Had to rest phone. Bad SD card?

Droid509

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I receveived the "your SD card has unexpectedly been removed" message yesterday. For some reason the phone would not read the SD card anymore. Bad SD card? How does a SD card go bad? There are now moving parts. Took the phone to VZW (not very knowledgable) and they had me do a reset. Which of course wiped my phone. Is there someway to back up the phone and SD card on a regular basis? It takes forever to get the phone back the way it was and I lost all my pics on the card. An app perhaps?
 

mclarryjr

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The only way to make a complete backup is to be rooted and make a nandroid backup. You can find the directions for that in my sig.

If your not rooted you can use appbrian which will backup all your downloaded app's and I know I have read about other app's that will also backup your app's just not sure the names.
 

menschmaschine5

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SD cards are by no means permanent. Flash memory, which is what an SD card uses, is actually fairly volatile and doesn't last nearly as long as a hard drive or solid state drive. SD cards go bad, simple as that.
 

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Sometimes if you have a Class 2 card it dis-mounts once in a while. Get a class 4 or better and you should be fine...
 

Jude526

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I had to do a master reset and mine is fine now. I had been given a replacement and it was working fine. I had to go into the store about something and I personally think the tech botched it up. It started acting up as soon as I had left the store. But after the reset, all is fine.
 

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