A partition is a division of either your internal storage or your sdcard.

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Backup recovery with dd on SM-G800F

How can I backup my Recovery image with the dd command? I have the PIT file, where recovery is listed as: --- Entry #12 --- Binary Type: 0 (AP) Device Type: 2 (MMC) Identifier: 10 Attributes: 5 ...
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Android Partitions Management and Formating

I am interested in how could one reformat/resize internal Android partitions. For example, let's say /system has 8GB reserved, but only 4GB is used. I would like to cut it to lets say 5GB and to ...
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Resize /system partition of Zenfone 5

I want to change my /system partition on my Zenfone 5. Its size is only 1259 MB. Today I installed Resurrection Remix ROM so there is only 195MB free space on /system partition. System can't properly ...
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Why are there so many duplicates on my phone after using Link2SD

I have noticed that the internal storage of my tablet is filling up even though I have tried to link as many of the apps as possible to the SD card using Link2sd. I did a quick search for duplicates ...
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Link2sd showing app on sd but it is not

I have a query regarding the way Link2sd is supposed to work. I came across this today. As the screenshots show when entering the Link2sd app. The app is supposed to be linked to the sd card, but, if ...
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Stuck on “Switch_root” command trying to follow tutorial on “How to run Debian on Android” on my Samsung Galaxy Mini 2

I'm trying to install debian on my Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 (where previously I've installed android 4.4) using this tutorial as reference : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I need your help ...
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Check file system used by Android partitions

I downloaded a script and ran through recovery, but it bricked my phone. I then came to know what the problem was: the script mounts /system partition as yafs, while mine was ubifs, and so it bricked ...
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Problems with partition table

I have a Prestigio 5044 Duo (PAP5044) with MTK6589. Basically, what I was trying to do was to resize /data partition, beacause it was only about 950Mb, by shrinking Internal SD card (/emmc) partition. ...
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Format android to join internal memory partitions?

I have searched around the net but not really finding exact problems nor solution related to mine. I have a tablet which should have 8gb of internal memory but the problem is that it have divided ...
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partition on flash storage via ADB shell

I want to make a FAT 32 partition on unmontable flash because I did something wrong that I can get mount agaim the internal SD of my tablet. So I start with (in ubuntu environment) adb shell cd ...
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Overlapping data and sdcard partitions; no USB access

After making some incredibly clumsy choices in TWRP v2.8.6.0, my Xiaomi MI2S can no longer mount /sdcard when booting into the system. Storage information shows that the system spans all of the ...
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My internal Storage is being divided. [Insufficient Storage]

And this makes my tablet instal all apps on the partition that keeps the OS. Which is only 1 Gb big. The other Partition is 13 Gb but doesn't get any of the big files. No matter what I tried I can't ...
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Samsung Galaxy s3 will not factory reset - data partition corrupted

I have a galaxy s3 and it was working seemingly fine (other than I needed to delete some things soon because I was running out of storage space.) It was sitting down untouched and restarted and booted ...
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AParted partion re-do?

Can I re-size or adjust the size of the partitions that I made? Or do I need to just start over from scratch? I went through the process correctly several months back and now I would like to adjust ...
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Editing fstab to mount /data from a different partition

Is it possible to edit the fstab to mount /data, /cache etc. from a different partition on the a.internal memory? b.external sdcard? Details: The default partition for /data and /cache are too small ...
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Cm12.1 Thinks My Apps Storage Is 1Gb Where It Should Be 3Gb

Hello and please bear with me, I did read the insufficient-memory tag and other related posts and couldn't find something that seems to explain my particular problem. In my device I get "Storage ...
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Phone into boot-loop after flashing custom kernel; unable to mount /data and /sdcard from CWM

My Elephone P8000 was running Eragon 5.5 fine. Then I wanted to flash visi0nary's kernel (_1014), so I used the method described (fastboot flash ...), and when I rebooted the phone, it just kept into ...
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Increasing Partition Size using gparted on Android Tablet

I have a Projector Tablet running android 4.2 on an Actions gs702a (Full AOSP on Leopard SoC). The partitions for system, data and cache made by the manufacturer are too small for my needs (and I've ...
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What is the point of separating the kernel and the rest of the operating system?

With all of the Android devices that I've seen, the Linux kernel and the initial RAM disk are placed in (the poorly named) boot.img and the rest of the operating system is placed in system.img or ...
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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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I've lost my storage to update the phone Android

yesterday update the phone of a friend by clicking on software updates. The phone is a Cubot s308 and the update version is v6_cq_4137c_v0.1.3_20150721 (4.4 Android). After upgrading to pass to have ...
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Link2SD Linked App Disappear After Reboot

I've used Link2SD for two years. Today, my phone (Sony Xperia M, Android 4.1.2) is not responding, and I think it is normal. I reboot it, but, after reboot, all my apps that are linked to the SD card ...
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Shell with su cannot remount /sytstem. adb can.

I am trying to mount the /system file partition in Android as rw. I have ro.insecure=0 in my default.prop. I have su installed and working correctly. I can remount the file system using 'adb remount' ...
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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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How to increase app storage in Micromax A110Q (MTK6589 chipset)?

