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After external SD card encryption applications broke - Samsung Galaxy S2

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by ILoveToWalk, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. ILoveToWalk

    ILoveToWalk New Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 28, 2012
    Hi guys

    Was writing out a post then closed my tab and lost everything! Sigh

    Anyway, Brian706 directed me here so I hope someone can point me in the right direction :)

    After encrypting my phones internal and then external SD cards half of my apps broke and cannot be re installed: "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card". I only noticed that my apps had broken after the external SD card encryption. I had moved a lot of my apps to my SD card, i'm guessing because some files existed on both parts of the phone this broke. However after removing the encryption this didn't fix it. My phone has also recently started rebooting itself, sometimes multiple times a day, then sometimes once a week.

    Prior to this I did root my phone, but that was some time ago and am not sure on the complete details.

    It may be worth noting that new applications can be installed on the phone, old apps that were installed and had broken cannot be reinstalled.

    Things I have tried:
    -Removed external SD card encryption
    -Cleared cache and data from all apps
    -Foramatted SD Card
    -Removed encryption from internal SD Card
    1.) Model Number - Samsung Galaxy S2 - GT-I9100
    2.) Firmware Version - 4.0.3
    3.) Baseband Version - I19100XXLPQ
    4.) Kernel Version - 3.0.15-I19100XXLPQ-CL223505 se.infra@SEP-94 #3
    5.) Build Number - IML74K.XXLPQ
    Carrier - TMobile
    Country you are using your phone in - UK

    Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if I have missed any information.



  2. Digital Controller

    Digital Controller The Real Bass Creator

    Sep 5, 2012
    Civil Engineer
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    You might want to try putting the SD card in your computer and performing a clean wipe/partition on it.

    It will delete everything but should remove those encryptions.
  3. ILoveToWalk

    ILoveToWalk New Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 28, 2012
    Just formatted the SD card and removed the internal sd card encryption, still not working :(
  4. Davdi

    Davdi Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    Looking for a Job
    The Shire
    Can you use the card to save/read data on your computer?

    have you tried another card in the phone?

    If so, could you use it ?

    If you know the cards are good, then the problem must be with the phone.

    This *could* indicate a serious problem with the phone.

    If you haven't yet, try a factory reset. if that doesn't fix thing, try re-flashing with the stock ROM.

    If, after all that, you still have problems, then the phone is most likely borked.

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