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  1.    #1  
    Hi folks!

    First of all, sorry for coming back to a subject that's been discussed so many times here. That many times, and for so long, that I don't know yet what to do exactly to make a 4gb sd card work in a Treo 650.

    I've used the RomTool application and read the Stepbystep Rom Tool help + a Fat32 Step by Step topic in Treocentral.

    I have downloaded the Rom, deleted the fatfs.prc file and replaced it by the fat32.prc, before uploading the new Rom to my 650.

    Still not working. He doesn't support the device and asks me to format it. What ever I do doesn't change anything, and now everytime I insert the 4gb card, my Treo doesn't stop restarting. But he accepts my 1gb card...

    What have I done wrong? What shell I do?

    Thank you
  2. #2  
    Have you confirmed that the fat32.prc file is in the filesystem?
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  3. #3  
    Whats the brand of the card? The Treo is somewhat finicky with different brands. I have an 8gb Transcend, with a modded ROM and my Treo reads it fine.
  4. #4  
    Also, if it's an SDHC (High Capacity standard) that can create problems as well. If so you need to add a couple of additional files to the 650 ROM. Let us know what card you are trying to use.
  5.    #5  
    Hello everybody!

    Thank you for theses quick replies

    1. Well I confirm the fat32.prc file is in the filesystem. I downloaded the Rom once more and the fat32 was there.

    2. I'm trying to use a SanDisk Ultra II 4.0gb card. It doen's say SDHC, so I assume it isn't a High Capacity card.

    Once again, thank you guys for your help.
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    Do you have FileZ? (A freeware File Management Utility for the PalmOS)

    www.nosleep.net
    click on download
    click on FileZ

    With FileZ
    Select internal memory and check the show ROM files box.

    Verify that fat32.prc does show in internal memory with the ROM icon
    Verify that the fatfs.file is not there

    If these things are verified -- my thought is that it is a bad card. Does it work in a card reader? THe SanDisk brand is good, the Ultra might be an issue. I had a Standard Blue Sandisk 4GB SD card working in my Treo 650 before I sold it . . . .

    At the moment -- I do not know what else to tell you to check.

    Hmm. . . . maybe check this:
    Also, with FileZ:
    select fat32.prc and select details:
    list here in a post what you see under the general, attrs and dates tabs . . . . .
    your fat32.prc file may be corrupted and you need a new copy . . . .

    I no longer have my Treo 650 -- so I cannot verify that the details you post are the same as the file that was working in my 650 -- someone else will have to jump in with that.. . .
    Last edited by gtwo; 02/11/2007 at 06:34 AM.
  7.    #7  
    So FileZ confirms the Fat32 file is in the internal memory with rom icon and no fatfs.

    And the details say:
    General -
    Name : Fat32
    Type:libf
    Creator:fatf
    Size: 58158b, 3recs
    Unique ID: 548920620, card0
    version id: 548

    Attrs-
    Checked : Read Only
    Unchecked : Backup
    Unchecked : Stream
    Unchecked : Hidden
    Unchecked : Bundle
    Unchecked : Recyclable
    Unchecked :Ok Install New
    Unchecked : Reset After Ins.
    Unchecked : Copy Protect
    Unchecked :App Info Dirty
    Unchecked : Launchable

    Unchecked :Open
    Checked : Resource DB

    Dates-
    Created 16/11/05 - 14:08
    Modified 16/11/05 - 14:08
    Backed Up Never - Never


    Well this fat32 file has been given to me by shadowmite. My card still doesn't work. I don't have a card reader, therefor I will test the card tomorrow in a shops card reader.

    But there's a new thing, My Calendar event on Treos mainpage (the one with the dial pad) keeps on blinking now. Kind of a bug...
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    I do notice some difference between your file and the file I have on my recently purchased 700P. This may not be an issue -- for what we need is this data from a 650 user that has fat32 working.

    Size: 58446 b, 3 recs
    UniqueID 543863120, card 0

    Dates:
    Created: 5/1/06 1:27pm
    Modified: 5/1/06 1:27pm
  9. #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by padrinho View Post
    And the details say:
    General -
    Name : Fat32
    Type:libf
    Creator:fatf
    Size: 58158b, 3recs
    Unique ID: 548920620, card0
    version id: 548

    Attrs-
    Checked : Read Only
    Unchecked : Backup
    Unchecked : Stream
    Unchecked : Hidden
    Unchecked : Bundle
    Unchecked : Recyclable
    Unchecked :Ok Install New
    Unchecked : Reset After Ins.
    Unchecked : Copy Protect
    Unchecked :App Info Dirty
    Unchecked : Launchable

