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A partition is a division of either your internal storage or your sdcard.

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TWRP: Failed to mount '/rca' (invalid argument)

I just installed LineageOS 18 on a Sony Xperia X Compact. It was working fine except that I could not download apps from Play Store (they always stay on pending). I saw a guy on the internet who said ...
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Partition error on Samsung Galaxy M02 phone

I have a Samsung Galaxy M02 phone. It showed me the error suddenly, and then I flashed successfully with Odin, then the phone worked fine for a few hours and switched off, failed to boot, and showed ...
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Using Parted, Gdisk, fdisk or other tools to re-format an Android device

I have a Lenovo Yoga tablet 2 Android version which uses an Intel chip. I have managed to install TWRP on the device. I need to use a tool in the TWRP command line environment to resize the partitions ...
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Bootloop due to permission denied error with custom product EROFS partition

I am trying to build a custom product partition from the stock ROM of my device and have gotten it to boot the kernel with the correct mkfs.erofs and lpmake settings, as below: mkfs.erofs product.img -...
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Can't flash stock ROM - cache - partition table issue

So I tried to flash LineageOS on a Redmi 8, and while doing this I had an issue. It fails to mount cache (Skipping mounting /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name/cache) then a few other errors related to ...
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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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Why is there a userdata partition in my /dev/block/mapper/ (which seems to mean that userdata is a dynamic partition)?

https://source.android.com/docs/core/ota/dynamic_partitions/implement The supported dynamic partitions are: System Vendor Product System Ext ODM Note: Avoid placing userdata or any other permanent ...
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Unmountable System Partition Issue (TWRP)

I'm currently in the throes of a complex issue with my Android device (Phone Model: [Micromax Canvas Juice 2], Recovery: TWRP 3.0). I've exhausted several troubleshooting steps, and here's a detailed ...
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How to reduce GSI .img file size to flash in system partition?

I want to install a GSI to Huawei P10, but it does not accept big files to flash in the system partition: ProjectElixir_4.0_arm64_bgN-14.0-20240108-1305-OFFICIAL. When I try to flash it via fastboot, ...
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How to resize partition using TWRP, and is it safe?

I tried to flash an Android 12 GSI on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 (SM-T330NU) from here (system-squeak-arm32 binder 64-ab-vndklite-gogapps.img.xz), so I extracted the img file which was 1.8GB and ...
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0-byte partition and storage being inaccessible on a Mediatek device

I have an Infinix Note 10 Pro. I would like to know if there is any way to fix the 0-byte partitions issue and storage being inaccessible. I saw this when I was trying to copy out the vbmeta and boot....
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How to recreate partitions, like system_a?

I deleted the system_a partition on my Xiaomi device, and when flashing GSI, it says: E:\platform-tools_r34.0.5-windows\platform-tools>fastboot erase system Erasing 'system' ...
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Any way to recover data from a device that had its partition table corrupted?

So, I have this custom ROM that occasionally had a bootloop here and there. Usually, I wiped and reinstalled. Recently, the ROM became very stable, and if I just don't touch anything on bootup, all is ...
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System and Vendor Partitions

If system partition of Android contains important binaries and vendor partition contains binaries and files related to vendor or manufacturer. Then do all modification made by vendor or manufacturer (...
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Qualcomm / others NAND partition table layout

For a new Android board, who defines the partition table layout? Is it the SOC vendor or the customer of the board? Which tools are used to make the partition in the QC board? Is it QPST? In the AOSP ...
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Adoptable storage missing on "Samsung Galaxy Tab A" after partitioning the SD card

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A (8"-2019). I tried to partition my 128 GB, Kingston, MicroSD card into 75% internal (adopted) and 25% external. The partition command, for ID = 179,64; was as ...
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Mounting an extra partition as a fake external SD card

Nowadays phones don't have SD cards anymore, but some have a ton of storage. So, I was thinking of creating a fake external SD card using an extra partition to be able to store all of your zip ...
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Creating a backup partition on Android

It would be lovely if I could manually allocate a portion of space to create a partition for backup that's separated from the other partions that gets wiped or replaced when flashing a custom rom so ...
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Mkbootimg: Repacking Android recovery produce corrupted image

I want to replace the kernel inside twrp 12.1 recovery with my kernel that I built. Now with only unpacking and repacking the recovery image I end up with an image of different size The recovery image ...
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Android 10: Difference Between System, Product and Vendor Partition

Android has read only A/B partitions where different apps are preloaded by OEM: /system/app /system/priv-app /product/app /product/priv-app /vendor/app /vendor/priv-app Questions: What is privilege/...
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How can I copy files from an ext4 partition on my USB drive to a fat32 partition on the same drive?

I tried mounting the ext4 partition as root, but it didn't work. My phone is rooted, but as it seems no one has managed to do what I want to do. I couldn't find any solution, that worked for me. How ...
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What tool in Termux can I use to move one partition on my USB drive to the start of the drive?

I had a problem where the TV that I needed to use to watch movies, kept recognizing the EFI partition as the only partition on the USB drive, And I couldn't get to the second partition. I decided to ...
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Can't find /system partition in EDL mode

I have a OnePlus Nord N10 with Android 11. I want to create a physical image of the /system partition, mount it on my computer and browse it's filesystem. I've read that FBE only encrypts the "...
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How to replace and sync(on the fly) EFS partitions via Termux instead of Fastboot or Recovery?

