[Q] 7.0Tab2 "status 7" errors. Help?
My Tab has been collecting dust for most of the year, so I figured I'd dust it off and update it to a shiny 4.3 rom. I wiped everything (no nandroid, stupid I know) and tried to flash, but I got a "status 7" error. It wasn't tied to the device, but to symlinks (I did try to remove the assert lines in the updater script first, just to make sure). According to some of the error lines in TWRP, it was the permissions (set_perm some changes failed). This result was the same from CWM, to TWRP, and finally to Philz recoveries.
I just couldn't flash anything. I tried a few 4.3 roms, and then assumed that perhaps something changed with 4.3 firmware-wise that I didn't have, tried something 4.2 like what was on before. Nothing. Same status 7 errors. I've been doing some research and can't find anything that will work for me. I've noticed, however, that I can't unmount the data partition. I'm wondering if this is my problem, and I can't find the solution for this either. Help the noob?
EDIT: I managed to flash a stock ICS image via Odin, then attempted to install TWRP and try again. Same errors. Not sure what could be going on.