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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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What does sdcardfs do exactly?

A lot of Android devices out there use sdcardfs to implement external storage. The actual storage (in the case where primary external storage is actually internal) is on the data partition in /data/...
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Mounting a folder using rclone. Can't see the contents of `/mnt/runtime/write/emulated/0/`

I have a Pixel 6a with Android 14, rooted, config SMB. I did everything according to the instructions at How to mount rclone on Android?, but got an error: ~ $ bin/rclone mount.sh 2024/04/02 09:21:03 ...
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Can I mount dead phone's partitions in VM?

Dead phone. Have all partitions saved/read off internal memory including data partitions, all not encrypted, phone was rooted. Android 11 custom ROM, crDroid. Need to mount data partition if possible, ...
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How can I mount an SD card as internal storage on Motorola Moto G Play 2023?

I have a Motorola Moto G Play 2023 (maui), Android 12, rooted through Magisk. It only comes with 32GB of storage, so I bought an SD card to hold more apps. Unfortunately, Motorola has decided that the ...
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Mount ISO file in Android

I am trying to install SPEC CPU2017 benchmarks on an Android development board. SPEC comes with an ISO file. You're supposed to mount the ISO and run the install.sh script inside it. Otherwise, you ...
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Why the screen lock password no longer matches after using a different disk as /data

I'm using a rooted Android 13 device, and an external SD-card that I mount as /data by editing the fstab. The SD-card is partitioned into few EXT4 partitions, and I can boot with any of them mounted ...
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Mounted directory using rclone is read-only

I am on a rooted Android 12 device (Orange Pi 5 Plus) and I have managed to setup and mount a samba share to a local directory using the following commands: su export PATH="/data/data/com.termux/...
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How to allow execution and creation of files on a filesystem mounted to /mnt

I have a rooted device with Android 11 (LineageOS) and Termux. With root permission an app (that's EDS for crypto containers but should not matter) mounts an ext4 file system to /mnt/eds/Data. The ...
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How to mount AFP/SMB drive to Nox Player?

I use the latest version of Nox Player (android emulator) on Mac OS Catalina. I would like to mount my AFP or SMB drive to Nox Player. I've connected to Nox Player thru ADB: adb connect 127.0.0.1:...
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Shared folder on BlissOS 15 (Android 12L) based on 9p virtio in qemu

Using Qemu I managed to run BlissOS almost perfectly. For the record this is my script to install and launch BlissOS with Qemu (I use also an additional USB stick for storage to be able later on to ...
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Lenovo TB-9707F Y700 How can I remount /Vendor as read write

My device is rooted but as of yet I don't have TWRP recovery. I'm trying to change a file in the /vendor/etc folder. I'm getting an error that it is a read only system. How can I mount it as read ...
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How to mount a folder/partition as USB device for a computer

I have one phone that upon plugged into a computer, shows up as an MTP device. The SD card and the internal storage are visible on the computer. I can also change it to only mount the SD card and then ...
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How to notify Android that MicroSD is mounted?

I manually mount MicroSD like this: nsenter -t 104 -m mount -t sdfat -o rw,gid=9997,noatime /dev/block/mmcblk0p4 /storage/extSD As a result, file managers can work with it. But Android still thinks ...
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Mount a MicroSD to all namespaces on Android 11

I'm trying to mount a MicroSD. As I understand it, this should be done in the global namespace. Root - Magisk. I tried: su --mm -c mount -t sdfat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /storage/0123-4567 nsenter -t 1 -...
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Can't read media files from mounted SD card partition

I have a tablet that I flashed with a modded (rooted) system partition. A side effect of this system partition is that it killed my 20gb SD card partition that is the main storage for the device. I ...
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How to mount a partition on an Android device that can be read by USB on a computer when plugged in

I have a tablet that I'm doing some hacky work on. This tablet comes from the factory with a small storage partition called USERDATA, that's about 5gb. It also comes with a large storage partition ...
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How to mount full image backup properly?

