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Does not support 4gb sd cards

tomker

Sep 14, 2006, 8:15 PM
The review on OSNews (?) said that it did, but I just got my mail order 4gb card and it doesn't work. Hopefully somebody will buy it on craigslist.
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Perceptron

Sep 15, 2006, 11:42 AM
Did you format the card in the phone?

Not to assume you don't know what you're doing, just trying to cover all bases.
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tomker

Sep 15, 2006, 12:48 PM
Yeah, the phone asks me if I want to format the card, then it says the size is 0 in an information screen before formatting (can't be good), then it says there was an error formatting.

I tried formatting the card with FAT16 and 64k sectors from the DOS command line but the phone couldn't deal with that either.

Motorola has fallen down here IMO. How hard would it have been to release a phone that supports 4gb (FAT16 *or* FAT32). It's Linux, so the drivers are already written...

Does anybody know how to find out the version of my phone's firmware and know a place to go to get updates?
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Perceptron

Sep 16, 2006, 5:13 AM
Bummer, but I'll bet the E3 addresses these issues and more.
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tomker

Sep 16, 2006, 12:32 PM
http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_rokr_e3_details-new ... »

Blech. E3 is ugly, ~30% bigger, ~20% heavier, and takes miniSD, which doesn't even go up to 4gb yet. No thanks.
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hydroscope

Sep 26, 2006, 6:42 AM
I was under the empression that it could but I am no tech head a bought one of these phone and thought and try and figure out if it could take a 4GB card or better, this is what I have found so far. . .

http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=15678 »

Quote" Another good addition was that the phone now can recognize FAT32, while the previous Motorola Linux phones required the flash cards to be formatted as FAT16"

and . .

http://www.slashphone.com/69/5162.html »

The maximum capacity of SD card is 2GB under SD 1.1 of Secure Digital Alliance (SDA) specification; however, by using file format of FAT32, many SD 1.1 host devices can use 4GB SD card.

I also found this website that sells 4GB cards for the ROKR E2 . . .

http://www.my »...
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tomker

Sep 26, 2006, 11:24 AM
I know, that's the review I read that encouraged me to buy a 4 GB card for the phone, but it doesn't work regardless of how it's formatted (FAT16 or FAT32). Now I'm stuck with a 4 GB SD card that I'm trying to sell. I wrote an email to the review's author suggesting that she update the review but apparently she hasn't done so yet.
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hydroscope

Sep 28, 2006, 6:58 PM
OK I hav done some more clicking . . .

first . . .

http://www.howardforums.com/archive/topic/982735-3.html »

which from all the talking between tech head the answer is no it will not take a 4GB card

but . . .

I have also found this . . .

http://www.yourmobilephonereviews.co.uk/motorola_rok ... »

the first review done by user

Yirose - Shatin, Hong Kong

who states that they has a 4GB card working sourced from china? . ? .?

if only it was possible to email the reviews on that site for more info, lets hope they stumble across this forum and give more info.

www.mymemory site never got back to me, so I not buy from them, but I found another UK based site that also states the use of 4GB cards for ROKR E2. ww...
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hydroscope

Sep 28, 2006, 10:00 PM
what we need is something like this but for SD cards but the price is very scary!! I guess that mhy they arent doing it,

http://www.tcf.net/4gig.html »
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tomker

Sep 29, 2006, 11:04 AM
Dude, I was in the same boat as you a couple weeks ago. I read all the reviews and saw all the web sites. I ordered a 4GB card. It didn't work. I formatted it as FAT32 and FAT16 with 64k sectors. Neither one worked. The phone couldn't even format the card as a 2GB card. Now I have this 4GB card that I'm trying to sell and nobody is buying. Save yourself some time and money and just don't order it.

The ONLY chance you have for a 4GB card working is if you have a newer firmware version than I do. I have no idea how to check my firmware version, but if you know I'll be happy to do it on my phone and compare with you.

-Tom
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hydroscope

Oct 3, 2006, 5:25 AM
I got no chance of figuring that out but here are some forums you might be interested in specially the first one it talks about downloads for our phone I wouldn't know how to use them, maybe you can figure it out.

http://www.top-free-forums.com/forums/viewtopic.php? ... »

http://rokre2.jconserv.net/index.php?sid=f81dfdaa1f1 ... »
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x59354

Oct 3, 2006, 11:05 AM
I got this phone a couple of weeks ago and it does support a 4GB card to a certain degree. I had a Transcend 150x 4Gb SD Card and when I inserted the card the phone replied that the memory card was successfully inserted. I first used the motorola software to transfer my first 1 GB worth of songs. Now the software said everything transferred just fine and when I disconnected the cable the memory card did not show up. So I took a picture (said I could take 7100+ pics)and it saved automatically to the memory card. This is when I went back to the file manager and could access the memory card but... I ran into problems with the music not playing saying that the file did not exist (with a red X next to the name of the song). I used the play button...
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hydroscope

Oct 5, 2006, 4:14 AM
Interesting where your songs in MP3 format?

my phone is also from hong kong, wonder if that would make a difference? it has chinese games on it. did you sucessfully manage to store more than 2GB recognisable data on the card?
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