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USB storage alert whenever camera used

I use Samsung GT P1000. It displays "turn off USB storage before using camera" each time I try to use the camera. It also doesn't see the memory card. I have a done factory reset several times. What I ...
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Xperia V New SD Card, can't make it recognize it as external

SEARCHED FIRST, WANT TO ASK MYSELF! So I just bought a new Micro SDHC card, 32gb Samsung, placed it in the turned off phone, then turned it on, the sd card is recognized, but it doesn't appear in the ...
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“cannot write file in SD card” when taking a screenshot

I have an Optimus Black. When I try to take a screenshot, it makes a noise. Then, it says cannot write file in SD card. How do I fix that?
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SGS with CM10 says sdcard is full although there is plenty of space

I've been using CM10 on my SGS for almost a month now and yesterday the sdcard became full somehow although it isn't. I can't take photos or download files. The SD-card has plenty of space, in fact ...
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Ext2 partion mounted then after linking apps it can not be mounted!

I have Xperia Active with FXP CM 10 installed Yesterday I partitioned a second partition on my sd card so as I can link apps to sd Then, It was mounted, I linked the apps and everything was just ...
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Couldn't move app in Android 4.1 emulator

I am unable to move an app to the SD Card in Android 4.1 on an emulator. It is working fine in other versions (Android 2.3.3 to Android 4.0.3). In Android 4.1 it's giving dialog "couldn't move app". ...
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Android says Damaged SD card at EVERY card

I faced a problem with my 32 GB SD Card on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. Device says Damaged SD card. I changed it to a brand new (also 32 GB) SD card... And problem didn't gone. Each card read perfect ...
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Android SD card does not mount on Windows 7 directly

If I connect my Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) to my PC via a USB cable, even though the device is shown in My Computer, no file is shown inside it. If I change the USB configuration (in developer options) ...
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whats the standard sdcard device name?

I need to find SD-card device name. On my phone its "/dev/block/mmcblk1" . Is this device-name same across all android phones. If not how to find out this information?
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I'd like to move my Kindle Books to my SD card on Galaxy Tab 4

I'm running out of internal space on my Galaxy Tab 4 and would like to move my kindle books, which are one of the largest file sets I have, to my SD card. How do I do this?
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How to install android app directly to sd card

I have a micromax canvas A72,with android 2.3.6.I can't install any app which has a size greater than 50MB.Even though i have a sd card of 1gb i am not able to install anything directly to it.Even if ...
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my Android “insufficient storage” problem

I've seen so many people talk about how to fix this issue by clearing a cache or what not in the phone. What I've been experiencing is kinda different. I recently swapped my 2gb micro SD card with a ...
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Determining the card slot speed (SD) beforehand

Is there any way to know what's the speed of an SD card slot before buying a phone? Is that rating published anywhere? In fact, even if I test a phone with one card, I still won't know the maximum ...
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Getting “App2SD is not supported” error when trying to move an app to my SD card

I’m using an Android LG Tribute phone, which I have rooted. I want to move some apps to my SD Card and so I installed the “LInk2SD” app (because there was no “Move to SD Card” for any of my ...
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Is there a real way to emulate an sdcard partition on an actual Android device? Like the Android VM

OK so my phone half working right now... The sdcard is no recognized but I suspect it could be the custom rom(it was working a couple of months ago) or the flex connector from the sd socket to the ...
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Intermittent micro SD with complications

I have read several threads about intermittent SD cards on here. I have a Motorola XT1505 and a 128 gig Sandisk micro SD I bought about November 2015. I partitioned the card with Gparted and ...
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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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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 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 ...