How to Install Games on Your Android SD Card Without Rooting


If you own an android device it could be frustrating when your device tells you “internal memory is low- delete some files”, and even more frustrating when you have an external SD with a large amount of space but cant put your game data in it because it wont be recognized by your device.

Gladly, there are now ways in which you can install games on your Android SD card with or without rooting your device.

However, for this to work, apps or games must be first installed on your phone memory before being moved to your Micro SD. For Rooted Devices DownloadGL to SDapp from Google PlayStore and move your game data files to external SD and solve your low internal memory worries. For Unrooted Devices First, download Android SDK ( developer.android.com/sdk/index.html) for windows or Mac respectively. Unzip the setup file on your computer, connect your phone through USB debugging mode (to enable go to Settings> Applications> Development> USB Debugging).

Once connected open the SDK folder on your computer and locate the folder named ‘Platform tools’.

For Windows Users: Locate platform tools in your unzipped SDK folder and hold down SHIFT+Right-click anywhere in the folder, select ‘Open command window’ to launch a command prompt window.

Now in Command Prompt

Then type:adb devices and press enter. then type:adb shell

then type : pm setinstallLocation 2and press enter. Done

For Mac Users:

Right-click on ‘Platform-tools’ and select New Terminal Then type:./adb devices and press enter. This would reveal the name of the Android device connected then type pm setinstallLocation 2 and press enter. After you typepm setinstallLocation 2 and press enter, if you see ‘2 [Eternal]’ output then it means the process is successful. Lastly go to your Android device settings > Applications > Manage Applications> On SD or USB Storage, and select the apps you would like to move to your SD Memory. Done.

You can also do this the easy way using apps that help you move your game data from internal storage to micro sd. Some of the Best Apps for Unrooted Android Devices are:

*.AppMgr Pro III (App 2 SD): Download AppMgr Pro III (App 2 SD) on Google play store which is virtually the best app for moving apps from internal memory to SD Card.

*.Easy App2SD:APP2SD Easy is an easy tool help you move apps to SD card. Enjoy!