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Offline nvidiaTopic starter

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how to run android games completely off sd card
« on: February 16, 2020, 10:46:36 am »
the phone i got cheap for $10nzd on clearance to use just to play some android games it has ok specs and can run a lot of games but the problem is the phone only has 4gb of storage and the android os takes up most of that space and i can maybe install one or two games but most games are too big and i can't install them

is there a way to install the game apk file completely to the sd card not the built in phone storage

 

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Re: how to run android games completely off sd card
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 05:03:05 pm »
See if there's a XDA community for your phone. Generally speaking, however, developers nowadays tend to not have much interest in $10 specials and would rather spend their time on $50 and up devices. (The $20 and under phones were once popular for altcoin mining as well as for use by young kids.)
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Re: how to run android games completely off sd card
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 11:47:18 pm »
It depends on the phone and version of Android you're running but it is possible to do it through the settings. You should see a "Move to SD Card" in the application settings if it's supported.
 

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Re: how to run android games completely off sd card
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 08:56:59 am »
It depends on the phone and version of Android you're running but it is possible to do it through the settings. You should see a "Move to SD Card" in the application settings if it's supported.

thanks i did not know that i  just tried it with 1 game that is install but it did not copy the whole game
 

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Re: how to run android games completely off sd card
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 08:21:14 am »
And there isn't any other way except for this Move to SD card option? Cause I tried with 2 games and nothing.
 

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Re: how to run android games completely off sd card
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 08:32:01 am »
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