How to move almost all Android apps to SD card (no root required) remains the most popular post on this blog despite being 2.5 years old. One of the most common questions about that procedure is which phone does it work on.
To help answer this question, I added a Google Form to record success/failure reports and now it has enough answers to publish the results.
Some of the popular phones for which this hack works:
- Alcatel one touch (2.3)
- HTC Desire (2.2, 2.3)
- HTC explorer (2.3)
- HTC Wildfire S (2.3)
- LG Optimus L7 (4.0)
- Samsung Galaxy Ace (2.3)
- Samsung Galaxy mini (2.3)
- Samsung Galaxy Y (2.3)
- Samsung Galaxy Y Duos (2.3)
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc (4.0)
- Sony Ericsson Xperia mini (4.0)
You can see all submitted responses in 2 separate documents below:
Note that some phones are listed in both lists, which can be caused by few reasons. First, not all users follow the procedure correctly, and as a result pay more attention to the first list. Second, carriers may tweak the phone’s operating system and disable this hack as a result of these tweaks. As a result, the hack may work on one carrier, but not on another for the same phone.
Notably, most people report that on the best selling Samsung Galaxy S3 and S4 this hack does not work.
Hopefully, this will remove some confusion about moving apps to SD card. I will update these lists as more responses are submitted via Google Form.