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General 2.1 OTA and sdcard MISERY

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by msjulie, May 19, 2010.

  1. msjulie

    msjulie Well-Known Member
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    I've had the 2.1 OTA since Sunday... and I'm just realizing that I can't write to the sdcard reliably ... camera can take pictures and store them there but Astro can't create any folders or delete any files - Handcent can no longer save MMS cause it too isn't 'allowed' to modify the sdcard it seems.

    I've removed the card, reformatted it on a pc, restored files, reformatted the sdcard in the phone... android can write .footprints folders and crap but apps I want to have read/write modify the sdcard seemed blocked. :(

    wtf It's like a permission problem but the sdcard is formatted fat and that's not it... could the /sdcard mount point be hosed? Phone is plain old OTA 2.1 never rooted, etc :thinking:

    Help... thanks..
     

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    I wonder if this is related to a problem I'm having. Using Google's listen. It can't download podcasts since the OTA. Says, "Error (/sdcard/com.google.android.apps.listen/downloads/...)" Wonder if it can't access the SD card to store the audio file?
     
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    Ok, sad but true - I uninstalled both Handcent and Astro, powered off the phone (just to be paranoid) and then re-downloaded/installed both and now they can access the sdcard fine

    Perhaps the programs themselves didn't have proper ownership or some nonsense...
     
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    same exact problem here. problem for me though is that i have noteeverything, that has tons of notes i don't want to loose. i bought the pro version to back up to the sd card, but guess what... i cant access the card. removing and reinstalling will cause a loss of the notes too. so frustrating.
     
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    Agreed it might but couple things - I couldn't do any backups to my sdcard cause the stupid issue with Astro not being able to write and also a bunch of other settings I was avoiding loosing... Also, I tried the above to clear the cache and for some reason my screen didn't look as described just adding to my nervousness :)
     
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    msjulie, I hear your pain.

    After the OTA, my phone and my wife's phone were having practically every one of the problems posted on the boards including not being able to move or rename files on my SD card; this despite having cleared the cache partition on each phone prior to OTA.

    BTW, I finally gave in and did the factory reset and noticed immediately all problems were gone.
     

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