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

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how to fix bricked huawei ascend p6, with integrated SD card, after a bad ROM installed?

I really need your help! I have a huawei ascend p6 double sim with integrated sd-card. After a bad ROM installed, the phone reboot and print the huawei logo. So, I try to wipe data/ factory reset and ...
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How to install update.app via fastboot when device is brick

I have an android 5.1 lolipop update.app for Huawei honor 4c. I installed it via settings -> updates -> local updates and it installed successfully. After installing custom rom my device is full ...
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Nexus 5 unable to reflash

I have a nexus 5 which has ubuntu touch on it. The OS is broken and won't boot. I am trying to flash CyanogenMod to it, i've hooked it up to my ubuntu server, and am following this: ...
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Honor 4c not detected by computer not in device manager->other devices folder after brick

I have huawei honor 4c that i updated from kitkat to lolipop. After that i wanted to update it to android 6 for which i wanted to make Nandroid backup first. For this purpose i rooted it and unlocked ...
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Reviving Hardbricked Verizon GalaxyS3 SCH-i535 / SCH-S968C

I'm relatively new to these sorts of things, so please bare with me a little bit. I have a Galaxy S3 model SCH-i535 (Verizon) running Marshmallow 6.0.1 which is now currently hard bricked (can't ...
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hi, i have a Karbonn A26 4.1.1 , after rooting and used for 3 years. But mistakenly once I deleted one file from boot. Now it's not powering up

i have a Karbonn A26 4.1.1 , after rooting and used for 3 years. But mistakenly once I deleted one file from boot. Now it's not powering up. I gave to service centre , they told it's waste , throw it. ...
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Can't find working ROM for desire 626g+? [duplicate]

I bricked my phone like 6 months ago because i accepted a vendor update on it while it was rooted. Since then its been dead. I scoured the internet for ROMs for my phone but found nothing. Found just ...
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How to unbrick nexus 9 after an OTA update?

After the latest OTA update my Nexus 9 boots forever. If I turn it off and then turn it on, it shows and then it boots forever (green, red, blue, yellow circles, squares, circle slices move ...
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Install TWRP recovery in soft bricked alcatel OT 6012x

My phone isn't booting up and stuck on the manufacturer logo . Actually i need to unbrick the phone using a custom rom flashing , So i tried to install a TWRP recovery by using SP Flash tool but ...
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LG Stuck on Download Mode

I have LG Optimus L70, and the it is soft bricked, because sometimes it magically works and boots to system (with system UI not working properly). The phone now is stuck at download mode i suppose ...
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Samsung Galaxy Mini flashing issues

I hated Froyo.. Forever! It's outdated,no applications made for it and just nothing is possible with Froyo. So i wanted to flash but it failed and this wasnt my phone that was sisters that someone ...
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Please help, soft bricked my [US] [Sprint] Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P

After around 5-6 hours this morning/afternoon, I've officially given up on fixing this on my own, and I've all but accepted my device to be an expensive paperweight. I decided to make one last ...
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How to avoid superbrick by flashing / modding / rooting?

How is a superbrick accomplished? I am looking for advice of things to avoid and list of causes. Such as, what if I accidentally flashed the wrong recovery? Could this result in a superbrick? Or if ...
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How do you recover a hard-bricked Nexus 7 2012?

I had a lollipop rom Nexus 7(2012), and I wanted to change it to Android Kitkat, as a personal like for it. I did as told in Google Developers page for Android Firmware for Nexus devices. When the ...
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How can I unbrick a phone without being able to access recovery?

I have rooted my Zenfone 2 ZE551ML using a method which permanently replaces recovery (I didn't realize it back then). Can I unbrick it using only fastboot? I can't use adb, as I can't open recovery. ...
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How to unbrick phone when both recovery and system are abcent?

I have Lenovo A328 phone, after trying to upgrade to cyanogen it has no system and no recovery, when turning it on there is only loading screen. ADB asks to authorize the phone, but no dialog appears ...
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How to flash a rom on an entirely blacked out phone (s5 mini G800H)

Three or four months ago, whenever I tried to connect to Play Store or my gmail account etc. my phone returned a network related error message, which happened after I made a factory reset. Some games ...
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Moto e internal sd card 0mb

The device is booting into bootloader properly n also in recovery mode, But whenever i flash a new rom it says no memory available (internal). Even in the recovery mode in the upper section it shows ...
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How can I un-brick my OnePlus One?

While installing a custom ROM on my OnePlus One, I accidentally wiped the INTERNAL STORAGE of my phone, thus wiping the zip files of the ROM and Gapps. So I'm stuck with only the recovery, but no OS. ...
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Bricked android lg g stylo metropcs

I need help with my lg g stylo. I was using one click root Kingo root and when it was 66% done it was rebooting my phone into firmware download and my computer running Windows 10 froze to where I had ...
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Soft bricked device fails to boot into recovery, both through key combo and fastboot

I have a Micromax Canvas 2.2 A114 which is soft bricked. I am trying to get into recovery mode after flashing CWM Recovery image using fastboot with the following command: # fastboot flash recovery ...
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CWM Recovery can't see external SD card, need to install a rom from ext SD

Phone is a SGH-I747M. Was rooted. Tried to put a custom rom on it. Something happened. Now it loads to CWM-Recovery v5.5.0.4. I can't view the files on the SD Card. I have tried mounting the card from ...
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Can't mount /data, /cache, and /sdcard

I have a Xiaomi Redmi 2, (device ID is 2014813) and there is a serious problem going on with it. This morning the phone "greeted" me with a text, saying that the full encryption was unsuccessful, and ...
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Can i use the download mode in lg g3 without turning on usb debugging

I recently bricked my lg g3 d855 european. But still i can get it into download mode. When i connect it to a pc, it does not get recognized. I tried the kdz method to unbrick it but it gets stuck at ...
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Samsung Note N7000 Stuck on booting screen

My phone seems to have somehow managed to brick itself. I was using it for wifi tethering via usb to my laptop. All was good until I unplugged it. It started restarting itself but never fully starting ...
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How to unbrick motorola moto g 1st gen?

