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

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Resize /system partition of Galaxy S4 Mini

I have a Samsung S4 Mini GT-i9195 and recently I've updated it to CyanogenMod 13, it was stuck on Android 4.4. The /system partition has 1.5GB and it was full with the stock ROM. After updating to ...
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Link2SD, I can not play movies or music from the first partition

I have a tablet (Archos 101d Neon) with Kitkat 4.4.2 installed. I want to move my apps to the SD card. I rooted the Tablet (Kingroot), partitioned the SD card (first partition FAT32, second ext4) and ...
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My SD card is missing 2 GB of space

i have a 16 GB samsung SD card (~14.8 GB of usable space). As i have a rooted phone, i tried to partition my SD card into a 2GB ext4 and rest as the FAT16 partition, using MiniTool Partition wizard. ...
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Android N Flashing, (FAILED: Remote Size Too Big) How to increase partition size?

So im trying to flash my phone to Android N. Im going to be manually flashing each img file, however when I use the fastboot flash bootloader (location).img. It gives me this error: target reported ...
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Link2sd, partition unmounted itself, can't mount back

I have Sony Xperia M2 (D2303), and i have had Link2sd for quite some time. A while back I created a partition in Minitool and mounted it as ext4 in Link2sd. Sometimes it crashed, but usually waiting ...
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Purpose of the “persist” partition

There are a lot of posts on the internet on how to fix or restore, but not many about what it is for or what is stored on it. What gets stored on it? Does the SIM unlock code go there? Or are values ...
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Basic question about flashing nandroid backups

I want to know that when we flash specific partition images (say system.img, data.img, cache.img, etc.), then how does the software know where exactly to put those partition bytes? For example, if I ...
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Android storage , where did my 2GB go?

I have an Android phone and trying to understand how it deals with disk space. When I connect my phone to my computer via USB, I can see that I have: * internal storage space (1.8GB) * SD card (16GB) ...
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Partitioning SD card on Android phone

I have a 32GB SD card which I want to have it partitioned. I'm having the hardest time finding any apps that work or any tutorials. Can anyone please help me out with this?
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How to find out sd card partition in dev/block?

In order to mount an ext4-formated sd card in Android I followed this guide. In the bash script msd2.sh is followking command: mount -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk1p1 /storage/extSdCard && sleep ...
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Android won't mount SD card after using link2sd

I'm extremely inexperienced when it comes to using link2sd but my basic understanding before using it was this: I partition my 16GB SD card to FAT32 (about 12GB) and Ext2(about 4GB), link2sd uses the ...
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How to resize the /data F2FS partition

I've wiped all partitions from my Motorola XT1040 with the TWRP recovery, and installed Cyanogen 13 on it. Then I run into problems when trying to enable Encryption. The phone just restarts and ...
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Do most Android device use GPT as their partitioning scheme?

There is much talk of Android partitions that can be found with Google. Sometimes I can find references to GPT in documentation for mobile processors or on XDA Developers (where I have learned that ...
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Multiple partitions on sdcard (fat, exfat) on Android?

How is Android supposed to handle multiple partitions on an extern sd card? As an experiment, I took a 64 GB SDXC card, looked at it in Gparted, it turns out it is exfat formatted, with some amount ...
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Is there an internal algorithm for calculating UUIDs of a flash filesystem?

I've been doing some experimenting with a MicroSD card formatted as ExFAT and have come across something that perplexes me. It seems that my new Android phone mounts the MicroSD card as /storage/[...
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Creating a multipartition bootable SDcard manually

I'm trying to create a bootable sd card for an embedded board from Android images for various partitions (bootloader.imx, boot.img, recovery.img, and so on). Each of these images has to be written to ...
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TWRP can not find partitions

I had installed CWM recovery and used it to restore previous rom once and now I installed TWRP recovery (and I hope it replaced CWM because I used Odin3 to install both of them). Now I need to create ...
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Lenovo Tab 2 Partition Layout

I own a Lenovo Tab 2 A7-20f. When I try cat /proc/emmc: partno: start_sect nr_sects partition_name emmc_p1: 00000400 00000002 "ebr1" emmc_p2: 00004800 00005000 "protect_f" emmc_p3: 00009800 ...
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ADB pull error: remote object '/dev/block/mmcblk0p24' not a file or directory [duplicate]

I'm trying to pull the partition /dev/block/mmcblk0 directly to my Windows PC, following the instructions from: How to pull mmcblk0 to a windows pc? while the phone is in TWRP, using the command: adb ...
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Link2SD: mounting /dev/block/vold/179:66 on /data/sdext2 failed: No such file or directory

I am using a rooted Xperia Z5 Compact E5823 with the latest stock Android 6.0 ROM. I am trying to use a 2nd partition with Link2SD but so far I always get the same "No such file or directory"-error: ...
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Bricked Nexus 7 in Recovery Mode

I have a Nexus 7 2012 grouper in recovery mode (TWRP). I have wiped the /system /cache and /data partitions and believe it has wiped the /boot partition. When I go to file manager, it says the /boot ...
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How do I resize internal storage of an Android Studio AVD image that's stuck at 200MB?

