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  1. Ziani

    Ziani Android Expert
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    Hiya...Some of the posts I have read about upgrading the phones firmware say that they take out the SD Card, why would they do that and is it necessary? Thanks
     

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    Huh? I've never heard of that before. Back when I got the OTA update on a stock N1, I just let it do its own thing, no SD card removal required.
     
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    Sounds odd, if anything I'd expect some apps to complain if it was missing. When I upgraded to MoDaCo I just backed up the SDcard first.
     
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    Yeah I thought it strange too, think I might format my card anyway after backing up on pc then start afresh when the big 2.1 arrives :D
     
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    Speaking as someone who flashes (and reflashes, and reflashes) custom ROMs about twice a week: you only need to back up your SD card if you're partitioning it, and in the case of official updates, you should never have to partition your SD card ever.
     
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    You shouldn't need to back it up, but it doesn't hurt, just in case.
     
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    I think its just a saftey precaution.
     

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