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using your external SD card as internal storage with Android 6+

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How can I mount an SD card as internal storage on Motorola Moto G Play 2023?

I have a Motorola Moto G Play 2023 (maui), Android 12, rooted through Magisk. It only comes with 32GB of storage, so I bought an SD card to hold more apps. Unfortunately, Motorola has decided that the ...
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How to replace the adopted SD card without reformatting the entire phone?

I currently have a Fairphone 4 and a 1 TB SD card. It was set up as shared internal storage. Over the past few weeks, I've been having random crashes on the phone which I think may be down to the SD ...
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How does an A2-rated microSD card perform as adoptable storage in 2023?

Here's a small backstory. A relative of mine owns a pretty low end Android phone (Redmi 9T) running Android 12. They got the 64gb storage variant which, of course, wasn't the best idea since there was ...
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Adoptable storage missing on "Samsung Galaxy Tab A" after partitioning the SD card

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8"-2019). I tried to partition my 128 GB, Kingston, MicroSD card into 75% internal (adopted) and 25% external. The partition command, for ID = 179,64; was as ...
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"Corrupt" SD card after power off?

I have a BQ-7082G ARMOR Android 7 device, with a SD card formatted as internal storage. One day it run out of battery, shut down, and afterwards it reported the SD card is corrupt and refuses to mount ...
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Cloning encrypted ext4 partition

I have a micro SD card adopted by an Android 8 Oreo phone as internal storage extension, so it has two encrypted ext4 partitions: android_meta and android_expand. I've cloned those partitions into the ...
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sd card ejects after formating as internal via google files app

I am trying to increase the internal storage of my realme narzo 30a phone. but it doesnt support format as internal. so i enabled usb debugging and used sm set-force-adoptabe true via adb. Then i ...
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How to create filesystem in TWRP? Getting error: Unable to recreate /data/media folder. E: Cannot decrypt adopted storage because /data will not mount

I tried to flash custom ROM on my Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro (gram) without putting too much thought and then something happened and now it's saying these on every recovery. Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid ...
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Final steps to repair corrupted F2FS SD Card - How to fix "can't read superblock"

[I modified the question to reflect the progress] The TLDR version is, the card is adopted storage that says corrupted f2fs. I used the process detailed Here but when I tried to mount the decrypted SD ...
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Finding Decryption Key and how to use it to decrypt

Nokia 6.1+ device using pixel experience ROM based on Android 12. Adopted SD card as internal storage and removed it without 'Eject'. Afterwards couldn't read the data even on the device itself. ...
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SD card Adopted as Internal storage [duplicate]

Using Pixel experience Rom based on Android 12 on Nokia 6.1+. Mistakenly adopted SD card as internal storage and while the files/data was being transferred from phone to Sd card/ shared internal ...
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Reformat SD Card from internal to portable

Device: Redmi Note 11 I formatted a SanDisk SD card as internal, using the Android's native file app (com.google.android.documentsui) but now I can't see the card anywhere. However when inserted, the ...
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Using LADB: "sm partition" does not show any differnce in internal storage

Using LADB (Local ADB Shell App) i tried turning my SD card into expandable internal storage (or adoptable storage, which isnt availabe on my samsung). I am unfortunatly not able to connect my phone ...
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Storage manager (SM) Partitioned Micro sd card but how to mount the extended partition and use it as internal storage.?

Question:- Storage manager (SM) Partitioned Micro sd card but how to mount the extended partition and use it as internal storage.? I purchased 6 months before, Samsung Galaxy s20 Fe with android 12 ...
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Moving apps to SD Card on Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Android 12

I purchased 6 months before, Samsung Galaxy s20 Fe with android 12 with 128 GB internal memory and a 256 GB external Micro SD card. I am an IT freelancer professional, so I have a job is for testing ...
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How to secure files in SD card by using adoptable storage?

I asked this question before, and this is a follow-up. I am trying to encrypt my SD card for data security (I don't want some random guy to be able to access my photos/documents/downloads by just ...
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How exactly does Android deal with adoptable storage (SD card as internal storage)?

