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Is it possible to backup data from a locked android phone?

So i forgot the PIN number on my old phone which was not rooted, had no recovery software (Cwm, Xrec, etc.) installed on it, and has usb debugging and auto-mount disabled. We don't know the google ...
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How can I restore my USB storage on my Android phone?

I have a Samsung A50 Android phone. I am getting message that USB storage has been removed restart your phone. So I do that and nothing happens. I still get the error message. How can I fix this?
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How to decrypt /sdcard | Keymaster HAL 4 | Unexpected value for crypto key location

-Update: Looked into TWRP log, and it seems like it has key problems: I:Setting up '/data' as data/media emulated storage. I:mount -o bind '/data/media' '/sdcard' process ended with RC=0 I:mount -o ...
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Should I clear my Gallery Data?

If I clear my gallery data, will I lose all of my albums? My gallery has been taking up a lot of data to the point that I have little data left. If I clear it, will all my albums be deleted?
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Is it possible to reduce WhatsApp “msgstore.db” file size?

My WhatsApp backup file (msgstore-**.db.crypt12) size can reach up to 380MB+ for a single file. Because WhatsApp automatically backup chats every day and will keep the 7 most recent backups, my phone ...
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I only want WhatsApp messages from the past two years

I have 19,000+ messages in a Google drive backup for my WhatsApp account. I only want the last 1,000 or so that I have made in the past few years. Do I have to delete all the older ones manually, or ...
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Internal Storage has no space even with SD card? [duplicate]

So I have an LGK4 android phone with 8GB of storage, and lately I've been having really weird storage problems; When I try to install or update an app I can't because the storage is full; thing is, I'...
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Cant adopt sd card to internal on Huawei Y6 2018

Hi i have a huawei Y6 2018 and i cant adopt my sd card into internal. My phone is rooted and i used the app Root Essentials. It asked me to flash a Plugin (ASPlugin). I Tried to do that but i got the ...
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I formatted my SD card as internal storage, downloads still go to the phones internal storage

Yo, I just formatted my SD card as internal storage, and the storage section says that in my device storage I have 30 GB, but downloads still go to the phones internal storage, is this how its ...
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Insufficient storage popping up when transferring app to SD card

so I got this 36 GB SD card, and I've only used 2 GB on it, I'm on a Samsung J7 Neo BTW, and when I attempt to transfer a 5 GB game to the SD card, it stops halfway trough and a message saying "...
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Understanding Android app data storage areas [duplicate]

Android stores some application data in non-volatile memory that can be accessed without needing root privileges. Android stores other application data in non-volatile memory that can only be accessed ...
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With Android, does a factory reset truly reset the device to the same as it was when it left the factory (unlike an iPhone)?

When you reset an iPhone, my understanding is that the device does not truly get reset to how it was when it exited the factory. What about with an Android device? Does performing a factory reset on ...
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I can't access some music folders via music player, other works fine

I have several GB of music in several folders on internal storage. When I want to play it with (any) music player, some folders play fine, some shows that there is no music, despite it is. Same happen ...
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How to format SD card second partition as internal storage

I formatted my SD card into 2 partition. The first one is exfat and the second partition is f2fs. I want to format the second partition as internal storage using built in storage setting, but when I ...
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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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How can I access files downloaded from Chrome on Android 11?

With Android 11 adding scoped storage, I'm noticing I'm not able to access some key folders in my file manager app of choice (Solid Explorer). In this case, files downloaded via Chrome and it's ...
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Cannot move app to SD card

I am using Android 8.1 in a Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. Some apps show a Storage used option. This means they can be stored in Device memory or External storage. I mean to move all apps to External ...
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Where does Box store its offline files?

I want to use Box.com (not DropBox) to synch files between my laptop & 'phone. Nothing too heavy, just small things like my ToDoList data (TaskCoach), Keepass, etc I can see the data files in ...
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Problem with camera concerning file names und photos app

Short version: How can the camera app be brought to save pictures again with the regular format "IMG_2021....jpg"? On my Nokia 7.2 this is not the case anymore (see picture). Long version / ...
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My storage keeps increasing drastically despite not downloading anything and freeing up lots of space (4GB>200mb??) [duplicate]

I am using a Huawei P10 Lite. This is absolutely insane and I desperately need a solution, I can't even begin to imagine what's causing this. I've been getting the whole "storage space running ...
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Files corrupted when moved from internal memory

I've been using an LG Q60 since May. Occasionally spot a few pics and videos that won't play. Assume corrupted. Updated it to Android 10 last week and since then I can't transfer files from the phone'...
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The device is not ready warning on Samsung A50s for USB transfer of data

I want to transfer data from my mobile phone to my external USB hard disk. The data stored in mobile is approximately 60Gb. But during the transfer I get error the device is not ready. However the ...
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Can I move an app's data to another phone?

