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Old 01-09-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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Preparing to Root question

I seem to have all I need to root my NC except I'm not sure about my microSD
card. In the instructions, it suggest a class 6 SD card. It states that anything
less may not work.

What are your experiences in this matter?

My card is a Sandisk 8gb HC unit. It has a semi-circle with a 2 inside so I
assume it is a class 2. I didn't even see any at the BB site quoting anything
higher than a 4.

I will not go out and spend a lot of money for a class 6 card if it proves to be
necessary.

Thanks.
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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I am getting ready to root my NC as well. And I too only had a Class 2 card - but I didn't want to risk any frustration.

I went to 4 stores yesterday - found one Class 6 card at Office Max - it was $44, but included a reader (and was 8GB).

But I found what I think is a Class 6 4GB at Staples.com for $18 (no reader though)
http://www.staples.com/Staples-Relay...P1987:CL163931

The description doesn't include what class it is - but image clearly shows a circle with a 6 on the actual card.

Also, I think Amazon has some Class 6 cards that are in the $20 range.
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I have no idea what class card I used....it's very old, I used the 1GB card from my phone....It doesn't say what class it is....unless you can tell by these numbers (these are imprinted on the card)

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SD-C01G Taiwain

Since rooting, I bought a 8GB card, from Walmart.....I don't even see where it states what class that card is.....on the card or the packaging.....I haven't had to re-root with it.....
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I have no idea what class card I used....it's very old, I used the 1GB card from my phone....It doesn't say what class it is....unless you can tell by these numbers (these are imprinted on the card)

1GB
MicroSD
0809CA9719A
SD-C01G Taiwain

Since rooting, I bought a 8GB card, from Walmart.....I don't even see where it states what class that card is.....on the card or the packaging.....I haven't had to re-root with it.....
If it doesn't specify the class, it is most likely class 2. I rooted mine with a class 4. Personally, I do not see how the class could affect the rooting, at worst it would take longer to finish the process.
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If it doesn't specify the class, it is most likely class 2. I rooted mine with a class 4. Personally, I do not see how the class could affect the rooting, at worst it would take longer to finish the process.
I didn't seem to have any major issues when rooting.....if it took longer than usual, I wouldn't know.....


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In the instructions, it suggest a class 6 SD card. It states that anything less may not work.
Thanks.
I guess I missed that suggestion, I'd have probably went out searching for a class 6 card before rooting, had I noticed it.....(same as your doing)
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:35 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.

I was hoping to hear from people that had used something less than class 6.
I'll assume I have.

After pulling out half my hair and carving pretty pictures on my forearm, I have
given up my local phone search. No one out there understands what "class 6"
even means. They are nice enough people so I won't rag on them, but I do wish
the stores that sell these products would give their sales people a little training
about what they're selling; albeit most shoppers don't know or care how fast the
cards read or write.
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Old 01-09-2011, 03:52 PM   #7
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I used and older 256MB micro sd card and it rooted fine. Of course now I want a bigger card, but for the purposes of rooting, I don't think class number is a big deal.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:19 PM   #11
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I was successful

Thanks all, and welcome back SCION.

The card worked fine but earlier I was unable to download the auto-rooter file.
I guess it was bogged down; maybe a lot of new Nooks exploring new possibilities.

So I decided to use the "bare bones" file. That didn't seem to do anything
except make my screen flicker. Not bad but I noticed it. Then I just did a hard
reset and took it back to basics. Later I was able to get the auto and that worked flawlessly. The first thing I did was get Angry Birds. Foolish I guess
but it did prove to me all was working.

At least I can say for a fact, that my class 2 card worked fine.
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But I found what I think is a Class 6 4GB at Staples.com for $18 (no reader though)
http://www.staples.com/Staples-Relay...P1987:CL163931

The description doesn't include what class it is - but image clearly shows a circle with a 6 on the actual card.
If you Zoom View the picture, it does say the word "Class" right before the 6-in-a-circle.......
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