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Old October 15th, 2011, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im thinking to switch to a 8gb sandisk micro sd card.. Will this cause problems to the root of my phone? I currently have 4gb the one that came with the phone.. Class 2 this is.

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Nope. Just transfer the stuff you want over to the new one.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 11:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope. Just transfer the stuff you want over to the new one.
d2a thats the point. i want to start out fresh because on my 4gb i really dont know wtf my download(s) were I mean I do but im scared to delete some files :P..wanna start out fresh so this will be my root card i should say
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d2a thats the point. i want to start out fresh because on my 4gb i really dont know wtf my download(s) were I mean I do but im scared to delete some files :P..wanna start out fresh so this will be my root card i should say
It shouldn't be a problem. But make sure when you do the transferring of data that you use a reliable device to access the cards. I had several sudden SD failures and could not figure out why until I finally switched to a different USB media reader device. Apparently my original was defective. The problems stopped.

Also, remember to power down and pull your battery before removing the Ally SD card to change it. Dismounting the card to remove it while the Ally is powered has been proven to be risky.

I have also had some disconnection issues when trying to use brand new, but generic, USB cables between the Ally and a PC. I recommend using only the cable that comes with the Ally.
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Lol he doesn't want to transfer his data. His card is full of junk and he wants the new one to have a clean start.

Not transferring your data won't hurt your phone in any way. Root is part of the phone, not something stored on your sd card
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So, if you have your apps installed to SD card, do you just have to move them again once you have the empty card inserted?
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It shouldn't be a problem. But make sure when you do the transferring of data that you use a reliable device to access the cards. I had several sudden SD failures and could not figure out why until I finally switched to a different USB media reader device. Apparently my original was defective. The problems stopped.

Also, remember to power down and pull your battery before removing the Ally SD card to change it. Dismounting the card to remove it while the Ally is powered has been proven to be risky.

I have also had some disconnection issues when trying to use brand new, but generic, USB cables between the Ally and a PC. I recommend using only the cable that comes with the Ally.

really? about pulling it out? i just press dismount.. thanks for the tip and what do you mean "reliable device" I use my usb to access my sd card..
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really? about pulling it out? i just press dismount.. thanks for the tip and what do you mean "reliable device" I use my usb to access my sd card..
Yes! That was the very first lesson I learned on the path to rooting my Ally, thanks to Dots, who has helped so many of us here on the forum. I know it is the supposedly "approved" way of removing the card from LG's user guide point of view, but it seems the Ally does not always stop writing to the card when it is told to do so. After losing all my SD card data a couple times I learned to pay attention to this lesson the hard way.

I guess there is no way to assure the reliability of whatever USB device you have to insert the card into for PC access. I was just cautioning you that I got bit by that issue. I was using a Kingston adapter to access my card. Normally a good brand name. But only when I ruled out everything else and replaced it with a Sandisk reader did my sudden data loss issue stop. All I can suggest is use a brand name interface I guess, but if problems start, don't be afraid to suspect it might be defective.

I started making weekly backups of my 16GB Class 10 SD during all the problems I had. They have saved me from hours of rebuilding a couple times already.
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Lol he doesn't want to transfer his data. His card is full of junk and he wants the new one to have a clean start.

Not transferring your data won't hurt your phone in any way. Root is part of the phone, not something stored on your sd card
I hadn't realized he didn't plan to copy any data, but I wanted to caution him in case he does. Better safe than sorry.
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Yes! That was the very first lesson I learned on the path to rooting my Ally, thanks to Dots, who has helped so many of us here on the forum. I know it is the supposedly "approved" way of removing the card from LG's user guide point of view, but it seems the Ally does not always stop writing to the card when it is told to do so. After losing all my SD card data a couple times I learned to pay attention to this lesson the hard way.

I guess there is no way to assure the reliability of whatever USB device you have to insert the card into for PC access. I was just cautioning you that I got bit by that issue. I was using a Kingston adapter to access my card. Normally a good brand name. But only when I ruled out everything else and replaced it with a Sandisk reader did my sudden data loss issue stop. All I can suggest is use a brand name interface I guess, but if problems start, don't be afraid to suspect it might be defective.

I started making weekly backups of my 16GB Class 10 SD during all the problems I had. They have saved me from hours of rebuilding a couple times already.
I'm scared now.. lol I've been using a good usb cable and no problems at all.
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I'm scared now.. lol I've been using a good usb cable and no problems at all.
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I just wanted you to be aware of these issues. However, if you don't seem to attract bad luck like I do, hopefully you won't ever have to worry about it. I've always said if there is one bad product in a boxcar load, I will invariably end up with it. It has happened time and time again. I've gotten to where I'll ask my wife to pick a box off a store shelf if there are dozens of the same item.

The last time I had a sudden SD card failure (with my current card) I was able to power down, remove the card, clean its slot with compressed air, re-seat the card, power up and be on my merry way. It seems carrying the Ally in my pocket as I do not only affects the unprotected headphone jack, but somehow also the covered SD card slot. But I admit I do drop the phone now and then. So perhaps it was on the verge of being unseated by itself. The Ally is one resilient little beast! Mine has bounced off concrete multiple times and survived.
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