SD card requirement

Hi all,

I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD card. Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or not?

Thanks,

Calum

Hi Calum,

Sorry that I cannot give you a 100% definitive answer, but it looks like
the SD card requirement is no longer valid.

  • Despite having only 2GB left on my phone's memory, ODK Collect
    'installed itself' on my phone's memory (not the SD card).
    I use a phone with a SD card and plenty of space on it, and ODK runs
    from the build-in memory.
    My phone runs on Android 6 and ODK Collect runs without any problems.

  • According to the link below, ODK Collect works fine on a OnePlus One
    phone (without SD card)

http://support.kobotoolbox.org/customer/portal/questions/11455743-record-location-kobocollect

Good Luck!
Rob

··· On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:52:38 AM UTC+10, Calum Handforth wrote: > > Hi all, > > I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD card. > Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or not? > > Thanks, > > Calum > >

Hi Calum,

See here https://opendatakit.org/use/collect/for a response to this. The
ODK website says:

"There must be an external SDCard on the device. Most Android 4.x devices
have one of these built-in. Older Android 2.x devices generally do not and
require that one be installed (typically in a slot near your SIM card). If
ODK Collect fails to start, it is likely because the SDCard has become
unseated or is missing. Re-seat or install the SDCard and try again."

The OnePlus version of Android is higher than 4 so you should be able to
install ODK without an SD Card.

Sam

··· On Monday, 5 December 2016 21:52:38 UTC+2, Calum Handforth wrote: > > Hi all, > > I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD card. > Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or not? > > Thanks, > > Calum > >

Hello,

OnePlus Three user here. No issues with loading and running ODK on the
device!

··· On Tuesday, 6 December 2016 01:22:38 UTC+5:30, Calum Handforth wrote: > > Hi all, > > I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD card. > Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or not? > > Thanks, > > Calum > >

Hi Robby,

Thanks for the quick reply, and the promising answer! Have you tried
opening/running ODK without the SD card installed at all?

Best,

Calum

··· On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 1:38:43 AM UTC, Robby wrote: > > Hi Calum, > > Sorry that I cannot give you a 100% definitive answer, but it looks like > the SD card requirement is no longer valid. > > - Despite having only 2GB left on my phone's memory, ODK Collect > 'installed itself' on my phone's memory (not the SD card). > I use a phone with a SD card and plenty of space on it, and ODK runs > from the build-in memory. > My phone runs on Android 6 and ODK Collect runs without any problems. > > - According to the link below, ODK Collect works fine on a OnePlus One > phone (without SD card) > > http://support.kobotoolbox.org/customer/portal/questions/11455743-record-location-kobocollect > > Good Luck! > Rob > > > On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 5:52:38 AM UTC+10, Calum Handforth wrote: >> >> Hi all, >> >> I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD card. >> Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or not? >> >> Thanks, >> >> Calum >> >>

Calum,

ODK Collect saves to whatever directory the device reports when we
call getExternalStorageDirectory(). On older Android devices, that is
the removable SD card (which is why the ODK website says that). On
newer devices, it's the internal storage. On some Samsung devices,
it's a folder on the internal SD card.

If your phone has no SD card slot, ODK should work just fine. It'll
save to internal memory.

Yaw

··· On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Sam Phiri wrote: > Hi Calum, > > See here for a response to this. The ODK website says: > > "There must be an external SDCard on the device. Most Android 4.x devices > have one of these built-in. Older Android 2.x devices generally do not and > require that one be installed (typically in a slot near your SIM card). If > ODK Collect fails to start, it is likely because the SDCard has become > unseated or is missing. Re-seat or install the SDCard and try again." > > The OnePlus version of Android is higher than 4 so you should be able to > install ODK without an SD Card. > > Sam > > > On Monday, 5 December 2016 21:52:38 UTC+2, Calum Handforth wrote: >> >> Hi all, >> >> I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD card. >> Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or not? >> >> Thanks, >> >> Calum > > -- > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "ODK Community" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

Hi Anubhav,

Thanks for bumping this (and for confirming), I'd forgotten about this
topic. I've now bought my OnePlus 3T (highly recommended) and can also
confirm that there's no issues with ODK.

Calum

··· On Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:04:00 AM UTC, Anubhav Vanamamalai wrote: > > Hello, > > OnePlus Three user here. No issues with loading and running ODK on the > device! > > On Tuesday, 6 December 2016 01:22:38 UTC+5:30, Calum Handforth wrote: >> >> Hi all, >> >> I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD card. >> Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or not? >> >> Thanks, >> >> Calum >> >>

Hi all,

Thanks for confirming this. I was a little confused as the OnePlus doesn't
have an internal SD card as part of its memory, but glad to hear it'll work
alright.

