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Android 7.1.1 storage location of adb keys

I have a Galaxy s3 (I9300) that has a broken touch screen (display is fine). I therefore can not click the authorization dialog that pops up when I try to access the device via adb on any ROMs above ...
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Lost pictures on Samsung Galaxy S3 internal memory [duplicate]

I just hooked my Samsung Galaxy S3 up to my PC via USB to transfer some photos from one folder to another on the device itself. Well, the USB cable got accidentally unplugged during the process, and ...
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What are folders Gift, MBSTGO & MBSTPH?

Moto G, Android 4.4.4 What are folders MBSTGO & MBSTPH? Which app creates them? Can I safely delete them?
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Android tablet separate user account - app installed once or multiple times?

Today I bought a tablet Samsung Nexus 10, it came with latest Android 4.3 installed. Android 4.2 and higher supports multiple user accounts which is awsome. My question is, if let's say I have ...
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Moving app between _three_ possibilities for storage?

My son has an Android phone, and when he bought it the storage space was divided thus: System Memory: 157MB Internal Memory: 1024MB When this was essentially full we put in an SD card to give him ...
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Why my phone is always out of space recently, but I didn't install any new software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I free some disk space without deleting my apps? I've installed such software as Shazam, Baidu Map, QQ, HiMarket, MeiTuan, UC Mobile, etc. At first everything is fine, ...
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How do I move apps to Micro SD card in Nokia 6.1 (Android One) device?

I got a Nokia 6.1 for my son in an effort to get him out of the Apple world. One of the big advantages for him was the ability to store Netflix videos and large games in his SD card enabling him to ...
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Where is “Back up my data” stored? Can it be edited?

Anybody know how to get to it? It's not on the Google Dashboard, or linked to from the developer docs. I've even dug through the code, but it's confusing. Anybody know a way to download it, and better ...
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Where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall?

TL;DR On non-rooted devices, where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall? Backstory: I installed an Android app a couple months ago and configured it to my liking. After a couple weeks, ...
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What is the installation size of a clean build of 4.2?

This is a pretty simple question, but one that I have not been able to find the answer to. How much disk/storage space does an installation of Jelly Bean (bonus points for other versions) take up? I ...
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“Format as Internal Storage” option no longer available

When I first inserted my SD card, it showed a notification with an "options button." I proceeded to format the card as external, portable storage, although the system storage format option was ...
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4.4.2 SDCard directories - help

have Samsung s5, rooted. I need your help to understand something.. Here is my directories related to storage SDCard /sdcard -> /storage/emulated/legacy (SymLink) /mnt/extSdCard -> /storage/...
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Is “ROM” the same as internal flash memory?

I saw the Nexus S storage specs are 512MB RAM + 16GB iNAND flash memory and for the HTC Incredible S: 768 MB RAM and 1.5 GB ROM and microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included) Is the Incredible's ...
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Micro SD Card Suddenly not Recognized in Phone Slot Only [closed]

This has been bothering me for weeks. I have an android phone (Moto X Pure) that allows for an external storage card to be added. I have one SD card that I was using for a while but I got a new one ...
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Is there a way to adjust the memory allocation to increase the allocation for apps?

I have an Mi Traveler Android model 10R2 tablet and I am continuously getting a "memory low" message. I have added a SD card and moved some apps to the card, but still get the same messages. In ...
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Moto Droid - Screen Going Crazy / SD Card Contents

So about an hour ago I was texting and noticed that when I would try to hit certain letters using the on-screen keyboard that it would think I pressed the keys to the left or right of a certain area. ...
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Internal Android phone storage disappeared

My Motorola G2 has an 8 gigabyte internal storage but some of it has vanished! In settings/ storage and USB, here is what it shows: Out of my 8GB storage, 3.15 is used by Android OS so I have 4.85GB ...
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Hardware backed Credentials Storage on Galaxy Nexus

First, I hope I choose the right stackexchange for that question. Android 4.3 introduces a "Hardware-backed" Credential Storage. If I go to Settings->Security under the "Credentials-Storage" Header ...
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Is a Class 10 MicroSD overkill or is a Class 6 adequate? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is the class rating of my MicroSD card relevant? I don't see any speed class or × rating markings on the 2GB card that came with my phone. Is a Class 10 card going to be ...
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Is the external storage size limit hardware or software?

AFAIK, All phones I know have a SD Card size limit. Is this hardware, or software ? If this is hardware, what changes between, let's say a 32GB card, and a 64GB card ? If this is software, is this ...
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What is the storage constraint for Micro SD cards on the LG Optimus L7 II

What is the maximum capacity of the Micro SD card that the LG Optimus L7 II can accommodate? According to the following review it's 32GB LG Optimus L7 II & L2 II available next week Is this ...
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Can a thief unlock my stolen phone that is secured with a pattern?

I've lost my phone recently and it's got a pattern lock on it. I've also reported the phone as stolen, so it's been barred. Would it be possible for a thief to unlock it?
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What do the names means in settings > application manager > current app?

In settings>application manager><your app> we got some infos about her. What do they means? I am quite confused. I really need to know it but somehow its quite hard to guess. Where can I get ...
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Mount inside subdir of /storage/emulated/0/

I'm using Debian Kit to run a Linux system on my Nexus 7 running Cyanogenmod 10.1, and I'd like to be able to mount arbitrary things inside of my /storage/emulated/0/, such as WebDAV or sshfs. The ...
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Insufficient Storage Available

I have a Nexus 4. Whenever I try to install any app, no matter how small, it says "Insufficient Storage Available". I have aggressively deleted photos, uninstalled apps, cleared the app cache, and ...
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What does the Storage Manager setting actually do?