    Unchecked :Open
    Checked : Resource DB

    Dates-
    Created 16/11/05 - 14:08
    Modified 16/11/05 - 14:08
    Backed Up Never - Never
    For my Sprint 650, I get the following slightly different numbers for FAT32 with FileZ:
    Size: 58254b, 3recs
    Unique ID: 547419148, card 0
    Version ID: 549

    Created: 6/5/06 15:57
    Modified: 6/5/06 15:57


    Everything else is the same. My copy came from one the the posts here on TreoCentral. I've attached it in case you want to try it. My SanDisk 4GB SDHC seems to be working fine but I added the two additional files included in the 8GB thread as well.
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  10.    #10  
    Before I install this new fat32 file, does it make a difference if you're using a Sprint 650 and I'm using a unlocked Treo 650 ?

    Is this a fat32 file for Sprint users? Is it wise installing it?
  11. #11  
    I was unaware that different Fat32 files were required for different carrier Treos. . . . . did the fat32.prc thread say that. . . .?
  12.    #12  
    Hmm I don't think so. Actually I don't know if the carrier is important. I just hada doubt when shadowmite asked me my carrier and gave me that file. I had a very very short discussion with him on irc.

    So I will try this new fat32 file and let you guys know.
  13.    #13  
    Well no change. Inserting the 4gb card makes the treo bootlooping.

    I'll test the card tomorrow with a card reader.

    Thank you all!
  14.    #14  
    Ok Folks

    It's confirmed, the card is dead!!! I informed the seller and hope I'll get a working one now...

    Sorry for wasting you guys time! And thanks for the help, I apreciate it.
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    I just had total success modifying my ROM for FAT32 and I have a 4GB transcend 150x card in it working flawlessly - Now I can put my Silicon skin on and leave it be!
    Last edited by Scrufboy; 02/12/2007 at 10:43 AM.
  16. #16  
    No Problem! Just glad the solution was found. Enjoy the 4GB when it gets replaced.

    Cheers, Perry.

    Quote Originally Posted by padrinho View Post
    Ok Folks

    It's confirmed, the card is dead!!! I informed the seller and hope I'll get a working one now...

    Sorry for wasting you guys time! And thanks for the help, I apreciate it.
    Last edited by gtwo; 02/12/2007 at 11:41 AM.
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    The Sandisk Ultra II 4GB SD card(if you got a real one) is SDHC, so you'll have to add a couple more files to your ROM, and remove one. There are some 4GB cards that aren't SDHC, but the Sandisk isn't one of them.

    From this thread:

    Follow these steps to equip your treo650 with SDHC capabilities:

    1. Use the ROMTool to ensure you have a good back up of your ROM just incase things go sour.
    2. Start by removing from ROM "MMCBulverdeIntelDrv_Device.prc" (according to shadowmite, this is the file that is the driver for the current sd card host controller)
    3. Add to ROM(from the previously downloaded zip files): "FAT32.prc", "SlotDriver_SDIO-sdsd.prc" and "SmartTextEngine_Device.prc"
    4. Upload ROM with new files installed.
    5. Verify SD card works(legacy cards are still usable on this back compatible file system).
    6. Verify new SDHC card works. (the simple fact that the SDHC card is readable in the treo means its fully capable of writing to it and working properly. if installing an 8gb SDHC card, treo will only display up to 4gb capacity but i assure you, all 8gb is useable.)
    7. Enjoy massive amounts of storage spacewith SDHC cards courtesy Euroclie/jamesgangut(file extracting/hosting) and EazyE (installation/testing) and MFB (installation, testing, procedure revision)
  18.    #18  
    Hello!
    So I've got a SDHC card hein? Dunno, will know once I'll have the new card. It might take another two weeks ... xiiiii

    Greetings,

    padrinho
  19. #19  
    Quote Originally Posted by padrinho View Post
    Hello!
    So I've got a SDHC card hein? Dunno, will know once I'll have the new card. It might take another two weeks ... xiiiii

    Greetings,

    padrinho
    You are missing something here mate!.

    FAT32.prc alone enables usage of larger than 2GB SD cards Like the 4GB 150X Transcend SD card in my TREO.

    SD and SDHC are not the same thing.

    SDHC is new technology that boasts the possibility of a 32 GB card by the end of 2007.

    For SDHC - You need 2 addtional files - not just the FAT32.prc

    DO a search for 8 GB SDHC
  20.    #20  
    Thanks. But I know. I'm not missing anything, I've got the files I'll need to add if it's an SDHC card.

    32GB possible by the end of 2007 hein? That sounds interesting, and that means that 8 or 16 GB would be kind of cheap at that time... Will see...

    Cheers
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