When I try to resize the internal storage partition size in AVD (Android Virtual Device) manager to anything larger than 200MB, the darn thing stays at 200MB. This mounts to /data directory. The ...
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Internal partitions messed up

So, I got a "little" problem, it started a few days ago, I woke up and my device was overheated and stuck in the bootlogo, I went to the Philz Recovery but it started with an startup error about the ...
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How to use “nvflash” to make new partition?

days ago i made a new partition table by using "adb shell(parted)". And now even recovery and "fastboot" both are missing. But it can connection to my computer and i am thinking maybe i can use "apx ...
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Resizing /System Partition on Galaxy S2

I am trying to resize my /system partition on my Galaxy S2 and as soon as I partition /system using various sizes I lose all of the mobile data connectivity & IEMI number is invalid (missing) ...
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Malicious hidden in root partition

Hello everyone :) excuse me for creating a new thread but i couldnt find any info on this matter. As a gift, my parents brought Samsung galaxy s4 from someone i dont trust who sells it. I factory ...
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How can I check second partition of SD card is of which type ex2, ext3 or ext4?

I have partitioned memory card,but I forgot my second partition type I had selected at the time of partitioning memory card.One partition is of FAT32. I want to know my another partition is of ext2,...
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Can't mount /data, /cache, and /sdcard

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 2, (device ID is 2014813) and there is a serious problem going on with it. This morning the phone "greeted" me with a text, saying that the full encryption was unsuccessful, and ...
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Resize data partition

I have a Lenovo K30-W, and I installed a ROM designed for Lenovo A6000, which is virtually identical except for the smaller internal storage (16GB vs 8GB). I am happy with the ROM, but my partitions ...
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I/O errors opening files in data partition

I'm trying to repair a Moto G (XT1008, unlocked) device. When booting normally, the motorola splash finishes and the android desktop shows up for one second, then a bunch of pop ups show up informing ...
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Cannot mount mtdblock partition

I'm trying to mount the boot partition of a tablet with MTD partitions. This is the output of cat /proc/mtd: root@android:/ # cat /proc/mtd dev: size erasesize name mtd0: 00400000 00004000 "...
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sd card partition align to: MB or Cylinder?

I planning to partition my sd card. There's an option "partition align to: MB or Cylinder" Which one should I choose?
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SD card partitioning confusion

I don't get this statement: Choose "File System: ext2" if you plan to use App2SD for app storage, or choose "File System: swap" if you plan to use a swap file to extend your Android's RAM using the ...
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Can we explains android terms with its analog with PC

I am familiar with computer. With computer we have BIOS. BIOS is something like memory and hard disk. It's attached to motherboard straight. It's for all practical purpose is like hard disk. When we ...
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Backup recovery with dd on SM-G800F

How can I backup my Recovery image with the dd command? I have the PIT file, where recovery is listed as: --- Entry #12 --- Binary Type: 0 (AP) Device Type: 2 (MMC) Identifier: 10 Attributes: 5 (Read/...
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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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Why are there so many duplicates on my phone after using Link2SD

I have noticed that the internal storage of my tablet is filling up even though I have tried to link as many of the apps as possible to the SD card using Link2sd. I did a quick search for duplicates ...
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Link2sd showing app on sd but it is not

I have a query regarding the way Link2sd is supposed to work. I came across this today. As the screenshots show when entering the Link2sd app. The app is supposed to be linked to the sd card, but, if ...
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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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Problems with partition table

I have a Prestigio 5044 Duo (PAP5044) with MTK6589. Basically, what I was trying to do was to resize /data partition, beacause it was only about 950Mb, by shrinking Internal SD card (/emmc) partition. ...
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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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partition on flash storage via ADB shell

I want to make a FAT 32 partition on unmontable flash because I did something wrong that I can get mount agaim the internal SD of my tablet. So I start with (in ubuntu environment) adb shell cd ./dev/...
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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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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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Editing fstab to mount /data from a different partition

Is it possible to edit the fstab to mount /data, /cache etc. from a different partition on the a.internal memory? b.external sdcard? Details: The default partition for /data and /cache are too small ...
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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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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 ...