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Lubomir I. Ivanov neolit123 at
Wed Feb 28 03:35:34 PST 2018

On 28 February 2018 at 13:23, Long, Martin <martin at> wrote:
> I believe it is a simple setting in the manifest.  android:installLocation
> which can be either "preferExternal" or "auto" (or not present, to disallow
> moving to SD). I suspect this may have changed.
> However, there are certain types of app which can not/should not be moved to
> SD. It may be that subsurface has started to fall into one of these
> categories.

i've checked the value in our manifest and it's android:installLocation="auto".

maybe our underlying framework is the cause - Qt.
yet quickly googling about Qt apps that don't work from a SD card i
can't find any results.

>  The various reasons can be found here:

"Applications That Should NOT Install on External Storage"

i don't think we fall under that category in terms of our code base.
again, it could be a generic Qt issue.

it's best if you can log an issue in our github if you have an account:


> On 25 February 2018 at 15:43, Dirk Hohndel <dirk at> wrote:
>> I'll admit that I have no idea what gates the ability of an app to be
>> moved to SD card. I don't own any Android devices that support SD card, so I
>> can't even test this...
>> /D
>> On February 25, 2018 2:58:48 AM PST, paul.e.cole at wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>     I have the Beta version of subsurface mobile on my Samsung tablet. I
>>> had it stored on the SD card. The latest update could not update on the SD
>>> card. I transferred the App to the tablet's memory and updated successfully.
>>> I then tried to transfer the App back to the SD card but wasn't able to.
>>> Regards,
>>>     Paul Cole.
>>> Virus-free.
>> --
>> from my phone.
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