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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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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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What's the Android equivalent of /etc/fstab?

Sometimes I really wish they hadn't messed around with Linux so much! I know there's an /etc/fstab in there somewhere, but where? I'd like to mount some partitions with alternative filesystems (...
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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 mount SMB/CIFS Network Shares on android device?

I have a rooted android device running on gingerbread. I was wondering if there is a way to mount my windows CIFS(Common Internet File System) Shares on my android device over WiFi. Is it required to ...
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Since which Android version is exFat supported?

Which Android version supports exFat, if at all? The web seems unclear about that. Thanks!
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how to mount /system as read/write in android?

cannot mount /system in android with following command, anyone has a solution for this? root@hwG7-UL20:/ # mount -o rw,remount,rw /system mount: Invalid argument 255|root@hwG7-UL20:/ # mount -o ...
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Can't remount /system in rw

I try desesperately to push an app with adb on the /system/app folder (to install the PlayStore on my low cost tablet). So i tried to remount the /system partition with root rights : mount -o ...
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Failed on cp file to /system - Cross-device link

I'm trying to mv .apk file from my /sdcard to /system and getting following error: failed on 'XXX.apk' - Cross-device link I did remount my /system as rw root@ghost:/ # mount -o rw,remount /dev/...
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How to list all major partitions with their labels?

I want to figure out all partitions on my device together with their resp. mount points or labels (i.e. to know which partition is holding system, recovery, boot, etc.). This needs to be device ...
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How to solve: “Failed to push selection: Out of memory”

I Create an article in Stack overflow. But as I found this site, I decide to ask the same question here, because I still need your help. I have made the following steps: Launch Eclipse Go To: ...
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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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android 2.2 - extending phone storage to SD

I heard there is a way to "mount" some of the SD card's space and use it to extend the phone's storage. I need this so I can have space to install apps that only allow to be installed on the phone. ...
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How can I mount or unmount the SD Card using ADB?

The sdcard can be umounted by using the umount command. unmount /mtn/sdcard/.android_secure how can it be remounted again . I tried using the mount command mount /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure
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Android ADB Shell Recovery Mounting

*Question: I need assistance mounting an Android phone's internal data using the Android ADB Shell while the unit is connected via USB and in recovery mode. How do I form a proper mount command? See ...
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Mounting a remote folder as local folder

I have spent hours researching this and unable to come up with a solution, if anyone knows of one please let me know. I am looking for a way to mount a remote folder on a server (using either WebDAV, ...
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How to extract stock apk from TWRP backup?

I installed TWRP recovery on my phone and backed up the system, data and boot partitions before installing CM12.1. I would like to extract one stock apk (FM radio) from the backup on a Linux system. ...
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How to “mount --bind” directories in Android 4.4?

I am just wondering is there a way to bind an internal /sdcard folder to another internal /sdcard folder and normal apps can write into it for Android versions since 4.4? I have a folder named ./...
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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 find out if my Device's Kernel has Loop Device Support

I would assume most all of you know why I am asking this, but for those who don't, Loop Device Support of a Kernel on an Android device is utilized to mount a Linux Distro IMG file (Ubuntu or Debian, &...
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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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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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adb shell mount command: documentation?

I'm creating a guide for noobs on editing the SystemUI.apk on the US Galaxy S3. But, before I post the guide, I want to make sure I know my stuff! I'm looking to learn about ADB (and ADB shell) and ...
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why is my file system suddenly read only?

Some background: My HTC Desire HD has several issues. The first issue being that I can not connect to it using a USB cable. So I found that I can tell ADB to work over wifi and I was using this ...
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Mount a folder from external sd as /data

How do I mount /mnt/sdcard/data as /data. Right now the /data has its own partition but it's too small (~500mb) and I would much rather give it more space than move apps and other things to my SD card....
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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 do I mount my Samsung galaxy s4 on ubuntu?

I'm running ubuntu 12.04 and have a rooted samsung galaxy s4. The s4 is still 2 software versions back since I need to unroot to update and just havent had the time or energy to do all of the work to ...
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Is it possible to mount .iso files (virtual optical drive) on Android?

