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SD card encryption

The way Android goes about encrypting data on SD cards is vague to me. I've read about ASEC files, OBB files, /data/misc/systemkeys/AppsOnSD.sks, and keystores. I know that keys used to encrypt SD ...
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“Unable to move apps to SD Card” error

Huawei Honor 4X and Kingston SD card with 8 GB. I've been using these since a while, but suddenly one fine day Out of nowhere I've encountered with weird problem saying "Unable to move apps to SD ...
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I cant find my files on sdcard!

So, i want to transfer pics from my phone to pc(i have sony xperia e3), but when i connect it via usb and go in sd card i cant find all of them and when i go to file manager on my phone and go to ...
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SD card problem

I am using Huawei Honor Holly phone with 16 GB internal storage. Today I inserted 8 GB micro SD card and all my apps' data was lost. For example all the downloaded eBooks on my Amazon kindle app were ...
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Is there any way to make a perfect clone of an sd card on android?

I have a microsd card and the only microsd port I own is in my G4. I need to clone a hidden partition of the microsd card onto a larger one. Is this possible?
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Why apps move from SD card to phone memory after upgrade and how to avoid it?

After upgrade of any app - apps move back from SD Card to phone memory. After that, to save phone memory, I have to move upgraded app back to SD card. Is any possibility to avoid this because it is ...
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Why do I keep getting “not enough storage space”

I have an LG Stylo with a 32gb SD card, which is supported on my phone, and I have 29gb free. I try to move an app of any size and I am told there is not enough space. One or two apps move, but the ...
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How to a app to SD card?

I want to move a app to SD card from phone storage as I want some free space on phone. I tried going in app info, there is option for "move to phone storage"(not SD card)....Also when I tried that ...
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Apps moved to SD-Card can not be launched

I use Nokia XL. I tried moving apps to my SD Card and they report, App not installed when I try to open them. I've restarted the phone but it didn't help. I've changed my launcher which also didn't ...
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How to Store BTsync Data Files in SD Card?

The new BTsync 2.3 advertises that it has the feature of storing in the SD card of your Android >=5.0. However, I cannot find such a setting in Settings of the application. There are two options ...
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How to actually merge/join the internal storage and external SD card!

I have a 30 Gig external SD card in my LG 9 phone. I am trying to merge/join the SD card with the internal storage so when i save ANYTHING on my phone whether it be an app (including updates), a song, ...
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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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issues after inserting 16 gb memory card

I have been using a Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 ph with 8 gb internal memory and 2 gb external sd card. Recently i got a 16gb samsung memory card space problems. Since i have started using my phone with ...
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Using SD-Card as internal memory, but how?

I am confused, I installed today the Marshmallow update on my HTC One m8. I knew that there is a feature to use my SD card as internal memory and I was awaiting this feature. I did what I expected ...
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Rooted Xperia Z2 won't read memory card

Yesterday I connected my phone in mass storage mode to copy photos off the external microSD card and ejected it properly from Windows before disconnecting it. After that it said there was an error on ...
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Is Nexus 9 capable of accessing data when I connect USB storage?

Info about Nexus 9: http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/nexus/9/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_9 http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_nexus_9-5823.php I have no idea how latest Androids work therefore ...
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Which app specific prevents moving to external storage?

Subject. I'm not asking what I will lose if I move app, but rather about how system detects if app is "movable" or not and enables/disables corresponding button in "App Info" activity accordingly. ...
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SD card appears empty on computer [duplicate]

It's a Moto G 3rd generation with Marshmallow. On the SD card there are pictures and videos that I'd like to backup. On the phone I can browse the contents of the SD card just fine. When plugged into ...
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how to get option as install zip from sdcard in recovery system?

In recovery system there are many option as apply update from sdcard wipe data/factory reset wipe cache partition backup and restore but I cant find install zip from sdcard for installing zip ...
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Should low class SD cards be used in Android devices? [closed]

I've been having an issue with a SanDisk 32 GB class 10 SD card in my Android phone that's been giving me this error: SD card unexpectedly removed At first I would just reboot my phone and ...
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booting Android from SD card

The device model is Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (gt n5100) It's not booted yet had developer mode activated. The flash memory is completely broken (which probably means the bootloader is gone as well?), ...
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delete directory containing too many files

I have an app called Telegarm and it stores all its cache files in a directory inside sdcard/Android/data folder. the problem is that there are thousand of tiny a few kilo bytes files stored in there. ...
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I have an LG Stylo (Virgin Mobile) and cannot format sd card to internal storage

I own an Virgin Mobile LG Stylo and cannot use my SD as an integrated internal storage, (Android Marshmallow), how do I do this (If it's compatible for the LG phones)?
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Store /data and /cache in sd card

I've been googling the whole day for an answer and it has been frustrating to see how many people write with confidence incompetent solutions. Many say to mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p8 or ...
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How to migrate Android device, including SD card? [duplicate]

I have a Huawei Ascend G6, which uses a 32GB SD card to store most app data. I now bought a Huawei Y6 to migrate to and want to retain as much app data as I can. How would I go about to transfer my ...
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Why is my SD card not being fully recognised?

