[Q] EMMC Bug
I have been researching this problem recently(to avoid future complications), and I seem to be unable to find one universal explanation of the issue. The majority I have seen say the issue stems from using the now defunct CWMR, and that TWRP and COTR are free from the bug(the EMMC wipe call). However, I have also seen topics where the bug happened to people on TWRP. My question is three-fold:
1. Is it true that TWRP and COTR are unable to 'contract' this bug? Or can it still happen?
2. Does wiping in recovery 'accelerate' this issue? I wipe system/factory/cache/dalvik every time I do something(before backups, every time I install a ROM, etc.), so I end up wiping a lot. Going with that, is wiping /system all the time safe(before restoring/installing a ROM of course)? Yes it's in most installer scripts, but I got in the habit of doing it on my N10, and was wondering if it was safe to do here, with the eMMC and whatnot.
3. I have seen that as of last year there is no fix for the eMMC brick, yet I have also seen mentions of repartitioning to avoid the dead blocks. Is there a fix, or is it still a hard brick?
The reason I'm posting this is that I used to have an Acer Iconia A100. The A100 had a piss-poor eMMC, that after a random number of flashes would fry the eMMC, perma-bricking the tablet. I don't want to have to go through that again.
Phone: Sprint LG G2 "LS980" ROM: ParanoidAndroid 4.0
Tablet: Amazon Kindle Fire (Gen 1) ROM: CM11
Tablet: Google Nexus 10 ROM: Purity ROM 4.4 Kernel: Trinity TX1 4.4
Retired: Motorola Photon 4G.......Never again Motorola.....