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    Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    I just bought a Galaxy s2 phone. I'd like to add an SD card to increase its memory (there's a micro-SD slot under the battery). Does anyone know how I should format the SD card? FAT/NTFS/ext2 etc?

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    Re: Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cog View Post
    I just bought a Galaxy s2 phone. I'd like to add an SD card to increase its memory (there's a micro-SD slot under the battery). Does anyone know how I should format the SD card? FAT/NTFS/ext2 etc?

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    fat32 I believe. Though I think the phone can take care of it on its own.

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    Re: Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    Hi, it should be FAT me thinks, my atrix is FAT - think its normal for android phones?

    Give it a try, or put the SD card in the phone and go to settings > SD Card & phone storage, scroll down to the sd card feild, unmount, then format...

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    Re: Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    That was quick! Thank you, I'll try FAT32 then.
    Cheers.

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    Re: Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    After inserting the memory card into phone .. Go to settings and format the card in phone itself ..

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    Re: Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    I doubt you'll have to format the card.
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    Re: Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    Quote Originally Posted by koleoptero View Post
    I doubt you'll have to format the card.
    This is correct. The card will likely come formatted as FAT32 or FAT16 already.

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    Re: Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    Fat32 worked nicely, thanks.

    To use the USB connectivity to access the files on the phone from Ubuntu, you have to enable USB debugging on the phone first. (Under Settings -> Applications - Development).

    Having connected the cable, pull down the status panel from the top and tap the USB Connected message. Then tap the Connect USB Storage button.

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    Re: Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    That's odd. I don't have a Galaxy S2, but I've had two Android phones (MyTouch 3G and MyTouch 4G) and have never had to enable USB debugging to get Ubuntu to recognize it.

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    Re: Galaxy s2 phone sd card format

    If you don't enable debugging, as soon as you plug the USB lead in, something called "Samsung Kies" takes over. Apparently, it only talks to a windows-only custom client. I read it on the internet, so it must be true. Apart from which, without debugging enabled, Kies grabs the phone GUI and won't let you do anything (and no USB drives appear in thunar).

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