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Busybox is a single utility that contains the functionality of many of the basic Unix tools. It's used on most embedded-Linux systems instead of having separate executables for each utility, which wastes space owing to code duplication. There are several Busybox installers available on Google Play, and one on F-Droid. Custom ROMs often have Busybox ...


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No, you won't invalidate your warranty.* Keep in mind that Root Explorer requires root, though, and rooting will invalidate your warranty. I personally love Root Explorer, so I recommend the non-root version: Explorer. * I haven't read your warranty, but I've never heard of a condition that bizarre. This is not legal advice; I am not a lawyer.


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The information below is from a developer website, it is the closest I could find to a definitive answer. From website: If you're using API Level 7 or lower, use getExternalStorageDirectory() to open a File that represents the root of the external storage, then save your shared files in one of the following directories: * Music/ - Media scanner classifies ...


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These files are for the Transformers: Dark of the Moon film which was included promotionally with your Nexus 7. The movie was not, at least in my case, pre-installed on your device, as it takes a considerable amount of your available storage space (especially if you have an 8GB unit!). I'm guessing you must at some point have unknowingly hit the small ...


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Settings >> Connect to PC >> USB Connection Type should be set to "Disk drive" (you can set this as a default connection type, but I prefer to do it manually when I need it). Also, you can set it via the notifcations bar by clicking on the USB connection type as it appears; a selection box of the various options should appear. Once mounted, ...


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Over Wi-Fi Install a small app SwiFTP FTP Server. (original link 'dead' - 2012-09-22, see 'http://ppareit.github.com/swiftp/' instead ) Just, setup username & password. After tapping Start button, your device will become FTP server & the app will give you URL (handy if you don't know device IP & FTP URL format). On PC, you can use any FTP client ...


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Linda File Manager allows you to do that. Just long press the file and select Create Shortcut. A shortcut icon shall appear on your Home screen As a side note, it is also a nice file manager. There might be tons of other options, though.


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You cannot restrict where the applications write the data on the sdcard. You can go and delete what ever you want on the sdcard, but it may be data for an application. If you move it, the application will think it has been deleted or doesn't exist, and it will just create the data in the same place again. Google recommends applications use the ...


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On the Electrify, the external SD card is mounted at /mnt/sdcard-ext/ while the internal is at /mnt/sdcard/. The two are logically separate and cannot / should not be merged. On the Mesmerize, the external SD card is mounted at /mnt/sdcard/external-sd/ as if it were a subfolder of the internal SD storage, which is also mounted at /mnt/sdcard/ like the ...


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You'll need a file manager, and just browse to the same path that you do when you attach to email. If the Xoom doesn't have a file manager, I recommend Root Explorer. If you don't have root you can try another, like Astro File Manager.


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WiFi File Explorer allows browsing of the SD card through a web based interface. Quite nice, but perhaps difficult to copy a large number of files. http://lifehacker.com/5626268/wifi-file-explorer-manages-your-android-sd-card-from-a-web-browser On Air (Wifi Disk) 'allows you to easily transfer files over your Wi-Fi connection by accessing it as if it were ...


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LOST.DIR is just a storage space (directory) for files that were recovered upon boot. You can safetly remove it with no problems. The sysytem keeps it just in case you want to get your recovered currupted files back. A quick google search yielded: LOST.DIR - what is it? As for preventing it from being created, just prevent the SD card from becoming ...


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First, you should be aware of the difference between "hidden folders" and "inaccessible folders": hidden folders: names start with a dot, e.g. /sdcard/.android_secure. These files you can see enabling the "hidden files" option in file explorers. inaccessible folders: folders you won't see due to lacking permissions, e.g. those in /data. To protect your ...


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Android can't/doesn't keep track of arbitrary data created on the SD card. If you're looking for regular app data such as settings, it's located at /data/data/qualified-app-name where the name is something like com.rovio.angrybirds for Angry Birds, for example. As eldarerathis notes you'll need to be root to view the data partition; it's protected to ...