I'm using a Micromax A110Q (Canvas 2 Plus) which comes with MTK6589 chipset. It has 4GB ROM where 1.48GB is for app storage, 1.03GB for internal SD card and the rest for Cache and others. I need a ...
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Can I repartition the internal storage? [duplicate]

I have a phone with an SD card slot. The internal storage is partitioned into two such that if I go to Settings >> Storage it shows 3 storage areas: Phone Storage , Internal SD and External SD. I ...
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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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How can I symlink /data mount point to preseve it on reboot?

There is a link under /emmc@usrdata which points to the emmc data partition which is /dev/block/mmcblk0p7 (which is small). I have created a 4GB EXT4 formatted second partition on SD card, which is ...
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What is the real used space on data partition of my phone?

When selecting data partition on my phone (HTC One M8), TWRP says it's going to back up 5448 Mb. But 'df' command says there are 8319 Mb used from 10934 total. And ES Explorer displays the size of ...
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Corrupted or Fully Damaged, DEAD SD-Card? and what to do?

I just recently tried to play music, then suddenly music app stopped working and my phone had a hard time from not responding, I restart it and after about 4-6 minutes it came up with everything not ...
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fdisk dev/block/mmcblk0 not showing partitions inside

when I use adb from recovery mode, fdisk only shows: Command (m for help): p Disk dev/block/mmcblk0: 15.7 GB, 15758000128 bytes 1 heads, 16 sectors/track, 1923584 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16 ...
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CWM - Can I make CWM mount a different External SD Card Partition - LG e400f

As stated in the title I want to be able to mount my SD cards 3rd Partition, this is because that is were all my files are and I would like to be able to backup to this partition. Phone: LG e400f ...
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Access Android System Partition from Linux

What is the best way to access the Android system partition via USB of any device with Linux (not rooted device) Need to change some files in the system folders...
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How to modify appsbl

I want to modify the appsbl partition for my device, I know the danger but I want to learn how to unpack and repack it. What method and tools can I use ?
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Problem of lack of storage space in the system storage

Partitioning LG Optimus L3 E405F, i need space in system storage to download applications from google play. My device is LG Optimus L3 E405F. System storage: I think 220-odd MB Internal Storage: ...
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Moto G XT1039: Random reboots to bootloader with “failed to initialize partition table” message

I have a Moto G 4g (peregrine XT1039), which in every one or two days reboots to bootloader with "Fastboot reason: failed to initialize partition table", see Image(1). In Image(2), you can also see ...
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how to mount emmc partition using adb

Yesterday, I tried to root my Micromax Unite 2 smartphone. I followed this tutorial. Before flashing the zip files I had the latest Android Lollipop installed. I flashed all the zip using the sp ...
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How to restore the IMEI number on the Samsung Galaxy S4 I9505? (IMEI=Unknown, Baseband=Unknown, Sim Card Not Detected)

Information: Hello, I lost my IMEI number on my Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505 today and I would like to restore my original IMEI back to my phone. I still have my original IMEI of my phone written down. ...
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Micromax A120 softbricked after using a repartition app

I have a Micromax A120 with stock Kitkat. I rooted it and used "mprio repartition" app to increase the app installation space and the screen displayed: Partition is ready please boot into ...
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mtk6582 repartitioning

i have Wiko Getaway with mt6582 chipset times ago i used HK ROM EDITOR to increase my /data partition i increased it and now my /data is 13gb but my internal storage is 0 and cant be mounted cause of ...
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Have created partitions on my SD card and used Link2SD..Still says I have no room for Facebook

I have an LG D500 Optimus F6. Everything seems to work. I've downloaded other apps from Play Store. Can't download Facebook for some reason; it's 31.69MB. My phone says I have 789MB free. I clearly ...
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How to resize Prestigio PAP4044Duo's partitions?

I have a Prestigio PAP4044Duo with 4.1.1 Android on it. It has a Internal Memory of 786MB + Internal Memory Card of 1.77 GB. Since all the applications are stored in the Internal Memory I'm running ...
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Mount /system and /data partition of an android phone in Windows/Linux

How can I mount the /system and /data partition of an Android Phone via USB on a computer? It will need to work with Windows and Linux. I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 with CyanogenMod 12 and working ADB. ...
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Remount /system rw

i'm new here, so i apologize in advance if this is a n00bish question: how could one remount /system (or any partition, for that matter) in rw and allow suid on a booted system via ADB wifi? here's ...
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Cannot read Android Partition Image created using ADB

I am currently working on a Mobile Forensics demonstration for my college's computer science capstone. For this demonstration I have been trying to create a partition image of the an old Droid x2 user ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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Can't access external SD Card in TWRP after Link2SD

Ever since I partitioned my SD card for Link2SD, TWRP has been unable to read it. CyanogenMod 12.1 views it fine, but TWRP just shows the card as being 0MB, and freezes when you try to select it. Is ...
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How does SIM unlocking work under the hood?

I know what SIM unlocking is and how to do it, but my question is how does SIM unlocking work under the hood? What is actually going on that prevents me from just popping another carriers SIM in ...
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eMMC partitions corrupted

I flashed SailFish OS port for my device (HTC Desire z(Vision),S-OFF, rooted), after that recovery(TWRP 2.6.3.0) showed me that it couldn't mount /system and /data partitions and reported no OS ...
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Phone won't recognize FAT32 SD card partition?

I own a Xperia L C2014 with Android 4.2. When I used AParted (to get 2 partitions, a FAT32 for files and a EXT4 for Link2SD) it did not recognize the FAT32 partition at all. The SD card is working ...