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23rd June 2012, 09:49 AM |#431  
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Wow... this thread has been exhausting to read. I have this problem with my phone unfortunately, and read the whole thing to see if there was a solution.

After taking a hint from one of the more recent posts, I have gotten my phone to boot. But it's not a permanent solution. AND, I have only been able to do it because I installed a temporary boot of EL29 a while back. So this solution won't help anyone that doesn't already have that, OR is unable to put it in their device.

To see what I'm talking about, check out QBKing77's video about it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rdx-kIxpitg

It has the links you need to accomplish it as well. and while you can Odin the kernel required, you might not be able to get the multiboot folder onto your device. If anyone with this problem cares to try this, I would suggest getting a hold of an SD card adapter that you can use to plug into your computer and place the multiboot folder onto the micro SD, and see if it will run from there. I placed it on the internal SD myself, as per QB's instructions, so I'm not certain it will run from the external SD.. but it might.

As stated though, I don't consider this a permanent solution... especially since there are limitations to what you can do with this install. It is intended as a temporary boot to update profile and PRL.

So my real question is: Could I now try to reformat the /data partition while I'm booted into this temporary mode? if so, does anyone have any insight as to how I might do that?

Any further help with this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to everyone that has attempted to help thus far, especially SFHUB.

and thanks in advance for future efforts.

cheers.


edit: so at least my phone is functional. but I just realized this temporary boot does not allow root privileges, so that might create a problem in trying to format /data, I'm thinking. *sigh...

edit2: one last thing before I catch some zzzz's : I copied the multiboot folder over to external SD and have verified that it does boot. Also, changes are saved; I thought I would lose data such as installed apps etc.. but this temporary boot acts just like any normal install-- just that it's stock GB (bleh)..
 
 
24th June 2012, 05:15 PM |#432  
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HI: If your phone is having problem with data partition due to the eMMC bug, then try to format it will not help. So far only re-partition workaround seems to help.

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25th June 2012, 04:14 AM |#433  
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HI: If your phone is having problem with data partition due to the eMMC bug, then try to format it will not help. So far only re-partition workaround seems to help.

cheers,

Hi, the only workaround I've found was for the galaxy note. I got up to the umount part to unmount some things but after, idk. Is there a guide or thread for the e4gt or do I go by the note guide?
25th June 2012, 05:38 AM |#434  
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Hi: The address of the emmc should be the same, so you should be able to run parted (using the command line provided in the Note' guide) and print the partition. The partition table of Ep4g is different from Note's as we can see it from Drnull posts in this thread.

The procedures to scan to check if the partitions have errors are also the same.

So you just need to make some intuitive adjustment when creating new partitions.

It should be noted that the kernel attached in the guide is just to provide the partition tools. So, after re-partition you will need to flash a good kernel for Ep4g. Then use that CWM for Ep4g to format system and data partition to convert them from ext2 to ext4 format before installing rom.

Once done with partition you can flash rom using CWM or odin or restored backup if you still have one store somewhere in your PC. (for some reasons using CWM to install custom rom.zip or restore backup has more chance to work than using odin to flash roms.tar).

I guess Drnull certainly can throw in help if he has time.

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25th June 2012, 07:24 AM |#435  
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After trying to follow about 3 or 4 different threads on this issue, I finally came across the guide here for the Galaxy Note: ATTENTION! my way out of a MMC_CAP_ERASE brick! Lucky for E4GT owners with the brick issue, it works for us too! (brick issue meaning your phone powers on, and you can get in to recovery, but can't format /data or install a rom)

I just tried this today, and so far so good. First off, the guide is worth a read to understand the issue, and how they went about solving it ...but we'll save all that reading for afterwards...

Head over to the ATTENTION! my way out of a MMC_CAP_ERASE brick! thread, and scroll down to the section Update: instructions for unexperienced users

Read those instructions carefully so you have a basic understanding what is going on. You'll also need this 16GB file PIT file: Q1_20110914_16GB-patched.pit

(Updated: The OP added specific E4GT PIT files to avoid confusion, after this post was written. The Q1_20110914_16GB-patched.pit is confirmed to work, yet as time goes on, there may be a better solution discovered.)

Now open up ODIN. Make sure your phone is plugged in and in Download Mode (When phone is off, hold down Power and Vol Down until you see the warning screen). There should also be a yellow box in ODIN meaning your phone is ready.

Choose the 16GB PIT file in the PIT box. Select the EG30 Stock Rom in the PDA box. Cross your fingers, and Start the process.

If the process Passes (Green), then EG30 Stock should start booting up!

If you're cool with that, you're done. Otherwise, use e4gtauto-sfx to root and install CWM, then flash a *good* ICS rom such as Phantom's Blazer Rom.

* one small note though, using the Standard PIT fix, will decrease your internal storage from 16GB, to a total of 8GB. There are other PIT files you could try to get some of that space back, or just write it off as a loss, and get a bigger MicroSD card.
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25th June 2012, 09:03 AM |#436  
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Talking Holy Carp this worked!
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I just tried this today, and so far so good. First off, the guide is worth a read to understand the issue, and how they went about solving it ...but we'll save all that reading for afterwards...

