How do I change SD card with apps on it
Ok, I want to upgrade the SD card in my Nexus, problem is that I have moved apps to my current SD card using the normal Froyo method. Do I have to go back into 'Manage Applications' and move them all back to the phone (I probably don't have the room on my phone to do this) or can I just copy the contents of my current SD card to my new SD card and have it work that way?
- 09-20-2010, 02:13 PM #2
- 09-21-2010, 12:40 PM #4
- 09-21-2010, 02:29 PM #5
I did this when I first got my Nexus. (Still have the original as a fall back).
The problem is that a regular copy will not necessarily put things in the exact same place, and things that run on the desktop have their addresses cached in Android for speed.
If you use windows GUI to copy you can be pretty sure things will be out of the original order. CMD prompt copying can preserver this for you, as can a linux copy. However for very large changes in Card Size the block size will change and then all bets are off.
When I first switched I could see the applications in the 'On SD Card' option but again they weren't in the launcher. But after I installed them they seemed to link up fine and found what they needed to. I only have one copy of the application listed in 'manage applications' and it automatically put it in the SD card section like it was before.
- 09-21-2010, 06:13 PM #7
- 09-24-2010, 08:27 PM #8
I just did this an hour ago, I moved from the stock 4gb card to an 8gb and everything seems to be here.Siemens CF62T> Samsung T329 Stripe Black> MyTouch 3G Black (Android 1.6 Donut)> Blackberry Bold 9700 (126.96.36.1990)> Samsung T219 Brown (backup crap dumbphone)> Google/HTC Nexus One (CM7.2)> Google/LG Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.2)
- 03-31-2012, 11:26 AM #9
- 05-25-2013, 11:43 AM #10
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Re: How do I change SD card with apps on it
Hi, I was experiencing the same problem. The apps that were moved to SD card were not showing up when I used new SD card. Then I realized I had not copied the hidden files from old SD card.
Just in case someone needs this, its in view menu->show hidden files.