Formating sd Card Question & Root


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  1. Joe Eris

    Joe Eris Well-Known Member

    I am selling my Eris because I just ordered a certified pre owned Incredible. My Eris curently has a 16gb sd card, and the Incredible comes with a 2gb card so of course i'm keeping the 16 gig card for the Incredible. Before I put the 16 gig card in the Incredible I want to format it. I've already backed up the things i i want to keep (music,pix,flix) to my laptop, so my 2 part question is #1 whats the best/easiest/safest way to format, via the phone or via PC? #2 when I put the new/blank 2 gig card into the rooted eris, how will this effect the root status of the Eris? will it still be rooted or no? & by the way i'm selling the Eris for $100.00 if anyone is interrested, I just wanna sell it for what i'm paying for the Incredible to make my wife happy :cool:

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  2. cwcheese

    cwcheese Well-Known Member

    As to your question 1, I would rather format the card from Android rather than a PC so that Android can properly allocate the space. Though, I wonder why you want to format the card since you're merely porting it from one phone to another.

    As to question 2, I'm not rooted but again I would think that a microSD card cannot affect the root status since it is merely an extension of the memory space and not part of the system kernel space onboard the phone. Anyone who knows differently, please correct my shortcomings here.
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  3. Joe Eris

    Joe Eris Well-Known Member

    I'm selling my Eris because I just ordered A certified pre owned Incredible. My Eris curently has a 16gig card and the Incredible comes with a 2gig card so of course i'm keeping the 16 gig for my Incredible. Before I install the 16 gigcard in the Incredible I want to format it. I've already backed up the things I want to keep onto my laptop, so my 2 part question is #1 what is the best/easiest/safest way to format, via PC or via phone? #2 when I install the new/blank 2gig card in the rooted Eris how will this effect it's root status? will it still be rooted or no? By the way I' selling the Eris for $100.00 for anyone interrested it's in perfect condition :D
  4. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Joe,

    The contents and/or format of the /sdcard don't really matter to root unless you are using apps2sd (which requires you to have specially formatted your /sdcard, which you didn't mention, so you are probably not using a2sd). I haven't ever formatted my /sdcard on the Eris (or any other phone for that matter), but I would think that whatever is easiest for you is the best choice.

    Take a look through this thread where WormDoes asks what I think are similar questions to your and has some very good (as always) answers from eu1: http://androidforums.com/eris-all-things-root/209768-will-factory-reset-wipe-unroot-my-phone.html

    By the way, the link to the flashback21 URL eu1 mentions is this: [ROM][10/20/2010]FlashBack21 v1 -Return to Factory Stock - UPDATED - xda-developers (assuming you want to un-root your phone, that is).

    Hope this helps. Cheers!
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  5. doogald

    doogald Guides Guide

    I'd just format with the phone, honestly. It's less hassle, but it probably doesn't matter.

    Root status has nothing to do with what is on the SD card at any given time. You use files on the SD card, maybe, to get root, and to flash a custom ROM, but once those are done, the SD card is just there to store files.
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  6. Joe Eris

    Joe Eris Well-Known Member

    Thanks Doogald.
  7. Joe Eris

    Joe Eris Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much guys. Hey, BTW anyone heard from Frisco? haven't seen any posts from him lately
  8. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    He's still around...but he's spending more time in the Fascinate forums recently. I also know he's been busy moving threads arounds...that's gotta be a lot of work.

    Cheers!
  9. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    I had to merge your two duplicate posts/threads, Joe, sorry; it belongs in All Things Root. ;)

    Thanks for asking about me. As S.A. said I've been busy around the forums with responsibilities in several device forums now. Lately I've been trying to show up here in Eris more often, but there are things to do all over the place at times.

    See your around (and you too, S.A.).
  10. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    :D Frisco is everywhere! :p (he's watching us! :eek: -- which is most appreciated, btw!)
  11. Joe Eris

    Joe Eris Well-Known Member

    Right on Frisco, keep up the good work! Oh and that duplicate post was an accident BTW sorry

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