[HOW TO] - Fix "can't mount dbdata" error SGS

April 4, 2012

  • E:failed to mount /sdcard (files exists), E:copy_dbdata_media:Can't mount /sdcard. 
  • E:Can't mount /dev/block/stl10 (invalid Argument) 
Note: This method works with the Samsung Galaxy S i9000.
If you have a different Galaxy S (like i9000b, i9003 etc) and you managed to fix the problem using this guide please leave a comment and say which model you have.
If you ever see the messages above when you enter the recovery mode follow the instruction below to fix it!
This happens when you run repartition with a new .PIT file. When you do that the partition that include the dbdata file will change and the old one will become unavailable.

TESTED DEVICES

GT-I9000, GT-I9000B, GT-I9000T, GT-P1000L, Captivate SGH-I897, SHW-M110S, Infuse SGH-I997

NECESSARY FILES AND SOFTWARE

Make sure you have the following:
  1. Your Device
  2. Odin
  3. dbdata.rfs.tar
FIXING THE PROBLEM
  1. Extract Odin
  2. Launch Odin.exe
  3. Click the PDA button and choose the dbdata.rfs.tar file you downloaded
  4. Make sure Re-Partition is unchecked
  5. Boot your SGS into DOWNLOAD MODE
    • To do it hold down the Home, Volume Down and the Power button
  6. Connect your device to your computer with the usb cable
  7. If your device is connected Odin will recognise it
  8. Click Start in Odin and wait
  9. When the process is completed your device will restart
  10. That's it! No more dbdata errors!

241 comments:

  1. this don't work for me.same massage.any other do

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    1. Can you tell me about your device? Are you on the stock ROM?
      What did you try to do and you saw this error?

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    2. It worked for me. I have an Samsung infuse 4g. Worked as a charm. All good, and the download link is working.

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  2. amsung-galaxy-si897 Captivate

    E: failed to mount /dbdata (invalid argument)

    E:copy dbdata media,cant mount dbdata
    your storage not prepared yet, please use UI menu for format and
    reboot actions.
    copy default media content failed
    i don't no what to do... i'm flash lot of roms... but same stock ROM find here...http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1300843

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    1. Download the latest stock firmware eihter from: http://www.samfirmware.com/ or from http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1300843 and try to flash it without using any pit files and see if you get the same message again.

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    2. i have the same pro in samsung galaxy note ...will this work on it?

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  3. THANK YOU !!!! IT WORKS

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  4. i try it but same massage..... what can i do so

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    1. Try to flash this ROM: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=979133

      Don't use any pit files!

      If this ROM fixes your problem, then flash the ROM you want.
      If it doesn't then follow my instructions again.
      If you still see the same error then try to ask for help in the xda forum.

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  5. Hi,thanks man.still see the same error

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    1. Try to ask for help in the xda forum.

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  6. Yipppee, thanks a dozen
    fixed my issue!

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  7. hi, this works for i9000b galaxy?

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    1. Im not sure, but you can give it a try.

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  8. help :(
    E:failed to mount / dbdata Invalid argument)
    E:copy_dbdata_media:Cant mount dbdata your storage not prepared yet
    please use ui menu for format and reboot action

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  9. I am unable to download the file from the link.

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    1. I don't have any problems downloading the file. Maybe rapidshare was down when you tried.

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  10. Flash with stock rom from Samfirmware without pit. Flash your dbdata file. Perfectly worked! Thank you!! You are my new hero!

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  11. Thank you for this excellent post! However, I seem to be stuck- after entering download mode, I plug my SGT and Windows 7 is unable to find a compatible driver (and therefore Odin cannot find the device). I have a SGT model GT-P1000; any suggestions on where I can find the driver I need?

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    1. Go to my other guide "[HOW TO] Flash SGS and install custom ROM - FULL GUIDE", download Heimdall Suite, scroll down to STEP 1 (ALTERNATIVE WAY) and follow the steps from 6 to 15.

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  12. I have some what similiar (using Galaxy Note) but I can't seem to find any solution on the XDA forum:

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    your storage no prepared yet please use UI menu for format and reboot action

    E:failed to mount /data (unknown error: 0)
    E:install_application_for_customer:can't mount /data

    your storage not prepared yet, please use UI menu for format and reboot actions.
    Copy application failed
    ---

    Do you think dbdata file of yours helps?

