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SD card unexpectedly removed

I have a galaxy S3 with a 32gb class10 sd card. Unfortunately I experience the SD card unexpectedly removed - Preparing SD card phenomenon all the time. The card works ok as long as it is being used: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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16gb microSD card suddenly stopped working

A few months ago I bought a new 16gb micro card for my LG Optimus L9. It worked great until today when it suddenly stopped working. I already tried to restore the card but then my phone did not detect ...
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ICS: external microsd storage card: can i use it with camera and not encrypt?

So, I just bought a microSD card for my Ice Cream Sandwich phone. I put it in, it's recognized. But it appears I must encrypt it before I can use it for the camera's storage, otherwise if it is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Error on Samsung S3 with external memory card

My external 64GB ScanDisk Ultra is being causing me problems with my Samsung Galaxy S3. It works good for a small period of time, and then it crashes, it just stops working. It mostly holds music. ...
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storage on htc desire

Hi I've put a 4gb SD card in my htc desire but when I try to go on my gallery it says theres no external storage device and I can't get my head around it, also when I go into storage on my settings it ...
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problem with external sd card after restart

I usually store all my music, documents, and other personal files in the external sd card. So I have my ringtone to be used from my external_sd. I've seen that if the external sd card is being in use ...
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Read External SD card

I have a Xoom 2 media edition MZ608-32 3G, immediately after receiving it I upgraded it to ICS 4.0.4 and rooted it. However the beast won't mount any SD card that is put in its external storage. I ...
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sd card keeps getting unmounted when htc sensation is being charged

i have an htc sensation and it keeps saying that the sd card has been removed when its still in the phone. it will also say that the sd card has unmounted when it is charging What is going on?
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Can I install a micro-SD card into my Note 2 after I've enabled device encryption?

I recently got a Note 2 and enabled device encryption. I want to put a micro-SD in it now to expand my storage capacity, but when I go to settings, it won't let me mount the card. Is it because of the ...
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Expand file sysem to entire sd card

I followed very simple instructions http://liliputing.com/2012/03/how-to-dual-boot-cyanogenmod-7-nook-tablet-os-with-a-microsd-card.html1 for extracting cyanogenmod to an sd card for dual booting ...
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Why has my micro SD card suddenly stopped working in my Samsung Galaxy SIII?

I bought a brand new Samsung Galaxy SIII on Tuesday and put my brand new 32GB SD card in it. It worked fine, populated my phone with all my music and movies etc. I can even watch the movies on my TV ...
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Any way to use another name for the external_sdcard folder?

On my Android tablet, the SD Card is shown as an external_sdcard folder, no matter how I rename the card. Personally I don't like the auto-assigned folder name. Is there a way to use a different ...
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Unable to move files to external SD card on SGS2 XXLP2

Running a rooted Galaxy S2 with ICS XXLP2 official leaked rooted build. I have a 32GB microSD card mounted at /sdcard/external_sd in addition to the 16 GB internal storage. I'm unable to copy files to ...
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External SD card now says “SD card blank or has unsupported file system”

"External SD card now says "SD card blank or has unsupported file system" after I attempted to backup on my computer. It is a Samsung Galaxy "Vibrant" running Froyo (2.2) I mounted the card upon ...
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amazon app store won't download without sd card

For some reason on my new pandigital supernova, whenever i try to download and install an app, it starts to download bit then cancels with the error: SD Card Required. I didn't have this problem ...
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Why can't some applications be moved to external storage? (what app features require this restriction)

This post asks for reasons why some applications cannot be moved to the external SD card even when the SD card is present. The poster was asking about why in Settings -> More -> Application ...
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android do not see sd and internal space

Afte i swap external and internal sd everything was ok but today my phone see only internal storgate(not sd). thre is vold.stab ## Vold 2.0 Generic fstab ## - San Mehat (san@android.com) ## ...
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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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Rooted my phone Now on to SD problems

I rooted my phone and was able to delete several apps I don't need,(Touchpal, Browser (electing to use google for these) Problem though. Now I want to move the programs I do use , but are not integral ...
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Receiving an EACCESS Permission denied error when copying files to ExtSDCard

My ExtSDCard has begun to act funny over the past few days. I have downloaded and used a few file managers in the past, and my current favorite is ES File Manager. However, over the past few days, I ...
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SD card full, even though it's empty?

My phone wont open up the music app because i need to "free up space on my SD card" to start it, however i still have more than 2/3 of my space left? I've already deleted several text convos and over ...
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Allow specified apps write access to external sd card in kitkat?

Is it possible - and if so what options are there - to allow only some apps access to all files on the external SD card in KitKat on a rooted device? I see the value in proper permissions on the SD, ...
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LG-9769 Install Apps on External SD Card

I have a LG-P769 Android phone with an external SD card installed. I would like to install my applications on the external card as my internal storage is insufficient to my needs. How do I do this ? ...
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Memory Space Help?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note (N7000) and am having trouble with the storage space, when on the 'Storage' page of 'Settings', it shows 3 storage methods: Device Memory - 1.97gb USB Storage - 11.08 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mounting an ext4 img as /data

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Star Duos with stock 4.1.2 JB and its internal storage is too small while I intend to buy a 32 GB microSD Card. The question is: Is there any way to make Android mount ...
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SDCard empty, works on PC

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 ...