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Default [Q] Failed to mount efs, repartition failed, internal memory 0.0mb : PLease help

Hi friends ,
I am using Samsung S Advance since last eight month, Till now i have flash more than 300 nightly and custom roms over my mobile and evry time i succeeded, but two days back when i got stuck in omnirom I use ODIN to Flash Stock JB . My Phone Boot After that And got stuck on initial setting wizard everytime i try to pass that it shows
unfortunately samsung setting wizard stopped , so i can not pass that point ,
So i flash stock firmware again and again but everytime same problem

Then I reboot in Recovery which show message " fail to mount efs( invalid argument)

I ignore it and Start Recovery again and root my mobile using update.zip(which is temporary recovery) and then flash cocore kernel And try to restore my backup( I have 6 different rom backup , i tried them all) but every rom got stuck in bootloop .

Then I try to Flash CM10.2 but that also didn't work

Then I Flash some custom rom like sami-os and galexperia which are based on stock firmware and they start working but those roms are freezing a lot, When i try to install any software in those rom they says insufficient memory , I Check storage and it shows

"DEVICE MEMORY 0.00B"

Everytime I reboot all user data get wiped and evrytime setting wizard appear like first boot

I have tried to mount efs, data, ,system via cwm . There is error to mount efs via cwm . I mount data, system successfully but after every reboot they are unmounted.

So Made some search and finally decide to repartition via odin using PIT file given somewhere in this forum but odin shows "fail"

My Friend suggest me to revert back to gb but i couldn't find Indian firmware ( All sites give link to hotfile page which is banned), so i followed post in xda about downgrading from JB to GB and try to flash PIT, PDA , CSC file given by OP via odin but it fails everytime .

So again I flash JB via odin but same result( Got stuck in setting wizard)

So I Tried to root again using update.zip(which i mentioned earlier and which works for me everytime in past) but it switched off during update in recovery so now i can not start cwm now and can use only stock recovery and unable to flash custom rom.

I have Given All Details about how problem start and here is summary of all problems

1. fail to mount efs(invalid argument)
2. 0.0b internal memory
3. unable to repartition using ODIN
4. user data deleted on every boot and boot as first boot
5. can not pass setup wizard in stock firmware after flashing stock via Odin


I think i have messed up with internal memory and which is causing problem or my recovery is damaged.

please give me solution .

If any one have INDIAN GB firmware with pit, csc , pda, bootloader please upload and give link , i searched everywhere no link is working.

Thanks in advance

EDIT: I have successfully downgrade to GB and 0.0b internal memory problem is solved , for detail read 7th post

But still FACING " efs error" and unable to upgrade to jb

Every time i flash jb with odin it get stuck in start up in setting wizard with message " process com.google.process.gapps has stopped" and then " setting wizard stopped"

please help me to solve this

Any one need to know how i solved my problem of 0.0mb and downgrade GB he can read post and even PM me.
 
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Hi friends ,
I am using Samsung S Advance since last eight month, Till now i have flash more than 300 nightly and custom roms over my mobile and evry time i succeeded, but two days back when i got stuck in omnirom I use ODIN to Flash Stock JB . My Phone Boot After that And got stuck on initial setting wizard everytime i try to pass that it shows
unfortunately samsung setting wizard stopped , so i can not pass that point ,
So i flash stock firmware again and again but everytime same problem

Then I reboot in Recovery which show message " fail to mount efs( invalid argument)

I ignore it and Start Recovery again and root my mobile using update.zip(which is temporary recovery) and then flash cocore kernel And try to restore my backup( I have 6 different rom backup , i tried them all) but every rom got stuck in bootloop .

Then I try to Flash CM10.2 but that also didn't work

Then I Flash some custom rom like sami-os and galexperia which are based on stock firmware and they start working but those roms are freezing a lot, When i try to install any software in those rom they says insufficient memory , I Check storage and it shows

"DEVICE MEMORY 0.00B"

Everytime I reboot all user data get wiped and evrytime setting wizard appear like first boot

I have tried to mount efs, data, ,system via cwm . There is error to mount efs via cwm . I mount data, system successfully but after every reboot they are unmounted.

So Made some search and finally decide to repartition via odin using PIT file given somewhere in this forum but odin shows "fail"

My Friend suggest me to revert back to gb but i couldn't find Indian firmware ( All sites give link to hotfile page which is banned), so i followed post in xda about downgrading from JB to GB and try to flash PIT, PDA , CSC file given by OP via odin but it fails everytime .

So again I flash JB via odin but same result( Got stuck in setting wizard)

So I Tried to root again using update.zip(which i mentioned earlier and which works for me everytime in past) but it switched off during update in recovery so now i can not start cwm now and can use only stock recovery and unable to flash custom rom.