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    1. My dbdata file is for the Samsung Galaxy S. Try to find a dbdata file for the Galaxy Note and then follow my instructions.

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  13. thank u for that info,
    when i press start its give me fail with red back ground in odin...is that file tybe work in galaxy s gt i9003?

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    1. Try to find a dbdata file for i9003 and then follow my instructions again.

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  14. Excellent help.. worked for me.. Thanks a lot man..!!!

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  15. You have literally just saved my life.. i thank you

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  16. Thanks a ton!! that was a Freaky-Fix !! Worked just so smooth like Cake-walk.. Cheers !!!!

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  17. thsnks man, worked for my phone just fine.

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  18. MASTER, it worked for me, in a samsung captivate SGH-i897, i just installed this rom first,
    I897UCKH3 ## 2.3.4 2011 August I897ATTKH3
    I got it from sammobile, then i just did what you say, and i have a new captivate again, thanks bro!

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  19. Thank you man, it worked for a samsung GalaxyS I9000!

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  20. hi, it work for a Galaxy s (shwm110s)

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  21. You my Friend, are an absolute god send. Thank you so much for this post! This has been annoying me for a good few hours.

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  22. Man it works...!
    Thank You Very Much...!

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  23. Works Great, Thanx!

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  24. thank you, you really helped me a lot, pacing a problem in the middle of the night

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  25. IT WOOORRRRKKSSS!!!.. TANKYUUU VERY MUCH

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  26. @shams => it worked thanks dude .. u just saved my day ..

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  27. You're the best... In spanish: Eres el mejor tio!

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  28. Its still not working...
    BUT, if I put in my external SD, it installs everything fine through odin on my external SD.
    Do you know a fix for that?
    Are my internal and external SDs swapped? Or is it automatic that if the internal SD doesnt work, everything will be installed on the external?

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    1. Don't use your external SD. Remove it before doing anything. Try to do a re-partition, then install everything again.

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  29. It work for I9003?

    same dbdate with i9000?

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    1. Try to find the i9003 dbdata file and then follow the same steps.

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  30. Oh man, you saved my day! Was stuck on that F*****G phone since I was stuck on stock fw flash all the morning long because of that error, and your solution worked like a charm! Thank you !

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  31. hey there, same as the above post, man was stressin all day and searchin for a solution.
    your solution worked fine. i became a member of a few forums and no help.
    why doesnt any one explain what and exactly and where the file you download whether it needs to go in all three (csc, pda, and phone) or just bootloader and what to tick???!!!!
    could have saved me alot of stress if the instructions said... "once you download the zip file that contains the pack, just tick bootloader and select the file you downloaded."

    now, can anyone please tell me exactly where to download fryo 2.2 for my galaxy s gt i9000?
    thanks again

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    1. You can download Froyo 2.2 from samfirmware.com

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  32. OMG Thanks!! you saved us (me and my phone)

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  33. i have pantech sky vega 820l mobile phone.i am facing the same problem failed to mount sdcard when i update from android recovery mode.after rooting my phone stuck on sky vega logo when i turn the phone on.it goes into the recovery mode by pressing vol down and power.but when i put the firmware.zip file in my external sd card and try to open it from recovery mode.it says E:failed to mount sdcard(invalid argument).please help me to solve this problem thanks...

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    1. I don't know about your device. Maybe the process is the same. Try to find the dbdata file for your device and then follow my tutorial. Let me know if it works this way.

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    2. i could not find the dbdata file of sky vega 820l.i have downloaded the original firmware(2.3.5 gingerbird) file that r in .zip file.when i try to open it in odin it does not recognized the file.

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  34. Thanks alot m8! Thought my phone was dead for sure. But then you came along!

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  35. It did not work for me. It is still showing below error :

    E:failed to mount /sdcard
    E:copy_dbdata_media:Can't mount /sdcard
    your storage not prepared yet, please use UI menu for format and reboot actions.

