WP7: What happens when you remove the memory card?


This seems like a stupid question, given that there’s no requirement to have removable/expandable memory, but on some developer devices, the memory cards can be either removed or knocked a little so they no longer make contact, and therefore cannot be loaded from.

Interestingly, what happens is the phone reboots with no complaints, and you get stock WP7, with none of the customisations, and none of your contacts/data. That, and there’s apparently 20MB of memory in a Samsung developer device.

What’s more intriguing, is when the memory card is replaced, the device booted normally, and all the data was back. Nothing had to be done to make this behaviour happen.

This may only happen on some devices in some circumstances, and we can’t be held accountable if you remove the memory card and lose your data, but it’s a very interesting result for a device that is in theory unable to support memory cards.

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