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Questions tagged [internal-sd]

For questions related to the "internal SDcard" used by some Android devices to increase the amount of available storage. For the external micro-SDcard, use 'external-sd'. See the 'storage' tag wiki for a full overview of available storage-related tags.

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How come desktop Linux has /dev/mmcblk0 and Android /dev/block/mmcblk0?

Why is mmcblk0 at /dev/block/mmcblk0 in Android and /dev/mmcblk0 on desktop Linux distributions? Other block devices (listed using lsblkcommand) are also under /dev/. Why is it under /dev/block/ on ...
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How do I move apps to Micro SD card in Nokia 6.1 (Android One) device?

I got a Nokia 6.1 for my son in an effort to get him out of the Apple world. One of the big advantages for him was the ability to store Netflix videos and large games in his SD card enabling him to ...
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Need to recover data from SD card as used Android Internal storage from PC

I had an SD card as internal storage in my Android, reset my phone to factory. SD card would no work in that device. I am no longer able to use that device because the screen is smashed anyhow. How ...
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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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What does it mean when appears a no Sim/SD Card when I turn on internet

I got a Lollipop 5017 A, and sometimes when I use the phone internet it appears a little ícon close to the internet one that shows a card with a diagonal risk as if the phone can't find the SD/SIM ...
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My phone is now bricked after trying to make my external to internal

My phone, Alcatel 4033e, was perfectly rooted with supersu. No problem with that. And so I wanted to increase my phones internal using my external. I searched how to do it on youtube, using ES file ...
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Extracting data from Moto G4 with 'jumbled rainbow' screen

My sister has asked if I can rescue the photos and audio recordings on her old Moto G4. The SD card is formatted as internal memory, the phone isn't rooted, and as far as I know USB Debugging is ...
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App storage location change button gone after formatting SD card?

I'm on Oreo, and previously had a "change" button under the storage section of most apps that would move a few kb of the app to the SD card. I just formatted the SD card to internal storage, and that ...
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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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Camera app can't access sd card anymore after formating it as internal

I recently formatted the sd-card as internal on my Android 7.1.2 (LineageOS 14.1). Now the camera app is showing an error message that it can't access the sd-card anymore. I can't find the setting to ...
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Vodafone smart prime 7 SD card issue

I recently got a Vodafone Smart Prime 7 smartphone. I want to extend the internal storage of the phone to 32 gb using a MicroSD card. When I insert the card, the phone detects it "New SD card ...
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KDE Connect Cannot Use SD Card?

I'm using KDE connect from my Kubuntu 18.04 desktop to try and connect to my tablet (Tab A 10.1 running Android version 7). The internal SD card registers (I can see it) in Dolphin (File Explorer), ...
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When I connect my phone to my PC it only shows SD card, no internal storage

The SD card is there (16 GB) but my internal memory isn't (16 GB). I also can't download files/apps, I can't share things on FaceBook due to internal storage, and going into a file manager doesn't ...
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Move photos from SD back to internal memory

Is there a standard way to move photos from SD card back to internal memory without touching timestamps?
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Need to recover data from Microd SD card which was undetectable and used as internal storage on mobile

I was using my MicroSD card as internal storage on android marshmellow and suddenly my device stopped detecting the Card. Removed it from Device mad connected to PC but it only asks to format the ...
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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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Using a 128GB MicroSD card with a device with 64GB maximum?

Samsung's specs for my Galaxy S3 say: 128GB MicroSD cards probably didn't exist when this phone was made. If I insert a 128GB MicroSD card, will the card: "not function at all" or will it: "work ...
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App Icons for Apps on SD Card Disappear on Reboot

I have a Motorola Moto E4 running Nougat 7.1.1, security patch level of March 1, 2018. The phone has a 16GB SD card in it, which is installed as internal storage, not portable, and it has a number of ...
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Able to open existing files, but cannot download any new ones (e.g., pictures from Chrome or camera app)

My (unrooted) Moto G4 currently has a 32Gb SD card formatted for internal storage. I can open files stored on the SD card (e.g., pictures, ebooks, etc.), so as far as I can tell the card itself is ...
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Can I desolder the internal memory from a Samsung Galaxy SIII and move it to a Samsung Galaxy SII?

My SGIII phone has an issue with the main board and will not start at all. Can I desolder the internal memory and move it to a Samsung Galaxy SII? Or is there any other way to retrieve the ...
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Insufficient Storage - SD Card used as Internal Storage

I've formatted my SD card to be used as the internal storage on my LineageOS phone (Android 7.1 - HUAWEI Y5). When I attempt to install anything from the play store I am unable to. Accessing the ...
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How to Transfer Files on to a Phone When PC No Longer Recognizes it?

I just finished setting up a 128gb MicroSD card as internal storage for my Samsung device. However, I tried to copy files from the back up I made for the SD card on to my phone but now my PC shows ...
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All data on SD card wiped after device reboot

Today I switched my phone on (Micromax Bharat 3) after a couple of days and saw, to my surprise, that all the data on my SD card (which is formatted as internal storage) had disappeared. Data for all ...
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How to dump and recover sdcardfs

Sdcardfs is a virtual file system in Android or some Linux systems. It is implemented using FUSE. It is called Android's 'adopted storage', is used in virtual sdcards, or protected partition areas. (...
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Recovering a video that was deleted from a micro SD card after a factory reset

I have an LG G5. I recorded a video interview I had with Bruce Campbell. The video was slightly over 20 minutes long recording at 1080p at 60fps. I noted while it was recording that the video was ...
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Internal Storage - Negative Value

I recently installed a new Custom Rom (Resurrection Remix) on my phone. Since then, my Internal Storage has been acting weird. It's size and usage are shown as negative values as observed in the ...
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Microsd card slots: shared vs dedicated - What is the difference?

