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Default Unlock your SD card(tested on HD2) after WP7 or Mango installation :)

I am a flash addict and I am sure most of you are. I can't stand a smooth running phone that works flawlessly. If it does, then I must do something to it to destroy it's stability. Well, it's not easy to brick HD2 unless you are a real dummy or like to live very dangerously lolll....even that can be fixed...but it was more difficult for me to find a way to unlock my SD card back to normal after WP7 installation. Some suggested in this forum that some of the cameras and nokia phones will do the trick...I was frustrated when I screwed up my 16GB sd card and could not find that camera or phone...as it won't make sense to buy them to restore a $15 card.....so I gave up on that card until today....I decided to play with WP mango again with the same sd card...resulted in locking it again...my challenge was to succeed unlocking it this time.....followed the same old procedures with no success...I tried and exhausted all options again!!! Then I decided to pop my sd card on my second hd2 which is running android with 4ext recovery installed and try to format it or something....and it worked!!!!! Just repartitioned the card and reformatted and it automatically unlocked it during the process....No step by step by step by step installation of software or reading pages or running codes.....nothing else was needed!
Life is meant to be simple after all
Anyone who is having the same issue with sd card after Windows Phone 7 or 7.5 installation just repartition and reformat your card via 4ext recovery and it will work...nothing else needed :} Good Luck!
All credits to 4ext recovery developer....and the developer must be proud to find this info.


Here is Step by Step process-

If you are running Android NAND and have 4ext recovery installed....then
1. Turn off your device
2. Take out the SD card(if there is any in it) and insert the one you want to unlock/fix
3. Turn on your device HOLD red power button until you get to aMAGLDR v1.13 menu
4. Go to option 8. AD Recovery hit green button for it load
5. Now you should have 4ext recovery(mine is version 2.2.7) menu
6. Scroll down to Advanced
7. Choose> Partition SD Card
8. Choose whatever size you want to first one, second one to be and the rest goes to fat. If you want all in one partition, just choose '0' for the first two and '0' as swap.
9. Follow on screen instruction you may see.....and it will delete all previous partition and create new one
8. NOW go back to main 4ext recovery menu....and format you SD card...AND there it it! Your SD card it back to normal...enjoy
NOTE: I use 4ext recovery that you flash via usb flasher thru magldr NOT the one from market. You can find the flashable one in here. I will try to find the link and post it. BUT it is not and will not be my work!

Here is a link I found....but this NOT what I used. I used this recovery that I found in one ROM link I have tried in the past which I can't think of but I have been using the same recovery since then because it is the BEST with the option of EXT4 file system....the one I have you can directly flash it like any other recovery you normally would to partition NAND to flash NAND Android roms. Nand partition size has nothing to do with sd recovery steps.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1297587

Since I did not use the above option....I won't be much of help. But from my understanding you can use this option to update your current recovery to 4ext recovery and then follow my steps. The app from the market would require to update your current recovery as well to be able to use my method to restore your SD card after WP7 installation Good Luck! Although it is a very simple process to undertake, I am not responsible if you damage your phone or the sd card even more!!!
If someone who has the usb flashable version of 4ext recovery(for HD2) could attach it or provide link that would be great for everyone. Mine is installed in the phone and I don't seem to have that file....too many files I download everyday and must delete them all at some point
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please provide more detail. I downloaded free app from Android "Play Store" market but cannot see where to partition card.

Please provide more detail. i.e. is it free or paid version.

which menu to use etc
 
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I will post detailed step by step soon
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please provide more detail. I downloaded free app from Android "Play Store" market but cannot see where to partition card.

Please provide more detail. i.e. is it free or paid version.

which menu to use etc
I did not install that way(read post) but I think you have to update your recovery to 4ext after you install that app. And after that you can easily try my steps. It will work
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I did not install that way(read post) but I think you have to update your recovery to 4ext after you install that app. And after that you can easily try my steps. It will work
Ok thanks for all your efforts.

It seems to m that you can install 4ext from "android market", load it then choose the first menu option "Online install..." and download the additional 4ext recovery file from there.

