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For Android devices, is internal storage memory typically faster, slower, or equal to microSD card storage?

For Android devices, is internal storage memory typically faster, slower, or equal to microSD card storage? For example, let's take the Samsung Galaxy S10 Android phone. It comes in 128GB, 512GB, and ...
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Can you record video to external drive?

If I connect an external ssd drive to the phone, it can browse its file system and write to it. Is there an app (or a setting) that allows me to record video directly to this external drive? The use ...
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com.google.android.trichromelibrary - An app that gets installs multiple times .....what's the point?

As I understand com.google.android.trichromelibrary is supposed to be a webview replacement in android 10+ find /data/app -type d -iname "*trichrome*" -exec du -hs {} \; 70M /...
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Is there a way to initiate a whatsapp chat backup over adb

I have root if it matters. There is a service with whatsapp called. com.whatsapp.backup.google.GoogleBackupService But not sure if this is what I am looking for to call & how to call it with what ...
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How to clean com.android.providers.media.MediaApplication App Data?

com.android.providers.media.MediaApplication keeps throwing errors on me and I cannot access internal storage on my Oneplus since this morning. I've already tried cleaning the media packages ...
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File attributes on Android (Linux): Any way to make a file fully writable but not deleteable?

I tried chattr with the +a (+i is even more restrictive), but it immediately caused app panic aka "app has stopped". What I want to do is make a file & folder undeletable. You can ...
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Where are Samsung's Gallery app's photo originals saved (and how best to delete them, to save storage space)?

In Samsung's Gallery app one can edit photos, save the edit and later "revert" to the original. Per se that's neat, but when it comes to managing storage space, there seems to be a hidden ...
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System storage analyzer implies 15GB of unknown or reserved storage [duplicate]

As you can see in the picture, the storage analyzer of my phone says that around 15GB of my storage are used up by user data and apps, while simultaneously saying that out of my 32GB, only 500MB are ...
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Looking for the folder location of where Google Chrome bookmarks are stored on Android [duplicate]

I'm looking to manually back up and restore the Google Chrome mobile bookmarks on my LG smartphone and wanted to know the folder and filepath of where they are stored on Android. I checked in /data/...
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"The Magic", that Magisk isn't supposed to do

I have magisk 24 which I futilely tried to downgrade using XDA's guide but did not succeed, which is the 2nd part of my Question . There is something v interesting I note ( not sure how long its ...
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How to clean Other Storage in RedMi

My internal storage is 32 GB. Other = 21 GB, System 9.5 GB. I cleaned whatsapp backups, android backup, gallery->cache->trashbin. Storage Analayzer app Other "0". I tried everything on ...
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Can I get a virus from a browser that doesn't have storage permission?

I am using Android 8.1.0 on an LML212VL LG Tracfone (more info at bottom). I downloaded the "DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser" app through the Google "Play Store" app. (This is the link ...
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My tablet has almost no storage because of "System"

My android tablet has only a few storage left and I'm starting to get worried, when I analyzed what was taking up space, "System" was taking up like 10 giga (or something like that) And I ...
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contents of data partition in android

does anyone know what all content is stored in /data or userdata partition in android-10. I see a lot of directories in /data like app-staging, misc, system, vendor. what information is stored in ...
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Android lost disk space

in my Huawei P10 Pro 64Gb the free space is running low, so I checked at the memory page to have a look where all the space is allocated. So, in the following screenshot, some things are to me not so ...
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LineageOS 18 -> USB storage is not being attached

I am using Raspberry Pi with installed LineageOS 18 and basically all works well. The only issue I do have is that when I put an USB stick (storage) it is not visible in the GUI. I tried several USB ...
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EDL is non-functional and /data partition is inaccessible, and I fear that my Android device is permanently damaged

I have a OnePlus 7Pro (GM1917) that was working fine for a long time with OOS 10.3.8. Its bootloader is unlocked, and it was rooted. I hadn't upgraded it for a long time, and recently I decided to ...
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Is it possible to "freeze" applications so that they do not run unless "unfrozen" - essentially make them work only when they're in the foreground?

What it says on the tin. I'm used to a work partition, but since recent android versions don't support the required storage permissions (which means that I can't get data out of the work partition ...
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"Storage has been removed" - Android phone has 0 bytes storage capacity

I have a Huawei phone running Android 9. My phone has no storage. I do not mean 0 bytes of storage remaining, I mean 0 bytes of storage total. When checking files, I get the message "Storage ...
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Can I fix a bootloop for non available storage by mounting a SD card?

I was receiving an alert from Whatsapp saying that my storage went full, so I wanted to clean it up but this morning I saw my phone and it got stuck in the boot logo. The weird thing is it lets me to ...
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Restoring adopted storage key which was forgotten

is it possible to restore adopted storage key which was forgotten? I have rooted android phone, I tried to navigate to /data/misc/vold/ folder with TWRP, but it seems that the key is lost forever? ...
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"EPERM (Operation not permitted)" ERORR in Android app on Samsung S20FE

I am using this android app called "My Finances" from some developer 7csolutions. This app is for tracking your finances and expenses and i have been using it for like 5 years, so i have all ...
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VMOS : How to remove annoying 'storage is low than 2GB' in VMOS apps?

I have Samsung A01 (2020) with storage avaiable is 2.7 GB When i try to boot VMOS, the app is still alert me that 'Storage is less than 2G'. I was checked my storage phone, and show me that has 2.4 GB ...
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Permissions for Photos/Media/Files vs. Storage

I have seen apps requiring permission for Photos/Media/Files read the contents of your USB storage access USB storage filesystem modify or delete the contents of your USB storage Storage read the ...
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Format SD card for internal storage for POCO M3 Pro

I recently purchased a POCO M3 Pro 5G. I also received an SD card which I want to use as an extension to internal storage. I have looked around here for how to do it and none of the suggestions seem ...
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In TWRP recovery how to fix unable to mount data internal/external/otg USB storage 0mb in twrp permanently

I have a mobile lyf water 8 ls 5015 with Android 6.1 marshmellow vendor updated I want to take NAND backup before rooting through loading twrp recovery in fast boot mode (fastboot recovery twrp.img) ....
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How can I find out where all my storage space is gone?

