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external sd - How do I switch my Android device's SD card without causing problems?


Sunday 25th of December 2011 / android.stackexchange.com
I just got a new 32GB SD card for my Nexus One. On the old one I have a bunch of apps installed and store the data there because the internal memory doesn't handle it. So now I want to switch SD cards, but how do I go about doing that without causing any issues? Do I just simply copy-paste everything, or is there another way to do it?I'm on stock firmware on the Android and using Mac OS X Lion.
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Saving applications to SD card


Tuesday 28th of October 2008 / androidforums.com
Have you noticed a "Low on space" notification which when expended reads; "phone storage space is getting low". How can they expect people to use the android market if I can only hold the apps on the phone's memory. I called T-mobile and was told that I cannot transfer the apps to the SD card!!! Doesn't this defy the whole purpose of this phone, use of the android marker and paying $25-$35 for unlimited use of all this. I should only be limited by the size of my SD card. Any suggestions on how to copy them to the SD card or do we need to wait for an application to that. The T-mobile "G1 Tech Support" were as puzzled as I was.Anybody know how to copy android apps to the SD card???
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Contacts, sim card, SD card, and Google sync issues


Thursday 14th of April 2011 / forums.androidcentral.com
Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me solve one/all of these problems. I had all my contacts stored on my sim card. This is how they were on my last phone (Blackjack) and the guy at the AT&T store just copied them all from my old sim card onto my new sim card, and put the new sim card in my htc Inspire. I was told that Android will automatically back up all your contacts to your gmail account, and if you ever lose your phone or get a new phone or whatever, you can copy them back to your phone this way. However, I noticed that my phone was not doing that. Despite having 200 contacts on my phone (sim card), my gmail account had 0 Android contacts listed. I read the forums and found out that you need to copy contacts from your sim card to your gmail account, and I followed the instructions to do this, which were as follows: - go into settings and temporarily disable google sync- go into "people" and to menu --> Export to SD card- go into settings --> manage applications --> contacts and clear all data- go into settings --> manage applications --> people and cle
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external sd - How can I copy files onto an SD card with a Honeycomb tablet?


Monday 21st of November 2011 / android.stackexchange.com
It seems like copying a file onto the SD card ought to be easy, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to do it. I have an (International) Motorola Xoom Wifi running stock Moto Android 3.2.If I insert an SD card with content on it, I can see the contents of the card show up in the tablet's Gallery app. I can also go into the built-in Files app and browse the contents of the SD card. Using the Files app I can select files and copy them from the SD card to the internal storage.However when I browse the tablet's internal storage with the Files app and select and Copy a file, if I then navigate to the SD card the Paste Here option is grayed out.Using File Manager HD, I can't even find the SD card. It looks (from the Files app) like the SD card is at /mnt/external1/ but I can't see any way to get there. Is there something I'm missing in File Manager HD to find the SD card, or is there a deficiency in File Manager HD that another file manager could solve?Also strangely I can delete files from the SD card using the gallery app, but not using the Files file manager app!
posted on: 3.2-honeycomb
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Move files from external sd card to phone


Friday 03rd of February 2012 / androidforums.com
Hi all,I just recently bought my S2 and have gotten over the initial shock of moving from my BB Bold to an android. I finally have everything the way I want it to look, and have been reading tips and tricks as often as I can. BUT I can not find out how to do this: I copied pdf books from my computer to my sd card. I can read the books by going into "my files" "External sd" and "Downloads" (Downloads being the folder holding the pdf books)I can not figure out for the life of me how to move these books into a file I created on my phone "books".It seems to only let me move or copy within the sd card??? Help! Thanks so much!
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Android Forums - View Single Post - [HOW-TO] Make a full sd card backup via USB


