How To Access the Pine Phone Auxillary microSD Without Removing Card
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I would like to use the Pine Phone auxiliary microSD slot with a memory card as external storage for data files. I would like to access the auxiliary microSD card from a laptop to transfer and manage files. Is there an easy way to do this with the card in the phone? I can take the card out and use a card reader, but from a typical user perspective that is not good workflow. When i use the tow-boot like functionality in Mobian at boot i only see the internal eMMC memory as a storage device from a Mac or Windows laptop, the auxiliary microSD is not shown. The Mobian Phosh Portfolio app can see the auxiliary microSD which is formatted as FAT to be compatible with Mac and Windows. I am unable to connect the phone to a Linux virtual machine so cannot evaluate things using Linux. Any help is appreciated.
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Maybe an option is to mount the SD in your phone's filesystem, then leave the SD in the phone and scp files from your laptop to the phone over wifi. I've done that to manage a SD full of music files on my PP before. There probably are GUI file managers that can do something similar.

You also could mount the SD over the network on your Mac/Windows laptop and transfer the files that way, i think SMB (Samba) might be one protocol that could work, there are a few others.

Many ways to skin this cat Smile.
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not sure if this would help but look up microsd card extenders, they are like little cables that plug in to microsd slot and I thought about having one stick out the side on the Pinephone, but it seemed easier to either just open the Pinephone up and take the MicroSD card out or transfer files via SSH or something like that.
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