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An application that allows other installed apps to be stored on a secondary partition of an SD card rather than on a device's internal storage space.

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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 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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App2sd link2sd how to show mount view 2nd micro sd card ext2 partition

Question :App2sd link2sd how to show mount view 2nd micro sd card ext2 partition I had loaded twrp recovery (fastboot boot twrprexovery.img) in bootloader mode and installed SU and rooted and ...
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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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Will linked moved apps to sd card through link2sd works after unrooted mobile?

Will linked moved apps to sd card through link2sd works after unrooted mobile? I want to move my apps to external sd card of my android 6.0 mobile it has option of formatting sd card to internal ...
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How to split Partition External SD card for adoptable & Portable without rooting?

My mobile device have OS Android 6.0.1 Marshellow Processor Qualcomm Family cortex a53 Machine arrch 64 Architecture arm cortex a53 External memory card 64GB ROM 16 GB MOBILE NOT ROOTED It have ...
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What's the best way to move files from SD card without the risk of losing any files?

So I'm running out of space and I'd like to use link2sd to move my apps to sd card. But before that I need to create a partition on my SD card, and to do that I would have to move my files from it and ...
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How to disable automount of /dev/block/mmcblk1p2?

I installed link2sd then formatted my 2nd partition as ext2. Then I used link2sd to create mount script. Now,due to free version i'm unable to link internal data to this partition. So i removed the ...
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How to move 7GB ext4 partition on external SD card to 30GB partition on another SD card?

I had rooted my Android Lollipop 5.1.1 phone and installed Link2SD and linked installed apps on ext4 7GB 2nd partition of external SD card of 16GB size . The apps installed occupied 6.5GB space and I ...
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EXT4 Mount gives this error "SELinux: mount invalid. Same superblock, different security settings"

I am trying to mount a second partition (ext4 ) for my apps ( I guess its a bit outdated with adoptable storage but then ext4 isn't accepted FS for adoption for external card ) . I am on 9.0 ( Pie ) ...
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no more space on device while writing to exFAT folder on MicroSD card

JasonR:/ $ su JasonR:/ # cd /stor*/emu*/0/WhatsApp JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp # cd Media JasonR:/storage/emulated/0/WhatsApp/Media # ls -al *.jpg -rwxrwx--x 1 root everybody 506827 2019-02-22 ...
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app2sd link2sd nightmare ..all Fully Linked apps disppear

One advantage in using app2sd ( or link2sd ) was that if all your apps are totally linked when you swap out phones you would hope to 'carry' your apps with you and of course space savings to /Data ...
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Link2sd pkg error

I have problem with Link2sd app. When i'm trying to move any app to sd card following error appears. Any ideas how to fix it? Samsung galaxy J3, 5.1.1 Android
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro 2017 (SM-J730GM) doesn't seem to support partitioned SD cards

I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro SM-J730GM purchased at a Sanborns shop in Mexico, running Telcel's stock ROM, rooted, with TWRP recovery and Link2SD. A couple weeks ago I repartitioned my SD card in ...
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Link2sd can't mount 2nd partition on lineageos

I have installed lineage os on a Samsung Galaxy S5. I tried to bring Link2SD to work. I gave it root access via the root add-on in lineageos. Link2SD complains about not being able to mount the 2nd ...
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Is there any way to recover data from 2nd SD partition?

From the beginning. I was using Link2SD in order to save up some internal memory, but today I noticed that all apps moved to to second partition (EXT2) magically disappeared. I don't want to repair ...
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Partition MicroSD card to exFat and Ext 4 for link2sd?

I've been poking around using GParted on my 128GB microSD card so it can use two partitions for link2sd. Problem is, no matter what I do, each time I place the card in my phone, it says that the card ...
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Can't create a primary, not a logical partition in SD Card

1. Summary I can't set primary, not logical partition in my SD Card. After my attempts, I can't write anything to SD Card. 2. Hardware and software 2.1. Smartphone ARK Benefit S401, Android 5.1.1,...
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Moving pre-installed apps to SD-card (ROOTED)

i'm running a Moto E with android version 5.1 Lollipop, and since updating to this version of android I have had constantly so little space on the internal memory that I can't even update the pre-...
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I can't understand the error

I tried to delete ES File Explorer from my Lollipop 5.1.1. I have a system root and the explorer was a system app. In Link2SD app, it said frozen, so I thought it might be useless to keep it.Anyways I ...
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Move WhatsApp media data to SD card

My WhatsApp folder (/data/media/0/WhatsApp) and in particular its media folder has grown very much. So I want to move it to my SD card. I have rooted my Samsung Galaxy S4 and created an ext4 partition ...
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How can I install apps onto my 2nd partition of my SD Card?

I created a 2nd partition on my SD card. It has the FAT32 file system. Then I used Link2SD to create the mount scripts. In the settings, I changed the default install location to External. The below ...
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SD Card formatting problem

Hi I have a SD card 8 Gb and when I format it into 2 partitions (1 Fat32 and 1 ext2) My phone shows Unfortunatelycom.erricson.usbux is stopped My phone Sony Xperia Tipo St2l1 Strontium *class 4 *...
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Storage issue doubt

My phone is micromax canvas magnus Android 4.2.1 Here are two pictures from the settings app... Why the storage shown for Apps(app data and media content) is different from the info i get after ...
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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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Tricking the file system to mount a LINK2SD drive as mnt/extsd

I've got a device that is using the brilliant LINK2SD to expand the system memory onto the SD......all good. As part of the implementation, the app mounts the two SD card partitions as: FAT32 /mnt/...
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Should you delete apps moved to SD card with new ROM?

