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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Confused by the many locations of the virtual /sdcard/

Some devices (like my Nexus 4) don't have an external slot for an SD Card. Instead, there's a root folder called /sdcard/ that is treated the same way. But I also find other paths that all point to ...
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No permissions for Termux to access internal storage - even for reading

Using the termux (https://termux.com) terminal-emulation program, I type the following command: ls /sdcard I get the following error: ls: can't open '/sdcard': Permission denied Realizing that the ...
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How do I refresh/rescan the SD memory in Android 4.4 KitKat

I received the official OTA KitKat update for my Nexus 4 last week and since then I have been unable to rescan the SD card. I have tried a number of different apps for this task but all of them crash ...
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Moving installation location on non rooted Android 5 Lollipop device

I have a Moto G (2nd generation) with Android 5.02 on it. Internal SD card is about 8Gb and I have an external SD card with 16Gb free space. Moving application to SDCARD from the application's menu ...
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Performance comparison between internal and external memory

What are the performance differences between phone's internal memory, the internal SD card, and the external SD card? I wonder if that counts when deciding where to store apps. What technologies are ...
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How to restore damaged Internal SD card partition layout? Tried everything

I have Samsung S 3 mini. I did something really bad to my INTERNAL SD CARD partition layout. As I remember correctly, I tried to repartition my External SD card via fdisk right on Android via 'adb ...
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All apps seem to be gone

I was using my Chrome on Android 4.1.2 on Samsung Galaxy S II and phone suddenly crashed. When phone restarted it looked like all apps are gone, even Google Play. App Drawer shows only standard apps ...
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Moving sdcard to ExtSdCard

I was an Android beginner, I know nothing of 'hacking' some Android stuff. I found several issues of this case but no one that I look pretty ideal for my case. My Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 has been ...
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Is there a way to force apps to use internal memory only?

I have a Sony Xperia U, and my 8GB of memory are divided in three parts: 2GB phone memory, 4 GB internal memory (replacing the MicroSD slot) and 2GB that I haven't really figured out about. I don't ...
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Samsung J5 : Use SD card as internal memory

I'm actually trying to use my SD card as internal memory on my Samsung Galaxy J5 with 6.0.1 android version. I saw some post on google and i follow this tutotial : http://www.phonandroid.com/galaxy-...
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What would the effective memory space be in a 8GB Nexus 4?

So, the Nexus 4 doesn't have an external micro SD card slot, which of course is bad. So, how much of memory space would I get to use for installing applications, copying music, videos etc ?
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SD can't mount and mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising MMC card dmesg error

My android device (Samsung Galaxy S with cwm) stop mounting properly the internal SD card to /sdcard/ mountpoint: normal boot fails and cwm recovery says "Can't mount sdcard" while trying. Through ...
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Join/Merge external SD with internal SD card?

I have a Samsung device of 8GB with an SD card of additional 32GB. I'm using many apps that cache data for offline use (mainly Google Play Music), these apps are not smart enough to determine the ...
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Is there a way to backup contents of internal SD, while preserving the file's modification date?

I'm having problems with my internal flash storage (namely not being able to create folders in root, which prevents some apps from working, plus periodic unmounts), and I have tried unsuccessfully to ...
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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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How to properly factory-reset a Samsung Galaxy S2?

I did a factory reset on a Samsung Galaxy S2 like this: switch off phone hold down buttons Volume Up, Home and Power until phone boots into "Android System Recovery" mode select wipe/factory reset ...
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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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Why are there so many partitions in /dev/block/mmcblk0

This is my partition layout printed by fdisk . Why so many partitions and what are they for? Command (m for help): p Disk /dev/block/mmcblk0: 2329 MB, 2329935872 bytes 1 heads, 16 sectors/track, ...
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Why wiping “Data” in recovery doesn't wipes my Media in Internal SD card?

My phone doesn't support removable SD card. When I open Titanium Backup app on my rooted Oneplus One (CM12), I see (at the bottom) in the Overview few specs including System ROM usage and Internal+...
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How to swap external SD card with intenal one on rooted Ematic EGS102 tablet?

Today I rooted my Chinese tablet (Ematic EGS102), and opened its vold.fstab but I can't find the line that points to the internal memory. This is what I found: (Click image to enlarge) All I know is:...
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Can't access Internal SD Card

I can't access the internal SD Card (8GB) on my Wayteq x-tab 80, with Android 4. The device is not rooted, and worked perfectly fine until yesterday. I could access the SD card from the tablet, and ...
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Convert Internal Storage to Phone Storage

I have a Wiko Darkmoon running 4.2.2 (Wiko hasn't upgraded to 4.4 yet). The phone is advertised as having 4gb storage, which breaks down as Cache: ~123MB, /cache Internal: ~1008MB, /data Protect:~9MB,...
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What is the difference between running/installing cm7 off SD and EMMC for Nook Color?

