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

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Backup app (Clash of Clans) data from the system partition; monitor app write activities

Yes, I know I can backup my village via google+; yes, I've tried that before; no, it didn't work for me the several times I did it and I don't want to do that again. I've also used the Titanium Backup ...
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Resizing the /data partition (rooted)

My app market (Google Play) has a problem. I can't install any apps on my phone (Lenovo, rooted) because of "There isn't enough space in the disk", but actually there is. After asking a friend, I ...
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Xperia Z3 DRM Restore

I unlocked my Xperia Z3 without read risks (I'm in shame). Now I can't update phone with Sony Bridge, also read that I lost DRM licences. So If some of my friends who has Z3 and still have bootlock, ...
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How to list all major partitions with their labels?

I want to figure out all partitions on my device together with their resp. mount points or labels (i.e. to know which partition is holding system, recovery, boot, etc.). This needs to be device ...
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How to partition the Internal SD Card using CWM Recovery?

How to partition the Internal SD Card using CWM Recovery to use with link2sd. I am using Sony Xperia SL.
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Fastboot cannot flash recovery partition

I recently tried to upload a recovery to my Tracer Oxygen GS 3, but now it starts up, shows the Tracer logo and reboots the phone. I can enter into fastboot and flash system, chache, boot, and ...
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All partitions wiped, USB Debugging was not enabled, ADB and fastboot can not see Nexus 5

I got my shiny new Nexus 5 a couple of weeks ago and decided i wanted to root. I rooted using fastboot on my Ubuntu box. I then installed MultiRom and from there I installed Ubuntu touch. ...
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How to restore an image of android partition from my linux PC

I created an image of my flash disk of my Nexus 4 as described in this question by doing # adb pull /dev/block/mmcblk0 mmcblk0.img The image is fully functional but I would like to push this image ...
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Bricked my TF300T: How to re-partition internal storage to get it back?

I upgraded to Katkiss's Android 5.0 image. It was nice but in reading I saw I could use the F2FS file system to prevent slowdown from normal usage. So I went to format /data thinking that would give ...
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Move apps and its data to another internal partition

I have Lenovo A706 with 4GB Internal Storage, but it's split into 2 partitions. I already rooted my Android and moved several apps to another partition using Link2SD, but some of its data is still ...
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How to resize partitions when /system isn't mounted in recovery

I have a Runbo X5-King phone which is manufactured by a small Chinese company. I need to shrink /system and expand /data. All tutorials I can find online say to run fdisk in recovery, but the problem ...
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When and how is /data mounted?

I am exploring a bit on my Android device and I can't seem to figure out when /data is mounted. My first guess what it'd be in /init.rc, and while that file creates the /data directory, it doesn't ...
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Extracting code from lk.bin (little kernel binary file) & preloader.bin - MTK6572, mediatek

This is a changed question from the original, since nobody seemed to have answered, found most of the answer on my own. As stated before, wanted to fix my userdata and fat area blocks after hacking ...
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How to fix a ZTE Score after multiple adjustments

I have recently downloaded Link2SD and made another partition to get more app space and it worked. Even recently, I made a 2nd partition to see if I could create more space, but then when I rebooted, ...
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LG P760, insufficient disk space, help please

I have an LG P760 updated to the latest available by LG version. The last couple of days I cannot update the installed apps with the known error of insufficient disk space, although it was supposed ...
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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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FastBoot recovery failed: partition 'recovery' not support flash

My mobile is Lenovo S920 running official Android OS 4.4.2. I am trying to install cwm recovery through fastboot. I tried executing the command fastboot flash recovery recovery.img But I am ...
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Android formating program screwed up sdcard

I've been reading this issue from many people, mostly from those who were using their SDCARDS in an android phone. Same issue with me, installed a partition program that installed Linux on the card ...
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Resize /system partition of Galaxy S 2

I need to increase the size of my Galaxy S 2's /system partition from 503.4MB to... Well, anything possible. The (main) reason why I want to do this is because I want to install GApps 20140606, which ...
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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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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?