Link2SD is an application that makes it easy for Android users with root privileges on their phone to move applications to the SD card.
The idea behind is same with apps2sd scripts, linking applications to SD card ext2 partition but differs in two ways.
One, instead of linking /data/app folder (that means moving all applications), you can select applications that you want to move.
Two, its an application which means has a user interface. You can manage your applications, create or remove links with just one click.
- Creates and removes link for application you select
- Lists applications, shows they are linked or not
- Sorts and filters applications
- Displays available space information of phone, SD card and SD card ext2 partition.
- Repairs missing Market applications
How it works:
Link2SD mounts ext2 partition of your SD card as /data/sdext2 and makes OS mounts it at boot time.
When you select an application and press Create Link button it moves apk file to SD ext2 partition and creates a symbolic link in original directory (/data/app).
Note: After this step, application icon disappears from the phone on Android 1.6 and 2.1, but after reboot you can see and run without problems. On 2.2+ this is not the case.
Can I remove the link and put application back to phone?
Yes, just click on application which is linked and press Remove Link button. Link2SD removes symbolic link and moves apk file to orginal directory.
What happens if I uninstall a linked application?
If you uninstall a linked application it will be uninstalled from the system but apk file remains in /data/sdext2 directory, you need to delete it manually.
Or remove the link before uninstalling.
What happens if I update a linked application?
If you update a linked application new apk file will be placed in the internal memory (/data/app directory), old apk remains in ext2 (/data/sdext2 directory).
Therefore application apk file is not linked anymore after update and you need to create link again. After linking, new apk file will be moved to ext2 (replaces old one).
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