How to install games onto external sd card on coby mid8042.
I have a coby mid8042 tablet,
was wondering is there a way to install apps and games stright to my external sd card, with out rooting my tablet.
im not to sure about rooting it.
Read some ware about changing the default location to install on, but dont know which program to use, can anyone please give some advice.
01-05-2013 12:49 AM
Apps and games cannot be installed directly onto the MicroSD, regardless of whether you are rooted or not. The apps all are installed in a the directory /data/app, which is located in the internal memory. Some apps, e.g. Bejeweled 2, will install portions of themselves in a hidden directory on the MicroSD card called .android-secure. However a portion must always reside in /data/app.
Changing the mount points, which may be what you were reading about, won't help. In fact, having apps in one particular place is by design. To understand why it is this way, read the following page, specifically section 4.3: Linux Partition HOWTO.
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