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Need help running CM7 off sd card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MaGoober, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. MaGoober

    MaGoober Lurker
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    The emmc in my never rooted NC is totally bricked, It can not be repartitioned nor formatted. Currently there are no partitions and CHS values are all out of whack. To make it worse, it is in a 'read only' state and all attempts to correct the situation fail. Research the M8G2FA, and 'brick bug'. This situation occurred solely because I attempted to run the NC's factory restore - evidently when the NC's restore wiped the cache partitions clean, that's all it took and it bricked it's faulty emmc.

    Currently, the only way I can boot up the NC is by using a bootable CWM recovery (6.0.1.2) SD card. Once it's booted I can use adb to poke around. ...making changes is impossible, but I can still poke around.

    I'm trying to overlook the state of the emmc and boot up into CM7 solely off the sd card. There are quite a few tutorials on how to do this - each differing in only slightly minor ways - but every single one I've tried always ends the same way: With an error message that says "Invalid layout found. Please report as a bug." during the boot up process. Evidently the CM7 boot images for some reason or another still need access to the emmc's various partitions - which, in my case, dont - and can't - exist.

    Does anybody know how to make a truly stand-alone bootable CM7 sd card?
     



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  2. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Sorry, XDA (where the NC devs hang out) is your friend, not here.

    Personally, I'd just sell it for parts and get a real tablet, but apparently you like a challenge. :D
     
  3. MaGoober

    MaGoober Lurker
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    ROFL, yes, I've been known to be *slightly* stubborn.
     
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