Questions tagged [sd-card]

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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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How to backup Signal app on sd card instead of internal storage?

I want to backup the signal app on my Android phone at the sd card for my new phone. In the app there is no option to choose the pathway, it is automatically saved in the internal storage. However, ...
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Disable the sd card emulation and use only the external sd card?

My Mother has a Samsung tablet, which is not rooted. She always gets confused with the different sdcard locations, as some apps store their data on the physical sdcard and others drop data to the ...
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Storage Shows Two SD Cards?

Nokia 1 Android 9 Storage shows one SD card in use and a second SD card not inserted. There is only one SD card in the phone... Please see image.
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Cannot move app to SD card: "Not enough storage space"

Disclaimer: There are many similar questions, but: 1) No answer there helped me, 2) This one provides additional info and questions, 3) Others seem to be related to Android versions < 8, so the ...
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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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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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Burn .IMG to another MicroSD Card without root

Long story, I have a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and the only device I own that can write a Raspbian image to MicroSD is my Android phone. I have copied the image from my laptop to my MicroSD, but I am ...
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Change SD card back to normal storage

I was cleaning up some files on my phone and saw that I have the SD card set as internal storage. As I understand it, this means that the SD card is considered part of the Android filesystem. This SD ...
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How do I check if my Android SD is encrypted?

I can't remember if I encrypted it already or not. How do I verify that? Under SETTINGS - SECURITY - ENCRYPTION, there is just "Encrypted phone", but nothing related to the SD card. The SD is NOT ...
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Cannot clear app data

Specs Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo App based on this Google sample that works fine on other Galaxy S8 phones Question On trying to start from scratch on my app installed by APK file, I am ...
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Play store apps cannot write to external SD Card in Android Oreo

My Galaxy S7 edge recently updated to Oreo. Now play store apps no longer have rights to write to my external SD card. I have followed app instructions about how to open a system folder chooser dialog,...
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Android 7.0 - SD Card formatted as internal storage

My Wileyfox handset recently upgraded to 7.0 and I'm getting nowhere with their support. My SD card is formatted as "internal storage". Despite over 30GB of free space on the card, I'm unable to add ...
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What specifies the maximum supported sdcard capacity of a mobile phone?

I often see this in mobile phone specifications: "microsd card supported, up to 32gb" Is this limit really real? Does it depend on hardware or software? How to know for sure (e.g. using a software) ...
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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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After moving App data to SD card, the data still occupy space in internal SD

I moved all application data to the SD card but, while I was navigating the internal storage files I came across a folder of the millionaire game, holding a huge amount of data and consuming my ...
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OS Update moved external_sd to extsdcard; Apps previously on SD card are now missing/uninstalled.

I just upgraded my Galaxy Note (1st gen) from ICS 4.0.x to JS 4.1.2. I'm using the Samsung ROM supplied by my carrier (with all the bloat in it). After the upgrade, I noticed many of my apps were ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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Which filesystem should I use on my SD Card?

I have a 1 TB SD Card in a Fairphone 3 running the latest Lineage. Recently I had issues with random reboots and now found out that my SD Card is formatted with FAT32, which might cause troubles on ...
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Will "Apply update from SD card" delete my data?

Will I lose my data when using Recovery's Apply update from SD card option? And, if so, will I lose data on the phone, on the memory card or everywhere else? Phone: Samsung SM-A107F/DS (Galaxy A10s) ...
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Terrible SD card performance after enabling encryption

Device: Samsung Tab A7 2020 - purchased less than 1 week ago OS: Android 11, April 2021 patch Files used to test: three zip files totalling 613 MB Micro SD cards which have been tested: Unbranded 256 ...
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I recovered some encrypted pictures, but I can't decrypt them

My girlfriend lost all the pictures from our holidays. She has a Samsung Galaxy A70. She had an external encrypted SD card on it. I managed to recover the lost pictures, but they are encrypted. Do you ...
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How to mount sdcard as "internal" using custom filesystem on Android 10 (root access only via adb)

How can I properly mount my SD card as "internal" (i.e. so that all apps are on it) using a custom filesystem (in my case Ext4, but I'd like to use full-disk encryption using a key that I ...
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Photos made this afternoon disappeared after I rebooted phone - how to recover them?

This morning, since the memory of the internal storage reached its limit, I moved all the pics in the Camera album to the SD card. In the afternoon, I took a couple of pics which if I remember ...
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How to fix my micro SD card that became a read-only memory card?

Since the Android external memory card has turned to read only (also known as SD card write-protected) all of a sudden, I can no longer add, write, or delete things from it. How to fix the SD card ...
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Why my SD card name is not the same as I format it?

I formatted my SD card into 2 partition. The first one is exfat and the second partition is f2fs. I renamed the first partition as "Limbo" and the second as "Saint". On Linux it ...
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Can you help me recover my accidentally deleted videos?

I have a Nokia 2.2 smartphone runnig Android 10 ( a hateful piece of software from my opinion). From 16 GB of storage only 2 are available for the user and it's shrinking even more with every new ...
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External SD Card Mounted, Permissions granted, but still Inaccessible on LineageOS

I know there's a ton of external SD card questions, but my case doesn't seem to line up with any of them, sorry if this has been asked before and I just couldn't find it. I'm running LineageOS 14.1 on ...
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A cheap android phone killed my sd cards when I formatted them to internal, any way to get them back?

