Using galaxy s like flash drive - question??Support


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  1. aks120

    aks120 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi all - this is my first post as i am new to the android world. love it tho. Here is my issue:
    i have the captivate (samsung galaxy s) and i needed to get a .iso file from a friend but did not have a big enough flash drive. the .iso was of a DVD so its a little bigger than 4 gb, but it said there was not enough storage although i have around 13gb free on the internal storage.

    i have read something about FAT32 format in that it does not like files over 4gb, but that if you format it to NTSF that it will take larger files like that. i assume i cant format the internal storage to NTSF without wiping the phone out or can you.

    Or alternately, could i get an external micro sd card and format it to NTSF so i can copy large files and would this work with the internal storage even if it is still set up for FAT32?

    i know i can transfer .iso files, because i have gotten a 2.4gb file to save on the phone so that shouldnt be it. i would much rather use my phone for quick storage like this than a flash drive since i always have my phone on me.

    Any ideas? Any help or knowledge would be greatly appreciated :D
     

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  2. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

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    You cannot format a micro sd card into NTSF

    You can format the internal memory into NTSF, but it's very complicated and extremely risky. So far only a few developers have done it. You run the risk of bricking your phone permanently.

    Far better to use winrar or 7zip to compress and split the file into smaller pieces.
     
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  3. aks120

    aks120 New Member This Topic's Starter

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    well crap...that sucks. Oh well.

    i will just have to split it up next time, but did not feel like taking the time before.

    i really appreciate it. i will keep an eye on this still in case anyone ever figures out an easier way to do it:)
     

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