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geekfail

November 2nd 2011 1:30 pm

How can I upgrade my micro sd card in my smart phone without losing current apps/info?

I use App2SD to move anything that will go to the sd card, freeing internal phone memory.
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cjtylr

I'm not too much of an Android guy yet, but couldn't you just get a microSD adapter for your computer, copy and paste everything on to your computer then put in the new card and paste it all back?

I don't know if Android has a registry (like Windows) that would prevent something like this, but it seems like it would work.
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  • I would move all your apps back to to the phone first.
  • If you're using a 3rd party browser or SMS program I would create back ups of each of them. I can't say how to do it because each browser and SMS program is different.
  • If you're using a custom launcher I would create a back up of your current settings and layout.
  • Connect your phone to your computer and copy the entire contents of the SD card to a folder on your computer.
  • Disconnect the phone, turn it off, remove the SD card, insert new SD card and turn the phone back on
  • When the SD card is ready re-connect the phone to the computer. Open the folder you put all your files into and copy them all back to the SD card.

You should be good to go. From what I ready any app that had a specific folder or file saved on the phone will just re-create the file. The big concern is photos, music and video so don't get rid of the old SD card until you know you have all your stuff.
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