1. XenialXera's Avatar

    I'm struggling with an S4 mini that keeps trying to restart itself but won't get beyond boot loop.
    A guy over at android forums has been really helpful, but we seem to have come to a dead end.

    I can get into download and recovery mode, but not much else.
    Odin successfully PASSed, but still no difference.
    Kies can't/won't connect to the phone.
    (haven't used these at same time: have read they 'don't get on')

    Wiping data/cache results in:
    E:format_volume: make_extf4fs failed on dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by_name/cache

    Any ideas please?

    12-03-2016 07:31 AM
  2. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    It looks like the flash memory has failed or you have a corrupt partition. YOu could try flashing a pit file in Odin but I think it needs a technician to examine it [General] galaxy S4 mini I9190 I9192 I 9195 and variants , pit files
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    12-03-2016 09:22 AM
  3. XenialXera's Avatar
    Thank you. Doesn't sound too good, but willing to have a go. How do I work out which one I need?
    12-03-2016 10:10 AM
  4. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Does it have carrier's firmware on it. Where are you located? Did you buy from new?
    12-03-2016 10:16 AM
  5. XenialXera's Avatar
    Not sure. UK. No.

    I use giffgaff which uses O2 network. Not sure whether it was locked or not. Bought used. Not rooted or anything.
    Already 'Odin'd' it so unlikely to have any other firmware than that Odin has flashed (from Sammobile).
    12-03-2016 10:37 AM
  6. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Hmm if the pit file is not the correct one it will definitely brick the device. A good repair shop can repair that with a jtag unless it's water damage which you said may be a possibility.
    12-03-2016 04:39 PM