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  1. BenjaSands's Avatar
    So I did a 4.0.4 Stock Install...and even though it did not do a wipe and it started the same ole looking ROM as always, I navigated to the apps sections and ALL my old apps are listed. But interesting enough none of them have checkmarks (indicating they are saved on the usb storage, even though they take up the space) and I tried uninstalling one of the apps and my phone just restarted while it was doing it and now it is stuck at the ICS Boot Animation haha

    Its been like this for 5 mins or so I think ima leave it hopefully something good is going on
    06-24-2012 04:59 PM
  2. TOOLEY's Avatar
    Keep updated. Try xda or other forums of u feel the need. Nothing can hurt. Just keep us posted.
    06-24-2012 08:22 PM
  3. BenjaSands's Avatar
    Keep updated. Try xda or other forums of u feel the need. Nothing can hurt. Just keep us posted.
    Yeah I made a thread in another forum well see.

    Anyway, I have a question... On Odin, what does the "Re-Partition" option do?
    because I check it because I have an idea on what its supposed to do, but for some reason the Flash process does not go through when I check re partition, only when it is unchecked.
    Is there a way to force Odin to repartition the phone?
    06-24-2012 08:30 PM
  4. BenjaSands's Avatar
    After more research, I found out that there is a file called "Wipe All .zip" that if put on the USB Storage and flashed will wipe your USB Storage. This sounds like something I could use, is there a way to Flash it without having to put it in the USB Storage since I cant copy files to it?

    (Windows or MaC)
    06-24-2012 09:34 PM
  5. hlxanthus's Avatar
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?p=937538

    Check this out, basically outlines how sprint will handle rooted phones.

    Also, from cwm under mounts and storage there is an option to format sdcard

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    06-24-2012 10:18 PM
  6. BenjaSands's Avatar
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?p=937538

    Check this out, basically outlines how sprint will handle rooted phones.

    Also, from cwm under mounts and storage there is an option to format sdcard

    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk 2
    Cool Ill take a look at that thread. And yeah but for some reason when I try to do that nothing happens, that or an error comes out. I also tried it on TWRP Recovery and nothing gets wiped or formatted I will prob give it another shot next week hopefully I get closer
    06-24-2012 10:22 PM
  7. TOOLEY's Avatar
    I've only used Odin 1 time n haven't since. U can try to repartition the harddrive n see what happens.

    You said u found. WIPE ALL.ZIP. download by phone then when done go to Downloads. N install if option is possiable

    OR

    Download WIPE ALL.ZIP by phone. When finished, Go into recovery mode n install Zip from SD card. Choose the WIPE ALL.ZIP n see what happens. U may still have ur Tom that's just because ur not able to flash to anything else at the moment.



    Ur using Bugless Beast, have u checked for a update through Rom Manager or by recovery mode. Recovery mode install update.zip. I think it is
    06-24-2012 10:36 PM
  8. BenjaSands's Avatar
    I've only used Odin 1 time n haven't since. U can try to repartition the harddrive n see what happens.

    You said u found. WIPE ALL.ZIP. download by phone then when done go to Downloads. N install if option is possiable

    OR

    Download WIPE ALL.ZIP by phone. When finished, Go into recovery mode n install Zip from SD card. Choose the WIPE ALL.ZIP n see what happens. U may still have ur Tom that's just because ur not able to flash to anything else at the moment.



    Ur using Bugless Beast, have u checked for a update through Rom Manager or by recovery mode. Recovery mode install update.zip. I think it is
    Well I cant copy things to the USB Storage remember. So I cant get WIPE ALL on the USB Storage. I will try the last suggestion in a bit. Something interesting I realized... my phone was technically not Rooted anymore (but still unlocked) because of all the different stocks I have tried installing to no avail whether it be Gingerbread or ICS...even when trying to access ROM Manager I never got Notifications and whatnot from super user.. but since I remember the superuser.zip being one of the few files of use on my USB Storage I installed it and bam now rooted again.

    So I restored a backup of Bugless Beast (Even though it looks like its whats running when I install either of the two other backups the Kernel changes even though it still looks like BUgless Beast)

    ....and I just started messing with Titanium Backup and Rom Manager since one of these two is what started this whole mess I think.

    I came up on something interesting when I opened Super User (the first pic)

    June 10 is the day I made the backups. And pretty much the last day my phone was functioning properly. And I questioned whether the last ROM backup I did that started all this mess was Bugless Beast, and I wasnt sure but this proves it was Bugless Beast (the 2nd pic)

    The date is also June 10. So Bugless Beast was the last backup I did and what seems to be troubling my phone. Right now I restored the backup of Bugless Beast and what I am going to try and do is just get all the apps to work and whatnot...

    What I dont get is how come I cant write/copy any new files to the USB Storage, but I can use the files already there up to June 10. I can even copy them over to my computer or wherever.

    But yeah I mess with my phone nightly in hopes of getting it to work. I think I need to mess with ROM Manager and Titanium Backup...

