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[GUIDE] Internal sdcard not writable? Fix..

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17th March 2014, 02:16 PM   |  #1  
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Recently many users have been having issues with their internal sdcard not being writable, either due to flashing AOSP and then touchwiz or other reasons. This little guide will help you fix this issue.


Notes-

1. Read all the steps before attempting this

2. I have used this method to successfully fix my sdcard and make it usable


Prerequisites-

1. You will need root

2. You will need terminal emulator on your phone

3. You will need some reading skills and glasses if your eyes are weak..


Steps-

1. Open terminal emulator

2. Type "su"

Your screen should look like this

Quote:

su

Now press enter

3. Now type this command, "restorecon -v -R /data/media"

Your screen should look like this now

Quote:

su
restorecon -v -R /data/media

Now press enter

4. Now you can use your internal sdcard without any issues


Credits-
@bigbiff for posting this command in his twrp thread
@daxgirl for making me make this thread
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17th March 2014, 02:18 PM   |  #2  
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Perfect, my friend!!! You're perfect as ALWAYS!!! THAK YOU!!!

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17th March 2014, 02:25 PM   |  #3  
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Perfect, my friend!!! You're perfect as ALWAYS!!! THAK YOU!!!

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Appreciate the support. Didn't really do much, but at least now new users will find a step by step way to fix their internal storage.

Sent From My SM-N9005 To All You Wonder Nobodies!!
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17th March 2014, 02:40 PM   |  #4  
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Which terminal emulator yiu suggest? And a link if possible.

Thanks in advance.

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17th March 2014, 02:50 PM   |  #5  
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Which terminal emulator yiu suggest? And a link if possible.

Thanks in advance.

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Any would work.. I use this one personally

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...al.androidterm

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I have tried the error message is as below:
could not start -: No such file or directory
could not start R: No such file or directory

I am on rooted nb4 version.

Any solution please.

did you write the command exactly the same way as it says in the OP? the space, the capatial letters, they all count.. it needs to be EXACT or it wont work..
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17th March 2014, 06:13 PM   |  #6  
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Any would work.. I use this one personally

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...al.androidterm



did you write the command exactly the same way as it says in the OP? the space, the capatial letters, they all count.. it needs to be EXACT or it wont work..

Exactly I have typed the command.
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Originally Posted by Khizar

Recently many users have been having issues with their internal sdcard not being writable, either due to flashing AOSP and then touchwiz or other reasons. This little guide will help you fix this issue.

@bigbiff for posting this command in his twrp thread
@daxgirl for making me make this thread and for the pics she will be making

I have tried the error message is as below:
could not start -: No such file or directory
could not start R: No such file or directory

I am on rooted nb4 version.

Any solution please.
6th April 2014, 12:00 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by ketan_naik

I have tried the error message is as below:
could not start -: No such file or directory
could not start R: No such file or directory

I am on rooted nb4 version.

Any solution please.

You put a space between the - and the R

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21st April 2014, 06:49 AM   |  #9  
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Thanks a lot ! I was getting crazy after 3 rom flash.

I flashed an Aosp rom, then a touchwiz one, and had this problem with installed apps : system apps did not have any problems writing to the internal sdcard.
Now working like a charm
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Thanks a lot !
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