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ZTE Obsidian running Android 5.1 doesn't save files to SD card.

When I try to update apps through Google Play I can't save the app to the SD card. In settings I chose SD card as the default drive but it still doesn't work. Is there anyway to make the system ...
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my internal memory is empty but cant add new apps

Not enough storage when loading apps to my phone why is this and my internal memory is empty, also new 4gb memory card is brand new.
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Why apps move from SD card to phone memory after upgrade and how to avoid it?

After upgrade of any app - apps move back from SD Card to phone memory. After that, to save phone memory, I have to move upgraded app back to SD card. Is any possibility to avoid this because it is ...
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Why do I keep getting “not enough storage space”

I have an LG Stylo with a 32gb SD card, which is supported on my phone, and I have 29gb free. I try to move an app of any size and I am told there is not enough space. One or two apps move, but the ...
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SSHelper: SD card Permission denied

I am unable to write to my sdcard using SSHelper: u0_a264@MSM8974:/storage/sdcard1 $ df /storage/sdcard1 ...
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Linked apps, sd-ext (second partition) and backing it up with CWM

I have really particular question, which I have not found any answer to. I have my microSD card partitioned and I did backup of the system with CWM, but I have marked sd-ext option too. Now I have few ...
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Files on SD card not detecting

My phone MOTOROLA G3(2015) is not showing files when connected to PC. While connecting, it shows options as charing only, PTP, MTP, MIDI. I have selected MTP, which shows the external card, but is not ...
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Cannot write to sdcard on android emulator: permission denied; storage state: mounted [on hold]

I am trying to use Debug.startMethodTracing("tracefile"). But I got the error that "E/art: Unable to open trace file '/sdcard/localExp.trace': Permission denied". The following are what I have tried: ...
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How much disk space (GB) does Android 5.0 OS take up? Is “System memory” the OS? Is 5.5GB typical? Can I free any of it?

I've been a proud owner of an Android for all of ~6 hours now. I just upgraded from my dumb phone, to a smart phone, for the first time ever, this afternoon. I know, a little later than most... I ...
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I can't use the sd card to download apps

I just got a new phone but when I try to download something it says insufficient space but my sd card has plenty. How do I fix this?
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Link2SD error- “mount: Operation not supported on transparent endpoint”

So I just rooted my Concord II, and installed Link2SD. I partitioned my SD card with MiniTool, and made a Fat32 and a ext2, both primary. But when after opening Link2SD and giving it root access, it ...
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After the Lollipop update, SD card not detecting

After the update on my Moto G gen 2 to Android Lollipop, the phone is not able to detect the SD Card which I did not remove at any point in time even after successful installation of software. I'm ...
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How to fix the unable to mount SD card problem in my brand new Android phone?

I had just recently bought Asus Zenfone 4 and until yesterday it was just working fine. All of a sudden on yesterday the phone started to behave weirdly and settings was not at all opening. I thought ...
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How do I decrypt files on my SD card that I encrypted using the Settings?

I have files that I used to copy from my SD card to my PC using the USB Mass Storage option under the "USB connection" pop-up. I checked the flag under Settings->Location & Security->Data ...
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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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SD card encryption

The way Android goes about encrypting data on SD cards is vague to me. I've read about ASEC files, OBB files, /data/misc/systemkeys/AppsOnSD.sks, and keystores. I know that keys used to encrypt SD ...
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“Unable to move apps to SD Card” error

Huawei Honor 4X and Kingston SD card with 8 GB. I've been using these since a while, but suddenly one fine day Out of nowhere I've encountered with weird problem saying "Unable to move apps to SD ...
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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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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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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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I cant find my files on sdcard!

So, i want to transfer pics from my phone to pc(i have sony xperia e3), but when i connect it via usb and go in sd card i cant find all of them and when i go to file manager on my phone and go to ...
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How to restore files on SD Card that was protected by Vault app?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...
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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 a app to SD card?

I want to move a app to SD card from phone storage as I want some free space on phone. I tried going in app info, there is option for "move to phone storage"(not SD card)....Also when I tried that ...
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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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How to Store BTsync Data Files in SD Card?

The new BTsync 2.3 advertises that it has the feature of storing in the SD card of your Android >=5.0. However, I cannot find such a setting in Settings of the application. There are two options ...
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Why doesn't My phone recognize my SD card?

