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

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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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Partitioned sdcard not working with link2sd

I have a 4GB SD card which is partitioned into 3GB and 1GB (Well it's not 1GB it's approx. 750 MB) (I used it through my phone 'cause i didn't have a reader and i used mini tool partition wizard) then ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Link2SD working issues

I have installed the Link2SD application on my Samsung Galaxy Ace, everything is in place, now I dont understand how it works. I have allotted 1GB of space to my second ext3 partition, I have 2 ...
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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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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 ...
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Link2SD error- “mount: Operation not supported on transparent endpoint”

So I just rooted my Concord II, and installed Link2SD. I partitioned my SD card with MiniTool, and made a Fat32 and a ext2, both primary. But when after opening Link2SD and giving it root access, it ...
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ext2 partition on embedded storage

I need a non-journaling filesystem partition on my main storage. I've never done any partitioning, and android's limited unix kernel is making it extra hard. Can anyone please guide me on how to ...
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I need partitions of HTC 516 desire dual sim

After i root my HTC 516 dual sim , install swap partition program. By mistake did something in the internal memory. Now the phone is dead!!! The only thing i have , i can reach partitions of ...
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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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Problem in wiping cache partition?

I'm a moto g first gen user on 5.0.2 and I want to clear my cache. I've done it before on kitkat, and I've had no problem. But now, I'm having a problem. After pressing the volume down and power ...
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Transfer root to SDcard with switch_root didn't work

I'm trying to install Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to one external sd card. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian ...
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htc 516 dual sim doesnt boot. black screen. HELP!

Yesterday i was able to root my HTC 516 dual sim. i decided to use my swap partition that i created on my sd card. installed app "Memory Swap" . it asked me to use the partition mmcblck1p2 or ...
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Adding partition to image file of an adnroid

I have an image file of an android. I want to add a partition to this Image without deleting the existing data. I tried to do it with mkpart but all the data deleted. Thanks,
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On S3 Mini, Heimdall ERROR: Partition “RECOVERY” does not exist in the specified PIT

Following this guide for Samsung S3 Mini to install recovery: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_i9300 Started up in download mode connected USB in Terminal (Linux user), typed in ...
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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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Clone partitons from devices

I have 2 devices-the first with 20 partition and the second is with one big partition. I want to clone a specific partition (contet + data) from device 1 to device 2. How can i do this? how I create ...
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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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Can almost empty system partitions be shrinked?

The first four partitions take up 422.7 megabytes each, despite every single one doesn't have even one megabyte of content. Does this mean that this space is wasted? Can these partitions be reduced, ...
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Using parted with Resize

I am trying to shrink\increase my partition in my android phone. For this question for example I have 44 partition over all and i want to re size partition 24: For this I have a few question: If I ...
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How can I view the Android internal partition table?

I've rooted my device, put it in recovery mode, and have linked it to PC by adb shell. How can I view the list of storage devices and partitions? Note: fdisk doesn't work.
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Is it possible to re-partition internal memory for just sdcard in place?

So I have been playing around with my android tablet and I have come to the realization I know just enough about what I am doing to be extremely dangerous, so I figured I should stop and get ...
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My android partions are in a jam

On cwm I selected wipe cache, however it froze at the very moment. Now my cache is uncountable. when I use parter to list my partions all of the partitions are fine except cache, it doesn't show the ...
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ROMManager does not backup my sd-ext

I am using rooted LG P500 running stock 2.3.3. Recently I partitioned my SD card using ROMManager in to three partitions (swap, ext and usb storage). I checked with Mini Partition Tool and understood ...
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How to mount an ext3 partition from an external sd card on android

I'm trying to run Debian on the Android 4.4 (modded with cyanogenmod) that's installed on my nexus 10 to external sdcard. I'm reading this tutorial : http://whiteboard.ping.se/Android/Debian I've ...
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Obtaining partition table GPT

I have a bricked Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG. How can i do re-partition for this device? How to determine these sizes ? This gpt is for Asus Zenfone 5, and is flash-able to padfone, but end up with stuck ...
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Messed up my partition table on nexus 7

OK some background here. I was running CM 11 nightly on Nexus 7 (2013) and had encrypted my device. Today i decided to flash my device to CM12 and hence went into recovery. When I tried to do a clean ...
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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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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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How do app updates work if the system partition is read only?

I have a Android phone (Samsung). It comes with a whole bunch of pre-installed stock apps. Q1: Is it correct that these stock apps are stored in the read-only partition /system? Since getting the ...
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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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SD card partitioning? why? how?

I am going to install cm7 and it seems to me that is 'good' to partition my SD card. I did some reading but I am not sure if ext partition will become accessible as mass storage when an Android phone ...
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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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Does the sd-ext partition get wiped out after flashing a different ROM?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace using its official CyanogenMod build. I wanted to try this MIUI ROM for a change: http://forums.miui.us/showthread.php?22816-ROM-MIUI-us-2-8-3-for-galaxy-ace Everything ...
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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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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 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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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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Fastboot cannot flash recovery partition [duplicate]

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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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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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 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 ...