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Canonical explanation of Android Encryption and Vulnerabilities

Note: Well, the bounty expired and one possible reason could be effort required to address as I gather from comments. Seeing the number of upvotes, it appears to be of interest to others as well. I ...
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Best file system for an external SD card

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5 and got a new 64 GB SD card. What is the best file system for the SD card? FAT32 is not an option because I want files >4GB. Which file system offers the best ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to play music file on external SD card with deep path

I have a Samsung Note 4, with android 5.1.1. And I have an on-line music player installed on it. The player can download music from the Internet, and the files are stored in the external SD card. But ...
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How can I get rid of emulated External SD storage, to allow using a real SD?

I have a Visual Land Prestige Elite 10Q tablet (KitKat 4.4.2, rooted with KingRoot), and have discovered that even after rooting and using a utility to "fix" the SD to be writable from KitKat, I can't ...
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Comixology comic store to SD card, not internal storage

Comixology insists on storing its downloaded comics on the internal storage. This is clearly rather annoying since it is tiny compared to gigantic external SD card that is installed. The OS version ...
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How to swap external SD card with intenal one on rooted Ematic EGS102 tablet?

Today I rooted my Chinese tablet (Ematic EGS102), and opened its vold.fstab but I can't find the line that points to the internal memory. This is what I found: (Click image to enlarge) All I know ...
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Will installing Google Play services to SD Card Mess my phone up? + Google play app info uninstall updates button GONE

Okay, So i am running a Sony Xperia E1. It is not rooted or anything like that. Here is a load of information about it: - Free space on Internal: 2GB (Enough to update GP Services, but if you read ...
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How to use a memory card?

I've recently bought an android phone with only about 2GB memory. After this, I bought a 8GB memory card and it was inserted into the phone. How to control which data is stored in the phone itself ...
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extSD card does not work after adb push to /mtn/extSdCard

After I run adb push cm-11-20141115-SNAPSHOT-M12-i9300.zip /mnt/extSdCard the command replied me 3949 KB/s (223217798 bytes in 55.194s). After that my micro SD-card is not detected neither by device ...
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Apps on SD Card taking up internal storage (

My phone has been claiming the impossible for a while (see screenshot). Namely, it claims that more internal memory is being used than is available, and hence it is rather difficult for me to download ...
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Storing pictures on an external storage media

So, I'm new to Android but I came to the conclusion that on 4.2.2, the Camera app doesn't exist as such and is actually part of the Gallery app package. Now my problem is it isn't possible to change ...
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modiying vold.fstab

I have tried to swap phone storage to external storage by modiying vold.fstab. After rebooting my Kata i3, I can't access phone storage, sd card and extnal usb storage. Previous storage setting ...
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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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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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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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Play Music showing 'wrong' storage usage?

I'm running Marshmallow and I have 4GB internal storage, 32GB SD card. My SD card is formatted as 'internal storage', so Play Music won't allow me to change the destination of downloaded music from ...
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How to remount /data to external partition on sdcard

I am trying to mount default partition from sdcard to /data (replace default). My situation: Android 4.4.2 Colorovo Citytonre vision End Goal: I want more space for apps because all storage is ...
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Backed up and formatted SD card, now “app isnt installed” error

So i was having this error on my laptop which didnt allow files to be copied or moved to and from my SD card. The error happens mostly when copying to my sd card. When i try it says something like the ...
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Mount external SD folder to /data/user

I'm trying to free up some space and install large games on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 with an external SD card. The app I've been using is FolderMount, which mounts any folder in a different ...
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alternatives to add NTFS support to Android kernel

I would like to enjoy of NTFS support for my Android device. The USB-OTG Helper app and also this patch - sdcardfs.ko couldn't help with that. With regard the patch sdcardfs.ko, I have done all the ...
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Device confusing internal storage with external storage

Ok! I'm going to try my best to explain this but it will be hard because it's sort of confusing. It's confusing to me in the least so it's hard for me to explain. Device: Proscan PLT1066 Andriod ...
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Why can't I install apps to my LG Optimus F3Q's Micro SD?

I got a 32 GB for my LG Optimus F3Q (model number D520) in hopes I'd have more space for apps. I followed this guide: ...
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How do I mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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Can I install cyanogenmod from an internal SD?

So far I am a regular user of Galaxy Ace 2, but I would like to upgrade it to CM 11. I found this page http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2555021 with step saying "Install the zip from ...
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Android 6 sdcard as internal storage after reinstall

If you use your sdcard as internal storage on Android 6, is there any way to store backups on the sdcard so you can access them after reinstalling?
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Mount /data to sd - Lenovo a7000

I came from here. But I can't even copy /data. With sudo cp -r /data/* /mnt/sdcard2/data_cp i get No such device or address and No such file or directoryerrors. And "ES File Exlporer" just Fails to ...
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Storage cannot be found from apps, folder /storage/emulated missing

I installed a custom ROM (CM 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1) on my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Also, I repartitioned the storage using this PIT file: I9100_2.0GB_Sys-05GB_Data-023MB_Preload. All but the ...
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Change default storage to the external SD card

I have a Micromax Elanza 2 A121. I want to change the default storage from the Internal SD card to the External SD Card. I Googled for this and read some blogs. They are saying to go to Settings ...
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Apps' (those moved into external SD card) icon vanishes from home screens after every reboot

My Moto G (2014), running CM12.1, has only 8GB internal storage (5.5GB free to use). This is insufficient for normal use. Therefore, I shifted most of my apps to the external SD card (32GB, class 10, ...
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How do I change the storage directory for Playstore apps in a device running lollipop?

Just wanted to change my storage directory from internal storage to SD card, unfortunately , I am unable to do this.Could anyone provide a solution ? The device I am using is Samsung Tab S running ...
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How to ensure app installed on SD card stays on SD card after an update

I have noticed that apps I have moved to the SD card (external storage) when updated get moved back to the device (internal storage). Is there a way on a non-rooted device to ensure the updated app ...
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Mount an ext4 formatted sdcard on a stock Lolipop 5.1 rom (rooted)

I currently have a Sony Z1 Compact. Unfortunately, it has an unlockable bootloader. I typically install Cyanogen on my android devices, but in this case, I don't have that option (without messing ...
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How to locate Android mount points?

It all started with an intent to install Link2SD to my in-car Android audio system. Repartitioned SD card into FAT32 + Ext2, but something went wrong ("Mount script cannot created" by Link2SD, etc.). ...
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Why would external Storage Location be unavailable in Play Music and Play Movies?

I have a Galaxy Tab S running Android 5.0.2. I also have a 32GB SD card installed. Supposedly I should be able to set Play Music and Play Movies to download to the external card, but those options are ...
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Cyanogenmod works with ext4 filesystems on sdcard?

Basic reference: How can I mount an ext4-formatted SD card with correct permissions (with root)? I succeeded to make a partition with ext4 filesystem on the SD card, and I mounted successfully ...
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Is it possible to recover data from SD card encrypted on Android 5.0 if you know your password but your phone isn't functional?

Let's say I have encrypted both internal storage and microSD card with my phone running Android 5.0. Will it be possible to decrypt SD card with my PC or another phone if I know my password but my ...
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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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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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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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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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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?