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Why am I unable to install apps on the SD Card of my device?

I have a Samsung Galazy GT S5312 and I am trying to install apps on the external SD Card. I have performed the following steps: Rooted the device Installed App2SD Successfully partioned the SD Card ...
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Android 6.0 Marshmallow adoptable storage - Why is it still using internal storage?

I have a 32GB MicroSD card adopted as internal storage on my Moto X Play (XT1563), and I've noticed that some apps don't completely move over to External Storage (specifically .obb files), despite ...
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alternatives to add NTFS support to Android kernel

I would like to enjoy of NTFS support for my Android device. The USB-OTG Helper app and also this patch - sdcardfs.ko couldn't help with that. With regard the patch sdcardfs.ko, I have done all the ...
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How to Decrypt Galaxy S5 and Memory card if phone was hard reset

I am using Galaxys5 with android 5.0, My memory card and internal storage were encrypted and I forgot to disable encryption before hard reset and update. I am unable to view all of my data on memory ...
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Intermittent 'error reading SD card', card works fine otherwise

This is related to my previous question on the subject. My rooted Xperia Z2 occasionally will report that it cannot read from the memory card, and side effects include the screen not unlocking when ...
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Restore photos after error in moving to SD external Card

I tried to move the camera photos folder to the new SD Card using ES File explorer but the application gave me a override message and i pressed SKIP. NOW I can see the pictures from the gallery but i ...
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Corrupt SD card formatted as internal storage

So I'm on Marshmallow and have formatted my SD card as internal storage. Its filesystem got corrupt two weeks later for some reason. Plugging it to GParted, I see 16MB of FAT32 and the rest is an ...
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Is there a logical / physical / speed difference between UHS 3 micro sd card and Internal memory of high end phones? [closed]

Today's android phones usually have 2 choices one with extendable memory with low internal memory and other one with Non expandable high internal memory. Though there are numerous speed ...
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I cant find my files on sdcard!

So, i want to transfer pics from my phone to pc(i have sony xperia e3), but when i connect it via usb and go in sd card i cant find all of them and when i go to file manager on my phone and go to ...
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Is there any way to make a perfect clone of an sd card on android?

I have a microsd card and the only microsd port I own is in my G4. I need to clone a hidden partition of the microsd card onto a larger one. Is this possible?
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MicroSD Card Malfunction after Few Days of Usage

I have a 16GB SanDisk (supposedly) MicroSD card which I am trying to use in my "cheap" Android phone (a Mlais MX28) with Android 4.2.2, kernel version 3.4.5 and full root access. When I initially ...
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Data not shown and can't be transferred

I have loads of data on my micro SD card as well as phone memory but it does not show in the gallery or Google play music either. When I tried to transfer the files to my windows PC it showed a ...
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Android 6 Update Changed SD Card Name

I have a Motorola Moto G3 Smartphone and I installed the Android 6 update yesterday. After installing the update, I found out that all my playlists, App preferences and basically everything that ...
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How to Check if a Bootloader Allows SD Card Booting?

Would like to make bootable mSD cards for my Android devices. How do I Check if Android Bootloader Allows SD Card Booting?
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mounting CIFS failed on NTFS volume (enabled by Paragon app)

To enable NTFS volume for my Android (v4.3 - Kernel 3.4.0+) device (Phone), I've installed Paragon exFAT, NTFS & HFS& app and successfuly mounted my NTFS external sdcard. The problem is that I ...
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Better to keep frequently used apps on the Android device or move them to an external microSD card?

Apps on an Android device can be broken up into three categories: Apps frequently used, often scores of times per day Apps used 3-6 times per week Apps infrequently used For apps in Categories 2 ...
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issues after inserting 16 gb memory card

I have been using a Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 ph with 8 gb internal memory and 2 gb external sd card. Recently i got a 16gb samsung memory card space problems. Since i have started using my phone with ...
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Moved apps to SD card, phone died, SD card lived, how do I use the data?

I used the feature in the apps menu to "move to SD card" but I can't find an answer online to what this does, precisely. So if nobody knows how to use the data maybe I could just get some information ...
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Rooted Xperia Z2 won't read memory card

Yesterday I connected my phone in mass storage mode to copy photos off the external microSD card and ejected it properly from Windows before disconnecting it. After that it said there was an error on ...
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Link2SD doesn't work on Marshmallow: No such file or directory

Due to my displeasure with the new SD card as internal storage of Marsmallow, I decided to switch back to Link2SD, something which I had been using on previous versions of Android. However, there's a ...
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Is Nexus 9 capable of accessing data when I connect USB storage?

Info about Nexus 9: http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/nexus/9/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_9 http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_nexus_9-5823.php I have no idea how latest Androids work therefore ...
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SD card appears empty on computer [duplicate]

It's a Moto G 3rd generation with Marshmallow. On the SD card there are pictures and videos that I'd like to backup. On the phone I can browse the contents of the SD card just fine. When plugged into ...
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class 4 sd card- write and format issues

I am using transcend clase 4 8gb sd card. I am not a le to erase the sd using my phone. 1) all the files can be accessed. I cannot send any files. Nor i can delete. 2) when i delete the files and ...
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How bulk move apps' data to SD card?

