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How to stop apps writing to "Android" folder on the SD card?

I have a (seemingly) simple question to which I haven't found a clear answer to. My phone creates an "Android" folder on my SD card and I'm wondering if it could be moved into the phone's internal ...
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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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How to run an executable on boot and keep it running?

I have an executable build from a ndk-build program. I want to run it on a rooted Android device. How much is the possibility that Android will kill my executable? Using adb shell, I am able to ...
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How would you use your ext4 formatted thumb drive via OTG on Android?

Is there a workaround to use an ext4 formatted thumb drives on Android phones? Right now when I plug it (thumb drive has micro usb end and phone supports thumb drives) Android says it doesn't ...
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How to save files to external SD card on a non-rooted Android?

I'm using the Terminal Emulator app on a non-rooted Android 5.0.2 phone. When moving files from a folder of the external SD card to another with: mv /storage/extSdCard/DCIM/Camera/* /storage/...
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How to create a shortcut to some file in another folder?

I have a PDF on the folder ExtSD/Documents/. I need to make a shortcut of this file to the folder ExtSD/CurrentlyReading/. So simple on Windows... Apparently never asked on Android. If it's of any ...
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Invoke /system/bin/sdcard manually via terminal

I am trying to mount an EXT4 formatted SD card under Cyanogenmod 13.1 (Android 6.0.1). So far, I have setup scripts to mount the card at /mnt/ext_sdcard during boot. My current understanding is that ...
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Increase RAM through SD Card

In Windows, it's possible to use SD card as RAM. Is something similar possible in Android (with and without root)?
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How to repair/fix SD external SD card at 0 Mb?

After installing LineageOS 17.1 on my Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, the wizard offered me to use my sd card either internal or external storage. None of the options work. If I select internal, the wizard ...
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How do I create a separate vendor partition?

I recently got an android phone running AOSP Android 5.1 Lollipop. I want to upgrade its software to higher android version, probably 9.0 as per the phone's capacity. But for that, I need treble ...
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App2sd link2sd how to show mount view 2nd micro sd card ext2 partition

Question :App2sd link2sd how to show mount view 2nd micro sd card ext2 partition I had loaded twrp recovery (fastboot boot twrprexovery.img) in bootloader mode and installed SU and rooted and ...
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How do I make my android ROM auto-mounts and activate a swap partition in my sd card?

I have created a swap partition via GNOME Disks in my SD Card and I found that my Android system doesn't detect it until I used Aparted to activate it but still It is not persistent after a reboot and ...
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How to resize SD card using terminal? and create a new partition on it? [duplicate]

I don't have SD card reader for my computer, so maybe I could do it directly from termux instead. How to resize SD card without losing data? And make new EXT4 partition. (parted) p: Disk /dev/block/...