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Picture Gallery Slow & Won't Refresh on HTC G2 w Android 2.3 Gingerbread

I'm having a problem with Picture Gallery not refreshing and loading too slowly on Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (HTC G2). After I take a picture and then go to add it on foursquare or facebook from ...
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Maximum (micro) SD card speed class for HTC EVO?

What is the maximum class (e.g., 2,4,6,8,10) supported of microSD card supported by the HTC EVO? I noticed an improvement in performance when upgrading from the Class 2 to a faster card on my Hero. ...
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Specifying SD card mount options upon boot

I have an Archos 101IT with a 16G external SD card. The SD card contains one partition that is formatted as an ext3 file system. The Archos runs UrukDroid 1.6.4 (Froyo 2.2). The Problem: When booted, ...
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Apps missing after upgrading sd card

I have been searching for how to properly upgrade to new sdcard, and I did as this posts suggests. upgrade SD card. But when inserting the new sd card several apps (not all) are missing. I had about ...
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How to record More than 4GB Video on exFAT?

I have a Galaxy S4 4G (I9505) with a 32GB external micro-SD card formatted as exFAT. I use this to record some seminars that takes often 0.5-1.0 hour. The video seems to stop after 30-45 minutes based ...
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Storing data on external SD Card in Android 4 (ICS) for Sony Xperia J?

I searched the web and several forums, but still haven't found a good answer. I bought a Sony Xperia J. It's a pretty basic phone with Android 4 (ICS). It has 800 MB of Phone memory and 4 GB of ...
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How do I check the class of a micro sd card? [closed]

I'm thinking about getting a new sd card and read that the class of them really matters. I'm looking at getting a 16gb one with a class not less than class 6. How do I check for the class?
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How can I decrypt an encrypted SD card (HTC Evo 4G) on a different device?

I encrypted both my phone and SD card upon purchasing my HTC Evo 4g LTE. Recently the phone died (would get to the login screen and then reboot). After a factory reset the SD card shows up as ...
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My Windows laptop wants to repair my phone, but my phone is happy

When I initiate a USB mount of my phone, Windows 7 tells me the disk is going bad and wants to know if I want to rapair it (Motorola Droid 1; FRG22D if that matters). I am assuming this is a problem ...
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Join/Merge external SD with internal SD card?

I have a Samsung device of 8GB with an SD card of additional 32GB. I'm using many apps that cache data for offline use (mainly Google Play Music), these apps are not smart enough to determine the ...
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Do you have to reformat an SD Card before you can copy its contents to your PC?

My phone has been stuck in a boot loop and I need to safely retrieve the contents via card-to-PC transfer, then PC-to-new card, then new card-to-phone, etc. I read somewhere on here that you must ...
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Dismounting the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?

Any way to Dismount the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?
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64gb SDXC Cards in Galxy S2

I spent hours looking for a solution to my issues with my 64gb Micro SDXC card that my girlfriend purchased me for my birthday. From what I understand only capacities up to 32gb are officially ...
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Factory reset in phones that don't support SD-cards

Does factory reset on a phone without SD-card support delete the files stored in the ExternalStorageDirectory? Explanation : Say I have a device like the Galaxy S or an iPhone(I know, sacrilege) ...
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MTP selected but PC doesn't show contents of external SD card

I have a Motorola G2. I'm unable to to access contents of external SD from PC. I chose MTP option for USB configuration. I can access the internal storage but not the external storage. The latter is ...
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SD Card partition named differently on different devices - breaks music player

I have recently moved from a Droid 2 to Droid 3, both running Android 2.3. The same SD card registers as "sdcard" on the D2, and "sdcard ext" on D3. Probably for this reason, I am having problems with ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 doesn't mount external SD card

I've recently flashed the stock firmware onto my Samsung Galaxy S3 because there was one feature which didn't work on CyanogenMod. My external SD card worked fine until recently - the 'mount SD card' ...
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The /sdcard direcory and other directory conventions: how is the Android filesystem structured?

I am using the "adb shell" command to access either of an LG P690 (device A) or a Samsung Galaxy SIII (device B). Device A also has a 32GB microSD card plugged in while device B does not. When fromthe ...
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Issue with the Apps that are installed on SD Card after reinserting the SD Card

I am using an Xperia X10 mini pro (Android 2.1-update1). I rooted the phone and partitioned the 8GB SD Card into two parts. 1. ext3 2. FAT32. I installed Link2SD to move the apps to SD Card. This has ...
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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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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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SD Card keeps getting unmounted on my HTC Desire

The SD card in my HTC Desire keeps getting unmounted every now and then and it's very annoying. From what I'm seeing, the SD card is removed only when some kind of multi-tasking with the files on it ...
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Second partition can't be mounted (link2sd)

I'm trying to partition my external SD card (32GB SDHC), so I can link application to the second partition with link2sd. Now the problem is that, no matter what filesystem I use, link2sd can't create ...
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Can I use ext4 on my SD card in a non-rooted phone?

I know that on a rooted phone, it's reasonably normal to create a small ext4 partition for App2SD to use, but I'm not asking about that case: I have a non-rooted HTC Desire running Froyo, and I'd ...
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Will bigger Micro SD slow down mobile

I have Karbonn A5+ Android phone running (stuck at) Gingerbread. I want to buy a micro sd card for it and I want to get max speed out of it. My mobile has 1GHz single core processor. Will SanDisk ...
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Does the HTC Desire support 'microSDHC'?