    I have Android 2.3.3 in my phone.
    I dont want to factory reset my phone, since I don't want to loose my data like contact details and messages.

    Please help me for solving this.

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  36. Sorry I forgot to tell my model number. Its GT I9000

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    1. Try to follow the tutorial again. It should work.

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  37. Worked for me after I bricked the Galaxy. Thank you :)

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  38. I have this error message E: failed to mount /dbdata (invalid argument)

    E:copy dbdata media,cant mount dbdata
    for my i9000

    please HELP??

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    1. It should work if you follow the instructions.

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  39. Thanks a lot. I was trapped in a boot-loop with my Galaxy S I9000. Your tutorial saved my. I simply flashed it with dbdata.rfs.tar file. AND there it comes..... :-) Thanks again mate...

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  40. Also many thanks,it fixed my problem!

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  41. this bloke is a legend he saved my phone and without my phone im screwed big time, much respect to you it worked sweet as a nut for me :D

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  42. Thanks dude

    You are a life saver ! It works !

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  43. Thanks Man !! It works !!

    Even XDA couldn't help !!!

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  44. Thanks, it worked!

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  45. Hi Man. What you provide works me all the time. I just have a question. Why does this happen??
    I had 2.3.6 Stock+rooted. Whenever, i try to go back to stock or to another ROM, i face this issue. Is there something with the partition format?

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  46. Hi,thanks for the info
    is it work with galaxy s(i9003)?

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  47. Thanks man it works =) You are a real hero. Tried to flash JBT7.1 but good this error after reflashing it.

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  48. hi every1 i m tired whole night try to lots of rom and also your file but result nothing
    my phone is Galaxy s GT-I9000 pls help me
    thanks in advance i m in saudi arab

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  49. This worked a treat... thanks!!

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  50. Merci beaucoup!

    /Nexus6

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  51. I love you man ! you have save my SGS !!!

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  52. This worked for me! Using I9000B!!!! (Claro - Argentina)

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  53. not works for me...samsung galaxy sl i9003

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  54. fantastic! you are a true hero, saving the day... actually two days of searching for a way out of the soft-brick situation i've gotten my gt-i9000 into.

    thanks!

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  55. Great. It worked perfectly for me. Thanks!

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  56. You are my hero! I thought i had to buy a new phone.
    Thanks ;)

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  57. hi every1 i m tired whole night try to lots of rom and also your file but result nothing
    my phone is Galaxy s GT-I9000 with cyanogen mod 9 ics rom pls help me

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  58. Thank you!!! Works!!!

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  59. i m using i9003, but in download mode when i m connecting it to pc through usb data cabel, its not recognizing my device. plz say what to do?

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    1. First download Heimdall Suite.

      Boot your device into DOWNLOAD MODE and connect it to your computer.

      Open Heimdall Suite, go to the drivers folder and run zadig.exe.

      From the menu, go to Options and check List All Devices.
      Then from the drop down menu select Samsung USB Composite Device and click Install Driver.

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  60. plz give me link for i9003 dbdata, bcz this dbdata file is not working with i9003, in odin it is showing fail

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    1. I don't have a link for the i9003 dbdata file. I'm sure if you ask for it in the XDA forum someone will give it to you.

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  61. Thanks a lot. You helped me a lot. I had a semi bricked I9000. Now it's up and running.

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  62. not work with me *_*

    Mr.Morten which rom you use it !!

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  63. It works perfect for Samsung Infuse 4G i997

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  64. hey plz someone help me find dbdata.rfs file for my galaxy sl i9003

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    1. Go to samfirmware.com and download a i9003 ROM. Then decompress the ROM and inside you will find the dbdata file. I hope this helps.

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    2. decompress the rom means to extract it from zip file, right?

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    3. hey brother, will u find dbdata.rfs file for i9003, its would be a great help from ur side, plz

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    4. Yes you have to extract it.
      If this still doesn't work ask for help in the XDA forum. Someone might help you there.

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  65. Thanks a lot MASTER ... You saved my phone, but I'm stucked now with the <3e> recovery .. How can I get out of it to boot up into my cellphone again ?

