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Where an app is stored very much depends on several criteria: System apps / pre-installed-bloatware-apps are stored in /system/app (which is mounted read-only to prevent any changes) normal apps in internal memory go to /data/app some apps (encrypted on internal storage?) go to /data/app-private Apps stored on external memory go to an encrypted container ...


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See here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4809874/how-to-access-the-sms-storage-on-android The gist is that SMS/MMS are residing in databases on the phone and the answer to the question contains the link to this tutorial. The location of the database might vary from phone to phone, but you can look it up with this command via adb (you need to be root to ...


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They are stored in /data/app/ but unless your phone is rooted all you will see is an empty folder.


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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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A service like Dropbox should be able to do this for you. It'll sync the files up to the web, and then your PC (with Dropbox installed) should pull them down.


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Absolutely, and it's very easy. This is the procedure for my Samsung Galaxy S; other phones may be different: Plug in the USB cable and a USB icon appears in the notification area at the top of the screen. Pull down the notification and tap "USB connected". Tap "Mount" on the dialog box that's displayed. Two removable drives show up on my PC; one for ...


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You should be able to point the browser at the file you want with a URL of the format file:///path/to/file.html. For example, I just did this on my EVO with a file I saved to the root of my SD card as post.html by launching the browser and entering the URL file:///sdcard/post.html. Alternatively, my file manager lets me open an HTML file with "HTML Viewer". ...


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You should be able to create a file called ".nomedia" (without quotes) in the folder you don't want scanned. It is supposed to tell the media scanner not to look in there.


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In order to view local files on the sdcard with the default Android browser just enter file://sdcard/ and then the path to the file you want to view. For example if you have an xml file named "person" in a folder named "xmlfiles" it would look like file://sdcard/xmlfiles/person.xml in your address bar. You can create bookmarks for the file you are viewing ...


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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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ES File Explorer has support for several cloud storage providers. It allows to "copy" folders from your dropbox folder to your SD-Card etc in a similar fashion as you would copy files locally. The "Network" Tab allows you to add an account.


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Use a file manager to look in the following locations: /data/app /data/app-private /system/app/ /sdcard/.android_secure (shows .asec files, not .apks) On Samsung phones: /sdcard/external_sd/.android_secure You need to be rooted to view the first three.


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It depends on what you would like to achieve. If you want to just send a link from your computer to your Android device you have several possibilities: Send an email to yourself containing the URL. Of course you need to have that email account synched on your Android phone. Then open the mail there and click on the link. Admittedly, this is a not very ...


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You can't, unless the particular app provides a way. The Android OS doesn't manage or keep track of where apps decide to write on the SD card.


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The Android OS itself is not dependant on any files on the removable SD card. If you have no apps that use this file, you can safely delete the file, or even format the SD card if you want.


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Not in the internal filesystem, but it may leave files on the SD card. Apps on Android are only able to write on two places within the filesystem /data/data/<packagename> /mnt/sdcard/ or /sdcard The /data/data/<packagename> directory gets deleted when you delete the app, so the only place where file cruft can be found is the SD card.


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Here's a helpful piece of info also. This is the absolute path to SMS and MMS DB on most android devices: /data/data/com.android.providers/telephony/databases/mmssms.db


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Ah, cripes. I don't know what on Earth put this .nomedia file on the root of my SD card. Problem fixed.


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Android 2.1 (Eclair) Plug in your phone Pull the notification bar; tap on "USB connected (Select to copy files to/from your computer)". Tap "Mount". Ubuntu should autoprompt you to browse the phone using File Manager (Nautilus) Android 2.2 (Froyo) (and probably Android 2.3) Plug in your phone Android should autoprompt you to enable USB Mass Storage. ...


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Most custom ROMs include this functionality as part of the Power Widget. For stock firmware you have to resort to 3rd-party apps such as ScanMedia or SDRescan, for example.


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That depends, a lot of developers do not properly take care of their associated application's data and may leave them lying around. The Package Manager uninstalls the apps from /data/data/..../ depending on the package name. For example, Application MyFooBarApp whose package name is org.foo.bar.app then this would be the spot - /data/data/org.foo.bar.app/ ...


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Certain apps like the gallery let your share content via Bluetooth (or any other number of methods). The gallery handles video and images. Highlight the item and hit menu to get the Share menu.


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The samsung galaxy S has the ability to support a non standard filesystems. Hacking a filesystem together with encryption should be possible but probably takes a lot of time and as far as I know isnt available off the shelf atm.


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If your file is at /mnt/sdcard/test/file.html you can access it through the browser from using: content://com.android.htmlfileprovider/sdcard/test/file.html Note: Your file location should not contain any spaces i.e. /mnt/sdcard/test location/file.html doesn't work, even if the URL replaces it with %20. Additionally, bookmarking the URL helps!


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GTalkSMS is able to send, browse and download files from your android phone via XMPP (gTalk). It's also a remote SMS notifier and has various other features. Note: According to the FAQ I have to disclose that I am involved in GTalkSMS. GTalkSMS is an open source GPL licensed Android app. Everyone can contribute.


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On my Android 4.0.4 (ICS) Xperia ray, they are stored in /mnt/asec/XXX-1/pkg.apk. XXX is the Google Play ID of the application. For example, Firefox is found at /mnt/asec/org.mozilla.firefox-1/pkg.apk and Skype is found at /mnt/asec/com.skype.raider-1/pkg.apk. Following zuul's comment I took these screenshots from my phone to confirm my answer. ...


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The other answers are a little misleading. First, it doesn't really matter from a security standpoint whether you've got things stored on the SD card or on the internal storage. The SD card is easier to remove and read outside the phone, but the internal storage can be read as well (most easily from the device itself but also from a PC). The second thing ...


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A short Google search for "spmo file" reveals that these are "SpeedView Meta Object" files and speed up the display of images. They're probably some sort of cache file and should be automatically recreated if you delete them.


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Android supports ogg. You create a folder on your sdcard called Music and Android will recognize it. Here's a list of supported media formats.



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