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    Default I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    I downloaded some android apps and put it on my SD Card and used Apk Installer and it came up saying "Cancel or Install" and I tried pressing install but it doesn't do anything I can only press cancel.

    How do I fix this?
    Last edited by AaronActive; 06-07-2013 at 10:24 AM.
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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    Quote Originally Posted by AaronActive View Post
    I downloaded some paid android apps and put it on my SD Card and used Apk Installer and it came up saying "Cancel or Install" and I tried pressing install but it doesn't do anything I can only press cancel.

    How do I fix this?
    Welcome to the forums!

    You aren't doing anything wrong, the OS doesn't allow for application data to be saved on an SD card. The OS is actually slower in loading an app when the data is located on the SD card, because Android has to spend time looking for it.

    Are you running out of available memory?

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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    Thanks. The memory is not full.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronActive View Post
    Thanks. No, I wanted to put paid apps on my phone is there any other way I can put paid apps on my phone?
    Not that I am aware of. Google keeps a record of what you paid for. If you were to change phones now, and download the same app to the new device, it will be available. I paid for the PRO version of an app with my S2, and didn't pay for it again with my S3.

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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    Thanks. I rooted my phone and it got bricked so I reinstalled it back to normal (Stock) but the counter is now on two how do I reset it without rooting it again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronActive View Post
    Thanks. I rooted my phone and it got bricked so I reinstalled it back to normal (Stock) but the counter is now on two how do I reset it without rooting it again?
    You can't. Messing with the flash count can lead to a bricked device again. Because you would be playing with lines of code i the bootloader.

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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    So what can I do so I don't void my warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronActive View Post
    So what can I do so I don't void my warranty.
    You already did by rooting the device. Even if you were to clear the flash count, I think there is still a log that counts it.

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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    Thanks
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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    -Do you have a screen filter app or juice defender installed on your phone? They've been known to cause the installation issue.
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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    Yes, I have Screen Filter, Juice defender and Twilight installed
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    Thank you very much everything is working now!.
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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    Triangle Away for Samsung devices:

    Check that your S2 device is supported and that you understand how to use the app. You have to be rooted. If you successfully remove the triangle and flash counter you can flash a stock, unrooted ROM with stock kernel through Odin and not trigger another triangle or flash count.

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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    Will there still be a log file counter as Golfdriver97 suggested ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronActive View Post
    Will there still be a log file counter as Golfdriver97 suggested ?
    I should take a moment to clarify. I have read on other forums that even if you use Triangle Away, it will clear the count on Download mode. However, there is another log buried in the OS that can be accessed. I can't confirm that, though, and I could very be wrong.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I should take a moment to clarify. I have read on other forums that even if you use Triangle Away, it will clear the count on Download mode. However, there is another log buried in the OS that can be accessed. I can't confirm that, though, and I could very be wrong.


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    For the S2 or newer devices? This is the first time I've heard about a hidden file in the system other doesn't get reset with Triangle Away. But then again, there's a first for everything ;-). If you already rooted then there's no hurt in re rooting to use the app one time to erase what is already there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    For the S2 or newer devices? This is the first time I've heard about a hidden file in the system other doesn't get reset with Triangle Away. But then again, there's a first for everything ;-). If you already rooted then there's no hurt in re rooting to use the app one time to erase what is already there.

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    Not totally sure...that is why I clarified that I read that on the net. I could as easily be wrong. What I read pertained to clearing flash count, sent in for warranty, and they still knew the OS had been messed with.

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    Default Re: I can't install apps from my SD Card to my phone

    Okay, I won't be rooting as my phone got bricked and I had to restore to stock so I don't think I will take the chance again.

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