I've seen lots of posts here and elsewhere, including YouTube videos, about how to free up space on your android device or find out where it's all gone, including multiple redmi-specific ones, but ...
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SD card not recognized by Cubot Note 7

I recently switched to a Cubot Note 7 android phone. This phone has a slot where one may put an additional SD card. As I used a 16 GB Fujifilm micro SDHC card in my old smartphone, I just put that one ...
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Launch app in chroot environment

I want to setup a chroot environment on my android x86 installation in which I can perhaps run or install various apks. Is there any way to launch an application in a custom chroot environment?
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How to view /Android/data directory on external sd card on Android 11? [duplicate]

After updating to Android 11 I have noticed that I am unable to access the Android/Data/ directory on my external sd card (able to access internal storage /storage/emulated/0/Android/data with Storage ...
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What's the write endurance for the storage of an original Google Pixel 128 GB?

I recently got ahold of an original Google Pixel XL phone so I could upload my large collection of photos and videos to Google Photos without having to (repeatedly, permanently) pay for a storage plan....
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Why does the picture path look like it runs on an emulator?

My Motorola E5 picture path is /storage/emulated/0/dcim/camera Why is there an emulator on my phone? Picture path is /storage/emulated/0/dcim/camera Tried level 1 and 2 support, but no answer as to ...
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What's eating up my storage? [duplicate]

I selected all the folders of my Internal Storage, and the details say it is 11.64 GB. But, on the left bar, it shows Internal Storage [31.17/32.00 GB]. Screenshot of My Files application of my phone: ...
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prevent android device from creating folders on otg storage

I know similar questions have been asked, but I haven't found a satisfying answer yet. Whenever I connect a storage device to my phone, it creates the following folders on that device: Alarms ...
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Cant install apps from Play store or using APK file and MIUI storage calculates 0 free space

First time asking so please correct me if I am wrong,Also please suggest me title for this question I have redmi 8 running miui 12 , Recently I cant install apps from playstore it keeps pending and ...
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Storage isn't loading

I'm trying to clear up space to install Snapchat, and I have no apps to uninstall. So I go into settings to clear space from some apps. I load the "Apps" setting in the storage settings. The ...
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How to find the video in file manager which I have downloaded in app [duplicate]

In the app I had Downloaded videos but I can't find these videos in Android data folder of the app. I had also Downloaded pdf's from the app,which is being displayed in Android data folder. There is ...
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Decrypting a user private key cert in keystore

Would like to ask if it is possible to decrypt the user private key store found in android keystore. I know that you need the masterkey to decrypt it. But is it possible to obtain the masterkey from a ...
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"system" file taking up more than 20gb on SD card

My SD card is almost full (32gb) when I literally only have like 5gb or so worth of actual files. There's a file called "system" that I can't access for some reason and it's taken over 24gb ...
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Samsung Tab E 8.0 Storage Full with 1GB of apps and 1GB of photos

My tab has less than 3GB of music, apps, photos, and more according to files app, but it still says that I have 3GB of storage left, when it should be 5.6/16 taken by OS and under 3 by me leaving me ...
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How to set SD card to default for storage S9+

How do I tell my phone to store new files on my sd card instead of its internal storage, either for a specific app or the entire system? (I did try to find this on my own. There are many sites that ...
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How to force mount storage whetever corrupt or not?

I use my phone without back cover and I sometimes accidentally remove my Toshiba Exceria 32GB SDHC UHS-1 This time my phone keeps spewing out corrupt SD card and tries to make me format my already ...
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Android incorrect reporting of storage usage

I have a moto g 7 power running android 10. I am attempting to clear out some storage. In the storage portion of the settings app, it shows 4.6GB of audio, but when I go to delete those files, it ...
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Sharing a directory between Termux and another application (PasswdSafe)

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0". I haven't rooted the device (and don't really want to). Until today, I was running Android 10. Today I installed an update that upgraded it to Android 11. I'm ...
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Moved all folders except /Android and /Huawei from a P9 Lite to external microSD card, device still reports low free space

My relative has a Huawei P9 Lite with 16GB of internal storage. The internal storage got full, so she moved every folder in the internal storage (except /Android and /Huawei) to the root of an ...
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How to decrypt android adopted storage without the key?

I would like to know if there is any possible workaround for decrypting the adapted storage. I don't care about recovering my data because I've got the backup already. I tried formatting the sd card ...
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Unable to mount storage on twrp-3.5.2_9-0

My device is gt5note10lte (SM-P555) and running on Samsung stock 7.1.1. I have compiled the twrp in 7.1 version but unable to get the storage mounted. Device tree : https://github.com/...
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Downloaded files consistently disappearing from Internal Storage

I have a Moto G Power running Android 11. I like to listen to audiobooks, so I routinely download files from OneDrive, using the OneDrive app, to folders in my internal storage. When I open the "...
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Is there a way to remount external sdcard to allow execution from it to all users?

I want to remove noexec flag from /storage/extsd for all users. My system is a rooted original Android 5.1.1 with Termux installed, mount namespace separation is disabled in SuperSU app. Recently I ...
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What kind of storage is IPSM?

I am working with a mobile device running Android. In addition to the common Internal shared storage, it also has an IPSM card. Does anyone know what IPSM stands for in this context?
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