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Preparing storage devices to record data by creating the necessary structures, while potentially existing structures and data are being destroyed. Follow the 'info' link below for more details.

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How to fix an internal storage SD card stuck on “checking…” that can't be formated?

An SD card i was using as internal storage on my tablet started malfunctioning (apps weren't working, couldn't download) and when i took it out & put it back in it showed as "checking..." in the ...
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Can Android detect of bad sectors on external SD Cards when reformating?

Title: Can Android perform surface analysis (Detection of bad sectors) on external SD Cards? Reasons for asking: 1. At one point, I found tons of old pictures and videos in the 'LostDir' folder. ...
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Replacing the gmail account on my Mi android phone

My mother gave me her MI phone with android. It has her gmail account. I want to replace it with my gmail account. How can I do this? I looked at Settings -> Accounts -> Google, but did not find there ...
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Can Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 (J730F) increase internal storage to sd via adb?

I read various how-tos on certain Samsung phones being able to increase internal storage (format sd as internal) via ADB commands. Can someone tell me if this will work for Samsung Galaxy J7 2017 ...
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SD Card Suddenly Stopped Working — Cannot Remove Read-Only Attributes

My SD card suddenly stopped working in my Motorola Moto E2, running Android 6.0. When I insert it, it just says "checking..." for ages, then says that it's not inserted. I then removed the card and ...
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Clean install of android

I am wondering is there a way to completly delete all data on the phone(including system, kernel...) and reinstalling clean system, something that would be equivalent to formating hard drive and ...
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Filesystem for sdcard to store large file and apps access

I am running android oreo 8.1 (custom ROM) on Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro. I have a 64GB memory card in which I want to store large files of size 15GB, 20GB etc. So I can't use FAT32 filesystem. I ...
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formatting userdata partition fails

On a Sony Smartwatch 3, while following the instructions to downgrade the OS and install NFC support reformatting the userdata partition failed: fastboot format userdata Creating filesystem with ...
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format corrupted adopted storage

I need some help here. I've already tried googling for a solution but I haven't found anything that works. So, a while ago I got a micro sd on my moto g4 and formatted it as internal storage (...
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Can't write to my sd card

My phone model is GALAXY J7. I have a samsung 16 gb sd card. I can't move, copy or do anything from the sd card. I tried formatting it and this pops up, then the sd card unmounts itself. What should i ...
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Android 7.1.1 showing insuficient space even with plenty of space in SD card formatted as internal

I have a ZTE Maven 3, it comes with 8GB of internal memory so i bought a 16GB microSD and formatted it as internal storage with the built-in android option to do so. Problem is, when i try to install ...
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Formatting a “corrupt SD card” fails - is the card dead?

I have a no-brand-marked 32 GB "Micro SD HC" Card, which I'd been using with my Android 6.0.1-based phone. Recently, the phone has been telling me the card is corrupt, and would not use it; and today ...
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Error when formatting as Internal storage

For some reason, when I try to format a 16 GB sd card as internal storage and it finish without error, it shows methe sd card is damaged. However, when I try to format as external, it works just fine....
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“Format as Internal Storage” option no longer available

When I first inserted my SD card, it showed a notification with an "options button." I proceeded to format the card as external, portable storage, although the system storage format option was ...
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micro sd card not recognized after put in es file explorer

I installed ES file explorer on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. I part downloaded some series with Vidmate, then copied some files to my SD card in order to put them on my Fire fifth tablet later. I took ...
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HTC Desire 616 hard-bricked (dead) after format all + download in sp falsh tool

Recently I have used SP flash tool for flash htc desire 616. I flashed successfully. But I am unable to start the OS. So once again i done "format all+download". But now my phone completely dead. ...
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Formatting external sd card as an internal storage [duplicate]

I'm on Samsung Galaxy On7, Android 6.0.1-Marshmallow. My phone has a small internal memory, due to which I'm thinking of converting the sd card to an internal storage facility. I read this article, ...
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Erase external SD card via adb

Is it possible to perform "Erase external SD card" action via adb? To be clear, my goal isn't to manually call partitioning/formatting tools such as newfs_msdos from command line. I want to get ...
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Xperia S (LT26i) stolen. Can thief access internal storage?

Recently my xperia s is stolen.I am confused what are the chances that thief can access and take my all videos and picture out from my phone. I had App lock in my phone with admin right so no one can ...
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Decrypting internal formatted SD card

I have an SD card formatted as internal storage. My device was formatted in service without the SD card. Now it's not recognizing my SD card and wants me to format it again. Is there any way to rescue ...
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Cannot read from encrypted external SD Card - writing works though

I have a new phone with Android 7 Nougat. After cleaning up the old phone and copying all data from the external SD card to my laptop, I inserted the card into the new phone. It reported an error, and ...
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SD Card got corrupted while formatting as internal storage because of restart of device?

I'm formatting my Samsung 32gb micro SD card as internal storage in marshmallow. In between formatting while progress is at 60% my mobile rebooted and now it showing SD card corrupted. I tried ...
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How format nexus 4 before flashing new ROM

I have a Google Nexus 4 (mako) and I had installed cyanogen mode which accidentally showed a loop error message like "... has unfortunately closed" telling that several google apps and wizards had ...
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Android 6.0, backing up SD card before reformatting

I use Vodafone Tab Prime 7 (Android 6.0.1; hardware remotely based on Alcatel One Touch) with 32GB Samsung SD card (almost 30 gb full). I was using in for a few months but now with all my apps ...
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How can I delete data from phones that won't start up?

