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    Hey, I am Kyle or Sardonicus or Sard depending on who you ask.

    I am going to basically copy/paste the problem because I've already had it listed other places and was recommended to come here by ShabbyPenguin as yous tend to be the best to go to for StraightTalk phones?

    CAN I PLEASE AT LEAST GET ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT SOMEBODY SAW THIS?

    For three days now I have been scouring the Internet for help and I can't even get a single response and morons get instant responses to stupid questions. I'm going to just copy paste now...

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    So I used the ACS/Shabbypenguin root method (do a Google search, I can't post links...) and followed the directions exactly. Well almost exactly, I knew of some issues so this is what I did...

    First I downloaded Superuser & Superuser Elite (I previously paid for it on a different phone).
    Then I downloaded the drivers and Odin and both kernals.
    I installed the drivers and put my phone into development mode.
    Next, I turned off my phone then turned it back on in download mode and flashed the pre-rooted kernal as per the instructions there.
    Finally, I went through the process again to flash in the stock kernal.

    Now the other users had issues with USB connection and the phone not being recognised, the answer to that was on page 11 of the above linked thread (editing the vold.fstab file). I did this (using ES Root Explorer) as per the instructions and restarted.

    Things seemed fine for half a day. Now my phone randomly restarts, but not always randomly. I can perform specific actions to cause it to freeze and reboot (example, simply opening the vold.fstab file does this EVERY TIME, but I was able to copy/paste it to the SD card and then open and edit it and even copy/paste it back, all using ES root explorer, and no crash/reboot unless I open it specifically and yes, that's with having the system mounted as R/W).

    Another thing I noticed since rooting, and it still has maintained the rooted status, is that any time my phone restarts or I restart it, I open the system tray and this stupid "tip" toast message comes up that, prior to rooting, only came up once. Now, it comes up only once after a restart but resets every time.

    I tried to sign up for the ACS forums but for some reason, I've not gotten a single registration e-mail from them and messaged half their admin with no response (the fact that the site has no cancel account and no re-send activation option troubles me enough as it is and in my opinion, should be internationally illegal).

    Anyway, that's the issue, I need to resolve these random restarts, which may or may not be caused by this vold.fstab file.
    Also, I connect now (before when I did the fix, it worked), the computer doesn't recognise the phone so I can't even re-flash using Odin, but the phone works (until randomly restarting which is a pain...), so I am at a loss as to what the actual cause was and since nothing I change sticks when it restarts, I have no idea what the deal is.

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    Some more information...

    Nothing I change sticks. I have programs that I uninstalled, but they still show up in the system tray after a reboot (if I click it, it says that the program is not installed, but it still shows up).

    I tried swapping back the original build.prop - didn't stick.
    I tried factory data reset - didn't do anything.
    I tried a restore in BusyboxPro (stericon or something is the dev) - restored but there were some "errors".
    Tried temporarily unrooting (Superuser Elite) - nothing.

    I read about a power button issue - my power button is fine.

    There is something wrong specifically with the OS in some way that certain actions cause it to freeze and restart. I have a game, "Deathworm" that I can play with no issues or freezes. I can do a few things but:
    if I get on the mobile browser, sometimes it will freeze and reboot.
    if I run AppManagerPro III, sometimes it crashes when calculating the cache size (always when it gets to 70/125 or whatever the total is, but always at 70 if it DOES crash).

    Now I went into task manager and went through and cleared all the app data individually app per app. Before when I tried to do this (before restoring in Busybox, before restoring the original build.prop, etc), it would crash when I went into the downloaded tab of the thing to clear the cache. This time it didn't crash on me.

    Other root stuff I have installed which was working before the random rebooting issue:

        Script manager (free) and V6 supercharger (also unsupercharging wouldn't stick, which I tried before restoring the build.prop manually)
        SuperUserElite
        App Manager Pro III
        SD Maid Pro
        ES File Explorer (free version I think)
        BusyBox Pro
        SU Update Fixer
        Screenshot It


    After everything I just did, it seems to (for the moment) be working again, I am just waiting to see if it crashes again. So far I have opened and closed App Manager Pro III a few times and it calculated cache sizes with no crash. Right now, SD Maid Pro hasn't crashed yet open, hide certain tabs (clearing the data so I had to reset those options), close, reopen, scanned with system clean and app clean and actually did the app clean, so far no crashes (my phone would normally have crashed by now), cleared databases and no crash.

