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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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'Insufficient storage' when installing Google play services

Before you hit reply or scream duplicate - read through what I've done. The phone is a rooted HTC One X running 4.2.2 and ViperX custom ROM with 836 MB free space on 'app' storage and 6.6 GB free ...
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Nexus 5, low space problems

I recently got nexus 5 16GB, but I have weird storage problem. The OS should take about ~3.5GB, so I should have 12.55GB left for apps and stuff. BUT: Screenshot (click image to enlarge) 4.66GB + ...
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Insufficient storage error on Google play store [duplicate]

I tried to install an app from Google play, which said it was about 12mb to install. According to Storage in settings, I have 90mb available on external memory and 144mb in internal memory. When I ...
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External storage media setting

I have a samsung Galaxy S4 with an external 64Gb class 10 micro SD card. How can I set the settings to have all media (photos, movies, music) stored automatically in the external card when a pic is ...
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Why am I constantly running out of space on my Galaxy S2?

I have a Galaxy S2 running Android 4.1.2. It has a 12GB internal HD, and a 16GB SD card. I keep getting errors from various programs telling me I am running out of space. BeyondPod won't download new ...
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Internal storage

I have samsung galaxy music duos S6012 mobile. according to the specification the internal storage is 4GB but physically my phone shows only 2GB. So, please help what do I do in this manner. I know ...
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Does 'installation unsucessful' apps occupy space in SD card

After downloading some of the apps from google store I get a notification stating phone memory low and subsequently the installation gets failed.My question does these not installed app files get ...
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How to remove downloads

On my Nexus 7, I see in Storage that Downloads are taking 50.56 MB. I tap Downloads and then see "No items". How do I remove these 50 MB?
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Replacing the flash chip on a Galaxy Nexus

A little background I have two Galaxy Nexus phones: one reported lost(was lost) 32GB and a current 16GB version. Current Issue I'm trying to put the 32GB flash chip into the current phone. ...
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How do i fix optimus zone/dynamic storage?

The problem is, there is no "move to sd" option when you try to switch over an app. This is a problem because the internal storage is 1 GB and phone storage is about 200MB. This is not enough to ...
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How to store data on internal memory on LG Optimus 4X HD

After first use of LG optimus 4x HD I set storing of photo and video files on a SD card. Now I want this files to be saved back on internal memory.But I can't find where I did this setting. Please ...
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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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nexus 4 “storage space running out” issue

I'm using Nexus 4 which is not rooted. My phone started to giving me the low memory warning after have lot pic n video recording. I deleted stuff of about 400 MB, but still when I try to install an ...
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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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What is the file location of the sound files used in the Google Now application

I am trying to find the audio file that is played immediately after you manually start audio input via tapping the round microphone button on the search line of the Google Now application or saying ...
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Memory management of Android devices [duplicate]

According to manufacturer, my phone has: ROM-4 GB RAM-1 GB But when I look in my phone, there is PHONE STORAGE(.98 GB) INTERNAL MEMORY(1.77 GB) Now is that .98+1.77 from those 4 GB (ROM ...
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Massive Storage Being Used

I have a 16GB Galaxy S3 with a 64GB SD Card. However, it appears that files have been saving to my device and not the external card. I only have 4 Gigs left of the 16. Is there any app that can "take ...
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Storage space is getting low - service has been disabled

I'm running Android 4.1.2 on a Droid Razr maxx HD. I have the default email linked to my GoDaddy email and I can receive email fine. I used to be able to send email, but now I get this message when I ...
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How to remove downloaded videos of TED app from device?

I like official TED app which allows me to download videos for later offline viewing. I've downloaded many videos & watched all of them. Now, I want to remove them from my device to regain my ...
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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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Decrypt my Micro SD Card

I have been looking every where for an answer to this. I had a Razor MAX with an encrypted card in it. Well I dropped that phone and it died on the spot. I now have a SG3 and the micro sd card ...
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Alternative for Storage permission

I noticed that almost all apps request the Storage permission, and this is quite OK since they need to store stuff to function properly. But it's a bit bugging me that they have access to all of my ...
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Why is the SD-card mounted to “/sdcard/external_sd” instead of “/sdcard” (or “/mnt/sdcard”)?

I recently upgraded my phone to an LG Motion 4G (Android 4 ICS). I see that the sdcard is mounted at /sdcard/external_sd. I also noticed that this appears to be the same with some other newer models. ...
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How can I move apps from phone to sd card?

I have an LG P769 android phone, running android 4.1.2 and my storage is only 2gb. I have a 4gb sd card inside the phone as well. My apps are taking up 1.32gb and I am receiving 2 warning messages: ...
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Hardware backed Credentials Storage on Galaxy Nexus

First, I hope I choose the right stackexchange for that question. Android 4.3 introduces a "Hardware-backed" Credential Storage. If I go to Settings->Security under the "Credentials-Storage" Header ...
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Any way to place a link to `/sdcard2` within `/sdcard`?

