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POSSIBLE FIX FOR PHONES THAT ARE STUCK AT BOOTLOGO AFTER LQ5/LPM + Wipe

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d.fx

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Jul 20, 2010
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THIS GUIDE IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE 16GB GALAXY S2 I9100 (but a similar procedure can be applied to some other samsung devices)


BIG THANKS TO USER HG42, ALL CREDITS GO TO HIM AS HE IS THE ONE THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE. THE ORIGINAL GALAXY NOTE THREAD IS HERE

THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THIS WILL WORK, IT DID FOR ME AND A FEW OTHERS BUT YOUR PROBLEM COULD BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOUR PHONE


AFTER FLASHING THE PIT FILE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATLY FLASH A SAMSUNG ROM OR A KERNEL VIA ODIN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU STILL HAVE THE LQ5 KERNEL INSTALLED, IN ANY CASE, DON'T TRY TO WIPE DATA AFTER THE PIT FILE FLASH, FLASH A ROM OR A KERNEL BEFORE DOING ANY WIPE


As you must know by now, some users experienced hard bricks after flashing the leaked LQ5 firmware and doing a factory reset or a data wipe, some others, like me, can still access Odin or recovery but no matter what we try we can't get the phone to actually fully boot.

SYMPTOMS:

-You can go into download mode and maybe in recovery
-When you try to wipe data in recovery the phone gets stuck and reboots eventually
-Flashing a firmware through odin doesn't do any good even when the flash was a success
-During the Flash through odin it may get stuck at data.img or fastoryfs depending on the firmware you're trying to flash

If your symptoms aren't the same as those, i would advise not trying this procedure


THE REASON FOR THE "BRICK"

It seems that during the factory reset or data wipe you made after flashing LQ5, the data partition got badly corrupted somehow, and because of that, neither CWM nor Odin can write or format this faulty data partition. This is why you can't boot into any rom.

What you need to do if you're in the same situtation i was into (make sure of it) is to flash a modified pit file which is gonna create a new data partition on your internal sdcard, leaving the faulty one aside, and thus getting a brand new data partition which is gonna make your phone work again, but at the cost of having a smaller internal SD. Other than that, your phone should work exactly as it did.

WARNING / BACKUP

By doing so, you're also repartitionning the internal sdcard, which will result in the loss of everything you have on it, to backup the content of your internal sdcard, you must follow the steps described in THIS THREAD which is the thread started by the man that found the solution to this problem. The thread is a galaxy note thread, but the backup procedure is the same.

Once you have backed up what you wanted to backup, and made sure you read everything carefully, you can proceed to the flashing of the modified pit file.


AFTER FLASHING THE PIT FILE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATLY FLASH A SAMSUNG ROM OR A KERNEL VIA ODIN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU STILL HAVE THE LQ5 KERNEL INSTALLED, IN ANY CASE, DON'T TRY TO WIPE DATA AFTER THE PIT FILE FLASH, FLASH A ROM OR A KERNEL BEFORE DOING ANY WIPE


The zip containing the modified PIT files can be found in THIS THREAD at the end of the first post.

STEP BY STEP

-Put your phone into Download Mode
-Flash the modified pit using odin, NOTHING ELSE
-After pit flash, the phone will try to reboot, and will get stuck. Remove the battery
-Go into Download Mode.
-Flash a clean, unmodified, samsung firmware (like KI4) WITHOUT PUTTING ANY PIT FILE
-Reboot in stock recovery, do a factory reset
-Reboot phone
-Format internal sdcard
-You should be good to go

ALTERNATIVE WAY (NOT RECOMMENDED)


-Put your phone into Download Mode
-Flash the modified pit using odin, NOTHING ELSE
-After pit flash, the phone will try to reboot, and will get stuck. Remove the battery
-Go into Download Mode.
-Flash a custom kernel with Odin.
-Then Boot into recovery and install a rom from a zip which must be on your external SD


I hope this works for you as well as it did for me. Good luck, and congratulations to hg42 for finding a way to get our devices working again
 
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limpbizkit

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Doesnt work for me , i can now go to recovery mode but i can't format/wipe data. i tried with flashing Siyah 3.3.2 tar but formatting data is not possible again .
Thanks anyway for your work .
 
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dejarque88

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Sep 10, 2010
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The same thing for me

Doesnt work for me , ican now go to recovery mode but still can't format/wipe data. i tried with flashing Siyah 3.3.2 but formatting data is not possible.
Thanks anyway for your work .

