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    Droid X Write-Protected

    Hello All,

    I am attempting to install the new 2.2 update. I can sucessfuly bring up what I think is my SD card by using the USB Mass Storage option. However, when I try and drag and drop the .zip file to the SD card, I get an error message saying that the "device is write protected". Any ideas? THanks!

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    I'm having the same issue with my SD card. I'm trying to upgrade to a larger capacity card. I copied everything from my old sd card to my pc. I can't copy anything to the new card because it says it's write protected. How do I change that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsdonut View Post
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    I'm having the same issue with my SD card. I'm trying to upgrade to a larger capacity card. I copied everything from my old sd card to my pc. I can't copy anything to the new card because it says it's write protected. How do I change that?
    Try formatting the new card first

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsdonut View Post
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    I'm having the same issue with my SD card. I'm trying to upgrade to a larger capacity card. I copied everything from my old sd card to my pc. I can't copy anything to the new card because it says it's write protected. How do I change that?
    What kind of adapter are you using? Sd? USB?
    Some adapters you can"lock"so your flash drive is write protected

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    I formatted the new SD card, but that didn't make any difference.

    I'm just plugging the phone into my laptop via usb. I've tried PC mode (driver won't install properly and it won't even mount the card as a drive), and USB mass storage mode. In USB mass storage mode, the PC will mount the SD card as a drive, but its write protected.

    Same thing happens with the old SD card - it always gets mounted as write protected on my PC. I've tried 2 different PCs as well.

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    I ended up just using a work around. I have a microSD to SD adapter and when I use that to mount the microSD card on my laptop I can write to it.

    Seems like I should be able to mount the card for read/write when I just plug the phone in via usb though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsdonut View Post
    I formatted the new SD card, but that didn't make any difference.

    I'm just plugging the phone into my laptop via usb. I've tried PC mode (driver won't install properly and it won't even mount the card as a drive), and USB mass storage mode. In USB mass storage mode, the PC will mount the SD card as a drive, but its write protected.

    Same thing happens with the old SD card - it always gets mounted as write protected on my PC. I've tried 2 different PCs as well.
    So your using a simple micro sd to USB adapter?
    Just double check your adapter to see if there is a way to lock it and unlock it

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    I ended up just using a work around. I have a microSD to SD adapter and when I use that to mount the microSD card on my laptop I can write to it. <br><br>Seems like I should be able to mount the card for read/write when I just plug the phone in via usb though.

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