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[Q] internal storage filesystem mounting as sdcard

OP Electrocret

24th April 2012, 08:14 PM   |  #1  
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Has anyone noticed that the internal storage Filesystem mounts as SD card? I understand why it would do this for the 250GB model, however it doesn't make sense for the 8/16Gb models which do have an SD card slot. This has been bugging me when backing up data.

has anyone made a fix for this? I can't imagine it's that hard, I'm just new to the guts of android, and figured a more experienced member could solve this issue by the time I begin to scratch the surface.
25th April 2012, 05:13 PM   |  #2  
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This is how system is designed, there is no way to make Gen9 work as usb mass storage device

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This is how system is designed, there is no way to make Gen9 work as usb mass storage device

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This, galaxy nexus is the same :/

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Hello, sorry for the late reply. I've done more research to better explain my issue.

in root the folder /sdcard is a symlink to /mnt/storage instead of /mnt/sdcard

any ideas where to change this?
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Hello, sorry for the late reply. I've done more research to better explain my issue.

in root the folder /sdcard is a symlink to /mnt/storage instead of /mnt/sdcard

any ideas where to change this?

You'd better don't. System and apps (both system and 3rd party) expect to have an accessible SD card all the time.
If you'd change /mnt/storage to /mnt/sdcard (or wherever is SD mounted)
a) some apps will not work properly without external SD
b) you loose easy access to /mnt/storage where all your pics/music/video/files are stored
c) it's very likely that SD would be mounted to PC still as MTP- this is how system is designed (external SD also mounts for me as MTP)
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