When I look at detailed specifications of android devices sometimes it is possible to filter them by choosing if a microsd card slot is shared or is dedicated. Unfortunately I am not able to find a ...
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Where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall?

TL;DR On non-rooted devices, where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall? Backstory: I installed an Android app a couple months ago and configured it to my liking. After a couple weeks, ...
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Insufficient Storage with new sd card

I have a ZTE N817 and I bought a 16GB sd card for it and when I try to download something, all it says is that there is "insufficient storage on device". What should I do to get my phone to register ...
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How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years?

In Windows I remember many years ago when I got my first android that USB connection seemed to work more like a flash drive. You could do multiple things at once without it saying the device was busy....
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SD Card Problem In Moto G3 Turbo Edition (2015)

My mother has been using the Moto G3 Turbo Edition for almost 2 years now. The device has 16GB of internal memory, but she is using an external Samsung Evo 32GB class 10 memory card as her INTERNAL ...
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SD card and internal storage

I've been having problems with my two storages. I can't move some of my installed apps to SD Card. My internal storage is full. I can't move an app from internal storage to SD card. There's nothing ...
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Get data from corrupted SD card Android 6.0

My micro SD card (set as adoptable storage) was corrupted while I was using my phone (Wiko Tommy with Android 6.0) during a trip. Probably because of a writing error on the filesystem, I guess. I ...
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How to manually mount internal (adopted) SD card in Android 6?

First of all, my SD card is not corrupted and I can access all my files with TWRP recovery file manager after entering my pattern to decrypt my storage, all of my files are not corrupted either. This ...
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Unbricking a FRP-locked phone while leaving it rooted

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace SM-J111F running the stock ROM in Android 5.1.1. I used this XDA-Developers guide to root it. The reason it's rooted is so I could format the attached SD card as ...
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How to make SD card internal storage on android 7.0?

I have an LG Stylo 2 and the option to change internal storage to SD card isn't there.. I tried ADB method in this article [How to format to SD card1 But nothing happen. Any other ideas?
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replace internal memory

Is it possible to replace internal memory of a android phone ? How difficult it is? Is internal memory part of System On Chip itself, so that it is next to impossible to remove them ? Have anybody ...
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repair SD-card after Marshmallow

everyone I used the feature in Android Marshmallow, format SD card as internal, and I have 3 devices all the same feature available. after a while I made a factory reset for the devices, and the SD ...
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I can't find the directory 100ANDRO on my pc

I was wondering why I can not find the folder 100ANDRO that contains the pictures that I take with the smartphone if I connect the phone with the pc. I premise that this happens only with the ...
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Recovering data from adaptive storage while phone stuck at boot?

so , i'm using Galaxy Mega (i9152) with a CM13 ROM which i flashed through TWRP. For the sake of running PoGO , i had disabled root through the settings of the SuperSu app in CM13 (the game still didn'...
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moving my google play books to my sd card

How can I move my play books to my SD card? It does not appear I can do this through File Manager. Galaxy Tab Pro / Android version 5.1.1
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Issues with SD Card “Reinsert SD Card” for Internal Storage (Adoptable Storage) Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

I have HTC One M8 GPE with Andorid 6.0 Marshmallow installed. I used my Transcend Micro SD Card as Internal Storage / Adoptable Storage. At morning I got the message "Transcend SD Card Missing. ...
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Why is my moto g3 again and again not recognizing the internal sd card

It is happening after the latest Janauary update . It again and again stops recognizing the sd card. I have to again again reinsert the sd card and then it will sometimes be not detected ( again ...
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Adoptable SD card in Nougat

I have recently formatted my SD card as adoptable/internal storage in android nougat 7.0. There is a option of ejecting the card. My question is, if I eject the card, would I be able to use it by a ...
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`/data` and `/sdcard` use the same block device?

My OnePlus 3 is in a pretty weird situation. I deleted the contents of /sdcard on an adb shell while my phone was running TWRP via: # rm -r /sdcard* I also deleted the hidden files files but they ...
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X8 mini, use phone storage for apps

I have an iOcean x8 mini. I am getting insufficient storage error when trying to install apps. So I went to my settings - data storage and see this. So there are 2 storages in my phone. The apps are ...
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How to read the data of a SD card configured as “Internal Storage”

I have made a factory reset in my moto g2(Android 6.0) after removing the SD card which was configured as Internal storage. After the reset, my phone is unable to detect the SD card and asks to format ...
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sd card reports full when it isn't

I foolishly interrupted a file deletion operation on my internal sd card. (The card was full when I started) Now using any file explorer tool shows files and directories adding up to ~300 M, yet the ...
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Make the internal SD card storage act like normal Ext4 storage (with file system permission management)

Some people have apparently managed to get Ext4 formatted SD cards to work in their Android devices, allowing them to get file system permission management. I don't have an SD card in my phone, but I ...