1. chincharito's Avatar
    Hi people, really need help on this. I've modded my phone to recognize my microSD as internal memory. All was working fine and it's been a few months. Just today, the stock music and video app was unable to detect my audio/video files. I'm able to play them through file directory or other app like VLC. But when I tried to rename the files in file directory, it also showed "unable to rename". When connected to PC, they stated that the directory was write-protected. How do I resolve this? Many thanks!
    04-09-2013 08:36 PM
  2. jdub1981's Avatar
    You need to us a different file manager such as es file explorer. Go into the settings and tell it to mount android os partition as writable.

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    04-09-2013 09:22 PM
  3. chincharito's Avatar
    I did that and it didn't help.. I'm unable to edit my files in file explorer or on PC i.e. Rename, Delete the files... Does that mean I need to format..? Or is there a work-around?
    04-09-2013 10:05 PM
  4. whatsitsname's Avatar
    It means the micro sd card is starting to go bad. Retrieve whatever data you can and get a new card.

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    04-10-2013 02:58 PM
  5. rankar7's Avatar
    It means the micro sd card is starting to go bad. Retrieve whatever data you can and get a new card.

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    yes, this. what card do you have? if it's a pre-Jan 2013 SanDisk 32GB then definitely get another card.
    04-10-2013 04:01 PM
  6. jdub1981's Avatar
    What is with this pre jan 2013 sandisk you guys talk about so much on here? I have sandisk from nov of 2012 and havent had any issues.

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    04-10-2013 05:43 PM
  7. whatsitsname's Avatar
    I have a 2010 SanDisk 32gb that I am still rocking.

    To OP when micro sd card is recognized by pc as write protected it is almost certain your sd card is failing.

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    04-10-2013 05:57 PM
  8. rankar7's Avatar
    What is with this pre jan 2013 sandisk you guys talk about so much on here? I have sandisk from nov of 2012 and havent had any issues.

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    just a preponderance of known issues on the forums. here's a quote from sandisk:

    SanDisk has been made aware of potential product issues involving a very small percentage of its 32GB and 64GB SanDisk Mobile Ultra microSD cards. Under certain circumstances the cards may lock up and the card becomes inaccessible. The issue has been identified and a manufacturing fix has already been put in place. SanDisk stands behind its products and any customer who experiences this issue with the microSD cards cards is asked to contact the SanDisk support center for a resolution immediately.

    this started on the S3 forum and some Note2 users have experienced this as well. here is the actual article:

    SanDisk cops to malfunctioning Micro SDs in Galaxy S3s ? The Register
    04-10-2013 06:03 PM
  9. jdub1981's Avatar
    Roger. Thanks for the official post now I know its a real problem.

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    04-10-2013 08:20 PM

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