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How to fix Xiaomi Mi3 System storage problem?

Im having an issue with Xiaomi mi 3. This is a 2nd hand Xiaomi mi3 that i bought for 20$ in 2020 , And i realized those China Resellers are Tricking people with the storage. China resellers somehow ...
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Whatsapp storage issue

In my mobile (Android, Samsung Galaxy S9) the whatsapp is showing that it has 37.89GB of Data stored (when I checked the app info), due to that my phone is data is getting full and all the other apps ...
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A obnoxious popup keeps on telling me "message can not be delivered right now we will try again when the service is working

Prefix to this question: I once had a prepaid SIM card in the phone. During that time in installed WhatsApp. Once the prepaid amount was used up i no longer wanted to recharge the dam thing because it ...
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Are there any smartctl similar tools to detect (eMMC/Nand) storage flash failure in advance on non-rooted android?

So far, I have two android phones which become kinda brick due to storage failure. One phone suddenly missed many apps and files one day. And another one does not accept correct lock password one day. ...
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Which app in Play Store shall I use for app2sd and how shall I use it?

I am learning info from https://android.stackexchange.com/tags/insufficient-memory/info, which says too options for moving apps from internal storage to removable SD card. My Android 4.4.2 is not ...
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Can I clear user data in gallery?

I've a One plus 5T and I need to take a lot of videos on my phone and even though I keep deleting them and cleaning my phone regularly the storage always seems to be full. Apparently, my user data in ...
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What will happen when I uninstall system apps? (I need to free up space)

I need install a game update (1.9GB), but I have have 800 MB or so of internal storage left and I can't run the game on my sd card. I went through my apps and found that the largest one that I don't ...
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How to mount a tmpfs directory that would be allowed to be read and written to by any app? (root available)

I am trying to create some volatile (tmpfs) storage for my Android, to avoid clutter. I am trying to follow the previous questions: making manually mounted partition folders write accessible to all ...
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Changing to an SD card with more storage for android phone

My original SD card is formatted as storage so I am not sure if card readers can read and transfer data from it. So basically, I am looking for a way to switch SD card and preserve the files. Thanks ...
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Cant move a single app to SD card on Samsung A21s

I got an A21s yesterday and a new SD card but when I try to move apps over to it, it shows no option to change storage. This is for every single app, even ones I know should be able to move over. Had ...
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Where are these 14 GB images that are occupying my Android storage?

I have been running out of storage on my android phone, the one plus 5T. I have Google photos backing up to the web and have deleted the local images post backup. Google photos and even gallery are ...
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How to bypass storage settings on rooted Huawei Honor 6x Emui5.0.3 Android 7.0?

I recently rooted my Honor 6X (android 7.0, emui 5.0.3), and I'm looking for a way of moving apps to my external SD. If I try to "force allow apps on external storage" from dev settings, the ...
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Samsung Tablet A, 16GB memory full?

My Samsung Tab A (2016) shows my storage almost full, but the numbers do not come close. I've run various cleaners, deleted everything not used, put most of my files on the Cloud somewhere, and still ...
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Internal and SD Card Storage SAVING Write of Files

I have a question over Internal and SD Card Storage, mainly on how they store files. I lost my SD Card where most of my videos and photos were of course, saved. I was just wondering if, do android ...
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Android Apps can't access my SD Card storage BUT file managers can

Apps like Youtube, NetFlix, prime video do not have a "Store to SD Card" option. I have tried 3 different sd cards with my phone, formatted them but still, apps are unable to detect the sd card and do ...
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How to make an android app access browse external SD card?

The apk im trying to get to work is exagear 3.0.1. It is the one with which you can get some things running on windows, including what i want to run but things I want to run are too big filesize to ...
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Moving App to SD Card in Android 10 (LineageOS 17.1)

My phone (a Samsung A3 2016) used to allow me to move some apps to the SD card under its stock ROM (Android 7). Last year I updated to Android 9 using LineageOS 16.0 and more recently to Android 10 ...
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restore data from internal storage of android phone [duplicate]

I am struggelling with the file recovery of an internal storage of an android phone. I made a dd copy of the /dev/sda device which includes the system and userdata and some other partitions of the ...
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How do I clear system memory on my phone in this situation?

My phone is the 2015 model of Samsung A5. It claims that I have my memory full so I deleted all my apps, disabled apps and cleared all my photos. (Literally everything) Yet it still claims that my ...
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Nubia Red Magic 3 shows negative storage on some apps and it's driving my nuts

Probably a bug but I still want to share exactly what's going on and hopefully find a solution. I can't use a logcat for some reason (Sepolicy issue maybe?) But anyways I own a Red Magic 3 and it's ...
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Is it possible to know the wear level information of a phone, like SSD have with SMART?

Is there a way to find out the media wearout level on an android device? I have a tablet that is acting weird and slow, so I wonder if the internal storage is still ok: it is the Nvidia Sheild (...
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Phone can't access internal storage

I have a problem with my relative's phone. He has a ZTE Blade A452 phone with Android, and it seemingly can't access its internal storage at all. There is constantly an error message "Your internal ...
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Allow Apps Access to /data of Other Apps

I recently moved from ES File Explorer to MiXplorer and discovered that I can't access the /data partition of other apps (/data/data/com.example.app/). I can only see /data/data/com.mixplorer.silver/ ...
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Phone is just pretending to move app data to external storage?

My internal storage is full, so I've bought a SD-card and I'm trying to move some application data. For example I have 20GB of data for Audible which is my main concern. I went in to Settings > Apps ...
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Can I find the video recording if SD card storage had filled during the recording

I was taking a video of an event for about 45 minutes and I did not recieve any error message saying memory was full. When the event was over and I stopped recording It said something like "File Saved ...
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What are .xlog files and what can they be used for?