I have a couple of confusions about this: Does Android just randomly write data to its internal storage and the adopted SD card? Or does it only write to the adopted storage only when the internal ...
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Use adb to remove adoptable storage

I followed these steps (in brief, enable debugging and use adb to enable storage and format sd card) to enable adoptable storage on a Samsung A01 to make the phone more usable (device is not rooted). ...
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How to decrypt (FBE) file-based encryption Adoptable Storage Android 12 [duplicate]

I backed up encrypted data of adopted internal storage on my PC & then Formatted the SD card as portable storage. But I have not factory reset my android system so the key for decryption must be ...
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Is it possible to limit read permissions for some folders on external SD card to certain apps on Android 10?

My device has 64 GB of internal storage and it's nearly full. I can expand storage with a 256 GB microSD card. However, I don't like that everything stored on the SD card is freely accessible to every ...
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Why can't I move anything to my adopted storage SD card?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite WiFi (gta4xlwifi) running Lineage OS 19, rooted with Magisk. I have just inserted a brand new 256GB SD Card and formatted it as adoptable storage. The SD card is ...
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For Android devices, is internal storage memory typically faster, slower, or equal to microSD card storage?

For Android devices, is internal storage memory typically faster, slower, or equal to microSD card storage? For example, let's take the Samsung Galaxy S10 Android phone. It comes in 128GB, 512GB, and ...
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how to stop Mobile shutting down on apps using as Battery dropping from 70% to 0% in Android 6.0.1

Question:- how to stop Mobile shutting down on apps using as Battery dropping from 70% to 0% in Android 6.0.1. I have formatted my External micro sd card as internal and automatically while ...
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Format SD card to be internal storage, restart phone, missing SD card?

I am running on Android 8.0.0 on a Motorola E5 Cruise, I tried to use my Motorola to format my SD card as internal storage, then I restart my phone and it says the SD card is missing when I have not ...
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How to create Mount script or Link2sd symbolic link in adoptable storage (format microsdcard as internal memory) any help

Question : How to create Mount script or Link2sd symbolic link in adoptable storage (format microsdcard as internal memory) any help I have an old mobile with upgrade of Android 6.0.1 marshemellow ...
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Formatted SD card as internal storage on Tecno Pop 3 running Android 6.0 and migrated all data to the SD card, but they're both full

Migrated all data in my Tecno Pop 3 phone, but it happened like I copied them to the SD because internal storage wasn't freed.
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How to transfer/clone data from one internal storage SD card to another?

So I've been using a micro SD card as internal storage. It's getting full, so I'd like to transfer the data to another micro SD card. I tried cloning it, but for whatever reason (I think it's got to ...
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LineageOS 18 -> USB storage is not being attached

I am using Raspberry Pi with installed LineageOS 18 and basically all works well. The only issue I do have is that when I put an USB stick (storage) it is not visible in the GUI. I tried several USB ...
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Does Storage manager (SM) package manager (PM) command works in android 10,11 [duplicate]

Question Does Storage manager (SM) Package manager (PM) command works in android 10,11? I want to purchase new android mobile as new smart phone come.with android 9,10,11. As I want adaptable ...
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Is adoptable storage in any new android version (9,10,11) original?

Question Is adoptable storage in any new android version (9,10,11) original ? I am planning to purchase new smart phone mobile for video editing graphic editing game apps. I want to install aprrox ...
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How to unlock view get app info "Move app to SD card" option locked missing in android 5.1.1

Question :-How to unlock view get app info "Move app to SD card" option locked missing in android 5.1.1? I have two mobiles of same company with different model both having same os android 5....
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How which custom android OS stock rom version (7-12) virtually pre load/check/test have adoptable storage format sd card as internal storage option

question which custom android OS stock rom version (6,7.1,8.1,9.1.10,11,12.1) and how to virtually (VM) pre load pre check test have adoptable storage format sd card as internal storage option the ...
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For Adoptable storage Fast random WRITE speed or fast random READ average good speed values?

