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What happens when an APK is installed on SD card?

Say we want to install an APK named x.apk to an Android phone. By default, at least two things will happen: 1. Copy x.apk to /data/app; 2. Create a package folder under /data/data as the private ...
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Can't see “SD Card” option in Dropbox 2.4.5.10

Version 2.4.5.10 of the Dropbox app adds the ability to export files to SD card. I have a Galaxy Note 3, and have installed this new version but when I select a file, and choose "Export" and "Save to ...
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Does Android require an external SD card?

I have tried to save/open files from multiple applications (Yahoo Mail, Chrome, Blackboard Learn) and all of them give me some variation of the message "No SD card" or "Please insert or unmount ...
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SD card is showiing no memory in my Anroid phone

I have Micromax Canvas 2 Plus Android phone. My external SD card is of 8 GB. Out of 8 GB, I Have only used least possible space i.e only for 4-5 apps. But it always show that available space is 0B. I ...
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No more free storage space

My Galaxy S2 plus (4.2.2 JB) keeps saying I only have 416 Mb of free space on my internal space despite moving all apps to external storage and deleting junk files. Any solutions for this persistent ...
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Samsung GT-8010 transferring application to SD card

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-8010 featuring 16GB of internal storage capacity. As of today the Android version is 4.1.2 and I have rooted the tablet using CF-root and Odin with the help of a ...
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Moving applications to SD card

I own a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT8010-Wifi) model and I would like to move some of my apps to the external SD card and change the default installation location to be the external SD card from now ...
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How can I easily backup data from external card on Android 4.0.4 to a new external card?

I intend to buy a new external card of larger capacity for Android 4.0.4 phone and would like to backup and restore data from currently installed external card to a new card so I can restore the data ...
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Filesystem format used for SD Card by Galaxy S3

When I remove the SD Card that was formatted by my Galaxy S3 from it and put it in a MacBook, fdisk shows its sole partition as having partition ID 0C, indicating that it is a Fat32 LBA partition. ...
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Missing “move to SD” on HTC Desire 310

So, I bought this phone some time ago, an HTC Desire 310, which should have 4GB of internal memory, of which 2GB actually available to the user. On the phone I also installed an 8GB SD card for ...
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Disable the sd card emulation and use only the external sd card?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. She always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some apps store their data on the physical sdcard and others 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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Lost phone storage and external storage after editing vold.fstab file

I have a Micromax Canvas Juice A177. Because it has a very small internal memory, I tried to swap the external SD with internal SD. What I did I rooted my phone and then I installed ES File ...
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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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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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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 ...