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Ok, here is the problem, i woke up today, my phone battery was empty, i connected the phone battery was loading, but i couldn't get to the system, after kernel load it stops, like there was no system installed. Everything worked fine day before,my configuration was: Doomkernel and Existenz_2.0.5 ROM.

So, i got to recovery (recovery works,CWM), and there i saw "can't mount cache" error. I got into shell with adb (this works too), and there is no way i can mount any system partition (/system, /cache, /data), what's more important /sdcard does not mount either. So, i'm in recovery, can't install or restore from sdcard,cause /sdcard does not mount.

I'v tried sideload, no go.

I've tried fastboot flash new kernel, and here's interesing thing, fastboot reported that flashing was ok, but i still have Doomkernel (i was trying to flash 6.0-TUX-Core-HD kernel. So seems like fastboot did not write anything at all.

I've tried flashtool with stock tft. It breaks with "final verification error", when i turn "final verification off" it goes all the way, says everything is installed, but when i restarted, still only Doomkernel.

Any ideas ? I take any advice.
 
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Maybe you have already tried it, but format your phone's data, THEN the cache, and finally the internal storage (SD card). In XS's CWM, there's a bug, which causes sometimes an unformatable and unusable cache parition. But this method can be help on this. Maybe this problem causes those unformatable partitions.
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Maybe you have already tried it, but format your phone's data, THEN the cache, and finally the internal storage (SD card). In XS's CWM, there's a bug, which causes sometimes an unformatable and unusable cache parition. But this method can be help on this. Maybe this problem causes those unformatable partitions.
Thank you for your reply. Haven't tried that but i have now and, unfortunately, no go. With /data and /cache seems like format was success but it didn't ( still can't Mount) and with /sdcard format fails (error mounting /sdcard).

Maybe my sdcard really died ?
 
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Thank you for your reply. Haven't tried that but i have now and, unfortunately, no go. With /data and /cache seems like format was success but it didn't ( still can't Mount) and with /sdcard format fails (error mounting /sdcard).

Maybe my sdcard really died ?
Well, I don't think so. The "SD Card" is a part of the memory chip, which includes the system, the data and the cache partitions too. Because you cannot copy anything now to the internal storage, try to install a ROM from ADB Sideload if you can. Once it done, your phone can be boot maybe again. If it happens, try to format the internal storage by the Android. If it fails, connect the phone to your computer, and try to format with Windows or (it can be better) Linux to fat32 filesystem.
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Well, I don't think so. The "SD Card" is a part of the memory chip, which includes the system, the data and the cache partitions too. Because you cannot copy anything now to the internal storage, try to install a ROM from ADB Sideload if you can. Once it done, your phone can be boot maybe again. If it happens, try to format the internal storage by the Android. If it fails, connect the phone to your computer, and try to format with Windows or (it can be better) Linux to fat32 filesystem.
Thank you for your ideas. Thing is, all i can start is cwm recovery. As i wrote, i can't install anything with sideload. And no partition is working. When i start parted /dev/block/mmcblk and try to list partitions, i get unrecognized disk label error, when i try to manually set disk label to msdos, there's I/O Error.

And i can't format sdcard, because when in recovery, phone is not detected by Linux nor Windows. But i tried formatting partitions internally, with mke2fs, and with fastboot command. No go.

I know that /sdcard is just a partition, but what i meant was that probably my phone memory chip died, like hardware died. but i'm still looking for new ideas i want to try everything before giving up.
 
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Thank you for your ideas. Thing is, Alp i can start iż cwm recovery. As i wrote, i can't install anything with sideload. And no partition is working. When i start parted /dev/block/mmcblk and try to list partitions, i get unrecognized disk label error, when i try to manually set disk label to msdos, there's I/O Error.

And i can't format sdcard, because when in recovery, phone is not detected by Linux nor Windows. But i tried formatting partitions internally, with mke2fs, and with fastboot command. No go.

I know that /sdcard is just a partition, but what i meant was that probably my phone memory chip died, like hardware died. but i'm still looking for new ideas i want to try everything before giving up.
Then maybe it's a HW error really. But maybe just the partition table is corrupted. At this point, I don't know. I have only one suggestion left: Take the phone to the nearest SONY Center or GSM shop/service to investigation. But I think they will say you'll need to replace the phone's motherboard. Anyway, it's an too expensive solution I think, because this phone is a "retired" modell without any update, but with a "blacksheep (Snapdragon S3) SoC.
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