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Old 05-01-2008, 01:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I know this has been asked before...but I put in my 8 gb memory stick and all 8 gigs were seen by the device... I accedentally formated the stick with the BB and now its 4 gb...how can I get it back to 8 and also will I be able to use all 8?
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can try formatting it in a computer, or re-format it in the BB.
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hmmm I plugged in my black berry and tried to eformat it with a computer but it just keeps reformating it at 3.6 GB...anyone know how I could get back to 8 GB?
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I meant can you take the card out of the BB and re-format it with the computer, ie card reader. The pull the battery from the BB install the card and it should be good.
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bah dont have a card reader guess I should get one.
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Yep sometimes when you put a new card in it dosen't read it right. Re-formatting it via the computer usually works. Even though you can hot swap the card, I always pull the battery when I take mine out. I have never had a problem this way. And always check newegg.com great prices.
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so once I get it back to 8gb the phone will be compatible with all 8 gigs right?
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Probably 7. something folders and formatting, but not that much of a big deal.
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so once I get it back to 8gb the phone will be compatible with all 8 gigs right?
It all depends on your phone and OS.
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It all depends on your phone and OS.
My phone is a Curve 8320 v 4.2.2.180, so will I be able to?
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The Curve is not compatible with an 8GB card. It only reads up to 4GB.
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that is correct you will have 4gb available. even if it says 8gb is present, you wont be able to access past 4.
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shit...are they going to fix this in the future?
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Sith is correct, i have the Curve (8310 4.2.2.163) i can see capacity of the card at 8GB but if i put more that 4Gb of data on it the phones says the card is corrupt.

Using the Sandisk 8GB card btw.

Bring on handset code 4.5.
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shit...are they going to fix this in the future?
Did you really say that word?

Not to fear! Soon, no one know when, they will issue a OS update that will allow your phone to use the whole card so you have not wasted your money. The new OS will be out in a few months with any luck. Until then you will still be able to use half your card's capacity!

Do not be fooled if you load more that 4gb on it, many have but you can only use the first 4gb until the OS is upgraded.

Stay tuned to this forum as when the new OS arrives, you will know about it here, first!

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