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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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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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Mount Android encrypted data partition on PC

My Nexus 4 screen met a tragic end due to violent contact with flooring tiles. Everything works except the touchscreen (which displays fine but does not react to touch any more). I would like to get ...
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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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Why if I delete a file or folder from root (/) it comes back when I reboot?

I have a rooted Samsung S4 mini(Android 4.4.4), I noted that there are certain files/folders(for example /dev) that when I delete them they come back when I reboot the phone. Why? Is it possible to ...
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How do I make permanent changes to files in root (/) directory?

Every time I edit a file in /, /sbin, or /system/bin it overwrites on restart (device is rooted and in r/w mode). I assume this is because Android mounts a temporary root? Or maybe it's just a problem ...
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What is rootfs? Can I make persistent changes to my device's root filesystem?

When I open up a terminal emulator and run the mount command, it indicates that my Android device's root filesystem (/) is of filesystem type rootfs. What is rootfs? Can I write to it? Will my changes ...
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Folder in root directory (/) gets automatically deleted after reboot

I have a rooted samsung galaxy y phone running android 2.3.6 As a root user , I successfully created "usr" directory in / path & set permission 755. But after rebooting my phone, usr directory ...
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How can I make persistent changes in root directory (/)?

I have to edit my fstab in android 4.4 but the root is mounted in read only. I've try to remount the root with mount -o rw,remount /And I can edit the root files but when I reboot the device the ...
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Any changes to files in root directory (/) are gone after reboot

On linux, "/etc/fstab" contains the directives how a partition should be mounted (fs type, flags etc.). On Android how it is determined? On my Nexus 7, I see a file called "fstab.flo" in "/" which ...
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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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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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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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System partition locked to read only

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to bind-mount “data” and “obb” folders from external SD card in “/sdcard/Android”?

Can someone help me mount my Android/data and Android/obb in my internal storage from my portable storage? I'm on a Pie ROM. I found this: How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct ...
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Applications don't recognise internal storage partition 2 mounted as external sd card

So I have a Chuwi Hi10 Plus running RemixOS 2.0 (Android 5.1.1). This was originally a dual boot tablet, but I deleted Windows, so now the device has 45 gigs of storage free on the drive. I formatted ...
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How to bind mount a folder inside /sdcard with correct permissions?

I am using a Sony Xperia M4 Aqua. As is well known, the internal memory is rather small. Especially the Media directory of WhatsApp uses a lot of precious space, therefore I am trying to move it to ...
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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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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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Sd card and its directory

My phone (a refurbished Kyocera Hydro Icon running non-rooted Android 4.3) shows storage info of a sd card in picture 1. What's the path of its mounting point? The size matching in picture 1 and 2 ...
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How is system-as-root mounted in Android 9?

In Android 9, system.img consist of system and ramdisk. So kernel will mount system.img directly and implement init program. Next, init will parse init.rc file and mount remaining partitions based on ...
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How to merge /data and /sdcard on Android 4.4?

Is it possible to use two partitions as one storage on a MediaTek device? AFAIK, it is already implemented in Samsung Galaxy S III, may be.
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how to extend support for EXT4 file system for microSD cards in stock or non lineage / CyanogenMod ROMS

As I am aware after Android 4.4 or some sort your storage card is no longer eXposed directly and needs to be carefully interfaced through specific Mount points that need to be aware through vold ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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Where is the mount point for a USB stick on Android 9?

I am working on IMX8QM with Android 9. I needs to configure usb stick on static mount point. Once USB stick detected, create sda1, after check I got: mek_8q:/sdcard # df Filesystem 1K-...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is default “fstab” file in Android?

As I known, in Android 9, system and vendor are mounted in the first stage of init by parsing fstab from device tree. But, there is another fstab parsed in init process, it is device default fstab, ...
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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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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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/storage/emulated/0 is missing. Apps can't find the directory

It began when I accidentally formatted the internal storage with TWRP. Now the OS can't mount the internal storage and the /storge/emulated/0 directory is missing but when I go to settings -> storage ...
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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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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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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 to mount media partition for emulated primary only in android

I am trying to mount media partition mount point as /storage/emulated but it showing mounting and media files are showing in /storage/emulated. but i am unable to find images in gallery, what is ...
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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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