Hi, the same thing happend with me. Now I can enter in recovery but I cant wipe data.

I´m thinking of try this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1457458

To do that should I flash first the original Pit file???????

Thanks
 

dejarque88

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Sep 10, 2010
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Doesnt work for me , i can now go to recovery mode but i can't format/wipe data. i tried with flashing Siyah 3.3.2 tar but formatting data is not possible again .
Thanks anyway for your work .

Heeyyy!!!! Bro, i found an alternative for us. It worked for me so with you will work to!!!

Im from argentina and my english is not good. So, sorry for that.

Ok, do this:

1/ Download resurrection remix v2.5.3

2/ Flash siyha v3.3.2

3/ Enter to the recovery

4/ Go to "dual-boot options

5/ Select "install zip to second rom from external sd. Automatically siyah will create a second data partition.

6/ select the rom from the external sd and install it. Then restart and enter in recovery again

7/ go to "dual boot options / wipe second rom dalvik-cache.

8/ go to dual boot options / fix second rom permissions

9/ go to dual boot options / wipe second rom data cache

10/ reboot and you will see during boot the next reading: press home o volume button to enter to second rom.... so, press the home buttom and the phone will revive!!!!!!


I must say that every time the phone starts you have to choose to enter the second rom. This solution sucks, but at least your phone will work.

good luck
 
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d.fx

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Jul 20, 2010
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Hi, the same thing happend with me. Now I can enter in recovery but I cant wipe data.

I´m thinking of try this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1457458

To do that should I flash first the original Pit file???????

Thanks

Have you tried flashing a samsung rom? Are you still on LQ5 kernel?

If this still fails after trying to flash a samsung rom using odin, i think you should indeed flash the original PIT, which will make things back the way they were before, even if it didn't work then
 
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a0007

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when i use Odin to install original rom , it stuck on data.img

and when I use recovery to wipe factory or cache , it stuck on formatting data

(( I used pit stock and i9100_u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4-patched-standard ))
 

d.fx

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when i use Odin to install original rom , it stuck on data.img

and when I use recovery to wipe factory or cache , it stuck on formatting data

(( I used pit stock and i9100_u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4-patched-standard ))

After flashing just the Pit file, did you try to wipe data or did you try to flash a Samsung ROM with odin directly?
 
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d.fx

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arf man, you should have stick to the step by steps and just that. There is still little hope though, send a PM to hg42 explaining that you flashed his modified galaxy s2 pit file but that you did the same mistake again (that i did too, but only once) , which was to wipe data using LQ5 kernel. Basically i think you now have two ****ty data partitions, back to square one.

He might be able to build a new Pit specially for you to flash in which yet another data partition will be created, next to the one you just screwed.

I modified my post to make it even clearer that you shouldn't wipe data while using LQ5 kernel.

Good luck man
 
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d.fx

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Unfortunately some people were lucky enough to only soft brick their phones when other hard bricked them.
No solution for the hard bricked ones for now.

Sent from my GT-I9100 using xda premium
 
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xscreations

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
THIS GUIDE IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE 16GB GALAXY S2 I9100 (but a similar procedure can be applied to some other samsung devices)


BIG THANKS TO USER HG42, ALL CREDITS GO TO HIM AND HIS BRILLIANT MIND


THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THIS WILL WORK, IT DID FOR ME AND A FEW OTHERS BUT YOUR PROBLEM COULD BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOUR PHONE


AFTER FLASHING THE PIT FILE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATLY FLASH A SAMSUNG ROM OR A KERNEL VIA ODIN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU STILL HAVE THE LQ5 KERNEL INSTALLED, IN ANY CASE, DON'T TRY TO WIPE DATA AFTER THE PIT FILE FLASH, FLASH A ROM OR A KERNEL BEFORE DOING ANY WIPE


As you must know by now, some users experienced hard bricks after flashing the leaked LQ5 firmware and doing a factory reset or a data wipe, some others, like me, can still access Odin or recovery but no matter what we try we can't get the phone to actually fully boot.