    (side note, and the reason I dont have my phone serviced anywhere or attempt to take it anywhere is because I have some ...hmmmm... "private" stuff on there you know ha
    06-25-2012 11:52 PM
  9. BenjaSands's Avatar
    So after leaving my phone on for a couple hours on Bugless Beast without messing with it I decide to mess with it. I start opening Applications on my home screen and the other screens and to my amazement they work!

    First I tried to run NBA JAM and it ran I even played a match. Doodle Jump ran perfectly. Pac Man ran perfectly.

    Then I tried to run some apps first I opened instagram and it was just waiting for my login. So I went to another app. I tried Twitter and it worked. I tried QuickOffice and it worked. The Dictionary app. All the apps I tried worked!

    So a couple minutes pass after trying to see how many apps run, and bam everything just went back to being horribly out of wack. The "unfortunately core.processes" thing came up. I tried to run the Phone app but that wouldnt start. I tried to run the messages app and it also crashed. To my amazement, I tried the apps I had tried minutes earlier and they did not work either. They suddenly went from working to saying "Unfortunately, ______ has stopped." All of the apps and games that were just running minutes earlier came up with that message.

    I am trying to just make this phone usable on this Bugless Beast ROM so I am messing with the phone to see what I can do to it when it seems I cant add anything to the storage.

    Something very INTERESTING came up when I tried to run the instagram app though, right now it says "Unfortunately Instagram has stopped." Like all the other apps, but the 2nd time I tried to run it before this last message came up this message came up (picture attached):


    This almost confirms to me something is up with the USB Storage and which is why I want to re partition it using ODIN but I cant seem to find a PIT File for it anywhere. And I read that just using Odin 1.85 should be enough but I check Re-Partition using it and the process does not even start. It asks for a PIT file.
    06-26-2012 01:18 AM
  10. TOOLEY's Avatar
    Keepsafe is great for hiding n protecting private things. U create a password n everything put into it is converted to a .hid format. So even on a computer such thing's r not viewable. To view the password or numbercode must be known. Works great. I've got over 2000 different pics n videos in keepsafe. N i never had a worry.

    Try Rom manager. Fix permissions. It should run all code in the phone n fix whatever is out of line as far as apps. I've had to use it twice before n it solved my force closing problems. Just a thought.
    06-26-2012 05:37 AM
  11. BenjaSands's Avatar
    Keepsafe is great for hiding n protecting private things. U create a password n everything put into it is converted to a .hid format. So even on a computer such thing's r not viewable. To view the password or numbercode must be known. Works great. I've got over 2000 different pics n videos in keepsafe. N i never had a worry.

    Try Rom manager. Fix permissions. It should run all code in the phone n fix whatever is out of line as far as apps. I've had to use it twice before n it solved my force closing problems. Just a thought.

    I tried Fix Permissions from Clockwork and once i started the ROM i was able to start most apps. But after like 5-10 mins everything just stops working and force closing.

    Interesting thing I navigated to the Apps and even though all my old apps are there check out the pic I added...it sall says they are 0MB almost like they are not really installed....also I try move the apps to USB Storage just to see what happened ...(2nd pic)

    That and I left the phone on over night and it was turned off when I woke up. This is a problem that was caused by the Apex ROM when I installed it which is why I kinda installed BugLess Beast....

    I did a "Format" of the USB Storage with Windows and with a MAC, so I probably messed it up even more this way haha.. . but I mean If only there was a way to Re-Partition the Storage using ODIN...Since June 10 nothing has been added or deleted from the Storage it is like its in a frozen state or something
    06-26-2012 02:30 PM
  12. BenjaSands's Avatar
    The following are just misc pictures with various errors and what not all having to do I think with The USB Storage not being able to have anything written on it
    06-26-2012 02:35 PM
  13. BenjaSands's Avatar
    06-26-2012 02:37 PM
  14. BenjaSands's Avatar
    After more reading, it seems the only way to fix my phone will be through ODIN. I need to "re partition" the USB Storage since it is all messed up. The thing is I cant find the PIT file for the Nexus S 4G anywhere. Judging by what I have read you dont need the file with Odin 1.85 but the thing is I check "re-Partition" and the Process of Flashing the Phone to Stock does not start. It seems I actually need to load the actually pit file for the phone.

    So my last attempt, does anyone know where I can get the Pit file to repartition the USB Storage?

    (this is my last attempt before I just put away my phone forever )
    06-26-2012 09:47 PM
  15. TOOLEY's Avatar
    Maybe this will help? ifferent phone but same process.

    How to Update ICS XXLPH Firmware in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9100 : SamsungMobileClub

    Hope all the best
    06-27-2012 02:16 AM
  16. wright1026's Avatar
    Guys this has been a interesting post. I too have the SAME issue, except i cant get any programs to run without an error popping up! I too had Bugless but it was one of my favorite ROMs and then all of a sudden this error happened! I also noticed that i can not edit the SD card. I delete and it comes back, I add something and it disappears. Boy i would love to find this one out!
    07-18-2012 09:02 AM
  17. BenjaSands's Avatar
    Guys this has been a interesting post. I too have the SAME issue, except i cant get any programs to run without an error popping up! I too had Bugless but it was one of my favorite ROMs and then all of a sudden this error happened! I also noticed that i can not edit the SD card. I delete and it comes back, I add something and it disappears. Boy i would love to find this one out!
    I have my Nexus S 4G stored away because I was never able to solve this problem. I am now using a Motorola Photon 4G while I decide to get an upgrade later on or something.

