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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is LOST.DIR and what is its purpose? [duplicate]

There is a folder on my SD card called LOST.DIR. What does it do? Is it safe to delete it?
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How to store photos on external SD card - Android 4.2.1

An other thread is about the same problem but does not answer my problem. I have an Asus TF300tg tablet with an 32 GB SD Card. I don't know how to make the camera software delivered with the ASUS, ...
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Files on external microSD Card get lost after a while on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

I have a new Sandisk 64GB microSD card which I plugged into my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (updated to Android 4.1.2) as an external storage. I initially formatted and encrypted it as well, and put some of ...
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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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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 ...
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Apps on memory card taking internal memory

I noticed that many apps that are, according to Android, installed on the memory card are actually taking internal memory space, as when I delete their data or uninstall them I notice a change on the ...
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Phone memory vs External SD card

I bought phone which contains 2GB internal memory and 32GB as storage. I've also installed 16 GB External SD Card (I need to keep there photos, videos, films, gps maps etc). But now 32 GB is like ...
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Why doesn't Android recognize my SD card when my computer does?

There appears to be a problem with my micro SD card. It is 8 GB (really 7.4) is not recognized/mountable by my phone. When I put it into an SD card adapter, I can see everything on the card perfectly. ...
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How to find correct mount of sdcard android 4.3

I need to found on which block is sdcard mounted. I'm using android 4.3, nexus 4 When I run "mount" I didn't find anything about sdcard or other :/ Any one know ? I'm not really a exeperienced user ...
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How do I prevent a thief from reading my SD card?

If my device is lost or stolen, how can I prevent others from reading the contents of the data on the SD card?
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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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Are my apps crashing or disappearing, my music not playing, and my photos not opening from lack of memory? If so, how do I address this issue?

I need help... I have only had my Sam Gal 2 for 7 months and I am ready to get a new phone because I can't use the music or open photos and photo applications! If I try to play a song via Google ...
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sd card homescreen shortcuts dont appear after re-boot, galaxy advance, jelly bean

Got a irritating problem with my phone maybe someone can help me with. Basically when i move an app to sd card the shortcut on the homescreen disappears. I can reinstate it but then when i reboot my ...
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What are the differences between storing apps on device memory or SD card? [duplicate]

What are the advantages and disadvantages between storing apps on device memory (/data, I think) or internal/external SD card? I'm aware of only one, saving device memory's space. But I wonder about ...
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Boot from SD card

As PC can boot from CD or USB I wonder if android devices can boot from SD card? Could it be used for repairing original bootloader?
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My phone isn't recognizing the SD card [duplicate]

I have a Galaxy S3 Mini with an external SD card of 4GB. The problem is that the phone stopped recognizing the SD card. It tried with other SD cards; I tested the SD cards on the pc and everything was ...
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what happens to an sd card after partitioning it?

so. I have a galaxy ace , the first one. and its internal memory is just shit . not even 200 mb's. I plan on rooting it later today and partitioning my sd card . i'm wondering if it's going to degrade ...
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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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change download folder to external sdcard in ttpod

I am new user of Sony C6603, with Android 4.2.2. For free music download, I use TTPod. I find the music can be downloaded for free in this App, but I wonder if I can change the default download folder ...
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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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Targetting SDCard vs Phone Storage

I bought a new phone. It runs JellyBean 4.1.1. It has got 2.5GB Phone storage and Internal Storage of 512 MB. Thats what I find when I go to Manage Apps section of the settings. I can move apps ...
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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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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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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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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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Cannot access all my folders from my SDCard via USB

I plug in the USB cable to my computer. I click on Open Device to view files, I get to the root of my SDCard. The problem is that there is a directory missing. I can see it with my file manager on ...
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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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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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SD card full bricks Android 2.2: In fsckdelay end. Kill dosfsck, ret=-1

I downloaded this 80 MB ZIP file containing 27000 files to my SD card and unzipped it using this code. A no space left error occurred before all files could be extracted. I couldn't remove the ...
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LG Lucid doesn't recognize SD card as extra memory when dealing with photos [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I deal with “Low on Space” messages on my HTC Incredible? I have an LG Lucid, and recently (more or less) learned how to put files (music, etc.) on it from my ...
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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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Can I install applications onto sd card with Android 2.1? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to move apps to my sd card in android 2.1 on my phone? When I install applications, my app store to internal memory. So, i want to install my app onto ...
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Using other block device when conecting Android device to computer as USB storage

When I connect the device to computer, it makes sdcard available to it, as in card reader. How to make it share not sdcard, but other block device or file?
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Methods to trigger a gallery/music player refresh?

I've search around the internet for details regarding this, and the only way I found was to remount the SD card.. But I have a lot of apps (virtually, all) installed on my SDcard and this is probably ...