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How To Link/Move Apps to External SD Card in Android using App2SD App

Hello !!
 Today I am Going To Tell You How to Move Apps into External SD card even if Your device Doesn’t Support “MOVE TO SD CARD” Feature.
There is an App Called “App2SD” Developed By an XDA Member Which done this Job Easily and Efficiently.


App2SD :

Apps2SD (it’s Free/Ad-Supported App) is an application manager that enables Android 2.3+ users to move/link applications to external SD card. Using Apps2SD you can easily manage installed applications and their storage on your device without any hassle. Apps2SD has an inbuilt partition tool to partition the SD card. The tool will save you from doing the tedious work of partitioning your SD card.


  • Language supported: English, Español, Indonesian and Português
  • Folder mount feature
  • Folder link feature
  • Swap manager
  • SD card booster
  • SD card speed test
  • Partition the SD card. Create two partitions on your SD card using the inbuilt partition tool.
  • Link apk, odex, dex, lib, internal data of user as well as system apps to SD card.
  • Link external data and obb folders of apps and games to SD card
  • Uninstall system apps (remove bloatware)
  • Reinstall apps (non system apps)
  • Move apps to SD card (force move if move 2 SD is not supported by the app)
  • Move apps to internal storage
  • Enable and Disable apps
  • Convert user apps to system app
  • Convert system apps to user app
  • Integrate updated system apps with system
  • Clear internal data and cache of apps
  • Clear external data and cache of apps
  • Share Play Store link or the APK file of apps with other people
  • Create shortcut of apps
  • Automatically link newly installed apps (optional)
  • Batch link, unlink, reinstall, enable, disable, convert, integrate, clear data, clear cache, uninstall, move to SD, move to phone, create shortcut etc. functions
  • List applications, show detailed size information and link status
  • Sort and filter apps/games by many attributes
  • Search applications by name
  • Display available/used space information of internal storage, phone storage, SD card and SD card 2nd partition
  • Create mount script for SD card’s 2nd partition
  • Relink all library files
  • Relink all dalvik-cache files
  • Rebind all external folders
  • Rebind all external folders on boot
  • Relink all library files on boot
  • Relink all odex files on boot
  • Relink all dex files on boot
  • Link all dalvik-cache files
  • Clear all dalvik-cache files
  • Clear all application cache files
  • Clear SD card’s 2nd partition
  • Soft reboot
  • Reboot
  • Added init.d support for mount script
  • Added Clear orphan data and lib feature
  • Added remount 2nd partition feature
  • Added select all in multi select option
  • Added ext2, ext3, ext4, exfat and f2fs support
  • Added support for 32 and 64 devices

  • Device needs to be rooted
  • Root permission should be granted to Apps2SD
  • 2 partitions on external SD card (use Apps2SD partition tool to create 2nd partition). 1st partition should be FAT/exFat partition, this is your standard SD card storage. The second partition is used as the internal storage for linked application files and can be ext2, ext3, ext4 or f2fs.
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How it works:
Linking applications and games;
Apps2SD uses a secondary partition on your SD card and uses it as another segment of internal storage. Apps2SD moves apk files, odex files, dalvik-cache (.dex) files, lib files and internal data files into this partition, which the OS mounts on boot, and creates a symbolic link in the original location. This retains the file structure that the system expects but with the bulk of the data moved to the SD card.

Linking obb and external data;
On devices that have emulated SD card, obb and external data files are actually located on the internal storage, not on the external (real) SD card. This method moves these files into the second partition of your external SD card and with the bind option of the mount command remounts the file hierarchy.

When you connect your device to PC as mass storage, Android unmounts the first FAT partition but the second partition remains mounted so the apps linked to this partition are not affected and can be run without problems.


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