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The aim of this blog is to collect and archive my selected thoughts, ideas, feelings, reactions, and opinions on subject matters that pique my interest. These entries represent initial drafts that may contain grammatical and spelling errors and whose substance and position could still change, and which, at some point, I could decide to put together into in-depth articles that will be posted on the main Saved Content and Poverty Sucks sites.

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20 Thoughts After Resurrecting My Galaxy Tab

I got my Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 for free in December of 2010 through a promo of Smart.  The promo offered the free GT-P1000 if I subscribed to Smart's unlimited mobile Internet plan for around $45 monthly and a lock-in period of 24 months.

The warranty expired 12 months later and I cancelled my subscription in December 2012 after the lock-in period was over.  A few days into 2013, the internal storage of my Galaxy Tab failed, becoming read-only, reducing my Android tablet into a pricey media player.

6 months later, after a month of research and trial-and-error, I was finally able to revive my tablet. I'll be writing about how I fixed my Galaxy Tab in more technical detail at a later date, but for now, I'll just give a summary of the procedure of my solution:

1. Root the tablet
2. Enable boot or init.d scripts
3. Add a MicroSD Card
4. Create a loopback filesystem image on the MicroSD card
5. Mount the loopback filesystem image and copy /data to the loopback filesystem
6. Edit the boot scripts to unmount /data and mount the loopback filesystem as /data
7. Edit the boot scripts to mount the MicroSD card as /mnt/sdcard