    Also while I was in there, two programs I uninstalled via the system tray (menu button, edit, uninstall) that kept coming back were a buld.prop editor and some wonkey game (Fall down) or something, anyway those were in the downloaded section of task manager and I uninstalled them through there. Maybe that did it?

    And no... still freeze, reboot and not saving any changes.

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    So far I've also tried uninstalling practically everything I installed and those changes aren't persisting (the uninstalled apps remain uninstalled, but reappear in the system tray or on the home screen if I had an icon there for it).

    No changes I make to anything persist except things I save or copy to the SD card.

    Tried factory reset again, still didn't stick.

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    So apparently SOME others have this issue without rooting, I can't tell, there's not a ton of reviews that I can find beyond "STRAIGHT TALK CUSTOMER SERVICE THIS PHONE IS CRAP".

    I hate to keep bumping this, but every time I have an issue, I am highly detailed in things and I NEVER EVER have EVER gotten a response EVER on this site, EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

    I really really really don't want to waste another ~$200 for nothing.

    I would appreciate even a response of "yeah I have this problem too".

    I don't want this to die like all the other threads I started...
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    Re: New and Needing Help with Random Reboot (like every 5 min)

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    Re: New and Needing Help with Random Reboot (like every 5 min)

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    I have this problem, just not as bad as yours.

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    Re: New and Needing Help with Random Reboot (like every 5 min)

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    I have seen your post, and if you can get on our IRC chat tomorrow i will Gladly help you if I can.
    I wish, but I am not at home and am borrowing a friend's computer who doesn't have an IRC host.

    I can get one quickly like mIRC or something... what time and what channel? Or is the channel information on the front page?
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    Re: New and Needing Help with Random Reboot (like every 5 min)

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    So I opened the "[device/root]proc/last_kmsg" and this is what it said...

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    [ 0.082467] KERNEL:kernel_sec_get_debug_level_from_boot=0x574f4c44
    [ 0.087179] KERNEL:magic_number=0x0 DEBUG LEVEL low!!
    [ 0.092197] (kernel_sec_set_upload_cause) : upload_cause set 0
    [ 472.581709] EXT4-fs error (device mmcblk0p9): mb_free_blocks: double-free of inode 0's block 59081(bit 26313 in group 1)
    [ 472.622545] Kernel panic - not syncing: EXT4-fs (device mmcblk0p9): panic forced after error
    [ 472.622555]
    [ 472.631111] Backtrace:
    [ 472.633496] [<c02ba01c>] (dump_backtrace+0x0/0x110) from [<c068d790>] (dump_stack+0x18/0x1c)
    [ 472.641969] r7:000066e9 r6:cf747800 r5:c096791c r4:c08e4c39
    [ 472.647532] [<c068d778>] (dump_stack+0x0/0x1c) from [<c068d810>] (panic+0x7c/0x130)
    [ 472.655243] [<c068d794>] (panic+0x0/0x130) from [<c03abe78>] (ext4_handle_error+0xc0/0xcc)
    [ 472.663481] r3:48830840 r2:00000000 r1:cf7479d4 r0:c08e4c39
    [ 472.669010] [<c03abdb8>] (ext4_handle_error+0x0/0xcc) from [<c03abf14>] (ext4_grp_locked_error+0x90/0x138)
    [ 472.678708] r5:c002c400 r4:cf747800
    [ 472.682181] [<c03abe88>] (ext4_grp_locked_error+0x4/0x138) from [<c03b5a7c>] (mb_free_blocks+0x1e8/0x458)
    [ 472.691791] r5:000066c9 r4:cee57e34
    [ 472.695266] [<c03b5894>] (mb_free_blocks+0x0/0x458) from [<c03bb5f8>] (release_blocks_on_commit+0x1b4/0x21c)
    [ 472.705081] [<c03bb444>] (release_blocks_on_commit+0x0/0x21c) from [<c03c2b7c>] (jbd2_journal_commit_transaction+0x1578/0x15a4)
    [ 472.716588] [<c03c1604>] (jbd2_journal_commit_transaction+0x0/0x15a4) from [<c03c6b04>] (kjournald2+0xb8/0x210)
    [ 472.726639] [<c03c6a4c>] (kjournald2+0x0/0x210) from [<c02f2824>] (kthread+0x84/0x8c)
    [ 472.734439] [<c02f27a0>] (kthread+0x0/0x8c) from [<c02df918>] (do_exit+0x0/0x5f4)
    [ 472.741880] r7:00000013 r6:c02df918 r5:c02f27a0 r4:cfc27cd8
    [ 472.747434] Rebooting in 30 seconds..
    [ 472.750975] [kernel_sec_dump_set_cp_upload] set cp upload mode, MailboxBA 0x c9
    [ 481.862300] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
    [ 486.596353] [key]=1
    [ 486.783953] [key]=1
    [ 487.629954] [key]=0
    [ 492.582697] [DPRAM] command_handler(0x0006)
    [ 492.585471] [DPRAM]Unknown command.. 6
    [ 492.591458] - Done.
    [ 492.592324] modem_wait_count : 1977
    [ 492.595979] (kernel_sec_save_final_context) Final context was saved before the system reset.
    [ 492.604455] (kernel_sec_set_upload_cause) : upload_cause set c8
    [ 492.610343] KERNEL:magic_number=0 CLEAR_UPLOAD_MAGIC_NUMBER
    [ 492.615831] (kernel_sec_hw_reset) Upload Magic Code is cleared for silet reset.
    [ 492.623173] (kernel_sec_hw_reset) ARIES_BUILD_INFO: HWREV: 6 Date:Oct 19 2011 Time:07:11:04
    [ 492.631429] [key]=0
    [ 492.633572] (kernel_sec_hw_reset) The forced reset was called. The system will be reset !!

