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

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By EqUaTe, Junior Member on 27th April 2014, 08:18 PM
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1st May 2014, 01:18 AM |#21  
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Well, even with the latest vodafone uk rom I get the same thing.. Grr.

Anyone got any bright ideas?
 
 
1st May 2014, 01:52 AM |#22  
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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)
1st May 2014, 07:55 AM |#23  
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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.
3rd May 2014, 11:18 AM |#24  
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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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9th May 2014, 12:07 AM |#25  
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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.
2nd May 2015, 04:34 PM |#26  
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Originally Posted by EqUaTe

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)

/dev/mmcblk0p10 is a non-existing block device
/dev/block/mmcblk0p10 is the right-one for the mentioned preload partition.
solution: use the most recent TWRP2-recovery with which you are able to format /dev/block/mmcblk0p10 with make_ext4fs (of course /preload must be umounted)

using twrp adb-recovery is most convenient to do so.
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