Did a full backup mmcblk0.img of a Redmi Note 7 (codename lavender) running Android 10. However, I'm not sure how exactly to mount it or view files. Worth noting that I was suffering from an ...
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How to dig deep into mmcblk0? [duplicate]

I've got an old backup file: mmcblk0.img I'm wondering if there is any specific tool that can work with this file, as no standard partition tool has been able to view it. I think there's a chance it ...
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How to create filesystem in TWRP? Getting error: Unable to recreate /data/media folder. E: Cannot decrypt adopted storage because /data will not mount

I tried to flash custom ROM on my Xiaomi Poco M2 Pro (gram) without putting too much thought and then something happened and now it's saying these on every recovery. Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid ...
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"Mount" a loopback device from SD card without root

I'd like to move Termux/Nix-on-droid on my SD card as I lack space on internal storage. Unfortunately, SD cards are formatted in extFat so they can't deal with stuff that are common on ext4 systems, ...
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Access Mega Cloud Storage from File Manager on a non rooted device

Is there a way to mount Mega cloud storage from file manager. Mega has some option to do that as Webdav Server for Desktops but is there a way Android Phone with TLS encryption. I am even comfortable ...
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Cannot Mount userdata partition on Android 11

I have pulled a block of encrypted userdata partition ".img" and trying to mount it on unecnrypted device (same device with encryption set to off). My device is rooted. My userdata is ...
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Can I rename the external storage mount point on Android10 with root access

System: rooted Samsung Galaxy S10 with Android10 I have replaced my old external sdcard (128GB) with a new and bigger one (512GB). The old card was automaticly mounted to /storage/6639-3031. The new ...
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Editing partition image

My Samsung phone lost its IMEI number. As far as i know it stored in /efs/sec_efs/SVC és !SVC files. These files cannot be edited during running. My idea is that i "dd"-ed the efs partition ...
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How to mount an Azure file share on Android?

I tried a couple of Android file explorer apps to mount an (SMB3) Azure file share, but I got an "Access Denied" error with each of them. Does anyone know a solution? I tried the most common ...
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How do I make mounts in /data/local/ visible to other apps? [duplicate]

I've seen Why (bind) mounts in /storage/emulated/0 are not visible in apps? but I don't understand how to apply the method to /data/local/
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Make mounted cifs/smb share visible for normal user in Android-x86

With ES Explorer not to be trusted any more, I needed another solution for easy access to my SMB/CIFS network shares. Mounting a SMB/CIFS network share in Android-x86 (version 9 R2) turned out to be a ...
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Unable to mount a block partition from Windows to Android device

I am not able to mount an image over a network onto my Android device. I tried to pull the userdata partition onto my Windows using: adb pull /dev/block/mm..0p29 userdata.img Now, I am trying to ...
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Fix unable to mount data internal/external/otg USB storage 0MB in TWRP permanently

I have SmartLike Lyf Water 8 LS-5015 with Android 6.1 Marshmallow vendor updated. I want to take NAND backup before rooting through loading TWRP recovery in fastboot mode (fastboot recovery twrp.img). ...
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Approaches to support exFat on AOSP Android 10+ where it isnt native

Just found out that my AOSP Android does not support exFat. Any thoughts about getting exFat support added. I read about this plugin that will work only for USB-OTG not for memory card - lest I ...
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How to automate rclone-mount without Termux or Magisk?

I want to use rclone-mount on Android to mount remote directories from my own server as well as from pCloud. I want the mount points to be established automatically at boot time and to remain mounted ...
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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 mount MTP like a drive in /dev?

I am trying to recover some files on my android device, but without success. So I would like to try tools like photorec, but they need a physically mounted device. Or rather, for the moment photorec ...
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Modifications of vendor image on Android 10 - alternative idea

Further to my earlier question here and according to the "Mounting Partitions Early" article, I'm looking the correct way to implement my new idea: Skipping the mounting in the startup of ...
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Modifications of vendor image on Android 10

There is a vendor image in my device I want to change (unpack/mount, doing changes, pack/umount). My purpose is to update boot.img with my new kernel (in a rooted device). Unfortunately, it does not ...
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How do I make my android ROM auto-mounts and activate a swap partition in my sd card?

