Samsung Galaxy S :: Flashing A Samsung Tablet P1000Aug 20, 2010
I'm an Android developer who is working with the upcoming Samsung P1000 tablet. I have to say that I haven't worked with Samsung Android devices so far. This is a developer/Engineer sample but I have real rough time to get a contact person at Samsung to help me solve this in a fast way, so I'm asking to the community :-)
The thing is I was trying my application while developing and every certain time I found the phone memory almost full (I think the tablet is saving all of its logs in a very verbose way in /data/logs where I haven't permission to access, and also it hasn't a micro sd inserted). The first time this happened I just did a factory reset from the OS itself.
The second time has been today and the phone was so full of data it didn't start at all. I was viewing the logs with adb logcat and Android was unable to start. He was trying and trying again (like in a loop) but only the Android logo was shown. I found the lack of memory to be the reason for this:
W/BatteryStats( 2949): Error writing battery statistics
W/BatteryStats( 2949): java.io.IOException: No space left on device
W/BatteryStats( 2949): at org.apache.harmony.luni.platform.OSFileSystem.writ eImpl(Native Method)
W/BatteryStats( 2949): at org.apache.harmony.luni.platform.OSFileSystem.writ e(OSFileSystem.java:129)
W/BatteryStats( 2949): at java.io.FileOutputStream.write(FileOutputStream.ja va:297)
W/BatteryStats( 2949): at java.io.FileOutputStream.write(FileOutputStream.ja va:253)
W/BatteryStats( 2949): at com.android.internal.os.BatteryStatsImpl.writeLock ed(BatteryStatsImpl.java:3080)
W/BatteryStats( 2949): at com.android.server.am.ActivityManagerService.<init >(ActivityManagerService.java:1430)
W/BatteryStats( 2949): at com.android.server.am.ActivityManagerService.<init >(ActivityManagerService.java:129)
W/BatteryStats( 2949): at com.android.server.am.ActivityManagerService$AThre ad.run(ActivityManagerService.java:1338)
The tablet can't write anything on the system, so it fails at booting and tries again, and again...
I did a factory reset via ADB with adb reboot recovery. Then the phone shows the recovery menu but no matter what option I choose (reboot, factory reset, update.zip or wipe cache) because the device doesn't seem to be doing anything but keeping the screen in black. If I turn off the device then it goes again to the recovery menu.
So I was stuck with the Android logo screen, and now I'm stuck in the recovery screen.
I thought flashing the phone would help so I turn it on in upload mode pressing the 2 volume buttons together (Power reset or unknown upload mode it says). This way the phone is recognized by Odin Multidownloader. I just grab a leaked firmware for this upcoming tablet from this Web The rar file only contains a SS_DL.dll and a OXA.tar. The tar contains some files: modem.bin, zImage, param.lfs, cache.rfs, dbdata.rfs and factory.rfs.
I've never used Odin nor flashed an android samsung phone so probably I'm doing something wrong. I tried to load the tar as the phone image it gives me an error, I also tried to load it as a single package but also failed.
So at this point I'd be most than grateful if anyone can share his ideas on this almost bricked tablet :-P
Edit: That "upload mode" was a fault of me, probably volume down was released while booting. I have the device in download mode but Odin keep me saying check image files, Any idea??