Don't Try to Partition with Rom Manager.

Search This thread

farrisizdaman

Senior Member
Jul 9, 2010
71
0
If You try to partition with Rom manager it partitions the internal sd and you will brick your phone. Your screen will be black with only the capacative buttons glowing. This brick is possibly the more annoying ones where you have to flash your phone twice. If you have this problem don't panic like i did.

*REMOVING EXTERNAL SD CARD MIGHT IMPROVE ODIN CHANCES OF WORKING*(Thanks Hoey2011 for mentioning this)
Step 1: Download all files from this thread
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=734475
PUt them in a safe spot you will need them for later.

Step 2: Download files from this thread
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=740558

Step 3: HAVE ODIN OPENED FIRST!!(This helped it detect my phone for some reason)Get phone into download mode. The easiest way to do this is pull out battery from phone. Then plug phone into usb connected to computer it will have the battery sign. Hold volume keys and power button when the screen goes black let go of power button. You will be in download mode if Odin doesn't detect it unplug usb and replug it.

Step 4: Once Odin has recognized your phone set the pit file and .tar file FROM EUGENE'S 2.2 THREAD. NOT THE FIRST LINK THE SECOND LINK. Then click start. And follow all the directions on his thread.

Step 5: Once you have flashed that rom you put your phone in download mode again and set up the pit and .tar file for Stock 2.1. After you finish flashing it your phone should be saved!

Thanks to Eugene373, justanothercrowd and anomalous3(for being patient and helping me out when I had this problem) And to anyone else that helped me solve this problem.
 
Last edited:

brandnewsimmy

Senior Member
Jun 12, 2007
80
2
I was in the same boat as you and as I was downloading 2.2 to try I found your thread. Works like a charm! Thanks for the info on this. I guess I shouldn't read threads backwards from now on, huh? :p
 

hoey2011

Senior Member
Dec 29, 2009
424
36
Dallas
ok so I've been following this method, and got eugene's 2.2 loaded up correctly, and rebooted back into download mode. The 2.2 files loaded just fine through odin, but now that I'm flashing 2.1, it seems hung on the cache.rfs.

I am gonna go smoke a blunt or two and come back and see how it's progressed, but this hang is the same issue I had before, on my windows 7 64bit machine. I figured it was a compatibility problem so I'm using my old busted vista machine. I've gotten further on the vista laptop than the W7 one, but I'm still hung.

How long should the 2nd loadup take??

I am almost at my wits end with this stupid mistake I made and hope is such a far stretch :(
 

hoey2011

Senior Member
Dec 29, 2009
424
36
Dallas
ok, so i continued my use of the search tool here at xda and found my answer :D

I had my MicroSD card in my phone, hadn't even thought to remove it. I have moved past the cache.rfs file and am now waiting to see the results....

IT WORKED OMG OMG OMG

Xda forums almost ruined my phone, then brought it back from the dead
god i love equlibrium :)
 

zDisturbed1

Member
Dec 22, 2008
44
2
Good info thanks for posting it, but one thing I would like to point out and I am not alone in feeling this way people are throwing the.word brick around and far to casually. You did not brick your phone by partitioning it the proof is that you fixed your phone. Bricking a phone is wheb youbrender the phone usless as a brick when it is totally broken and unfixable. I dont mean to nitpick i just hate seeing everyone that makes a mistake in anything crying wolf and claiming to have bricked. But my rant aside thanks for the very usefull info you mightvwanna pass it on to koush so he can fix it.

Sent from my SGH-T959 using XDA App
 

stepinmyworld

Senior Member
Apr 14, 2010
647
41
I did exactly this and I was so frustrated that I sent my phone back to tmobile and just purchased a new one. I don't know about yall but if there are two storage points (internal and external) there should be an option for both in default recovery because when I tried to partition the external sd card *in which i was able to execute on my nexus one* it was very easy but because I use clockwork recovery and did a rom backup, i guess the backup zip wasn't safe because I received the same results as you. There should be 2 options to choose from that says *internal storage, External SD Card* why make things difficult? lol

The manufacturers need to be a little more intuitive.

*this is my opinion*
 

farrisizdaman

Senior Member
Jul 9, 2010
71
0
Good info thanks for posting it, but one thing I would like to point out and I am not alone in feeling this way people are throwing the.word brick around and far to casually. You did not brick your phone by partitioning it the proof is that you fixed your phone. Bricking a phone is wheb youbrender the phone usless as a brick when it is totally broken and unfixable. I dont mean to nitpick i just hate seeing everyone that makes a mistake in anything crying wolf and claiming to have bricked. But my rant aside thanks for the very usefull info you mightvwanna pass it on to koush so he can fix it.

Sent from my SGH-T959 using XDA App

Thanks for the clarification. I actually had no idea a brick was unfixable. I thought a brick was when your phone messed up and you'd reflash to get it working. Lol sorry again

Sent from my SGH-T959 using XDA App
 

Koush

Retired Recognized Developer
Sep 21, 2007
917
870
Ah crap, that's right, /sdcard is mapped to the *internal* sd card on the phone, and that's what is partitioned. I'll disable partitioning on the phone (external SD card is not accessible in recovery).
 

ttabbal

Senior Member
Jul 1, 2009
2,076
723
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Ah crap, that's right, /sdcard is mapped to the *internal* sd card on the phone, and that's what is partitioned. I'll disable partitioning on the phone (external SD card is not accessible in recovery).