I have created a swap partition via GNOME Disks in my SD Card and I found that my Android system doesn't detect it until I used Aparted to activate it but still It is not persistent after a reboot and ...
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Fixing bind mount on android 11 (Lineage OS)

On the lineage OS 18.1 there is my internal data somewhere but the OS has problem to mount it on sdcard and emulated/0 and has no access to the files. I can see my files by ls /data/media/0 command in ...
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How to force mount storage whetever corrupt or not?

I use my phone without back cover and I sometimes accidentally remove my Toshiba Exceria 32GB SDHC UHS-1 This time my phone keeps spewing out corrupt SD card and tries to make me format my already ...
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How to show configure mount ext2 ext4 formatted SD card partitions in android file manager?

How to show configure mount ext2 ext4 formatted SD card partitions in android file manager? As fat32 fiile system don't support files more than 4 gb I have to take backup before after rooting for ...
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Unable to mount fastboot boot twrp.img backup unable to mount storage?

I was trying to load fastboot boot twrp.img and take backup of stock rom system.img userdata.img through twrp recovery... it loaded successfully but while taking backup its not able to take backup ...
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How folders DCIM Download WhatsApp media redirect link binded location changed to SD card?

As in PC windows we can change default location of my documents by roaming profile or registry settings is it possible to Change default storage location (link bind redirect automove) of DCIM ...
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How to mount image file without root?

In rooted android phone, ext4 image file is mounted using these commands in android terminal : # mknod /dev/block/loop52 b 7 0 # losetup /dev/block/loop52 /sdcard/ext1.img # mkdir /mnt/...
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CIFS mount SMB into a folder results in "no such device" error on Android 10 Lineageos 17.1 and stock Google Pixel

I've tried these commands with root access mount -t fifs //192.168.62.118/xyz -o username=user,password=pw /mnt/sdcard/xyz mount -t cifs //192.168.62.118/xyz -o username=user,password=pw /mnt/sdcard/...
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Rootdir meaning in Android

So here these are two quotes which I think describe well what the root dir is : rootdir: the root directory (/). All files/folders/filesystems are stored in or mounted under rootdir. On Android, the ...
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mount multiple ext4 partitions manually

I have rooted android phone running android 10. I have one ext4 partition created using : # dd if=/dev/zero of=/sdcard/ext1.img bs=1M count=1024 # mkfs.ext4 -F /sdcard/ext1.img which I mount ...
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Put Termux environment on external SD card

Following this answer, I formated my sdcard as ext4-fs. Then tried mounting the sdcard into termux home as the link above says mount /dev/block/mmcblk1p2 /data/data/com.termux/files/home/ext4-fs I ...
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How may I modify my root filesystem, which is mounted from /dev/block/dm-0, in order to create a mount point or symlink at /usr, on Android 11?

I need a writable /usr directory to run Gentoo Prefix. I suppose that it can be either a symlink to somewhere else or a mount point for further mounting. Information collected so far: Since Android ...
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Problem with a sdcard under Android 7.1.2 three partitions can not be mounted / used

Happy New Year! there is a problem with my sdcard under Android 7.1.2 (Custom Rom) (root=true, adb=possible). The vFat Partition can be used, but the rest is not mounted and can not be used. mmcblk1p1 ...
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com.termux linked or mounted on SD (Root Available) [duplicate]

So I'm trying to get more space into my termux to download and use I'm trying to mount the folder onto the SD does anyone know how to already or done it? I've seen that it isn't possible but I don't ...
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Why "adb remount" returns "remount failed" on Android emulator?

I'm using Android Studio. I was trying to set up a dev environment and it requires modifying the hosts file. So, I created new devices in ADM (Nexus 4, Android 10 x86_64 without Google API and ...
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