Calum

··· On Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:38:29 PM UTC, Yaw Anokwa wrote: > > Calum, > > ODK Collect saves to whatever directory the device reports when we > call getExternalStorageDirectory(). On older Android devices, that is > the removable SD card (which is why the ODK website says that). On > newer devices, it's the internal storage. On some Samsung devices, > it's a folder on the internal SD card. > > If your phone has no SD card slot, ODK should work just fine. It'll > save to internal memory. > > Yaw > > On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Sam Phiri <mitow...@gmail.com > wrote: > > Hi Calum, > > > > See here for a response to this. The ODK website says: > > > > "There must be an external SDCard on the device. Most Android 4.x > devices > > have one of these built-in. Older Android 2.x devices generally do not > and > > require that one be installed (typically in a slot near your SIM card). > If > > ODK Collect fails to start, it is likely because the SDCard has become > > unseated or is missing. Re-seat or install the SDCard and try again." > > > > The OnePlus version of Android is higher than 4 so you should be able to > > install ODK without an SD Card. > > > > Sam > > > > > > On Monday, 5 December 2016 21:52:38 UTC+2, Calum Handforth wrote: > >> > >> Hi all, > >> > >> I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD > card. > >> Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or > not? > >> > >> Thanks, > >> > >> Calum > > > > -- > > -- > > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com > > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com > > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > > > --- > > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Groups > > "ODK Community" group. > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send > an > > email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com . > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >

Just confirming it does work with phones without the SD card. I am a
developer with a nexus 6p and Android 7.1.1 and it works just fine - this
is given the fact that the Nexus 6p does not have external storage
capability. Adobe person said in this email thread, it just finds its path
and create an ODK directory of its own.

··· sent from my Samsung Tablet

On Dec 8, 2016 7:09 PM, "Calum Handforth" calum.handforth@gmail.com wrote:

Hi all,

Thanks for confirming this. I was a little confused as the OnePlus
doesn't have an internal SD card as part of its memory, but glad to hear
it'll work alright.

Calum

On Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:38:29 PM UTC, Yaw Anokwa wrote:

Calum,

ODK Collect saves to whatever directory the device reports when we
call getExternalStorageDirectory(). On older Android devices, that is
the removable SD card (which is why the ODK website says that). On
newer devices, it's the internal storage. On some Samsung devices,
it's a folder on the internal SD card.

If your phone has no SD card slot, ODK should work just fine. It'll
save to internal memory.

Yaw

On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Sam Phiri mitow...@gmail.com wrote:

Hi Calum,

See here for a response to this. The ODK website says:

"There must be an external SDCard on the device. Most Android 4.x
devices
have one of these built-in. Older Android 2.x devices generally do not
and
require that one be installed (typically in a slot near your SIM card).
If
ODK Collect fails to start, it is likely because the SDCard has become
unseated or is missing. Re-seat or install the SDCard and try again."

The OnePlus version of Android is higher than 4 so you should be able
to
install ODK without an SD Card.

Sam

On Monday, 5 December 2016 21:52:38 UTC+2, Calum Handforth wrote:

Hi all,

I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD
card.

Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or
not?

Thanks,

Calum

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Great! Thanks for confirming!

··· On Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 3:54:06 PM UTC, OutSourceRox wrote: > > Just confirming it does work with phones without the SD card. I am a > developer with a nexus 6p and Android 7.1.1 and it works just fine - this > is given the fact that the Nexus 6p does not have external storage > capability. Adobe person said in this email thread, it just finds its path > and create an ODK directory of its own. > > sent from my Samsung Tablet > > On Dec 8, 2016 7:09 PM, "Calum Handforth" <calum.h...@gmail.com > wrote: > >> Hi all, >> >> Thanks for confirming this. I was a little confused as the OnePlus >> doesn't have an internal SD card as part of its memory, but glad to hear >> it'll work alright. >> >> Calum >> >> On Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 2:38:29 PM UTC, Yaw Anokwa wrote: >>> >>> Calum, >>> >>> ODK Collect saves to whatever directory the device reports when we >>> call getExternalStorageDirectory(). On older Android devices, that is >>> the removable SD card (which is why the ODK website says that). On >>> newer devices, it's the internal storage. On some Samsung devices, >>> it's a folder on the internal SD card. >>> >>> If your phone has no SD card slot, ODK should work just fine. It'll >>> save to internal memory. >>> >>> Yaw >>> >>> On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 9:26 AM, Sam Phiri wrote: >>> > Hi Calum, >>> > >>> > See here for a response to this. The ODK website says: >>> > >>> > "There must be an external SDCard on the device. Most Android 4.x >>> devices >>> > have one of these built-in. Older Android 2.x devices generally do not >>> and >>> > require that one be installed (typically in a slot near your SIM >>> card). If >>> > ODK Collect fails to start, it is likely because the SDCard has become >>> > unseated or is missing. Re-seat or install the SDCard and try again." >>> > >>> > The OnePlus version of Android is higher than 4 so you should be able >>> to >>> > install ODK without an SD Card. >>> > >>> > Sam >>> > >>> > >>> > On Monday, 5 December 2016 21:52:38 UTC+2, Calum Handforth wrote: >>> >> >>> >> Hi all, >>> >> >>> >> I'm looking to invest in a OnePlus phone and it has no external SD >>> card. >>> >> Will ODK still function, perhaps mapped to a different directory, or >>> not? >>> >> >>> >> Thanks, >>> >> >>> >> Calum >>> > >>> > -- >>> > -- >>> > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com >>> > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com >>> > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >>> > >>> > --- >>> > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>> Groups >>> > "ODK Community" group. >>> > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>> an >>> > email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com. >>> > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >>> >> -- >> -- >> Post: opend...@googlegroups.com >> Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com >> Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en >> >> --- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "ODK Community" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> >