I have a game running on an old phone and since the game doesn't save any data in a cloud and neither does google play, I wanted to transfer the data from my old phone's storage to my current one, or ...
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“System Memory” taking up too much storage [duplicate]

I have been facing this problem recently, my Samsung S 10+ has the storage information as shown in the image below. I don't know why the system memory is taking up 20 GB of storage. I cannot access it ...
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Is it reliable to save some app files in /storage/emulated/0/?

I already read that /sdcard/ is a symlink to the actual path of /storage/emulated/0/. I'm an Android app developer using Apache Cordova, wherein cordova.file.externalRootDirectory is indeed file:///...
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Should a new microSD card appear to have folders in Android?

We have a new Moto G8 Power and a new Samsung microSD card. I put the card in and turned the new phone on. When I looked in the file browser app it shows Samsung SD Card and that there’s 13 MB used, ...
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Storage Booster - Disable duplicate image scan

I have a Samsung Galaxy A5 with Android 8.0.0. Occasionally I get a notification that Android found many duplicate images: It says: "Storage-Booster. Duplicate image found. There are 2549 ...
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How to make Android always use external SD card instead of internal storage?

I created an AVD using bin/avdmanager create avd -d "Nexus 5" -c 2G -n nexus_5 -k "system-images;android-29;google_apis;x86_64" The -c 2G is supposed to create a 2GB sdcard. When ...
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How to easily access and browse 100GB of photos of the local network's NAS?

I don't use Google Photos, iCloud photos or any other (distant) cloud photos storage service. All my 100 GB photos are stored on a hard drive connected on a NAS of my home router (of course, I have ...
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Android misreads RAM

I had an old Lenovo A7-30HC running android 5.0 OFW that I have recently put to use, it works as intended except for that it's throwing an "android.process.acore has stopped" error, I tried ...
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TWRP won't select USB drive with USB OTG cable

I have a USB OTG type C cable with a flash drive connected to it. The flash drive is formatted with FAT32. The phone can see it, TWRP can see it, but TWRP can't select it. In TWRP I try to mount it ...
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no write permission to memory card storage from termux [duplicate]

is it possible to write/edit the files on the memory card with Termux i tried the command: termux-setup-storage but it only gives the permission to write on my device storage(/emulated/0/)
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Micro sd card doesn't show up after I formated it as internal storage

I have the Xiaomi Mi A1 device and has Android 9 running on it. I just bought a new micro sd card cause my internal storage is full. When I first inserted it, I chose the option "format it as ...
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full storage: internal storage counts external images

Android claims storage space is running out. Settings > Storage shows that Photos & videos take up 2 GB. See screenshot: However, I moved almost all camera photos to an external sd card. When ...
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Does my hidden files (in android phone) get deleted if there is no enough space to restore them?

I tried to restore my hidden files on my android phone. I had less than 20% available space while the hidden files size was more than 30%. It gave me a warning of out of space memory. A box appeared ...
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Google Calendar always loads all data each time app is opened

I have a "branded" tablet with an OS derived from Android 9 (Pie). To skip the brand-related stuff like registration, I skipped the setup wizard. The device is not rooted. Debugging (via adb)...
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What storage data does keyboard apps on Android accumulate?

On my Android phone I have installed the Gboard keyboard. After some small use, I see that it has accumulated 20 MB of data! Why can a keyboard app accumulate 20MB of data?
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Can’t move photos to SD card (because of “insufficient storage”) or make camera automatically store them there

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10 on it. It has an SD card which has about 11 free GB, and the phone’s internal storage has only 400 free MB or so. I have two questions concerning photos/...
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Gmail pacasa origanils recovery

Any way to recover photos that have been deleted from pacasa Or Google photos? Tried recovery software but get nothing.
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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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