I'm having some issues with my Samsung Galaxy Tab, model SCH-I800 (VZW).
It started giving me a reboot loop one day (completely stock at this point). I've flashed ROMs and whatnot in the past, so I thought this would be an easy fix.
Based on the symptoms that this thing is exhibiting, I believe that the internal flash storage has gone bad. However, I do not have the desire to take this thing part and desolder the chip. So how do I get this Tab to boot off the external SD card? I've tried everything google has to offer thus far:
Manually (and correctly) partitioned SD card.
/etc/fstabin addition to vold.fstab.
Flashed numerous ROMs.
Data/cache wipe in CWM 184.108.40.206 (for some reason, the newest version won't flash).
ls /dev/block in an adb shell shows mmcblk0, mmcblk1p1, and mmcblk1p2. For some reason, after every reboot,
mount /sdcard throws an error that references mmcblk0 instead of mmcblk1. I am at my wit's end. I think
/etc/fstab isn't sticking after reboot, but I honestly don't know. My knowledge of *nix-based systems is somewhat limited.
Is there any way for me to get this to boot from the external SD card?