Phone Guide: How To Add Apps2Sd To The HTC Desire

This guide will show you how to add apps2sd functionality to your HTC desire android phone. Before attempting this please make sure you have rooted your HTC desire, this only works if you have followed these specific instructions to root your phone!

You will need the following items to root your HTC Desire:

  • Windows PC
  • MicroUSB cable
  • MicroSD card
  • Spare MicroSD card made into a GoldCard <Instructions Here>

Exactly the same as rooting, this process is very easy as long as you follow the instructions you will be ok. However,  you do this at your own risk and I cannot take any responsibility for any damage as a result of this.

  1. Download Required Files

    Download the following files to your PC:

  2. Add Apps2Sd

    1. Put your Goldcard into your phone and turn on your phone
    2. Attach your phone to your PC via microUSB cable (harddrive mode).
    3. Copy the r1-a2sd-desire-dalvik-fresh-signed.zip file you downloaded earlier onto your Goldcard sdcard via your phone.
    4. Turn off the phone and unplug it from your PC.
    5. Turn on your phone while holding the volume down button.
    6. You will see HBOOT on the screen.
    7. Use the volume buttons to move up and down and power button to select the RECOVERY option.
    8. You will now see a red triangle on the screen, at this point plug your phone into your PC via your microUSB cable.
    9. Double click on recovery-windows.bat inside the pushfiles_windows.zip folder you unzipped as part of the root process.
    10. Looking back at the Desire, you'll see that the red triangle screen is gone and a greenish recovery console appeared.
    11. Using the optical trackpad select Wipe > Wipe data/factory reset
    12. After this has completed do Wipe > Wipe cache
    13. Again, once this has completed do Wipe > Wipe Dalvik-cache.
    14. Next select Flash zip from sdcard and select r1-a2sd-desire-dalvik-fresh-signed.zip.
    15. Once flashing is over, select the Power off command.
    16. Unplug your phone from the PC, and replace the GoldCard sdcard with your normal sdcard.


  3. Partition Your SD Card

    1. Turn on your phone while holding the volume down button.
    2. You will see HBOOT on the screen.
    3. Use the volume buttons to move up and down and power button to select the RECOVERY option.
    4. You will now see a red triangle on the screen, at this point plug your phone into your PC via your microUSB cable.
    5. Double click on recovery-windows.bat inside the pushfiles_windows.zip folder you unzipped as part of the root process.
    6. Using the optical trackpad select Partition sdcard > Partition SD
    7. Select SWAP=0, EXT2=512 and allow the rest to be FAT32.
    8. Select the SD:ext2 to ext3 option in this menu.
    9. Go back to the Recovery Console main menu and select Reboot system now. While rebooting, unplug the Desire from the USB port.
    10. And thats it! You now have a rooted Desire with apps2sd. Get in!