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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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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Bootloop. Cannot format or write data

Model: GSM Galaxy Nexus I9250 Takju Maguro ROM: CyanogenMod 11 Kitkat Recovery: Clock Mod OS: Android 4.4 Basically, my phone has been working fine for the last 2 years. I had only one issue of phone ...
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Significance of Internal SD Card in Micromax phone

I have brought the Micromax A106 phone that has 8GB ROM. When I see the internals of the phone, the internal memory of the phone is partitioned in two ways - 0.98 GB as Phone Memory while 5.85 GB as ...
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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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No more free storage space

My Galaxy S2 plus (4.2.2 JB) keeps saying I only have 416 Mb of free space on my internal space despite moving all apps to external storage and deleting junk files. Any solutions for this persistent ...
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Smaller internal memory, than expected

I have buyed an Alcatel One Touch POP 8 tablet and found, that it has only 2 GB internal storage instead of announced 4 GB(I have seen this on Android Settings page). What causes this problem? Can you ...
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Move from Internal to External [duplicate]

I am using an Motorola XT1022. I have moved the games and apps from the internal to SD card to free the internal memory, but still there are some moved apps files that are occupying the internal ...
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How do I store apps or app data on internal sd card with Android 4.4.x (Kit Kat)?

Is there an officially supported way without third party extensions or hacks to store applications or some application data on SD card storage instead of internal storage? I see a bunch of empty app ...
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Delete folders from the SD sstorage phone

I have many folders in the smrtphones (Nexus4) that I think are not used or that are empty. Is it possible to delete them in a safe mode? If the folder is necessary it will be created when I need it? ...
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How to set getExternalStorageState()

I have rooted a B&N Nook Glowlight running Android 2.1. The device does not come with an SD card, so I symlinked to another directory from /sdcard/. Now I need to set the ...
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Convert Internal Storage to Phone Storage

I have a Wiko Darkmoon running 4.2.2 (Wiko hasn't upgraded to 4.4 yet). The phone is advertised as having 4gb storage, which breaks down as Cache: ~123MB, /cache Internal: ~1008MB, /data ...
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Change MIUI storage location

I just installed MIUI on my LG F180 (Optimus G) and it changed the internal storage location from /data/media to /data/media/0 Is there any way to change it back?
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Reasonably how much free space should one leave for best performance?

(Reasonably because freeing space brings diminishing returns, correct or no?) Background I'm testing different SD card schedulers to get the best performance. I'm assuming that when I will have more ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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Internal storage durability

I am about to build an app which needs to use device internal storage memory extensively, a lot of reads, writes and overwrites of the files. I assume that most of the android devices use a kind of a ...
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How to manually change default save location to phone storage

My phone Iocean X7S has opportunity to save apps to either internal storage, phone storage or external SD-card. However, I can't use phone storage as apps saving location. There is Phone storage and ...
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Music files become unplayable after transferring to sd card

I am currently using Sony Xperia L. After I transfer mp3 files from internal storage to sd card using the option from settings the files become corrupted and can not be played. What will be the ...
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Replacing the flash chip on a Galaxy Nexus

A little background I have two Galaxy Nexus phones: one reported lost(was lost) 32GB and a current 16GB version. Current Issue I'm trying to put the 32GB flash chip into the current phone. ...
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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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Apps do not exist on moving them to SD card on Tab-1030

I have a Tab-1030 Android tablet (Tab-1030) with Android 4.0.4 Whatever apps I move into the SD Card get deleted. The first occurrence happened when for some reason my tablet couldn't connect to the ...
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Low internal storage from 32GB to 200 MB

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190. When I download apps from the Google Play Store I get a notification stating that I have low space and requesting that I delete some apps. The available ...
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Is there a way to backup contents of internal SD, while preserving the file's modification date?

I'm having problems with my internal flash storage (namely not being able to create folders in root, which prevents some apps from working, plus periodic unmounts), and I have tried unsuccessfully to ...
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Why are there so many partitions in /dev/block/mmcblk0

This is my partition layout printed by fdisk . Why so many partitions and what are they for? Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/block/mmcblk0: 2329 MB, 2329935872 bytes 1 heads, 16 sectors/track, ...
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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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Reduce size from Whatsapp

Whatsapp backups take a lot of space. Is there any possible way to save more space without totally messing up Whatsapp?
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How do I refresh/rescan the SD memory in Android 4.4 KitKat

I received the official OTA KitKat update for my Nexus 4 last week and since then I have been unable to rescan the SD card. I have tried a number of different apps for this task but all of them crash ...
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Issues with Galaxy S3, S4, Note 2 destroying or being unable to use SD-cards

Reviews for some products, as well as some forum threads, claim that the Galaxy 3, Galaxy 4, and Galaxy Note 2 will not play well with some SD cards. The first of the above links mentions that ...
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Internal storage is used up by Android

My Xperia J has 756 MB of internal storage. After 2 months of use I hardly can install anything as my system directory is 600 MB. It seems that in system/apps I have 200 MB of not used apk files ...
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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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Is it possible to recover data from internal memory?