SYMPTOMS:

-You can go into download mode and maybe in recovery
-When you try to wipe data in recovery the phone gets stuck and reboots eventually
-Flashing a firmware through odin doesn't do any good even when the flash was a success
-During the Flash through odin it may get stuck at data.img or fastoryfs depending on the firmware you're trying to flash

If your symptoms aren't the same as those, i would advise not trying this procedure


THE REASON FOR THE "BRICK"

It seems that during the factory reset or data wipe you made after flashing LQ5, the data partition got badly corrupted somehow, and because of that, neither CWM nor Odin can write or format this faulty data partition. This is why you can't boot into any rom.

What you need to do if you're in the same situtation i was into (make sure of it) is to flash a modified pit file which is gonna create a new data partition on your internal sdcard, leaving the faulty one aside, and thus getting a brand new data partition which is gonna make your phone work again, but at the cost of having a smaller internal SD. Other than that, your phone should work exactly as it did.

WARNING

By doing so, you're also repartitionning the internal sdcard, which will result in the loss of everything you have on it, to backup the content of your internal sdcard, you must follow the steps described in THIS THREAD which is the thread started by the man that found the solution to this problem. The thread is a galaxy note thread, but the backup procedure is the same.

Once you have backed up what you wanted to backup, and made sure you read everything carefully, you can proceed to the flashing of the modified pit file.


AFTER FLASHING THE PIT FILE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATLY FLASH A SAMSUNG ROM OR A KERNEL VIA ODIN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU STILL HAVE THE LQ5 KERNEL INSTALLED, IN ANY CASE, DON'T TRY TO WIPE DATA AFTER THE PIT FILE FLASH, FLASH A ROM OR A KERNEL BEFORE DOING ANY WIPE


Here is the zip file containing the modified pit file : http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1185385&d=1341775209
The file you need to flash is in the main folder and is called i9100_u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4-patched-standard.pit

STEP BY STEP

-Put your phone into Download Mode
-Flash the modified pit using odin, NOTHING ELSE
-After pit flash, the phone will try to reboot, and will get stuck. Remove the battery
-Go into Download Mode.
-Flash a clean, unmodified, samsung firmware (like KI4) WITHOUT PUTTING ANY PIT FILE
-Reboot in stock recovery, do a factory reset
-Reboot phone
-Format internal sdcard
-You should be good to go

ALTERNATIVE WAY (NOT RECOMMENDED)


-Put your phone into Download Mode
-Flash the modified pit using odin, NOTHING ELSE
-After pit flash, the phone will try to reboot, and will get stuck. Remove the battery
-Go into Download Mode.
-Flash a custom kernel with Odin.
-Then Boot into recovery and install a rom from a zip which must be on your external SD


I hope this works for you as well as it did for me. Good luck, and congratulations to hg42 for finding a way to get our devices working again

You are my S2 saver! Thank you! Thank you!
Since Thursday, when i lost my S2 because of LQ5, i have been trying to find any possible solution through ODIN, but the same result: S2 stacked on logo screen.
Today i decided to send my S2 to Samsung, but the last minute i saw your thread.
I had nothing to loose so i decide to give it another try and I GOT MY PHONE BACK!

After formatting internal card i got back 9,54 Gb. I remember that i had 11Gb free before LQ5 but right now its not major problem.

Once more
Thank you!!!!!
 
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    THIS GUIDE IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE 16GB GALAXY S2 I9100 (but a similar procedure can be applied to some other samsung devices)


    BIG THANKS TO USER HG42, ALL CREDITS GO TO HIM AS HE IS THE ONE THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE. THE ORIGINAL GALAXY NOTE THREAD IS HERE

    THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THIS WILL WORK, IT DID FOR ME AND A FEW OTHERS BUT YOUR PROBLEM COULD BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOUR PHONE


    AFTER FLASHING THE PIT FILE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATLY FLASH A SAMSUNG ROM OR A KERNEL VIA ODIN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU STILL HAVE THE LQ5 KERNEL INSTALLED, IN ANY CASE, DON'T TRY TO WIPE DATA AFTER THE PIT FILE FLASH, FLASH A ROM OR A KERNEL BEFORE DOING ANY WIPE


    As you must know by now, some users experienced hard bricks after flashing the leaked LQ5 firmware and doing a factory reset or a data wipe, some others, like me, can still access Odin or recovery but no matter what we try we can't get the phone to actually fully boot.

