HTC Desire — problems writing to SD Card — #HTC
As mentioned in a previous blog post I have ordered a HTC Desire and have received it a couple of weeks ago.
The HTC Desire is a great phone and I am very happy with it except for one minor issue I have with it. There is a intermittent problem writing to the SD Card. Here is the error message, for example when you want to take a picture or use the camcorder.
Unable to save file to SD card due to insuffucient file permissions.
Also when you send something to the phone via Bluethooth when the phone cannot write to the SD Card, nothing happens. No error message that the file cannot be written to the SD Card.
Switching the phone off and the on again solve the problem for a while. That while can be anything from a couple of minutes to a couple of hours. I have Googled and it seems that it is a known problem with the HTC Desire and also the new HTC Evo. Most people have the view that it is due to inferior SD Cards that HTC uses. Mine has a Sandisk SD Card in so do not know whether that is true. I have also read that HTC is working on a patch for the Evo, not sure whether the Desire will get an update.
One suggestion is to reformat the SD Card which I will try sometime. Since it is a normal FAT filesystem, I will just put the card in a Card Reader and use my Linux desktop, copy everything off the card as backup, reformat the card again as FAT and then copy everything back onto it. Maybe what I should try first is to see if I can use a spare SD Card, format it and copy everything over to it and see if the spare have the same issue.
If anybody have some advice on what they think, please feel free to comment.