Im cleaning the storage on my S10+ and I noticed in the WeChat folder (Tencent) there are a bunch of .xlog files totalling nearly 3gb of space. I know the controversies of using WeChat but I rarely ...
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Accessing android app asset files

I am trying to extract some assets from a mobile game that I play. I have extracted the game files onto my PC, however have hit a wall when trying to view the assets. I am able to view some assets (...
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SD Card as Internal Storage problem

i've formatted my SD Card (SanDisk 16gb) as internal storage, now the problem is: in the settings it appears that it successfully formatted my sd card as internal storage, it shows the total capacity ...
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mounting an app folder to external storage fails for Write access on Android Q but will work in Android Pie

I could mount my partitions holding whatsapp (exFat) and titanium ( ext4 ) backup data on android Pie but right now on Q it will not let a RW operation be performed after mounting I understand /...
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How to view which files are on internal memory, and which are on SD Card (formatted as Internal Storage)?

On Android 9 (Pie) how to visualize SD Card (formatted as Internal) vs Internal Storage? I need them differentiated, as I'm chronically out of space and can't download apps, but have 200+ GB on my SD ...
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Samsung SD card corrupt after USB tethering disconnect

I was using USB tethering to get internet connection to computer. Then my phone fell off the table and disconnected from USB. Everything seemed fine for some time, but then after some time screen ...
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Can't find /data/misc/vold

I'm trying to recover files stored on a totally broken phone. These files were stored on a sd card, used as "adopted storage". I got a dump from the memory chip of the phone, hoping to get the .key ...
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How do I empty trash bin on phone?

Please help. When photos and videos ef is are deleted, where do they go? I'd like to delete everything in my " trash", as my storage is always full. Thank you.
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How to record calls and store on a central server?

Not sure if this should be asked on Software Recs Stack or not, but here goes nothing.... One of my coworkers needs to record calls whenever a call comes through on his premise cell phone. The issue ...
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Why root cannot access “.android_secure” directory on external SD card?

I have an Android 9 tablet, rooted by way of Magisk. It has an external SD card mounted as sdfat on /mnt/media_rw/1234-5678 which is mounted on four other mount points, all as type sdcardfs, with some ...
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How can my 3GB SD Card have 76GB files

What are these files in SD Card /Android/data/com.android.chrome/ And these are only in SD Card. They were never there before today. And they total above 76GB, in the attached picture only one ...
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How to access /storage/emulated/10 (multi-users env) in adb shell on Android 9+ without root access?

I have two Android system users configured. $ pm list users Users: UserInfo{0:Owner:13} running UserInfo{10:security space:13} running UserInfo{999:XSpace:800010} running When the mobile ...
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Android tablet Huaweii s7- restoration internal storage uninstalled accidentally

I need help. I uninstalled accidentally the internal storage of my Huweii s7, Android 2.2.2 - Went to Options- Sd and tablet memory- and tapped on Uninstall internal SD. I lost all my data, ...
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Obtaining app storage details via ADB

TL;DR: On-device, we can navigate to Settings › Apps, and for each app separately can call up details on storage used: by the app itself, by its data, by its cache. Is it possible to obtain those ...
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Define storage caps per app basis

Is there any way to define how much storage space an app can use? I'm tired of uninstalling apps, deleting apps data and deleting files to see the newly freed space begin swallowed in just some ...
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Android large empty storage marked as full (new phone)

So I purchased this brand new X27 Plus with 64Gb storage, the phone shows 63Gb of free space when checking but I keep getting "your storage is full" errors. When I plug it as MTP on my computer it ...
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How to decide which MicroSD card to buy for your Android device

You have an Android device running Android 5.0 "Marshmallow" or better, and it's running low on storage space. Some modern Android devices don't have a slot for a MicroSD flash memory card. But yours ...
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missing 3gb of internal storage on samsung galaxy grand 2

I have a samsung galaxy grand 2 which uses android version 4.4.2. My phone says that i am running out of space and it keeps notifying me about it which is quite disturbing. In settings > storage tab, ...
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Wipe data from dead Android phone

I have Samsung Galaxy A10s. Now its dead. No power on. I tried lots of combinations. I don't want anybody to get the data, messages or media files which is in internal memory. But as its not charging ...
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Android automatically deletes content of my Downloads folder

Previously I had a Nokia 7.1 (Android 9) when I started to notice this issue. Every few time, the older images I had on my Download folder disappeared without I doing nothing. From time to time it ...
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My samsung galaxy tab 10.1 has data which doesnt exist

Apparently, when I go into the settings, and use storage, there is 1gb of video and everything else is in total 5gb, so I'm really confuse on what is taking up 7 GIGS OF SPACE. And all of my apps are ...
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Reclaim space occupied by an uninstalled app

I have recently uninstalled Economist. According to Settings -> Apps, it was taking up ca. 530Mb in data (from the internal memory). After uninstalling, I did not get that space freed. Is there any ...
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S6: Folder is empty when trying to view the files on PC, display broken

So my phones display recently died and trying to view it on my PC leaves me with an empty folder... The phone is still on and running though, only the display is broke There are different solutions to ...
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How do I access `$HOME/storage` outside of Termux (with a file explorer)?

How do I access $HOME/storage Termux directory on Android Pie with a GUI File Explorer? In Termux I print the working directory with pwd and it shows $HOME/storage as: /data/data/com.termux/files/...
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Does /dev/block/mmcblk0 include an external sd card that has been formatted as internal?

I am performing a backup using the following command with a su shell: dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0 of=/mnt/expand/ee131623-1634-25d1-9f9f-902b68eceaee/mmcblk0.img" And I was wondering if this would fail ...

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