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What is /storage/emulated/0/?

Recently, I've figured out that if I delete files from /sdcard/Download it deletes files from /storage/emulated/0/Download. And if I add the files into /sdcard/Download it duplicates them in /storage/...
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How can I make a symlink (or equivalent) inside /storage/emulated/0?

So, I have rooted my phone (GT-i9505 with android 5.0.1) and I would like to move my WhatsApp folder to my external SD card to save 3GB on internal storage. This is what I tried so far. EDIT: ...
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External Ext4 card mounted only for root (!) on Android 5.1 64 bits

In short: if I mount my Ext4 8GB SD card, only root (SU) can see it. The rest of users (so, the rest of apps) don't detect it. As long as my Ext4 SD card is not correctly mounted (Android always ...
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How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?

I am using a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. As is well known, the internal memory is rather small. Especially the Media directory of WhatsApp uses a lot of precious space, therefore I am trying to move it to ...
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Mounting a ext4 formatted sdcard on Android Marshmallow

I trying to mount an ext4 sdcard on a Samsung Galaxy Tab a6 (sm-t580) running Android 6.0.1. It has the original ROM, but is rooted and has TWRP installed. I've tried the following commands on adb: ...
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How mount (or auto mount) an usb stick formated with ext4 and be visible or working with apps on Android 5 , Marshmallow and later versions

The question appears in variate forms [1] just to say it is ridiculous on Android that ext4 is the default file system doesn't recognize usb pen formatted with ext4 (but android 4.4 reconize it ...
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Mount an ext4 formatted sdcard on a stock Lolipop 5.1 rom (rooted)

I currently have a Sony Z1 Compact. Unfortunately, it has an unlockable bootloader. I typically install Cyanogen on my android devices, but in this case, I don't have that option (without messing ...
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How to make bind-mounted (mount -o bind) folders visible for non-root users?

I want to mount-bind an app data folder in /data/data/... to a user subfolder in order to automatically synchronize the contents for backup purposes. As root I use the following command: mount -o ...
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How to use an ext4 formatted sd card as external storage with working app permissions?

I'm using LineageOS14.1 (Android 7.1.2) on a Moto G 3rd gen I'm using a 64GB sd and my phone technically doesn't support it, it worked fine until I put more stuff on it and then it started to ...
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mounting multiple ext4 partitions in Android 7+

I am doing away with exFat for my Microsd card after all my pictures decayed , corrupted and the directory was locked. I cant seem to write into a specific directory. chkdsk will just plain abort ...
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How to fix sdcard empty under root with Kingoroot?

My sdcard is empty when I use su. I have gained root using Kingoroot. This answer shows the SuperSU solution (mount namespace separation). How to mount an sdcard to su? What additional information ...
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Mount CIFS/SMB share to Android 10 as folder?

Im trying to mount cifs share to android 10 rooted phone and i already mount it but i cant see files in folder in other apps only in rooted one. It is possible to do something like that to get access ...