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Is it possible to disable the sdcard emulation and use only the external sdcard?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. And she always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some Apps store their data on the physical sdcard and other drop data to the ...
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SD card randomly blocking on Galaxy S3

I have a Galaxy S3, and recently something weird started happening recently with the external SD. When I am using the SD card (listening to music, watching videos) it will sometimes "block", in the ...
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Make Google Play Books store ebooks to external storage

I have little internal storage of my Android device; How can I make Google Play Books store the ebooks to external storage? I use Sony Xperia M (4.3 JB version).
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Files deleted from SD card are restored after restart

I use my sd to watch movies, everything was working fine, suddenly every time I reboot my tab the deleted files are back in the sd card. I tried to format and still same issue, the deleted files are ...
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Backup to SD card in kit kat

Is there a backup program that will allow me to back up directly to my SD card in Kit Kat without an internet connection? I currently am forced to back up to the internal storage {after clearing ...
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External SD card not being recognised; data intact on card

I have a HTC One M8 running Android KitKat 4.4.2, and I recently got a Sandisk 64GB MicroSD. Today a few of my apps have greyed out icons and when I click them, it says app isn't installed. When I go ...
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Install applications with “Insufficient storage available”

I have 1GB internal memory (~100MB free) with a 32GB SanDisk SD card (lots free), and a permanent "Storage space running out" warning. When I try to install new apps, it always tells me "Insufficient ...
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High CPU load during file copy to SD card

Copying large files to micro SD card (via MTP mode or USB thetering and FTP) causes a high CPU load (around 90%) with the result of my phone rebooting from overheating. Is this a normal behavior? Any ...
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Mounting an ext4 img as /data

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Star Duos with stock 4.1.2 JB and its internal storage is too small while I intend to buy a 32 GB microSD Card. The question is: Is there any way to make Android mount ...
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How to set default download location to ext SD card in Sony Xperia M [duplicate]

I already tried to change the download and install location to SD card using ADB but it hasn't worked. All the games and other stuff are being downloaded and installed to phone memory itself. I don't ...
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my old sd card crashed and when i replaced it, my device wouldn't allow me to take pictures, it says no external storage, how do i fix that?

My device froze up and then automatically powered off. When I powered my device back on it said that there's was no sd card, and all of my pictures and videos were gone. When my sd card crashed, it ...
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How to partition SD card on Android 4.1.1 using Linux?

Hi I have a HTC Desire X and this device has a SD CARD with 16 Gb. I want to extend my memory using Link2D. I read I have to make partitions on my SD Card. The problem is that I do not know how. If I ...
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“Couldn't move app. Not enough storage space.” I have factory reset my phone, inserted & formated a new 64GB MicroSD Card

As my wife bought an Android Phone last year, she has been using an 8GB MicroSD card, recently she wanted to increase more storage space due to having more music and photograph files. As such, I ...
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Additional SD card remounts itself as read-only

In my Galaxy SII there was everything ok for three years. All this time I used an external 64Gb SanDisk card. Now after some uptime the card is remounted as RO. All the modifying operations on the ...
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SDCard empty, works on PC

On my rooted Nexus 5, when I open any file manager the sdcard shows empty. Some apps however are able to read from it and I can see it is intact when I connect it to my PC. This means I can't access ...
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Write permission on certain paths, like the SD card (extSdCard)

In an attempt to transfer a file from a remote server to an Android device I ran into permission problems. It turns out that I do not have a write permission at the location of the SD card ...
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why do I get an error mess. saying I. can't download because there isn't enough space when I have over a gig free on my phone? [duplicate]

I have a Muve Music phone with a 4gig sd card. Of which 2g is dedicated space to the music program. The rest of the card is full. However I have over a gig of free space on my phone, and I went into ...
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Sending data/obb to external SD card

I had a phone with CM11 and I was used to having an option, on the app detail screen, to send an app to the SD card. Now I have bought a new phone, with near-stock firmware (4.4.2), and that option is ...
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Either downloading images directly to SD card or moving to SD while retaining original time stamps?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with 4.4.2. When I read manga online and save the images the files in a given sequence are generally in a 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. numbered format. When I copy these files from the ...
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Optimally using an SD card

I have a Galaxy Note 3. I have 64GB internal storage, and a 64GB SD card (SanDisk Extreme Plus). How do I get the best use out of my SD card? I switched Google Play Music's download cache to the SD ...
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File deleting problems after Android v4.4.2 upgrade? [duplicate]

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 Carrier: AT&T (US) Upgrade Path: v4.2 to v4.4.2 Is anyone else noticing SD card file deleting issues after the upgrade to Android v4.4.2? I use CoolReader to view ...
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Lost access to internal and external sd card because modified vold.fstab

I just bought a copy of Samsung Galaxy S4, rooted it using framaroot, installed busybox. Then i modified the vold.fstab because the internal sd card size only 1.8gb and i want my 16gb external card ...
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How to set getExternalStorageState()

I have rooted a B&N Nook Glowlight running Android 2.1. The device does not come with an SD card, so I symlinked to another directory from /sdcard/. Now I need to set the ...
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Is it possible to install applications on the SD card in KitKat 4.4? [duplicate]

The new KitKat version of android has imposed certain restrictions for applications to use external storage. I have a Moto E and the user available internal storage is just 2GB. As expected I'm ...
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I am no longer able to read sd card

i saved pictures and text messages to external sd card. Why cant i read them? I have tried several apps but no luck, just garbled gibberish, help please!
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SD card suddenly damaged

