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    Default Correct and easy way to format SD card correctly

    Can any one help me out here? I have a new 8gb card coming. Thank you.

    Edit: What partition is the best?
    Last edited by checcles; 04-23-2014 at 05:56 PM.
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    Default Re: Correct and easy way to format SD card correctly

    Put the card into your phone and go into settings > more > storage and erase SD card

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    Default Re: Correct and easy way to format SD card correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    Put the card into your phone and go into settings > more > storage and erase SD card

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    Thanks. But I guess I'm referring more to what partition option is the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by checcles View Post
    Thanks. But I guess I'm referring more to what partition option is the best.
    Do you mean format? The phone will automatically reformat to the appropriate one

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    FAT32 is what is used for the phone. This is a default format and what is needed to see/transfer files in a Windows OS.
    The only time this will change is if you need to create a seperate partition for use with a rooted phone and Link2SD. Stock ROM and Custom Froyo ROMs need the partition to be formatted to FAT32. Pretty much all Custom Gingerbread ROMs and up require the partition to be formatted to ext.4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
    FAT32 is what is used for the phone. This is a default format and what is needed to see/transfer files in a Windows OS.
    The only time this will change is if you need to create a seperate partition for use with a rooted phone and Link2SD. Stock ROM and Custom Froyo ROMs need the partition to be formatted to FAT32. Pretty much all Custom Gingerbread ROMs and up require the partition to be formatted to ext.4.

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    This is true for cards smaller than 32GB. For 64/128 GB cards he should use ExFAT

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    Default Re: Correct and easy way to format SD card correctly

    Does the Optimus line even support 64-128gb cards

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    Not to my knowledge.

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    Default Re: Correct and easy way to format SD card correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by thewraith420 View Post
    Does the Optimus line even support 64-128gb cards

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    Wasn't sure so I mentioned it just in case


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    Default Re: Correct and easy way to format SD card correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
    FAT32 is what is used for the phone. This is a default format and what is needed to see/transfer files in a Windows OS.
    The only time this will change is if you need to create a seperate partition for use with a rooted phone and Link2SD. Stock ROM and Custom Froyo ROMs need the partition to be formatted to FAT32. Pretty much all Custom Gingerbread ROMs and up require the partition to be formatted to ext.4.

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    Thanks you guys. Yes, it's this that I'm questioning about. How much room do I give LInk2SD?
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    Check out this Guide: http://androidforums.com/optimus-v-a...ml#post5605457
    Everything you need to know to get Link2SD set up on your rooted V.
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    Default Re: Correct and easy way to format SD card correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by thewraith420 View Post
    Does the Optimus line even support 64-128gb cards

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    They can work. The cards need to be formatted to FAT32 for general storage from a PC, and ext4 if Link2SD is used for a second partition. I use a 64 GB Transcend Class 10 card on my Optimus F3. I formatted mine using GParted in Linux. I couldn't do it under Windows 8.1... I think Minitool (?) might work there, but I use Linux more these days. Not sure about the Macs.
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    What works on an F3 might not work on the V.
    I'm pretty sure the V is only capable of using up to a 32GB. I think that info is in user manual.

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    Default Re: Correct and easy way to format SD card correctly

    Quote Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
    What works on an F3 might not work on the V.
    I'm pretty sure the V is only capable of using up to a 32GB. I think that info is in user manual.

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    I'm off today, so I'm at home doing a few errands. Took a risk doing these photos, but it worked for me. Posted them on flickr, where you can read the descriptions of proof that one can use a 64 GB Class 10 card on a V. Read the descriptions closely for details.

    Edit: almost forgot... the time stamp for the photos is off. I took the photos shortly after I read your response from my gmail, Andy. Forgot to readjust DSLR clock before changeover to Daylight Time last month.

    https://flic.kr/s/aHsjXzaS6D
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