[Q] Unable to find partition size
I am caught in a bootloop with my TF300T and am desperate for help or to know for sure if I bricked or if there is a way out. I have successfully rooted my TF300T a month or two ago by following the thread at http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2187982
. I kept the latest Asus ROM that I had before the root – I believe it was 4.2.1 but have no way to verify this now.
After rooting, I installed Super SU Pro and used “Root App Delete” and periodically “safe delete” (with undelete) bloatware, tested the tablet for a while, then safe deleted something else that seemed to be bloatware. Apparently I have deleted one to many essential components and am caught in a bootloop. I can’t tell which app deletion did me into this situation.
When booting to recovery using pwr + vol. down, I get the three icons (RCK, android, and wipe data) and am able to go into TWRP when selecting the RCK option. I was also able to flash an update to TWRP from my PC and upgraded from TWRP 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 in hope that the new version will be able to fix what my previous version didn’t. You may find it important that at the top of the Fastboot screen – the one with the three icons, it reads:
Key driver not found.. Booting OS
Android cardhu user bootloade <1.00 a> released by “US_epad-10.6.1.27.1-20130711” A03
Starting FastbootUSB download protocol
From TWRP I tried to wipe Dalvik and cash as some threads suggested, and to clear permissions. Clear permissions ran for 2-3 hours and didn’t complete. Those attempts produced the following message:
E: Unable to find partition size for ‘/recovery’
E: Unable to find partition size for ‘/boot’
Updating partition details…
…Followed by a “Failed” message
I also have a backup from shortly after the root and when attempting a restore it from TWRP, I get the same “Unable to find partition” message.
What I was trying to get to is to flash the latest Asus provided firmware for the TF300T (10.6.1.27.5, 508 MB) by putting the once unzipped zip file on a Micro SD card, and renaming the zip like the above referenced blog suggests, and then attempting to install it from the TWRP Install utility. This too failed resulting in the same “Unable to find partition…” messages above.
What does it really mean “Unable to find partition”? Why can't I restore my backup? Am I supposed to be able to flush a new ROM OS from TWRP Install utility? Any idea on a new direction will be appreciated. Please be patient with me – I am of the generation of printed manuals and am learning this new way.