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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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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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Flashing seems not possible

I own an Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 wifi (picassowifi). I flashed the recovery with TWRP and installed CyanogenMod 10 on it. After a couple of months I tried installing a nightly update for ...
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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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mount in shell as user or root with different output

I have a rooted Android Phone and a native service which detects if the system partition is mounted read-write or read-only. If I run the mount command in the user shell, the partition is mounted ...
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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 automatically remounting system read-only, deleted files returning

tl;dr I mount system rw I try to copy/update/write /system/xposed.prop System is auto-remounted ro, causing the write to fail (applicable to a variety of workarounds) Moving/renaming/deleting files ...
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Mount HDD with multiple partitions

I have an external HDD with two partitions. Both are ext3 partitions and works fine with Linux. When I plug the USB HDD in my Android device, it does not work. I see some errors in dmesg: [ 3132....
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Cannot mount mtdblock partition

I'm trying to mount the boot partition of a tablet with MTD partitions. This is the output of cat /proc/mtd: root@android:/ # cat /proc/mtd dev: size erasesize name mtd0: 00400000 00004000 "...
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Why can I write to a read-only system partition?

I have a rooted phone running android 4.4. When I check the output of 'mount' it says system is read only. My root file manager or terminal can't make any files or folders there, though only the file ...
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Mount external SD folder to /data/user

I'm trying to free up some space and install large games on my rooted Samsung Galaxy S2 with an external SD card. The app I've been using is FolderMount, which mounts any folder in a different ...
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how to enable Android apps to browse user mount points in /mnt

I want to access and work on my remote documents (such as .docx, .xlsx, etc... and pdfs) from within my apps. For this, I have created a cifs mount point from a network sdcard (NTFS v3.1) to my ...
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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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Real root can not change any thing on /system original files!

On my rooted device running Android 4.2.2, I have following tools installed: Terminal Emulator BusyBox Free On Terminal Emulator, su command successfully changes user to a real root: root@hwH30-U10:...
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opening files in mounted directory from within apps

I have successfully mounted a local network location on to /sdcard/routersd ; I can successfully browse within this mounted directory and do copy/delete operations. My purpose of creating that is for ...
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how to mount permanently in Android

I've successfully mounted my router device's sdcard on '/mnt/routersd' as follows : #!/system/bin/sh su -c 'busybox mount -o remount,rw /' su -c 'mkdir -p /mnt/routersd' su -c 'busybox mount -o ...
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remount /mnt as read-write

I am getting error "Read-only filesystem" when trying to add a new directory in /mnt via Terminal Emulator. So, I tried : su busybox mount -o remount,rw /mnt in order to remount filesystem for /mnt ...
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How do I mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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Mount /data to sd - Lenovo a7000

I came from here. But I can't even copy /data. With sudo cp -r /data/* /mnt/sdcard2/data_cp i get No such device or address and No such file or directoryerrors. And "ES File Exlporer" just Fails to ...
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mount.exfat-fuse mounts drive r/o

I'm mounting an external exFat drive on a rooted Android device (Amazon Fire TV/2) using the mount.exfat-fuse program. mount.exfat-fuse -o rw,umask=000 /dev/block/sda1 /system/test directory ...
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Fire OS 5 mount -o remount,rw fails as root

This is regarding Amazon's port of Lollipop. AFAICT, other similar questions are regarding Jelly Bean and earlier plus non deal with Fire OS. I'm working with a rooted Amazon Fire TV/2 running Amazon'...
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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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Unable to mount a 64Gb SD card on Qualcomm's SnapDragon 810 MDP smartphone

I tried to google but didn't see the problem reported anywhere yet. I was playing around with a Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 MDP smartphone, while developing an app which makes heavy usage of data ...
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Cant switch shell to su

I'm trying to edit my /init.rc file on my rooted Galaxy Pro. And have accessed my device using SSH (to QuickSSH server on the device) over wifi. The / mount is shown as readonly, so I tried to ...
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How does the Linux filesystem on Android get mapped to “Computer\PhoneName\Phone” on Windows 7?