I haven't tried partitioning, but the card's /dev/block/mmcblk1p* entries are there and I can mount them. That's how the dc2ext hack works. It mounts /sd-ext and /data to do the copies and it does it in recovery.
 

brandnewsimmy

Senior Member
Jun 12, 2007
80
2
ok so I've been following this method, and got eugene's 2.2 loaded up correctly, and rebooted back into download mode. The 2.2 files loaded just fine through odin, but now that I'm flashing 2.1, it seems hung on the cache.rfs.

I am gonna go smoke a blunt or two and come back and see how it's progressed, but this hang is the same issue I had before, on my windows 7 64bit machine. I figured it was a compatibility problem so I'm using my old busted vista machine. I've gotten further on the vista laptop than the W7 one, but I'm still hung.

How long should the 2nd loadup take??

I am almost at my wits end with this stupid mistake I made and hope is such a far stretch :(

I have had serious issues with Odin hanging on my WIn 7 32bit system. However, I think I was actually doing it wrong. I was booting my phone to download mode then plugging it in to my computer. However, I have had continued success (tried a bunch last night) by doing this:
Open Odin, take out the battery, plug in USB cord to phone and computer, hold vol up+down, put in battery. Whenever I booted into Download Mode this way, Odin worked perfect every time. Turns out after cursing my computer it was user error, whoops :p.
 

hoey2011

Senior Member
Dec 29, 2009
424
36
Dallas
I have had serious issues with Odin hanging on my WIn 7 32bit system. However, I think I was actually doing it wrong. I was booting my phone to download mode then plugging it in to my computer. However, I have had continued success (tried a bunch last night) by doing this:
Open Odin, take out the battery, plug in USB cord to phone and computer, hold vol up+down, put in battery. Whenever I booted into Download Mode this way, Odin worked perfect every time. Turns out after cursing my computer it was user error, whoops :p.
turns out, the system wasn't the finicky piece of equipment, it was the phone and the odin software. I inadvertently left the sd card in the phone, the external one, and that was causing my hangs. Two more tries after pulling the sd card, I had success and was back to my phone again :)
 

farrisizdaman

Senior Member
Jul 9, 2010
71
0
turns out, the system wasn't the finicky piece of equipment, it was the phone and the odin software. I inadvertently left the sd card in the phone, the external one, and that was causing my hangs. Two more tries after pulling the sd card, I had success and was back to my phone again :)

I forgot to mention to do that. I did that with mine as well. Taking out the sd card increases success. Thanks for mentioning it.


Sent from my SGH-T959 using XDA App
 

zDisturbed1

Member
Dec 22, 2008
44
2
Thanks for the clarification. I actually had no idea a brick was unfixable. I thought a brick was when your phone messed up and you'd reflash to get it working. Lol sorry again

Sent from my SGH-T959 using XDA App

YEa I guessed as much thats why I was trying not to "flame" and to be informative you are a victim of exactly what I am talking about. Because so many people throw around the word brick anytime anything goes wrong not only is it losing its meaning but people are also getting confused.
 

daddysays

Senior Member
Jul 18, 2010
395
12
Amesbury, MA
This does work, it took me about 7 hours last night to fix it.

I will say if it does not work then keep trying.

My flash kept freezing on the froyo rom and would not finish, so I actually had to try and flash the full captivate stock rom (search the captivate forum) it froze but afterwords it let me go throught the whole flash process with Eugenes 2.2 rom, then flashed right back to 2.1 no prob.

I will also say that if you are on a x64 system then go find a x86 (32 bit) system. I dont know why but it just works better.

So if it doesnt work then do this:

1. Make sure you are on a 32 bit system.
2. Flash a Full Rom from the Captivate forum. (It has a more to it I believe, changes the system maybe?)
3. If it freezes that is ok. Flash the 2.2 rom. (might need to do it a couple times)
4. After successful flash then go to stock.
 

tsnow247

Senior Member
May 28, 2009
126
2
Kansas City
ow.ly
I'm having a really hard time getting to download mode. Read all the threads I could find on it.

Any ideas? Download mode isn't removed when partitioning with rom manager is it?

I'm trying not to freak out...
 

brandnewsimmy

Senior Member
Jun 12, 2007
80
2
I'm having a really hard time getting to download mode. Read all the threads I could find on it.

Any ideas? Download mode isn't removed when partitioning with rom manager is it?

I'm trying not to freak out...

After fighting with it I found out this worked best for me:

Battery out
Plug in USB cord to the phone and PC
Hold Vol up and down
Put the battery in

Phone should boot right into download mode.
Also, I found you should have Odin open FIRST before you do this. If I didn't I would have constant issues with Odin hanging.
 

Top Liked Posts

  • There are no posts matching your filters.
  • 2
    ok i got the i9000 nobrick made by eugene373... it's over at akaskriller.com

    step 1. odin the nobrick pda with no pit file
    step 2. let it boot in to recovery and tell you pretty much that everything is busted
    step 3. pull the battery, close odin, get back in to download and back in to odin
    step 4. i used jfd pda and the 512.pit and now it's booting back in to 2.1