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eMMC is not an 'SD Card', it's a soldered-on BGA chip. There's no possibility of swapping this out at all.
 
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eMMC is not an 'SD Card', it's a soldered-on BGA chip. There's no possibility of swapping this out at all.
But there is some distant possibility, because an all-purpose BGA eMMC chip is rectangular in shape, and this metal cover looks like a general MicroSD card. We'll know better when there will be somebody brave enough to peek under the cover. But I guess the hardest part would be not the replacement, but setting up the necessary partitions and every tidbits the device needs to use the card.
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making a raw copy of the original could be done with r-drive Image.but i'm still not convinced its a micro-sd card as we know it.
 
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But there is some distant possibility, because an all-purpose BGA eMMC chip is rectangular in shape, and this metal cover looks like a general MicroSD card. We'll know better when there will be somebody brave enough to peek under the cover. But I guess the hardest part would be not the replacement, but setting up the necessary partitions and every tidbits the device needs to use the card.
Motorola has already confirmed it's eMMC, so please link us to any commercially available product that somehow has eMMC in MicroSD form factor that doesn't need soldering.
 
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eMMC is not an 'SD Card', it's a soldered-on BGA chip. There's no possibility of swapping this out at all.
It's possible - it just requires a HUGE amount of skill and a BGA rework station.

The number of times that this has been done by anyone other than an OEM is maybe 2-3 times to my knowledge - and those were all Samsung Superbrick repairs. It's absolutely not feasible for doing an upgrade - only for repair purposes.
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Motorola has already confirmed it's eMMC, so please link us to any commercially available product that somehow has eMMC in MicroSD form factor that doesn't need soldering.
As I said, it is just wild imagination until somebody checks what's under the shielding. I certainly will not, I am perfectly happy with my phone as it is.
 
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Its been discussed already.
It cannot be simply upgraded and even If it could be done majority of us lack the tools to do it.

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