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[WARNING] Do not partition SD card using ClockworkMod | FIXED in 3.0.2.6

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20th April 2011, 02:59 PM   |  #1  
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As the title says, do not partition SD card using ClockworkMod or ROM Manager.

There has been multiple bricked devices already, all after partitioning SD in CWM. The device suddenly turns off while the partitioning is in progress, and never turns on again. We do not know what causes this issue yet, but I am sure that ClockworkMod team will look into it.


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Looking into this. I don't have a DHD but I have an idea why this is happening.

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I have a fix ready now. I will need to release a new recovery and new ROM Manager to address this.

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New ClockworkMod 3.0.2.6 and ROM Manager 4.1.0.0 are out! There has been multiple confirmations of the problem being fixed, but also ONE brick. So take the fix with a grain of salt.
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20th April 2011, 03:08 PM   |  #2  
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Wow... Never used partitions on SDcard , but thanks for the warning.

I'm curious how the device bricked while partitioning SDCARD, though, as I don't see the connection!
20th April 2011, 03:20 PM   |  #3  
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have another brick here from the same reason, be aware.
20th April 2011, 03:22 PM   |  #4  
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Wow... Never used partitions on SDcard , but thanks for the warning.

I'm curious how the device bricked while partitioning SDCARD, though, as I don't see the connection!

Easy, partition the wrong partition, iow the NAND/eMMC.
20th April 2011, 03:27 PM   |  #5  
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does anybody know if it affects other devices also?
20th April 2011, 03:44 PM   |  #6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by MafiotuL

Wow... Never used partitions on SDcard , but thanks for the warning.

I'm curious how the device bricked while partitioning SDCARD, though, as I don't see the connection!

HOLY SHT!!!!!!!
I partitioned my sdcard thru Clockword recovery 3 months ago back then with 2.5.0.7 htc desire
it hung for 1 hour so i pulled the battery but it was paritioned rite phewwwwww..

Cant imagine if i had a bricked phone now,would prolly pee on my pants....
20th April 2011, 03:44 PM   |  #7  
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Darn it. I was thinking about partitioning my SDCard today but postponed it. Thanks for the information.

Are there any other known issues that the CWM might cause to the device? Last year, when I had HTC Dream, I remember reading in forums at Cyanogen that some people didn't recommend using ROM Manager. I don't know what issues it used to cause because I used Amon_Ra back then.

Anyways, thanks for the information. I won't partition the SDCard using CWM.
20th April 2011, 03:55 PM   |  #8  
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Exclamation Ok............
This thread has been stickied by me in order to inform everybody about this situation.
Do report if you have gone through this problem only...no more thanks or OT chatter, please.
I'm in contact with the Mod team to investigate even further if this does affect any other devices as well.
Please be patient and do not pollute this thread

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@jkoljo...thanks for your help on this very important matter.
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20th April 2011, 04:07 PM   |  #9  
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Got another one here: http://www.android-hilfe.de/root-hac...ng-der-sd.html [German], thank goodness it wasn't mine
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Hi There,

Had this a few days ago.

the device is indeed completely bricked, no matter what you do.
Luckily for me my HTC DHD was only 10 days old, so i went to the store and after inspection theyt gave me a new one. I must be very lucky i guess.

Thanks for the warning nevertheless.

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