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28th July 2014, 12:47 PM   |  #21  
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I completely understand. That might be worth trying.



Great info about PIT files! I agree, it sounds like it probably isn't necessary to flash the .pit file unless maybe there is concern that the resident pit file has been corrupted.

Thinking further about pulling the battery, which I am reluctant to do...If in fact the only real risk of pulling the battery while in stock recovery is somehow corrupting or damaging the stock recovery, maybe it wouldn't be such a big deal since I am just going to replace it with Philz immediately afterward.

The way around pulling the battery would to be to just boot back up, power the phone down, than hold button to get back into Download Mode. If your data is corrupt than you can not reboot into your system, therefore a battery pull upon flashing a new recovery, stock or custom, is required.
Also, your better safe than sorry flashing the .pit file. This file directs where the images you flash in ODIN go. If for some reason they flash to a wrong partition.. that will be an issue..
So always use the .pit file
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Just wanted to report that this fixed my data issues, and helped a ton. Saved me some precious time. Thank you
8th August 2014, 02:42 AM   |  #23  
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I must have hard bricked my Galaxy Note 2. When I boot the smartphone, it hangs at Galaxy Note II banner. If I try to go to Hard Reset option (Vol Up + Home + Power), I get screen full of e:can't mount....... displayed on the screen. I tried connecting via USB cable and selecting ODIN and/or ADB option, but can't recognize the device.

Is there anything that can be done?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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I must have hard bricked my Galaxy Note 2. When I boot the smartphone, it hangs at Galaxy Note II banner. If I try to go to Hard Reset option (Vol Up + Home + Power), I get screen full of e:can't mount....... displayed on the screen. I tried connecting via USB cable and selecting ODIN and/or ADB option, but can't recognize the device.

Is there anything that can be done?

Thanks in advance for your advice.

What's not being mounted.. You need to provide the while error not just "..." The galaxy note 2 is very difficult to totally hard brick. But it is possible needing a jtag or even a new eMMC.
But try to provide a little more info and maybe we can help
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What's not being mounted.. You need to provide the while error not just "..." The galaxy note 2 is very difficult to totally hard brick. But it is possible needing a jtag or even a new eMMC.
But try to provide a little more info and maybe we can help


Thanks for your response. Below are few messages displayed on the Smartphone.

E:failed to mount /cache (No such file or directory)
E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/last_recovery
E:failed to mount /data (No such file or directory)




And the list goes on and on....

I do get the Android System Recovery screen with 6 standard options, but since that is how far I can get to, I cannot connect using external USB (via a PC) to perform any recovery.

Hope this helps...

Thanks again in advance for your advice.
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Thanks for your response. Below are few messages displayed on the Smartphone.

E:failed to mount /cache (No such file or directory)
E:Can't mount /cache/recovery/last_recovery
E:failed to mount /data (No such file or directory)




And the list goes on and on....

I do get the Android System Recovery screen with 6 standard options, but since that is how far I can get to, I cannot connect using external USB (via a PC) to perform any recovery.

Hope this helps...

Thanks again in advance for your advice.

Ok so do you have the stock recovery now? Is this the message when you try to wipe cache, dalvik and data through a custom recovery..
If so flash the stock recovery IMG in the op via Odin and then perform a wipe cache and a factory reset. Once its done reboot back into download mode and flash a custom recovery..
Stock recovery wipe should fix that problem.
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Ok so do you have the stock recovery now? Is this the message when you try to wipe cache, dalvik and data through a custom recovery..
If so flash the stock recovery IMG in the op via Odin and then perform a wipe cache and a factory reset. Once its done reboot back into download mode and flash a custom recovery..
Stock recovery wipe should fix that problem.

Thanks again. I tried both ODIN as well as Verizon repair utility. Verizon Repair utility stops at 83% and Odin fails very quickly. Essentially the eMMC on the device needs to be emptied out, and without having access to the partition on eMMC, there seems to be no way out including the steps described above.
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Thanks again. I tried both ODIN as well as Verizon repair utility. Verizon Repair utility stops at 83% and Odin fails very quickly. Essentially the eMMC on the device needs to be emptied out, and without having access to the partition on eMMC, there seems to be no way out including the steps described above.

You didn't quite answer my question:

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Ok so do you have the stock recovery now? Is this the message when you try to wipe cache, dalvik and data through a custom recovery..

Where are you getting this can't mount text, stock recovery? custom recovery?

Are you on 4.3 OTA?
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You didn't quite answer my question:



Where are you getting this can't mount text, stock recovery? custom recovery?

Are you on 4.3 OTA?

My device was last upgraded to 4.4.2 kitkat by Verizon. Attached are the images showing the type of error messages I am receiving. I tried odin, adb, verizon repair utility everything fails since the device cannot mount the volumes.
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Can one of you fine gentlemen that have done this post a STEP BY STEP
and I mean a STEP BY STEP. I suck at this I know.

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