    SYMPTOMS:

    -You can go into download mode and maybe in recovery
    -When you try to wipe data in recovery the phone gets stuck and reboots eventually
    -Flashing a firmware through odin doesn't do any good even when the flash was a success
    -During the Flash through odin it may get stuck at data.img or fastoryfs depending on the firmware you're trying to flash

    If your symptoms aren't the same as those, i would advise not trying this procedure


    THE REASON FOR THE "BRICK"

    It seems that during the factory reset or data wipe you made after flashing LQ5, the data partition got badly corrupted somehow, and because of that, neither CWM nor Odin can write or format this faulty data partition. This is why you can't boot into any rom.

    What you need to do if you're in the same situtation i was into (make sure of it) is to flash a modified pit file which is gonna create a new data partition on your internal sdcard, leaving the faulty one aside, and thus getting a brand new data partition which is gonna make your phone work again, but at the cost of having a smaller internal SD. Other than that, your phone should work exactly as it did.

    WARNING / BACKUP

    By doing so, you're also repartitionning the internal sdcard, which will result in the loss of everything you have on it, to backup the content of your internal sdcard, you must follow the steps described in THIS THREAD which is the thread started by the man that found the solution to this problem. The thread is a galaxy note thread, but the backup procedure is the same.

    Once you have backed up what you wanted to backup, and made sure you read everything carefully, you can proceed to the flashing of the modified pit file.


    AFTER FLASHING THE PIT FILE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATLY FLASH A SAMSUNG ROM OR A KERNEL VIA ODIN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU STILL HAVE THE LQ5 KERNEL INSTALLED, IN ANY CASE, DON'T TRY TO WIPE DATA AFTER THE PIT FILE FLASH, FLASH A ROM OR A KERNEL BEFORE DOING ANY WIPE


    The zip containing the modified PIT files can be found in THIS THREAD at the end of the first post.

    STEP BY STEP

    -Put your phone into Download Mode
    -Flash the modified pit using odin, NOTHING ELSE
    -After pit flash, the phone will try to reboot, and will get stuck. Remove the battery
    -Go into Download Mode.
    -Flash a clean, unmodified, samsung firmware (like KI4) WITHOUT PUTTING ANY PIT FILE
    -Reboot in stock recovery, do a factory reset
    -Reboot phone
    -Format internal sdcard
    -You should be good to go

    ALTERNATIVE WAY (NOT RECOMMENDED)


    -Put your phone into Download Mode
    -Flash the modified pit using odin, NOTHING ELSE
    -After pit flash, the phone will try to reboot, and will get stuck. Remove the battery
    -Go into Download Mode.
    -Flash a custom kernel with Odin.
    -Then Boot into recovery and install a rom from a zip which must be on your external SD


    I hope this works for you as well as it did for me. Good luck, and congratulations to hg42 for finding a way to get our devices working again
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    Doesnt work for me , i can now go to recovery mode but i can't format/wipe data. i tried with flashing Siyah 3.3.2 tar but formatting data is not possible again .
    Thanks anyway for your work .

    Heeyyy!!!! Bro, i found an alternative for us. It worked for me so with you will work to!!!

    Im from argentina and my english is not good. So, sorry for that.

    Ok, do this:

    1/ Download resurrection remix v2.5.3

    2/ Flash siyha v3.3.2

    3/ Enter to the recovery

    4/ Go to "dual-boot options

    5/ Select "install zip to second rom from external sd. Automatically siyah will create a second data partition.

    6/ select the rom from the external sd and install it. Then restart and enter in recovery again

    7/ go to "dual boot options / wipe second rom dalvik-cache.

    8/ go to dual boot options / fix second rom permissions

    9/ go to dual boot options / wipe second rom data cache

    10/ reboot and you will see during boot the next reading: press home o volume button to enter to second rom.... so, press the home buttom and the phone will revive!!!!!!


    I must say that every time the phone starts you have to choose to enter the second rom. This solution sucks, but at least your phone will work.

    good luck
    2
    That part of memory will be lost forever?

    Let me drop in...

    It is lost, the flash memory chip has corrupted internal tables.
    Reflashing this chip (kind of jtag, but not the one to flash the phone) is probably possible but no solution yet, may be never.

    So using the warranty is better for most people.

    I created those pits mainly for people without warranty or who don't care for those 2gb loss (like me).
    2
    Glad it worked for you mate.

    Next time we'll think twice before flashing a leaked firmware.


