Questions about getting Android devices out of a "bricked" state.

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I accidentally removed system files from my phone

I accidentally removed all system files on my Android device. I originally wanted to format my phone via recovery but I could not start it, so I plugged it to my computer. I don't know why, but my ...
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Nexus 7 stucks at Google logo

I had Nexus 7 2013 Mobile with Android 4.4.2 running. I tried to update it to recent release 5.0.2 from factory image. When I run command "flash-all.sh", it did not continue at "rebooting to ...
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Hel needed for unbricking Asus Fonepad 7 (FE7010CG) (K012)

I tried to root my Asus Fonepad 7(FE7010CG) (K012) and lost. Now I can reach Droidboot Provision OS with Reboot Droidboot, Reboot, Factory Reset, SD Download, Power Off, SD Update. Factory Reset does ...
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Bricked Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

I have an unlocked Galaxy S3 Mini (model number SM-G730A). It's technically an AT&T phone, but I use it with T-Mobile. I rooted it with the Saferoot scripts (I think you can find them at ...
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How to restore original firmware on Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000t [on hold]

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000t. When I tried to change the rom something went wrong and now the tablet is bricked. How can I restore it?
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Bricked Nexus 10 Flash

I have a Nexus 10 that got bricked after an update to one of the newer versions of Android. I sadly wasn't watching the device closely enough so I missed it when it failed. I can get it into fastboot ...
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How to fix a software bricked android smartphone?

Two days ago i began to look after advantages and disadvantages of rooting a device, and i thought that rooting my phone would be helpfull. I rooted my phone succefully using vroot and i had not any ...
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No clockwork mod phone brick

I installed app called nobloat and must have deleted something I wasn't supposed to because now my phone won't boot up past the 4g logo...The phone does go into download mode as well as system ...
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Stock phone bricked during regular OTA update

I have an htc one m7. Not rooted, completely stock. I was trying to install an OTA update that automatically came to my phone during regular update check. But the update suddenly stopped in the ...
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Please help! xperia sp bricked during cyanogenmod flash

i was doing this exact same thing : http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2735975 and then in the end clicked on reboot system now and the phone is now bricked. no charging lights, not ...
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How to rescue OnePlus One not responding to touch, bootlooping

My OnePlus One has randomly decided to brick itself. It doesn't respond to touch within the recovery (darn, why didn't I use CWM with button controls...) and whenever I try to boot into one of my ROMs ...
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Soft brick Galaxy Tab s 10.5

I have recently rooted and installed Blisspop rom to my Tab S. I decided to revert back to the stock rom. I download the rom for the UK and applied via Odin. Download completed and the tab ...
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Samsung SIII Mini Korean clone boots to blank white screen

I have a Samsung SIII Mini Korean clone which on one day while resetting to factory default has become blank on power up screen (simple white screen). How can I reload Android?
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File Recovery of Bricked Kindle Fire HD 7"

I bricked my rooted Kindle into a bootloop, and would like to get to transfer files to my computer before unbricking it. I don't think I have any specific backup software installed (though have heard ...
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Need Help Unbricking Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)

below is a full and detailed account of what I have tried so far and where I think may be problems. I need someone with experience/in-depth knowledge of these sort of issues to give me a hand. Okay ...
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How to unbrick Nexus 4 after flashing compiled Android?

Today I compiled Android from source as explained following Google's instructions starting at https://source.android.com/source/initializing.html. After flashing the compiled image onto the device ...
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Get HTC Desire HD into recovery / fastboot / adb with dead volume keys

So my friend tried installing a custom rom on his phone resulting in bricking it. He gave it to me to try to fix it. The phone is a HTC Desire HD with physically broken volume buttons, so I can't get ...
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Fix Soft Bricked Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545

I am new to all of this, and I am having trouble with my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 SCH-I545. I am on a mac, but also can run windows 7 in vmware fusion. A couple days ago, I successfully rooted my ...
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I hard bricked my phone, now what?

So today I hard bricked my week old Iocean X8, as soon as my phone arrived it came stock with a jellybean ROM so I flashed it to the KitKat ROM provided by Iocean which all worked fine but I decided I ...
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GS4 i337 safestrap bricked. Adb says libc.so missing

So my brother got a galaxy s4 (I337 model) for Christmas but shortly after he got it it started having issues with the WiFi. So I tried to root and install a Rom on the phone and after a 2 days of ...
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How to unbrick a Moto G? [closed]

I was recently unlocked the boot loader of my moto g (original) and rooted it. After that I tried to install CM 11 and my phone rebooted 5 times in a row and then just switched of and did not switch ...
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How can I get my soft-bricked Note 3 to work back

I was messing around with my Note 3's build.prop file to play a game which was created for tablets only. After I was done with editing I just pasted back my backup build.prop file from sd card and ...
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How to unbrick Galaxy ACE?

My android phone is hard bricked. It gets detected in odin only.. no display at all.. I tried usb jig as well. What may be the reason and What are the steps do be done to unbrick the same?
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active no SIM Card

I tried rooting my device with towelroot only to find out it didn't work. I went to bed before doing this, and when I woke up my phone said no SIM card, please insert in the notification bar. I got ...
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Help. Tried to return phone to stock. Now only see LG logo. When trying to power down it just restarts. Cannot boot to recovery

However, If I hold the power button to power it off and then hold off and down it turns on for a split second and then off permanently.
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my Sony Xperia J dosn't boot after root

I root my Sony Xperia J (android version: 4.1.2 - build number : 11.2.A.0.33) with Kingo , It was successfully , after that I installed some application like freedome, tasker,..and suddenly my ...
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S-ON and internal partitions damaged HTC One M7

I have an HTC One M7 and I damaged my internal partitions, so it is not able to boot. I'm stuck on the boot screen. I have S-ON. Is it possible to recover my device?
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Bricked my TF300T: How to re-partition internal storage to get it back?

