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Android games on External SD Card??? Answered

Good day

I use a Samsung Galaxy S Duos ( GT-S7562 ) and i have less than 1,8 gigabytes of app space and 512 megabytes ram so its better to install apps on sd card.

But i still have 1 yr. warrenty and i dont want to root.

Help me please???
Thank you & good day

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Kiteman

4 years ago

If you go into your app manager, and select an app, you may have the option of moving the app to your card, especially if it was not pre-installed on your phone.

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Downunder35mDoc Penguin

Reply 4 years ago

Most Samsung models have that option, only low end devices and the ones running on older Android versions are left out.

Also with 4.4 there are changes in how the SD is handled and what is installed by default on an external memory.
Sadly the option to decide during install has been removed completely.
Some games have changed too and offer the choice during the install, but that is still a rare thing and not always working as expected.
Even with root you would notice that things simply won't work when moved to SD by other programs, partly due to Android restictions, partly because the program/game simply is not compatible.
But without root your option are limited to accepting what can be done.
As a proper backup is out of the question too (Titanium backup needs root) a full factory reset and wipe to free up space would mean you loose a lot of data and game settings/highscores.

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Doc PenguinDownunder35m

Reply 4 years ago

So are you saying that if i update to kitkat i will be able to install MANUALLY to extsd card??

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Downunder35mDoc Penguin

Reply 4 years ago

No it won't help you.
It might help to use a custom Rom that allows to move programs including their data to SD.

With Android 4.2 most phones should still be able to use programs like Link2SD, after that it is quite hard, especially unrooted.

Show one of the programs and how to use it to move data to the SD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T02ldAA67dI