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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung T-805 encryption problem

I'm trying to encrypt the SD card on my Samsung Galaxy Tab S SM-T805 which has Android 5.0.2 onboard (also rooted). I keep getting the error: 'Error encrypting SD card. Unable to mount SD card. To ...
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Default storage location warning message

My phone (running 5.0.2) has very little internal memory, so I bought a micro SD card to use as main storage. In Storage preferences I see two options: Default storage location Current default ...
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Data of apps go missing in internal storage after inserting sd card

I have 13gb of usable internal storage and lots of apps and music. I bought a 16 gb sd card and inserted it. The sd card works properly but when I try to open the apps which are stored in internal ...
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Blu Dash 5.5 mount sd card

I have my sd card in my phone but it just keeps telling me to mount an sd card. I'm not sure what is going on. The card worked fine in my galaxy s3 i formatted it before putting it in my new phone.
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Problem saving contact to SD card when the email address contains an underscore

The basics: SD card - plenty of space. contacts with email address without _ save fine to SD card. contacts with email address containing _ character get "unable to save to SD". Any clues?
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My phone (O+ Grande) always crashing after i open an application

When i open a game (Cytus, Geometry Dash, Food Battle, and etc), it always hang with a black screen, and restaring it is the only way to get back to home screen. I have this phone for 2 weeks. this ...
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Spice mobile restarts while connecting to pc as usb mass storage (sd card)

Whenever I try to connect my Spice Mi-361 (android jellybean) phone to pc as a usb mass storage device, phone switches off automatically after few seconds and then restarts. This is happening from the ...
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Confused by 5 times same data on phone

I have the same data in the following maps: /mnt/sdcard /sdcard /storage/emulated/0 /storage/emulated/legacy /storage/sdcard0 /storage/ext_sd empty /storage/usb empty /sdcard2 empty It ...
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HTC Desire 510 will not install apps to SD card

I have a HTC Desire 510. The internal storage space is 4 GB. So, like everyone else, I purchased a 64 GB SD card. Now, I've set all my settings to SD card. My problem is that apps will not download ...
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Same apps installed on different storage type locations

I own a HTC One SV with Android 4.2.2, which contains three storage types: 1.App storage 2.Phone storage 3.SD card storage. I have noticed that, I have the same apps listed in all the three ...
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Which filesystems with wear leveling does Android support?

So I bought 64gb micro SD card which was formatted as exFAT. I can't use it with Android and I am actually very happy now that I have a good reason to get rid of this ms crap. In particular I do not ...
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I own a rooted Moto E with very little usable internal memory. But it does have a MicroSD slot. Can I change its default storage?

I own a rooted Moto E. It has about 2GB of usable internal memory. It frequently runs out of memory. Luckily, it also has a MicroSD card slot. Can I change its default storage?
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I can't install any apps when I don't have a SD Card in my phone!

I've a problem on my SM-G350. I once set my install location to extrenal via ROM Toolbox Lite. I took out the SD card one day and the other day I tried to install an app and it said that I can't ...
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Move app using file manage or force installation onto SD card?

First off: I haven't been able to root my phone. It's a ZTE Speed (N9130) on Android 4.4.4. I have gone through every rooting method available with the exception of guides that require special cables. ...
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How can I diagnose a hung “sd card checking for errors”?

A couple of days ago I upgraded my note 3 from AryaMod 7.1 to AryaMod 7.2 via OTA update. Since then the OS has not mounted the sd card despite many different speculative fixes. Specifically, I have ...
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With android version of 4.4.2 new SD Card is not getting supported on samsung galaxy note 2

I have got Samsung galaxy note 2, updated with android 4.4.2. recently i've purchased new SD card of 16 GB and tried to replace existing 4 GB card. however, i'm not able create / copy any file on new ...
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Android: accessing app's private external dir

I'm developing an android app and I want to let the user keep his data in case of changing device. I planned to save everything needed on the SDcard. Is it possible to access the app's private ...
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problem directing W8 to Blu Studio 5 S II memory

Runs 4.2.2 First time with USB the SD card came up and could transfer all pics. After some time I repeated (I think) process and only the phone memory came up. While phone connected the SD did not ...
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SD and Internal Memory issue

Phone is HTC One S (S4), rooted and S-off. While trying to install custom ROM I corrupted the partitions in memory. I re-partitioned it using CWM recovery. Afterwards, I installed MaximusHD. Now I ...
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Phone does not use SD card

I have a Lenovo A526. In storage settings I've selected SD Card as the "Default Write Disk". The phone storage is 2gb and I have ~150 MB available, whereas the SD card is nearly 15GB and has most of ...
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LG G Stylo won't recognize OTG Mobile Phone Connection

I bought a MXtechnic OTG Mobile Phone Connection so I could read SD cards from my trail cams in the field. When I plug it in to my phone by itself or even with my digital cameras SD card or even a ...
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Is Link2SD completely safe on a rooted device?

