Format SD card?Support


Last Updated: 2011-12-26 11:13:35
  1. eteyen1

    eteyen1 Well-Known Member

    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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  2. InfernalByte

    InfernalByte Well-Known Member

    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?
  3. eteyen1

    eteyen1 Well-Known Member

    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
  4. adam_hilluk

    adam_hilluk Well-Known Member

    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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  5. eteyen1

    eteyen1 Well-Known Member

    thanks a lot, mate. didnt even realise that option was there on the phone
  6. adam_hilluk

    adam_hilluk Well-Known Member

    And did that sort it out or not?
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  7. apk72

    apk72 New Member

    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???
  8. UtterBastard

    UtterBastard New Member

    I followed these instructions and it formatted my INTERNAL SD card!!!!!!!!!

    I lost a heap of stuff
  9. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Well-Known Member


    What did you think it was going to format?
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    Lesson learned. Only follow guides for the device YOU have.
  11. francis47

    francis47 New Member

    How do you format your sd card for an epad
  12. Jon_LTD

    Jon_LTD Well-Known Member

    This is for the Desire, bud. You may have better luck if you find the forum for your device.

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