I have 2 broken Android phones that won't power up. An LG G4 (bootloop issue, but bought used, so no warranty), and a Moto G3 that fell in a puddle. Neither will power up, so I can't remove my ...
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Remove everything from android

I would like to remove all files from my android device INCLUDING system files. I have tried rm -r * and other commands but when I switch the phone off the files reappear.
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Huawei P8 lite doesn't recognize SD Card

I just have a really strange problem and I've got no more ideas... The situation: Just bought a Huawei P8 lite and inserted my 16gb sd card (SanDisk, Class 10) but nothing happens on the P8 lite. I ...
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Format Preloader and reflash (mtk6582) Sp flashtools

The problem is that spflash tools says: "PTM changed for the ROM: It must be downloaded." The solutions are, download the preloader.bin (not work for me), and format all + download.... but I want ...
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I used memory card as adoptable storage in Android Marshmallow

I used memory card as adoptable storage in Android Marshmallow.And all of a sudden its asking to format the card,but wherein i have my data stored..how do i recover it?thanx in advance
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Cannot format userdata, Fastboot refuses to detect

I have an OpenSUSE Leap 42.2, with adb, fastboot, and heimdall all present. My Android tablet is a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (model: SM-T713). I am attempting to flash Lineage OS onto it. I have already ...
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Accidentally formatted SD Card, can all files be recovered?

The phone is rooted and the SD Card has been partitioned before. I was trying to adjust the partition size using Apps2SD but it ended up formatting it. Is there any way I can recover the lost files? ...
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C7 SM-C7000 pit file analysis

I got a C7 SM-C7000 from China. Now I'm trying to install a Hong Kong firmware on it and of course got the partition size error in Odin. I searched around and found one pit file for my model Hong Kong....
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Unsupported SD format renders my micro SD card useless. Is there a way to fix it?

I have just flashed a new ROM and the microSD card is gone. It appears in the notifications as "unsupported SD card". Is there a way to fix it?
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How to partition SD card using LG G Vista as card reader(without root)

I am trying to root my G vista but all the methods I have found so far require an sd card formatted to EXT2 partition. I do not have an external reader so my only option is to use the phone as a ...
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Can't clean format in TWRP Recovery

Phone Moto X, "Ghost" 2013, 1st-gen., Developer's version and unlocked with Motorola code. Maybe this is not supposed to be cleaned off, but thought I'd ask as I am far from an expert with this stuff....
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How to find out External SD card mount block?

Im going to reformat my sdcard to have an ext4 partition for installing linux on my phone. I'm using Aparted app to do this: 5GB Fat32 for android to work with. 10GB ext4 for Linux. 1GB swap for ...
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Why has my SD Card suddenly stopped working? It is not visible on phone and I cannot format it on PC

In the morning, I tried to start my Android 4.4.2 phone. There was no response from the phone for some time, which was unusual. Then it started suddenly, and I noticed that there was a notification- '...
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Formatting a Corrupted microSD

Received a 128gb Samsung Evo+ microSD card that had originally been encrypted or used as adopted storage on another android device. Current partitions, gpt table /dev/mmcblk0p1 android_meta 16.00 ...
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How can we format and re-install android on micromax canvas phone to remove virus because factory reset don't help to remove virus?

My micromax canvas is full of viruses. I have tried to do factory reset. but it doesn't work out. as i start internet on phone, it automatically start installing application and block so many other ...
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GPT utility can brick laptops?

Which utility is Android-x86 using for partitions? Is it gdisk? The prompt is to use GPT. What are the risks with regards to formatting a disk with this tool, and installing Android-x86? Under ...
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Memory Card (SD Card) not detecting or formatting

I have Samsung Moto E android mobile phone, i was downloading a file from Mega.nz using app but downloading got stuck and after that mobile phone started saying "Damaged SD Card". I removed and ...
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How to expands sd-card formatted as internal storage?

In Android 6 I formatted my 32GB sd card as internal storage. What I now see with GParted on my desktop is this: As you see there is still an unencrypted, readable FAT32 partition. I assume it was ...
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How to access the content of an sd card formatted as internal storage?

I am using Cyanogenmod 13 (based on Android 6) and an external 64GB sd card. When starting Cyanogenmod the first time I selected to format this sd card as an internal storage (Note that in my case the ...
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Micro SD Card Suddenly not Recognized in Phone Slot Only [closed]

This has been bothering me for weeks. I have an android phone (Moto X Pure) that allows for an external storage card to be added. I have one SD card that I was using for a while but I got a new one ...
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Formatted Micro SD Card as internal storage, after flashing a new build the card is unusable with any device

I've tried reformatting as portable storage and internal storage and neither work, choosing portable storage shows no errors it just doesn't do anything while internal storage errors. I've tried ...
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format and install new OS to get rid of viruses

I have an android phone (my uncle's) that is full of viruses that display adds and reinstall themselves I'm guessing there is no important/needed data on the phone I tried factory reset, after used ...
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Can't format microSD card

I am trying to format a microSD card which was previously used in a Windows Phone. Currently the microSD card is in a Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus (GT-S7500) running Android 2.3.6. I have tried erasing the ...
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Does Android Jelly Bean supports NTFS SD card formatting?

If I format my micro SD card as NTFS, will my phone see it? I need this because I want to transfer files larger than 4GB on my phone microSD card, but FAT32 allows just files up to 4GB.
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What file system does the format option in settings > storage use?

I was wondering what file system Android will use when I format my (external) SD Card. Can someone enlighten me? Is it the one already used or exFAT or FAT32 or manufacturer dependent?
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Is it possible to convert the filesystem from ubifs to ext4?

because i want to install a custom rom for my smartphone (MT6572 based) i need my smartphone to be in ext4-fileformat (currently it is in ubifs) because all the ported ROMS for MT6572 are ext4-based. ...