Samsung Responds To Galaxy S II / Note EMMC Bug Problem

By 06:01 Wed, 14 Jul 2021 Comments

If you own a Samsung Galaxy S II or the Galaxy Note and are a regular member of the xda-developers forum, you may already be aware of a bug with some of these devices where erasing the eMMC could hard brick your phone.

This problem would surface if the user tried to flash a custom Read-Only Memory (ROM) or kernel that used MMC_CAP_ERASE. Thankfully, developer Chainfire came up with an app that would let you know if your device was shipped with a faulty eMMC.

Apparently, this issue has existed for a long time now and even though it was noticed a couple of months ago and was much talked about in the developer community Samsung did not respond to it, until now.

According to user Daniel Hillenbrand on Google+, Samsung has assumed that "Patches will be out in form of recent official ROMs and also sourcecode releases after testing, which might hold some time."

If you have a Galaxy S II or Galaxy Note, just utilize the Chainfire GotBrickbug app from here and see if the eMMC in your device is affected. If it is, refrain from any kind of Read-Only Memory (ROM) flashing (except for CM9 kernels, which are safe to flash) until the patch from Samsung starts rolling out.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in.




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