    But anyway back to the issue, the whole not being able to add stuff or edit stuff on the USB Storage is so weird because from the stuff that is already there, I can still move and copy stuff from it.

    I always thought it was a problem caused by Titanium Backup and ROM Manager. But without being able to use the USB Storage on a phone with only USB Storage I dont know what can be done. If you figure it out let me know in here I might activate my Nexus S 4G again if i am able to salvage it or something
    07-19-2012 09:56 PM
  18. BenjaSands's Avatar
    Guys this has been a interesting post. I too have the SAME issue, except i cant get any programs to run without an error popping up! I too had Bugless but it was one of my favorite ROMs and then all of a sudden this error happened! I also noticed that i can not edit the SD card. I delete and it comes back, I add something and it disappears. Boy i would love to find this one out!

    Oh one more thing, what you need to do is "re partition" the USB Storage. Odin has an option to do this but you need a PIT file in order to be able to do this. Sadly, it seems one does not exist because apparently it is supposed to do this automatically when you install a fresh ICS or whatever on the phone, but it does not re-partition the phone. If you find a way to repartition the USB Storage i think your problem would be solve.d...
    07-19-2012 10:05 PM
  19. BenjaSands's Avatar
    Maybe this will help? ifferent phone but same process.

    How to Update ICS XXLPH Firmware in Samsung Galaxy S GT I9100 : SamsungMobileClub

    Hope all the best
    You have found alot of useful stuff, unfortunately none helped fix it but I mean I got close. By any chance do you know if a "PIT" file exists for the Nexus S 4G or if there is any other way to re partition the USB Storage?
    07-19-2012 10:06 PM
  20. TOOLEY's Avatar
    See step 5 of link. Pit file is located there.
    07-20-2012 08:28 AM
  21. tramalot's Avatar
    root your device and install a recovery then flash AFTER you wipe data,cache and dalvik cache. If i can find the link for oem ics ill post it. You will need it on you sd first

    IKreaM.ICS.6.16.11.ROM.FINAL-R3Ds w/ .214 kernel & URBaN v2.0
    07-20-2012 09:23 AM
  22. tramalot's Avatar
    Or this, file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/All%20Users/Documents/IMM76D%20ROM%20-%20Stock%20NS4G/exclusive-android-4-0-4-imm76d-leak-for-nexus-s-4g.htm


    IKreaM.ICS.6.16.11.ROM.FINAL-R3Ds w/ .214 kernel & URBaN v2.0
    07-20-2012 09:28 AM
  23. BenjaSands's Avatar
    Or this, file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/All%20Users/Documents/IMM76D%20ROM%20-%20Stock%20NS4G/exclusive-android-4-0-4-imm76d-leak-for-nexus-s-4g.htm


    IKreaM.ICS.6.16.11.ROM.FINAL-R3Ds w/ .214 kernel & URBaN v2.0
    I dont know if you are responding to me or to the other guy, but the problem with both of our phones is that we cant copy anything to the storage. Only from.

    And as far as me.. I was messing with it earlier...and yikes!!! Now I cant even get download mode to be recognized in Odin so eh I think I give up. (again)
    07-20-2012 07:33 PM
  24. Justin Louis's Avatar
    Im Having The Exact Problem. How Did You Fix It?
    11-25-2012 04:35 PM
  25. BenjaSands's Avatar
    Im Having The Exact Problem. How Did You Fix It?
    Well... I never did. I bought a comparable phone (the Motorola Photon 4G) while I wait for my upgrade to get something else.

    I would really like to fix this phone and periodically I take out it out and start messing with it. Problem is now it is worse than before. Now my PC does not even recognize it when I plug it in. Before it would atleast make that noise Windows makes when you connect a device, now nothing. The same problem still persists. I cant write or delete anything on the USB Storage. I delete stuff from it (pictures and videos for instance) and it shows it deletes but when I restart the phone everything is still on the phone. The phone starts fine with stock ICS 4.0.4 but it like thinks its another ROM some elements from an Apex Rom I had flashed on it are still noticeable. Before even my MacBook would read it and I would be able to do things from the Fast Boot screen but now not even my macbook can make a connection to the phone. It is frutrating to have a phone that starts like normal but then when you try to do anything on it everything just crashes. Either ROM Manager or Titanium Backup messed it up so I would stay away from those if i Were you. The same missed call, voicemail, and two unread text messages come out on the phone everytime I turn it on from the last backup I had made on ROM Manager like almost a year ago.... I would like to fix it since this phone stiiill keeps getting updated with the latest Android operation systems but I mean if the USB Storage is corrupted it seems there is nothing I can do...
    11-26-2012 01:32 AM
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