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I successfully achieved S-OFF after it strangely rebooted to Amon Ra, where I had to manually reboot by pressing power. Anyway, after the device booted up and everything seemed fine with S-OFF established, I am getting a blank SD card error. I tried to reformat from the device and from the computer but for some reason, my device nor my computer will even recognize my SD card. This is really worrying me as I just purchased a 32GB card recently and now it seems to be completely fried. Is this a known issue??
 
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I successfully achieved S-OFF after it strangely rebooted to Amon Ra, where I had to manually reboot by pressing power. Anyway, after the device booted up and everything seemed fine with S-OFF established, I am getting a blank SD card error. I tried to reformat from the device and from the computer but for some reason, my device nor my computer will even recognize my SD card. This is really worrying me as I just purchased a 32GB card recently and now it seems to be completely fried. Is this a known issue??
What happened is that the partition got erased so the computer is not recognizing it. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1613448

I used Gparted live CD to make a partition , then reformat it in fat 32 and all is good.
 
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What happened is that the partition got erased so the computer is not recognizing it. http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1613448

I used Gparted live CD to make a partition , then reformat it in fat 32 and all is good.
How do I do this? What is Gparted live CD??
 
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How do I do this? What is Gparted live CD??
Gparted is a linux program and you can dowload it free as an ISO file that your burn onto a CD. Once, you burn it then just put it into your drive and restart your computer and it will boot up into the program . http://www.ehow.com/how_4442619_use-...partition.html

This will help.

otherwise I am sure any partition manager will work.. just google some not sure which are free .
 
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Also, I was never asked to install their hboot, but still have S OFF. Once it booted to Amon Ra I just pressed reboot and it booted the phone up and controlbear said s-off is already established, exit.... Is this normal?
 
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UPDATE: I just used an SD to USB adapter and plugged it into my computer and just did a quick format to FAT32 and all is well!
 
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UPDATE: I just used an SD to USB adapter and plugged it into my computer and just did a quick format to FAT32 and all is well!
Great ! mine wouldn't do that for some reason only formatted to 108kb lol .
 
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Same thing happened to me. I put the SD card in another phone, and formatted it via USB on my computer (win 7). I clicked the device default button when prompted.

edit: Sorry, I lied. I formatted it in the phone. When I did the above it only formatted to 108kb. Doing it in my old droid x restored it back to 14GB.
 
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Great ! mine wouldn't do that for some reason only formatted to 108kb lol .

Same thing happened to me. Try this SD Format program. It worked great. heck, I had two SD cards that both had about 105k. Both back up to par now.

https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/for...3/eula_windows
 
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Great ! mine wouldn't do that for some reason only formatted to 108kb lol .
Mine worked after i got S-OFF i put it back in my phone and reformated after I used another SD to gwt y ROM back up on my phone give that a shot.

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