Have you ever ran low on memory space on your android and had to delete some apps? With a computer and a micro SD card you don't have to worry about running out of space on your phone any more! You don't even need to root your phone! After this, your phone will automatically install apps to your external memory.

note - this works on both Windows and Mac OS

Items needed
  1. Android Phone (duh)
  2. a micro usb cable
  3. a computer
Warning for galaxy users!
    This method of moving your apps to sd card is known for not working with the Galaxy series, you if own a galaxy/ are getting a galaxy and is thinking of moving your apps to an external storage, i recommend rooting your device, enabling further access to files and such. Here's a link to guide you to rooting your galaxy, http://www.androidcentral.com/root. Good Luck!

Step 1: Getting Ready to Change Installation Location

1. Get the Google Android SDK
     - Unzip the file and place the folder onto your desktop or anywhere that can be easily accessed.
     - find the platform tools folder (default, it should be : adt-bundle/sdk)

2. Find cmd/terminal (for mac)
     - (for mac users) go to [System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services]
        and then check the box [New Terminal At Folder]

3. Go onto your Android phone and select USB debugging
     - Go to [System settings > Developer Options] and select USB Debugging (if the option is grayed out, unplug your phone first)

<p>it shows error after entering 2nd command...</p><p>it says that &quot;Package android does not belong to 2000&quot;</p><p>what to do now?</p>
<p>hey bro faced the same thing. open your cmd as admin &gt; go to your adb folder &gt; type in adb shell you will start shell session &gt; type su &gt; press enter you will be set as root &gt; type in set-install-location 2 it will work..</p><p>MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE IS ROOTED..</p><p>C:\root\tools&gt;adb shell</p><p>shell@hwChe2:/ $ su</p><p>su</p><p>root@hwChe2:/ # pm set-install-location 2</p><p>pm set-install-location 2</p><p>root@hwChe2:/ # pm get-install-location</p><p>pm get-install-location</p><p>2[external]</p>
<p>That link is for something else </p>
<p>For Android rooting, <a href="http://www.anyrooter.com/android-root-pro.html" rel="nofollow">AnyRooter Android Root</a> is the easiest you can go with. It's a 1-click rooting program, also shipped with an Android app. </p>
Command prompt always say that my device is offline even when it is connected.
<p>I did correct as you mentioned, but it is still showing me error of insufficient storage while installing new app for Play store?Whats the matter?</p>
<p>hi new here, i completed all the steps and got the last output to say 2 [external] but when i try to download any app from the google play store i get a message saying that there is not enough storage on my device despite the fact that i still have 119GB available on my 128GB sd card. can anyone help me?</p>
<p>i have windows xp i can't open comand window D: don't blame me and my tablet randomly shuts down </p>
<p>I managed to fix it, redo the steps but type &quot;adb shell pm set-install-location 1&quot; in the command prompt instead</p>
<p>I am using windows 7. Trying it for Micromax Unite2. downloaded the file 'android-sdk_r24.4.1-windows.Zip' and extracted. In the extracted file there is no folder called &quot; Platform-tools&quot; there are two different folders calld &quot; Platform&quot; and &quot;tools&quot;. Now where to open new command windows? I tried in both the folders but it does not execute &quot;adb devices&quot; command. says &quot;does not recognised as internal command&quot; Please help. (Phone is connected to PC in USB debugging mode)</p>

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