Ever since I bought my phone, I've never used SD card, since the storage is full. Using one now. I've got like 50-60+ apps and games. I manually can't go into each App's page and move to sd card. ...
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Device confusing internal storage with external storage

Ok! I'm going to try my best to explain this but it will be hard because it's sort of confusing. It's confusing to me in the least so it's hard for me to explain. Device: Proscan PLT1066 Andriod ...
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TWRP not detecting external storage, shown as 0MB

I have managed to install TWRP using Odin on my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100). Installed TWRP version twrp-2.8.7.0-t03g.img.tar. It is showing External Sdcard (0MB). Why is that so? Can anyone ...
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Use sd card as internal storage and stop writing to internal memory for good

Smartphones seem to die after two years of usage, as if they knew that you just have paid the last instalment. The common reason seems to be the failure of internal memory. I'm desperately trying to ...
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Why is my SD card not being fully recognised?

I recently bought a new Alba 10" tablet, along with a 32GB microSD card to boost the storage. My problem is that the SD card isn't functioning as I would expect. The expected behaviour If I insert ...
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Available memory of a 16GB microSD card?

Out of my newly bought Class 10 16GB microSD card I am getting only 14.71GB. Is this normal?
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how to transfer files to new external sdcard

I have an old 64 GB sdcard and a new 128 GB sdcard, how do I copy over all files from my old card to my new in a way that makes android treat the new card just as the old card. Important Update SD ...
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SD Card removed unexpectedly on connecting a charger

I am facing the "SD card was removed unexpectedly" issue when I connect my device for charging. What could be causing this? How do I overcome this problem?
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How to move /data from internal storage to external SD card?

Apologies if this question was already asked. Is it possible to move the /data directory to the external SD card? I want all apps, app data, downloads and files to be automatically saved to the ...
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Zeki TBDG773B Doesn't Recognize External SD card

I have a Zeki TBDG773B which isn't allowing apps to install because of a lack of space. Error: Insufficient storage This device doesn't have enough space to download "App Name". Consider ...
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Why can't I install apps to my LG Optimus F3Q's Micro SD?

I got a 32 GB for my LG Optimus F3Q (model number D520) in hopes I'd have more space for apps. I followed this guide: ...
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How do I mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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Transform Android into an SDCard reader

Can i transform my rooted Samsung SG3 into a sdcard reader so i can install rasbpian on the sdcard and then put it in my rasberry pi2 model b? OS: Windows 10 Phone: Samsung GS3 (Rescurrection Remix ...
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Can I install cyanogenmod from an internal SD?

So far I am a regular user of Galaxy Ace 2, but I would like to upgrade it to CM 11. I found this page http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2555021 with step saying "Install the zip from ...
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Android 6 sdcard as internal storage after reinstall

If you use your sdcard as internal storage on Android 6, is there any way to store backups on the sdcard so you can access them after reinstalling?
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Migrate media to external storage in Marshmallow

In versions of Android prior to Marshmallow 6.0, the Storage Manager (in Settings) had an option to move media to external storage. Now, this option appears to to have disappeared. How can I still do ...
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CYM 13: (again) I only see ext4 sdcard as root

I'm trying Cyanogenmod 13 (Android 6.0.1) in a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.4 pro (mondrianwifi). I have an external SD card formatted as ext4. The system mounts it quite weirdly as: ...
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Apparent Duplicate folders/files accumulating on external SD card

First, some background. I have a GoClever Orion 785 Android (Jellybean 4.2.2) tablet which I have been happily using for over a year. I am using an external SD card which I use to store data ...
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Mount /data to sd - Lenovo a7000

I came from here. But I can't even copy /data. With sudo cp -r /data/* /mnt/sdcard2/data_cp i get No such device or address and No such file or directoryerrors. And "ES File Exlporer" just Fails to ...
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Stock Android app manager requires app to be Force Stopped even though it is not running

When I go into the stock Android KitKat stock app manager, many apps indicate that they require being Force Stopped before they can be moved to external storage, whereas other apps do not. This would ...
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How to play music file on external SD card with deep path

I have a Samsung Note 4, with android 5.1.1. And I have an on-line music player installed on it. The player can download music from the Internet, and the files are stored in the external SD card. But ...
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What file system does the format option in settings > storage use?

I was wondering what file system Android will use when I format my (external) SD Card. Can someone enlighten me? Is it the one already used or exFAT or FAT32 or manufacturer dependent?
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Moved app to SD card and back to internal SD, it doesn't work anymore

I own a LG-P768e which runs OS4.1. Recently, I rooted my phone and replaced the external SD card with a larger partitioned one. I used Link2SD to link a downloaded app to the internal storage in the ...
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Storage cannot be found from apps, folder /storage/emulated missing

I installed a custom ROM (CM 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1) on my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Also, I repartitioned the storage using this PIT file: I9100_2.0GB_Sys-05GB_Data-023MB_Preload. All but the ...
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Is the external storage size limit hardware or software?

AFAIK, All phones I know have a SD Card size limit. Is this hardware, or software ? If this is hardware, what changes between, let's say a 32GB card, and a 64GB card ? If this is software, is this ...
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Change default storage to the external SD card

I have a Micromax Elanza 2 A121. I want to change the default storage from the Internal SD card to the External SD Card. I Googled for this and read some blogs. They are saying to go to Settings ...
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How can I get rid of emulated External SD storage, to allow using a real SD?

I have a Visual Land Prestige Elite 10Q tablet (KitKat 4.4.2, rooted with KingRoot), and have discovered that even after rooting and using a utility to "fix" the SD to be writable from KitKat, I can't ...