I have a rooted device, and I was wondering: Is Link2SD app safe to allow root access to? Is it a scam or anything? Does it work as is says it does and does it actually save the stuff to the SD ...
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I can't use the space in my SD card and I've already tried “first aid” tips. How can I get my phone to notice the external SD?

I have a Samsung Galaxy exhibit. My phone knows that the SD is in it, but if I try to update apps or download, it says I have insufficient storage. Previously said,I already tried the first aid tips ...
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Does Something wrong with the SD card in use refer to an issue with the android software or its an issue realted with the Sd card itself

I recently updated the OS from Jelly bean to Kitkat Android v4.4 and after this update I am not able to download any file from the browser. Every time I try it gives this pop up and the download ...
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Cyanogenmod in Galaxy S2: inserted a SD card and now I can't see my old files

I have a Galaxy S2 (rooted) with Cyanogenmod 10.2. I had no space in the internal memory of the phone, so I bought an micro SD card (didn't have one before). I inserted it (then did something I don't ...
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Micro SD Card “Blank” on New Phone

I have a micro sd card that has the majority of my apps and data on it. The phone I have is a Samsung Galaxy S5. Recently I needed a replacement phone, due to cosmetic issues, so I used my phone ...
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How do I tell my Android phone to use the new SD card I bought for it?

I am trying to back up to my SD card and use it for music storage. I am using Media Monkey on my Android 5.0 phone to handle my media. I want it to use the SD card and it will not. The best I can do ...
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How do I store data on my SD card?

I have an HTC Desire 310 v. 4.2.2 and for some reason I can't store anything on my SD card. It's mounted fine and my phone tells me I have 8gb free (aka the entire card) nothing is stored on it, I've ...
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When I select “Move to KNOX” on a file located on the external sd card, where will it be moved?

I have a question about my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I recently installed My KNOX and I have the "Move to KNOX" feature in the Gallery. If I use this feature for a photo located on my external microSD ...
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Change installation directory on Android

So I have an Android 4.0.4 phone with an empty SD Card and I want to install apps on the SD Card but the apps are all keep getting installed on the phone memory. I have already searched on the web ...
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Can I swap internal SD Card for SDA1?

I have a rooted Android TV Box running 4.0. I have modded the vold.fstab file to swap the internal SD card to the external and it's working fine. My question is does anyone know how to (or if it's ...
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Cannot access files moved to the SD Card

I have a 128 GB SD card on my LG phone. It was working good, but now whenever I move a game or music file, it lets me but it doesn't let me play the game and for the music it says couldn't play track ...
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I cannot see folders on my sd card

I was trying to transfer some music into my phone so as usual I connected it with my USB, however, out of the 48 folders I have I could only see 14... I already tried to check the "hidden" folders but ...
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What does SD card Update do?

I have a built in SD card on my Tablet. I just want to know what will happen on my tablet if I would update my SD card. Do I need to back up my files in doing it? Thanks.
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Issues while eMMC partitioned using sfdisk in am335x based custom board

I know this is not Android related question but as mobiles/tables are using eMMC, developers might know solution ot this problem, I am writing firmware(MLO,u-boot.img, uImage(ver 3.12), dtb, ...
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System shows no files on memory card from time to time

About two or three times a day I can't find any files on MicroSD card so I can't use any apps or music that is stored there until I reboot the system. Is there anything that can be done about it? I ...
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Nexus 5: did factory reset, now cannot add old widgets

I've updated my Nexus 5 phone to Android 5.0 Lollipop about a month ago but encountered a lot of problems, so decided to finally do a factory reset just tonight. I previously had widgets for both ...
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Strange storage issue on new Rom

I have a 2Gb ram 16gb Jiayu S3. The rom it shipped with is an outdated one so I want to flash to this: http://www.needrom.com/download/jy-s3-stock-moded-system/ Currently my phone has internal ...
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Bluestack is not working. how to copy data from its database file?

I installed bluestack on my pc i used it for months but as i upgraded it to the newer version all my shared files got deleted and whenever i tried to copy using esexplorer on bluestack it shows copy ...
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SD card is damaged, even after I format and get new sd card, I'm still seeing the same error, Please help!

Hi I've found my 8 GB SD card damaged this morning. And I was able to access it on my computer and I collected the files on it, then FORMATTED it. However, when I put it back in my phone I'm still ...