I'm trying to understand what the Storage Manager option in the Storage settings is supposed to do. The text says "Remove photos & videos" and I chose the option "Over 90 days old". So far, it ...
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How to use “USB Mass Storage Mode” on Android 4.3+

Followup on How has USB File Transfer changed in Android changed over the years? I've learned that Android 4.3 and later versions don't have this feature because Micro$oft. Newer options, Media ...
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Does Play Music download songs more than once if they are in different playlists?

I have several playlists which overlap in terms of the songs they contain. I have these downloaded on my phone. If a song is in two playlists, will it be stored twice on my phone?
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First time with Android, need help with adding media

For Christmas this year I am getting a 16GB (really 10.6 GB) Galaxy Note II, which will be my first Android device after having a slew of iDevices. I have ~12 GB of music in iTunes and Google Music, ...
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Recovery Mode does not find internal nor external storage

Before I had CyanogenMod 9 on my Samsung Galaxy S i9000. Then, suddenly it did not boot anymore and I could not boot into recovery mode neither. So I flashed different kernels with Odin (speedmod, ...
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No external storage available - Storage gone

While I organizing files on my Galaxy Nexus via PC (USB), Gallery app kept saying No external storage available Then I restarted the device, and whole storage was gone.. What could possible cause ...
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My Android tablet seems to be “read-only”

I got an iView 7" Android tablet about a week ago, and it's been doing fine until today. This is the product on NewEgg In short; it seems my internal storage just won't accept any changes of any kind,...
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what is my personal data storage as opposed to program storage and how can I reduce it?

I am using Android 2.2, samsung galaxy tablet. When I look at task manager, summary it list 4 types of storage 1. program mine is 1.1 / 1.5 gb full 2. personal data 59.35 / 81.26 megabytes 3. ...
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Maximum number of possible playable songs

I have a library of over 100,000 mp3 songs. I have tried and failed to modify an iPod to be able to accommodate this number, but a friend recently suggested I store them on a 1TB micro SD card, and ...
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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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How do I update or clear the files listed in the Storage Access Framework?

Some Android applications use the SAF for a 'file picker'. As I understand it, this file picker, provided by Android, has its own special set of labels under which it chooses to display files along ...
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Moving app data to external sd card

Is it possible to move almost the total app size of an app to external sd? example 90% of its data will move to external and the 10% will stay... I've tried moving the Clean Master app, its total ...
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Cannot access /sdcard/ (internal storage)

After I got my phone restored from an nandroid backup, I found almost all apps cannot gain access to /sdcard/ (internal storage), including ES file manager, Z archiver and so on. When any of these ...
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Use android 2.3 as a wireless Mass Storage middle man

Context: I would like to use an old phone as a USB Mass storage device/slave, but read/writes to a Network share. So I can attach it to the Kitchen TV and direct it to a windows/linux directory. ...
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Android Phone Storage Full due to APKs

My OnePlus Two has 64GB Internal Storage and no SD card. It shows Phone Storage Full warning. When I investigated, I saw below stats and am unable to free space. Settings > Storage & Memory > ...
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What is the difference between application cache and data?

Every app has data and cache. In Android, what is the difference between the two?
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Share memory access on SD card between a PC and an Android App

When you connect an Android Phone with an SD Flash card to a PC, with the Disk Drive option selected, it temporarily will be impossible to access the flash from the an Android App. What about phones ...
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Rooted Froyo phone, deleting apk files doesn't free up internal memory

I am constantly running into storage problems on my 2.2 Froyo Samsung Galaxy Ace. I decided to delete some memory intensive stock apps that I didn't need, and deleted the .apk files using Root Browser ...
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How can I free up storage on my SGS II?

I got a notification on my SGS2 today that said the phone memory is nearly full. So my question is: How can I move apps to the internal USB storage? I don't have a micro SD card in my phone.
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Android and Network attached storage server

I am trying to organize my digital archive (pictures and movies). My wife and I store a lot of stuff on our Android phones. Before I buy a NAS device I would love to hear which protocol I should be ...
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Copying files from PC to “external” SD card

I've got AirDroid and SSHDroid installed on a ZTE Axon 7 running 7.1.1. The phone has a micro SD card in it, and it can access (read from) that card successfully. What I can't do is copy files onto it....
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Why file managers badly recognizes SD cards

If I am understanding well...file managers mostly title some part of file system as "SD card" despite the fact that it is not SD card, or even sometimes when the phone doesn't have a slot for SD card ...
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Can anyone explain Android storage space?

My Hannspree tablet running Android 4.4.2 has 3 distinct storage locations: Internal storage - 1GB, Internal SD card - 12GB, Removable SD card - 32GB. What's the point of the internal SD card if ...
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Can Android tablet read external hard drive and if so which formats?

Can an Android tablet read external hard drives and if so which formats? I have a Samsung Note and tried accessing a hard drive but failed. I've been told that if I format my 1TB hard drive to FAT32 ...
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An app that can give a clear overview of what exactly is eating up my phone space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage? I'm curious to know how my 2GB memory card could fill up so quickly as well as my internal phone memory. I already ...