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Busybox is a single utility that contains the functionality of many of the basic Unix tools. It's used on most embedded-Linux systems instead of having separate executables for each utility, which wastes space owing to code duplication. There are several Busybox installers available on Google Play, and one on F-Droid. Custom ROMs often have Busybox built-in....


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ES File Explorer has support for several cloud storage providers. It allows to "copy" folders from your dropbox folder to your SD-Card etc in a similar fashion as you would copy files locally. The "Network" Tab allows you to add an account.


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Here's a helpful piece of info also. This is the absolute path to SMS and MMS DB on most android devices: /data/data/com.android.providers/telephony/databases/mmssms.db


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Looks like it moved to data/User_DE/0/com.android.providers.telephony/databases with Nougat. At least, this is where it can be found on my Nexus 6. Hope this helps.


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Note that, as of Kitkat (Android 4.4, released Sept 2013), the default path changed from: /data/data/com.android.providers/telephony/databases/mmssms.db to /data/data/com.android.providers.telephony/databases/mmssms.db Update: As mentioned in the comments, the latter path already exists in JB.


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Pictures and videos from the LINE app are stored under the following directory: /sdcard/Android/data/jp.naver.line.android/storage/gallerybig All the audio files are placed under directory: /sdcard/Android/data/jp.naver.line.android/cache/mo/(folder)/[audio files] Profile pictures are cached in directory: /sdcard/Android/data/jp.naver.line.android/...


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In the settings of Google Play Music, if you have it set to cache on the external SD card, your cache location will be /external_sd/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/music/. If you have it use the internal storage, the path will be /sdcard/Android/data/com.google.android.music/files/music. Note that these files are named [some-id].mp3, like 124....


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You can do that manually from the Bluestack app player by doing the following 1 - Backup the game saves : Download ES File Explorer from the app store/Play Store Open ES File Explorer and go to the Root Folder (click on "/" in the navigation bar) Go to /data folder, and then open the folder /data inside it (final path: /data/data) Now you can ...


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You can try DiskUsage app (free), it shows detailed information about memory usage and also gives you option to: Scan internal or external SD and graphically display space occupied by directories/ sub directories Choose files / sub directories / directories for deletion Re-Scan after deletion so that you can free up desired storage space


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As Matthew Read noted, the list of supported media formats is device specific. More or less, it's actually specific to the default video player app your device has. I'm not aware of an app that can show a list of MIME types supported by an installed app, so here you go with the command-line way. Make sure you've adb setup in PC, USB debugging enabled in the ...


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data/system folder contains system configuration files critical to maintaining device's state. Access to the directory is restricted by the system apps only, so if the device is not rooted the folder content can't be seen. Below is the list of files residing in the directory with a brief description. Note that the list is not completely full and also may ...


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I've checked on one of my devices, and as the comment chain already suspected, you don't need to worry about everyone having access to everybody elses data. First: /storage/sdcard0 -> /storage/emulated/legacy Which means, it's just a symlink which always points to the data of the current user: /storage/emulated/legacy -> /mnt/shell/emulated/0 (the ...


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It contains 96x96 pixel versions of your photos. The file is simply a concatenation of JPEG files. You can split it into individual JPG files by searching for the signatures indicating the start and end of a JPG file, i.e. the two bytes FF D8 for the start and FF D9 as the end. If you can transfer the file to your computer and you can access Python, the ...


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On all operating systems based on Linux kernel - like Android is - it's possible to set permissions on files (including directories) provided that filesystem supports UNIX permissions (uid, gid, mode). Common examples of such filesystems are ext4 and f2fs. However Android's internal (confusingly called external) storage which is accessible by installed apps ...


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Because of how Android has evolved over the years many newer devices have the same files mounted (usually with a bind mount) in multiple places. Others are symbolic links. It's really too bad that the file manager app isn't showing you these details :-/


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Prior to ICS, Android used /system/mnt/sdcard as the point for mount. Some versions by manufacturers used /system/sdcard instead. ICS, thereafter, changed it, but kept existing mount point for backwards compatibility with legacy apps. Now, /system/storage/sdcard0 or /system/storage/sdcard1, particularly, JB on tablets, is used to accomodate multiple ...


