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N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

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angelo0015
Posts: 11
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N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

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When i power on my N900 i get a notification message saying device storage format unsupported.

 

Note: I DONT have a memory card, this is the Internal Memory Card.

 

When i check (settings, memory) It says memory card corrupt 1.86GB available.

When i check FileManager, It says no files/folders.

 

First two pictures on http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=44203 is basically how it is on mine.

 

 

I tried flashing the firmware and emmc and it worked everything was back. But when i restart my phone same notification.When run mount /home/user/MyDocs via X-Terminal, In Filemanager I can see N900 folder but in Settings/Memory is still says memory corrupt. When i restart phone everything does not work again.

 

Can someone please assits me.

 

 

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Sage
Posts: 263

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

It seems you're sending it back, mark this as solved then so people don't take up too much time helping you.

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angelo0015
Posts: 11

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

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Dude that is some other guy i just reference his pictures. I reply even in this post on the same site,same name angelo0015 http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=34988&page=11

Can someone please help me

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Mobile Guru
matthew_maude
Posts: 1,961

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

i think that simon is right but this could be because you're not using the upto date os and emmc when flashing or you've tried to back flash to previous releases

©2012 DJ Matt

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angelo0015
Posts: 11

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

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As i stated before that is someone else who is retuning it to Dell SB.

 

As for the flashing it is the lastest firmware and emmc

 

Firmware: 187721717 PR 1.2 version 10.2010.19-1

 

EMMC: 262090105 eMMC content 10.2010.13-2

 

Can someone please help me, when i type via X-terminal rm -rf /home/user

and then rebooting everything works again but after the next reboot back to the same problem

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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,110

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

well, may as well give it a whirl!

 

HERE FOR DIRECTIONS TO FLASH YOUR N900

 

 

you will need to be sure that you have a non-64 bit pc.

 

 

 

1. Download the Flasher

2. Download the latest firmware image for your N900  (you will need your IMEI of the device)

3. when you save the global variant of the firmware to the "flasher-3.5" folder, save it as "pr1.2.bin"

4.  When you save the vanilla file of the firmware to the "flasher-3.5" folder, save it as "vanilla.bin"

5.  Turn your phone off

6.  launch the flasher-3.5 program

7.  type this command:   flasher-3.5.exe -F pr1.2.bin -f

 

it will then scroll a bunch of gibberish and then say it is looking for a unit.

 

8.  with the phone still off, hold slide the kb open and hold the "U" button while you connect the usb cable to the phone.  continue holding the "U" until you see the faint "NOKIA" logo and/or the USB connection symbol in the top right.  The flasher will find the device and automatically flash the unit to the original rom

 

9.  after about 1.5 minutes, it will be complete.  DO NOT DISCONNECT YOUR UNIT!

10.  type this command:   flasher-3.5.exe -F vanilla.bin -f -R

11.  now it should reflash the device and wipe the emmc clean of EVERYTHING.  after it reboots, you can disconnect it.

 

before you load any software into the device via restoring from your backup, be sure to try the backlight settings again and see if it is still having the issue.

 

 

if the issue is gone then there was some software that you had installed that was affecting it.   if the issue is still there, then have your device replaced.

 

 

 

if the issue is resolved, then a couple of things.

 

1.  depending on how many applications you had installed, you can go back and install them one at a time and re-sync your contacts/calendar separately.  or you can do a restore from your back up.

 

when you do the restore, be sure that you look at all the applications in the list that it is going re-download and install before you allow it to, to be sure they are the only applications you want.

 

 

 

2.  mark this post as solution and post a kudos to any post above that has helped you in the effort to resolve your issues as a happy thanks to their efforts in giving you free support for your device that NOKIA did not give you. 

Kudos are the STAR Below to the RIGHT, Solution is Below to the RIGHT
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angelo0015
Posts: 11

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

NO it did not work same error, thanks though
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Sage
Posts: 263

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

Have you tried un-mounting the mass memory partition and running an file system check on it?