First of all, I am not sure if my question should be here as I couldn't find a place to shoot it. So please direct me to the right site, if I am barking at the wrong tree.. Question : In our normal ...
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Specifying SD card mount options upon boot

I have an Archos 101IT with a 16G external SD card. The SD card contains one partition that is formatted as an ext3 file system. The Archos runs UrukDroid 1.6.4 (Froyo 2.2). The Problem: When booted, ...
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SD can't mount and mmc0: error -110 whilst initialising MMC card dmesg error

My android device (Samsung Galaxy S with cwm) stop mounting properly the internal SD card to /sdcard/ mountpoint: normal boot fails and cwm recovery says "Can't mount sdcard" while trying. Through ...
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How to mount a remote FTP share as local folder/directory?

I would like to mount a remote FTP share as local directory (or drive) on Cyanogenmod and be able to access it like it was a regular folder and browse files on it. Ideally, an app would mount FTP as ...
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Unable to mount from a Mac OS X using sshfs

I have SSHDroid running on the Android. I'm trying to mount it from a Mac using Fuse for OS X. I can SSH, but I am unable to SSHFS. When I try to sshfs, I get the following error "mount_osxfusefs: ...
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Non-root methods to mount USB storage devices

From my understanding, one can use StickMount to mount USB Sticks / Thumbdrive. However, StickMount require one to root phone. So, are there ways that I can mount a USB Sticks / Thumbdrive to a ...
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Mounting .img from internal storage as USB Mass Storage

I am trying to mount an .img file from my internal storage as Usb Mass Storage. There is an Android App named DriveDroid which does exactly what I wanted. I tested with this app and the app ...
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How do I mount a Kindle Fire 10.2.6 on my Linux computer?

I just acquired a newish Kindle Fire, software version 10.2.6. Normally when I plug a Kindle or any USB device into my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04) I get a popup screen asking me what I'd like to do ...
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adb push and mount problems

I'm using Android 2.3.3 and I want to copy the iwconfig file to /system/xbin. First I tried doing it with adb push using this: adb push iwconfig /system/xbin But in return I had: failed to copy '...
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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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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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How can I get ClockworkMod Recovery to properly use /sdcard on an encrypted Galaxy Nexus?

I have a Galaxy Nexus (toro) device. It's flashed with the latest touch ClockworkMod recovery image, along with a milestone snapshot of CyanogenMod 11. Now, when I try to pick a zip file to flash ...
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How to create start up scripts using the init.d folder?

In this answer to a question I asked a while ago, he said it's possible to have a script executed every boot. I created a file (without extension) that contains the following: #!/system/bin/sh ...
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4.4.2 SDCard directories - help

have Samsung s5, rooted. I need your help to understand something.. Here is my directories related to storage SDCard /sdcard -> /storage/emulated/legacy (SymLink) /mnt/extSdCard -> /storage/...
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How to mount an Android sdcardfs formatted microSD card in Linux?

Suppose I take out the microSD card from my Cyanogenmod 13/Android 6 phone, put it in a card reader and want to access it within my Ubuntu desktop. The first partition (16M) mounts automatically, ...
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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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How to swap external SD card with intenal one on rooted Ematic EGS102 tablet?

Today I rooted my Chinese tablet (Ematic EGS102), and opened its vold.fstab but I can't find the line that points to the internal memory. This is what I found: (Click image to enlarge) All I know is:...
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How to mount two USB drives from same device on Android?

I'm wondering how I can mount two USB drives from a USB device on Android. I have a Garmin Oregon GPS device with a USB port. When I connect it to a Windows PC, I get two drives: one for the internal ...
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Why Android can't be just mounted?

I read a lot about rooting android, that it is risky, that I can mess all and get my device completely dead and nothing can be done about it. So my question -- why all these phones can't be just ...
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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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How to mount in TWRP?

I've never mounted in TWRP, a script advices doing so. Can I mount directly from TWRP's mount screen? I can select the partitions to mount, but see no option execute. Does rebooting/booting to the ...
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Can i mount loopdevice in Android?

I have rooted my android phone and get a shell thr adb. I wanna mount a ROM image in android. But I always fail: mount -o loop /sdcard/myimage.img /mnt mount: can't setup loop device: No such file or ...
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which termux package provides the “mount” command?

i try to install "mount" with apt, but i can't locate it, or a package that contains "mount". i've tried: just to run mount: no command 'mount' found apt update && apt upgrade apt ...
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Unable to mount /system as read-write

I want to modify a file under /system. The problem is that is read-only, and even with root I cannot set it as read-write. I've tried the following: Root Explorer (the automatic button) A one click ...

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