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[Q][DEVIL2 KERNEL] Problem after F2FS Formatting

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23rd March 2014, 12:49 PM   |  #1  
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Hi, This is my first forum after study here for some time.
And I need a little help from my fellow XDA members here.

My issue happens when I flashed Devil 2 Kernel and managed to
formatted to F2FS file system with his instruction.

Then I decided to try another kernel, so I try to re-formatted file system back to ext4
which is worked fine until I reach the last step of formatting (I am not very sure about the text
but it seems like "format /sdcard and ...something i can't remember...")
and it just restarted itself and got stuck in a bootloop

Now I tried to fix that by..

- Installing another recovery, TWRP, it just shows splash screen in a loop. No Luck

- Try to make Devil Recovery zip file to be flashed by Odin. No Luck
...I have this error message...
$ tar -H ustar -c recyovery.img > recovery.tar
tar: recovery.img: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

- Force-flashed whole stock rom that I downloaded from sammobile.com via Odin. No Luck
It just stuck at "Getting PIT for mapping" forever.

All of them are just don't work for me.

So I kindly as XDA members here what I can do with this situation.
or at least.. How can I (properly) convert .zip file to .tar.md5 ??

Thank you very much.
24th March 2014, 03:49 AM   |  #2  
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not sure why would you want to convert zip to tar ? why do you need that ?

Have you considered reformatting the device partitions through adb ? I have never done this before but I think it should be possible

edit : you need to use the latest TWRP, anything before 2.7.0.0 had problems with f2fs, just in case you were trying an older version.
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24th March 2014, 09:18 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ticktock666

not sure why would you want to convert zip to tar ? why do you need that ?

Have you considered reformatting the device partitions through adb ? I have never done this before but I think it should be possible

edit : you need to use the latest TWRP, anything before 2.7.0.0 had problems with f2fs, just in case you were trying an older version.


I don't know why, but I can't flash both TWRP 2.7.0.0 or Devil Recovery itself via recovery mode.

So I wanted to try if the result is the same if I flash it via Odin


But I interested in formatting my device through ADB. How ?
Because I can't enter recovery mode, and I have no system to boot into.

Sorry for this seems-to-be-noob question, but I really can't find the way.

PS. From my little understanding, PIT file can be used to partition my phone in Odin, right?
But will it play any role in this situation? Just curious...
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24th March 2014, 10:53 PM   |  #4  
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download the tar version of twrp from their site and flash it through odin, see if that works
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