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Searching the file on Google returned a source code used by GeeksPhone: android_hardware_fm.cpp. From line #199, it seems the file is related to FM radio receiver calibration. static jint android_hardware_fmradio_FmReceiverJNI_SetCalibrationNative (JNIEnv * env, jobject thiz, jint fd, jbyteArray buff) { struct v4l2_ext_control ext_ctl; char ...


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Well, each of these things mean something. I hope. Its an app, right? ;) Well, Cache is, well, your device's cache. Too frequent cleaning this is a tad counter-active, as most apps will immediately fill this back up. Its like trying to dry a towel. Outside. In a heavy rain. Junk, Memory junk, AD junk - Stuff you dont need, and is an actual waste of space. ...


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This is generated by the Appodeal advertisement SDK integrated in some of your installed apps, likely to act as some sort of flag. As for telling which app generated it, aside from going the hard way (installing and starting the apps one-by-one), you should also be able to use tools like MyAndroidTools to check the services and broadcast receivers an app ...


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I don't know about "legacy" or "0", but /sdcard is a symbolic link to the sdcard device folder. At the terminal, run "ls -l". Add the end of some lines, you will see: sdcard -> /mnt/sdcard etc -> /system/etc and maybe others depending on your setup. This is standard Linux setup, and makes both places link the same place - so there is no duplication.


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if it's downloaded on internal, it's locked in com.music but you'll just see Music.id file and you cannot access that database without password. And its not encrypted if it's being downloaded to sd card just move from its Cache location and your good to go. Use star tag editor to add album art and tags . And songs purchased from Google aren't even .aac or ....


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KDZ is the format which LG uses when posting official firmware releases on their website. KDZ are all stock releases from LG. Custom ROMs do not come as KDZ, the tend to come as ZIP file. KDZ files are flashed with LG Flash Tool or LGUP, and ZIP files are flashed with TWRP. 10 means KitKat 20 means Lollipop 30 means Marshmallow A/B/C/etc is revision ...


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Differential sync or Delta sync is a feature that is available only on the PC version and not on Android as explained in Dropbox help pages Delta sync for Android Power:....Delta sync means you have to carry out hashing operations on the file, which on pretty much all mobile devices is a non-power optimised operation.... Hashing Overheads for small ...


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My bad, in fact the app My Files has this option already:


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Here is the answer to your problem: These files come from installing applications from developers Cheetah Mobile. Delete the Cheetah Mobile app that you have installed and then delete these bogus files. Problem solved!


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Images are contained in the app If the images are not downloaded they are contained in the app respectively it's APK file. You can download the APK file from your device (some file explorers allow to do so) or you can download it from an external source like ApkMirror, ApkPure, ... Once you have downloaded the APK file you can simply unzip the APK file and ...


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The answer is here already, but I am adding my 2 cents worth. I am using the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and for me "file://localhost/sdcard" works in the Chrome browser on Android that comes with this device. I thought that sdcard would refer to an external media device that you can plug in, but it turns out that the sdcard in this URI refers to the built-in memory ...


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A few people allude to the issue of having spaces in the file name. I will clarify. Android is based on Linux, and therefore uses a posix file system. This means that file names with spaces cause issues. Don't use spaces if you are creating a file or directory; leave them out or use periods (.), dashes (-), or underscores (_). To load an existing file with ...


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On my Kindle Fire many of the apks I haven't installed from my app store (apks from outside sources, e.g.:Aptoide,etc.) are in my downloads folder. The others I find in my /system/app folder.


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Bluetooth File Transfer can be good if you want to initiate the transfer from the mobile Device. However, since I won't to transfer file to and from PC/Mac, I prefer using PC/Mac to control which files I want to put/get. It is easier, quicker, and I don't have to fight with small device to properly check/uncheck files. Basic settings like 'all files visible ...


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