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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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Can I mount /data/data/(app_name)/ on external sd card?

Can I mount /data/data/com.termux/ folder on external sd card? My phone is rooted Android 10 and running low of internal storage. As I read from How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct ...
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How to browse Android mounts like /system on a PC?

I know that AndroidCommander works but its site is offline so I can only download version for windoze. I ALSO want to do this if possible the other way round too (access PC files in Android not only ...
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Cant' mount loop device

I'm trying to mount loop.img (formatted as ext4) from external sdcard to /data/data/com.termux/home/ubuntu20-fs/ but always throw invalid argument, I already tried using busybox too. mount -t ext4 -o ...
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“E:failed to mount” on Samsung Galaxy J5 after factory reset

I have Samsung Galaxy J5, and after I do a factory reset, I got this error message E:failed to mount /data (Invalid argument) can't mount '/data' (Invalid argument) E:failed to mount /data (Invalid ...
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Unable to copy the files to /system/app

I am working on i.MX 6Quad SABRE-SD with Android 9. I am facing some problem when copy the some data to system/app from USB Mass Storage, I got error, when I mount the system to write access: ...
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Micro SDHC card won't mount on Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS

My new Class 4 PNY 16GB Micro SDHC card won't mount on my Sylvania SYNET7LP-DS 32GB Extended storage Froyo (2.20) Tablet. This is the second new card I returned, and still won't mount. When I press ...
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How do I mount an external disk drive formatted in ext4 via USB Host?

I plugged a 2.5 inch 1Tb drive into a Nexus 10 and I cannot see it anywhere really. Something pops up in ES File Explorer, but I cannot access the drive. Do I have to root my device, or is there some ...
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Widget (or similar function) to unmount a USB OTG device?

Is there a widget, app, or similar available to safely unmount a USB OTG device? I've looked through this SE, Google Play, and the Internet and found this question, seedy/expensive apps, and old ...
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Nexus 6 E: Unable to mount Storage error in TWRP

Before I ask, I have very limited knowledge of ADB and have been using "interface" like programs for all my Android root/flashing/pushing. I bought a stock Nexus 6 and knew I wanted a custom ROM. ...
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remount, turn off SElinux, all fails even though I am root

I have a device which is never hacked into before, mostly as nobody has it, it is a android tv box. I have temp root using the dirty cow exploit, and tried to remount system using the mount command. ...
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Getting “CANNOT LINK EXECUTABLE ”inotifywait“: library ”libnotifytools.so“ not found. ” when tyring to run a script that uses the inotifywait binary

The script is here: https://github.com/Magisk-Modules-Repo/com.piyushgarg.rclone/blob/master/binary/syncd.sh The code that I do not believe is working is this: while true; do if [[ ! -e ${...
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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?
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Remove everything from android

I would like to remove all files from my android device INCLUDING system files. I have tried rm -r * and other commands but when I switch the phone off the files reappear.
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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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How to Retrieve SD Card Files via fastboot or recovery?

I have a Nexus 4 (LG E960) running rooted stock 4.2.2/JDQ39. The phone fell from a foot high and the screen cracked. The touchscreen no longer works. I have a full Nandroid (TWRP type) backup under /...
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How to properly propagate unmounting of USB OTG storage to all mount namespaces (rooted device)

This is a (spiritual) follow-up to the previously answered question How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?. Device: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 ROM: LineageOS 16.0 (Android ...
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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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Install OpenGApps in Android Studio Emulator (Marshmallow)

I wanted to install OpenGApps in an Android emulator (created in Android Studio). The emulator is running with Marshmallow. There is enough storage space available, so this is not the problem. I tried ...
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Invoke /system/bin/sdcard manually via terminal

I am trying to mount an EXT4 formatted SD card under Cyanogenmod 13.1 (Android 6.0.1). So far, I have setup scripts to mount the card at /mnt/ext_sdcard during boot. My current understanding is that ...
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System partition locked to read only in Android 10

Help, I don't know what I did but after installing a custom ROM, I noticed that my system partition cannot be mounted as read/write. I tried "mount -o rw,remount /system" command on a terminal ...
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Mounting portable SD card folder to internal folder (WhatsApp)

I am trying to mount WhatsApp media directory from portable SD to internal "SD", as the phone internal storage is very limited. My phone: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact (32GB internal storage, 128GB ...
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Mount /system on Android 10 with Magisk

I am using Magisk 20.4 and trying to mount /system on a Google Pixel (1st gen) running Android 10. I have tried using: adb shell su -c mount -o rw,remount /system that gives: mount: '/system' not in ...
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Why Does Not My File Explorer See A Mounted Folder?