My phone ( Trend plus) doesn't recognize my SD card. It's been working for almost 2 years now, I don't know what happened, did I damage it somehow, I don't know.
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Store /data and /cache in sd card

I've been googling the whole day for an answer and it has been frustrating to see how many people write with confidence incompetent solutions. Many say to mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p8 or ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean supports NTFS SD card formatting?

If I format my micro SD card as NTFS, will my phone see it? I need this because I want to transfer files larger than 4GB on my phone microSD card, but FAT32 allows just files up to 4GB.
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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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How to actually merge/join the internal storage and external SD card!

I have a 30 Gig external SD card in my LG 9 phone. I am trying to merge/join the SD card with the internal storage so when i save ANYTHING on my phone whether it be an app (including updates), a song, ...
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How to use android phone as SD card reader?

I want to format my external SD card (For installing Raspbian) and I don't have a SD card reader on my PC or an external one. Is there a way to use my Android phone as a SD card reader? PC OS: ...
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issues after inserting 16 gb memory card

I have been using a Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 ph with 8 gb internal memory and 2 gb external sd card. Recently i got a 16gb samsung memory card space problems. Since i have started using my phone with ...
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Why is my SD card not being fully recognised?

I recently bought a new Alba 10" tablet, along with a 32GB microSD card to boost the storage. My problem is that the SD card isn't functioning as I would expect. The expected behaviour If I insert ...
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booting Android from SD card

The device model is Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (gt n5100) It's not booted yet had developer mode activated. The flash memory is completely broken (which probably means the bootloader is gone as well?), ...
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Best file system for an external SD card

I have a Galaxy S5 with Android 5 and got a new 64 GB SD card. What is the best file system for the SD card? FAT32 is not an option because I want files >4GB. Which file system offers the best ...
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Rooted Xperia Z2 won't read memory card

Yesterday I connected my phone in mass storage mode to copy photos off the external microSD card and ejected it properly from Windows before disconnecting it. After that it said there was an error on ...
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Using SD-Card as internal memory, but how?

I am confused, I installed today the Marshmallow update on my HTC One m8. I knew that there is a feature to use my SD card as internal memory and I was awaiting this feature. I did what I expected ...
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Tablet does not recognize an External SD Card

I have an Android tablet (Torque Droidz Duo Slim). It has 2GB of internal memory and a 2GB SD-Card. I also have bought and been using an 8GB SD-Card but the device does not recognize the external ...
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Should low class SD cards be used in Android devices? [closed]

I've been having an issue with a SanDisk 32 GB class 10 SD card in my Android phone that's been giving me this error: SD card unexpectedly removed At first I would just reboot my phone and ...
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Sending data/obb to external SD card

I had a phone with CM11 and I was used to having an option, on the app detail screen, to send an app to the SD card. Now I have bought a new phone, with near-stock firmware (4.4.2), and that option is ...
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Is Nexus 9 capable of accessing data when I connect USB storage?

Info about Nexus 9: http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/nexus/9/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_9 http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_nexus_9-5823.php I have no idea how latest Androids work therefore ...
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Which app specific prevents moving to external storage?

Subject. I'm not asking what I will lose if I move app, but rather about how system detects if app is "movable" or not and enables/disables corresponding button in "App Info" activity accordingly. ...
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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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SD card appears empty on computer [duplicate]

It's a Moto G 3rd generation with Marshmallow. On the SD card there are pictures and videos that I'd like to backup. On the phone I can browse the contents of the SD card just fine. When plugged into ...
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how to get option as install zip from sdcard in recovery system?

In recovery system there are many option as apply update from sdcard wipe data/factory reset wipe cache partition backup and restore but I cant find install zip from sdcard for installing zip ...
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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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Can't move certain apps to my SD card

I recently reset my phone to factory settings, because I didn't have enough space on my internal memory and I wanted to start off anew. When I started downloading apps onto my phone that I had before ...
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delete directory containing too many files

I have an app called Telegarm and it stores all its cache files in a directory inside sdcard/Android/data folder. the problem is that there are thousand of tiny a few kilo bytes files stored in there. ...
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why won't my apps go to sd card

I have a tablet that has little memory and I needed an sd card so I got one, but I still have 29 GB on the sd card and when I try to download an app it says insufficient memory because I ran out of ...