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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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Link2SD: mounting /dev/block/vold/179:66 on /data/sdext2 failed: No such file or directory

I am using a rooted Xperia Z5 Compact E5823 with the latest stock Android 6.0 ROM. I am trying to use a 2nd partition with Link2SD but so far I always get the same "No such file or directory"-error: ...
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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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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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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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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 to properly format a MicroSD Card for FroYo?

The MicroSD card that came with my phone shows up as simply 'FAT' in Windows XP. This 2GB card works well in my HTC Wildfire running FroYo. I bought a new 16GB MicroSD which is formatted as 'FAT32' ...
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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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Pictures and videos disappear

I have the HTC Desire. Every time I take a photo or video, the photos and videos disappear from the gallery shortly after I take them. Already tried rebooting, uninstalling the SD card.
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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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Using SD card as internal storage and migrate date

I read this question, but I want to update the question. Now with Android 6.0 we have the option to format the SD card as internal storage, and that's what I did. I also clicked that "Migrate data" ...
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The images saved in the DCIM folder in the SD card and the internal memory disappear after a while. Please help!

I am using LG G4. This all started after my phone came back from the service center earlier this month with a brand new motherboard. I clicked a few pictures while on a trip and while playing around ...
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Synchronize an Android phone SD card folder with a computer folder, the wireless way [duplicate]

I don't use the cloud for my music (such as Dropbox or Deezer or Spotify) but a 50 GB folder on my PC that I often synchronize with my phone's 128GB SD card, by plugging both with USB cable, and ...
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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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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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FolderMount: Paired Apps still shows on sdcard?

Foldermount paired apps folders still shows up on SdCard. Main concern here is the precious internal-sd space save and transferred to the spacious external-sd. Are they not supposed to have been ...
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what do the numbers after the : /dev/block/vold/179:xx mean?

I've been trying to figure out an micro sd card issue and just stumbled upon a page where someone mentioned that the numbers after the colon would represent xyz and if they are something different ...
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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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Wirelessly sync music folder to microSD card

I am looking for a way to sync, wirelessly or over a cloud service, a (music) folder from my computer to the microSD card on my rooted phone. I've been trying this on Android MM with Titanium Media ...
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How does the “Format as internal storage” feature work in Android 6.0+?

How does the "Format as internal storage" feature work in Android 6.0+? See screenshot below: Screenshot (click to enlarge) Why is it the case that "this USB drive will only work in this device"? ...
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Link2SD error- “mount: Operation not supported on transparent endpoint”

So I just rooted my Concord II, and installed Link2SD. I partitioned my SD card with MiniTool, and made a Fat32 and a ext2, both primary. But when after opening Link2SD and giving it root access, it ...
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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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External sd card is not recognized in my pc

When my phone MOTOROLA G3(2015) is updated to Marshmallow, it's not showing files when connected to PC. While connecting, it shows options as charging only, PTP, MTP, MIDI. When I select MTP, it shows ...
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Need superuser permission for TMS [duplicate]

for some cloud syncing purposes I want to give TMS (Titanium Media Sync) superuser privilege over my rooted device even if it doesn't asks for it. I use SuperSU.
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Android 6.0 Marshmallow adoptable storage - Why is it still using internal storage?

I have a 32GB MicroSD card adopted as internal storage on my Moto X Play (XT1563), and I've noticed that some apps don't completely move over to External Storage (specifically .obb files), despite ...
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SD CARD ENCRYPTED

I had my SD card encrypted on not 4 my brother turn off my administrative user which delete and rest the password. So he reset to what he thought it was. Now I can't get the SD card to give me the ...
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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 can I tell which Android device a microSD card used to be in?

I have multiple Android devices, and found a microSD card that used to be in one of them. It had a "Android" folder with app subfolders. Is there a way to tell which of my devices used to have this ...
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Grant superuser permission to an app which hasn't asked for it [duplicate]

Hello android enthusiasts, I am using Titanium Media Sync (TMS) app to keep some folders synced from my microSD card to my Dropbox. Now I want also to, on demand, be able to sync one of these folders ...
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Why can't use the external SD card with my voice recorder app?

I'm the owner of an Honor 5x. The external SD card inside the phone works fine with the photos/video application, and I can write/read from ES file manager but the apps for voice recording that I ...
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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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How to move apps to external SD card on a non-rooted Android 4.4.2?

I have an Acer Iconia One 7 tablet running Android 4.4.2. I've plugged an external SD card in it, and kind of expected that I could now "save" my data, such as my apps, pictures and videos, onto ...
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Max SD Card Size For Note Edge

I have a 16 GB SD Card in my Galaxy Note Edge and only have 1GB of storage left. I read that some Android devices can only hold up to 32GB - can my phone support the 64GB card?
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How to set SD card as default storage on Android Marshmallow?

I have a Lenovo K3 Note (K50a40) and I was running Android 5.0 Lollipop until last week. I had set the default storage as SD Card on lollipop in storage settings, but that option seems to have ...
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How to mount external SD card at a fixed path in CM13?

In Marshmallow (and consequently in CM13), the external SD card is mounted at a path that contains its serial number. I have a bunch of Tasker tasks, the occasional script, and lots and lots of apps ...
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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 ...
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Android 6 (cyanogenmod 13) external sd card write access

I always used samba server on all my android devices for uploading files, it worked great with cm12, but in cm13 even woth root access samba server can't write to external sd card, neither can SSH ...
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How to use android phone as SD card reader?

I want to format my external SD card (For installing Raspbian) and I don't have a SD card reader on my PC or an external one. Is there a way to use my Android phone as a SD card reader? PC OS: ...
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whats the standard sdcard device name?

I need to find SD-card device name. On my phone its "/dev/block/mmcblk1" . Is this device-name same across all android phones. If not how to find out this information?
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SD card is damaged, even after I format and get new sd card, I'm still seeing the same error, Please help!

Hi I've found my 8 GB SD card damaged this morning. And I was able to access it on my computer and I collected the files on it, then FORMATTED it. However, when I put it back in my phone I'm still ...
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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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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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How to enable ext2 or ext3 partitions?

Does anyone know how I can enable ext2 or ext3 partitions on my LG Optimus V? I have already partitioned my 16GB SD card to 14.5 GB FAT32 and 500MB ext2. When using Link2SD it gives me a mount error. ...
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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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Map Whatsapp media to external SD on rooted Lollipop

I've wanted to create a symlink from the Whatsapp media folder on internal storage to external. So I installed FolderMount from XDA, which is claimed to work. Instead, what I've seen is that Whatsapp ...
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How to configure Simplenote client to use external storage?

I've just installed the official Simplenote client on my Samsung Galaxy S3 mini (Android 4.2.2). I don't have a lot of space on the "on board" storage, so want to ensure that Simplenote uses the ...
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Cannot wipe data/factory reset and also cannot restore backup

I recently flashed a new ROM on my Micromax Canvas 2.2 A114. The problem was the SD card was detected as phone storage and vice versa. Also, SuperSu binary was not detecting. So, I go to CWM to ...
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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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How to upgrade / swap SD card without losing data and installed apps?

I have 2GB Micro SD card in my Android and want to upgrade to 4GB. How can I achieve it without losing anything from my 2GB card? I mostly use this card to store images/music and most of the apps.
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Why can I move apps to sd card when using adopted internal storage (sd card)? Does it makes sense?

I formatted my sd card as adopted internal storage as possible in Android 6. However in the settings I can still move (some) apps to the "external storage". This is quite confusing as I thought they ...