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Samsung working on Emmc brick fix

8th June 2012, 10:33 AM |#1  
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More info and source credits here, thanks to codeworkx https://plus.google.com/111398485184...ts/21pTYfTsCkB.


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ATTENTION:
We've contacted Samsung about the problem where performing a mmc erase could hardbrick your phone (i9100, i9100g, n7000, m250 - MAG4FA, VYL00M, and KYL00M with firmware revision 0x19 // T989 and I727 with fw rev 0x12) if it's having a faulty emmc chip.
Read this thread for more informations about it: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1644364

They're working as hard as possible on a clean solution which will be ready soon.

Please be patient and try to not flash any leaked kernels or kernels based on sources where MMC_CAP_ERASE is present.

This app http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...74&postcount=1 can be used to identify if your phone is affected or not.

CM9 kernels are safe to flash.

Please share!

Update 14:56 CEST:
Patches will be out in form of new official ROMs and also sourcecode releases after testing, which might take some time.

New Clarifications by Entropy : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=403 - Must Read.

To check whether your phone has the brick bug, download the Got Brickbug app from Chainfire: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1693704

Also do read the article on xda for more info.: http://www.xda-developers.com/androi...hardbrick-fix/
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8th June 2012, 10:40 AM |#2  
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Nice!
8th June 2012, 10:46 AM |#3  
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That is a really good news after some time.

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8th June 2012, 11:06 AM |#4  
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Good news!
Looking forward to see how Samsung solve this nightmare

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8th June 2012, 11:17 AM |#5  
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How many time to fix this Samsung BUG? How maby people need ti brick our 600? If samsung knows why no first before? Grrrrr...

All hard work its from XDA devs!!!! Thank you devs!!

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8th June 2012, 11:17 AM |#6  
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Hmmm don't want to get my hopes up
But hmmm ok let's hope saw but how do we know is true ?


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8th June 2012, 12:29 PM |#7  
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Hmmm don't want to get my hopes up
But hmmm ok let's hope saw but how do we know is true ?


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Teamhacksung dev codeworkx been in touch with Sammy guys so its genuine news...check link in op :)



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8th June 2012, 12:58 PM |#8  
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at least we now have some hope...hopefully...
8th June 2012, 02:13 PM |#9  
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So to be clear...
Can someone confirm the following is correct please?

I have a N7000 on official (german) ICS, with the dodgy mmc chip. I must have been lucky since ive flashed a bunch of roms (including CM9, back to gingerbread, then official ICS) without issue. Ive also done a few CWM backup and restores... phew!

1. Flashing anything from the phone itself (eg using mobile odin or CWM recovery) is a no-go (assuming it issues the erase command)

2. Flashing from the PC is OK ??? (via desktop ODIN)?

If 2 is untrue, how is sammy gonna issue an update (with the erase capability turned off) without bricking a load of phones during the update process? can they maybe provide a custom app which re-flashes the kernel without doing an erase first?

thanks

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8th June 2012, 02:36 PM |#10  
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Can someone confirm the following is correct please?

I have a N7000 on official (german) ICS, with the dodgy mmc chip. I must have been lucky since ive flashed a bunch of roms (including CM9, back to gingerbread, then official ICS) without issue. Ive also done a few CWM backup and restores... phew!

1. Flashing anything from the phone itself (eg using mobile odin or CWM recovery) is a no-go (assuming it issues the erase command)

2. Flashing from the PC is OK ??? (via desktop ODIN)?

If 2 is untrue, how is sammy gonna issue an update (with the erase capability turned off) without bricking a load of phones during the update process? can they maybe provide a custom app which re-flashes the kernel without doing an erase first?

thanks

George

Flashing is not the problem but wiping is
So if they release a new update then simply don't wipe on your ics but wipe only after you install the new update
If however you want to be extra careful like I am
Flash a gb rom via odin then wipe that then flash said ics update via Odin


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