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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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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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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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How to use external SD card on Ehndroix?

I can't access my SD card via USB. When I plug in to computer it reads only the internal SD. In recovery mode "mount sdcard" doesn't help. Phone: Samsung S Galaxy GT-19001 Rom: Ehndroix IV
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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 ...
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Move Files To SD Card

I have an Android Blu Studio 5.5 Device. By default, unlike the Galaxy devices, I'm allowed to install apps to SD Card (64GB). My question is the following. Is there an app that displays all files ...
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ASUS MEMO 7HD SD card problems

Does anyone know if the SD card problem people keep reporting is s known problem, or a problem with the actual hardware. The SD card has stopped unmounting, and when I write music to it the system ...
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Did Custom Recovery flash my SD? Need help

So I was about to install a camera mod on my LG G2 (D802) via TWRP. I am no expert but I have used similar mods on my Android phones before without any problem. So I made a backup via Nandroid and ...
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Fix corrupted memory card without re-formatting

I have a Galaxy S3 which had a problem with the charger. Once I plug it in and try to open the phone it opens but then the battery dies again although it's still connected. (I used the charger of a ...
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Music files become unplayable after transferring to sd card

I am currently using Sony Xperia L. After I transfer mp3 files from internal storage to sd card using the option from settings the files become corrupted and can not be played. What will be the ...
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How to import/export keys from APG without SD card?

My phone recently delevoped a problem where it fries any SD cards put into it. I later reset it (for different reasons) and forgot to back up my APG data. I still have the key copies on my computer, ...
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Application Cache not saving lg g pro lite

I have a lg g pro lite (4.1.2) and i dont know why apps like Soundcloud and Youtube can't save data on sdCard (like youtube preload and played sounds on Soundcloud). Anyone knows how to fix it? Thank ...
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Recover voicemail from sd card

Saved a voicemail to an sd card on a galaxy 2. How do I recover that file? Where did it go in "files"?
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new sd card, can't move anything to it

I have a android tablet. It is not rooted. Model number SC-72 Android Version 4.1.1 baseband version v0.4rc3 Kernel version 3.0.8 My issue started when I tried to download a new game for my son. ...
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Android tablet not reading internal sdcard

After I used sdformatter to try and fix a 0.00B internal memory problem I had with my Porto 9" 4.2 android tablet, I noticed I only made things worse because now my android mounts the internal SD ...
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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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Workaround for Android 4.4 not being able to write to SD cards?

Yesterday I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4 KitKat and had the bad surprise that it cannot write to my SD card anymore... I know this problem is widely documented everywhere, but has any ...
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Restoring a previous sdcard path after ROM upgrade

Device: HTC Desire Z I moved from CM 10.1 to 11, and I would like to bring back the old path of sdcard. It was like this: 10.1: /storage/primary/legacy/ 11: /storage/sdcard Can I do that by doing ...
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is there any way to read the sd card when phone connected to PC in Mass Storage Mode [closed]

I am working on a project where a .Net application stores data on phones SD card. I need to read the data and display in notification. But the problem is that my application Can't read the sd card ...
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SD Card not working on LG Optimus L7II

I Brought a 16GB Lexar micro sd card for my LG Optimus L7II and installed the micro sd card and I've have tried downloading apps but it keeps coming up insufficient storage space available! How do I ...
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64 GB SD card with Samsung s3 mini

I bought a Sandisk Ultra microSDXC card with 64GB to use in my Samsung s3 mini. When I put it in the phone doesn't find it (presumably); going to settings -> storage and scrolling down to the bottom ...
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Can I use my phone without sdcard?

My phone recently can't read sdcards, is there a way to make the system think there is actually an sdcard in the device by using the internal storage? The device is an LGP970
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How can I stop SD card from constantly unmounting?

I had problems with constant unmounting of my SD card from phone when it was not on charger. The problem was with powering off some power when disabling display to save energy, but this power was ...
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Sync music with Windows Media Player, but not to .alb files?

