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How to swap to a larger SD card?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mrmolio, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. mrmolio

    mrmolio New Member
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    Brand new to android, and loving it. But with the release of the Audible app and various music files, I'm going to fill my little 2GB card soon.

    How would I go about switching to a larger capacity card? I'm not worried about data files, I know I can copy all of that stuff off the card, but what about any apps or app settings that might be stored on the card? If I simply copy the entire contents of the card to a new one, will everything "work" when I start the phone up? I confess I don't really know much about the android guts, but I'm willing to learn!

    Thanks for any help.

    Phone specs:
    1.) Model Number: Samsung Intercept SPH-M910
    2.) Firmware Version: 2.1-update1
    3.) Baseband Version: S:M910.05 S.DF27
    4.) Kernel Version 2.6.29
    5.) Build Number Samsung ECLAIR.DF27
    6.) Carrier - Sprint
    7.) US
     

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  2. jimdroid

    jimdroid Well-Known Member
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    I have done this twice, but both times with a 1.5 ROM. I've not done it with 2.1.

    Both times, I simply copied all the files from the smaller card to the larger card, rebooted the phone and everything worked.
     
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  3. tp_technologies

    tp_technologies Well-Known Member
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    It will work as long as the directory names stay the same and by copying and pasting they will. Ive done it several times, just copied to a folder on my computer and copied it all back
     
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  4. sitlet

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    Yep, connect to computer and copy all contents to the computer. Then put new card in, connect to computer, and transfer all files back.
     
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