But I'm still having problems getting it to load at boot up

Update: No joy. I have Clockworkmod recovery on mine. Installed 4ext but overwrote boot stuff and would not load 4ex. So I need help how to replace Clockworkmod with 4ext or whatever I need to do (I have more expertise in WP7 than Android)
 
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For the HD2 the 4EXT Recovery was originally ported by Dansta34 and i have also seen a variant on Coredroid which looks like it's the same. The Sensation 4EXT from Madmaxx will not work on the HD2.
The HD2 4EXT Recovery can be taken from either Dan's thread (TBD ROM) or from Coredroid, whereas i recommend taking it from Dan as he also took the workload of porting it to the HD2 as far as i know. So he should deserve the Download stats and the credits
I've also got it mirrored in my Signature. Feel free to take it from there. I've got both the CoreDroid and the TBD variant, yet the only difference i can see is the background image. Not sure though.

Once you downloaded that Recovery you can put your HD2 into USB Flasher Mode in Magloader and then flash the Recovery via the included DAF.exe, then proceed with the Steps the OP recommends. Notice: if you flash it for the sole purpose of unlocking your SD-Card, setting the partition sizes in flash.cfg is irrelevant. Just leave them as they are since the Recovery and the partitions will be deleted and set up different from the WP7 flash afterwards.

Since the Threadstarter has contacted me for a link to the files (?? Why is that) i'd like to point out that this Recovery is not a hidden gem but a normal Download for at least two Android ROM's and can be taken in exchange for a THANKS.
I recommened NYSEAN1 to reproduce and verify his findings, as i find it rather strange that noone else has noticed this "function" of the Recovery before. There is quite a large number of people who mess with both android and wp7 and noone has ever noticed that the HD2 can, by means of the 4EXT Recovery, unlock DRM encrypted SD-Cards? Very odd.
Well, if it does actually work, the better it is for us. So, we have to say THANKS to NYSEAN1 for finding out this wonderful trick that saves us from finding an old Nokia phone.

I'd still recommend to post this Info on the SD-Card unlocking threads as this seems the most independent and hassle-free solution to me. But please only after this procedure has been verified by more than just one person to be working as expected.
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The HD2 4EXT Recovery can be taken from either Dan's thread (TBD ROM) or from Coredroid, whereas i recommend taking it from Dan as he also took the workload of porting it to the HD2 as far as i know. So he should deserve the Download stats and the credits.
Many thanks Sneakyghost, this will save others the problems that I have had.


Would you mind providing a link Dan's thread or advise as to which to download from your great site it seems to have a few Xt4 files. Not being an expert, Im not sure which to use.
 
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For the HD2 the 4EXT Recovery was originally ported by Dansta34 and i have also seen a variant on Coredroid which looks like it's the same. The Sensation 4EXT from Madmaxx will not work on the HD2.
The HD2 4EXT Recovery can be taken from either Dan's thread (TBD ROM) or from Coredroid, whereas i recommend taking it from Dan as he also took the workload of porting it to the HD2 as far as i know. So he should deserve the Download stats and the credits
I've also got it mirrored in my Signature. Feel free to take it from there. I've got both the CoreDroid and the TBD variant, yet the only difference i can see is the background image. Not sure though.

Once you downloaded that Recovery you can put your HD2 into USB Flasher Mode in Magloader and then flash the Recovery via the included DAF.exe, then proceed with the Steps the OP recommends. Notice: if you flash it for the sole purpose of unlocking your SD-Card, setting the partition sizes in flash.cfg is irrelevant. Just leave them as they are since the Recovery and the partitions will be deleted and set up different from the WP7 flash afterwards.

Since the Threadstarter has contacted me for a link to the files (?? Why is that) i'd like to point out that this Recovery is not a hidden gem but a normal Download for at least two Android ROM's and can be taken in exchange for a THANKS.
I recommened NYSEAN1 to reproduce and verify his findings, as i find it rather strange that noone else has noticed this "function" of the Recovery before. There is quite a large number of people who mess with both android and wp7 and noone has ever noticed that the HD2 can, by means of the 4EXT Recovery, unlock DRM encrypted SD-Cards? Very odd.
Well, if it does actually work, the better it is for us. So, we have to say THANKS to NYSEAN1 for finding out this wonderful trick that saves us from finding an old Nokia phone.

I'd still recommend to post this Info on the SD-Card unlocking threads as this seems the most independent and hassle-free solution to me. But please only after this procedure has been verified by more than just one person to be working as expected.
Thanks Sneaky.....I was not sure where I found it and who created it. But I remember seeing your name around it....thanks again! I hope this really works for others.

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