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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remount writable by all users?

I want to remount a read-only partition in read-write mode, but I want it to be writable for all users. So far I've got this: mount -o bind /someplace /someplace_else mount -o remount rw ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to plug a thumbdrive / portable harddisk that have multiple partitions to a tablet

Is it possible to plug a thumbdrive / portable harddisk that have multiple partitions to a tablet (any generic tablet or tablets in general) or there is a need to use a Apps to perform such actions?
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Internal hard disk partitions (sda2) not showing in android system

I have a x86 system (Asus Eee Pc)having hard disk of 232 GB, in which 4 GB allocated for Android and rest I don't know where it is gone. If I open super user and running this command in android ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...