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crashes on CM11 and mysterious low space issues

I have several crashes (eg. can't start whatsapp, google play) sometimes clearing cache work. it's seems there is a race on storage the app that gets first cache works others did not. I tried to ...
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All apps installed on my SD card have suddenly disappeared

So this is very odd. Last night my phone rebooted itself. Nothing unusual there - it does it from time to time. However, this morning when I try to read the news I get "Application is not ...
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How move applications from built-in memory to SD-card without root access?

I have Sony Xperia M. It has 4GB of built-in memory, however I see only 2GB))) The fact of applications can be installed only in built-in memory upset me very much. I do not play any hard games. ...
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Files and Data loss when sd card is changed from java supported phone to android phone

I have changed my micro sd card from Samsung Star2 S5263 which is running on Java OS to a new android phone. Later I have connected my android phone to my PC to copy some files from the system. And ...
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Im trying to download apps but it says insufficient storage but I have plenty of storage and an sd card [duplicate]

I try to download apps like Vine and other apps but, it continuously says insufficient storage and I have an sd card and enough internal storage to download. It makes me angry. Please help, I need ...
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Folder that automatically uploads to phone

Here's something I that I want to do with my Android phone (Galaxy S2, CM9). I'll be happy if someone could tell me whether it's possible, and how. I often want to transfer files from my computer to ...
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Optimally using an SD card

I have a Galaxy Note 3. I have 64GB internal storage, and a 64GB SD card (SanDisk Extreme Plus). How do I get the best use out of my SD card? I switched Google Play Music's download cache to the SD ...
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System file contain mount command

I'm searching for file that mount all android partition like system,cache,etc. Why I want to do that? Because I had partitioned my SD to Fat and Ext4 and I want the Ext4 Partition as Internal SD and ...
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How do I secure/encrypt SD card data transparent to apps?

Are there any off-the-shelf options for securing the contents of an SD card so that files written by apps writing to SD are encrypted? If so, what is the best option? I'm looking for something for ...
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Install All Apps on SD card On Micromax Unite 2 [duplicate]

Recently i bought Micromax Unite 2, its a good phone but what problem I am facing is that it comes with internal storage of 4 GB and has external storage and I am using 8GB SD Card. Under storage it ...
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How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
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Can't move apps to SD card on Moto E

I recently purchased Moto E with Android 4.4.2 and soon after filled up the internal 4gb with apps. I installed a 32gb SD card and nothing moves to it. Not even new apps. How can I set the default ...
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Save Applications to SD Card

I recently purchased an LG Optimus F6 Android phone. Apparently it only has just over 1GB of internal storage, and after having installed just a few apps during a lunch break, the phone was already ...
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Difference between /storage/emulated/0/ and /storage/emulated/legacy/? [duplicate]

I've recently went from stock Jelly Bean to CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat), and I've noticed that the internal SD card paths are completely different. I now have /storage/emulated/ containing two folders ...
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Why can't some apps be moved to the SD card? [duplicate]

I am finding the move to SD card option disabled for some apps
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Using over 2gb sd card space for link2sd apps

i have a rooted S3 mini, android version 4.1.2, link2sd free edition installed. S3 mini doesn't support moving apps to SD so I have to use Link2SD. I have 4 GB sd and I have followed the instructions ...
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4.4.2 SDCard directories - help

have Samsung s5, rooted. I need your help to understand something.. Here is my directories related to storage SDCard /sdcard -> /storage/emulated/legacy (SymLink) /mnt/extSdCard -> ...
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with which encoding is my sdcard mounted by android?

I uploaded some music to my htc sensation (not rooted) by mounting the sdcard via usb as vfat from a desktop linux computer and copying the mp3 files and playlist files. This works fine as long as the ...
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Storage Internal Phone & SD confusion

I bought a Runbo X5 Android (ice cream sandwich) phone with 500MB internal Storage & 2.05GB Phone storage and optional SD card storage upto 32GB i understand that when you download an app it ...
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Will encryption encrypt my “internal sdcard” (personal data)?

First, a note. This question stems from the big confusion that are terms like internal storage, internal sdcard -- at least to me -- and the fact that factory reset, which claims to "erase all data ...
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Format 64Gb SD without cardreader

I've installed CM11 on my Sprint Note II, and that thing suddenly won't recognize my external 64Gb SD (whereas stock ROM used to). I've googled - seems I need to fix the partition. I've tried ...
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Are those log files in /storage/sdcard0/log necessary?

On my SGS2 (GT-I9100, Android 4.1.2), 1.2GB of log files piled up in the folder /storage/sdcard0/log . I have almost no space left on the internal SD card and a lot of the space is used by those ...
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What might Opera be searching for to determine that my device doesn't have an SD card?

I just rooted a B&N Nook Glowlight and installed Opera Mobile. When I try to download an APK from e.g. Github, Opera Mobile gives an error: A memory card is needed for file downloads. Please ...
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Subfolders and files ignored when copying from sdcard to PC through USB

So I have a music folder that I'm trying to copy from my sdcard onto my PC using Windows Explorer. For some reason, when I attempt to do this, it 'completes' really quickly and I only end up with a ...
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How do I connect a My samsung to pc without sd card?

