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Hi,

I'm trying to install a custom ROM on my brother's phone. I installed TWRP via ODIN, and now when I boot into TWRP, I cannot see the /sdcard directory, where my .zip's are. I haven't deleted the OS yet, so I can still boot into stock android.

The phone is a Samsung Galaxy S2 T989D.

I have reformated the storage via in the OS, but I still cannot see it in the recovery.

I wasn't able to find instructions to unlock the bootloader, and I don't think I am rooted.
Edited by xxicrimsonixx - 8/29/16 at 11:16am
     
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I found this, sounds like your card is formatted as an internal card.
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Your SD card is now encrypted as internal so you can't see your data even if you put it in another phone or pc or in TWRP.

You can only access your data when you device is running with exact rom, even if you switch rom or switch device, you can't access your data.

To overcome this issue go into the setting>>Storage & USB>>select SD card>>option>>setting>>Format as Portable.

Once you again format it as portable device, it will be visible in TWRP.

In short, your card is encrypted. So you need to decrypt it to be visible in TWRP.
https://www.quora.com/How-can-I-access-files-from-SD-card-in-Recovery-mode-TWRP-in-Marshmallow
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I found that too. When i try to format the memory, all I can do is wipe everything. I don't have the option of formatting as a portable device.

I tried formatting regardless, but it didn't work.
     
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I found this:
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Guys, you don't have to reflash.
Try this. It only formats the user data partition.

I just got response that the following worked:

- Save all you need from internal storage to eg on external hdd - becaus all your internal storage data will be erased.

- run TWRP
- in the menu go to wipe - advanced
- only perform (only check) wipe internal storage

reboot system

Now you should have r/rw access on internal storage.
https://forums.oneplus.net/threads/possible-fix-no-internal-storage.290970/

I'm going to try that.
     
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I tried to wipe via TWRP, but all I can wipe is the Dalvik Cache, which points to me not having an unlocked bootloader...
     
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