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PIT file method to revive your phone from a MMC_CAP_ERASE brick

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And... I just wonder it couldn't be possible to recreate the whole partition table with an appropiate tool like GNU/Linux "parted" or so?

Is the damage so serious? Is it physical??
 
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Interesting Read, this should be of a great help to those bricked without warranty.
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And... I just wonder it couldn't be possible to recreate the whole partition table with an appropiate tool like GNU/Linux "parted" or so?
you *can* indeed try to recreate the standard partition scheme (I did it very early with a PIT file in Odin and also tried formatting those partions etc.), but this doesn't work because *accessing* those blocks in any way is the *real* problem.

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Is the damage so serious? Is it physical??
yes, you can't even fix the bad blocks with the usual JTAG equipment.
I was told by a technician from a good repair center that a fix could eventually be possible by directly reprogramming the flash chip in some way (JTAG again), but no one tried yet, because this would cause several hours of work...

usually they swap the whole motherboard instead (which is >250EUR)
 
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Wow man, that seemed really simple and straight forward. Next week well learn how to copy a file in Android, now that will be much trickier...


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Wow man, that seemed really simple and straight forward. Next week well learn how to copy a file in Android, now that will be much trickier...
LOL, you're right, at the end I also thought, that's really simple

but, at least...I had several problems to solve before getting adb up and running properly with root permissions and having the necessary tools at hand (inside adb).
I think this was mainly because I wiped my /system before.
But, it's easy to be wise after the event.
 
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hmm, I tried to export this partition scheme to a PIT file (using heimdall-frontend), but I got a file that is exactly equal to the one I flashed last via Odin, which was Q1_20110914_16GB.pit.

So I assume the PIT file is one way only?

A PIT file would probably allow even unexperienced users to unbrick their phones.
 
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This is the same method here:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=12

Although your post I found easier to read.

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