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Why is application data of the same application stored in different locations?

I have installed the same application on a device running Android 7.0 (not rooted) and on a tablet running Android 4.4 (root), but nevetheless I noticed that the application data (databases/files ...
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Where does Android store the binaries of the apps themselves?

In operating systems like windows there is a special folder like Program Files where the executables themselves are stored. But in android it's kind of amazing that the binaries themselves are hidden ...
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Android encryption and Native Library Storage Locations

I have written an app that uses a native shared library via the Android NDK. I am particularly interested to know whether the .so file is stored in a location that would be encrypted if I were to ...
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Where does Swiftkey store its data?

Does anyone know where Swiftkey stores its data for: 1.) the heatmap 2.) user custom word dictionary Or even better, how would one go about finding this out (on a non-rooted device)?
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Symlink from /sdcard to /sdcard

I am trying to have Google Markup output its image somewhere other than its default location. I have used different ROMs and versions of those ROMs, and each combination I tried has Google Markup's ...
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How to clear space on your internal storage, other than the trivial measures?

After 3.5 years of use, my Android device (a Xiaomi RedMi 3S) has its internal storage full almost to capacity. I can run its cleaning routine, I can remove photos I snapped and music files I may ...
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Termux write permissions

pretext: as gmail no longer allows me to send zip files, i have been looking into other ways to get my java source directories from android to laptop and back again, depending whether I'm at home or ...
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Application Images

So I am creating this website for an app from Google Play and I am currently trying to find where it's storing the image files on my phone. I've tried to search it with FX file explorer and searched ...
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How to identify temporary files by file extension

I want use find command to search and delete all temp files that could exist in android by file extension as a result of device regular usage. So far I could gather the following: *.tmp *.log all ...
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What exactly will clearing storage cached data do?

What will clearing the internal storage cached data clear? Worried I'm gonna lose something I need. I've searched for the answer but the information I was able to find seem to be about cached data of ...
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Move App Data from SD Card to Internal Storage

TL;DR: Some apps have a little data on the SD and I want to move it to internal in case the apps actually need it. My intent is to use the SD for something else. However, I can't figure out how to ...
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How to clear cache for all apps at once?

I want to clear all app caches mainly to reduce the size of and speed up backups. This feature has been supported in Android 4, but appears to have been removed a long time ago. A root-only method is ...
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How to access a video file that an app is hiding

There is this app that uploads some videos. You can watch the purchased ones only through the app! (free videos can be downloaded in pc with IDM) So I purchased a video and downloaded it so I can ...
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I installed a large app & it won't install but takes my storage! now I have full storage but haven't the app?

I'll be grateful if someone help me! I installed a large app (1.25 G a game) but it won't install because of my low storage it won't install said app not installing just like this; but take my storage!...
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Where does Google's Allo store (private) messages and media?

I suppose that messages and media sent and received in incognito mode are encrypted but they have to be stored or at least cached somewhere on the device as long as the timer, if any, has not finished....

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