    Sent from my GT-I9100 using xda premium
    2
    THIS GUIDE IS INTENDED ONLY FOR THE 16GB GALAXY S2 I9100 (but a similar procedure can be applied to some other samsung devices)


    BIG THANKS TO USER HG42, ALL CREDITS GO TO HIM AND HIS BRILLIANT MIND


    THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THIS WILL WORK, IT DID FOR ME AND A FEW OTHERS BUT YOUR PROBLEM COULD BE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT HAPPENS TO YOUR PHONE


    AFTER FLASHING THE PIT FILE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATLY FLASH A SAMSUNG ROM OR A KERNEL VIA ODIN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU STILL HAVE THE LQ5 KERNEL INSTALLED, IN ANY CASE, DON'T TRY TO WIPE DATA AFTER THE PIT FILE FLASH, FLASH A ROM OR A KERNEL BEFORE DOING ANY WIPE


    As you must know by now, some users experienced hard bricks after flashing the leaked LQ5 firmware and doing a factory reset or a data wipe, some others, like me, can still access Odin or recovery but no matter what we try we can't get the phone to actually fully boot.

    SYMPTOMS:

    -You can go into download mode and maybe in recovery
    -When you try to wipe data in recovery the phone gets stuck and reboots eventually
    -Flashing a firmware through odin doesn't do any good even when the flash was a success
    -During the Flash through odin it may get stuck at data.img or fastoryfs depending on the firmware you're trying to flash

    If your symptoms aren't the same as those, i would advise not trying this procedure


    THE REASON FOR THE "BRICK"

    It seems that during the factory reset or data wipe you made after flashing LQ5, the data partition got badly corrupted somehow, and because of that, neither CWM nor Odin can write or format this faulty data partition. This is why you can't boot into any rom.

    What you need to do if you're in the same situtation i was into (make sure of it) is to flash a modified pit file which is gonna create a new data partition on your internal sdcard, leaving the faulty one aside, and thus getting a brand new data partition which is gonna make your phone work again, but at the cost of having a smaller internal SD. Other than that, your phone should work exactly as it did.

    WARNING

    By doing so, you're also repartitionning the internal sdcard, which will result in the loss of everything you have on it, to backup the content of your internal sdcard, you must follow the steps described in THIS THREAD which is the thread started by the man that found the solution to this problem. The thread is a galaxy note thread, but the backup procedure is the same.

    Once you have backed up what you wanted to backup, and made sure you read everything carefully, you can proceed to the flashing of the modified pit file.


    AFTER FLASHING THE PIT FILE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATLY FLASH A SAMSUNG ROM OR A KERNEL VIA ODIN, ESPECIALLY IF YOU STILL HAVE THE LQ5 KERNEL INSTALLED, IN ANY CASE, DON'T TRY TO WIPE DATA AFTER THE PIT FILE FLASH, FLASH A ROM OR A KERNEL BEFORE DOING ANY WIPE


    Here is the zip file containing the modified pit file : http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=1185385&d=1341775209
    The file you need to flash is in the main folder and is called i9100_u1_02_20110310_emmc_EXT4-patched-standard.pit

    STEP BY STEP

    -Put your phone into Download Mode
    -Flash the modified pit using odin, NOTHING ELSE
    -After pit flash, the phone will try to reboot, and will get stuck. Remove the battery
    -Go into Download Mode.
    -Flash a clean, unmodified, samsung firmware (like KI4) WITHOUT PUTTING ANY PIT FILE
    -Reboot in stock recovery, do a factory reset
    -Reboot phone
    -Format internal sdcard
    -You should be good to go

    ALTERNATIVE WAY (NOT RECOMMENDED)


    -Put your phone into Download Mode
    -Flash the modified pit using odin, NOTHING ELSE
    -After pit flash, the phone will try to reboot, and will get stuck. Remove the battery
    -Go into Download Mode.
    -Flash a custom kernel with Odin.
    -Then Boot into recovery and install a rom from a zip which must be on your external SD


    I hope this works for you as well as it did for me. Good luck, and congratulations to hg42 for finding a way to get our devices working again

    You are my S2 saver! Thank you! Thank you!
    Since Thursday, when i lost my S2 because of LQ5, i have been trying to find any possible solution through ODIN, but the same result: S2 stacked on logo screen.
    Today i decided to send my S2 to Samsung, but the last minute i saw your thread.
    I had nothing to loose so i decide to give it another try and I GOT MY PHONE BACK!

    After formatting internal card i got back 9,54 Gb. I remember that i had 11Gb free before LQ5 but right now its not major problem.

    Once more
    Thank you!!!!!