Monday 18th of June 2012 / androidforums.com
If you can't get to your internal sd card via USB and Media sync (an MTP option common to Win7 x64 and some other variants) then this is for you.Windows instructions appear first, scroll down for Mac or Linux instructions -First, you're going to need adb.Honestly, it's not difficult.Under your phone settings, Developer options, check - USB debugging.Get the Mini-SDK here - don't bother with the whole enchilada, get the Mini-SDK, it's under a Hide button here - http://androidforums.com/faqs/443072-adb-guide.htmlIn your sdk-tools folder (because you did it the way the Mini-SDK instructions suggested), now make a folder called:sdcard_{today's date}I like to make mine look like this - sdcard_20120618 (see what I did there?).Plug in your phone, leave it on Charge only. Now -Step 1 - get a DOS windowStep 2 - in that window enter (use copy/paste): cd c:sdk-toolsStep 3 - in that window enter (use copy/paste): adb devices(that ensures that adb is running, you should see a device "Hxxxxxxx" returned)Step 4 - if using ICS, in that window enter: adb pull /mnt/sdcard sdcard_{date}If us
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how to swap sd card without losing any data?


Friday 20th of May 2011 / forums.androidcentral.com
Sorry for stupid question, I am new to Android, just got my Optimus V yesterday, rooted, loaded BumbleBee, bunch of apps , some of them moved to SD card, etc etc, all normal newbie stuff.... Now, I realized that I will need more than 2Gb SD space long term, so I will get larger card today. So, how do I get all the stuff on the new card without breaking any apps? I don't suppose I can just copy it all using my laptop, there must be special file system setup, permissions, etc.. Is there a guide how to upgrade SD card without losing anything? Appreciate all the help, great forum, lots and lots to learn....
posted on: 3.2-honeycomb
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sd card - How the data on SD are encrypted in 4.0?


Sunday 13th of January 2013 / android.stackexchange.com
I've got phone with android 4.0, and, for sync with Exchange, I encrypted SD card using android's built-in encryption. However, the phone starts telling me that the card is damaged and needs formatting. I just want to take the data (photos) out before formatting, I've got the phone, and remember my PIN. (I can also do the bitwise copy of the card). How are the data encrypted? What do I need for decrypting? I assume that the card is encrypted whole, not only files on the filesystem, so when I decrypt it I may be able to dig the data out.Thanks
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[HOW-TO] Force Google Play Music to store ALL offline data to External SD Card


Thursday 08th of August 2013 / forums.androidcentral.com
I noticed that this guide can be hard to find at times, so here's a step-by-step on how to get this working easily. Preparation: If you would like to prevent your current offline music from being erased, navigate to "/data/data/com.android.google.music/" and copy the "files" folder to the folder created in step 1. 1. Using ROM Toolbox (Lite version works), navigate to the root of your external SD card and create a folder called "GoogleMusic" 2. If you performed the preparation, skip this step. Otherwise, create a folder named "files" in the new "GoogleMusic" folder 3. Long-press "files" to bring up the menu, then tap "Create Shortcut" 4. Navigate to "/data/data/com.android.google.music/" and DELETE the "files" folder that already exists there 5. Tap "Create" to create your "files" shortcut 6. You're done! Google Play Music will now store all offline data to your external SD card. I was very surprised at how easy this was, and you probably are too. WARNING: If you perform any
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Hisense Sero 7 Pro - swapping out SD card


Saturday 21st of September 2013 / androidtablets.net
I recently got the Sero 7, then stuck an 8GB Sd card in it cuz it was laying around and I didn't have anything larger. Anyhow, after couple of week of downloading pretty much any app recommended by online videos of android users, my sd card quickly filled up. So the next logical thing to do is to upgrade the sd card. But, before doing so, I checked out some online videos on how other folks are doing this. So, finally got a 32GB class 10 SD card and ready to rock! Here are the steps...1) Unmount existing SD card. Strange thing was when doing this step on the Sero 7 Pro, it tells you that it was "unmounting", then it doesn't say "unmounted". Anyhow, if this step took place, then assume it is unmounted.2) fully power off, not sleep, but power off! 3) remove existing SD card4) insert it to your windows laptop or desktop5) create a temp folder on your hard drive and copy all contents of SD card to that temp folder (took abt 7 mins)6) remove the SD Card from your laptop/desktop7) insert your new SD Card (32GB in my case)8) find it in your explorer, right click and selec
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