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Mounting takes place before a computer can use a storage device. The command to make a storage device accessible is under *nix "mount"

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Sdcard is empty under root

My sdcard is empty when I use su. I have gained root using Kingoroot. https://android.stackexchange.com/a/165460/302225 This answer shows the SuperSU solution (mount namespace separation). How to ...
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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I am trying to mount a second partition (ext4 ) for my apps ( I guess its a bit outdated with adoptable storage but then ext4 isn't accepted FS for adoption for external card ) .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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mounting multiple ext4 partitions in Android 7+

I am doing away with exFat for my Microsd card after all my pictures decayed , corrupted and the directory was locked. I cant seem to write into a specific directory. chkdsk will just plain abort ...
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How to identify the app/process which re-mounts partitions R/W, creates files and changes file permissions?

I have a rooted device, with superuser rights granted to a few apps I trust. I have often found my /system or /vendor partition mounted read/write, and some files chmoded to 0777. Similarly ...
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E:failed to mount /cache (invalid argument) - how to format?

I have a Asus Zenfone 2 and a few days ago it ran out of battery and turned off. Then after I charged it up and restarted it, it wouldn't turn on. It gets to the logo and the loading circle and just ...
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Filesystem options

I am new to file system options so excuse my ignorance my question is in regards to barriers (fstab barriers=1) and journaling. are these two exclusive? can i disable barriers while keeping ...
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Why deleting system files on a rooted Android says “device or resource is busy”?

I have FX Explorer, I was trying to delete some stuff in /system/app (the stuff are just empty folders) but it keep saying The operation isn't permitted on a mounted filesystem. What should I do to ...
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What happens when Android mounts a microsd card?

I've got a 256 GB microsd card which only works with my phone if its file system is FAT32. The issue I have with this, is that FAT32 only supports files up to 4 GiB, which is a bit low by today's ...
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Changing /data mount in fstab

I want to change the data mount point into an image inside the actual data partition. My stock fstab has this: /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/userdata /data ext4 noatime,nosuid,nodev,...
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Mount image as USB-OTG

Is there a way to emulate an image to the phone as being an usb device? I don't want to mount the image in a computer like DriveDroid does (Mounting .img from internal storage as USB Mass Storage) but ...
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External SD card is somehow read-only, from both Android and TWRP… how do I make it writable again?

My (external) SD card is being weird. I'm in TWRP, since a Lineage OS dirty flash (one without a wipe first) bricked my phone. Using the TWRP file manager, or the terminal, it doesn't matter, moving ...
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SD Card not mounting after reboot

My Android doesn't mount my SD Card after reboot. I need to get out the SD Card slot and put it back in. Can I fix this? By the way I have a Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017).
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How to fix “mount: 'remount'->'/system': No such file or directory”?

angler:/ # mount -o rw, remount /system mount: 'remount'->'/system': No such file or directory 1|angler:/ # When I try in Kali Linux in my phone: root@kali:~# mount -o rw, remount /system mount: /...
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Micro sd card partition strategy for Android (context of wear leveling & data corruption)?

The primary issue relates to bad blocks / clusters and it happens to be android platform. This is a Sandisk 128gb (leave this link - it is not an ad). Some cards indicates other problems like memory ...
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How to access other partitions from android-x86 on dual boot with ubuntu-16.04

I have android-x86 along side ubuntu-16.04 I have installed android in a 16GB partition in my harddrive. I was wondering if it is possible to access other partitions from android as it just shows ...
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External SD card changes mount point

I have a Moto e5 Plus (Android 8.0.0) that has a 128GB Samsung Evo card in it. The card works well in the device (freshly formatted), but has an odd system of mounting. On previous devices, the ...
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How to disable auto mount of USB OTG drive when connected?

I'm looking for a way to disable auto mounting a USB OTG connected HDD to an Android 5.1 phone. So, basically, i dont want it to be mounted to /storage/usbotg. I cant find anything about this. ...
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How to mount sdext2 partition by Apps2SD script, before system mount?

Using Apps2SD Pro app on Samsung Galaxy Note 3 N9005, Resurrection Remix Nougat v5.8.5 with Magisk v17.1. I lose the linked apps again & again after reboot. This happened several times already. ...
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Why did my phone reboot after copying an so file to the system/lib folder?

I ran the following command and the phone automatically rebooted after copying. Why? Was it because the so file was in use? $ adb shell 'mount -o rw,remount /system && cp /sdcard/libfoo.so /...
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How to mount an SMB share as a removable media?

Is it possible to mount an SMB share to a folder that Android thinks is a removable media (external SD card or USB storage)? Currently. I am using the following command to mount the share to Android'...
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Mounting remote folder from my linux machine to my android device?

How can i mount folder from my linux machine as local folder to my android device using terminal emulator on my android device? I am using android 4.4.2 and my android device is rooted.
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How can i mount all partitions of harddisk in android x86?

i installed android-x86-4.2-20130228 as a live but does'nt read my partition of my hardisk i tried with Paragon UFSD Root Mounter but not work good in 4.2.2 and es explorateur does'nt read any ...
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TWRP: Failed to mount '/data'

When I try to install a ROM with TWRP, I get Could not mount /data and unable to find crypto footer. Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid argument) Unable to recreate /data/media folder. Updating ...
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Missing internal SD card in /dev/block, phone won't start

Yesterday my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 froze I'd say. The phone was locked and when I attempted to unlock it, it didn't respond (black display, just the led blinking). So I shut it down with holding power ...
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How to remount sdcardfs to allow setting file permisions / ownerships?

