How to force install apps to SD card without ROOT

Force install apps to SD card without ROOT

Samsung Galaxy Ace has only got 180 MBs of Internal memory. If you install a lot of apps, you are bound to run into low disk space issues. To force your new apps to install on SD card perform the following steps:
  1. First you have to enable USB debugging on your Android device from Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging.
  2. Download and install the latest Android SDK on your computer from
  3. Install the latest Java SDK.
  4. Extract the package to the folder of your choice [e.g. C:/android-sdk-windows/], run SDK Manager.exe
  5. In the new window, click on Available Packages to the left. Uncheck all options you are prompted to download except the USB driver option. USB driver option will need an additional packages called Android SDK tools revision x(13 as of this time) & android sdk platform-tools revision x(7 as of this time) at the top of the list.
  6. Do not open Samsung Kies. Connect your phone to your computer with a USB-cable. Your OS will prompt you to install new drivers. Choose to install them from the android-sdk-windows/extras/google/usb_driver folder. Do not mount your device; you only need to plug-in the cable.(If you don’t see this prompt, that means you have USB drivers already installed.
  7. Run command prompt in administrator and execute the following command

cd C:\android-sdk-windows\platform-tools
adb devices

A list of devices attached should come. Run following command
adb shell
A $ sign should pop up.
pm setInstallLocation 2

And you’re done!! Close everything, disconnect phone, reboot & enjoy!!

Now the phone will be set to install all apps you install onto the SD card. However, already installed apps on phone will have to be manually moved if on phone memory.

MAC Address Spoofing

To change MAC-Address for a Network card in Windows Registry:

  1. Click Start – Run, type “regedit”
  2. Navigate to




3. Under this key, you shoud see numbers in sequence as “0000″, “0001″ and so on. Click on one at a time to check the description of the device to match it with that of your Network Card. In my case (0001)


4. Once found, in the right-pane, look for “NetworkAddress” key value. If you find it, right-click and select modify. Enter the desired MAC-Address as a 12 digit number (all in one, no “space” “.” or “-”)

5. If you don’t find the key, right-click in the rightpane, select “New” – “String Value”. Enter the name as “NetworkAddress”. Now modify and set the desired value.

6. Now, disable and enable the Network card from the ControlPanel – Network Connections.

This should reflect the new MAC-Address on your NIC. Should you choose to go back to the original manufacturer set MAC-Address simply delete the key you just created/modified in the Windows Registry.


You can also use a tool like Technitium MAC Address Changer to change the MAC-Address of your NIC