I have Samsung Galaxy S2, that was sent to the lab for repair. The phone arrived and all the internal memory was deleted. All the data that was on the internal memeory: Media, SMS, Contacts (actually ...
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why won't my photos load back onto my mytouch4g after a data factory reset?

I saved my contacts and photos from my phone to my SD card before I did a factory data reset, but for some reason my contacts came back but all of my photos are gone! what do I do to get them back? Or ...
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How can I check whether an app is installed on internal storage or the internal SD?

I asked another question about problems with the default launcher and one user suggested that I might need to check that my app is installed on the internal storage or the internal SD card, but I ...
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How to properly factory-reset a Samsung Galaxy S2?

I did a factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy S2 like this: switch off phone hold down buttons Volume Up, Home and Power until phone boots into "Android System Recovery" mode select wipe/factory reset ...
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Internal Storage doesn't get mounted

I'm using PA3+ JB 4.1.2 on my HTC Vivid. Everything was working fine until Gmail app gets an update. After update, phone went into a bootloop. To recover, I went into TWRP and restored factory ...
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Performance comparison between internal and external memory

What are the performance differences between phone's internal memory, the internal SD card, and the external SD card? I wonder if that counts when deciding where to store apps. What technologies are ...
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How can I use internal sd for ClockworkMod on a Motorola Defy?

I've got a Motorola Defy I want to install CyanogenMod on. I have been following these instructions: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_jordan?setlang=en I have got as far as running ...
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Storage Internal Phone & SD confusion

I bought a Runbo X5 Android (ice cream sandwich) phone with 500MB internal Storage & 2.05GB Phone storage and optional SD card storage upto 32GB i understand that when you download an app it ...
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Why does Android use fuse for internal SD card mount?

The android ICS or later version(JB) use /data/media directory for internal SD card, and use fuse for mounting the emulator internal sd card device (/dev/fuse). As we know if we use fuse, the files ...
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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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How do I install apps to Internal/External SD instead of Phone Storage [duplicate]

I have a dual SIM mt6589 based Android 4.2.1 phone, and I have no idea where the apps are getting installed. My phone has an Internal SD card(built in), An External SD card and something called Phone ...
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How to restore damaged Internal SD card partition layout? Tried everything

I have Samsung S 3 mini. I did something really bad to my INTERNAL SD CARD partition layout. As I remember correctly, I tried to repartition my External SD card via fdisk right on Android via 'adb ...
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CM10.1, GS II, Mount command for encrypted sdcard0

Question: What is the syntax for the mount command within android to mount an encrypted file system? Context: I'm using CM10.1 (currently cm-10.1-20130604-NIGHTLY-I9100) on a Samsung Galaxy S2 ...
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Internal memory full even when all apps are linked

I have an Acer liquid Metal rooted. I have already linked(with link2sd) almost all my apps, even some previously system apps, to my sd. The problem being that my memory is still full, the best I can ...
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creating a pseudo sd card by partitioning the main drive of an android phone

It seems like it's possible to mount the SD card of rooted android phone on a PC while the phone is connected to the PC via USB. This would be great for me because I want to keep essential files saved ...
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Trouble moving apps to SD card

I followed the instructions mentioned in this site and I partitioned my 8GB SD card alloting 512 MB to my second partition. I then used Link2SD and linked all my apps to SD card. Every time I install ...
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Samsung Galaxy 3 Apollo I58001 | Limited Internal memory problem

How do I solve the Limited Internal memory problem in my Samsung Galaxy 3 apollo I5801 device? It has android 2.2 froyo and a 8gb micro SD card. I want to move the apps which are not by default ...
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The /sdcard direcory and other directory conventions: how is the Android filesystem structured?

I am using the "adb shell" command to access either of an LG P690 (device A) or a Samsung Galaxy SIII (device B). Device A also has a 32GB microSD card plugged in while device B does not. When fromthe ...
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Is there a way to force apps to use internal memory only?

I have a Sony Xperia U, and my 8GB of memory are divided in three parts: 2GB phone memory, 4 GB internal memory (replacing the MicroSD slot) and 2GB that I haven't really figured out about. I don't ...
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Mount entire internal sdcard (/mnt/sdcard2) as /data

Duplicate/extension to this question : Mount a folder from external sd as /data The device is micromax a110 and it has an internal SD card which has it's own /data partition along with other ...
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Confused by the many locations of the virtual /sdcard/

Some devices (like my Nexus 4) don't have an external slot for an SD Card. Instead, there's a root folder called /sdcard/ that is treated the same way. But I also find other paths that all point to ...