I tried yesterday to encrypt my device (galaxy J500FN) and I got the impression my device was stuck in some loop, because every couple of minutes my device was rebooting and I had to enter my PIN-code, and this was going on all afternoon. So after having been busy for hours (seriously) I was getting tired of it and I decided to see what I could do to change the pattern, whenever I got into TWRP after rebooting again. I was fully aware that had the risk of resetting to factory settings, but I had made a backup before entering the process, so it didn’t seem to be a big deal to me.
However, I am starting to believe a made a big mistake at that time, because now my device is entering TWRP whenever I boot the device. So I thought I could solve the issue by copying the e-image into internal-storage and then go through the installation-process again, but it seems my internal storage is wiped entirely. When I plug in my device by usb into desktop or laptop I can’t find my internal storage, and also in TWRP it says my internal storage is 0 Bit.
So it seems I seriously screwed up.
I have to admit I don’t entirely know what I am doing, but…
*could somebody please roughly outline the steps I have to go through to bring my device back to life (assuming this is still possible, because I like to stay positive)?
Go to TWRP / Wipe menu.
format data (left side bottom) EDIT: I mean ‘RIGHT’ side
Reboot to TWRP
push e.zip to your device
flash e.zip with twrp install menu
and hope, everything will work again
EDIT: by the way. This: ‘When I plug in my device by usb into desktop or laptop I can’t find my internal storage, and also in TWRP it says my internal storage is 0 Bit.’ is, because your /data is enrypted. And that’s why the new e-install fails. With format data as described above it should work,