Why can't i see a mounted folder into my file explorer (checked ES file explorer and RootBrowser) , but i can see it from a terminal? I'm mounting a folder (/mnt/sdcard/Source) into other folder (/mnt/...
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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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Internal partitions messed up

So, I got a "little" problem, it started a few days ago, I woke up and my device was overheated and stuck in the bootlogo, I went to the Philz Recovery but it started with an startup error about the ...
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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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Can i mount a Veracrypt container as a regular sd and install apks inside?

I work fine with the Linux terminal, but I am taking my first steps on Android, so I apologize if I ask something too obvious for someone with some knowledge on the subject. I am going to acquire a ...
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Mount Binding to move App data to External Memory

I recently came across the idea of mount binding in Linux. I am wondering if I can mount bind the /storage/emulated/0/Android to /storage/sdcard1/Android. Will this extend my internal storage? ...
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Mount Android device directly in Mac OS X Finder

I have a Nexus 5 and I have to use Android File Transfert to copy/check my files. It's working but it's not enough for me. For example, if I want to see my picture, there is only a list view, no ...
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How to root Android R emulator?

I faced an issue that Android R emulator cannot be rooted. First I launch the Android R emulator -> /Users/myname/Library/Android/sdk/emulator/emulator -avd emulatorname -no-snapshot -writable-...
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How to (re)mount an FUSE partition and set (or change) its options, especially permission-wise?

Note: If you don't mind reading all these, jump to "The Questions" section. The Actual Problem I have write permissions problems with both my external (i.e. external SD card) and internal ...
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Remove a folder I created in /system/lib

I have root access and am able to remount. I created a folder in /system/lib/ named rfsa, but I don't know why I cannot see or open that folder. When I type ls, it is there. But when I type ls -l, I ...
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How to mount /system rewritable or read-only? (RW/RO)

How can I mount the /system directory rewritable or read-only on my Android phone?
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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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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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Mounting external sd-card on rooted Android 7.1 tablet fails, but only if partition not empty

Edit: I have tried mounting the sd-card with an empty ext4-partition, and it worked just fine, but after I ran debootstrap on the sd-card, the problem reappeared with identical symptoms. I want to ...
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Device freezes when try to write in /system partition. None of the mount commands worked

I have a TB-X304L. I rooted this guy with magisk and whenever I try to write or try to change permissions of the /system directory, the tablet just freezes and I have to reboot it with long pressing ...
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can't mount iso in android

I tried to mount an iso on android, using busybox mount. It always gives me No such device. strace -- busybox mount -t iso9660 /sdcard/some_iso.iso /sdcard/a: execve("/system/xbin/busybox", ["...
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How to make bind-mounted (mount -o bind) folders visible for non-root users?

I want to mount-bind an app data folder in /data/data/... to a user subfolder in order to automatically synchronize the contents for backup purposes. As root I use the following command: mount -o ...
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How to mount a tmpfs directory that would be allowed to be read and written to by any app? (root available)

I am trying to create some volatile (tmpfs) storage for my Android, to avoid clutter. I am trying to follow the previous questions: making manually mounted partition folders write accessible to all ...
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Mount Galaxy A5 (2017) on Ubuntu via MTP

I have been reading numerous articles on this, but nothing seems to work for me. I have a Galaxy A5 (2017). When I plug it into my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop, the phone is recognised and I can browse the ...
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Mount sdcard partition as /data

I originally wanted to comment here to ask a clarification question. But as I haven't enough reputation and it seems there isn't any private messaging possible, I opened this new question. The device ...
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How do I fix internal sdcard mount failure I/O error?

I have a tablet running android 4.2.2. The internal sdcard will not mount and logcat output is - failed to mount via vfat (I/O error). I used fsck_msdos and output is - ** Phase 1 - read FAT (compare ...
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How to create filesystem in TWRP? Getting error: “Unable to format to remove encryption”

The screen appears after booting into TWRP and trying to format memory: I was trying to flash a custom ROM using TWRP recovery but it's showing Unable to mount storage & Failed to mount '/data' (...
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Why partition gets unmounted automatically after some time?

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 CIFS/SMB share to Android 10 as folder?

Im trying to mount cifs share to android 10 rooted phone and i already mount it but i cant see files in folder in other apps only in rooted one. It is possible to do something like that to get access ...
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Why (bind) mounts in /storage/emulated/0 are 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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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 mount rclone on Android?

I had rclone mount my Google Drive on my Android 7 box with the Magisk module and Termux. But it has stopped working and now there's only an empty folder. This is the rclone log: 2020/06/03 07:33:54 ...
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External Ext4 card mounted only for root (!) on Android 5.1 64 bits

In short: if I mount my Ext4 8GB SD card, only root (SU) can see it. The rest of users (so, the rest of apps) don't detect it. As long as my Ext4 SD card is not correctly mounted (Android always ...

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