01-22-2012 03:29 AM
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  1. SleepyTheDon's Avatar
    I did mine today, about 7 hours ago. I used a 32GB Sandisk Class 4 that came with my thunderbolt.

    I just used a very small flat head screwdriver from my computer tools, used the credit card trick to open the case, peeled back the silver stuff and popped out the old, and in with the new.

    Upon restart, I got the error screen that card was bad, or not formatted. Scared me for a second, because I did not know how to format the card.

    Then I used the button hold down upon reboot, and it restarted and formatted the card, then all was well.

    Activated, set up everything, then off I went. So far so good. It seems to be even faster than before, for sure it is smoother.

    Enjoy.
    I plan on doing the same thing with the same card
    my Trophy will be here tomorrow
    08-10-2011 09:34 PM
  2. thed's Avatar
    Quick question for those who have done this. After you do the hard reset can you then restore a backup? I thought I read somewhere that a backup doesn't work anymore if you have a different storage size, but I was just wondering if anyone has tried this.

    Sent from my HTC Trophy using Board Express
    08-12-2011 03:29 AM
  3. msft_tinkering's Avatar
    From what I understand the only thing you really can backup is text messages. everything else will either re-sync via the cloud or Zune Client.

    That said I did my bump days after I got my Trophy, so it wasn't like I had a lot to backup.
    08-12-2011 11:36 AM
  4. thed's Avatar
    What I'm referring to is the backup that was made when I updated my phone to Mango. This is a full backup - OS, texts, apps, pictures, game progress, everything. I'm wondering if I upgrade the storage can I then restore that backup.

    Really, the only thing that I care about is game progress. I don't play games that often, but losing your progress is really annoying. Texts aren't a big deal to me, and as you said everything else can sync via zune or the cloud.

    If MS would do the right thing and allow game saves in the cloud then I wouldn't have to care about resetting at all. Also, I'm hoping that the web-based Marketplace will allow you to decide which apps will automatically reinstall on your phone. This would really make a hard reset completely painless. Make it happen, MS!
    08-12-2011 02:16 PM
  5. msft_tinkering's Avatar
    Yeah I didn't think about game saves and have no idea if that's one of the things that's saved. I didn't get the impression that the Mango backup utility was very granuarl, but who knows.
    08-13-2011 10:46 AM
  6. SleepyTheDon's Avatar
    I did it was easy and after you do it you have to restore ph

    Sent from my Trophy
    08-30-2011 09:15 AM
  7. SleepyTheDon's Avatar
    I used the 32GB C4 that came with my Thunderbolt

    Sent from my Trophy
    08-30-2011 09:18 AM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    I'm sure a Class 4 is fine, but I was wondering if a Class 6 or Class 10 would be of any real benefit? Just wanted to inquire before I pickup a class 4 32GB card.
    08-30-2011 12:29 PM
  9. msft_tinkering's Avatar
    I'm sure a Class 4 is fine, but I was wondering if a Class 6 or Class 10 would be of any real benefit? Just wanted to inquire before I pickup a class 4 32GB card.
    NO!

    The reason why you want a class 2 or at most a class 4 is that WP7 focuses on random read and write speeds, not outright single file transfer speed. There's a good chance that if you put a class 10 in, your phone is going to run like CRAP.

    WP7 doesn't use SDHC the same way android does, so just because a card works in a android device, doesn't mean it will work in WP7.
    09-01-2011 03:13 PM
  10. Raptor007's Avatar
    Thank you, that is good to know. So just follow the lovely directions on XDA-Developers which look fairly straight forward, pop the 32GB card in and seal it up. Then hard reset the Trophy and voila I'm good to go.
    09-02-2011 01:23 PM
  11. lherch's Avatar
    Just finished mine and apart from slightly freaking out during the reset phase, everything went great and I am very happy!!! Used a SD 32GB class 4 and it's zipping right along!!! Do it, you'll be glad you did, but then I like taking things apart so I could be biased.
    09-03-2011 03:26 AM
  12. Tjarren's Avatar
    Just finished mine and apart from slightly freaking out during the reset phase, everything went great and I am very happy!!! Used a SD 32GB class 4 and it's zipping right along!!! Do it, you'll be glad you did, but then I like taking things apart so I could be biased.
    You know, reading that got me pumped. I think I'm going to give it a try too. Where did you order the card from, if you don't mind me asking?

    I think I'm going to try putting Mango on too. That only really leaves the battery issue (the 1300mAh just doesn't do it during my heavy days), but I don't think the bulk of the 2150mAh will allow my case to fit anymore. Was thinking about an 1800mAh, but I haven't read enough experiences to find out how much it improves battery life. Decisions ...
    09-03-2011 03:47 AM
  13. lherch's Avatar
    I ordered my card from Amazon. Got in two days for about $50.00. Happy, happy girl!!!
    09-05-2011 02:44 AM
  14. thed's Avatar
    Has anyone done any benchmarking tests like wpbench? I'd love to see some before/after numbers for stock vs replacement cards.

    Sent from my HTC Trophy using Board Express
    09-05-2011 03:33 AM
  15. Raptor007's Avatar
    I ordered my card from Amazon. Got in two days for about $50.00. Happy, happy girl!!!
    Have you done the upgrade yet? If so how did it go, any issues along the way?
    09-05-2011 05:39 PM
  16. Raptor007's Avatar
    You know, reading that got me pumped. I think I'm going to give it a try too. Where did you order the card from, if you don't mind me asking?

