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adb “Permission denied” to run a “./configure” file

I need to run a configure file into my android phone so I think the best way to do this is to use the adb shell command. I'm running an Android emulator onto a Windows-7 platform, and there I'm ...
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SD Card Unexpectedly removed error

I have a Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 which I bought 4 months ago....love it! Decided to add an external SD card......so I bought a 16 G. After a couple of weeks, I got a notification "SD Card Removed ...
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Maximum SD card class for Samsung Galaxy S4

I am thinking of getting a 64 GB micro SDXC card, but I am unsure wether to get a class 10 or UHS-1 for my I9505G with 16 GB. I've read so many conflicting reports. Some say that the max the device ...
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Force Google Maps to save cached maps on SD card

I am downloading a large number of map areas in Google Map for offline use. It appears that, by default, Google Map writes its cache to my phone's relatively scarce internal memory. Is there a way to ...
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Malware has corrupted SD card

I have android phone with SD card. Malware has moved all files to other folder. Then I copied it to previous place. But now it doesn't show applications placed in menu. It shows it in settings. What ...
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SD card limit says 8gb, Can I get a larger sd card to work?

I'm thinking a buying a new phone, but it says the external sd card size limit is 8gb. Can I do something to increase this to 16 or 32 gb. Details: phone: I-Mobile IQ 5.3 ...
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Should I keep my Android tablets' power off or leave them on standby mode?

Should I keep my Android tablets power off or leave them on standby mode? Which option is better? I have two tablets: Allwinner A10 single core 10 inch (old one) and Allwinner A31 quad core 9.7 inch ...
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How to install games from APK Mania on MicroSD Card [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini . I have downloaded many APK files from internet. I have no problem in installing APK files. By default when APK file is selected it installs itself to phone memory. I ...
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Missing application from sdcard

I did factory reset. So, I lost application from sdcard but that application files still exist in sdcard. How do I recovery my application from sdcard. I do not have back up app data file. My phone ...
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Why do some Android apps need access to my SD card and fine location?

I understand why apps like Maps need to know my specific location, but is it safe to allow any application to access these things? Are there any clues as to which apps are safe and which aren't? ...
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Transfering SD cards to new phone

My girlfriend and I both bought "Optimus V" phones at the same time with the same carrier,I have since upgraded but her phone is starting to act possessed by demons. Is it possible to just change out ...
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randomly uninstalled apps from sd card

Lately I've noticed that some apps get constantly uninstalled from my sd card. I figured it had to do with little free space left but apparently I had almost 3 GB left and after monitoring for a ...
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Flashing new rom, are old files deleted or hidden?

I'm not sure whether I'm doing something wrong or it's something normal. I had CM9 on my Galaxy s3 and decided to try another rom (Paranoid). I didn't like the new one I installed and downloaded ...
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Unable to move few Apps to SD Card

I have apps such as Any.DO and AK Notepad installed in My Samsung Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 phone. I have tried Titanium Backup and App 2 SD (move app to SD) but still not able to move these apps to the ...
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OS Update moved external_sd to extsdcard; Apps previously on SD card are now missing/uninstalled.

I just upgraded my Galaxy Note (1st gen) from ICS 4.0.x to JS 4.1.2. I'm using the Samsung ROM supplied by my carrier (with all the bloat in it). After the upgrade, I noticed many of my apps were ...
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How do I install a .apk on my Nexus 7 using the browser?

I recently got an Asus Nexus 7 Tablet shipped to me, and want to be able to use all of the .apk files I have saved on my computer (all purchased/downloaded legitimately). Here's the issue: I'm in the ...
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Cannot install or move Android Apps to SD Card - is it a flaw from the Android or from the phone manufacturer?

From my understanding, while the Galaxy S4 does offer a memory card slot, it's worth mentioning that you can't install apps on the memory card and can only use it for storing movies, music, pictures, ...
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My SD card was removed unexpectedly and won't work anywhere no [duplicate]

I bought a 32gb SD card for my Galaxy Mini long ago. It's never been removed from the phone. But yesterday my phone removed my SD card. I don't know why it happened. I tried to remove the SD and put ...
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Reinstall ROM from a new SD from scratch

My HTC Desire (Bravo) rebooted by itself in the middle of the night; the result is that I lost all the apps that were installed on the SD card (that is probably corrupted). Now that I have another SD ...
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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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LG Optimus Logic Transferring apps to Micro SD instead of internal memory

I recently purchased an LG Optimus Logic Net10 phone which runs Android 2.3.6. The phone was advertised as having 1GB internal Memory and also came with a 4GB Micro SD. When I download apps, they ...
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Can I store contacts on my SD card? How?

