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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I repartition the internal storage?

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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Minimum micro SD size

Whats the minimum Micro SD card size that my phone HTC Explorer can detect? I used a 2GB card, partitioned it into two sizes, 1GB - ext4 logical & 700+ MB as primary Fat32 ( the default that it ...
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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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Access Android System Partition from Windows

Need offline access to change some files in system partition... What is the best way to access the Android system partition via USB of any device with Windows (not rooted device)