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

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How to partition SD card on Android 4.1.1 using Linux?

Hi I have a HTC Desire X and this device has a SD CARD with 16 Gb. I want to extend my memory using Link2D. I read I have to make partitions on my SD Card. The problem is that I do not know how. If I ...
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How to browse Android mounts like /system on a PC?

I know that AndroidCommander works but its site is offline so I can only download version for windoze. I ALSO want to do this if possible the other way round too (access PC files in Android not only ...
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How to add secondary patition on sd card to internal memory?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 which I have rooted. I have partitioned my 8GB class 10 SD card to have two partitions on it using AParted: A 2GB FAT32 secondary partition. The rest of the SD ...
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Format 64Gb SD without cardreader

I've installed CM11 on my Sprint Note II, and that thing suddenly won't recognize my external 64Gb SD (whereas stock ROM used to). I've googled - seems I need to fix the partition. I've tried ...
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first sd partition ntfs?

I have my sd-card partitioned with the first partition being FAT32 and the second ext2,3 or 4 to use with link2sd. I am wondering though: my linux install can't recognize the fat32 partition so I ...
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How to create a custom partition? (Not related to the SDCARD)

I am trying to figure out ways to create a new partition additionally to the standard ones, like system, boot or data. As the title indicates, my intention is not to create an ext4 partition inside ...
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Andriod device rebooting constantly

Because of processes stoped working and fixing them was taking too long with 0 rezults I tryed to reset it to factory settings but that didn't work so I also wiped the cache and media patitions and ...
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Informations about LG G2 partitions + broken download mode

could i ask you for some informations about LG G2 (i my case D802 32GB) partitions? could you you tell me purpose/description of sbl1, aboot, rpm, tz partitions at least please? (I will be glad for ...
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Increase the DATA partition size on Galaxy S2

I have a Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S2) with a data partition of size 2GB. How can I increase it to say 6gb? I tried looking up online but was unable to find a specific and targeted guide to do it. Any ...
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Why is checking Android filesystem possibly harmful?

I just had an idea to do a filesystem check of all Android partitions when I noticed there is an option to do that for /data /system /cache in STweaks app (which comes also with Dorimanx Kernel) but ...
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Making use of the 2nd Partition on SD card (Link2SD)?

I don't know if I am just being stupid here or if I have infact gone wrong somewhere. Basically. I followed the usual steps for using an SD card as App storage. Connected 2GB Micro SD via a Card ...
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Repartitioning Internal Memory of Android Device

How can I repartition my device such that the storage for device internal usage (i.e application storage or internal memory) can be increased in lieu of decreasing the User available memory. ...
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How to permamently change partition attributes?

I've a rooted phone. I want /system partition to be rw on every boot. Partition's attribues are defined in /fstab.<model_name> file. It seems that this file gets restored to the original version ...
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Splitting Android partitions

Assuming I've a rooted phone, how can I split my /data partition into two partitions? I'd like to have multiple smaller partitions, instead of a single big one.
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Unlock Bootloader

Has anyone as of yet figured out how to unlock the bootloader on A Cricket Kyocera Hydro C5171? I really would love to know how if it's been done yet. Thank you.
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If I upgrade from Android 2.x to Android 4.x should I re-partition to make use of MTP?

Original article: Please explain the android partition structure to me? This partitioning scheme as become somewhat less common since Android migrated to Media Transfer Protocol for providing ...
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Please explain the android partition structure to me?

I've tried finding the answer myself, but everything that I am able to see seems to miss out the really basic first steps. Here's my logic: FIRST Look at the phone's specification. Lets say Samsung ...
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Mounting ext2 sdcard partition causes I/O errors

So I am attempting to mount an ext2 partition on a pen drive to a tablet I have, the actually mount is done with: adb shell "mount -t ext2 /dev/block/sdb /mnt/ubuntu" This works fine and ubuntu is ...
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Prestigio MultiPhone 5430 and nonexistant boot/recovery partitions

I've got the Prestigio MultiPhone 5430. It's built on Intel Medfield platform. The phone isn't popular as it was released about 6-7 months ago. Because (as far as I know) nobody before me has tried ...
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External Storage Vs. Internal Storage: Usage and Purpose

I bought my phone since Christmas eve and when I checked my phone spec, my internal memory storage size is 4GB or 4GB ROM. (See details) My model is a brand from Philippines, Starmobile Crystal. When ...
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I have put custom rom the myth in phone is there a way i could put cynogenmod on my phone also I want to unpartition my memory card

I have rooted the phone and then put THE MYTH custom rom for which I have partitioned my memory card. Is there a way I could unpartition my memory card and put cynogenmod rom on my samsung galaxy ...
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Odin - flash only /system partition

Tablet Samsung Galaxy Note, already rooted with CF_Auto_root using Odin. I'm trying to make a custom /system partition. Only preinstall 2 apps and one native binary. Can I do that using odin? I ...
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Partition mounting on Android

On linux, "/etc/fstab" contains the directives how a partition should be mounted (fs type, flags etc.). On Android how it is determined? On my Nexus 7, I see a file called "fstab.flo" in "/" which ...
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Data Recovery - Is the internal sd-card part of /data (gs4)?