I have backup of my EFS partitions in raw and also in .Img format. So now i want to: replace my current EFS partitions via Termux/Terminal emulator app. replaced EFS should also sync with modem ...
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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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I want to edit lk.img to support fastboot binaries

based on what i found Oppo removed the fastboot binaries from my phone (Oppo A5s) and since the lk partition is the one that have it by default i would like to know how can i sort of inject the ...
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How to increase recovery partition size?

I'm totally lost right now. I want to flash TWRP 3.7 on my Galaxy S7 herolte. However, it won't work because the recovery partition is only 46MB. So I wanted to increase the size - a process I've done ...
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Are Android framework and operating system the same thing?

I’m learning about the partitions of Android and in one place, they say that the system partition contains the Android framework (https://source.android.com/docs/core/architecture/partitions) system ...
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Which partitions to back up for a "complete" backup?

I have a Galaxy S10e running crDroid 13. I don't have TWRP on it (since it had to be installed from the custom LineageOS recovery), but https://stackoverflow.com/questions/29442630/copy-full-disk-...
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How to access all partitions of a USB drive OR how to choose which partition is displayed in file manager?

I'm on a OnePlus 8T on Android 13, and I've recently purchased a fingerprint encrypted USB. The way the USB works, is it has a Public and a Secure partition. When you insert the USB, only the Public ...
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Is there a way to mount YAFFS partition?

I'm trying to recover data (contacts mostly) from an old phone (Xperia Neo V) that was running Android 2.3.4 and so far I managed to dd the data partition via adb. The partition is YAFFS one. I would ...
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obtain partition size without root access

On my device, I can obtain a list of existing partitions by executing ls -al /dev/block/bootdevice/by-name via ADB. But I found no way to obtain the size of each partition without root powers: cat /...
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Resize /data on stock recovery

I'm on the BL6000Pro (with Magisk) which has no custom recovery (like TWRP) that I know of. I run CAOS11 on it but the /system partition is already full while the /data partition is huge and empty. I'...
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Samsung A50 user data partition downsized from 128GB to 3.7GB after rooting and flashibg android 11

I have a Samsung A50 (A505F). I flashed it with stock Android 11, then rooted using Magisk, then flashed again, using the magisk patched AP. How can I restore this user data partition to maximum size ...
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Can't restore (Nandroid backup) data partition (using TWRP) because boot gets stuck on "Phone is starting..."

I embarked on a planned factory reset and hence started the procedure with a Nandroid backup (via TWRP) of all available partitions. Following the reset, after restoring the data partition from the ...
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What is a vbmeta partition?

One of the optional steps of the Magisk installation steps says, (Optional) If your device has a separate vbmeta partition, you can patch the vbmeta partition with command: fastboot flash vbmeta --...
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lpmake complaining about not having enough space

I am trying, following this tutorial, to re-package a super.img file, but am confused by lpmake. I am trying to package the following 3 images: partition size lineage-18.1-20220511-UNOFFICIAL-...
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How to get the size of the “super” partition on the device?

lpmake requires to get the size of the “super” partition on the device: -d,--device-size - The size of the “super” partition on the device. It must match exactly, and it must be evenly divisible by ...
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Some music metadata/tags dissapeared after copying to micro sd

I tried copying my large music library from my internal storage to my external micro sd card, only to find 50% of my album art went missing, some artist and album info is gone, while the songs ...
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Backing up a partition to desktop with adb and pv

I had once found a fast method to backup device partitions to a computer using adb and pv (provided by a TWRP temporary boot image). pv ran on the Android device and was called using adb, specifically,...
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Using a Partitioned drive on an Android TV

I've got a partitioned drive - A USB drive, where i've got 2 of the partitions formatted ext3, one of the partitions as a FAT32, and the last one as FAT12. I wanted to access the FAT32 partition using ...
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GPT weird partitions, ROM dump problem, MTK phone

I used WWR MTK Tool and SP Flash Tool v5 to dump and analyze preloader and GPT from a new Oukitel K15 Pro phone with Android 11. Oukitel haven't posted the ROM for this model for some reason. Managed ...
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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 should I partition my android device? Should I use gpt or msdos?

so I got myself into a really bad situation and I need to re-partition my device. I already pushed parted and mkfs to /sbin (following this guide) and made them executable with chmod 777, i just need ...
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according to following a post i tried to change system partition size ,now my storage is unuseable what should i do?

my cmd gone wrong here i tried three times but failed(every time same problem) now os is working in system folder but storage is not showing is there any solution?
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How to make a really complete backup of an Android device?

AFAIK, all Android partitions are listed in /dev/block/by-name. Assuming device encryption is turned on, if I backup all partitions with e.g. (one at a time) for PARTITION in $(ls /dev/block/by-name) ...
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How to mount external µSD card partition filesystems on Moto g Power?

A µSD card has several partitions, but the phone mounts only the vfat partition, not the ext4 partitions. I see that there are existing internal ext4 filesystems, so it can handle that type. Is there ...
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Will dumping the partition to enable `oem unlock` and flashing back the edited partition work for unlocking the bootloader on Huawei devices? [duplicate]

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader/FRP of several Huawei devices. But it is difficult because there is no support from the manufacturer and the oem unlock is not present in the system. So, I have ...
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flash boot.img to use the kernel

why to flash a kernel i need a zipper anykernel 3? i can't flash directly the boot.img of a rom, example (PixelExperience) to have oniichan kernel on (LineageOS)? i'm absolutely new in the world of ...
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