February 10th, 2013, 01:15 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Device(s): HTC One V
Carrier: virgin mobile
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Reboot loop with sd card
I am instantly in over my head. This phone was a Christmas gift and I have no prior experience with ANY smartphone. I thought the One V and I were getting to know each other nicely until one day, I apparently downloaded one too many apps from the Google Play store to try out. The phone spontaneously rebooted, as it has done every once in a while. So not alarming in itself. As I was testing the new app, it rebooted again. Now I'm annoyed, right? Reboots kept happening every 2-5 mins, so I uninstalled the last couple of apps figuring they may have been the cause. But it still kept rebooting. Been scouring forums and Google for three days now, and other people with the same problem have determined that removing the sd card stops the reboot loop, which is true in my case as well. People with many different phone models have gone further to determine that once the sd card approaches one filled gigabyte, that's when the issue starts. Yes, I'm there. But what is the point of storage you're not allowed to fill and utilize?
The consensus on the best solution seems to be that you partition your card and change your settings to store all new apps there, which somehow tricks the phone into thinking that the sd card is actually more INTERNAL space and that the apps are all where they're supposed to be, everyone is happy and healthy and the rebooting madness ends.
My specific problem is that I am scared to death of rooting my phone in order to accomplish this, for fear of inadvertently creating NEW issues I don't know how to fix, or bricking my phone entirely. What I desperately need from anyone with patience is a step-by-step guide WITHOUT ROOTING to partition my card using the phone and/or my desktop (sans cardreader) running XP, and instructions to then change my settings to install to the card. FOR THE HTC ONE V. I can supply you with any info about my phone, version, builds, etc. But please realize you're essentially talking to your grandmother, who knows nothing about flashing, ROMS, command prompts, wiping, or most of the terminology required. Seriously, I'm begging someone to talk down to me like a child, so long as he has knowledge specific to my unrooted phone.
If somehow rooting IS easier or less dangerous that I believe it to be, or if you think there is a better solution to this choice between either living without an sd card or endless rebooting, please help me. I am desperate to fix this. I CAN learn, I'm just starting from ground zero on this.
Thank you SO much for reading...