I bought an Ulefone Paris 2015 Chinese phone, a few years ago, it came with a bloated/malware OS, I put in a Lexar SD card, formatted as internal, something didn't work right (I don't remember), I ...
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How can I clone an adopted SD card?

I adopted an SD card as internal memory and one day it just suddenly stopped working. With tremendous help from the member @alecxs I was able to make an img copy of it and browse the files in it. Here ...
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Can't use/format SD card formatted as internal storage

I have a SanDisk Ultra 16 GB SD Card and formatted it as internal storage in my Nokia 2.1 (Android 9 - Not rooted). I can't use or format the sd card on my phone. When I choose to format it as ...
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Galaxy Tab S5E and multiple SD cards

I got a Galaxy Tab S5E today to use as a photo editor. This is the 64gb version so I grabbed a micro SD card and put into it. A 128gb card. The card and tablet work together as expected. I also ...
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Check the last time the SD card was inserted/used on Android phone

I have obviously not been paying attention to the fact that I no longer have an SD card in my Samsung Galaxy S7, that I know used to be there. I just recently discovered that it is missing, and now I ...
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microSD card performance issue

I have some microSD cards and I noticed a weird behaviour: larger microSDs give lower results! For example, using them on my Note 8, I get these results: Code: 64GB -> R: 70MBs W: 35MBs 128GB -&...
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Can't format SD-Card as internal storage - Meta / Expand Android

I have a Xiaomi A1 with Android on it and I use my Samsung MicroSD Card Evo+ 128 GB, as an internal storage. For no reason, it's stopped working and asking me to format it. The issue is, the device ...
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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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Sd card COMPLETELY unrecognizable after rooting

Around a year ago, I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Tab T-113. I cannot find the respective rooting thread anymore, so I cannot provide any links :/ I do remember that the thread told me from the start, ...
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Change video timestamp on non-rooted device?

I thought I'd be clever and compress some old video files taken with my phone camera using the Video Dieter 2 app. It worked fine, except the new files have new (random) names and their modified ...
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How to decrpyt & extract data from encrypted removable SD card from another device?

My Xperia z5 died for an unknown reason and I had to send it for repair. I had an SD card inside for my pictures and kept it home. After a longer time, Sony sent me a new phone. Happy, I put back my ...
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S3 On CM 14.1: Made SD Internal Storage, Reversed, Now "Empty" Internal Shared Storage On PC

I have a Galaxy S3 on CM 14.1 (Android 7.1.1). I formatted the SD Card as internal storage. Then I couldn't access my internal storage from my PC, so I switched back. I formatted the SD Card to ...
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Mount f2fs sdcard on boot

I have a 128 GB microsd and I do not want FAT32 on it. I have MIUI 8 (Android 5.1.1) with 3.10.49 kernel, TWRP 3 and root. For some reason mount doesn't work at all, it always produces error Invalid ...
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SD card does not appear as adoptable

I have a Samsung Galaxy On5 that has been rooted, and I want to adopt my SD card as internal storage. I am attempting to adopt the SD card using ADB. The process for this is well documented, but every ...
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App doesn't recognize moved OBB file to SD even though 'Obb on SD' Xposed module is installed

I'm trying to move the OBB files of some of my games to my SD card to free some internal storage space. I looked for solutions and found the Obb on SD Xposed module, which says that "just enable ...
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Formatted Micro SD Card as internal storage, after flashing a new build the card is unusable with any device

I've tried reformatting as portable storage and internal storage and neither work, choosing portable storage shows no errors it just doesn't do anything while internal storage errors. I've tried ...
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Difference in partition size

I have 32 GB sd card with two partitions. First is FAT partition has size 29 GB, second is ext4, nearly 3 GB (counted by Linux computer). But Android is showing that: root@htc_a51ul:/storage/ext_sd # ...
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Storage cannot be found from apps, folder /storage/emulated missing

I installed a custom ROM (CM 12.1, based on Android 5.1.1) on my Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100). Also, I repartitioned the storage using this PIT file: I9100_2.0GB_Sys-05GB_Data-023MB_Preload. All but the ...
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Comixology comic store to SD card, not internal storage

Comixology insists on storing its downloaded comics on the internal storage. This is clearly rather annoying since it is tiny compared to gigantic external SD card that is installed. The OS version ...
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"SD card is blank or has unsupported filesystems" message in Samsung Galaxy S4

My Samsung Galaxy S4 showed "SD card is blank or has unsupported filesystems". It then gave me the option to format my SD card, to which I reluctantly consented. After having done so however, it ...
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Google translate on SD card

This question has been asked a lot before, but I can't find one from this year (or any answer that solves my problem) I have just installed google translate on my new Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100Y) ...
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Why application size increases after moving to sd card?

I installed application and see that it allocates say 35Mb. Then I moved it to alsd card and it allocates 41+Mb. I see these "changes" for every application which is moved to sd card. Why it is ...
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