February 23, 2011
The app is powerful enough to give you Read and write permissions to your System area on your android phone.
You can chose to mount it once or mount it automatically, every time the Android shell is loaded. The system directory can also be remounted as read-only.
Available on Android Market for free
“mount system” The program is called mount /system (rw / ro)
September 27, 2010
Android Market is Rich with apps that make almost everything possible. But the sad part is that by default most apps install on the internal memory, and few have the capability to be moved to SD. Most phones, are pretty low on Internal memory, relying on external SD card for all of the data storage.
Rooting eases the pain by moving all apps to sd card using apps2sd. But what about Non-rooted users?
There’s nothing like Rooting your android to freaking freedom, but not everyone is a Geek enough to do it. That’s why there exists a hack that Lets users to Install Apps to SD Card (by default) without rooting [Non-root].
It’s easy. Step by step:
- Enable USB debugging, if not already Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
- Download and install Android SDK from developer.android.com/sdk/. If you are on windows run SDK Setup.exe and click on Available Packages to the left, select “Usb Driver package”, click on the Install Selected.
- [Note: For certain phones, its autodetected by windows update. Autodetected in Linux/Ubuntu] Connect your phone to your computer with a USB-cable and install driver from android-sdk/usb_driver folder.
- Open Terminal/command prompt and cd Android-SDK\tools and type in adb devices and you should get a serial number starting with “H” in return.
- Run adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2. Bingo! you’re done! Android will now install apps to the SD card by default.
Note: Switching Back: To switch back to storing software on the internal memory, enter adb shell pm setInstallLocation 0. This is helpful if you are isntalling Widgets. Certain launchers don’t recognize widgets from sd card.