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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DUBious, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. DUBious

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    j thought i'd give every one the heads up that today a mass email was sent out telling all RS employees how to reformat the SD card. i cant imagine them opening up every box before launch and doing so. but my guess is they want this done when you boot up the device in store. i did it to mine today and only took all of 20 seconds. dont worry you an still ask them not to and take it home and do it.
     

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  3. DUBious

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    ok...
     
  4. DarkManX4lf

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    I don't get it. What is the point of them formatting the SD card?
     
  5. DUBious

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    the cards were sent from the manufacture not formatted properly
     
  6. Covert_Death

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    that is what is causing the whole SD card issue with the Google I/O phones that people are dealing with... it just takes a simple reformat but apparently there are many stupid fellow out there who don't think to do that, i think it's good RS is trying to help the customers out! you can always ask them not to
     
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  7. somnambulus

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    Are they formatted using the phone? Or using a PC? To be honest, I want to get in and out of the RS store as fast as possible. I did order 4 of them and I need to get to work right after I pick them up.
     
  8. Android 17

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    Just as long as they don't open the phones prior to the customers purchasing them...it's something I'd rather do myself anyway.
     
  9. DUBious

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    its done on the phone.
     
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  10. DUBious

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    ya, they wont do that. that would be stupid.
     
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  12. Rob_A

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    BB probably charges $20 to do this. lol

    "Special Geek Squad SD card setup service"
     
  13. DUBious

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  14. v01rider

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    follow this and you are all set!

     
  15. DUBious

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    not sure if they realized this but you can do this from on the phone without DLing anything. literally take 20 seconds.
     
  16. senormatt

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    steps?
     
  17. DUBious

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    gimme a minute, im at home. just asked manager to send me pic of steps.
     
  18. v01rider

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    excellent!!! :D:D
     
  19. DUBious

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    1. menu
    2. settings
    3. SD and phone storage menu
    4. unmount SD card
    5. format SD card
    6. (pop up asking if your sure)
    7. push pop up
    8. select "erase everything"

    thats it.
     
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  20. v01rider

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    word!! thanks
     
  21. NicksGarage

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    Ok so when people get home and want to install HTC Sync from the card they'll be SOL? I'd assume you could download it again from the HTC site but as of right now, they don't list the EVO on the download page. Seems like this would just confuse some people who actually read the manual.

    Is there anything else preloaded on the card other than HTC Sync?
     
  22. NicksGarage

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    Also, I'd assume that if HTC has a software fix for it, that it's not really the card that is the problem.
     
  23. RoadkillStewie

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    Do we 'know' the HTC 'fix' just reformats the card and doesn't actualyl 'fix' something else?
     
  24. horadin

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    Are you referring to the over the air update reformatting the card? I highly doubt that because people would magically lose whatever they have put on it. This is an update to the phones software. Not an OTA reformatting of the card.
     
  25. Covert_Death

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    HTC sync is generic just get the latest version of sync and you'll be good to go

    here is the link to the latest version 2.0.33 HTC SYNC
    Download HERE
     
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