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According to this thread /sdcard is the internal storage of your device. It is so named because Android counts on a FAT/FAT32 filesystem at that mountpoint for data storage. The optional external sdcard mounts to /sdcard2 and is evidently not available via USB from the tablet. These are the "user serviceable" locations in Android. To work with files outside ...


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If you open a file as Context.MODE_PRIVATE, then the file is created in /data/data/app_packagename and is only accessible to your app. You can see the permission and owner of these files in command line. adb shell ls -al drwxr-x--x 1 app_28 app_28 2048 Dec 6 2011 com.android.mms But files in sdcard is public to all user, so you cannot find ...


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If your phone is not rooted, then you can't access the "OS" or the "programms". When you plug your phone, you can only browse its internal and/or external storage in a file explorer. If you are not rooted, you can use adb to browse the "OS", but you can only view it and you can not access /data folder. If you are rooted, you can access and write all to the ...


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As Shywim wrote, direct access from your Windows PC is limited to certain directories – by default. But there are some helpers available to give you more details. Some examples include: DavDrive Lite – make the local file system available via WebDAV. This would require another 3rd party tool on your Windows PC (some WebDAV client) FTPServer – a small and ...


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Do you really want to do that? That might lead to you no more being able to see your images in the gallery. But if you want to try: open a file manager of your choice and navigate to the DCIM folder delete the .thumbnails directory create a file named .thumbnails open the file's properties, and set it "read only" Now, as there cannot be two objects with ...


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You don't mention which Android phone you've got, depending on which phone (and how much your manufacturer's customised) you've got, it may be slightly different from OtherMichael's instructions. With stock Android (as on the Nexus One, HTC Magic, G1, etc), when you plug your phone into the PC's USB you should see a USB icon appear in the notification area. ...


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The answers to How do I copy pictures onto a folder on the home screen? provide a couple methods of creating shortcuts (it requires another file manager). As well, the Root Explorer file manager allows you to set the default path when it opens; you could set it to the path of this folder, so you wouldn't need to browse to it.


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I use FTPServer ( http://www.appbrain.com/app/ftpserver/lutey.FTPServer ) to browse and copy files to and from my phone over wifi. On Ubuntu you can connect to an FTP server and browse it as if it is a directory.


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I just found ES File Explorer which seems to do what I need, and a little bit more. This looks pretty promising. I'll report back if I have any issues with it, but for now it seems to answer my question.


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Samba Filesharing is a great app for connecting over wifi, but does require root. I use it regularly myself. Just turn on wifi, fire up the app, and then you can browse your SD card from your pc.


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There are many ways, you can use ADB over wifi, run an FTP or SSH server on the phone, or use Dropbox. The easiest to set up is Dropbox, but it's fairly limited which files and you can synchronize. The best solution would be installing an FTP/SSH server on the phone, but setting up those might be difficult.


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I know it's off topic, but the instructions are on the Android developer pages here. See the section under "Troubleshooting ADT Installation". If you are still unable to use Eclipse to download the ADT plugin as a remote update site, you can download the ADT zip file to your local machine and manually install it: Download the current ADT Plugin ...


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The app Rings Extended combined with any free file manager will do what you want. Once installed, picking a ringtone will pop up a window asking which app to use for ringtone selection. Tick the option to make it a default and choose "Rings Extended". It will then allow you to pick any supported music file from your SD card for ring and notification tones. ...


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Prerequesites: unlocked phone ('fastboot oem unlock' command) installed Android SDK with accessible adb and fastboot executables (both are part of the SDK) Cyanogenmod 7/9 or 10 image from get.cm (or whatever ROM you want) Nexus S CWM recovery image from clockworkmod.com Steps: Flash the CWM recovery image: Switch off your Nexus S, press volume up ...


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When in the message window, "long press" the image (hold your finger down on the image for a second or two) and a menu should pop up giving you the option to download or save the attachment. When you go to your gallery you'll usually see attachments you've downloaded in a folder called "Downloads" or "Messaging."



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