rooting – A cheap android phone killed my sd cards when I formatted them to internal, any way to get them back?


I bought an Ulefone Paris 2015 Chinese phone, a few years ago, it came with a bloated/malware OS, I put in a Lexar SD card, formatted as internal, something didn’t work right (I don’t remember), I tried again with another Lexar but same card, also the same, I stopped doing that.

Since then the cards have been read only and I have thrown everything I can at them to format, except Linux command line, because I’m on Windows and Mac, but always gives errors and that it’s read only (it’s not plugged on my mac from a SD adapter so there is no lock switch, it’s coming from a USB adapter that came with the card).

I rooted the phone and put on a normal android 6.0 and it doesn’t format the phone anymore either, they were brand-new cards, but something messed them up from that phone in its original state.

Is there anything I can try before I throw them out? They mount fine and show android files, which pop back up when I delete, because read only, but that original garbage android formatted them in a messed up way, so that’s the key, something with Android.