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"Waiting for SD card" problem will never end :(

15th March 2010, 08:05 PM   |  #1  
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Hello, I'm not glad that i have to post this topic, but i think the whole story about "Waiting for SD card" problem will never end. I have 3 SD's at home, even one not works.

What i tried:
- i read a lot of topics about this problematics
- i tried to format my cards to fat32
- i tried clean cards
- i tried to format with special tools
- i tried customize startup.txt with msmsdcc_1bit msmsdcc_fmax=14000000 msmsdcc_nopwrsave etc.
- i tried 5 versions of android, even one not works...

I will be very glad if someone helps me or gives me an advice what should i try

Thanks a lot!
15th March 2010, 08:44 PM   |  #2  
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Is any one of the sd cards you tried a "class 2"? Seems that class 6 sd cards have this problem.
16th March 2010, 08:15 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by unstable_

Hello, I'm not glad that i have to post this topic, but i think the whole story about "Waiting for SD card" problem will never end. I have 3 SD's at home, even one not works.

What i tried:
- i read a lot of topics about this problematics
- i tried to format my cards to fat32
- i tried clean cards
- i tried to format with special tools
- i tried customize startup.txt with msmsdcc_1bit msmsdcc_fmax=14000000 msmsdcc_nopwrsave etc.
- i tried 5 versions of android, even one not works...

I will be very glad if someone helps me or gives me an advice what should i try

Thanks a lot!

no need to try more versions on your current SD cards. Go to look for some very old one, better smaller then 2GB.
I got 5 in my home, 2 of them works. Both of them are 2GB, bought 3 yrs ago.
None of new one could be used.
17th March 2010, 11:46 AM   |  #4  
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i realised the old versions of sd card works but the newer ones dun.
17th March 2010, 02:05 PM   |  #5  
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U shuld change SD card~~
17th March 2010, 05:29 PM   |  #6  
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Pretty Disappointing... I'm stuck too. I'm suprised it hasn't been fixed yet can't be that hard compared to everything else they've acheived.

I hope everyone involved keeps up the hard work but it'd be great for someone to revisit this problem.
17th March 2010, 05:50 PM   |  #7  
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its a hardware problem of the sd card, not a software problem.
it will never be fixed (its not possible).

its not like an sd card is too expensive ^^ just get another one...

have a look at this thread
17th March 2010, 09:45 PM   |  #8  
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Originally Posted by N!ghty

its a hardware problem of the sd card, not a software problem.
it will never be fixed (its not possible).

its not like an sd card is too expensive ^^ just get another one...

have a look at this thread

I tend to disagree. SD is a well known standard on the market.

The card that I have works fine for more than a year in Windows Mobile with Touch HD card reader. Without a single problem during that time. So everything: operating system, SD card and HTC HD card reader are fine.

It doesn't work with Android, so there is something wrong. Either with SD card initialization procedure, drivers or operating system (Android).

Unfortunately, I can't effort using 2GB card. I'm using my phone e.g. for books reading, music, photos, games etc. It's not only a phone I hope that all these hard working Android guys can fix this issue.
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17th March 2010, 10:31 PM   |  #9  
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Originally Posted by mlemanczyk

I tend to disagree. SD is a well known standard on the market.

The card that I have works fine for more than a year in Windows Mobile with Touch HD card reader. Without a single problem during that time. So both: operating system and HTC HD card reader are fine.

If it doesn't work with Android, it's Android's problem. Either with SD card initialization procedure, drivers or operating system (Android).

we are not looking at the sd card when its detected by the operating system but by the device itself.
the problem might be that the device is simply not capable to use some sdcards without the proper drivers (which the os then provides). what im saying is: before you enter the os the device might not detect some particular sd cards, but once the os is booted, it does.
the issue here is simple: if the device doesnt support the sd card, the os wont boot, this has nothing to do with the os.

if you dont believe me:
try flashing a WM rom from the "problem sd card". u will see: it wont work.
now try booting android from the same sd card. u will see: it wont work.

now get another card u can boot android with.
now try flashing a WM rom from this sd card. u will see: it will work.

conclusion: its a hardware problem.

i must say im not an expert but im not stupid either. i tried what i explained myself and thats just how it is...
if someone has a better explanation please correct me
18th March 2010, 12:20 AM   |  #10  
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Originally Posted by N!ghty

we are not looking at the sd card when its detected by the operating system but by the device itself.
the problem might be that the device is simply not capable to use some sdcards without the proper drivers (which the os then provides). what im saying is: before you enter the os the device might not detect some particular sd cards, but once the os is booted, it does.
the issue here is simple: if the device doesnt support the sd card, the os wont boot, this has nothing to do with the os.

conclusion: its a hardware problem.

What you're saying may be right. I'm not an expert either, so these are only my conclusions.

I think that what may be failing is the HSPL (Bios) that most people here loaded. I'm pretty sure that I was able to flash from SD card on my stock ROM. At some point it stopped working. I'll try to rollback to stock SPL (I'm not sure how to do it, yet) and confirm. So changed HSPL may be the issue.

Another question is, why SD drivers in either case are not loaded with the boot image. I don't know Android internals, so I can't tell if this is possible. But it would help in this case.

In both cases I don't think this is hardware issue that can't be resolved.

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