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Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2017-02-21, 17:43 PM

I just bought this tablet. Resolution is great. So, it it obvious you would use it to watch full HD videos and movies. And for doing this, you have to manage heavey files. So, Why in this world, in 2017, it is not possible to add files larger than 4 Gb to this product? Why it is only possible to formatt microsd card in fat32??

 

Terrible!!!

 

I think if this does not have an answer very soon, I will be force to return this tablet. I guess it is easier to get rid of this limitation reprogramming the android OS by a simple patch, if Lenovo cares about something so simple.

 

It is the first time I hace a product with this kind of problem. Imagine, only Fat32... I mean, really??? In a 3g ram, full and amazing hd resolution screen???

 

Please, any suggestion?

 

Or the only solution is rooting (I don't know how to do that, I would return it (thanks amazon) with a total refund if there is not other solution.

 

Thanks in advance

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Re: Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2017-02-22, 16:48 PM

Hey,

FAT32 doesn't allow to transfer more than 4 gb at a time. You can format it in NTFS right?

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Re: Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2017-02-22, 17:13 PM

Hello, Guru, thanks for your reply.

 

It is not possible to format micro sd in other format than fat 32, because if you format it in NTFS or exfat, Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus won't recognize it and demand to format. When the android system format it, the result is a fat32.

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Re: Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2017-02-23, 7:03 AM

USE ES file manager app,

you can read the NTFS formatted SD card.

However, writing is not permitted, only reading.

 

 

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Re: Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2017-02-23, 15:08 PM

Thank you, mintz99.

 

I tried that, but it won't work, because the system dos not allow other format than fat32 for a micrds. I guess Lenovo did not pay the license fee to microsoft in order to have exfat, for example.

 

In Es File Explorer, the sd card wont show.

 

I am looking a solution without rooting

 

Thanks again

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Re: Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2017-02-27, 5:53 AM

Hello

 

Any update about this?

 

Thank you

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Re: Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2017-04-07, 0:16 AM

This is same situation with Yoga Book Android (YB1-X90F) and I agree that, in this day and age, limiting format to FAT32 is unacceptable.  I just sold my SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB S, and it would accept any format you threw at it.  To find out that the Lenovo Yoga Book doesn't work with files greater than 4GB is blatant false advertising given that they describe the features of a full-HD display with "immersive audio." Am I supposed to revel in 480P video on this device with such backward hardware compatibility?

 

It's just not a media device.  Buyer's remorse on the second day already.

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Re: Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2017-04-07, 19:19 PM

Yes, I agree. I returned mine, with a shame, because screen and sound was fantastic... But out of sync!! Also, the official support in spain (where I live) told me they could not help me because the tablet had no warranty in spain because it was from France. I mean... What??? I bought it on amazon.es (spain), I did not know it was from france. So, these people washed their hands as Poncio Pilatos and told me that. I returned the tablet to amazon and they made the refund.

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Re: Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2017-04-11, 20:37 PM

A very odd thing: with usb otg the tablet can read NTFS formatted flash drives <( even if it complains) and i watched a 11gb movie

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Re: Yoga Tab 3 PLUS MicroSD card formatted in FAT32 (Ridiculous) Files larger than 4GB not allowed!!

2018-04-01, 13:02 PM

I created an account just to post this to Lenovo. Having created an amazing tablet with great speakers and battery life but then screw it up with a backwards file format of fat32 is a ridiculous decision. If I were the product manager this definitely wouldn't have happened. I purchased this tablet originally to replace my Samsung note 10.1 2014. However I have now returned this to get the Tab 3 instead. Such a shame Lenovo.

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