Every android app you download is installed in the internal storage of your device by default and it is very heart breaking when your smart phone ran out of internal storage and you can’t install any other app. So in this very interesting tutorial you will learn how to install apps to your external SD Card by default. This post will include the tutorial to install android apps to the external SD Card by default not only in rooted phones but also in non rooted phones as well. As I have previously stated that rooting is very beneficial for your phone, so to install android apps to external SD Card in rooted phones is a bit easy method than in normal smart phones.
I can bet that it is the easiest method you can find anywhere on Google, so stay attentive. Here I’m posting two methods to install android apps to the external SD Card by default (both are far easy methods). One is for the people having root access in their phones and other is for those who have no root access. Lets start with non rooted users.
Install Android Apps To the external SD Card By Default (Non Rooted Phones)
For non rooted phone users, or those who don’t have root access in their so-called smart phones, you can also install android apps to the external SD Card by default. Other website have a method to accomplish this by some external software ( SDK Manager, Java ADK or ADB). These software are very heavy (about 250mb) and are very much complicated. As promised we would provide you the best of us. So now the trick is you can install android apps to the external SD Card by default & you don’t even have to download any of these software. Just download this zipped file (344 kb)and follow each and every step very carefully.
Open C: drive
Open the drive in which your Windows is installed (usually C:), extract the downloaded zipped file and you should have the following four files after extraction:
Make a new folder
Now make a new folder in C: drive and move all the four extracted files into this folder and hit refresh.
Enable USB Debugging
Now the next and the most important step is to enable USB debugging in your smart phone. To enable it,
- go to SETTINGS
- select DEVELOPER OPTIONS
- check on USB Debugging
Now connect your smart phone to your computer.
Open Command prompt
Navigate to windows(C:)SDK and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click anywhere in the folder > Open Command Prompt Here). Type this command and hit enter.
adb shell pm set-install-location 2
Now your apps will be installed in your external SD Card by default. To revert back this change, just type the following command
adb shell pm set-install-location 1
Install Android Apps To the external SD Card By Default (Rooted Phones)
Now here comes the tutorial for rooted phone users. Only a 2 step tutorial for rooted phone users.
Download Terminator Emulator
Download and install Terminator Emulator which is easily available on Google Play Store.
Grant Super SU permission
Now Open Terminator Emulator ans type su and hit enter. Super SU window will be popped up, just grant the permission and type the following command and hit enter
pm setInstallLocation 2
Now type exit and hit enter, this will shut down terminator emulator app. Now every app in your smart Phone will be installed to the external SD Card by default.
To revert back this change type the following command and hit enter
pm setInstallLocation 1
- 0 indicates auto
- 1 indicates internal storage
- 2 indicates external or USB storage
Terminator Emulator is one of my favourite app that enables you to unlock hidden features of your smart phone. I will also post about this app, what it can do and how to use it, till then stay tuned for new updates on Kick-It-Easy. For any help, feel free to drop us a comment and I’ll be in touch ASAP.