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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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SD card partitioning? why? how?

I am going to install cm7 and it seems to me that is 'good' to partition my SD card. I did some reading but I am not sure if ext partition will become accessible as mass storage when an Android phone ...
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Does Titanium Backup work with system using Link2SD

Titanium Backup is a root app that allows you to back up your apps and all their data. Link2SD is a root app that moves all files an app stores in internal storage to a special partition on SD card, ...
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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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Second partition can't be mounted (link2sd)

I'm trying to partition my external SD card (32GB SDHC), so I can link application to the second partition with link2sd. Now the problem is that, no matter what filesystem I use, link2sd can't create ...
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How to increase internal memory of the HTC Wildfire S finally?

I've been spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to fix this. I know there are a lot of threads like this on the internet, but I want to go a bit deeper. I have an HTC Wildfire S with only 512 MB ...
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Can SwiftKey be moved to the system partition?

I want to move the SwiftKey app from my standard user partition to the system partition (I have root). I am able to use Titanium Backup or Link2SD to turn an app into a system app, but anytime I try ...
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SD card not recognized if I create second partition

I need to create a second partition on my SD card to use Link2SD to store apps on it, but every time I make a second partition the phone says there is no SD card at all. I've tried it a few times with ...
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Partitioned sdcard not working with link2sd

I have a 4GB SD card which is partitioned into 3GB and 1GB (Well it's not 1GB it's approx. 750 MB) (I used it through my phone 'cause i didn't have a reader and i used mini tool partition wizard) then ...
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Can I clear out broken/uninstalled apps that still show up in the app list?

I had some apps stored on my SD card that I have since wiped. The apps still show up in my app list in Settings->Manage applications. How do I refresh this list? Rebooting the phone doesn't help, and ...
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Link2SD not working completely

My Link2SD doesn't seem to be fully working. I noticed this when updating the Facebook application. Google Play prompted me of insufficient storage. I first uninstalled some apps but I got curious so ...
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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 not working properly

I've a Samsung Galaxy Ace and recently I installed link2sd, created the partiotion and everything it needs. It works. But I'm having two issues. The first one: each time I turn on the phone I get a ...
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Convert installed app to system app

I used Link2SD and Titanium too. Both of them failed. I want to convert a GPS Spoofer to system app. I tried to move it manually, but in all 3 cases, the app is completely removed from the drawer. Is ...
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Link2SD error- "mount: Operation not supported on transparent endpoint"

So I just rooted my Concord II, and installed Link2SD. I partitioned my SD card with MiniTool, and made a Fat32 and a ext2, both primary. But when after opening Link2SD and giving it root access, it ...
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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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Increase size of ext2 beyond 1.5GB

I have a rooted LG-D520 (Optimus F3Q) running Android 4.1.2. The internal memory that came with the phone was so small that I installed an 8GB SD card. I formatted it using MiniTool Partition Wizard ...
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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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Link2SD proper usage

I have a 64 GB micro SD card. I partitioned 1.2 GB as Ext2 with Mini Partitioner (highest option was about 4 GB). This is great and all, but from all of the literature I've read, Link2SD seems like ...
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Making use of the 2nd Partition on SD card (Link2SD)?

I don't know if I am just being stupid here or if I have infact gone wrong somewhere. Basically. I followed the usual steps for using an SD card as App storage. Connected 2GB Micro SD via a Card ...
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cannot mount sdext for link2sd?

I have a huawei u8160 running Cyanogenmod 7.2. when I restart my phone I have to remount the sdext myself using terminal emulator. su mount -t ext2 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /data/sdext2 but now it ...
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What's the perfect internal storage preserving technique? Does link2sd and data2sd interfere?

I have a rooted ZTE Blade with a fast 8 Gbyte SD card (it's fast enough, and partitioned to 6G + 2G) running on CM7, and I'm using LINK2SD, but I'm not perfectly happy with it. Altough, LINK2SD is far ...
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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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/data/sdext2 mount not found link2sd

I installed cm 7.2 stable (android 2.3.) frome here. Then i followed this guide to prepare my sd card for link2sd. Then i installed link2sd on my phone and created mount script for the ext2 partition. ...
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S2E/Link2SD and all other apps get corrupted?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace powered by the official CyanogenMod. I don't know what caused this issue but it has happened twice already. Once on Link2SD, the other while using S2E. And on both times: ...
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Why can't I link2sd the Play Store and Maps apps?

Yesterday I rooted my phone successfully (Samsung GT-S5570-Android 2.2.1), I created a second ext2 partition on my 8 GB SD card and installed the Link2SD app. The reason for doing this, was due the ...
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Does the external sd card have to use FAT at all?

link2sd allows one to fully move apps to a second partition on the external sd card provided its Filesystem supports Linux permissions. but does it have to be a second partition or could I simply ...
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link2sd: Replacing sdcard, unable to install gmail

I had installed link2sd plus and created link for the Gmail app, so that Gmail app is completely moved to the SD card 2nd partition. The SD card then failed, I had to replace the SD card. After ...
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How to add secondary patition on sd card to internal memory?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 which I have rooted. I have partitioned my 8GB class 10 SD card to have two partitions on it using AParted: A 2GB FAT32 secondary partition. The rest of the SD card ...
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Backup Link2sd ext4 partition, resize it and restore

I have messed the ext4 partition resizing it with Gparted, it still works but shows the old size and Link2sd doesn't seem to be able to link all the pieces. I was wondering if I could backup the ...
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How can I symlink the /cache folder on boot?

After rooting and installing link2sd on my HTC Explorer, I still have low memory issues. On Google Play, I can't download apps larger than 10-15M. This is because the /cache folder is in the internal ...
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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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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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Calculate which app use more internal space among my link2sd moved apps

That's my problem: I use, happily, link2sd and after installing a lot of apps I got my internal memory full again. Now I'd like to delete apps but I have no clues on how internal space they use since ...
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Link2sd: boot loop at reboot

I'm happy with link2sd functionality (just installed: everything looks awesome, lots of free space). I reboot and my Acer liquid metal is stuck in bootloop. I take the sd out, boot again and ...
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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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How can I get missing apps back after factory resetting my rooted x10 Mini?

I rooted my Sony Ericsson xperia x10 mini and linked my apps to my sd card using link2sd, I then factory reset my phone from the android privacy settings. superuser still exists on my phone how do I ...
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Link2SD working issues

I have installed the Link2SD application on my Samsung Galaxy Ace, everything is in place, now I dont understand how it works. I have allotted 1GB of space to my second ext3 partition, I have 2 doubts:...
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Losing partition on sd card

I have a 2GB sd card that I have partitioned with minitool partition wizard, Easus partition master and Gparted. Each time I create a 1.5GB fat16 partition set as primary and a 370MB ext2 partition ...
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Link2sd gives "Mount script error"

Im using a rooted Samsung Galaxy ACE with 2.3.4. I installed link2sd and I have a 1Gb ext2 (I tried with fat32 also with the same result) partition. After starting the app and selecting the partition ...
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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 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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Move apps and games in Sony Xperia M to SD card

How can I move apps and games in sony Xperia M? There is no Move to SD card option.
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Why Link2SD requires second partition on sdcard for linking?

Why can't it simply link to extSdCard?
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How can I put a link to an SD card folder on the home screen on HTC Desire Z?

I have a folder on my SD card that I regularly access to open documents of different types. Is it possible to have a link on the home screen that opens the contents of this folder, e.g. using a File ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is my phone destroying my sd card?

Recently, whenever I install an application on my phone, I get a notification: "blank SD card detected", then I will have to repair it using a computer. I tried using another SD card but the problem ...
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