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How do I get a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids to preference the SD card?

My son's Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids edition is running low on space after I added several applications. I added a micro SD card (external card) to compensate for storage. I confirmed I was capable of ...
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wiped SD card, trying to find text messages

A friend borrowed my microSD card to take some pictures and ended up deleting the android directories. I assumed that text messages were stored on this card. No message history appeared after the ...
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Why do apps grow when moved to SD card?

I have a rather small app that shows as 684 KB on internal memory. When I move it to the SD card, it has 500 KB left on the internal memory and 2 MB on USB memory. Why do the moved 184 KB grow to be ...
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sd card not accessible and want to run internet using mobile through usb

I am not able to access the sd card in my mobile (Karbonn S2 Titanium) in any way – not in the file manager nor using the gallery. Neither could I find any PC suite to run internet in pc using my ...
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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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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 GREAT!...
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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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how to fix missing .asec files

Today, I made a big mistake , formatted SD card and erase all files including .asec files that stored in .android_secure folder. So i want to fix that issue without losing my data... i tried to ...
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I've copied files to my SD Card, but I can't access them on my phone

I can see and access everything on my SD Card with the exception of the folder and files I copied tonight. They're video files, and I'm trying to run them with the VLC app, but they don't show up in ...
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Is there any way to access contents of SD card formatted as Internal Memory

I had an android one (By micromax) device in which I had 16gb of memory card formatted as internal memory. Before a week, my phone stopped working. (Went to bootloop and later got bricked). But my sd ...
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Downloaded files missing

I have a bunch of downloaded files in /storage/emulated/0/Download and I've noticed that some files, when downloading them, don't trigger a "this file already exists" warning even though I am pretty ...
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Why is Android checking my SD card at bootup?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 phone running Android 5.0 (.something, update level 2016-03-01) and a 64GB Type10 SD card inside for extra storage. The phone is encrypted and works fine, today I decided to ...
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How to know the device's microSD card reader specifications?

In my opinion, for clarity and transparency before purchasing a device, it would be necessary that manufacturers clearly indicate on the data sheets of their devices more information about the device ...
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Android keeps reloading when mounting internal SD card

running CM13 here on an Galaxy S5. Until yesterday, it worked pretty fine. Due to some error the phone crashes and now the FS on the SD card seems to be damaged. It's a 64 GByte Sandisk, formatted as ...
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My jelly bean phone is saying SD card damaged but it is not so

My phone had run out of battery and switched off.after I had charged it and switched it back on , it is saying "SD card damaged. Try reformatting it.when I tap the option.It is saying the files would ...
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Set USB Storage as SD Card

I have a tablet (Android 4.2) with an sd card slot and added a 32 GB card in it. The problem is that the device detects 1GB as internal storage (OK), 1GB sd card (!!!) and 32GB USB Storage. I wish i ...
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Does SG S5 supports microSD higher than 128gb?

So in specs it is written that galaxy s5 supports sd cards with up to 128 gb memory, which (i think) means that it supports micro sdxc cards. Then can I use for example 200gb sdxc card? Or what I ...
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Contact names not showing when I dial or send SMS

My phone did an upgrade from Android 1 to Android 6, and the following problems have come up: When I dial names in my contact list, only the number will show while dialing or in calls made. When I ...
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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 move an app to SD card on Spice Xlife?

I want to move the app to SD card from phone storage to get some free space. So I tried by using app info, there is an option for move to phone storage. But when I tried that option it changed to ...
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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 ...