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Old December 11th, 2010, 08:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there. I've been having trouble with installing apps on my phone and after a lot of investigation, I've decided that its my SD card thats preventing me installing apps, cause when its unmounted I can install fine, but no go when it is mounted.

What I want to do now is re-format my SD card....but I dont know how to. DCan someone please give me a step by step guide to doing it. Thanks

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Old December 11th, 2010, 09:35 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If formatting is what it really needs you can do it in ROM Manager available from the market. I much prefer to do a quick format in windows, or better still Linux. I presume you don't hace A2SD?
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Old December 11th, 2010, 12:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, I can install apps on my SD card via the work around that was given on this site, so I'm guessing that's not a2sd? If I wanted to do it via Windows, how do I do it? Cause as I said, I'm having trouble installing apps on my phone
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If I get what you mean properly then
Menu, settings, SD and phone storage, unmount SD card, format

That what you want?
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thanks a lot, mate. didnt even realise that option was there on the phone
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And did that sort it out or not?
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And did that sort it out or not?
Thank you 1000 times!!!!
It did work for me, man!!!

I am new in android, come from symbian, had all kind of, but only nokia phones for 14 years now. I was trying to find out how the heck to format an external sd card with my new galaxy s2 (sGs2), after literally hours of investigation i found your comment.
I know this story sounds like i was reeaally dumb, but i realize i have my reasons.
After using nokia for so long time, it's really difficult to get along with android. That's because of the very explicit Help-information-option nokia has on their devices. Settings options are fewer, very user-friendly, even if sooo limited. In the android machines you can get lost in the huge number of options, ...
Let's just check this very case: In the settings menu of sGs2 there are 17 options, every one with multiple sub and sub-sub-options, and if you head the right path you get to "Format sd card" in blurry, Unmount sd card (to safely remove it) highlighted...
Come on, this is not a user-friendly layout, but much more a tricky mystifier, how the heck should one guess that you first have to unmount for afterwards doing the format when there it is clearly written TO SAFELY REMOVE IT ... !?!?!?!!!
Is there something like help info tutorial on the phone or can i download an app with tutorials for dummies???
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I followed these instructions and it formatted my INTERNAL SD card!!!!!!!!!

I lost a heap of stuff
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I followed these instructions and it formatted my INTERNAL SD card!!!!!!!!!

I lost a heap of stuff

What did you think it was going to format?
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You can reformat the SD card on the phone itself. Just go to settings>memory&storage>umount SD card>format sd card. You can find a how to video here How To Format (Erase) Your Memory Card (for Android) | Phone Buff
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I followed these instructions and it formatted my INTERNAL SD card!!!!!!!!!

I lost a heap of stuff
Lesson learned. Only follow guides for the device YOU have.
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How do you format your sd card for an epad
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Old December 26th, 2011, 05:13 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This is for the Desire, bud. You may have better luck if you find the forum for your device.
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