I bought a 16GB microSDHC card a month or so ago and have been using it fine in my Rasp Pi 3.
I've now bought a Rasp Pi Zero 1.3 and went to reuse the memory card.
I used Win32DiskImager again to write the Jessie Lite img and it said that the card is write protected.
I've gone though all the steps, registry change, diskpart, EaseUS, Paragon, even putting the microSDHC card in a full size SD card converter (one with a write protect tab, turned off) and nothing will remove the write protection.
SD cards have an independent software write protect flag. I found this article on how to remove it with a Rasp Pi.
In a nutshell it says to use the following command to lock the card, ergo I used unlock at the end.
wget http://bertold.org/sdtool/sdtool-rpi -O /tmp/sdtool;chmod +x /tmp/sdtool;/tmp/sdtool /dev/mmcblk0 lock
When I run this with unlock, it gives the error :
[-] Failed to open MMC block device: Permission denied
The boot card in the Pi is mmcblk0. Same error if I put sudo in front of the command.
Anyone had this issue, used this tool? Different syntax?
UPDATE : The card is permanently locked, any writing to the card after the permanent write protect flag was turned on, is ignored.
Thanks in advance