I'm using Xperia C. My SD card works perfectly fine but after I power down my phone and turn it back on, suddenly it says that my SD is damaged and I have to format it. I can't even mount it on my ...
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Move /#/data/app to external SD

Folks I've rooted my device and installed Directory Bind. I'm not sure if I can move the /#/data/app folder to an external SD. There I have all my .apk files. But I seem unable to find this folder ...
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How do I use SD directiory

Hoe do I change to SD directory in a music or video app, I have a Galaxy 10.1 and would like to use videos on my SD card, I cannot directory
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Galaxy S4 i337 NB1 Mount ext4 SD Card

How can I get my SDCard which is formatted ext4, to mount and be recognize by my device? It is rooted, unfortunately because it's on NB1 locked bootloader, I can not change kernels
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Limit on sdcard size in huawei u8160

I have a 16gb sdcard which freezes in my huawei u8160 or vodafone smart after using it for sometime. It works fine in other phones so I am wondering if the phone just cant handle sdcards that big?
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Recover data from encrypted SD card

I have an HTC Butterfly phone and what I did was I ordered a new SD card with much larger memory. I had my previous card encrypted already and took that out and inserted my new card in. The phone ...
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How do I make /sdcard link point to external SD Card on Android 4.4.2?

I've got a Samsung GT-I9505 phone with Google Edition Rom installed. As my phone comes with 16Gb internal storage, I bought a 32Gb microSD. However, the phone still uses emulated SD card to store all ...
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Huawei Ascend y210 failed to mount SD card

I rooted my Huawei ascend y210 single SIM. After a while the phone failed to mount my SD card. All my applications are on my external SD card which includes Titanium Backup and YouTube. I only ...
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Android 4.0.4 move apps to sd card

I am using a Samsung galaxy ace II X smartphone, and I want to move apps from my phones internal storage to the external SD card. There is no option to do this from the application manager in the ...
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Move everything to SD card on Android Virtual Device (Emulator)

I need to do a strange task. I want to move whole android system to external SD card on Android Virtual Device. I need to do this, because android emulator, emulates SD commands, only for external ...
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Does 'installation unsucessful' apps occupy space in SD card

After downloading some of the apps from google store I get a notification stating phone memory low and subsequently the installation gets failed.My question does these not installed app files get ...
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Set different default location for apps and media

My phone has the following storage devices: Internal storage - Internal storage for the OS and non-movable apps (1GB) Phone storage - Integrated SD card (1GB) SD card - Removable SD card I'd like ...
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Want to try reformatting Damaged SD Card [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Quattro. When I rebooted my phone last night, I got this notification saying Damaged SD Card. I can't access my SD card, and I want to save my data, my pictures, and a few ...
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Samsung sdxc 64gb appears empty

I bought this card from a trusted web store the other week and almost immediately it started to behave badly. My phone Samsung galaxys3 jelly bean 4.3, seem to not be compatible with the card as it ...
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Stop Android connecting to external USB storage device

I have a car adapter with 2 USB ports, 1 of the devices is a continuos recording camera (with an SD card in it) and the other device is my Android phone (Sony Xperia, Android 4.3). However, when I ...
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SD card not recognised on my Android 4.2 after removing it without switching off

My SD card won't open in my phone after I removed the card from the phone without switching it off. I've tried viewing it on my computer but still doesn't get recognised
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Rooted Android 4.4 does not show mounted external-usb disk to all apps?

I am using a custom Android 4.4 ROM (rooted) with ext4 file-system support on my Radxa Rock ARM dev-board, the board shows detects the attached disk driver (shows USB device safe to remove ...
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How do i fix optimus zone/dynamic storage?

The problem is, there is no "move to sd" option when you try to switch over an app. This is a problem because the internal storage is 1 GB and phone storage is about 200MB. This is not enough to ...
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change or remove mount point for external_SD

Lg optimus f3 has an emulated sd card labeled sdcard0 the external_SD card sits at the same mount point it's labeled External_SD they both reside at the following mount /storage/ now storage is ...
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Reasonably how much free space should one leave for best performance?

(Reasonably because freeing space brings diminishing returns, correct or no?) Background I'm testing different SD card schedulers to get the best performance. I'm assuming that when I will have more ...
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After - Turn on USB storage… External Card is not accessible

When I turn on USB. Internal memory is accessible but having issues with external card. Even after turn off. No app is working, installed on External memory. Rebooting device will make everything ...
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How to use external SD card on Ehndroix?

I can't access my SD card via USB. When I plug in to computer it reads only the internal SD. In recovery mode "mount sdcard" doesn't help. Phone: Samsung S Galaxy GT-19001 Rom: Ehndroix IV
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Ted Talks:directory change

How do you change the save directory of the Ted Talks conferences to your external SD? My phone has a limited amount of internal RAM, but, I bought a much larger SD to hold all of my information and ...
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Cannot move apps to extsdcard

I'm trying to move my apps to an sd card (extsdcard) on my Samsung Stratosphere II however, in using ApMgrIII, I get the following message: The device does not have a real primary external ...
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How to manually change default save location to phone storage

My phone Iocean X7S has opportunity to save apps to either internal storage, phone storage or external SD-card. However, I can't use phone storage as apps saving location. There is Phone storage and ...