    Any help will be highly appreciated

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    1. Just flash a ROM and your phone will boot again. If you don't know how to flash, read this: http://snappybytes.blogspot.gr/2012/03/how-to-flash-sgs-and-install-custom-rom.html

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  66. thanx this worked for me :) its got my phone working again

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  67. I have a GT-i9000T and it worked perfectly. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

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  68. i have a question, the archive I downloaded is a .rfs and it doesn't work with PDA, it needs to be .tar or so... what do i have to do"?

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    1. The file you downloaded is rfs.tar. You don't need to decompress it. Use it as it is.

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    2. THXS!

      But still doesn't work... I've tried to download the last stock firmware but it is only a JVI_JV6-JV5 file. In Odin, where do i have to put it, PDA, pghone or CSC?

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  69. Great, simple and effective, Iwas surfing the net the last three days and tryed many complicated procedure without success. I used your guide for a Galaxy Tab p1000 and its proper dbase and he restarted. Thanks

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  70. I have the "Failed to mount /sdcard" issue and i have tried to flash everything including dbdata.rfs.tar but without any luck.

    Could you please provide me another solution (experiment is good as well)

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  71. Thanks Man. It Works For Me. You Save My Phone. Thanks Man...

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  72. Hey Buddy......Thanks a ton for this post...Really simple and easy.

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  73. Hey Buddy Thankk alot it solved my problem.. And also u saved m life buddyy.. I owe you bro..

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  74. Hi guy,

    Just to tell you I took your post to try tohelp one of our members.
    I just took the liberty to translate it in French.
    If you disagree with it, please make me know.

    Androidly yours

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  75. Actually our user could get rid of the error messages with your help, but the phone still doesn't boot.
    We then tried to flash it with a JVU without pit, but the error messages came back.
    Any idea ?

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    1. Try to flash it using the XXJVU with a 512 pit. Also check re-partition.

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  76. HI there hope you can help -
    using an I9000 - getting the following fail message:
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Can't open the serial(COM) port.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    repartition is UNchecked, auto reboot and F reset are checked.

    thanks!

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    1. Try with a different Odin version. Also make sure that your device drivers are installed.

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  77. this did work for mine thank you!!! Samsung infuse 4G SGH i997

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  78. I tried your solution but this didnt help me.
    My SDcards seem to be gone.
    Any other solution?

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  79. The errors are gone and i can mount them in recovery but my phone dont "see" any SDcards. Now in recovery i can put files on the ext-sdcard with my PC. So the card and cardslot are ok. It must be a software/android issue. Please help.

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  80. You just saved a marriage. Many thanks!!!

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  81. plse help still got the bootloop after fresh install from samfirmware and flashing your files after....
    got a i9000

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  82. wow thank you it worked

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  83. Hello,could you help me? i have a galaxy note n7000 with the seems problem,pls tell me how fix it and what files or roms need. god bless you

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  84. This save my day!!!! Thank you very much!!!

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  85. Thanks a lot! You just made my day!

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  86. Thanks a lot ... You saved me xD

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  87. works great with samsung galaxy I997 (infuse)

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  88. Works perfectly on GT-I9000B brazilian version, thank you so much!!!

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  89. i did do what you said but it doesnt work on my s9003,but thank you then.at least id do it.maybe some more specific would do

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    1. Try to find the i9003 dbdata file and then follow my tutorial again.

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  90. Thank you, It works for me, but when I restart the phone I have the same problem. Do you have a solution?

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    1. Try to do it again. If you still see the same problem then use Odin check re-partition and flash a stock ROM.

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  91. Hi, I live in Mauritius and want to know if I'll be able to use my SIM card after doing this thing? I'm new to android, please help...I have Samsung Galaxy Y and this is my first android phone! :(

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    1. It doesn't affect your SIM card so yes you'll be able to use it.

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    2. What I meant to say was...when I do this, will my mobile recognise my SIM card? Cause I once had a Sony Ericsson and when I updated the phone, it started to say "INVALID SIM" and I had to pay to get it unlocked!

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    3. As I said before the process of fixing the "can't mount dbdata" error doesn't affect the SIM card. So your phone should not have any problem recognising your SIM card.

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  92. File no longer available...

