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  1. testeraf

    testeraf Well-Known Member
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    I have a Optimus V and I have purchased a larger MicroSD card.

    What do I need to do in order to transfer the data from the existing card to my new one?

    thanks.
     

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  2. hchen42

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    Format the new card to Fat32.
    Then just copy all the contents from the original card to new card (you can do this on your computer).
     
  3. benslgdroid

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    Make sure see hidden files on your computer is on. If you have apps on your sd turn off your phone before you do all this.
     
  4. testeraf

    testeraf Well-Known Member
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    The transfer worked. thanks for the help but I see that I must have another issue.

    After going from a 2GB to 16GB microSD card the phone still shows that it low on phone storage. It must be referring to internal phone storage. What do I need to do to fix this? Move things from the internal phone storage to the microSD card?
     
  5. hchen42

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    Goto all apps and see if you can move the apps to sd card. No all apps would allow this. Some do, ie, Angry Bird.

    Clear cache memory at each apps.

    If you browse the web with the stock browser, clear the cache/data on it. When I had the OV, browser cache used to eat up lots of memory.
     
  6. benslgdroid

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    If you really want to make use of that sd card and free up space I recommend trying root and a custom rom
     
  7. AndyOpie150

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    Link2SD would be the best choice, wouldn't you say so benslgdroid?
     
  8. benslgdroid

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  9. testeraf

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    Have you ever head of users that have run out of phone storage space? I was just wondering how likely it is to happen to me if I don't root. Thanks.

    By the way, is there a reason more app developers don't make apps that can be transferred to a storage card?
     
  10. MacFett

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    Yes, it is very likely that you will run out of space and very quickly.

    There can be a number of reasons it isn't enabled; A new dev who doesn't know it can (or how) to enable it, the app has a widget, the app needs to start with the start up of the device. There are other reasons as well. Those are just a few I thought of off hand.
     
  11. benslgdroid

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    Biggest thing is there's an option to prevent copyright in the market when you upload the apk and that prevents it from being moved.
     
  12. nannycrick

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    A good solution to storage problems is take a good look at the apps themselves. Some apps such as news, search engines, shopping or store specific apps have mobile formatted websites that can be bookmarked in your browser. By bookmarking them instead of installing the actual app, you will save TONS of memory space for other things. Rooting your OV also helps to eliminate the pre-loaded junk you don't use anyway. Games can all be installed on your SD card to save space as well as any other apps that the native app management submenu will allow to move. (Settings>Applications>Manage Applications will get you into that submenu for the noobies.) My husband's OV running Backside IHO ROM runs 82 installed apps for business. That roster includes some hefty apps such as Kingsoft Office, Gang Book (a contact app for his 137 contacts!) Aol AIM, Box, Rom Toolbox and WinAmp and he's only used up about 55% of available space! The OV is a great phone, but living with it is about learning how to effectively manage YOUR stuff to your phone's advantage!
     
  13. spayced

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    Good suggestion. Whenever you are installing an app browse their mobile site and ask yourself, "Do I need an app for this?" Many do the exact same thing as the mobile site, which is pointless.

    Facebook's mobile site speeds along nicely but their app cripples my phone to a crawl. You lose the ability to share directly but you can go to Account Settings -> Mobile and use the post-by-email address to share via your email app.

    I also think Twitter is too simple to warrant having an app so I use the web site + texting.
     
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