 

Open the terminal and gain root.

 

Then type

 

umount /dev/mmcblk0p1   and enter

Then

fsck -t ext3 /dev/mmcblk0p1 and enter

 

Let it do its thing and see if it reports back any errors.

 

Then remount the partition by

mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 and enter

 

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angelo0015
Posts: 11

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

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After i gain root, I enter umount /dev/mmcblk0p1

I get -    Invalid argument.

 

But when i enter fsck -t ext3 /dev/mmcblk0p1

I get  -

 

alleged total clusters: 445129

checked clusters: 3869

/dev/mmcblk0p1: 1038 files, 3869/445129 clusters

 

And when i enter mount /dev/mmcblk0p1

It is mounted.

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Sage
Posts: 263

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

Ok, do you have rootsh installed that that you can gain root?

If not, first run

 

apt-get install root

 

When it installs, run

 

sudo gainroot

 

Then run

 

umount /dev/mmcblk0p1     (remember the space)

 

If you still get an invalid argument error, then the partition is not mounted. This may be due to it being corrupted in the first place.

 

Then

 

fsck -t ext3 /dev/mmcblk0p1

 

Run

mount /dev/mmcblk0p1

then

df

 

And check to see if /dev/mmcblk0p1 is mounted.

Then try  and see if it works as it should.

 

I'll look around for some solutions and post them if I find anything.

 

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angelo0015
Posts: 11

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

Yeah i already had rootsh installed.

Same invalid argument error after entering
umount /dev/mmcblk0p1.

After entering

mount /dev/mmcblk0p1
then
df

/dev/mmcblk0p1 is mounted

In Filemanager I can see N900 folder but in Settings/Memory is still says memory corrupt. When i restart phone everything does not work again

Is there any way to fix it in the partition?
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Sage
Posts: 263

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

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Try this to remake the filesystem on the partition.

 

 

umount /dev/mmcblk0p1 
fsck.vfat -f /dev/mmcblk0p1
and then reboot.

 

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Advisor
angelo0015
Posts: 11

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

nope, it did not work still same error. thanks by the way for all your help
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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,110

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

return the unit and get another one.  :/

 

Kudos are the STAR Below to the RIGHT, Solution is Below to the RIGHT
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Sage
Posts: 263

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

Unfortunately that's all the advice I have left to give....send it back.

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Mobile Guru
matthew_maude
Posts: 1,961

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

do you have some script un mounting it on start up?
or have you done anything similar with desktop cmd widget?
and are you restoring a backup after the flash?

©2012 DJ Matt

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Advisor
angelo0015
Posts: 11

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

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@matthew_maude

do you have some script un mounting it on start up?
or have you done anything similar with desktop cmd widget?
and are you restoring a backup after the flash?

 

Answer:

No nothing install except rootsh.

No

No

 

When i get the error and i type via x-terminal

df


/dev/mmcblk0p1 is NOT mounted.

 

but when i type

rm -rf /home/user

 

Restart the phone after using this command it works like it should, no corrupt memory and in FileManager you see the N900 folder until you reboot again then back to the same problem.

 

When it is working after typing rm -rf /home/user and restarting.

I enter via x-terminal:

df

 

I can see /dev/mmcblk0p1 is mounted

 

Is there a way to edit the start up to load /dev/mmcblk0p1 always.

Or repair start-up. Maybe this might fix the problem.

 


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Mobile Guru
matthew_maude
Posts: 1,961

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

i'm no linux guru and this might not work but
download and install the desktop command execution widget, add it to the desktop then in its settings make a custom command and use the mount command, then tell it to invoke on start up

©2012 DJ Matt

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angelo0015
Posts: 11

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

how do you enter this command, i enter mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 but it return invalid command
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Mobile Guru
matthew_maude
Posts: 1,961

Re: N900 Internal Memory Corrupted

copy and paste this

echo "mount /dev/mmcblk0p1" | sudo gainroot | echo ""

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