I recently bought a new Alba 10" tablet, along with a 32GB microSD card to boost the storage. My problem is that the SD card isn't functioning as I would expect. The expected behaviour If I insert ...
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Where should I copy multimedia files on SD card?

I have a Huawei P8 Lite to which I added an SD card. Using Windows Explorer, I'm not sure where to copy multimedia files so that the files will be found by eg. VLC. The "SD Card" item contains the ...
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Zeki TBDG773B Doesn't Recognize External SD card

I have a Zeki TBDG773B which isn't allowing apps to install because of a lack of space. Error: Insufficient storage This device doesn't have enough space to download "App Name". Consider ...
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How do I mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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How do I automatically save pictures to my SD card? (Samsung galaxy s3 mini)

I just got a new SD card and I want all of the pictures I save (from Tumblr, screenshots, etc...) to automatically save into their respective folders that I made on the SD card. Can I do this, or do I ...
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Micro SD Card Not Detecting

I am Using a Android phone Sony Z3 (5.0 - Lollipop), the Issue is My SD Card My Micro SD Card is not detecting in mobile and PC Let me tell u clearly what i have done step by step? Encryption ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean supports NTFS SD card formatting?

If I format my micro SD card as NTFS, will my phone see it? I need this because I want to transfer files larger than 4GB on my phone microSD card, but FAT32 allows just files up to 4GB.
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Is the rooted hack for Move to SD card better than the option built into the Android Phone OS?

What I have found recently: In order to save space on my device (Galaxy S5) I attempted to use the 'move to SD card' option. This has not really helped all that much. It seems that it uncompresses an ...
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Repair platform.xml

After upgrading to an experimental 6.0 build I've had some niggling issues. One of which was a bad WLAN config file, fixed with a delete. Second was SD Card being read only to some apps. As a test I ...
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How to restore files on SD card protected by NQ vault?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...
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Difference in partition size

I have 32 GB sd card with two partitions. First is FAT partition has size 29 GB, second is ext4, nearly 3 GB (counted by Linux computer). But Android is showing that: root@htc_a51ul:/storage/ext_sd # ...
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Do any Android phones support 256GB of storage?

I'd like a phone, preferably Android, with 256 GB of storage. To the best of my knowledge, no 256 GB microSD cards exist (despite a few scammy Amazon listings). Therefore, the phone would either ...
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Link2sd made apps unable to re install after sdcard currupted

I was using Link2sd and linked some of my apps to sd card including internal data. Recently the second partition somehow got currepted. I deleted the partition and re formated it. Now I cant install ...
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How can I wipe my SD card on an unresponsive Nexus 4?

About two years ago, I dropped my Nexus 4 and shattered the screen. It no longer registered touches and is unusable. I'm finally getting around to recycling all of my busted electronics, and I ...
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Swap file SD/Internal? Android

Should I use my SD card or internal for swap? As I have a crummy 512mb of ram that often closes music/chrome and even YouTube video freezes up sometimes of the first 0-10seconds... I am rooted and ...
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Internal memory issues

So I have a ZTE obsidian (z820) running lollipop 5.1 and I have a 16gb micro SD card in it. There is no way to root this phone that I have found after weeks of searching, and I need to move my apps ...
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Why do the *.asec files dissapear from /sdcard/.android_secure when phone boots?

I have been puzzled by this for sometime, I have found out that these *.asec files migrate to /mnt/secure/asec on my phone after it boots but it still seems they occupy space within the sdcard and if ...
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Storage cannot be found from apps, folder /storage/emulated missing

I installed a custom ROM (CM 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1) on my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Also, I repartitioned the storage using this PIT file: I9100_2.0GB_Sys-05GB_Data-023MB_Preload. All but the ...
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Is the external storage size limit hardware or software?

AFAIK, All phones I know have a SD Card size limit. Is this hardware, or software ? If this is hardware, what changes between, let's say a 32GB card, and a 64GB card ? If this is software, is this ...
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How much impact can an SD card have in battery life?

I have a samsung table and since I bought the sd card I notice imapact on the battery. Unfortunatly I installed Android 5 by the same time (thatś why I bought the card), so its unclear if its the ...
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Cannot use SD card

I have a micro sd card that I can read through an adapter from my Linux box. I put it into my Android phone, it says preparing SD card and hangs. I click on this system app but it does not say ...
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Can I use symbol links in Android to move programs onto the SD card when they insist on being on harddrive?

I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro Mini with Cyanogenmod OS. One of the most frustrating things about it is that many applications want to be on the phone instead of the SD card, but the phone has ...
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How do I move my apps to the SD card on an LG Tribute phone?

I’m using an LG Tribute phone with Virgin Mobile service. Storage is a problem with this phone and I’m trying to move apps to the SD card to free up storage. However, when I go to “Settings” -> ...
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How do I swap my encrypted SD card for a larger SD card without losing apps and data?

I bought a larger SD card for my phone that I would like to use. The instructions from this SE post explain that the process is as easy as using an SD card reader to copy all files over from the old ...
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Apps store settings/cache (the Android directory) on SD card even though it's not where they reside?

Phone: Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.1.1 I would expect apps to store their settings/cache in a place where they reside, i.e. if app is on MMC the settings should be on MMC and if it's SD they should be ...