Former Writer · Sep 24, 2012 at 04:00 am

Super Apps2SD Puts New Spin on Old Script

As XDA Member Advocate Admin egzthunder1 once said:

Quite possibly, one of the greatest advancements in the Android development world was the ability to run apps on external memory.

Of course, he was speaking about App2SD, which was released a really long time ago. It was only a matter of time before the now-famous script got itself an upgrade and now the next iteration of one of the greatest advancements in the Android development world has arrived.

Developed by XDA Senior Member TweakerL, the new script is called Super Apps2SD. It functions much like the original Apps2SD in that it installs the applications to your SD card to conserve internal storage. However, there is a reason why the word super was added to the title. There is a lot to like about it, but here are the headlines:

#1 Internal Storage remains mounted to the same exact location it was originally, meaning that backups go where they belong, you can still easily access your media by connecting the device to the PC. Bottom line, you have all space in the internal storage truly app free.

#2 No need to worry about backing up all your stuff and restoring after enabling app2sd. The script will move all relevant files to where they need to be so they don’t take any space in the internal storage.

#3 Once enabled, apps will be installed DIRECTLY into the external storage. What this means is that if you have an older device with say, only 512 MB internal storage, you can now install apps that you might have problems installing because they would have to go into internal storage before being moved to external

There is a whole bunch of awesome emanating from this new script. Older phones can now download newer games that have storage footprints larger than the device can handle. With the applications being installed directly to the SD card—and only the SD card—it fixes a lot of issues many users had with the original App2SD scripts. There are even some future features planned, such as the ability to revert to the original internal storage option and move all the apps back.

If you’re a regular Apps2SD user, this is definitely something to check out. Even though it was released in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 forums, it should be compatible with a large number of devices.

To learn more, check out the original thread.


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