I have a rooted OnePlus One running LineageOS 15.1 (Oreo 8.1). I am trying to adjust some file permissions/ownerships on the emulated sdcard partition. The partition seems to be mounted as an ...
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Partition gets unmounted automatically in Android Oreo

I have Android phone running Oreo 8.1.0. I have two partitions in sdcard. One partition is ext4 formatted. I mount it using: mount -t ext4 -o rw /dev/block/mmcblk1p2 /data/sdext2 But after some time,...
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Mount encrypted emulated avd userdata-qemu.img.qcow2

I'm trying to make a backup of my AVD. To speed things up, I like to make incremental backups. Backing up the *.img.qcow2 file(s) is inefficient. I'd like to be able to mount the filesystem that ...
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after changing rw on system, still I got “read-only system”. what would be the problem?

Experts. looking for your experience and wisdom here. Once I rooted my Android phone ( Galaxy S6 software 7.0 ), I tried to make tmp folder but failed with "mkdir: '/tmp': Read-only file system". I ...
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TWRP: Failed to mount '/preload' (Invalid argument)

With TWRP, on almost every operation I get Failed to mount '/preload' (Invalid argument) My device currently can not boot, and this may have something to do with it, /preload is currently in /etc/...
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Android x86 > error: SysRq: Emergency remount R/0 [duplicate]

I have a PC with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, but would like to add more Android x86(lineageOS 14.1). The ISO file works perfectly in Live USB. After installing with USB (by selecting "Run LineageOS"),...
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failed to mount /modem (invalid argument)

I have galaxy note 4 with stock rom (Samsung's official ROM) and about two weeks ago it started to crush and then reboot every few minuets. In addition, the phone was very slow. I tried everithing I ...
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Bind mounts not visible in apps

I mounted a directory into another directory with: mount --bind "/storage/sdcard/dir1" "/storage/sdcard/dir2" I do this at boot completion with Tasker. I can see the mounted files in adb shell and ...
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Cannot boot Android-x86 on PC - Emergency remount

I have a 10.1 inch notebook with Linux, but would like to dualboot with Android x86. The ISO file works perfectly in VirtualBox, VMware, and on Live USB. I have tried both install from the Install ...
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Can I designate a block device as the internal storage? [duplicate]

Everything was fine as long as I used CyanogenMod 11 (Android 4.4) on my HTC One S. I recently switched to LineageOS 14.1 (Android 7.1.2) and since then couldn't use its non-removable 16-GB sdcard as ...
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Cannot mount /system as rw

I am rooted with magisk and while trying to mount /system as rw by using this command: mount -o remount, rw /system There is an error '/system' not in /proc/mounts Cat /proc/mounts returns: ...
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Write protection of loop device // Read-Only Filesystem

After spending days on that topic I am in need of additional ideas ;) Facts: MTK6757 / Android 7 / Kernel 4.4.15 / FS EXT4 (No F2FS) / Working Root I have a fresh and clean 64MB EXT4 .IMG File in /...
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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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Correct approach to symlink or mount bind two directories on internal storage

I have data from an app I would like to be synced. It writes into a directory, and and has no settings for what dir. I would like it to write to a different dir, one that is synced. I'm on a nexus 5x,...
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How to mount system.img on android (or linux)?

I wanna modify some files in my system partition of phone. It's ext4. I plan to flash it later to my phone. I tried: mount -w -t ext4 -o loop /storage/sdcard1/system.img /mnt/njz and got this: ...
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Android 4.3 external and internal sdcard

I am new in Android so please be gentle. I have the problem, that my phone doesn't use the external sdcard and try to save everything on internal 2gb storage. So I rooted the device and get a shell ...
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SD card cannot be mounted as /storage/sdcard0

My problem is, that my Vodafone Smart Prime 6 (VF-895N) with Android 5.0.2 mounts external sd-cards as /storage/sdcard1. On other devices with "settings" - "storage" there is a menu to change the ...
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How can I mount or open already dumped mmcblk0?

I have dumped a mmcblk0 by adb command. Busybox already installed on my android. adb shell su root busybox cat /dev/block/mmcblk0 > E:\1.bin Now I can not mount this file on windows 10 with ...
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How do I mount an external USB flash drive?

I have a SanDisk 32GB external flash drive I bought six years ago which I used to back up files from my PC. At the moment I no longer have access to as PC, but would like to mount my USB drive and use ...
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Mounting exfat properly on android 5

I own Lenovo A10-70L tablet which I downgraded to Android 5.0.1 and rooted. Lenovo products don't support exfat, so I'm looking for a third-party solution. I'm planning to use encrypted containers on ...
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Where is adopted storage mounted?

Where in the filesystem is the mountpoint for the adoptable storage partition?
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Data partition with 23GB only shows 8GB when mounted

I have a Sony Xperia Z5 Compact, and I was finding strange that the storage manager showed that the system was filling 20GB of the 32GB internal storage, so I went to dig a little further into this. ...
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How to dump Android's external SDcard that is used as internal memory?

although StackExchange sites have helped me a lot in the past, it's now the first time to actively post a question here. I have an issue with my Motorola Moto G which is running with Android 7.1.1 (...
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Mount /data partition without losing data

In some new models, when installing a custom recovery, /data partition won't mount. To fix that I need to wipe partition. How can I fix without losing data?