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Clock Work Mod Recovery isn't picking up External SD Card

I have Clockwork Mod Recovery installed on my phone and I'm trying to install a custom ROM on it. But when I go to 'install zip from external SD card' it gives the effect as if it's going into the SD ...
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How can I rename a removable SD card, or create a folder on it. Permission Denied

I am not a programmer, I am a 'user'. I have bought a FonePad and added a 32GB SDHC card, naively thinking I could use it to store the maps I will need on a storage-hungry navigation software. ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 play edition and exFat

Does the Play version of the Galaxy s4 include support for exFat in the sdcard reader? Or is exFat support one of the extras that Samsung adds to the device (presumably since they made the licencing ...
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Media scanner ignores .nomedia on external sd card

I have my music on the external SD card on my phone, and use FolderSync to automatically sync podcast files to the same SD card from my computer. There are .nomedia files in the podcast folders (they ...
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How can I (permanently) remove an sd card without harming apps on the device

Forgive me if this is already asked, but I couldn't find it anywhere. (Most results involved 1 device and moving data between 2 sd cards. I have two devices and I want to move all data off the sd ...
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Cant flash any new firmware - Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet with CWM

I have problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet. One day it just stopped working and get stuck on Lenovo logo on start. I tried to use recovery mod (pushing VOL UP several times during start), it says ...
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Applications are greyed out

I have a samsung galaxy Y with android 2.3.6(Ginger bread) installed. I connected my mobile to a computer infected with virus and my sd card contents were moved into another folder. I restored the ...
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How to install games from APK Mania on MicroSD Card [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini . I have downloaded many APK files from internet. I have no problem in installing APK files. By default when APK file is selected it installs itself to phone memory. I ...
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Notes app with sd card storage

Is there a notes app that stores notes on the SD card, in plain text files or xml? I'm not looking for export/import solutions, but native storage (if the files are changed in the SD, the notes ...
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Targetting SDCard vs Phone Storage

I bought a new phone. It runs JellyBean 4.1.1. It has got 2.5GB Phone storage and Internal Storage of 512 MB. Thats what I find when I go to Manage Apps section of the settings. I can move apps ...
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What's the maximum size for a second partition for moving Apps to a SD card?

What's the maximum size for a 2nd. primary partition that can be used for App2SD? Specs: 32GB microSD + 4.1.2 JB + LG Optimus L5
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Android - I modified vold.fstab and lost access to my SD card [duplicate]

I have samsung galaxy ace GT-S5830, it has very low internal memory (181 MB). I have an external micro SD card of 16 GB, but still couldn't install many apps due to insufficient internal memory. I ...
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OS Update moved external_sd to extsdcard; Apps previously on SD card are now missing/uninstalled.

I just upgraded my Galaxy Note (1st gen) from ICS 4.0.x to JS 4.1.2. I'm using the Samsung ROM supplied by my carrier (with all the bloat in it). After the upgrade, I noticed many of my apps were ...
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Install application in SD card or external USB drive without root?

Is it possible any of the following in a non-rooted Android device? Install an application "manually" (without using Android Market/Google Play) Install an application in an external SD card Install ...
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Multiple Camera Folders in the Gallery

Ever since I changed the settings in my camera to store the images on my external SD, there have been two folders in my gallery called "camera." One of these is where all of my photos that I take ...
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External Storage

I have a Kyocera Hydro. I need help with external storage. My SD Card slot is broken but I wish to use the camera, gallery, and download apps. How do I fix this problem?
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/sd-ext gets suddenly remounted read only during work

I have an HTC Desire with cyanogenmod 7.2 (with pdroid patch) and with an partitioned microSD card (first: FAT, second: ext3). The second partition gets automatically mounted read/writeable as ...
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Why Link2SD requires second partition on sdcard for linking?

Why can't it simply link to extSdCard?
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How to move app data to external sd card on karbonn a15

I have karbonn A15 android ICS(4.0.4) smartphone, its not rooted. I want to move the app Data to my external sd card, i tried to move the (mnt/sdcard/data) folder from the internal SD (android/data) ...
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Sony Xperia Z corrupted photos in LOST.DIR folder inside microSD

I have a curious problem and I hope someone can help me I was traveling and took about a hundred photos with my new Sony Xperia Z 6603 phone which were saved on my Sandisk 32GB microSD card Some ...
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My phone- HTC One V reboots when I insert my SDCARD

I have a HTC One V that reboots whenever I have my 8GB SDCard (Sandisk) inserted. Currently it has 2.5GB data in it. Once i remove the sdcard, my phone works fine. I have many apps and photos on my ...
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Karbonn Smart Tab 7 Mounting Problem and Camera

The external SDCard was detected by my tablet, but it doesn't get mounted. I looked it up with my file browser and found the sd card. But when I open it, it says "empty". I restart/reboot the device, ...
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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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Micro SD not being found on phone or pc after replacing

My micro SD card filled up from pictures on my Galaxy S3 and previous phone. I went out and bought a larger capacity card to replace it. When I put the full card in my laptop to transfer the pictures, ...
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Configure Android to save pictures/video to SDCard?

