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Can APK expansion files be moved to the SD card without root on the Moto G (Android 5.0)?

It seems as if Motorola has reimplemented the ability to move apps to the external SD card on their recent devices. Does this only apply to an app's .apk file, or will Motorola's implementation also ...
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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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How do I switch my Android device's SD card without causing problems?

I just got a new 32GB SD card for my Nexus One. On the old one I have a bunch of apps installed and store the data there because the internal memory doesn't handle it. So now I want to switch SD ...
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Internal and external SD storage inaccessible as root

I'm having a bizarre issue where apps, adb, etc. can properly access my internal and external SD storage without issue unless they are running as root, in which case they are completely inaccessible. ...
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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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Huawei ascend Y530 says SD card is damaged

My Huawei suddenly said that the SD card is damaged and it can no longer read it. it is aware it is there however can not read any information. (I can access pictures from it using a Google+ account ...
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swap internal sd card to external storage

I wanna make my external sd my internal one without having the need to use an app. So Instead of having 8GB of internal storage I want to have 64GB (taken from the micro sd card). It worked on my ...
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I can't format my SD card

I just inserted a new 16 GB SD card in my AT&T Galaxy S5. I'm trying to format it but it's asking me for a pin and I don't know what it is its not the last 4 of my phone number and it's not my ...
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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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Permission to write to external SD card on HTC One M8 running Lollipop

I updated my HTC One m8 to Lollipop and rooted it. I have programs that require the ability to write to external SD card like FileMount, but every time I launch FileMount it tells me that it can't ...
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increase size of ext2 beyond 1.5GB

I have a rooted LG-D520 (Optimus F3Q) running Android 4.1.2. The internal memory that came with the phone was so small that I installed an 8GB SD which I formatted using MiniTool Partition Wizard with ...
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How can I recover my old vault after I have restored my phone

I had a photo vault in my phone with a lot of pictures in it, I locked my phone accidentally so I factory reset my phone but before doing that I copied all the data on my SD card so that I can ...
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Is there a way to separate downloaded videos and camera videos?

So I recently got a Galaxy S4 and switched from Apple to Android. I like to download music videos to watch offline but when I moved the videos onto my phone, I found out that the music videos are ...
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How to get rid of “SD Card blank or has unsupported filesystem” notification

My Samsung Galaxy S II phone crashed and after I restarted it, there was an SD card notification icon that says "SD Card blank or has unsupported filesystem" with the only option of formatting the ...
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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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External storage issue

I had purchased a Micromax A1 android phone. It was working perfectly. Suddenly after a few days it was not detecting the memory card. I had it checked by mobile repairers. They told me it is a mother ...
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Loading from External SD / Saving to ExtSD

I rooted my device, an Android off-brand tablet, and finally found a way to get all my files onto my 32gb SD card instead of the internal SD. However, it says my apps aren't installed now when I click ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My sdcard is showing up in storage, but I can't place apps on it. 0

My sdcard is mounted, but I can't store apps to it. My HP tablet run Android 4.2.2. This is a new Sdcard.
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Trouble with SD card in Prestigio Multipad PMP3370B

I've recently been given a Prestigio Multipad PMP3370B (Android 4.0) which I thought would be nice for my daughter to watch videos on. I took an 8GB micro SDHC card from my Windows 7 laptop (NTFS ...
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I can't use the sd card to download apps

I just got a new phone but when I try to download something it says insufficient space but my sd card has plenty. How do I fix this?
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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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Moving downloaded apps on LGMS500

I have a LGMS500 and have installed link2sd and advanced sd card manager and am still unable to move all downloaded apps to sd card. Any other solutions?
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How can I make the Galaxy S3 detect media on my sdcard?

I have transferred some mp3s onto my sdcard using samba but the operating system doesn't seem to automatically detect them as it would if you copied it using MTP or whatever. How can I force it to ...
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How to prevent apps from using my SD for its data?

So, as you all know, even though they are they're installed in internal app memory, some apps tend to store some of its data in internal SD and some in external SD card. (To be more precise, in ...
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Directly storing apps in SD Card

So I bought an 'Swees' Android phone recently, with ~150mb Internal storage + 4gb External SD Card. I downloaded Android SDK manager on my mac, installed necessary packages and ran the 'adb' file in ...
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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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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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Does the external sd card have to use FAT at all?

link2sd allows one to fully move apps to a second partition on the external sd card provided its Filesystem supports Linux permissions. but does it have to be a second partition or could I simply ...
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No External Storage available Galaxy S2

My galaxy s2 was in bootloop , I have installed cyanogen mod 10 on it . Now I can`t see any files on my storage , when I enter camera or gallery it writes "no external storage available" . And the ...
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Media on external sd card can be browsed but not seen by other apps (including settings>storage). Not part of the .nomedia file fiasco!

As the title says, if I fire up a file browser I can access all the files on the sd-card without a problem. I can even view the pictures with the gallery and the music app plays my music files ...
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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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Moving installation location on non rooted Android 5 Lollipop device

I have a Moto G (2nd generation) with Android 5.02 on it. Internal SD card is about 8Gb and I have an external SD card with 16Gb free space. Moving application to SDCARD from the application's menu ...
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Recover corrupted APP

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S Advance I9070 It's rooted and updated to Android 4.1.2 Some APPs disappeared from my phone but if I go to Settings>Application Manager I can still see the folder. As an ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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Moving apps to SD

I recently had my first Android device (rooted), but it has only 8GB. I love playing games of all sort. So, I found an option in the apps menu that moves the apps to SD. Firstly, I had 4.97GB free, ...
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Same android OS version — one has move to SD card button, the other doesn't

I have two phones. Both have android OS 4.1.2 installed. Though on one phone it has "Move to SD card" buttons (though some apps have it grayed out), on the other this button does not appear at all. I ...
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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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Do I need to format my external SD Card?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S 5 and will be adding a Class 10, 64 Gig micro SDXC UHS-1 Card. I've seen people refer to formatting an SD card. How do I know if that's necessary in my case?
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What should I store on my external SD card?

I have a 64G SD card to install (my first). I'd like to get a good chunk of my music collection there. What type of content make sense (efficiency) to move...or what things should I NOT move?
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Move apps to internal SD card

My phone has 3 storage spaces available: Internal storage - Internal storage for the OS and non-movable apps (1GB) Phone storage - Integrated SD card (~1GB) SD card - Removable SD card When I got ...
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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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AirDroid problem on writing memory

I have Sony Z1 phone(c6903). Yesterday I updated my phone to android 5.0.2. Now I'm try to create or rename a folder using AirDroid but I can't. For example I get this error: Failed to create folder ...
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I can't move any apps or downloads to my SD card

After having my phone, a zte, I put a 16 GB SD card in it and had the option of save to SD card. I have downloaded a bunch of apps and music and not realizing until now, that none of it has saved to ...
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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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Apps checking for app data in sd card instead of internal memory

I have an android phone with 13gb usable internal memory. I have many apps installed in it like fifa etc. I have been using the phone for quite some time without any sd card. Today I got an sd card ...