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  93. thanks a lot worked for mynsamsung infuse

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  94. thanks a lot worked for my samsung infuse 4g.

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  95. thanks man, works perfect with JW5 Galaxy I9000.

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  96. I have to try flash with it...
    It is without checked partition
    My Phone is T959V

    But in ODIN log here:

    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    dbdata.rfs

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)


    Whats wrong?
    Please give me solution...
    Thanx...

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    1. The dbdata file that I provide might not work with T959V. Try to find a dbdata file for your version.

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  97. This definitively works on I9000B (Entel Chile)

    You saved my life!

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  98. HI there hope you can help -
    using an GT-p1000 - getting the following fail message:me too stucked with
    E:failed to mount /data (unknown error: 0)
    E:install_application_for_customer:can't mount /data
    i used cwm3.3
    it is not mounting any drive
    so i can't access sd card to copy to it the ics or jellybean
    computer too not taking my sd card
    how to copy my ics or jellybean os zip file to sdcard
    --------------------------------------------------------
    i have some problem with english,i think u understood it
    thank you

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    1. Maybe your sd card is corrupt. Remove your sd card and try to access it using your computer (card reader). If you still can't access it then the problem is with your sd card.

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  99. Thanks alot , you save my phone :)/

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  100. Thanks so much, it worked great!! fixed my galaxy s i900 now :)

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  101. model-samsung galaxy tab p1000

    it took me around 2 hour in google to search u out, thank buddies all of u are the best...after flash odin ,it work PERFECTLY......good job

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  102. hi
    I have pro in galaxy tab p1000
    I don't know what happened the phone not login
    what I mean when I turn on the phone Samsung logo appears then no els
    I try Odin many time but nothing
    then appears your storage not prepared yet please use ui menu for format and rebo ot actions

    what i can do ?

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  103. Thanks a lot, worket totally fine for my SGS, awesome dude :-)

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  104. Thanks! It worked!

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  105. Thanks, worked perfectly!

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  106. YOU ARE MY HERO! THANKS!

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  107. Worked for me. Thanks a mil

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  108. verrrrrrry tnx it works woooooot

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  109. THNX DUDE SOLVED PROBLEM ON MY GALAXY S I9000

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  110. THANK YOU VERY MUCH! ONLY ONE MINUTE IT SOLVED THE BIG PROBLEM.
    MY INFUSE I997 WORKED!

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  111. It worked for me on SGT P1000L.
    Thanks

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  112. Thank You Very Much.

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  113. i have sam problem with my samsung galaxy scl i9003 please help me

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  114. Worked like charm, U my HERO

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  115. Samsung Infuse stock 2.3.6, Windows Vista 64, did not work. Also noticed Odin doesn't even recognize as having completed anything when hitting start. No errors, just says 0/0 succeeded.

    My device doesn't seem to be recognized by Odin. Hope this helps you fix it for future people.

    I turned off my phone last night and it was working fine, this morning woke up to that famous E:/ db error. All stock, no custom roms.

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  116. Thanks, this worked with my Galaxy TAB GT-P1000L, but after flashing the dbdata, I had to flash the stock ROM again... All errors were cleared!

    My Galaxy TAB was on loop in the Samsung Logo screen.

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  117. hi
    my phone is gt-i9000
    i have same problem
    not worked for me :(
    evrything is ok but problem again
    dbdata.rfs flashed my phone but ...problem
    which rom flash whitout pit??

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  118. not work for me
    try post 1 but problem again
    and
    flashed without pit //not solve my problem :(

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  119. Duuuude thank you so much! This worked well for me and I have a I9000B!

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  120. safe man thank you ur the best

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  121. hi...i got a GT P1000N and its stucked on samsung logo (loop), i started in recovery mode and some red words coming out ( mmc ckecksum error, can not open....etc)

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  122. i fixed my i997 infuuse 4g with it
    thanks a lot

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  123. THANK YOU!! It worked perfectly, my galaxy s is back from the dark world...

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  124. MWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH ITS WORKING..THANKX ALOT BRO

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  125. Thank you man, it s work. very simple ... ;)

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  126. FUNCIONOOOOOOOOOOO EN MI GALAXY i9000b SOY DE PERU - LINEA CLARO!!!