The camera settings only save it to the phone or the internal virtual SD card. I have installed a 32 bit hispeed SD card. How can you force it to save in the external SD card?
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My Camera on my android tablet isn't letting me take any pictures. help? [duplicate]

The camera on my Android tablet doesn't let me take any pictures. It says Insert an SD card before using the camera. I didnt need an SD card before. I put an SD card in and it still says the same ...
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Images and videos not readable from SD

first time here and I'm in sort of despair! I recently purchased a 32GB (class 10) memory card for my Samsung Galaxy S2. All went fine, the card was recognized, I could write and read from it, both, ...
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HTC Desire HD Micro sd Card Ejects

I had just bought a new Micro sd card and it worked fine, but suddenly the card physically ejects all the time, it wont sit in the micro sd reader. When I try to format the card on the on my phone, it ...
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How to prevent Android from creating LOST.DIR on SD card?

After the phone restarts, there is a LOST.DIR folder created on the external SD card. Is it possible not to create this folder if nothing is lost?
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Why can't I access the files on my SD card?

I have a Motorola Droid Bionic which I recently updated to Android 4.1.2. Since the update, I can no longer access any of the files on the 32GB micro SD card I installed in the phone. I can view all ...
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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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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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memory card not working [duplicate]

i bought a new android phone and i inserted a 32gb sdhc card that i used in my htc on it. it works well for 3 days , suddenly it showed me a message unsafe to remove memory card. then i reinserted the ...
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External_sd storage showing in my usb storage

My total USB storage on my Galaxy Note is 10.55GB, but I have 14.55GB of external_sd storage showing up inside of my USB storage. I am showing a separate external SDCard with the proper amount of ...
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Installing to SDCard by default

I would like to know whether there is a way to tell Android to install applications on the micro SD card by default instead of having to download applications to internal memory first and then having ...
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Personal data (contacts, sms, phone logs, settings, etc) gone after moving apps to a new microSD

I've just bought a 16gb Sandisk microSD and I moved some apps to that by using the functionality available under Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. I went through the list and I ...
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Jelly Bean Update cause SD card unexpectedly removed issue

I have recently updated my Samsung Galaxy Note from ICS to official JellyBean Update. I am getting SD card unexpectedly removed issue after regular interval. SD card unexpectedly removed issue is ...
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Format SD card after playing with fdisk (No card reader)

After playing with partitioning using FDISK (from busybox) i finished and now i want to format it back to whatever is usable under Android. Using same FDISK via Android console i deleted all ...
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Use Applications on post-boot mounted SD card?

In order to increase free space on /data , I moved some 15Mb of application files to an ext2 partition on external SD card that is mounted on /data/HWUserData/mnt Specifically, I moved ...
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Mount external sdcard after upgrade to Jelly Bean 4.2.2

Yesterday I installed a custom rom on my Samsung Galaxy S2. Before I had ICS 4.0.3 installed. Now my external sdcard does not mount automatically on the phone. How can I get this working?
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Can't seem to configure my phone to download to SD card by default

Well, I have a Motorola Razr I and, as expected, my internal storage was pretty limited (only 5 gbs). Of course, I already had a SD card which I inserted into my phone to expand it's memory to 25 gbs ...
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Read/Write not working on external sd card - Android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and no applications can read or write to the external SD card - except the Root Browser. This happened a month or so ago after I installed a custom ROM (Alliance) and I have ...
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Trying install apps on External SD card Android 4.2.2 (Carbon)

I got a new 32 GB SD card for my Galaxy S3 (i9300), but: I can't install apps on the external SD card. I can't move apps to the external SD card. I read once that I should partition the SD card ...
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SD Card messed up

I had recently partitioned my SDCARD to work with my phone. Added an EXT4 and FAT32 partitions. After a power failure the data got corrupted. I can still see it but it's not the same as before. I've ...
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Why my sdcard suddenly re-mount when phone in use to play game, watch movie or idle?

I'm still newbie to android, I'm a little confused whether my android phone fine or damaged, or my sdcard is broken, because when I use the phone to play games, watch movies, or is in the idle ...
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Format memory card with NTFS

I have a Galaxy SIII and 32GB memory card. I want format the memory card with NTFS just to get rid of 4GB size per file restriction. How can I format the card with NTFS and even if I format it with ...
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Sophix tablet will not work without an SD card

My Sophix tablet was working without the SD card, but now the camera will not work. I get the following error message: Insert a SD card before using.
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Annoying “unmount” notification when removing SD card

If I pull out my storage card, my device complains that the card was removed unexpectedly, and that I must "unmount" it first. After googling, I found out that this is some Unix term for breaking the ...
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Change Mount Point for SD Card?

As this question Why is the SD-card mounted to "/sdcard/external_sd" instead of "/sdcard" (or "/mnt/sdcard")? points out, newer versions of Android often point the ...
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SD card “damaged” after every reboot / power off

When I turn off my phone, next time it says SD card is damaged and all data is gone, I can only reformat it. The phone is "gionee iq275" (also known as "Fly" in Russia), Android version is 2.3.4. What ...