I have Given All Details about how problem start and here is summary of all problems

1. fail to mount efs(invalid argument)
2. 0.0b internal memory
3. unable to repartition using ODIN
4. user data deleted on every boot and boot as first boot
5. can not pass setup wizard in stock firmware after flashing stock via Odin


I think i have messed up with internal memory and which is causing problem or my recovery is damaged.

please give me solution .

If any one have INDIAN GB firmware with pit, csc , pda, bootloader please upload and give link , i searched everywhere no link is working.

Thanks in advance
If your phone is I9070 and not I9070P then use this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2195673

After that you can use your country GB. We all downgrade this way, and after that use any other firmware.
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If your phone is I9070 and not I9070P then use this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2195673

After that you can use your country GB. We all downgrade this way, and after that use any other firmware.
ithink your internal memory can broken..missd=ing the repartition table index
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If your phone is I9070 and not I9070P then use this: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2195673

After that you can use your country GB. We all downgrade this way, and after that use any other firmware.
Thank you for replying so fast , but i have already tried it and now trying one again .

i follow all the step , even odin say pass but phone stuck at Samsung galaxy S Advance logo
 
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ithink your internal memory can broken..missd=ing the repartition table index
yeah you are right , i m also thinking that internal memory is broken but i m unable to solve it. Give me some solution please
 
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downgrade to gb if you know the procedure... this'll fix your problem .. if you get any error after downgrading then go to recovery and wipe factory and cache...
Click "THANKS" if I've helped you

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Samsung s advance with cocore- 9.0 OC CWM TOUCH KERNEL (Rom not fixed, tries every rom)
Samsung galaxy s4(STOCK)
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Default 0.0b memory problem and downgrading GB is solved BUT still efs , JB error

Hi friends , Finally i have succeeded to downgrade to GB with given procedure in forum and solve low memory problem also

here is what happened

As i Said earlier when i follow procedure to downgrade to gb my phone stuck at samsung logo,

The problem was pit file given in that procedure was 8gb and my mobile was 16 gb with only 1gb usb storage remaining and it shrunk my memory and as my usb storage was full and it eat my whole internal memory so i again flash JB which is also not working but with recovery i flash Sami-OS which was working partially with lots of problem And i format my usb storage there and it shrunk to 3.9gb from 11gb then from download mode I flash GB as per this forum http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2195673 and it start working , then I flash 16 gb pit file then official gb for my country and evrything is fine with GB it works flawless

BUT when i try to upgrade to JB via odin its showing same problem

when phone start there is warning" process com.google.process.gapps has stopped" and when try to go further "setting wizard stopped" and i got stuck in there again again

also recovery show failed to mount efs(invalid argument)

So please help me to get rid of this efs problem and Ugrade to JB
 
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Hi friends , Finally i have succeeded to downgrade to GB with given procedure in forum and solve low memory problem also

here is what happened

As i Said earlier when i follow procedure to downgrade to gb my phone stuck at samsung logo,

The problem was pit file given in that procedure was 8gb and my mobile was 16 gb with only 1gb usb storage remaining and it shrunk my memory and as my usb storage was full and it eat my whole internal memory so i again flash JB which is also not working but with recovery i flash Sami-OS which was working partially with lots of problem And i format my usb storage there and it shrunk to 3.9gb from 11gb then from download mode I flash GB as per this forum http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2195673 and it start working , then I flash 16 gb pit file then official gb for my country and evrything is fine with GB it works flawless

BUT when i try to upgrade to JB via odin its showing same problem

when phone start there is warning" process com.google.process.gapps has stopped" and when try to go further "setting wizard stopped" and i got stuck in there again again

also recovery show failed to mount efs(invalid argument)

So please help me to get rid of this efs problem and Ugrade to JB
is your baseband working ok? I had a similar problem when flashing a rom, couldn't get out of setup wizard and also my baseband was XXXX as soon as i fixed the baseband and re-flashed the problem was gone, here is how:

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I've flashed modemfs.img.md5 now 3G is working.

On another device (same model and region) I did:
dd if=/dev/block/mmcblk0p2 of=/sdcard/modemfs.img.md5

Copied generated file to my sdcard and did:
dd if=/sdcard/modemfs.img.md5 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p2

Reboot and it's done.
Thanks to @Skarllot @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2119292&page=3

more on the thread i created because of this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2548933

good luck!
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is your baseband working ok? I had a similar problem when flashing a rom, couldn't get out of setup wizard and also my baseband was XXXX as soon as i fixed the baseband and re-flashed the problem was gone, here is how:


Thanks to @Skarllot @ http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2119292&page=3

more on the thread i created because of this:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2548933

good luck!
Thank You For Helping,
I have exact same problem like you and i have successfully downgrade to GB but the only difference between your problem and mine is i can still see my baseband which is ddlk and i still have imei number and network

I understand my problem that unable my phone "unable to mount efs"

which is very imp .And i think i m facing all problem just because of that , solution given by you restores efs but i dont have efs backup ,

I will discuss this in your post in more detail

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