Formatted Sd Card....Now What?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Staywide8, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Staywide8
    Offline

    Staywide8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Had to format the sd card. My phone is rooted on 2.1, but I no longer have any files on my sd card. How do I get thsoe back?
  2. zz500
    Offline

    zz500 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
    Hopefully you saved a copy of the backup on your computer, yes?
    If no, then ouch.
  3. thatguychuck
    Offline

    thatguychuck New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Messages:
    433
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    SD
    Hope you had a backup! On a side note, applications will create new folders on the sd card as they need them, so don't worry about it being "blank."
  4. Staywide8
    Offline

    Staywide8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    No, I didnt. What all did I lose for the root?
  5. Staywide8
    Offline

    Staywide8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Phone works fien with 2.1 still. More worried about how I can upgrade to different roms without a nandroid file.
  6. zz500
    Offline

    zz500 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
    Another question would be... do you have wavesecure, lookout, or mobile defense installed etc? If you backed up to any one of those sites, you may be in luck. If no, then again... ouch
  7. hookbill
    Offline

    hookbill Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,545
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    N.E. Ohio
    Yes, unfortunately if you formatted your SD card your info is gone without back up.
  8. Staywide8
    Offline

    Staywide8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I understand that. How do I get back to haveing nandroid/root files in there. I dont want my backup, just the ability to chang again.
  9. Backnblack
    Offline

    Backnblack Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,263
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Why did you format?
  10. Staywide8
    Offline

    Staywide8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Card was corrupted
  11. Staywide8
    Offline

    Staywide8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Should I put it back to stock and reroot?
  12. Backnblack
    Offline

    Backnblack Premium Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2009
    Messages:
    11,263
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    0

    I personally wouldn't.
  13. zz500
    Offline

    zz500 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
    Let's face it, you've probably (definitely) lost all the files on your card forever without a backup, but that won't affect any future rom installs I don't think.
    It seem like you should just be able to drag the nandroid (folder contents) from your PC over to your fresh SD card, then do a backup the next time you flash a new rom, as long as your phone is running fine. On the other hand, I could be completely wrong so take it with a grain of salt.
  14. Staywide8
    Offline

    Staywide8 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Could I create the nandoid file on the card and be ok?
  15. zz500
    Offline

    zz500 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
    Let me add a caveat by saying I'm a nooby, but I will still offer my help.

    I would say that is ok to do. But, you won't be able to recover any previous versions of your phone (without a backup) you'll just be backing up what you have installed now, so yes I would think that is safe and would work.
  16. christim
    Offline

    christim DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    5,112
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...ng-only-sprecovery-terminal-emulator-zip.html

    The above link has a walk through to do the following:

    Root your phone
    install sprecovery
    back up your current installation....icons, apps, os, etc
    install roms
    get your phone back to stock out of the box condition.

    With a totally blank card you can just follow the steps you need to get a nandoid directory back on your card with either your current setup backed up or with a "like-new" config backed up.
  17. zz500
    Offline

    zz500 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
  18. christim
    Offline

    christim DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    Messages:
    5,112
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New England
  19. zz500
    Offline

    zz500 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    AZ
Search tags for this page

does the microsd card installed in a motorola razr m need to