I upgraded to Katkiss's Android 5.0 image. It was nice but in reading I saw I could use the F2FS file system to prevent slowdown from normal usage. So I went to format /data thinking that would give ...
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No OS installed on Huawei Ascend y300

I rooted and unlocked the bootloader on my Huawei ascend y300. It came with and was using Android 4.1.1 until I had to restore. I got rid of the OS, and now it doesn't boot. I have TWRP installed ...
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How to recover a bricked xperia sp?

last night I tried to install cyanogenmod on my device but unfortunately after the installation ended, my phone got bricked....it doesn't even load the recovery mode...please advise me how to fix the ...
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Is there a recovery for the gionee82_cwet_kk motherboard?

I have a rooted AllView Viper I updated to KitKat (4.4.2), and when I flashed the wrong recovery it bricked itself. I need a link to any working recovery for this motherboard/phone. Once I have that, ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on boot when trying to update to Android 5.0 Lollipop

I was trying to update to Android 5 using Nexus Root Toolkit. I clicked the "Start" on my Nexus 5 by mistake. Now, my phone stucks on the Google logo. I tried to wipe and restore so I can start over, ...
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Hard Bricked Verizon SCH-I545 Galaxy S4

I got a Verizon SCH-I545 Galaxy S4 and tried to unlock the bootloader and accidentally hard bricked it. I can't even go in to download mode or recovery mode either. Is there a way I would be able to ...
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Sky Vega A890K does not boot after flashing custom ROM

I have an IM-A890K. I flash it with a custom ROM, A890VN_VEGA_OS_RC2.zip, using TWRP recovery. The ROM installed successfully, but after that I could not boot into recovery, just fastboot. When I try ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 doesn't power on after changing Motion Settings

My wife want to use the side to side motion feature on her Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 (Verizon). I allowed the feature, but then her screen dimmed then went off. When I pushed the power button, ...
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LG nexus4 power won't trun on

Please help my nexus4 E960 won't turn on after puting a new battery only blinks red light what will I do please help
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How can I restore my Microsmart tablet?

I have a Microsmart tablet (codename:MS-5000TB) running Android 4.0.3. I just entered in the boot menu and then I select wipe data/factory reset then I select the wipe cache partition and then reboot ...
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Bricked LG G Pad 8.3

my LG G Pad 8.3 has been soft bricked after an attempt to root/unlock/install a ROM. Exact steps to duplicate: (Please do not atempt to do so!) Attain root acess with ioroot25r1. Download the TWRP ...
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CWM recovery can't find the kernel image

I wanted to root and upgrade my Galaxy i9003 to Jelly Bean. I followed this guide and flashed CWM on the phone. But then the phone doesn't boot in normal mode and Samsumg logo keeps flashing forever. ...
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Help with Tab stuck on boot screen

I have a China made MOBICEL P7030 (Dual Sim, Dual Core 1.3Ghz arm v7 v3) tablet that's been stuck on the boot screen. I've read an earlier post on how to reset by inserting something into that tiny ...
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Asus Transformer Tab tf300t stuck on asus screen. No ADB, no fastboot, no recovery, no os

I'm very happy with cm11 on my Galaxy s3 so i wanted to try it on my tf300t. First i unlocked the bootloader which i succeeded in doing. Then i flashed clockworkmod recovery via adb. However, when i ...
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Mediacom 932i in loop at start. Chances Of Data Recovery before Factory resetting?

my tablet Mediacom 932i got bricked (at the start Mediacom Logo in loop forever) A simple request: Is Factory Reset the onlY way to make it start again? (no problem, I can do it) But I would love not ...
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How can i access bricked android tablet system folder from pc?

I have a chinese allwinner a13 tablet. The firmware it had was really slow and couldnt use Google Apps so i decided to install a custom rom for it. I tried several roms, but only some were close to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S I900 Bootloop in Recovery after flashing custom ROM

My friend gave me his old rooted Galaxy S running android 4.0.x (or 4.1.x probably) asking me to restore its official ROM on it. Context Downloaded and installed Odin Downloaded Galaxy S stock ...
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needed rom for mt6572 note 3 [duplicate]

i had just hard bricked my galaxy note 3 clone.it is not turning on but when i connect it to pc it is detected as MTK USB PORT(COM7).it has 256mb ram, 1.3ghz dual core mtk6572, 500mb internal memory, ...
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Bricked chinese android

Recently I edited build.prop of my Note 3 smn9006 clone with mtk6572 for enabling navigation bar, i.e qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 and restarted. Nothing happened. Then again I tried to enable navigation bar ...
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Is it safe to rename, delete or disable system/bin/mediaserver?

mediaserver is constantly running in the background eating up CPU. I don't care at this point if I don't get to use the gallery app and I'm fed up with having to reboot every time I hop out of my ...
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Soft brick after dunking phone in coffee

I (accidentally) dunked my Samsung Galaxy S S7562 in coffee. When I found it, it was swimming around in the coffee in my bag. It seemed to be working when I shut it down and took out the battery. I ...
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Can I “Wipe data/Factory reset” a phone that doesn't even boot via USB?

I have a Razr HD (XT925 GSM) which suddenly shut down and can't be turned back on (pressing or long pressing the power button does nothing, nor does connecting it to the wall). I have a lot of ...
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Mediatek-res.apk causing bootloop

Right, so I've been an absolute idiot and I uninstalled mediatek-res.apk. I was probably very tired and I was stupid enough to forget to make a backup in recovery. The phone is a Chinese clone (Jiake ...