I have 400mb of internal storage on my HTC, 100 of which is consumed by my (extensive) contacts. I am constantly low on storage--is there any way to store my contacts on my SD card? I looked in the ...
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Run Ubuntu from SD Card on Android Tablet

I'll be acquiring my first tablet in a few weeks, and haven't tinkered with Android much besides my 1st gen Motorola Droid (I had an HTC Sense, but a power surge fried it and turned it into a brick, ...
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SDCard frequently unmounts itself with HTC One V

I am using HTC One V running ICS 4.0.3. The issue I often get is that my sd card is disconnected automatically for which I have to restart my device. Secondly it takes a hell lot of time to load ...
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Can't mount my sdcard rw

I really messed up my HTC Desire today. I need to copy some files to the sdcard, but my Android phone won't let me mount the SD card with write access. Here's what I've done in short: (boot to ...
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Is SD card damaged

I bought 32GB SanDisk class 10/UHS1 SD card from Flipkart.com Many times it fails to load all apps from SD card and many time it simply says in notifications "Damaged SD card", or suddenly notifies ...
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SD card in Android virtual device

I have created an Android virtual device with sd-card. Now I want to create another Android virtual device with sd-card with same data. Where can I find the sd-card image file? By the way, I'm ...
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Fixing “Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card” issue

I recently had a problem that prevented updating any application installed on the SD card. When trying to update the application in the market, the update failed and the following message was given as ...
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memory card not working [duplicate]

i bought a new android phone and i inserted a 32gb sdhc card that i used in my htc on it. it works well for 3 days , suddenly it showed me a message unsafe to remove memory card. then i reinserted the ...
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Gallery is displaying three, sometimes even four copies of the same file - why?

I have a non-rooted Android phone running 4.0.4 (ICS). The phone has 3GB of internal storage and I have inserted a 16GB SD card. The SD card contains a number of audio and video files. When I opened ...
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selecting a chime in Caynax Hourly Chime

In Caynax Hourly Chime when I select chime option a dialog with a Search button appears. But while I have some sound file in my SD it do not show them. How can I choose chime file in this app?
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Use Applications on post-boot mounted SD card?

In order to increase free space on /data , I moved some 15Mb of application files to an ext2 partition on external SD card that is mounted on /data/HWUserData/mnt Specifically, I moved ...
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I keep getting storage errors but I have plenty of free space, what is safe to remove from internal storage?

I keep getting these errors: Screenshot #1: install errors (click image to enlarge) But according to the storage settings I should have plenty of free space: Screenshot #2: free space (click ...
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How to recover files from SD card on HTC Merge?

So today somehow my phone completely reset itself. I went into my local wireless office and they helped me a bit. My phone has lost all of it's contacts and apps (no biggie) but the employee told me ...
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Does the lock screen on a encrypted device provide different security than an unencrypted device?

I am wanting to encrypt my phone and sd card. I have been reading around about it all week and still don't understand a few things. I though that the encryption was like blackberry encryption, where ...
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Unable to open copied files from computer to device (mount as disk drive) - HTC Desire S

I connected my phone as a disk drive and put some files ( .png ,.jpg ,.swf ) in the sdcard. I am unable to open those files on the phone. I am unable to find those files in the gallery of the device, ...
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How to save map cache of my city on SD card for use with Google Maps, possibly with no expiry?

I don't have enough rep. to comment under other's post, so I had to open this thread. I read some threads on Google Maps here and the question still persists. Is there a straightforward method to ...
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How do I stop apps from installing themselves to my SD-card?

It seems that some apps default to saving to SD-card when they're first installed on Froyo rather than defaulting to internal memory, this is annoying because whenever I mount the SD Card as storage ...
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Why can I not assign exec permissions to a file on the SD card?

shell@android:/sdcard/SW # ls -l -rw-rw-r-- root sdcard_rw 128 2012-09-22 11:42 usb0config.sh shell@android:/sdcard/SW # chmod 777 usb0config.sh ...
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Problem with creating an ext3 partition on SD card

I'm trying to partition my SD card with a ~31gb FAT32 partition and a 1024mb ext3 partition for A2SD. I've tried making the partitions with CMW-Alpharev Recovery v2.5.1.8 and with gParted (on a ...
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What is covered by “Encrypt phone”?

On Ice Cream Sandwich (CyanogenMod 9), Under Settings > Security there is an option to "Encrypt phone". I understand that this will require me to provide a PIN whenever I start up my phone. But ...
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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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samsung duos s7562 how to see/browse contents of sd card

How can I see/browse the contents of my sdcard on my new and shiny samsung duos GT-s7562? android ver = 4.0.4
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Apps missing after sd card unmount

The core issue is in the title: the apps that were installed in the SD card seem to be not installed at all after I unmounted the SD card. As additional information, these are the steps preceding the ...
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Is it possible to use an Android phone in “disk mode”?

If I connect an iPhone to a PC it is not possible to copy files between the PC and the iPhone. I would like to be able to do this because it would be useful. What happens if I connect an Android ...
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Why do some applications have `Move to SD card` button disabled? [duplicate]

I've just downloaded an app, and I want to move it to SD card. At the application setting, the app has data like this: Total ... 10.05MB Application ... 9.97MB Data ... 80.00KB Next ...
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Browse or mount SD card over WiFi on Linux?

Is there a way to browse the contents of my SD card from my Linux (Ubuntu 10.04) machine over WiFi? I used to connect with a mini-usb cable, or send files through gmail. Surely there must be a way to ...
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Unable to copy files to /sdcard

Due to a configuration error I made combined with an OTA update (Android 4.1.2), I had to re-unlock my bootloader to regain root on my GSM Galaxy Nexus. This process wipes the entire phone, including ...
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Does ClockworkMod Recovery's “Wipe Data” command also wipe the SD card?

I've been playing with rooting and custom ROMs for a while now. I'm fairly comfortable and knowledgable about it all. However there is one thing I haven't really found the answer for nor have I gotten ...