    No errors detected

    Does this help? There's some stuff in there that troubles me but I don't know exactly what it means (I have practically 0 experience with Linux based systems).

    Also I saw a suggestion some other place for diagnosing reboots using aLogrec (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login) and Reboot logger (You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login). Would these be useful?
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    Re: New and Needing Help with Random Reboot (like every 5 min)

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    Actually, I try to download those two programs and it errors (492) while I am connected to WIFI...

    hrm.

    Update: my phone did another random reboot and when it came back, I went to the play store and they downloaded. Running the alog-whatever it was called. Will see what comes up.

    Update again: well my phone did another random reboot and, as I expected, having those programs did nothing because when the phone came back on, they were gone and everything was just as it was the first time it did the random reboot. I noticed any text messages I send that others receive or send me no longer show up after a reboot and only the messages that were there when this started are there.
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    Re: New and Needing Help with Random Reboot (like every 5 min)

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    Another update...

    In searching for a resolution to this issue, I came across a few people who just removed the SD card and that solved the problem.

    I am trying this now, and if it continues to run properly without the SD card... what then could be the issue causing it to randomly reboot only with an SD card in?

    Here's the thread where I found this "fix":
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    Update: Removed SD card as per instructions, restarted. Powered off, reinsert SD card, power back on...
    Media scanner ran, phone crashed, now it won't power back on period even with the SD card out.

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    I've got the card out and the battery pulled, I am going to wait a bit before trying to turn it back on.

    Apparently this Samsung SD card problem has been an issue for years and yet there's NO fix or word from Samsung or
    Google.

    The tech industry is really starting to tick me off...

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    The phone doesn't even recognise it is plugged in to be charged.

    I guess it's totally bricked. I should have gotten that $15 protection plan. Is there any way I can !!Censored!! out Samsung for a replacement for their known to be defective product that they released anyway?
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    The phone doesn't even recognise it is plugged in to be charged.

    I guess it's totally bricked. I should have gotten that $15 protection plan. Is there any way I can !!Censored!! out Samsung for a replacement for their known to be defective product that they released anyway?

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    The phone doesn't even recognise it is plugged in to be charged.

    I guess it's totally bricked. I should have gotten that $15 protection plan. Is there any way I can !!Censored!! out Samsung for a replacement for their known to be defective product that they released anyway?

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    Ah, well the phone is bricked and will not turn on but I know the issue.

    They're going to replace it. When they do, I'll be back to figure out how to solve this Samsung hating SD card issue. Apparently it happens regardless of rooting or not rooting or model number or OS version (from 2.3.5 to 4.2).
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    Did you by chance ever install Rom Toolbox? That doesn't play with the Proclaim/Illusion nice and I highly recommend not even installing it on this device ever! 

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    Nope, not even once. I don't ever need it.

    I only need, when rooted, Superuser and Script Manager (and Busybox for certain scripts). I don't need a whole tool kit full of things I'll never use.

    Regardless, the issue is not anything I put on it but apparently a highly common issue for anyone with a Stock Samsung ROM that uses an external SD card. It is the stock ROM itself and the media scanner that causes it, as far as I can tell (and attempting to get it back working according to "official" instructions caused it to brick, and it was specifically dealing with the SD card and not anything else).
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