Here's the solution.
The problem was that I managed to screw up the partitions on my internal storage card, so basically nothing would work properly. I could still get into recovery, though. That's key.
Here's what you'll need:
- Working recovery, basic knowledge of adb & the shell
- Parted (download here)
- stock PB31IMG.zip
Note also that I had run unrevoked forever (so my phone was S-OFF) ... I'm not sure if that's required or not.
So, grab parted from the link above. Now you need to extract the individual binaries from the .zip (the 6 files in the sdparted
folder within the zip), ideally to your android-sdk\tools directory. Now push all 6 files (adb push [file] /sbin/). Next, we need to make them useable, so go into the shell (adb shell
). Change to your /sbin/ directory, and run: chmod 0755 <file>
on each of the 6 files.
Now, we need to fix the partitions. This is assuming that the partitions are there, just the wrong format (which is what happened to me .. I accidentally made them FAT32 instead of ext). So, run the following: parted /dev/block/mmcblk0 mkfs ext2
. It will ask if you want to continue, hit yes. When it asks for the partition number, enter 1
. Next, when it asks for the format, enter ext2
. Let it do its thing. Now, once it's done, run parted again. This time, enter partition 2
(everything else is the same).
Once all that's done, your recovery program should be able to mount both the /data and /cache partitions. If that's true, you're pretty much done! One thing I found was that I couldn't directly install a new OS (I tried both Cyanogen and Ultimate). In both cases, it would look for stuff in the davik-cache that it couldn't find, so something wasn't installing correctly I think. So, if that happens, flash back to the stock PB31IMG.zip (put it in the root of your /sdcard/ and let hboot install it), and then root your phone anew. That's what I ended up doing.
Again, huge credit for this goes to -Steveo-
for helping me figure out which partitions were the right ones (and for supplying parted, which I hadn't been able to find anywhere). If something doesn't end up working, just drop me a pm and we'll see what we can do.
Edited by raskolnik, 10 September 2010 - 08:23 PM.