Right now, I manually copy and paste my music to my phone, which is arduous and and incredibly annoying (I just had all of my playlists and new music list themselves twice in my library). I would like ...
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HTC Desire save files to phone memory

I recently had problems with my SD card so I'm using the phone without it for now. I'm not able to download any files except apps from Google play. For example a pdf through the web browser or a ...
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Mount external SD-card for the secondary user

When I create a new user on my Asus MemMO Pad 10 (in addition to the existing primary user), the new user does not "see" the external SD card (I've tried a 64gb Micro-SDXC/exFAT and a 2gb ...
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Formatting SD Card without internal Android utility [duplicate]

My Android version (v2.3.4) is a custom one, a Beta unofficial version, and lacks of format option in Settings --> Storage. Is there any other way to make a format of it? A command line way would be ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 stuck on CWM, can't mount sdcard

I've been trying to install Cyanogenmod on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100), following the official guide. I was successful in installing Clockworkmod and can enter the recovery mode. The problem ...
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Lost.Dir…music keeps disappearing [duplicate]

I recently got a new phone, so I inserted the card into it without formatting it first. I had about 3000 songs and about 75 videos on the card. Once inserted, the phone read all of my files without ...
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Do I really need an SD-card?

I don't have an SD-card as I got my Karbonn Smart A10 Dual SIM Android based on Android Jelly Bean v4.1 and 1 Ghz Dual Core processor out-the-box. There are two things which appear to need an ...
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SD card doubled size

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 Active SGH-I537. I let it format my Samsung Class 10 SDHC 64 GB card. It used exFAT format. I then transfered my MP3 collection to it, which is about 34 GB. When I finished, ...
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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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Which directory in phone memory is writable

I have a non-rooted ICS on Sony Xperia Pro (mk16i). I want to copy some files (not applications!) from SD card to phone memory, for them to be available even when the card is not (namely, ringtones ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 - Decrypting damaged SD Card (not factory reset)

I've searched a lot of threads, but this situation seems to be different than most. My Samsung Galaxy S3 has an encrypted SD card. The card used to mount and work just fine - then one day it ...
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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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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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Cyanogen Mod on HTC One X+: “SD card” partition not mounted

Some time ago, I have installed CyanogenMod 10.1.3-enrc2b on an HTC One X+, experiencing some surprising issues with flashing, but finally got it working. One major problem, however, remains: The ...
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Setting default storage location in 4.0.4?

My sister got a tablet for Christmas which runs 4.0.4. The internal storage is measly, but she has a big enough SD card. Going to Settings > Storage should give the option to set the 'Default storage ...
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After moving App data to SD card, the data still occupy space in internal SD

I moved all application data to the SD card but, while I was navigating the internal storage files I came across a folder of the millionaire game, holding a huge amount of data and consuming my ...
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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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Unable to move apps to the SD card [duplicate]

I have certain apps, like Google Maps, on my phone which I am unable to move to my SD card from the internal memory. I tried moving it from the App management menu in Phone settings, but the move to ...
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Do all microSD slots support the current maximum capacity in the market, or is it device-specific?

I know that currently (Dec 2013), microSD capacity is up to 64GB. However reading some devices' specs, it says "includes microSD card slot, up to 32GB", is it a device restriction, or it's because it ...
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Manage files left by uninstalled apps?

I just realized that when an app has the "SD card access" it has access to the entire SD card and all the other apps that use the SD card. I would have assumed that each Apps data is "sandboxed" like ...
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64gb SDXC Cards in Galxy S2

I spent hours looking for a solution to my issues with my 64gb Micro SDXC card that my girlfriend purchased me for my birthday. From what I understand only capacities up to 32gb are officially ...
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Mount /sdcard with Linux

I have two Android 4.x devices, one 4.0.2 and another 4.4.2. On both, I have installed SSHelper to push data to and from the device using rsync. It worked, but the new environment does not even have a ...
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Error code (ERR_ACCESS_DENIED) Local HTML file on SD card with Chrome

I cannot access local HTML files at external SD card on my Lenovo S6000 within Chrome. It is mounted at /mnt/extSdCard. Browsing to file:///mnt/extSdCard does show this message: The file at ...
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How to save all contacts to Google with a broken SD card?

Today my SD Card broke. I do not have a replacement. I have some important contacts on my phone which were not synchronized with Google. Before formatting the sdcard (as a last restort to see if I do ...
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How do I record a video with a file size larger than 4GB on Galaxy S4 exfat SD card?

I've searched quite a bit and called Samsung tech support who didn't have any documentation on this issue. They all say that there isn't a limit on how much video you can record. I want to record ...
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Can I reduce app space by deleting unwanted files?

Specifically, I'm an artist and use PicsArt photo studio a lot, which is a great app. The issue is that my phone is ALWAYS low on space (thanks a bunch, sprint bloatware!) So this app is awesome, but ...
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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...