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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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According to this Super User answer, LOST.DIR is the folder mac disk repair looks for as part of it's repair process. LOST.DIR is something mac disk repair looks for and will ask about as part of it's repair process. If it's related at all to the standard lost+found, then it's a special file that holds all the corrupted or orphaned files found during a ...


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Does the .mp4 play as a video on a desktop OS? Can you 'vouch' for the source? .mp4 is a container format and may well only contain audio, or is corrupt and the player can only salvage the audio... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG-4_Part_14


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If it's a file from a website, you should probably try to use a different browser. Opera Mini for example uses a different download manager (not the native one) so it doesn't refuse to download any files. If you want to move them over from a PC, try some of those methods.


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Where is it? It is inside an APK file for some application. Can I access it without root access? You can download the APK to your desktop and unZIP it. Dolphin HD...points to file:///android_asset/new_tab.htm Since Dolphin HD is not open source (AFAIK), you have no way of changing this behavior. You also cannot modify this file unless you ...


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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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Press the "Multi" button and then select the files/folders you want, as explained on their help site: To select multiple files in ASTRO you simply click the "Multi" button. Then, you choose the files or folders you would like to work with (you will know they are selected because the names will turn orange. If you want to copy or move files, go to ...


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There are a few apps that will give you similar functionality to what you're looking for. I'd take a look at this article, it may be able to point you in the right direction. SwiFTP would probably be your best bet, although I don't know if you could STREAM music, which it sounds like is what you're trying to accomplish. Might just have to copy to his ...


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A few people allude to the issue of having spaces in the file name. I will clarify. Android is based on Linux, and therefore uses a posix file system. This means that file names with spaces cause issues. Don't use spaces if you are creating a file or directory; leave them out or use periods (.), dashes (-), or underscores (_). To load an existing file with ...


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Rockplayer supports .mov files (at least the ones that I've attempted to view). The GUI isn't fantastic, it's basically just a file manager look, but I don't find myself watching video on my phone much. There could be additional options as well.


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Found a solution for the local file browser problem on my Xoom tablet I tried opening a local file with Opera by typing file:///mnt/sdcard/Documents/blabla.html. Opera changed the adress in file://localhost/mnt/Documents... Using the localhost syntax on the android browser opened the local file.


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if you use the tablet mount function to mount the sdcard to computer, and copy some files, sometimes it has problem, it need more times, and suggestion refresh in the folder when finish copy, when you fresh you can check the copy successful or not. if you use the sdcard reader to mount to the computer, when finish copy, need safe remove usb to ensure the ...


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Your photos should be in the DCIM folder. I have an HTC EVo and all photos from my camera are in /sdcard/DCIM/100MEDIA/. I doubt this would help but maybe you should try another file manager. Try taking a photo and then go to your DCIM directory to see if any new folders or images are there. It looks like you solved your issue! Just so others have a ...


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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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