Say you move a bunch of apps to the SD card. Then you do something big, like factory reset your phone or install a new ROM. What happens to the apps that have been moved to the SD card? Are they still ...
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Link2SD is showing "mount: operation not permitted"

I have rooted my Sony Xperia M2 Dual (D2302) using KingRoot and it currently has Sony stock firmware (android 5.1.1, build: 18.6.A.0.182) with locked bootloader. I have checked the root availability ...
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Link2sd, partition unmounted itself, can't mount back

I have Sony Xperia M2 (D2303), and i have had Link2sd for quite some time. A while back I created a partition in Minitool and mounted it as ext4 in Link2sd. Sometimes it crashed, but usually waiting ...
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Android won't mount SD card after using link2sd

I'm extremely inexperienced when it comes to using link2sd but my basic understanding before using it was this: I partition my 16GB SD card to FAT32 (about 12GB) and Ext2(about 4GB), link2sd uses the ...
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Adoptable storage questions

I recently updated to marshmallow with cyanogenmod 13 to use the "adoptable storage" feature. I was disappointed to find out that that only some apps could be put on the adopted storage. I used ...
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Link2SD: mounting /dev/block/vold/179:66 on /data/sdext2 failed: No such file or directory

I am using a rooted Xperia Z5 Compact E5823 with the latest stock Android 6.0 ROM. I am trying to use a 2nd partition with Link2SD but so far I always get the same "No such file or directory"...
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Map Whatsapp media to external SD on rooted Lollipop

I've wanted to create a symlink from the Whatsapp media folder on internal storage to external. So I installed FolderMount from XDA, which is claimed to work. Instead, what I've seen is that Whatsapp ...
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How can I check second partition of SD card is of which type ex2, ext3 or ext4?

I have partitioned memory card,but I forgot my second partition type I had selected at the time of partitioning memory card.One partition is of FAT32. I want to know my another partition is of ext2,...
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How to calculate size for 2nd partition for Link2SD / Apps2SD?

I've moved to Marshmallow (CM13) and unwittingly fallen victim to its regression in support for apps stored on the external SD card (since adopting external SD as storage is not option), so now I'm ...
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Getting "App2SD is not supported" error when trying to move an app to my SD card

I’m using an Android LG Tribute phone, which I have rooted. I want to move some apps to my SD Card and so I installed the “LInk2SD” app (because there was no “Move to SD Card” for any of my ...
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link2sd. Most Apps were gone after restarting

I just rooted my phone and successfully link all movable apps to my external sd's 2nd partition (ext4) using link2sd. I did a restart and everything's fine, same on the second restart... but the ...
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mount: mounting /dev/block/vold/179:98 on /data/sdext2 failed: Device or resource busy

When I open Link2SD, it asks to recreate mount scripts: I use ext4. After a reboot, when I open the linked application, it gets stuck and black screen till reboot. I use ext4 as the 2nd partition, ...
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Why are there so many duplicates on my phone after using Link2SD

I have noticed that the internal storage of my tablet is filling up even though I have tried to link as many of the apps as possible to the SD card using Link2sd. I did a quick search for duplicates ...
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Link2sd showing app on sd but it is not

I have a query regarding the way Link2sd is supposed to work. I came across this today. As the screenshots show when entering the Link2sd app. The app is supposed to be linked to the sd card, but, if ...
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Link2SD doesn't work on Marshmallow: No such file or directory

Due to my displeasure with the new SD card as internal storage of Marsmallow, I decided to switch back to Link2SD, something which I had been using on previous versions of Android. However, there's a ...
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Android reboots permanent after i activated OBB Move in Link2SD, data is aviable

I activated OBB Move in the Link2SD app (I don't know exactly what it does, but I already asked the developer, he hasn't answered yet) and then I had to reboot. After I rebooted the system worked ...
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Use sd card as internal storage and stop writing to internal memory for good

Smartphones seem to die after two years of usage, as if they knew that you just have paid the last instalment. The common reason seems to be the failure of internal memory. I'm desperately trying to ...
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Link2SD made apps unable to reinstall after SD card corrupted

I was using Link2SD and linked some of my apps to an SD card including internal data. Recently, the second partition somehow got corrupted. I deleted the partition and reformated it. Now I can't ...
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Use a disk image for Link2SD's 2nd partition

Well, this question is targeted for those few devices without support for an external SD card as well as merged storage, for example my Micromax Canvas Knight A350. I thought this up today: If we ...
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Broken SONY SD Card, formatting, "shredding", adding/deleting files to no avail

Whole story (Feel free to skip to the "The Problem" section. This section is included for completeness, and just in case if it actually is related.) SMARTPHONE: SONY Xperia E C1504 Specs: -RAM: ...
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App Won't Load After Link /data/app to 2nd SD-Card Partition

Lenovo S920 Android 4.2.1 Basically, I want to link my /data/app to /system/sd/app (2nd SD Card partition). I have mount my 2nd partition on boot to /system/sd/app correctly. Here what I got when ...
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My Internal storage is being apparently not internal, and cannot move apps to sd

I am running CM10.1.3 and have some form of error: When I go to install an app, and it is too big, it comes up with the storage error – but it says "external storage", even though I have NEVER used ...
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Is Link2SD completely safe on a rooted device?

I have a rooted device, and I was wondering: Is Link2SD app safe to allow root access to? Is it a scam or anything? Does it work as is says it does and does it actually save the stuff to the SD card?...
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