On every other phone I have owned (with CWM recovery) when I did a factory reset, it left my (internal) SD card contents intact. I wasn't thinking and did a factory reset and deleted everything. As ...
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Swap partitions on android?

I just installed AParted on CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.4,Kernel version 2.6.32.9-FXP) and was trying to partition my SD Card to extend internal memory. Anyway, I found that it can make swap ...
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Questions about Link2SD and SD card partitioning

I have a Samsung S3 mini, no support for SD cards so i had to root it, and install Link2SD, spent the last 3 days hacking my phone making it better. But i have questions, in all the tutorials ...
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How to find the pathname of the swap partition on SD card?

As this warns, you should not enable swap on the wrong partition or you can destroy your phone: OK before we go any further! previous phones had a partition layout where mmcblck0 was the SDcard ...
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Link2SD - Lost first SD partition

I've been running Link2SD on a year or so with no issues. I use an 16GB SD card with a 1GB second partition. I have most of my stuff linked to SD, but a few apps I just left on the first SD card ...
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Internal storage missing: Nexus 7 16G down to 5.8G TOTAL

My Nexus 7 now believes it has only 5G internal storage. It's shown in storage properties. I noticed it after factory reset, and then a 4.3 update (I remember getting 4.3 OTA update twice, is it ...
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What's the maximum size for a second partition for moving Apps to a SD card?

What's the maximum size for a 2nd. primary partition that can be used for App2SD? Specs: 32GB microSD + 4.1.2 JB + LG Optimus L5
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Flashing new rom, are old files deleted or hidden?

I'm not sure whether I'm doing something wrong or it's something normal. I had CM9 on my Galaxy s3 and decided to try another rom (Paranoid). I didn't like the new one I installed and downloaded ...
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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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How to see which partitions are mounted?

I want to see if every partition is mounted correctly on my devices; in particular I want to see if the /proc gets auto-mounted. How can I see this?
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/data partition corrupted?

I have a Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 running CM 10.1 which was installed about a month back. Yesterday my phone suddenly crashed and after rebooting it got stuck in a boot loop. I tried wiping the cache and ...
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Android 4.2 “Partition…has a different major than its disk!” error in logcat

I'm using a Samsung i9100 running Android 4.2.2 via sentinelrom_v4_75_i9100. No changes to the kernel outside what came with that ROM. I've tried encrypting a number of different 4.2.2 ROMs and ...
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Backup Link2sd ext4 partition, resize it and restore

I have messed the ext4 partition resizing it with Gparted, it still works but shows the old size and Link2sd doesn't seem to be able to link all the pieces. I was wondering if I could backup the ...
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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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Android Music Player is not detecting Music files

I copied music files from my computer to my Galaxy Nexus phone, using the command adb push Music /sdcard/Music/, and the stock Android music player is not detecting these files (while others do). I'm ...
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nexus S partition scheme, can it be changed?

planning on moving from the Nexus One to the S. the only thing I don't like about the S is the 512ram and the 1GB for apps. I tried to search forums, but found nothing relevant about this quesiton: ...
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How can I fix my corrupted /data partition?

The following happened. I have a Galaxy Mini Plus (S5570I) running Android 2.3.6 which I've been using without problems so far. Recently, I've installed an APK (Opera Beta), which somehow caused the ...
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Losing partition on sd card

I have a 2GB sd card that I have partitioned with minitool partition wizard, Easus partition master and Gparted. Each time I create a 1.5GB fat16 partition set as primary and a 370MB ext2 partition ...
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Do I need to wipe anything before restoring a full nandroid backup?

I'm used to wiping everything when installing a new ROM, but I would like to know if a nandroid restore automatically wipes out the partitions it is recovering. When I run a restore, I see some ...
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how to lower boot up time? (many apps 122, rooted device)

[old subject: link2sd not mounting second partition, "quick restart" fails too] [IMPORTANT: boot time took 20 minutes, see at the end...] My phone suddenly reboot (while I was ...
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how to detect filesystem type of umounted partition?

these commands wont work: fdisk -l #outputs nothing... su; fdisk -l #nothing.. sudo fdisk -l #sudo not found... parted -l #parted not found... is there any app that shows that easly? EDIT: for now ...
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Format SD card after playing with fdisk (No card reader)

After playing with partitioning using FDISK (from busybox) i finished and now i want to format it back to whatever is usable under Android. Using same FDISK via Android console i deleted all ...
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Android Device Partitions

I understand how partitions work on a harddisk, also how to use programs to create, change, delete these partitions. I am using also Android for quite some time - but never really tried to go very ...
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Creating App and Swap partition for Android

I have got Karbonn A5+. I dont know how much ROM, RAM it exactly have. When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Application it shows 191MB used, 11MB free. But, when I open Advanced Task Killer, ...
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Why can't all rooted phones be unlocked?

I enjoy modding my phone with custom roms, kernel patches, and custom bootloaders. I know that the bootloader/recovery can be overwritten, as can pretty much any partition that exists on the phone. ...
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SD Card Multiple partitions USB access

I want to split my SD cart in 2 partitions: one for android, and one containing a bootable OS used from computers through USB or by inserting in card readers. I can't access the second partition from ...