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I have a Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 running CM 10.1 which was installed about a month back. Yesterday my phone suddenly crashed and after rebooting it got stuck in a boot loop. I tried wiping the cache and data but when the CM recovery starts formatting /data partition it gets stuck. I also did a clean install of GingerBread stock ROM but the problem still persists. Formatting /data partition cannot be done after installing stock ROM also. Did I brick my phone? Can someone give me links where I can download new kernels and fix the problem?

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  • If you really talk about formatting (and not simply wiping) which fails, I'm afraid that might rather be a hardware issue, and the memory chip got corrupted.
    – Izzy
    Jun 19, 2013 at 13:10
  • Yup I tried formatting usingCWM recovery. And every time I try to format the /data partition the phone hangs. I installed stock ROM and tried factory reset and even then the phone hangs when it starts formatting /data partition. So does that mean that the hardware is messed up? Jun 19, 2013 at 14:52
  • I'm not 100% certain, but to me that sounds like trouble with the equivalent to "bad blocks", so formatting gets stuck due to write errors/locks or the like (I'm not that deep into low-level storage modifications). If you can watch logcat parallel to that process (e.g. using adb logcat while in CWM), that might give you some additional clues.
    – Izzy
    Jun 19, 2013 at 15:27

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its a kernel corruption. Just install a new kernel.

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  • This doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Both the CM kernel and the original kernel were working at one point, why would a third be better? Jul 25, 2013 at 23:58

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