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  127. hi.. i also have same prob with my SGS GT-I9000....
    BUt, its weird when my home button looks cant function.. (cant go to download mode [Home+Vol Down + Power]).. is there any other way i can go to download mode?

    "update media, pls wait
    E:Can`t mount ......./st110
    (invalid argument)
    E:Copy_dbdata_media:Can`t mount DBDATA:

    your storage not prepared........reboot actions.
    copy default media content failed.

    if i can go to download mode, i think i can solve this prblm with your instruction..can u help me?

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    1. Do the following:

      - Power off your device.
      - Remove the battery for 30 seconds.
      - Replace the battery.
      - Press and hold the Volume Down and Home buttons.
      - Then press the power button.
      - Wait until the Samsung logo appears and then release the power button. (Don't release the other two.)

      If it still doesn't work then do it again a couple of times.
      If you still can't get into Download mode then something is wrong and in order to fix it you need a device called USB Jig.

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  128. Worked like a charm!
    that saved my time thanks [infuse 4 G i997]

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  129. thanks so much!

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  130. works fine, thanks a lot

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  131. I followed the instructions as above. Odin doesn't seem to recognize the device...am I missing something? thanks.

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  132. I have a Samsung Galaxy S I9000
    I start Odin3 v1.3 (also tried with Odin3_v1.0). After starting the phone in Download Mode, I connect it to PC using USB cable. However, I do not see an indication in Odin UI that the device is recognized.

    I select the PDA and select the dbdata.rfs.tar file. On clicking Start I see the message:
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)

    I'm not sure if I'm missing something basic. Please help.

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  133. Update 1:

    I tried with a different USB port...this time the device was recognized. However, the operation was not successful. Could you please let me know what I'm missing? Thanks.

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    dbdata.rfs
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

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  134. Update 2:

    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:9)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    dbdata.rfs
    Removed!!
    Completed..
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

    But in the recovery mode, I still get the same message:

    E:failed to mount /sdcard (File exists)
    E:copy_dbdata_media:Can't mount /sdcard
    your storage not prepared yet, please use UI menu for format and reboot options.

    Desperately looking for a solution to this. I have photos and videos of my kids on the phone, which I do not want to erase. Please help. Thanks.

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    1. Do the following:
      (in order to backup your photos/videos)
      1) Go to Recovery Mode
      2) Go to mounts and storage
      3) Connect your device to your computer
      4) Click mount USB storage
      5) Go to your computer and backup your photos/videos

      Then do a factory reset, wipe everything in recovery (format SD card etc.) and try my tutorial again.

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    2. As mentioned in step 2 above, there is no "mounts and storage"...where do I find this ? Thanks.

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    3. Which Android version are you running?

      If you don't see "mounts and storage" then "ClockworkMod" isn't installed on your device.

      To install "ClockworkMod" follow the steps here:
      1) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=734166

      or here:
      2) http://theunlockr.com/2012/11/22/how-to-install-clockworkmod-recovery-on-the-samsung-galaxy-s-i9000/

      Then go to recovery mode and follow the steps in my previous message.

      I hope this helps.

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    4. Installed ClockworkMod...now I see the options. But when I select the mount USB storage, I see this error "E:Unable to write to ums lunfile (No such file or directory!). Also I still keep getting the "E:Can't mount /sdcard".

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    5. There might be an issue with your SD card.
      Remove your SD card and try it again.

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    6. I only have a internal SD card. How do I remove it? Thank you for your patience in responding to my queries. I'm so grateful to you. Thanks.

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    7. There is no way to remove the internal SD.
      Get an external SD and then try again.
      If it still doesn't work then backup your files through Recovery and then flash a stock ROM to get your device working again.

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  135. Man... I was stuck on that problem since 8 hours, you solved it... after your procedure i had then to flash stock ROM for GB 2.3.6, but definitely you saved mu SGS... thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!

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  136. thnx......it works for me.....

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  137. Life saver!! Thank you very muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuch! :)

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  138. THNX you are my hero

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  139. Thanks very much. works perfectly

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  140. I love you dude....you solved my problem :)

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