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    Default MicroSD preformatted as FAT32?

    Are there any SanDisk cards that come preformatted in FAT32?

    There's a sale on Amazon today and I desperately need a card that's already in the right format since I have no working computer. Thanks.

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    SDHC cards are FAT32.
    32GB maximum.

    Here is a microSD class 10 card with SD adapter on Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-microS...0-20&m1k=vb_ac
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    Quote Originally Posted by camanokid View Post
    SDHC cards are FAT32.
    32GB maximum.
    Thank you!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup::beer:

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    Wait the nexus 5 has a SD card slot? Cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    Wait the nexus 5 has a SD card slot? Cool

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    Of course not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    Wait the nexus 5 has a SD card slot? Cool

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    Nope, it's to use with my Meenova. I had bought a 64 gig card only to find it's the wrong format and my computer is currently dead. So I needed another card and Amazon has a sale today.

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    It should be possible to format and SD card if your device is rooted. You'll need to install busybox and an app that will give you a command line, I installed Connectbot, then the following commands should format the sd card
    Code:
    su
    mkfs.vfat /dev/block/sda1
    The first line makes you root, the second actually formats the card. You may be able to do this without root, but I doubt it. I haven't actually tested this either since I'm not at home, so I haven't got my Meenova to hand.

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    Thank you! I'm faint of heart and not rooted so I have no idea how to attempt that. But it looks like fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsaw View Post
    It should be possible to format and SD card if your device is rooted. You'll need to install busybox and an app that will give you a command line, I installed Connectbot, then the following commands should format the sd card
    Code:
    su
    mkfs.vfat -F32 /dev/sda1
    The first line makes you root, the second actually formats the card. You may be able to do this without root, but I doubt it. I haven't actually tested this either since I'm not at home, so I haven't got my Meenova to hand.

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    Actually this looks pretty simple. Can you do it from Simple Terminal (I think that's the name)?

    I thought you needed a computer to root.

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    FYI there all going to b formated the same. And your posting in the nexus 5 forum.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    Nope, it's to use with my Meenova. I had bought a 64 gig card only to find it's the wrong format and my computer is currently dead. So I needed another card and Amazon has a sale today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    FYI there all going to b formated the same. And your posting in the nexus 5 forum.



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    Not my 64gig card. It came formatted exFAT. And I have no way to reformat it. And the card and Meenova are for use with my Nexus 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    Actually this looks pretty simple. Can you do it from Simple Terminal (I think that's the name)?

    I thought you needed a computer to root.

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    You do normally need a computer to root your device (unless there is an exploit, which I'm not aware of for the current version of android), but if you've already done that you can use root on your device without a computer.

    I couldn't find Simple Terminal in the Play Store, but I guess that will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmumbles View Post
    Thank you! I'm faint of heart and not rooted so I have no idea how to attempt that. But it looks like fun.

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    I missed this reply earlier and only read your other reply to my post. I guess my post won't be much use to you. You shouldn't be afraid of rooting a nexus device though, if you break something they are easy enough to get back in to a working state. I suppose asking a friendly neighbour if you can use their computer for 5 minutes to format the card is out of the question, but if you can can then Windows doesn't let you create FAT filesystems bigger than 32GB, but you can download third-party utilities to do it.

    And for anyone interested, I made a minor mistake in my earlier instructions which I have now corrected and can confirm it does work (on the Nexus 5 at least) if your device is rooted and you have busybox installed.

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    Thanks for all that! It's called Terminal Emulator, sorry! But no, I don't have the use of a computer again yet.

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    You all do realize that there is a root free busybox right?

    From mah shiny new Nexus 5
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    Yes, thanks. I downloaded it a while back on my jellybean phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    FYI there all going to b formated the same. And your posting in the nexus 5 forum.



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    Quote Originally Posted by techydavid View Post
    You all do realize that there is a root free busybox right?

    From mah shiny new Nexus 5
    I didn't, but that wasn't the issue. If you don't have root the format command won't work.

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