The HTC Desire spec states that it supports: microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) I saw on the Secure Digital entry on wikipedia that there are 3 protocols: SDSC, SDHC and SDXC - how can I ...
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Partitioned sdcard not working with link2sd

I have a 4GB SD card which is partitioned into 3GB and 1GB (Well it's not 1GB it's approx. 750 MB) (I used it through my phone 'cause i didn't have a reader and i used mini tool partition wizard) then ...
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Android crashes after update unless I put another memory card

I have HTC Desire HD and installed an official update of the system: Android 2.3.5, HTC Sense 3.0, system 3.12.405.1. After the update my phone runs very slowly and reboots every 2 minutes. If I ...
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How to switch sd cards when using a data2whatever (d2w) custom ROM?

I'm currently running MIUI XJ (Gingerbread 2.3.5) with d2w on my HTC Desire with the 4GB sd card it was shipped with, but as I found the joy of the occasional ROM-switch, I found myself running out of ...
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Can I format SD to FAT32 from FAT16?

I saw that my SD card is FAT16 formatted. In order to improve performance, can I reformat it as FAT32? What filesystems does Android support for external storage?
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Corrupted 16GB Samsung micro SD card [closed]

Background I have a 16GB Samsung micro SD card that I use on my Samsung Galaxy tablet. It has 116 videos and tons of pics and songs. One day I recorded a concert and when my tablet's battery became ...
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Why is my microSD card not being reconized in Samsung Galaxy S Plus?

I had purchased Samsung Galaxy S Plus, it was working fine, but I had a problem yesterday connecting it to my PC. After that my SDCard is not being recognized by my device. It says Your phone doesn't ...
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SD card formatted to ext4 and permissions

I'm using CyanogenMod 7.1.0 RC1 on HTC Desire HD. I've formatted SD card to ext4, because I wanted to use Fedora through chrooting into it, and Fedora ARM image requires FS which can do symlinks. ...
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Available space is more than total space on the memory card

I recently purchased a 16 GB memory card. But my android shows available space is more than Total Space and when I try to install a new app it says insufficient memory. Total space: 8GB. Available ...
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What is the difference between running/installing cm7 off SD and EMMC for Nook Color?

I'm trying to decide whether I want to run CM7 off a SD card or run it off the EMMC (internal memory) for my Nook Color. I'm just not getting what is happening when I run off an SD card and when I run ...
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Is there any documentation on the correct/expected directory structure of the external memory card?

There's a couple of issues that i have with the way Android sees my card... The Gallery App shows CD artwork as a separate photo album. I want to exclude some things from shuffle playback by the ...
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How to copy a file into Micro SD via USB in Android?

How can I copy a file into micro SD of an Android phone connected via USB to a PC with Windows?
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Is SD card damaged

I bought 32GB SanDisk class 10/UHS1 SD card from Flipkart.com Many times it fails to load all apps from SD card and many time it simply says in notifications "Damaged SD card", or suddenly notifies ...
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How do I migrate from one SD card to another one? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I switch my Android device's SD card without causing problems? I just moved to Android from iOS. My new droid is Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo V which came with a ...
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How to partition SD card in HTC One X?

I was trying to create ext2/ext3/ext4 partitions on the SD card. I tried ClockworkMod recovery and it didn't work. Nothing seems to have happened. I also tried using MiniTool and that also failed. I ...
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What size of SD card can an HTC Desire accomodate?

I have replaced my 2gb sd card with a 16gb one so i can store more music. Now I can't get the phone to play any music at all it says to make more space before opening app'. Any ideas?
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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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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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Mount an ext4 formatted sdcard on a stock Lolipop 5.1 rom (rooted)

I currently have a Sony Z1 Compact. Unfortunately, it has an unlockable bootloader. I typically install Cyanogen on my android devices, but in this case, I don't have that option (without messing ...
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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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My Karbon Smart Tab 7 Tornado EX SD CARD problem

My tab detects my sd card but the problem is.. it won't mount can someone please help me.. I tried to format it into NTFS, ExFat, Fat32 but it doesn't work Thank you for viewing! Your answer is my ...
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How can I recover corrupt files from my SD Card on my PC? [duplicate]

My LG Marquee started boot looping four days ago and because of this, I have not been able to get into my files (photos, videos, apps, etc.) and back them up. I have not backed up any of my files, ...
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problem with external sd card after restart

I usually store all my music, documents, and other personal files in the external sd card. So I have my ringtone to be used from my external_sd. I've seen that if the external sd card is being in use ...
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Will a higher class SD card reduce the risk of crashing my Galaxy Ace?

I was using my class 4 32GB SD card in my Samsung Galaxy Ace quite happily until I filled it up to a certain point (which point, exactly I'm afraid I can't find out and don't know). Once the SD card ...
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Are there any issues if buying a Samsung Galaxy S3 without memory?

If I buy a phone without memory or minimal memory, can I change to a memory card that I buy somewhere else? I was thinking of a class 10 32gb or 64gb. Are there any concerns with doing it this way?