I'm trying to decide whether I want to run CM7 off a SD card or run it off the EMMC (internal memory) for my Nook Color. I'm just not getting what is happening when I run off an SD card and when I run ...
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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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Internal SD card accessible through PC even after encryption

I recently bought a OnePlus Two. The first thing I did after getting the new phone was a full encryption under security settings. But even after that, the files in my internal SD card, such as ...
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Factory reset in phones that don't support SD-cards

Does factory reset on a phone without SD-card support delete the files stored in the ExternalStorageDirectory? Explanation : Say I have a device like the Galaxy S or an iPhone(I know, sacrilege) ...
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The /sdcard direcory and other directory conventions: how is the Android filesystem structured?

I am using the "adb shell" command to access either of an LG P690 (device A) or a Samsung Galaxy SIII (device B). Device A also has a 32GB microSD card plugged in while device B does not. When fromthe ...
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Internal and External SD card paths on Optimus 2X

When running the stock Optimus 2X ROM my "internal" SDCARD was mounted at /mnt/sdcard and my external SDCARD was mounted at /mnt/sdcard/_ExternalSD I have now installed CM7.2 and the "internal" card ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Bootloop. Cannot format or write data

Model: GSM Galaxy Nexus I9250 Takju Maguro ROM: CyanogenMod 11 Kitkat Recovery: Clock Mod OS: Android 4.4 Basically, my phone has been working fine for the last 2 years. I had only one issue of phone ...
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How to set getExternalStorageState()

I have rooted a B&N Nook Glowlight running Android 2.1. The device does not come with an SD card, so I symlinked to another directory from /sdcard/. Now I need to set the Environment....
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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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`/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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Adoptable Storage Problematic

Hi I have and LG G4 Beat with 8 GB storage . After factory reset that device only have 2.5 GB free space . So I don't have free space for applications . I am using adoptable storage function . But ...
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Cannot access /sdcard/ (internal storage)

After I got my phone restored from an nandroid backup, I found almost all apps cannot gain access to /sdcard/ (internal storage), including ES file manager, Z archiver and so on. When any of these ...
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XT1064 - 5.0.1 - Rooted - Issues with writing to /sdcard

I just rooted my Moto G 2014 XT1064 running 5.0.1. I used this article to do the root process: http://maktechblog.com/how-to-unlock-the-bootloader-and-root-the-motorola-moto-g-2nd-gen/#Root Which ...
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Can't move any applications to SD Card- “Couldn't Move App” error

I'm trying to move any application that I install to my SD card (Nexus S, so its technically internal storage) and regardless of what I choose, I get a "Couldn't Move App" error. I fired up logcat ...
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How can I use internal sd for ClockworkMod on a Motorola Defy?

I've got a Motorola Defy I want to install CyanogenMod on. I have been following these instructions: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_jordan?setlang=en I have got as far as running ...
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How do I scan android internal memory for viruses?

First I want to make sure can windows threats and viruses get into android internal storage when connected to PC? If yes, How to scan internal storage in PC with windows antivirus? because USB ...
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Will sdcard0 be encrypted on HTC One XL?

If I want to connect to our company Exchange server I am forced to encrypt my android (cm11). Q1) My question is whether ever /sdcard0 will be encrypted too. Note that HTC One XL got only internal ...
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How to symlink folder to external SD card with Adoptable Storage?

Galaxy S5 running LineageOS 16 (Android 9). I'm having issues with running out of storage space, even though I have 128GB external SD card, merged with the internal storage. Is there a way to create ...
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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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How to mask USB OTG as SD card

I have a unique requirement wrt Youtube, MicroSD Card and USB OTG. What I am trying to do: I want to make use of Youtube offline feature where you can store a supported video offline (to view without ...
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Internal Storage doesn't get mounted

I'm using PA3+ JB 4.1.2 on my HTC Vivid. Everything was working fine until Gmail app gets an update. After update, phone went into a bootloop. To recover, I went into TWRP and restored factory default,...
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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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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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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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How can I get rid of emulated External SD storage, to allow using a real SD?

I have a Visual Land Prestige Elite 10Q tablet (KitKat 4.4.2, rooted with KingRoot), and have discovered that even after rooting and using a utility to "fix" the SD to be writable from KitKat, I can't ...
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How do you move an app from the internal sd card to the external sd card

Can someone answer my problem? I have a digital2 deluxe II tablet containing an internal storage of 1.97 gb and an internal sd card of 3.74 gb and it's kinda full and my problem is I have an external ...
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Problem with Partitioned Internal SD card! I can't get full size back!

I have a Android Matricom G-Tab Quantum Tablet with 1 GB of internal memory (tablet and system Space) and a 16 GB internal storage. I was running out of space in the 1 GB memory and since Android ...