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[Q] Total Space only 4GB

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23rd January 2014, 12:37 AM   |  #1  
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16GB S3 i9300, Temasek CM11 Rom
I can't get the /data partition to recognize as anything other than 4GB. I've used Mega Wipe, flashed a stock 4.3 rom w Odin, wiped data, formatted data, flashed a pit file in Odin. I don't see any backups, Disk Usage only sees the partition as 4GB. I've done this all many times just to make sure.

My mmcblk0 partition says unmounted and is 7.5GB. Could this be my issue?
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23rd January 2014, 07:31 AM   |  #2  
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16GB S3 i9300
I can't get the /data partition to recognize as anything other than 4GB. I've used Mega Wipe, flashed a stock 4.3 rom w Odin, wiped data, formatted data, flashed a pit file in Odin. I don't see any backups, Disk Usage only sees the partition as 4GB. I've done this all many times just to make sure.

My mmcblk0 partition says unmounted and is 7.5GB. Could this be my issue?


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23rd January 2014, 12:51 PM   |  #3  
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Flashing a pit file is a last resort on a total brick, it could have been just legacy data held when you updated from 4.1.

Try the rescue firmware, in general thread, if formatting the internal sd card didn't help.

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23rd January 2014, 08:13 PM   |  #4  
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I tried the 4.3 Korean Rescue Firmware. Still no go. Only 4GB data partition. My phone is made in China, I'm wondering if that is why. It doesn't appear to be fake as it's taken every rom I've ever flashed to it no problem. I wish there was a little partitioning program so I could see if there's extra umounted space there. I just feel like I'm about out of options, I'm not sure what else to try. Maybe the 4.1.2 rescue rom?

Just tried 4.2.1, no go with that one either
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I tried the 4.3 Korean Rescue Firmware. Still no go. Only 4GB data partition. My phone is made in China, I'm wondering if that is why. It doesn't appear to be fake as it's taken every rom I've ever flashed to it no problem. I wish there was a little partitioning program so I could see if there's extra umounted space there. I just feel like I'm about out of options, I'm not sure what else to try. Maybe the 4.1.2 rescue rom?

Just tried 4.2.1, no go with that one either


I'm dealing with the exact same issue on a SGH-T999. It's a 32GB phone but is only registering 11.95GB. When I look at mmcblk0 it says it's unmounted (see attached screenshot). I've done many of the steps you have and still no dice. Not sure where to go from here. I hope you and I get answers to our problems.
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I'm dealing with the exact same issue on a SGH-T999. It's a 32GB phone but is only registering 11.95GB. When I look at mmcblk0 it says it's unmounted (see attached screenshot). I've done many of the steps you have and still no dice. Not sure where to go from here. I hope you and I get answer to our problem.

I flashed my phone what seemed like 100 times trying everything everyone told me to do and I gave up. My phone is only 4GB but everything works, oh well! I wasted about 100 hours messing with it and nothing can make this 16GB, or ~11GB anyway. I'm hoping to pick up a bigger SD card when I get back in the states as my 16GB is about full, too.
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I flashed my phone what seemed like 100 times trying everything everyone told me to do and I gave up. My phone is only 4GB but everything works, oh well! I wasted about 100 hours messing with it and nothing can make this 16GB, or ~11GB anyway. I'm hoping to pick up a bigger SD card when I get back in the states as my 16GB is about full, too.

shiggins,

I finally figured this out and fixed my phone. I know you tried several things. So, let me run past you the solution that worked for me.

I located the appropriate .PIT file for my phone (S3 T999 UVDMD5). Then I flashed the stock rom with root (i.e. root66 ROM) with the PIT file. After I flashed it with the correct PIT file, I got my storage back. Have you tried this?

If you have and it didn't work, it's probably because you didn't have a good or the correct PIT file for your phone. Let me know if you want further direction and I'll do my best to assist.
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shiggins,

I finally figured this out and fixed my phone. I know you tried several things. So, let me run past you the solution that worked for me.

I located the appropriate .PIT file for my phone (S3 T999 UVDMD5). Then I flashed the stock rom with root (i.e. root66 ROM) with the PIT file. After I flashed it with the correct PIT file, I got my storage back. Have you tried this?

If you have and it didn't work, it's probably because you didn't have a good or the correct PIT file for your phone. Let me know if you want further direction and I'll do my best to assist.

I know this worked for you but I would use extreme caution here! Flashing pit files is only to be used as a last resort! ( To recover from a hard brick)...
Recommending to flash pit files when (1) Your phone is fully working apart from minor issues is very bad. or (2) When your phone is not hard bricked...It's not just you I see many posts where people just recommend flashing pit files and they don't realize the consequences Flash At Your Own Risk!!
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I know this worked for you but I would use extreme caution here! Flashing pit files is only to be used as a last resort! ( To recover from a hard brick)...
Recommending to flash pit files when (1) Your phone is fully working apart from minor issues is very bad. or (2) When your phone is not hard bricked...It's not just you I see many posts where people just recommend flashing pit files and they don't realize the consequences Flash At Your Own Risk!!

I did flash a pit file a few times that said it was from a 16GB i9300 but that didn't seem to change my NAND partition size. I've pretty much given up, if I have a lot of extra time on my hands in the future, I may try this whole thing again but in the end I was unsuccessful and I'm usually very persistent in troubleshooting phone issues. Thanks for the advice, everyone, though.

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