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upgrading micro sd card?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by isoDUB, Jan 11, 2011.

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    my brother recently got a Droid 1 after me. he didn't get a micro sd though, but we have an old 2gb one. if we use that for now, would it be easy to transfer ALL the apps/data/settings/etc. to a new 8gb or 16gb card later? he plans to root and mess around with customization and roms.
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    I've actually been wondering this too, my first instinct is to just copy and paste everything lol.
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    yeah i was thinking that too, but wanna make sure before my brother starts downloading all this stuff. it would be a real pain in the ass to redownload and reinstall everything if copy and paste doesn't work.
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    I don't see why it wouldn't?

    r, john
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    I've done this several times & it's actually quite simple. Remove card and copy contents of card to PC. Then put new card in PC and copy said contents to new card. Place new card in phone & power on. Enjoy new hotness.
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    awesome thanks jer!

    EDIT: is it only possible to connect from Droid to PC? i tried using a Micro SD adapter and it says i need to format.
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    Not a problem.

    Edit: I always use a card reader. Make sure if the 'new' card isn't new that you delete everything off it first.
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    no its the old card that windows vista says needs a format. what i did was:

    1. unmount micro sd
    2. turn off phone
    3. take out micro sd/battery
    4. tried with micro sd to sd adapter and micro sd to usb adapter

    EDIT: now both cards don't work. i don't think it's my card reader cause my memory stick pro duo works fine.

    EDIT AGAIN: hm, now they work. kinda weird, but whatever. thanks for the help jer!
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
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    I take my memory cards out of my Android devices all the time to add/remove files and haven't once had my PC, netbook or laptop require me to format before proceeding.