What is nopEX?
The Motorola A920/A925/A1000 are not able to run applications from the memory card. With nopEX you can!
Please note: Not all Symbian applications are designed to run from external memory. Some can be installed on the memory card and even then won't run correctly (example: AppickerConfig v1.0)
In such cases, even nopEX can't help.
This software is donation-ware, free for non-commercial, private use. If it's usefull to you and you appreciate my work, a donation is mostly welcome!
Sale, distribution or publishing of this software in whole or in parts is prohibited without permission from the author.
Install the supplied SIS file on your phone.
Uninstall it like any other Symbian application: Launcher -> Uninstall
You might want to remove directory \nopEX from the memory card after uninstall, see below for more info.
After installing nopEX, install your desired application as always. On the "where to install" prompt, select the external memory card (X:). If there are two options with the same name, always select the second option!
You won't be prompted for applications that are not designed to run from external memory.
Sometimes, the icon for the new application does not appear automatically in the launcher - then restart your phone or remove the memory card, wait a few seconds, and insert it again. Still, restarting is always the preferred way, because removing the card when the phone is switched on might lead to broken data.
So what if an application, let's name it FOO, is already installed in internal memory and you'd like to move it to the memory card? Two possibilities:
1) Uninstall FOO first and then install it again as described above. You might loose some of your settings or data when doing an uninstall.
2) Move FOO manually. You'll need a filemanager on your device (like qFileman) or a newer Desktop-Suite on your PC.
Move directory C:\system\apps\FOO to X:\system\apps\ so you'll end up with directory X:\system\apps\FOO and that's it. Note the different drive!
In case FOO won't work correctly afterwards, try possibility (1).
Please note: If FOO is not designed to run from external memory, nopEX can't help you! Contact FOO's developer and ask for a fix.
WARNING: You might notice a hidden directory "nopEX" on your memory card (D:\nopEX)
Do NOT delete, modify or even touch this directory, it's an exact mirror (copy) of nopEX's drive X: and you need it.
Anyhow, after uninstalling nopEX you can safely remove this directory, but that will also remove all applications which are installed on the memory card.
Working and non-working apps
A big thank you to everyone reporting those apps, and please excuse me not writing you back personally.
Applications that have been reported to run from external memory card:
Agile Messenger (leave *.mbm and *.rsc on C:)
Anarchy Boxing 3D
BlueEyes (install on external memory and move directories BlueEyes\Images and BlueEyes\Sounds to C:)
Chess Genius 1.12 (install on X:, copy *.mbm to c:\system\apps\chessgenius)
eChess (keep *.exe, *.rsc and *.mbm on C:)
eBook Reader (put the libraries in c:\system\libs)
EEMame (move *.app, *.aif and *.rsc to X:)
EGBoy (keep gboy.exe and gboy.mbm on C:)
Emu48E (keep *.rsc + *.mbm on C: and store the ROM file on D:, not on X:!)
eNes (keep nex.exe and nes_buttons.mbm on C:)
Explode Arena 1.01
Fatal Arena 3D
Golf Pro Contest
Handy Day 2004
Jelly Style Volleyball
MapViewGPS2 (keep *.dll in c:\system\apps\MapViewGps2)
Metal Blaster 2
Mobile Othello 1.4
Mobipocket Reader 4.8
MS Oxford English Dictionary (keep msdict.mbm and msdict.rsc on c:)
Musbel Tetris 2.0
NikNakkPatience 1.0 (with OPL installed on C:)
NetFront (install on external memory and move all files to C: except netfront3.app)
Opera 6.31 (install on C:, then move files in c:\system\apps\opera and c:\system\libs\OprModel.dll to x:\system\apps\opera)
Pdf+ (move x:\system\libs to c:\system\libs)
PowerMP3 1.3 (install on C:, move files from c:\system\apps\powermp3 to x:\system\apps\powermp3 except *.mbm)
Quickoffice 2.5 (install on C:, then move all files and folders except *.mbm and *.r0? to X:)
Quarts File Manager
Rally Pro Contest
Redshift legacy + exp
Resco Photo Viewer
Screenshot UIQ 2.00
Sman 1.3 / 1.4
SmartComGPS 1.02a (install on X:, copy *.dll and *.mbm to c:\system\apps\smartcomgps)
Tags: Tanks 4.3
Tetris AceTris 1.0
The World Factbook
Tracker 4.03 / 4.04
Who wants to be a millionaire
Wolfenstein3D (but keep wolf3d.ini on C: )
Worldmate 2004 3.0
Yahtzee for UIQ
Reported not to run from card, but please verify yourself (and maybe there are only a few files to be left/copied to drive C:):
Advanced Call Manager 2.5
No mans land 2.3
OPL UIQ 054a
Psiloc Color Schemes
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In short: Use it at your own risk!
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nopEX v1.0 (SIS file and readme.txt): nopEX_v1_0.zip (4 KB)
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