    I think I'm going to try putting Mango on too. That only really leaves the battery issue (the 1300mAh just doesn't do it during my heavy days), but I don't think the bulk of the 2150mAh will allow my case to fit anymore. Was thinking about an 1800mAh, but I haven't read enough experiences to find out how much it improves battery life. Decisions ...
    I have been looking for a higher capacity battery that would fit in the same space, but you have to wonder are we really getting a larger capacity battery? I know the aftermarket batteries for the Droid Incredible are supposed to be a fit, and I have purchased 1700mAh batteries for my previous HTC ThunderBolt from ChiChiTec that seemed to last longer but who really knows.

    Since we all likely want our batteries to be swappable (unlike the iphone) we have to accept that the phone will be a bit thicker so why is everyone racing to make them thinner when they should be focused on offering a better battery capacity.
    09-05-2011 05:42 PM
  17. Tjarren's Avatar
    I have been looking for a higher capacity battery that would fit in the same space, but you have to wonder are we really getting a larger capacity battery? I know the aftermarket batteries for the Droid Incredible are supposed to be a fit, and I have purchased 1700mAh batteries for my previous HTC ThunderBolt from ChiChiTec that seemed to last longer but who really knows.

    Since we all likely want our batteries to be swappable (unlike the iphone) we have to accept that the phone will be a bit thicker so why is everyone racing to make them thinner when they should be focused on offering a better battery capacity.
    I really don't know. But $45 is a lot to spend for a battery that gives an hour more of usage.

    Agreed. I read that Apple was heavily investing in battery tech and I was reminded why they set such a standard in hardware. Nokia really may be WP's only hope ...
    09-05-2011 08:32 PM
  18. Raptor007's Avatar
    I ordered the Sandisk 32GB Class 4 card, should be here tomorrow. Now I just need to find my tools and clear out a space in my office to work. Hopefully by the weekend (maybe tomorrow night) I will be upgraded to 32GB and then I can ditch my iPod complete, wouldn't that be nice.
    09-07-2011 10:38 PM
  19. Karma-Suture's Avatar
    Has anyone successfully installed a 64gb SDXC card of any kind? Would it even work?
    01-13-2012 01:53 AM
  20. msft_tinkering's Avatar
    Has anyone successfully installed a 64gb SDXC card of any kind? Would it even work?
    I highly doubt it would work. They are supposed to be backwards compatible, but I'm plenty happy with 32GB so not worth the risk of messing up a very expensive 64GB microSDXC card.
    01-13-2012 04:48 PM
  21. Dismayed's Avatar
    I find it frustrating that I'd even have to consider voiding a phone warranty to add storage. Why can't HTC manufacture phones with an accessible card slot? That's why I'll likely buy a 64 GB iPhone, even though I'd prefer to buy a WP.
    01-15-2012 07:48 PM
  22. willied's Avatar
    I find it frustrating that I'd even have to consider voiding a phone warranty to add storage. Why can't HTC manufacture phones with an accessible card slot? That's why I'll likely buy a 64 GB iPhone, even though I'd prefer to buy a WP.
    It's Microsoft's problem, not HTC. Most of HTC's Android phones have MicroSD slots.
    01-15-2012 09:56 PM
  23. JohnC#WP's Avatar
    I find it frustrating that I'd even have to consider voiding a phone warranty to add storage. Why can't HTC manufacture phones with an accessible card slot? That's why I'll likely buy a 64 GB iPhone, even though I'd prefer to buy a WP.
    I'm sorry but lol at this post. Let's say you're using your two year upgrade. According to VZW website, the iphone 64GB is $400, while the Trophy is $30. Let's say something goes wrong, and you have to buy one from ebay. They are selling for roughly $150-$250. I think if you really wanted a Windows phone but had to have at least 32 GB, you'd pay the $30 and try to upgrade it. Seems like your post is just trying to start a flame war.

    FWIW, I just bought a Trophy with a busted screen. I was terrified of doing the repairs myself, but I did it, and it was super easy.
    01-15-2012 10:32 PM
  24. Karma-Suture's Avatar
    I highly doubt it would work. They are supposed to be backwards compatible...
    Why do you highly doubt it would work if they're supposed to be backwards compatible?

    I find it frustrating that I'd even have to consider voiding a phone warranty to add storage. Why can't HTC manufacture phones with an accessible card slot? That's why I'll likely buy a 64 GB iPhone, even though I'd prefer to buy a WP.
    That's exactly what I'm trying to avoid. I love the Windows Phone OS, and want the extra space for my music library so that I can consolidate my phone and my iPod, but nothing in the WP lineup offers expandable storage (the platform's only downside IMO).

    This workaround would be fine with me if it'll accept a 64gb card; I'm already on and happy with Verizon (save for their nonexistent WP selection), and I don't mind voiding the warranty, especially for something as straightforward as this. I just need a little more than 32gb, so hopefully someone can confirm that 64gb works...
    01-16-2012 12:43 AM
  25. DavidinCT's Avatar
    I was going to do this upgrade but, 32gb would just cover my music and a little apps. 64gb is where I would need to be.

    With 2nd gen WP7 devices coming out and possably a higher end hitting verizon, and also the fact that I am not under contract, I might just wait to see what my options are for a higher end replacement.

    I would love to know if the 64gb card does work, even though I might wait for a next gen device, I might make the jump knowning I can fullly use my device now.
    01-16-2012 03:12 PM
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