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[Q] I9300 stuck in recovery or download (softbrick?)

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Well, even with the latest vodafone uk rom I get the same thing.. Grr.

Anyone got any bright ideas?
 
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Hm.. This is interesting..

If I put CWM recovery on, and try to format /preload it fails - make_ext4fs failed on /dev/block/mmcblk0p10
Showing the log, I get the following:

Formatting /preload...
E:format_volume: make_ext4fs failed on /dev/mmcblk0p10
Error formatting /preload!
Block size: 4096
Blocks per group: 32768
Inodes per group: 7168
Inode size: 256
Journal blocks: 2240
Label:
Blocks: 143360
Block groups: 5
Reserved block group size: 39
error: make_ext4fs_internal: cannot lookup security context for /preload/
E:format_volume: make_ext4fs failed on /dev/mmcblk0p10
Error formatting /preload!


Seems interesting.. Wonder if a restructured pit with that partition moved elsewhere on the device might help? (presuming such is possible)
 
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Seems interesting.. Wonder if a restructured pit with that partition moved elsewhere on the device might help? (presuming such is possible)
Further reading says no, it's an selinux thing with some recoveries. D'oh.
 
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Still stuck with this.. Interestingly, heimdall can't flash the various pit files - I get "ERROR: Failed to confirm end of PIT file transfer!" with all the ones I've tried.
Is anyone with a working 16GB i9300 able to pull out their pit file with heimdall and attach it?


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Well, at this point I've given up.. Nothing has made the damned bit of difference, so it'll get consigned to the waste pile most likely.

I suspect that all that is left is some sort of device that can do more, such as the z3x flasher, but frankly that's too much work and cost. Oh well.
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