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Hi all, this is my first post here. Unfortunately it is an issue, but I have been flashing roms for a while now.

So last night after flashing Ditto Note for my note 2 on att, I decided I didn't like it and wanted to revert back to my previous rom. However, when I am trying to format data in recovery it just hangs. I have tried both on CWM and TWRP... twrp says: "error too many open files"

And obviously this issue has caused many other issues for me such as being unable to flash anything else as anything else will just get stuck on the bootscreen.

I remember somewhere that there is a flashable zip that will specifically format everything for you, but I dont remember what this was called.

But any help would be great

Flashed stock 4.3 via Odin and it still doesn't boot past samsung screen
 
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Just tried using zoot's super wipe
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1983489

and once again it is stuck on data wipe
 
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Hi all, this is my first post here. Unfortunately it is an issue, but I have been flashing roms for a while now.

So last night after flashing Ditto Note for my note 2 on att, I decided I didn't like it and wanted to revert back to my previous rom. However, when I am trying to format data in recovery it just hangs. I have tried both on CWM and TWRP... twrp says: "error too many open files"

And obviously this issue has caused many other issues for me such as being unable to flash anything else as anything else will just get stuck on the bootscreen.

I remember somewhere that there is a flashable zip that will specifically format everything for you, but I dont remember what this was called.

But any help would be great

Flashed stock 4.3 via Odin and it still doesn't boot past samsung screen
Did you make a backup or anything you can try to just do to maybe fix the bad files that didn't wanna delete

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Yes I have tried doing a restore.
IN specifics this is the exact log I am getting from as soon as i start it up TWRP:

E:error opening '/data/data/com.google.android.marvin.talkback////////////////
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E: error: Too many open files

I tried deleting this folder from twrp file manager and the phone just reboots
 
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In twrp try just deleting just that file maybe if you haven't already

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I've tried TWRP and Aroma file manager now. Aroma file manager detected over 998 files in that folder until it froze... I've also tried moving the folder into my external SD card in which case there also happens to be 335 files until it froze as well.

How does a rom manage to install thousands of blank folders??
 
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Are you able to flash a rom or you stuck at the recovery?

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Are you able to flash a rom or you stuck at the recovery?

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Yes. I have flashed and booted into a Rom a couple times while having this 'data wipe' issue. However i feel like it is the luck of the draw because sometimes it boots, other times it hangs at the samsung screen lol

Should I go ahead and try to install a rom?
 
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Is the "wipe" command issued by the recovery simply "rm -rf" or an actual format command with mkfs.ext4?
My phones: Galaxy Note II SGH-T889V (with LTE enabled / ext4 SD card support on TouchWiz ROMs), Motorola XT-1045 Moto G LTE (TWRP)
Previous phones: Nexus S GT-I9020A, Galaxy Gio GT-S5660M (Arpeggiomod ROM / Discussion, stock rooted ROM), Motorola XT-1032 Moto G.
Phones for which I play "tech support" for family and friends: Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250, Galaxy Q SGH-T589R, Galaxy 551 GT-I5510M, LG C-800G Eclypse, Motorola XT-1032 Moto G
 
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Is the "wipe" command issued by the recovery simply "rm -rf" or an actual format command with mkfs.ext4?
The logs say that it uses "make_ext4fs function"

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