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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Howto encrypt my external SD card [duplicate]

Today I encrypted my android phone. Now I want to encrypt the external SD card as well. When I open System settings > Security, I don't see an option to encrypt the external sd card. I'm on Android ...
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How can i transfer phone memory apps to external SD card [duplicate]

I am getting very low space please help. I want to install or transfer apps on external SD card completly.
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Partioning sd not detecting

I have partitioned my sd using mini-Partion tool.My sd partion shows unallocted and file system as logiclly and i know that for link2sd it should be primary.how to convert to primary file system.i ...
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External SD card no longer able to be read on CM11

I successfully installed CM11-M2 snapshot on my Razr Maxx (xt912, spyder). I was able to use my camera successfully on the device after install. However, now a few weeks in, I am experiencing a few ...
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How can I mount an ext4-formatted SD card with correct permissions (with root)?

I see some mentions here of creating an ext4-formatted SD card, but no guide. This closely-related question suggests there is no way to do it, but my question differs in that my phone is specifically ...
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Moving sdcard to ExtSdCard

I was an Android beginner, I know nothing of 'hacking' some Android stuff. I found several issues of this case but no one that I look pretty ideal for my case. My Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 has been ...
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Internal SD-card hardware erros. Is there a way to move partitions to external sdcard?

I have a device with hardware errors in the internal sd card and want to move /data entirely to the external sd card. I was thinking that it should be possible to create a partition in external ...
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Huawei Ascend P6, Moving maps to external sdcard

I bought an Huawei Ascend P6, which comes with 8GB internal phone storage. But only ~4GB are available for the "internal storage". I installed my apps, which include Tomtom Europe and Copilot Europe, ...
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how can I get Instagram photos to save to my SD card?

I have Instagram and I like saving the pictures that I take, but they're taking up tons of space in my internal storage. I have a nice big SD card for storage, and have my phone set up to save all the ...
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How do I move apps to Sd on android 4.3

On Ice Cream Sandwich, I used to use an app called DS Super App2SD but it doesn't work on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. I'm using Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 running on Cyanogenmod 10.2 nightly (Android 4.3.1) I ...
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Organizing Files Between Files Saved in External SD Card and Files Saved in Internal Drive

For example, let's say I want to take some settings for organizing the directory target. When I take photos, I want to automatically saved directly onto the removable SD card (external drive) while ...
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How do I install a self compiled android image onto an SD card, and run Android from said sd card? [closed]

I have compiled a generic version of Android KitKat from source, and run it in the Android SDK emulator. I now want to take that version of Android I created, which sits in my ...
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Do all microSD slots support the current maximum capacity in the market, or is it device-specific?

I know that currently (Dec 2013), microSD capacity is up to 64GB. However reading some devices' specs, it says "includes microSD card slot, up to 32GB", is it a device restriction, or it's because it ...
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Mobile Lost and some one else is using the mobile with a different sim

I need help to track the person who has my mobile. My account(email) is still linked with google play on that mobile. I can install apps from my browser from google play account. Is there any app ...
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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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Using an external SDcard with KitKat?

On a Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition running 4.4 and non-rooted (I'd prefer not to root a device used for professional development purposes) Having stored some ebooks on my external SDcard, I ...
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Cyanogenmod - Filesystem for 64GB SD card, files larger than 4GB

Every time I find a thread on the Internet describing "how to get your 64GB SD card to work with Cyanogenmod", the answer is always the same: format it to FAT32. FAT32 does not support files larger ...
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How to set default download location to ext SD card in Galaxy Grand

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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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
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Is hpns folder in external sd-card safe to delete?

I searched on the web and stack exchange forums a lot. But, could not find a solution therefore I am posting a question at last. I have a Micro max canvas Plus2. My external SD-card is of 3.63 GB ...
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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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My phone suddenly shows an SD-card notification

My Sony Xperia J phone was in my pocket and I wanted to read an ebook, so started my reader application. It showed a black screen and when I checked the shelf, all my books were gone. I noticed a new ...
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Kidz-Star tablet that won't save photos onto external sd card

My son's Kidzstar tablet doesn't have any option on the camera where to store photos and videos. The tablet is using 4.0.3. The photos and videos are being stored to internal SD card which it says is ...
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Cannot mount SD card, with error “SD card safe to remove”

I have an HTC Desire S, which my cousin bought for me from China. Android version: 4.0.4; HTC Sense version: 3.6; Software number: 1.0.0.S510e The MicroSD card no longer works. Whenever I reinsert ...
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How do I recover my photos [duplicate]

i have Samsung galaxy gt-s7562 phone. i was wanting to reduce my phone memory. my photos and videos have all been cleared. i would like to know to recover them from my phone.
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LG L5ii move the apps from internal memory to SD card [duplicate]

I am using LG L5ii. I want to download FIFA14 but i don't have enough memory. I want to ask how to move the apps from internal memory to SD card?
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Move app data to SD

I would like to move some of my app's data to the SD card. I am running Android 2.2.1 so I cannot use Simple2Ext. I would also like to avoid Data2SD because I've read some bad reviews let alone when ...
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Questions about Link2SD and SD card partitioning

I have a Samsung S3 mini, no support for SD cards so i had to root it, and install Link2SD, spent the last 3 days hacking my phone making it better. But i have questions, in all the tutorials ...
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Performance comparison between internal and external memory

What are the performance differences between phone's internal memory, the internal SD card, and the external SD card? I wonder if that counts when deciding where to store apps. What technologies are ...
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Asus Memopad sd card unexpected removed

At the moment the Asus Memopad HD7 came out, i bought it. I bought also a micro sd card and inserted it. But frequently the sd card will be unexpected removed. Is there anyone who recognizes this? ...
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How to install apps to the SD card if I have “no real primary external storage”?

As my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy Chat B-5330) has very small built-in memory I have bought a microSDHC card to put all the non-essential applications and data files there. Then I have installed AppMgr ...