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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mk2mark, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. mk2mark

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    Hi,

    I have an S4 here that I've been messing around with installing different roms on, I installed one (negalite) that had the option to wipe the data partition during install, which is where the zip file being flashed was located.

    Anyway the problem is that I can't push any zip files using adb, I get an I/O error. Formatting /data in CWM (6.0.3.2) I get the following in the log-file:

    Can't partition non-vfat: datamedia
    Can't format unknown volume: /emmc


    Most of the solutions I've seen for this involve flashing new files which I can't do.

    I also tried fixing perms through CWM, I get the following : fix_permissions: not found

    At this point I'm unsure what else to do, help is much appreciated
     

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    Hello and welcome to Android Forums mk2mark! :)

    In order to help you further, could you give the, "Version", of Galaxy S4 that you have. See #1.2 of, "18 Galaxy S4 models - know yours?".
     
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    I guess I could have mentioned what phone I'm talking about :D It's a Sprint SPH-L720.

    Thanks for the kind welcome.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Mark:wavey:

    I'm not familiar with the Sprint gs4 so I'll move this over to the Sprint all things root sub forum where I'm sure someone will be able to help you out:)
     
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    If you can get into your Custom Recovery (which you should have before flashing a ROM anyway), simply flash a new ROM there.

    If you do not have a custom recovery and can only access Download Mode, you'll have to reinstall the stock MF9 ROM using Odin.
     
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    Thanks Darnell for pointing me in the right direction.


    Reinstalling CWM seems to have done the trick - I was under the impression that if I could boot to recovery it was ok but I guess not. The reinstall cleared up all the weird I/O errors and perm issues.
     

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