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Formating and reinstaling OS on Galaxy S4

Someone put CyanogenMod on my T-Mobile Galaxy S4. So I tried to unroot and return to the original by watching this Youtube video and using this method.This is what I have gotten from the phone: Odin ...
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how to fix missing .asec files

Today, I made a big mistake , formatted SD card and erase all files including .asec files that stored in .android_secure folder. So i want to fix that issue without losing my data... i tried to ...
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Lenovo Yoga 8 stuck on erase screen after hard reboot

Lenovo Yoga 8 is stuck on the Erase screen after Format and cache clearing by hard reboot. My Lenovo Yoga8 tablet is automatically switch off, when I try to switch on its stuck in booting just ...
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What really happens during a factory reset? Does it securely erase all data?

When you "factory reset" an android phone, are you formatting the phone storage by securely erasing all data and writing over them with zeroes, or are you simply deleting the files by hiding them from ...
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How can we format and re-install android on micromax canvas phone to remove virus because factory reset don't help to remove virus?

My micromax canvas is full of viruses. I have tried to do factory reset. but it doesn't work out. as i start internet on phone, it automatically start installing application and block so many other ...
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Formatted Micro SD Card as internal storage, after flashing a new build the card is unusable with any device

I've tried reformatting as portable storage and internal storage and neither work, choosing portable storage shows no errors it just doesn't do anything while internal storage errors. I've tried ...
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Business name formatting

Using android 4.4 and contacts apk, how do i add a business name with multiple words so that it is properly formatted sorted by the first word? I've tired putting the whole name in the last name field ...
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64gb SDXC Cards in Galaxy S2, or 64gb SDXC cards where only 32gb supported

I spent hours looking for a solution to my issues with my 64gb Micro SDXC card that my girlfriend purchased me for my birthday. From what I understand only capacities up to 32gb are officially ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean supports NTFS SD card formatting?

If I format my micro SD card as NTFS, will my phone see it? I need this because I want to transfer files larger than 4GB on my phone microSD card, but FAT32 allows just files up to 4GB.
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GPT utility can brick laptops?

Which utility is Android-x86 using for partitions? Is it gdisk? The prompt is to use GPT. What are the risks with regards to formatting a disk with this tool, and installing Android-x86? Under ...
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Android Micro SD Card Show Wrong Size

I have a 32GB Lexas Micro SD card in my Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100. For some reason, the card consistently shows 12gb as the size of the card. It just randomly started doing this about 2 weeks ago. I ...
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Memory Card (SD Card) not detecting or formatting

I have Samsung Moto E android mobile phone, i was downloading a file from Mega.nz using app but downloading got stuck and after that mobile phone started saying "Damaged SD Card". I removed and ...
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How to recover data from a formatted device [rooted, flashed]

I've accidentally formatted my phone, via. fastboot oem unlock. I've already tried Wondershare, EaseUSMobile Saver. Actually, I need my photos which has been shot by camera. Till now I'm only able ...
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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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Micro SD Card Suddenly not Recognized in Phone Slot Only [closed]

This has been bothering me for weeks. I have an android phone (Moto X Pure) that allows for an external storage card to be added. I have one SD card that I was using for a while but I got a new one ...
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How to expands sd-card formatted as internal storage?

In Android 6 I formatted my 32GB sd card as internal storage. What I now see with GParted on my desktop is this: As you see there is still an unencrypted, readable FAT32 partition. I assume it was ...
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How to access the content of an sd card formatted as internal storage?

I am using Cyanogenmod 13 (based on Android 6) and an external 64GB sd card. When starting Cyanogenmod the first time I selected to format this sd card as an internal storage (Note that in my case the ...
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corrupted /data partition?

for a stupid reason I used TWRP which is btw a stupid tool... long story short.. It messed up the data partition... Currently I have a nexus 5 that can run whatever recovery I want, but doesn't have ...
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Do a total wipe of my device

I have flashed my ROM several times with different ROMS, and sometimes back to stock. I flashed roms, modems, kernels etc. But the flashing never seems to totally format the device, because the ...
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Is internal storage formatting harmful?

I have been messing around with my Archos 7 Home Tablet V1, and have currently installed this ROM. Now when I go to Settings -> SD card & device storage, Total space under SD card is "Unavailable",...
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326 views

Formatting internal MTD storage: selecting block size?

I have rooted china N101-II tablet with CyanogenMod after flashing custom ROM. Internal MTD storage is 32 GiB large and custom ROM flashing make different layout to internal partitioning. Thus /data ...
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Format external SD card from android

I am having issues with my SD card, it just gets on getting unmounted and mounted many times per day. I have read online that the best thing to do is to format my card. I've looked online and ...
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format and install new OS to get rid of viruses

I have an android phone (my uncle's) that is full of viruses that display adds and reinstall themselves I'm guessing there is no important/needed data on the phone I tried factory reset, after used ...
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Can't format microSD card

I am trying to format a microSD card which was previously used in a Windows Phone. Currently the microSD card is in a Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus (GT-S7500) running Android 2.3.6. I have tried erasing the ...
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How do I format and reinstall the original Android OS on Galaxy S4

I have a problem where my phone freezes at the startup screen while it's showing the Samsung logo. I tried factory reset but still no good. Note that my phone is successfully rooted.
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Problem with Partitioned Internal SD card! I can't get full size back!

