I’ve noticed a lot of folks having trouble with the FP2 and SDcards. I have a problem which I think is unique, or at least not reported here yet as far as I can tell. Im runnng the latest Fairphone Open 19.11.2 Android 7.1.2
I have a SanDisk Extreme 64GB XC card, gold and red trim. I’ve been using it in my FP2 to hold media like MP3s, Images, Videos etc. Recently, I managed to fill it and that was fine. I started listening to my music and VLC began to complain. Things were missing and it started to fail.
I got a message that the card was corrupted and needed to be formatted. I started this process and it failed at about 25%. I took the card out and placed it in my PC - seems to read fine.
I decided I’d format it myself on Linux. I tried vfat and ext4. I put the card back into the slot and it wasn’t recognised at all. No messages, no options. It’s as if my phone doesn’t have an sdcard slot at all.
I tried a second card of the same type. This didn’t work. I tried a smaller card. No dice. I tried rebooting, shutting down and even putting the phone in the fridge for a while. Finally, I tried the power+volume-up boot menu and attempted to ‘upgrade from sdcard’. The program informed me it couldn’t mount /sdcard.
I’m wondering if I’ve damaged the slot somehow? Can’t see any obvious damage. I could understand the card being at fault but not several cards that work in other machines. I’d at least expect the ‘please format your sdcard’ message.
Any thoughts FP2 folks? Cheers!