I have Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. But I have not been able to connect it to my pc. Most of the websites said that I need an sd card mounted to get the problem fixed. But I want to know is there ...
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Windows explorer not showing all my SdCard Files | Galaxy S3 mini

I have a some images that I can see in my phone, when I check the location it says that they're in my external SD card (see first image), but when I connect my phone to my laptop with Windows 7, I ...
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Android Storage always shows “Calculating”

I have a Huawei Y300 with Android 4.1.1. I recently switched the old SD card with a brand new one. When going to Settings > Storage, and seeing the memory usage, all fields on the SD card ...
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Transfer files via USB from PC

Windows will recognize my Sony tablet, but the external SD card does not show, only the internal memory, I have the settings in the MPT mode. But can only see internal memory.
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Move everything to SD card on Android Virtual Device (Emulator)

I need to do a strange task. I want to move whole android system to external SD card on Android Virtual Device. I need to do this, because android emulator, emulates SD commands, only for external ...
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I have htc desire s and it can not access sd card which worked in it for a long time

I have an HTC Desire S, and it cannot access SD card – which worked in it for a long time. The card works perfectly fine in another phone. If I restart the device it works for several minutes. But ...
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How to mount disks of a Samsung Galaxy in a Linux System (connected with a USB cable)?

I have connected a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 to a Linux machine over the USB cable. How can I access the disks of the galaxy from the linux machine through this cable (and not through wireless or by ...
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Low space even though most apps are linked to SD card

I have link2SD and 90% of the apps are on the SD card. Yet I still only have a few MB left of space. I tried refreshing my e-mail and got a message "can't download more e-mails, delete some first". I ...
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Questions about Link2SD and SD card partitioning

I have a Samsung S3 mini, no support for SD cards so i had to root it, and install Link2SD, spent the last 3 days hacking my phone making it better. But i have questions, in all the tutorials ...
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first sd partition ntfs?

I have my sd-card partitioned with the first partition being FAT32 and the second ext2,3 or 4 to use with link2sd. I am wondering though: my linux install can't recognize the fat32 partition so I ...
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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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Want to try reformatting Damaged SD Card [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Quattro. When I rebooted my phone last night, I got this notification saying Damaged SD Card. I can't access my SD card, and I want to save my data, my pictures, and a few ...
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Samsung sdxc 64gb appears empty

I bought this card from a trusted web store the other week and almost immediately it started to behave badly. My phone Samsung galaxys3 jelly bean 4.3, seem to not be compatible with the card as it ...
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Why are there so many partitions in /dev/block/mmcblk0

This is my partition layout printed by fdisk . Why so many partitions and what are they for? Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/block/mmcblk0: 2329 MB, 2329935872 bytes 1 heads, 16 sectors/track, ...
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Apps Disappear after Move to SD Card (Not Just Icons)

I have a Motorola Droid Bionic, using Safestrap to run CyanogenMod 11 (4.4). I quickly noticed with Safestrap that I cannot increase the system partition by a whole lot. Eventually, the space allotted ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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s4 mini SD card makes battery drains fast?

I have inserted a 8GB SD Card in my S4 mini i9190 and since then only GPS enabled my phone loss abt 5% per hour battery. For me it is a big shock to only last a day at best as usually my old phone ...
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Android Droid 1 only partially recognizes SD

My Motorola Droid began experiencing a weird quirk where when booted it recognizes the SD card, but only once. After that some applications complain that there is no SD card inserted and persist until ...
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I cant move apps to the sd on a motorola xt532

So, I used the first rom in the wiki http://forum.xda-developers.com/wiki/Motorola_XT532 I had 65MB free, then I run the update of the google apps and I ended up with only 12MB free.. I cannot move ...
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sd card not mounted after formatting

So, I tried to do a clean wipe of my Galaxy SII I1900 variant and flash in Paranoid Android's latest build, and everything was successful, but I realised the clean wipe wasn't that "clean". It did not ...
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Internal Storage doesn't get mounted

I'm using PA3+ JB 4.1.2 on my HTC Vivid. Everything was working fine until Gmail app gets an update. After update, phone went into a bootloop. To recover, I went into TWRP and restored factory ...
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Why won't my Gallery app not load any photo?

I have a Galaxy ace modded with cyanogenmod 7.2. My Gallery app won't load any pictures: I've tried to factory reset, to delete app files of the gallery app, it won't work. The pictures will open if ...
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android 2.3.6 wifi does not show list of AP

After I switch default storage from Internal memory to External SD card, the wifi manager of Android 2.3.6 does not show the list of available AP most of the time. I tried to delete ...
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Reasonably how much free space should one leave for best performance?

(Reasonably because freeing space brings diminishing returns, correct or no?) Background I'm testing different SD card schedulers to get the best performance. I'm assuming that when I will have more ...
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Will wiping data from recovery while flashing ROM on device with non-sd-slot also wipe user data?

I have a noob question. I'm planning to buy an android phone which doesn't include sdcard slot. Only internal memory. I am now using HTC Desire S which include sdcard slot. I change ROM on my phone so ...
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Is there a way to format sd card I can't see on a android device?

I tried to format my sd card by copying /dev/zero into it (low level format, dd if=/dev/zero ...) and unfortunately it went wrong (Ended up with return code 1) and now I can not connect this card to ...