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adrynalyne

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Dec 13, 2008
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Please tun this command from adb shell, and report back the following information.

cat /sys/class/block/mmcblk0/device/name


Please reply with the terminal output and whether your phone is running, or bricked. Please, we need information from both sides.


Defintion of brick:

Rebooting in normal mode, as well as recovery, and RUU does not fix the issue.



Those who are Bricked, in addiiton to posting here:

Please contact jcase at #thunderbolt on irc.andirc.net. You have ~3 seconds to perform this command while in recovery. We also need dmesg output. DO NOT RUU, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE! WE NEED S-OFF STATUS!
 
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jcase

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Output: SEM08G

Status: Nonbricked


We need brickers to do this, you have about 5 seconds in recovery to do it. Please contact us.
 

spaghetti_monster

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k#cat /sys/class/block/mmcblk0/device/name
cat /sys/class/block/mmcblk0/device/name
SEM08G
#



Non bricked
Running GB Bamf 2.4.1
 

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  • 8
    So we have run into a problem with reading bricked devices. If you are bricked, please, please, please! do not run the stock RUU until we have attempted to read the emmc name. If you are s-on, we are stuck.
    5
    What if this command were something that could potentially brick people's phones and they wanted to see if that's what was part of the problem? I know the command posted is not, but what if it were? What if the devs were frustrated and having a bad day and decided to use us as guinea pigs? Does that make it ok?

    Thrown by Zeus himself

    Really... Really... REALLLLLLLLLY :mad:

    I believe this is the dumbest thing ever posted on xda...
    5
    Do we seriously have someone here saying the command

    "cat /sys/class/block/mmcblk0/device/name"

    is dangerous?

    Let's have a little lecture on what this does.

    cat is the linux command to return the contents of a file. So that's READING from a file.

    The remainder of the command has no spaces in it, so is one term. Most people will recognise this as being a type of path to something in the filesystem.

    Therefore, this is reading from an item in the filesystem. If might not be a file as such (it's not), but it's a system flag that you can read. The key word being READ.

    cat is a perfectly safe command unless its output is being piped.
    5
    We all got bricked rolled guys... It was well played... well played indeed...

    never gonna give you up..
    never gonna let you down..
    never gonna run around and desert you.
    4
    Adrynalyne- Please understand that 'RobbyRob' does not speak for the rest of us. I know you do not see my name constantly on these forums because I can usually find my own answers and have NOT the knowledge to support others.

    Anyway, I have seen your name Adrynalyne, linked to possibly HUNDREDS of posts that HAVE helped many or dare I say almost all in this community, so from the 'appreciative' ones....Thank you, and please don't give up on us for one persons ignorance.