Applications moved to SD?
So I have moved all my applications that I can to the SD card on my Evo. So why is it that when I shut down and insert a newly formatted/blank SD card (replacing the one that all the apps have been moved to), that all the apps still work when I boot up the phone? Shouldn't the apps I've moved to SD that is no longer in the phone not respond?
I've seen this several times, and it's really strange. I mostly do this on trips where I shoot pictures on my point-and-shoot camera on a micro-sd inside an sd adapter and then upload them to Flickr or Smugmug by putting the photo card into my phone.
Help me figure this one out, somebody.
- 01-27-2011, 06:04 PM #2
- 01-27-2011, 10:09 PM #4
- 01-27-2011, 11:41 PM #6
That is really strange. I'm going to try that tomorrow with the original card that came with my EVO.
I wonder if only some info from the apps gets moved? I've noticed that when I move something, it lists it's size as being much smaller after I move it.
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- 01-27-2011, 11:47 PM #7
I think the data gets stored for the apps, like the databases etc on the cards and the program still resides in internal memory.
That goes against what everyone says but with my memory card removed on my dinc my apps still run.
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- 01-28-2011, 02:35 AM #8
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Android doesn't move the entire app to your SD card... you must have noticed this after you've performed the move--the amount listed for the storage of each app changes after you move them.
So, depending on the app, many parts of it could still work without problems even when the card is unmounted, or if a brand new card without files for the app is swapped in. If/when you get to functionality of the app that requires whatever parts were moved to the SD, you'll most likely see or "Force Close" dialog.