I have a Sony Tablet S, for which I am not aware of any method of rooting. On this device there is an amount of internal storage (dependant on model 8 - 24 GiB) and an external sdcard slot. The former ...
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Memory requirement (for HDD) for Android based tablet?

Background: I'm currently considering buying a Acer Iconia A50x Tablet device that runs the Honeycomb OS. The device is available (or, well, not) in a variety of configurations (16GB / 32GB / 64 GB ...
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Where is “Back up my data” stored? Can it be edited?

Anybody know how to get to it? It's not on the Google Dashboard, or linked to from the developer docs. I've even dug through the code, but it's confusing. Anybody know a way to download it, and better ...
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Android Devices: use external storage as a default storage

If you're running out of memory which happens a lot on low-end android devices like Samsung galaxy Y, Samsung galaxy Y-DUOS etc. and want more free space for your apps, then this post is for you..
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Android phone system data is keep eating the space [duplicate]

My Android phone system space is keep eating by some unknown application or something which is now showing low on space in phone storage and many times phone gets shutdown'd. Please help me on how to ...
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Organizing Files Between Files Saved in External SD Card and Files Saved in Internal Drive

For example, let's say I want to take some settings for organizing the directory target. When I take photos, I want to automatically saved directly onto the removable SD card (external drive) while ...
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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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Instead of 5 GB storage shows 2.42 GB .

I 've purchased Karbonn Titanum S5 Plus. In that, It is showing TOTAL STORAGE SHOWING as (1 GB + 1.42 GB) ie 2.42 GB But in the features it is written as 1 GB RAM and 4 GB ROM ie Total 5 GB ...
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Android tablet separate user account - app installed once or multiple times?

Today I bought a tablet Samsung Nexus 10, it came with latest Android 4.3 installed. Android 4.2 and higher supports multiple user accounts which is awsome. My question is, if let's say I have ...
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How to change the storage device mountpoints [duplicate]

I have a rooted Xperia J, ICS, and want to change the way devices are mounted as I currently cannot force apps to install to the external sd card. So in short what do i need to do in order to achive ...
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local cloud storage solution

I have got a 1 terabyte external hard drive, and I would like to find a seamless way for my android device (an HTC one mini) to be able to access that hard drive. In the old days when I wanted to do ...
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What file level function is used to read/write SQLite database file [closed]

I am working on some sort of implementation for SQLite file encryption in Android devices. I would like to get some info about the low level function inside the SQLite source code (Amalgamation ...
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Is it possible to add arbitrary folders to the media scanner?

I have a Samsung Captivate Glide and it's got 4 gigs of storage that isn't main storage and isn't SD card memory. It shows up as a separate section under settings->storage and it's mounted on ...
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internal sd storage partition/mount problem

I got my nexus 7 2013 a few weeks ago. It worked great for some time until I decided to flash a kernel that claimed to add support for CIFS windows shares mount. After installing this kernel, when the ...
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Can a thief unlock my stolen phone that is secured with a pattern?

I've lost my phone recently and it's got a pattern lock on it. I've also reported the phone as stolen, so it's been barred. Would it be possible for a thief to unlock it?
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What is the installation size of a clean build of 4.2?

This is a pretty simple question, but one that I have not been able to find the answer to. How much disk/storage space does an installation of Jelly Bean (bonus points for other versions) take up? I ...
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Insufficient storage in Galaxy Tab 3 8.0

My Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 is showing insufficient storage with Applications at 11.6GB. When I add up all of the application storage requirements I get about 0.75GB. I supposedly have 49MB available but ...
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What is the address for internal storage on browser?

If file:///sdcard/ is the access address for the SD card, then what is the address for internal storage on my HTC?
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How to specify where my camera saves photos to [duplicate]

I have a Samsung S5830 phone which has Android on it. When I look at: Task Manager -> Summary It appears that my, small, sim card is being filled up with data whilst, my larger, External SD card ...
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Why does my phone need 20MB before it can recieve text messages and can I do anything about this? [duplicate]

I don't see how a 160 byte text message should need 20MB of free storage before it can arrive. Is there some kind of hack that can force the messages to arrive? Or is there something I'm not ...
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How to install apps on the second external SD card?

I have an Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet. It has two external memory cards. All apps are installed on external memory card 1, but not on external memory 2, even though I have lots of space ...
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Low internal memory, but high local and SD memory [duplicate]

I have a MID android tablet which has been giving me low storage messages during some downloads lately. But when I check, the local and SD have practically 3GB free. So, where is this data going, and ...
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How to have unused apps not take up resources

Is there a way I can have unused apps not take up resources? Especially Internal memory and other resources not on Sd card. I am already using Link2SD to move what I can to SD. I know you can back ...