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    I would like to be able to access the flash card like a HD. Be able to store programs on the flash, ect.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~it would be nice to save ota programs to it. Just in case u wipe phone.

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    You can't do this on a blackberry.~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    you cant do ota but you can transfer your files via usb onto the memory card, thats what I do with my pearl
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    I also use my 8830 flash card like a HD via the USB. You cannot have the BlackBerry Desktop software running at the same time. First you must install the USB drivers, which usually occurs when you install the Desktop. On your BlackBerry, select "Media card" on the Option window. Turn on support for the media card and mass storage, plus auto-enable mass storage. That's it. When you connect your BlackBerry to the computer's USB, it will show up in My Computer as an additional hard drive. I don't have encryption turned on and I recall formatting the media card, but I think that was done on the BlackBerry the first time I used it. Let us know what happens. ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Allowing access to run applications off the MicroSD card would open a whole world of vulnerabilities. Not sure this will ever be possible.

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    eBoostr, no r...you can use a flash drive too! I got 2 xtra gigs. hehe
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    You can store and access anything you want on it. I have programs I access daily store on mine. I can't access them on my phone but once I plug the BB in it is recognized as an external device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saukrateaz View Post
    You can store and access anything you want on it. I have programs I access daily store on mine. I can't access them on my phone but once I plug the BB in it is recognized as an external device.
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    Exactly. Which is all I think he meant anyway.

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    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~yea I found a cool litte program called allway sync which I have set to sync my itunes podcst to my bb so I'm always up to date. It runs off the sd card. And I'm sure I could set it up like my thumb drive if I really wanted to

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    Quote Originally Posted by th577 View Post
    I would like to be able to access the flash card like a HD. Be able to store programs on the flash, ect.
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    No Problem _You _Can_ Do This.

    Here are the steps.

    Options / Media Card /
    Auto Enable Mass Storage Mode When Connected (Yes) / Save / Exit Options.

    Now the next time you connect your BB to your computer via USB cable a dialog box will open saying " Open Folder to view files using Windows Explorer (OK)

    You can now open one more windows explorer window on your computer, tile the two windows vertically, side by side.

    Now you click on the BlackBerry folder, and inside is nested five folders.
    • Music
    • Pictures
    • Ringtones
    • System
    • Videos
    At this point you can create a folder with whatever name you wish to store your files.

    What I really like about this choice is:

    1) I can copy any data onto the card, just like an external hard drive.

    2) I can drag large quantites of pictures from my computer into the "Pictures Folder" quickly. It's must faster than using the desktop mgr to do transfer files.

    Now when I'm out, if I'm at a friends and want to show them something that I've saved to the card I simply plug my BB into their computer with a USB cable and my data is there.

    Hope this helps you.

    Cheers!


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    Quote Originally Posted by reddog187 View Post
    Allowing access to run applications off the MicroSD card would open a whole world of vulnerabilities. Not sure this will ever be possible.
    This is sooo true...


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    I retrospect, I realize that I overlooked the part of the OP's question that mentioned storing "programs" on the card.

    I read the question too fast, as wanting to be able to access the card as a HD, then immediately posted instructions for that. This is a practice I highly discourage. Keeping with the proper use of the card which is to store files, not progams.

    Sorry for the error in my original post here.

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    Allowing access to run applications off the MicroSD card would open a whole world of vulnerabilities. Not sure this will ever be possible.
    for that reason is why they still havent made it available. it will cause crash after crash

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    Programs won't be able to "run" off the card per se.

    Remember that a ton of programs need a registry key and specific things like that.

    You would be better off gettin a mini hard drive or flash drive, IMO.

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