such as games that take up around 1-2GBs), it’s best that you make the bigger partition for your apps. In another case, if you are going to put a lot of media (music, movies and what not), might as well give a bigger space for mass storage.

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