I am trying to figure out, when I use adb shell I see a filesystem with directories such as /storage/emulated/0. When I connect my Android phone to Windows 7 I see something like the following folder: ...
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/system cannot be remounted as RW, even when rooted (Sony Xperia E3)

I rooted my Sony Xperia E3 (D2203) a while ago using Kingroot, which worked flawlessly. Before rooting my device, /system could be accessed, which is how root was installed in the first place. ...
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Getting mount's usage suggestion when attempting /system remount [duplicate]

I'm trying to remount system on a rooted Samsung GT-S6102 running Android 2.3.6: # mount -o rw,remount,rw /system Usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t type] device directory This is exactly like ...
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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 5.0.2: Windows 10 does not recognize it in USB storage mode

I bought Prestigio MultiPhone 3504 Muze with Android 5.0.2. When I connect it to my PC with Windows 10 installed, I can't find the device in explorer. How to connect my phone to PC?
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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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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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Is there any working method to mount Ext4 partitions on 64 bit Android 5?

Is seems that, as for today, there are no working methods (apps or hacks) to make Ext4 partitions work (read/write) on my Android v5.1 64 bits. My device is a Jiayu S3 with a Xtreme ROM (not stock, ...
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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 do I view files on micro sd?

I just saved the files from my flip phone to a micro sd card, and put that micro sd card in my android tablet. I went to the file manager, but I didn’t see anything for mounting the sd device, or that ...
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Shell with su cannot remount /sytstem. adb can.

I am trying to mount the /system file partition in Android as rw. I have ro.insecure=0 in my default.prop. I have su installed and working correctly. I can remount the file system using 'adb remount' ...
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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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How do I use internal memory as /mnt/sdcard?

I am using a mobile device which runs Android four and has a broken micro SD card slot. The device also has lots of free internal memory. However for some reason many applications insist on only using ...
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How to locate Android mount points?

It all started with an intent to install Link2SD to my in-car Android audio system. Repartitioned SD card into FAT32 + Ext2, but something went wrong ("Mount script cannot created" by Link2SD, etc.). ...
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Change the filesystem mounted when plugged in to USB

Is there a way to change the mount location when plugging a device into USB? I want to move it to the root directory. I am rooted. Please note that I want no setup done on the PC, that is, do not ...
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Android storage with UTC timestamps?

I would like to use UTC timestamps on the FAT partition on my Android phone. Reason: When one moves files from an Android phone to a Linux desktop, one gets wrong timestamps for files which were ...
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mount in /data/local/userinit.sh is not working

I want to map /sdcard/DCIM to /storage/sdcard1/DCIM using CM 12.1 on a I9100 I wrote those few lines to /data/local/userinit.sh: #!/system/bin/sh log -p i -t userinit "userinit start"; mount -o bind ...
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Would Android 4.3 mount exFAT formatted external SD card automatically without requiring additional software?

Would Android 4.3 mount exFAT formatted external SD card automatically without additional software?
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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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Create symlink/mount/bind in root [closed]

I want to compile (through make) on my Android phone. I have root access. I have almost all the things set up. But there's this hitch. All the configure files have a shebang of #!/bin/sh. I can ...
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creating mount point in root mode

When trying to expand tablet memory (from 500 Mb to 1G) I made a mistake when I was applying Gparted. I reset my device to the fabrication settings and now I can't mount sd card (no the real sd card), ...
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Android bind obb error?

So, I am on Android 4.2.2 I have the obb file in /storage/extSdCard/obb/ending directory And want it binded in /sdcard/Android/obb/starting directory So, I run in my busybox #!/system/bin/sh mount -...
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sdcard appears empty for sshdroid, samba fileshare etc, but not for total commander

I have rooted lenovo p780 with VIBEUI 2.0 (not sure that this matters). The issue is well described in subject. When I enter /storage/sdcard0 directory via remote terminal it appears empty. It's all ...
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SD card won't mount to Moto G

I've had a 64g card in my phone for months now, then all of a sudden (I believe after I updated to Lollipop) I began to receive errors saying the card was unexpectedly removed even though it was still ...
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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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Android device not mounting (neither USB nor Blutooth)

I have an Android KitKat 4.4.2 Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. All was working fine, and I could mount the device and copy files from the device to my Windows 7 PC. Now when I disconnect or insert the USB ...
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Xperia Z2: SD Card not being shown as mounted under Storage, but is accessible from file manager

After I rebooted my Xperia Z2 running Lollipop 5.0.2, the micro SD card is not indicated as being mounted in Settings → Storage. I see a button to mount it, and another one to erase it, but it ...