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Rooted thunderbolt messed up Sd card reading?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by washburnky, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    Hey guys i am new to the forums and i rooted my thunderbolt. It worked for about 3 days and its still working great, except for only half of my sd card is being read. It does not show my music, saying please insert and sd card. And will not save my pictures when i take a picture. Im running das bamf with sense version 1.0.5 and the mr2.5 radio. Its getting me mad and if i can fix this ill have the best phone in the world! haha HELP
     


  2. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Welcome to AF.

    If you go to settings > storage can you mount the SD card?

    Are you getting any sort of error with the SD card popping up in your notification bar when you restart?
     
  3. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    When i restart it does not say "preparing sd card" like it used to. If i put the card into my old droid 1, the card is read and all my music and stuff loads up. But not on my Thunderbolt. Could it be the rom? If i do a factory reset is my rom backed up? or do you think its my phone?
     
  4. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    A factory reset would restore the rom to a fresh flash state so that is worth trying. It could be the SD reader on the phone but I doubt it. When you look in the storage settings is it showing the SD card as mounted?
     
  5. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    Yeah it says its mounted. And tells me how much space i have on it... what should i do?
     
  6. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    ...if you use a file explorer does it allow you to see anything on the SD?
     
  7. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    What's a file explorer? I can see everything on the card on the computer when I plug it in
     
  8. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    No, if you use astro or root explorer from the market can they read the SD card? If they can download an app called sd rescan from the market and run it to see if that fixes the issue.
     
  9. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    It says preparing and didn't stop for like 5 minutes. Should I leave it like that until its done?
     
  10. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    I just let it sit for 10 minutes total and it still said preparing... Let me know if this is normal
     
  11. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Android Enthusiast

    i have the issue too b4 and after root something with the sd card is messed up download a app called sdrescan its a good fix for it it will rescan your sd card and everything will show up
     
  12. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    All it does is say preparing, it doesn't do any scanning or anything. HELP
     
  13. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    What you are saying is happening doesn't make sense. If the phone reads the SD card when connected to the computer it should be able to read it as it uses the same hardware to do each. It doesn't appear to be an issue with the sd card since it works for other devices. Before I recommend formatting the SD card I would suggest booting into recovery and seeing if recovery can see the SD card. If it can and you can navigate in recovery and see files then flash a different rom or restore a backup to see if it work the a different rom.
     
  14. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    I backed up my phone earlier and while it was backing up it read the ad card. Must be something with the rom I guess
     
  15. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    I don't know kinda sounds that way.
     
  16. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    I got the app sd manager and I can see all my stuff in that manager...
     
  17. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    Yeah I think it may be the rom. I don't see why some apps can see your SD but the OS can't scan it.
     
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  18. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    Do you know any other Roms with sense 3.0? Link would be awesome
     
  19. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

    I don't have link the link by synergy is a 3.0 rom and synergy users tend to get very attached to that rom.
     
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  20. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
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    I can find that link on here I bet. Thanks for the help man you're an awesome guy
     
  21. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic

  22. jackdubl

    jackdubl Android Expert

    I hope people are properly dismounting their phone and sd card from their cpu. I know once with my Incredible I forgot to dismount before unplugging from cpu. The card started acting up, would randomly dismount from phone and the phone couldn't read the card. I ended up having to reformat the card to fix the problem. So just one time can corrupt the card.
     
  23. washburnky

    washburnky Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I think its a rom issue because it doesn't recognize my other sd card either
     
  24. bpedersen

    bpedersen Newbie

    try a different usb cable. I was having the same issue. New cable fixed the problem.
     

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