GoPro SD Backup2Phone Free
Quickly backup your GoPro Hero SD card to your phone.
This is the free trial version of the GoPro SD Backup2Phone 480p app.
It is not time limited, but has got limited functionality, as listed below.
* Please note that the video shown here is of the full version of the app.
This app provides a quick and easy way to back up your GoPro Hero3 (or other Hero model) memory card to your Android device.
You will need an OTG USB cable and a card reader (or Micro USB card reader) to mount your GoPro's SD card on your phone. OTG USB cables can be found in eBay for less than $5.
It's designed specifically with the GoPro Hero3 in mind, but will work with any Hero card you can mount on your Android device.
GoPro SD cards are automatically detected, and only the media files will be copied to your device's storage.
* Important notice about card detection:
If your GoPro SD card is not automatically detected by the app, chances are your phone's ROM is mounting USB external devices in some subdirectory of the internal memory, rather than in the standard Android mnt directory.
If you are experiencing this problem, please email me.
This app was optimized for a 480p screen resolution(such as found on the Samsung Galaxy S2), but should work with any Android device that supports USB OTG and have a similar display resolution.
Devices with different screens may not display the app's menus properly but should still work, as long as OTG is supported.
* Your phone must support USB OTG (USB on the go).
* You must have a USB OTG cable and a USB card reader, or a micro USB card reader.
* You will have to know your phone's storage mount name (emmc, sdcard, ext_sd etc) to set up the backup storage location.
* Backup all media files from your GoPro Hero3 or other Hero models SD into your phone's storage memory.
* Backup files of one type only (photos, videos, video thumbnails or Low Resolution Videos), or any combination of types.
* Selectable destination storage (internal phone storage or expansion card).
* Destination folder is automatically named by date and time, and placed in "gopro backups" parent folder.
* Progress bar
* This free version can copy up to 30 photos and 3 videos, from one media folder only.
If you have more than one media folder (###GOPRO folders within the DCIM folder) on your SD card, only files from the 1st media folder will be copied.
If you have more than 30 photos in your 1st media folder, only the 1st 30 photos will be copied.
If you have more than 3 videos in your 1st media folder, only the 1st 3 videos will be copied.
* USB OTG data rate is slow. Live with it. It may take 10 minutes to copy 1GB.
* Not all OTG cables and card readers created equal!
Some will be slow to copy, drain battery in minutes, dismount the SD card, cause random reboots, or any combination of the above. Avoid using fancy readers with LEDs and hubs, they are power hungry and will cause you grief.
Test yours and change the OTG/card reader or both if you are having issues.
To conserve battery, remove your OTG when copy is finished.
* If your backup storage is full, the app will report a successful copy, but the destination folder will have partial or no data. Free some space then try again.
* Large capacity memory cards consume more power. If your device behave nicely with smaller capacity cards but become unstable with the big ones, avoid using them.
* Data stored on the SD card, outside of the ###GOPRO folder will NOT be copied.
* Touching the BACK button will make the graphic interface disappear, but the app will not terninate. If a backup was in progress when this happened, it will complete successfully without any visual progress indication, then a copy-finished notification will show.