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Panic!!! My phone does not read sd anymore

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  1. mrsalma

    mrsalma Member

    Hello folks.

  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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  3. mrsalma

    mrsalma Member

    I follow the instructions on the link you gave, and the phone read my sd card again, but whe I try to do this:

    Run from a terminal emulator in Android since ADB won't work if the USB port is not working

    Terminal emulator & ADB commands

    cat /sdcard/flash_image > /data/flash_image
    cat /sdcard/mtd-eng.img > /data/mtd-eng.img
    chmod 755 /data/flash_image
    /data/flash_image misc /data/mtd-eng.img

    The image will show you.
    This is exactly what I got stuck on, the last thing I did before everything got messed up.

    on the terminal emulator says:
    mtd MEMGETBADBLOCK returned al 1 at 0x00000000...
    mtd: read all-zero block at .... skipping
    mtd: not writing bad block at 0x00000
    error writing misc: No space left on device.

    I tried to uninstall every app I had install from playstore, and apparently the apps I left were the ones from factory.

    So... What do I do?
    Please help me out here.
    I appettiate all your help.
    thank you

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  4. Targaryen

    Targaryen Well-Known Member

    Seriously, is there anything at all you don't know the answer to?
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  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    ok so i have seen this happen on a few evos from time to time. it looks like you have some bad blocks on your internal partition that is preventing you to do anything to the phone. basically this is a hardware issue. i have not seen much info on this but here are a few threads that might shed some light on it:
    [Q] Root Trouble Caroline Failed - xda-developers. now i know this is for revolutionary, but it explains about what bad blocks are.

    Anthrax Kernel for Evo 4G - Page 9. this is the post that one of the guys who posted in the first link was referring to.

    unfortunately it has nothing to do with apps and memory. it has everything to do with your system partition on your phone. if you have bad blocks then there is not much you can do from what i have read.

    sorry to be the bearer of bad news:( however, if you do come across something that fixes bad blocks then please post it here.
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  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Ha..he is a smart fellow but he doesn't know what I ate for breakfast:p
  7. MizzouBrent

    MizzouBrent Well-Known Member

    You don't know that for sure
  8. mrsalma

    mrsalma Member

    So you think you can help me with this issue?
    I am ready to follow orders.
    I really need ti fix this problem otherwise my pc wont read my phone anymore!
    And there's not much i can do with it.... :(
    Would you?
  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator


    almost forgot to say that the bad blocks does not necessary mean that your phone will not work properly though. it will still run like normal.
  10. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Well, I really dont know about the bad block issue at all.:(
    Something simple to try is a new usb cord?
    If I read correctly, your phone CAN see your sd card, but when you plug in to your computer, you cannot see your sd card right?
    I'm just thinking of some simple things to try.:p
  11. mrsalma

    mrsalma Member

    Thank very much ocnbrze; I appetiate all the help you give to the users, and I will read the information you gave me. I hope that at least I might leave the phone like it was before.
    You know? I bought my evo over the internet and it was sprint. But I am using it in mexico. A friend flashed it for me. So, maybe, do you think that something he did, in fact did this bad block to the phone? Maybe If I can figure thwis out, maybe I could undo it...
    Greetings to LA. :)
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  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    this will not however fix the bad block error he is getting. bad blocks are on the internal memory of the phone.
    wait flashed? are you on another network other then sprint?
  13. mrsalma

    mrsalma Member

    Hello. Mikestony. Yes my phone can read the sd card. But the computer does not. But now Im staryirng to have issues that I find day by day. For example I tried to setup my hotmail account en the wigdet and I am getting force closures over and over again.
    So, as you can see... i need to start getting a course on developing....!
  14. mrsalma

    mrsalma Member

    Yes :)S but my phone had been working perfectly. Only I wanted to root it and thats when all started..
    I 'm sorry... Oops. I 'm guessing I should have told you this before??? :)S
  15. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    ok then it might be possible that something happened during the flash to another network. i can't say for sure though as i do not know too much about bad blocks. however, from what i read bad blocks are hardware failure so not sure if going to another network would cause that or not. all i know is that there is no fix for bad blocks (at least from what i have found).
  16. mrsalma

    mrsalma Member

    Ok. Now I
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  17. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

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  18. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood Moderator

    Correct. With these large files being downloaded over the internet there is the possibility that you will have a bad download. Checking the MD5 just verifies that something didn't get messed up going from point A to point B. I prefer to check it once it is on the SD card to ensure nothing got messed up in the USB transfer.

    You can do this with ES file explorer and probably a few others.

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  19. mrsalma

    mrsalma Member

    Ok thank you for your answer.
    I will try that.

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