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SD-Card access via USB is needed [released]

asked 2013-12-28 20:08:03 +0300

Mariusmssj gravatar image

updated 2013-12-28 20:11:04 +0300

When a Jolla phone is connected to a PC it would be nice to access the SD card inside the device as a mass storage device, this would make transferring files to and from the card much much easier.

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by molan
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I'm surprised this isn't actually the case, it's so much easier!

Vinyl ( 2013-12-28 20:16:24 +0300 )edit

This has been asked a few times already :) Please use the search and make sure you select 'ALL'

tiemen ( 2013-12-28 20:19:29 +0300 )edit

Hi tiemen, I've seen them but none of them asked for a mass storage mounting of an SD card. 2 of them are bug reports and other 2 ask for file transfer to phone they mention nothing about the SD card.

Mariusmssj ( 2013-12-28 20:25:51 +0300 )edit

It could be more convenient than currently. At least faster than typing in terminal for copy/paste/move ;)

juju_des_highlands ( 2013-12-29 00:16:24 +0300 )edit

Mariusmssj: here , here .

Something for usb-masstorage is prepared in usb-moded on git ..

Kaacz ( 2013-12-29 00:46:57 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-29 19:44:06 +0300

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updated 2013-12-29 19:45:22 +0300

You can make a symbolic link of sdcard directory to your home directory via Jolla Terminal. All you need to do is enable developer mode, open terminal and run commands:

cd ~
ln -s /run/user/100000/media/sdcard .

This it what shows when Jolla is connected via USB to Windows 7:

SD-card accessible via USB

(Source: JollaSuomi forum)

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This works great for me except Windows doesn't show correctly files and folders that have Finnish/Swedish letters (äöå) in their names. It shows folders as empty and also seemed to create duplicate dummy folders. There is no problem if the card is connected to PC via card reader.

hana ( 2013-12-29 22:58:02 +0300 )edit

I just checked, and it works fine for me. I transferred my music this way to SD card and have many directories with ä and ö, they show up correctly.

clashi ( 2013-12-29 23:43:53 +0300 )edit

@clashi I wonder if this depends on what file system the SD card is formatted with? I'll continue investigating this matter...

hana ( 2013-12-30 00:13:36 +0300 )edit

@hana might be, IIRC I used FAT32 on my 32Gb Sandisk microSD.

clashi ( 2013-12-30 12:17:04 +0300 )edit

There's some kind of incompatibility when using laptop card reader, because Jolla also couldn't read the filenames correctly and failed to play some files. When files are transferred only via USB there is no problem, so I will not use the card reader anymore.

hana ( 2014-01-04 07:48:02 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-29 14:10:33 +0300

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The MSD card is mounted on /run/user/100000/media/sdcard, you can use scp to send files o directories to it :

scp [-r] something nemo@ip_addr:/run/user/100000/media/sdcard

scp with Linux/Unix or putty on Windows

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