I have a Android Matricom G-Tab Quantum Tablet with 1 GB of internal memory (tablet and system Space) and a 16 GB internal storage. I was running out of space in the 1 GB memory and since Android ...
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I formatted /sdcard and my phone won't boot

I have a Samsung Galaxy Star Duos GT-S5282. I installed ClockworkMod Recovery 5 and I was messing with it. I went to "mounts and storage" then chose format /sdcard and then rebooted the system. It is ...
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What file system does the format option in settings > storage use?

I was wondering what file system Android will use when I format my (external) SD Card. Can someone enlighten me? Is it the one already used or exFAT or FAT32 or manufacturer dependent?
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Is it possible to convert the filesystem from ubifs to ext4?

because i want to install a custom rom for my smartphone (MT6572 based) i need my smartphone to be in ext4-fileformat (currently it is in ubifs) because all the ported ROMS for MT6572 are ext4-based. ...
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How to modify internal partitions on Samsung Galaxy S2

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100): CWM-based Recovery v6.0.5.0 Rooted Cyanogenmod 12 with Android 4.4.4 The phone runs actually pretty good with this ROM, the only problem that I'm having is a ...
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Can I format android phone's internal storage with adb?

I formatted my phones internal storage with ntfs and now it doesn't appeared in usb mode and also not in file manager. And phone's feature like gallery, camera, recording etc are not working. Is there ...
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Formatting SD Card Using DISKPART After Link2SD Lockdown

So the story is: Link2SD, which required partitioning of my SD card into a FAT32 and EXT2 format, seems to have failed me, giving random deletions of Android apps. I got tired of this and eventually ...
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Cannot modify my sdcard

Okay, so, yesterday i formatted my sdcard in my allview a5duo with 2 partitions: 1. 13GB FAT32 2. 1GB EXT3 Both are primary partitions. I did this to use link2sd on the separate EXT3 partition, and it ...
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Need help,to change/root/OS in Prestigio PMP5101C Tablet

Good morning. I got this Tablet from my company but it has allready pre-installed some OS that doesnt let it work as a normal tablet,but a company software,so i want to clean it up,and install a ...
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can't seem to get rid of applications even after formating/restocking/flashing. help?

I have a galaxy tab p1000 I have been trying to upgrade it for 3 days straight now with many tutorials from 2.2 froyo to anything newer but i keep coming back to square one - my old applications keep ...
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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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How do I reformat a fixed-state/pseudo-readonly SD card?

Alright, so this is an ongoing saga of trying to fix my broken SD card. Let me struggle to explain what's wrong with it. When copying files to the SD card The files are completely corrupted. For ...
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How to format an SD card?

How can I format an SD card directly inside Android?
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I used AutoRec on my LG Gpad 7.0 LTE and it wiped my storage

When I used AutoRec, a recovery tool on my Android tablet, it instantly shut down and whenever I connect it to a PC, it shows up as a removable storage device and there are only 2 remaining folders ...
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If I deleted photo from gallery made backup before flashing, will I get that photo in the backup?

My phone is Samsung Galaxy Grand. If I delete a photo from the gallery and make a backup before flashing, will I get that photo in the backup?
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How to Restore Deleted / Formatted Files on HD Micro SD Card with free and full version apps [duplicate]

may i ask? is there an app that are free and full version to get back my formatted files? there are important files to be recovered..suggest please thanks..my SD-card are 8 GB..is that possible to get ...
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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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Memory card formatting needed

I am using Micromax P470 tablet. My memory card was fine but suddenly it appeared that I need to format my memory card. I removed my memory card and connected to a PC. It was opening and I could see ...
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Does Android lock my external SD card in a special way so that it is read-only on a PC?

I just got a new 64GB micro SDXC card for my Samsung Galaxy S2. I had the same one already before, but after 3 years it said goodbye and had to be replaced (I can still read all data, but writing is ...
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What file system for sdcard for KitKat

I have been searching the web and this website for information about the file systems supported by Android. I have not found anything though. Since KitKat (Android 4.4), some changes have been ...
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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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Factory reset upon unlocking

For security reasons, I want to be able to specify two lock passwords (or patterns) as follows : One for normal unlocking the device. Another one if entered, the device will factory reset itself (...
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64 GB SD card with Samsung s3 mini

I bought a Sandisk Ultra microSDXC card with 64GB to use in my Samsung s3 mini. When I put it in the phone doesn't find it (presumably); going to settings -> storage and scrolling down to the bottom ...
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How do I format my Nexus 5's /sdcard volume?

I have an encrypted Nexus 5, and I want to format /sdcard as ext4 so I can use symbolic links. What steps should I take to back up and restore it, and to prevent apps from trying to use it before it's ...
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Extract DB from accidentally formatted /data

I had to factory reset my Samsung Galaxy Note i717 (1stGen AT&T), and I forgot to backup before formatting /data. I need to extract the messages DB from it, because I have many important messages ...