Huge SD card problems
So I don't know how this happened but as soon as i boot up my phone it thinks that i improperly unmounted my sd card.
I am not sure why this is happening. I rooted my phone and installed skyraider and everything was fine. I then copied a bunch of music everything fine again. I then used ROM manager to create a back up and during that process the phone froze. It seems like that might be the point where things went down hill.
I can boot to recovery and mount via USB to access the contents of the card but if I try to swap the update.zip file to put a new ROM then it hangs.
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Transfer all apps back to phone memory. Put card in your computer. Transfer all music and pix to your computer. Put card back into phone and format. Then swap your music and pix back onto your card from your computer. That is what I did and that worked for me. Great as my dink is I never had this problem with my storm. But I learned to live with it. Good luck to you. I have 3000 songs on my 16gig card. And if It's a corrupt mp3 file it can be stressful to find. In my experience the corrupted file stays on the card after I swap files to by computer. So maybe just put a few mp3's on first and test it out. I'm guessing youll be ok. Good luck, let us know how it goes. Always interested in knowing what will fix it or what caused it. Because I'm sure ill be having this issue again and again and again and again.
Thanks for the feedback. I think this issue might be a bit more serious as I cant even mount my phone as a storage device unless I am in recovery mode. Any major action i take like moving files off the card or even formatting it causes explorer to crash on my computer and the phone to freeze.
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Is it just me or is this becoming a common issue with the Incredibles?
Just went through a similar issue a few weeks ago. Lost my ability to mount the phone as a USB device on a PC and the SD Card didn't stay mounted. It ended up being corrupt pictures, deleted them using a PC/cardreader and it worked for a while until the next corrupt file.
I ended up buying a new 8GB SDHC Class 6, copied all the files over and the card remains mounted since. Still can't mount as a USB device though.....
SwiFTP server on the phone has helped keep my pics, files, and music synced to the PC.
- 01-24-2011, 08:44 PM #17
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SD cards have a read/write life. Granted it is pretty high, on the order of 100K to 1 M r/w per cell, but then there is the ever favorite Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) statistic. This is usually claimed to be anywhere from 10,000 - 1M r/w's. Just remember this is an average, by definition 50% will not get there.
As always, the $5 32GB MicroSD card made by NonameTech on e-bay may look like a good deal, but quality of manufacturing means a lot. Make sure you get good name brand cards for the best performance.
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- 01-24-2011, 10:35 PM #18
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Reflashing the kernel fixes this most of the time.
Thats for the mounting issue, not the corruption problem.
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