Whoa!!! just booted after following the thread you pointed to! Thanks a bunch!!

Let the ROM addiction continue!.. I guess I'll never learn.

Thanks again.

cheers.
25th June 2012, 09:30 AM |#437  
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Originally Posted by Jaymoon

After trying to follow about 3 or 4 different threads on this issue, I finally came across the guide here for the Galaxy Note: ATTENTION! my way out of a MMC_CAP_ERASE brick! Lucky for E4GT owners with the brick issue, it works for us too! (brick issue meaning your phone powers on, and you can get in to recovery, but can't format /data or install a rom)

I just tried this today, and so far so good. First off, the guide is worth a read to understand the issue, and how they went about solving it ...but we'll save all that reading for afterwards...

Head over to the ATTENTION! my way out of a MMC_CAP_ERASE brick! thread, and scroll down to the section Update: instructions for unexperienced users

Read those instructions carefully, and make sure you are using the 16GB file from pits-patched-standard.zip

Now open up ODIN. Make sure your phone is plugged in and in Download Mode (When phone is off, hold down Power and Vol Down until you see the warning screen). There should also be a yellow box in ODIN meaning your phone is ready.

Choose the 16GB PIT file in the PIT box. Select the EG30 Stock Rom in the PDA box. Cross your fingers, and Start the process.

If the process Passes (Green), then EG30 Stock should start booting up!

If you're cool with that, you're done. Otherwise, use e4gtauto-sfx to root and install CWM, then flash a *good* ICS rom such as Phantom's Blazer Rom.

* one small note though, using the Standard PIT fix, will decrease your internal storage from 16GB, to a total of 8GB. There are other PIT files you could try to get some of that space back, or just write it off as a loss, and get a bigger MicroSD card.

I had ten days before my samsung shipping label expired. 6 days with no solution and a non working Touch. If I couldn't fix my phone today, I would be sending it out before the night's over.

This has fixed my problem. I thank you so very much!
After flashing EG30 Stock thru ODIN, I went into a loop on the sprint 4g screen.
This post solved that.
Now I am going through the setup screen on my E4GT. Once again, THANK YOU!
25th June 2012, 09:41 AM |#438  
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* one small note though, using the Standard PIT fix, will decrease your internal storage from 16GB, to a total of 8GB. There are other PIT files you could try to get some of that space back, or just write it off as a loss, and get a bigger MicroSD card.

Once again thanks.

So I'll have to make do with the reduced memory for now. But I hope to see an update w/ further info on recovering full capacity. I've tried a few other pit files to no avail.

cheers.
25th June 2012, 10:28 AM |#439  
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Wow,

It is interesting and nice to see that the custom PIT file for Note from hg42 also work for Ep4g! congratulations!

From the partition table of the two device, I can see that now you will have a larger system partition of 893 MB (instead of the original 537MB) and a smaller cache partition 210MB (compared to 315MB before). Those changes should not matter. Just remember to also format cache for it to work.

One thing need to be noted is that the modem partition has changed location and you need to make sure that the install rom need to have modem in it.Otherwise you can flash it separately using odin if the rom does not have it.

cheers,
25th June 2012, 06:26 PM |#440  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Jaymoon

After trying to follow about 3 or 4 different threads on this issue, I finally came across the guide here for the Galaxy Note: ATTENTION! my way out of a MMC_CAP_ERASE brick! Lucky for E4GT owners with the brick issue, it works for us too! (brick issue meaning your phone powers on, and you can get in to recovery, but can't format /data or install a rom)

I just tried this today, and so far so good. First off, the guide is worth a read to understand the issue, and how they went about solving it ...but we'll save all that reading for afterwards...

Head over to the ATTENTION! my way out of a MMC_CAP_ERASE brick! thread, and scroll down to the section Update: instructions for unexperienced users

Read those instructions carefully, and make sure you are using the 16GB file from pits-patched-standard.zip

Now open up ODIN. Make sure your phone is plugged in and in Download Mode (When phone is off, hold down Power and Vol Down until you see the warning screen). There should also be a yellow box in ODIN meaning your phone is ready.

Choose the 16GB PIT file in the PIT box. Select the EG30 Stock Rom in the PDA box. Cross your fingers, and Start the process.

If the process Passes (Green), then EG30 Stock should start booting up!

If you're cool with that, you're done. Otherwise, use e4gtauto-sfx to root and install CWM, then flash a *good* ICS rom such as Phantom's Blazer Rom.

* one small note though, using the Standard PIT fix, will decrease your internal storage from 16GB, to a total of 8GB. There are other PIT files you could try to get some of that space back, or just write it off as a loss, and get a bigger MicroSD card.

Honestly this needs a bump......
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25th June 2012, 09:06 PM |#441  
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Sooo guys sorry for the question but I have been working and I have lost my way in this post since page 23....I have a bricked E4GT because of the format data cache in AOKP from loong ago and I wanted to know if theres a way out of the brick because it seems to but i dont quite get it if its permanent or its only for a special brick or dont know because Im really lost and dont understand anymore this thread...Pleasee help just want my old E4GT back
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