[Q] Seems like I've got corruption of some kind...
ATT Galaxy S4 currently running Goldeneye 6.0 and TWRP 22.214.171.124 (never installed MF3 base, but have tried both MF3 and MDL modems)
First odd thing...
[About->Status->Device Status] is listed as "Sd card" instead of the more common "Official" or "Custom".
Anybody know what that means or is telling me?
This is the latest thing I've noticed with my phone, which has been having all sorts of issues lately that I cannot seem to figure out. My main problem is, I can reinstall a new ROM, boot into the ROM, change settings around, reboot just fine, but, as soon as I install anything from the Play Store, the next reboot will hang on the initial Samsung splash screen. Wiping is the only fix I've found, and fixing permissions in TWRP errors out with an error that it cannot chown one of the new/updated .apk files.
Both Goldeneye 5 and 6 are doing this now (5.0 was installed and rock solid for several weeks before this all showed up...it started sometime after I decided to try out a couple of the aroma roms and then came back to GE).
Used ODIN to go back to factory rom, re-rooted/installed TWRP, then reinstalled GE6.0, but the same thing happened. Everything looked good until I ran updates from the store, then I was stuck again (note: used Root Explorer to check to permissions on the updated apks before rebooting and they were all correct (755)).
Other things I've noticed are:
1. Sometimes, on any reboot, the startup locks at the initial Samsung screen and I have to long press the power button to get it to reboot. It usually boots the second time around (this is before I install any additional apps and am completely unable to reboot).
2. Sometimes when wiping cache, davlik, and/or data, TWRP will seem to hang for up to a minute when trying to initialize the partition. A couple of times it even hard reboot my phone when I did a cache+davlik wipe.
3. I rolled back to a recovery image just fine; however, it was a couple months old. Everything started off looking great, but once I updated to a new ROM, my issues returned.
Trying Heimdall to go back to factory; however, I'm having issue with my laptop and getting the Zadig drivers installed. While I'm working that out, figured I'd see if anyone else has any suggestions on what else I should be trying or looking out.