My phone is a HTC Desire (model Bravo) and I previously rooted it (using tacoroot and revolutionary) and had the clockworkmod recovery (220.127.116.11) on it as well as the liquidsmooth v3.2 rom for the Desire.
I formatted the SD card in clockworkmod, choosing 2G for the extended partition and 128M cache. This still works after flashing CWM:
Partition SD Card ->
Ext Size 2048M ->
Swap Size 128M returns the happy message
Partitioning SD Card... please wait... Done!
But then with the new ROM when I tested the camera, it said that there was no SD card present.
So I went back to the recovery and re-partitioned the SD card with different sizes (not sure how to go back to the original setting). Clockworkmod said that the re-partitioning was successful.
But after that first re-partitioning the SD card has not been accessible. This also means that I cannot install a new ROM (the browser invariably crashes in LiquidSmooth).
I have now installed the -very user friendly!- TeamWinRecovery version 18.104.22.168 to try and re-format or re-partition the sd card, but it says
E: unable to mount /sdcard and
E:EXT + Swap size is larger than sdcard size. That is not right because the card is 16G.
The following Linux command tell me that the phone is connecting with my computer:
$ fastboot devices -l # during boot loader SH07XPL04124 fastboot usb:2-1.1
Sometimes (but not always) when I attach the phone to the computer, I get the dmesg lines
[2076992.175291] usb 2-1.1: new high-speed USB device number 70 using ehci_hcd [2076992.280434] usb 2-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=0bb4, idProduct=0c87 [2076992.280442] usb 2-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 [2076992.280448] usb 2-1.1: Product: Android Phone [2076992.280452] usb 2-1.1: Manufacturer: HTC [2076992.280456] usb 2-1.1: SerialNumber: SH07XPL04124 [2076992.284078] scsi168 : usb-storage 2-1.1:1.0 [2076993.285389] scsi 168:0:0:0: Direct-Access HTC Desire 0100 PQ: 0 ANSI: 2 [2076993.287105] sd 168:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg3 type 0 [2076993.295416] sd 168:0:0:0: [sdc] Attached SCSI removable disk
And in the File Manager (PCManFM 0.9.10) the device shows up as 'HTC Desire'. Clicking on it gives no result though -- the program asks which application should be used to open this file.
Following the dmesg lines, the command
gparted /dev/sdc results in
Error opening /dev/sdc: No medium found
During the recovery session, I can
adb shell but nothing is listed in
/proc devices. With
lsusb I get
Bus 002 Device 083: ID 0bb4:0c87 HTC (High Tech Computer Corp.) Desire (debug)
adb shell returns an error.
On the phone, in the TWR file manager, I can go to the directories /sdcard (which contains a directory
/sdcard/TWRP with a file
/sd-ext (which is empty). Using
adb shell I can also delete
/sd-ext --it turns out they are just directories created during the mounting attempts. Trying to mount them again re-creates the directories but also says:
E:Unable to mount storage E:Unable to mount '/sdcard'
I just cannot partition or format the sd card to a usable state again.
My suspicion is that the previous partitioning in CWM causes it to mount as a system directory (or something like that) so that it is not available any more for mounting as external storage.
Does that make sense?
And has anyone an idea how to solve this?