For Adoptable storage Fast random WRITE speed or fast random READ average good speed values? To move and use apps on its microSD Card (using microsd card as adaptable storage as internal memory) in ...
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After Enable adoptable storage in my Root Galaxy ... play Store Cant Update Any App

i root my Device (A320F)(Galaxy A3 2017) and after that enable adoptable storage via TWRP zip installer package ... every things is OK and with Titanium Backup Move All my app To adoptable storage ... ...
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How to decrypt android adopted storage without the key?

I would like to know if there is any possible workaround for decrypting the adapted storage. I don't care about recovering my data because I've got the backup already. I tried formatting the sd card ...
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Adoptable storage filesystem?

I have a sdcard split into two partition: portable and adoptable. Not long time ago my /data is formatted as F2FS, really unstable on my device. So I recently format it again to EXT4. I'm noticing ...
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mount multiple ext4 partitions manually

I have rooted android phone running android 10. I have one ext4 partition created using : # dd if=/dev/zero of=/sdcard/ext1.img bs=1M count=1024 # mkfs.ext4 -F /sdcard/ext1.img which I mount ...
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How to get encryption keys for "adoptable storage" in MotoG3 without root - alternate methods, anyone?

So my sister in law handed me her MotoG3 where some apps had mysteriously disappeared and the videos of their little puppy were all gone (the videos of their kids were not as important apparently). ...
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Impossible to set a new SD card as adoptable after successfully using the first card as adoptable

I have successfully expanded the internal storage of the phone with an sd card using the "sm partition DISK mixed" command in adb: mido:/ $ sm list-disks disk:179,96 mido:/ $ sm partition ...
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Formatted my sd card as internal storage in my Xiamoi phone. but still getting no enough space message when installing apps

I have a Xiamoi note 8 phone running android 9. It has 32gb internal storage and I used most of it, so I decided to buy an sd card to use as internal storage. I went in settings chose the format as ...
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Can't install apps anymore - only via adb

I recently tried to extend my internal memory of my Moto G5 with a 128 gb sd card, so I backed up the previous smaller card to my pc, switched cards, formatted the new card as internal, copied back ...
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Formatted SD Card as internal storage

I formatted my SD card in my Lenovo Tab 4 as internal storage in order to free storage etc, but then realised how I can no longer read the card on my computer. Is there any way to either have the ...
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System storage taking up loads of space after adopting SD card

I recently adopted an SD card to my Xiaomi Redmi 7. Before I adopted the 64GB card, I was using around 8GB. Now my file manager says I am only using 2%, and under internal storage in settings I have ...
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How to move Apps to the adoptable sd-card storage on LineageOS 17.1 (Samsung Galaxy S5 klte)?

Hi since I updated to LineageOs 17.1 I am having storage problems, because the management of the adoptable storage does not work as expected. The problem: LineageOs migrates constantly data from the ...
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Can files from android internal be recovered after using adoptable storage?

I have lenovo k50a40 which is pretty old. I was using my SD card as internal(adoptable storage). By mistake I took out my SD card with taking any backup and inserted another card. Now old card is not ...
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Read data on SD card which was formated as Internal storage of Android OS

I have a Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus with Android 8.1.0. I plugged in a new SD card (Kingston MicroSDHC 32 GB) and this SD card was formatted as Internal storage, so data on this SD card was accessible by ...
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Is there any way to save data i.e. Screenshot/ photo to external storage by default

I am using Moto G. It is Android 6.0. Internal storage 16Gb. Now I want to store all screenshot and photo/ video taken using default camera app and whatsapp/ other social media data to external ...
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How can I clone an adopted SD card?

I adopted an SD card as internal memory and one day it just suddenly stopped working. With tremendous help from the member @alecxs I was able to make an img copy of it and browse the files in it. Here ...
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Can someone please help me understand this Linux command?

dmsetup create crypt1 --table "0 `blockdev --getsize /dev/sdb2` crypt aes-cbc-essiv:sha256 <Put the 16-byte hex key here> 0 /dev/sdb2 0" I got it from step 6 of the first answer here. ...
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How can I access the internal storage on a device with adopted storage

For my tablet I have TWRP on it and it can't access the sd card as it is encrypted. I need to put some files on it to flash with TWRP. How can I access it? I have magisk so I can do root options
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