I unlocked my device and downgraded from lolipop to kitkat 4.4.4. After a while...I decided to upgrade it back to lililop via my software update notifications. My phone turned the screen black and I ...
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Unbrick a device having broken volume rockers

A technician checked my phone's (TCL S950/Alcatel One Touch Idol X) hardware and broke the volume buttons. I flashed TWRP recovery, because I wanted to install the latest CyanogenMod. The latter in ...
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Device can only boot into download mode

I have rooted my Straight Talk Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-S920L) running with Android 5.0 and while trying to load TWRP recovery I messed up with my device and now, I can only get into download ...
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Fastboot unable to write 'boot' partition on Unlocked Bootloader Nexus 5

My nexus was bricked. I came up with a potential solution, to reinstall factory image. I have all the prereq's like SDK manager and latest Google ADB/fastboot driver and a recent factory image for ...
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How to create complete image backup(Nandroid) of rooted phone if no cwm or twrp available for my phone

I have a rooted phone and i need to do some change to buid.prop. And if i got my phone bricked i need to recover it back. The thing is There's no CWM or TWRP roms available to my tablet(ZTE E7P(3G) ...
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How to Unbrick Lenovo 850

My phone Lenovo S850 (MT6582) just bricked. I accidentally pulled out the USB cable when it was flashing stock ROM by using Smart Phone Flash Tool. Now it's not charging and won't turn on, like a dead ...
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Nexus 4 red flashing light phone hasn't turned on

I'm having trouble turning on my Nexus 4 my charger recently broke and I got a new one before I got it I had left it at 90% overnight thinking that it will last until morning but in the morning it was ...
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Nexus 5 softbricked bootloader not working

I tried installing Ubuntu Touch on Nexus 5 ( not the 5x). It failed (hangs in the splash screen.) I then tried to wipe it with Ubuntu's own recovery. The phone went bang. It boots to the Ubuntu ...
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Rooting Samsung Galaxy S3 [duplicate]

Is there any particular danger (apart from bricking) that may stop you from rooting Samsung Galaxy S3? Anybody has a good tutorial? And if something goes wrong what to do?
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Reset button doesn't work to boot into recovery mode

My OTT TV box M8S running Android 4.4 is stuck on main screen. Its screen remains unchanged and blue light remains solid. I have tried the hard reset by holding the reset button with no success. The ...
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My tablet is stuck on “no command” screen. What can i do?

I've a Lenovo Tab A8-50 which received yesterday an OTA update. After the update it didn't restarted correctly. It now only show the "no command" screen. When I click the power button it shows this ...
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How to enable USB debugging on a soft-bricked Huawei phone?

Yesterday, i rooted my phone with KingRoot and downloaded a SoftKey Enabler because i wanted to play Uplink on my Huawei Y560 (a.k.a. Y5). The SoftKey Enabler edited the build.prop file. It restarted ...
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HTC Desire 310 boot loop after root

I just rooted my htc desire 310, out of curiousity. Then I rebooted, and found the phone stuck in a boot loop. I followed this guide. How to recover ?
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Did I just brick a non-rooted device?

I have a non-rooted Onyx Boox C67ML Carta running stock Android 4.2.2. I just installed Orientation Locker. I transferred it from my phone using Shareit, but on my phone it had come from the Play ...
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How to safely root Samsung Galaxy Core Prime?

In a nut shell I would like to safely root my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime or install another capable custom OS, because I really am unimpressed to the point I may return to T-mobile for the $30 LG Leon. ...
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“no command” after OTA update of a Wiko Rainbow 4G

My son has a Wiko Rainbow 4G (a French company) which underwent an OTA update. It runs by default Kitkat 4.4. The phone was not rooted not modified in any way. After the OTA the phone rebooted but is ...
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My user data wipes after every boot!

i rooted my tablet but when i reboot my tablet all my user data deleted automatically.this happens after every boot.Can any one help me?
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Unbricking YU Yuphoria when fastboot mode isn't working

I have flashed an incompatible ROM on my YU Yuphoria YU5010 and now it's dead. It is detecting in PC as QS bulk mode (qualcomm 9008) mode. It's not starting or charging. Fastboot mode isn't working ...
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Define the term: brick [duplicate]

I often see a lot of articles that say that rooting can brick your phone and render it useless like a brick, hence the name brick. But anyone who's ever fiddled around in rooting phones and installing ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 P900 soft bricked

I tried to install custom kernel, and my firmware won't load again. I tried to go to TWRP, but accidentially removed all backups when wiped the memory. Now when I'm trying to install ANY official / ...
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no system partition - lost adb connection while updating

I was updating my Nexus 10 tablet - had gotten to the system partition - when I lost the ADB connection. I've since learned that's a problem with newer Macs (I was connected to Windows through ...
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Volume buttons not working in fastboot mode (LG Leon H320)

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader on my LG Leon (running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop). I've followed SO many online tutorials, and most come down to one and the same problem: First I create a backup ...
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Any chance to unbrick relocked HTC One M7 with S-on and a old copy of the RUU.zip

Background After 1 year of use, the most recent OTA to my HTC One rendered several key features, including the notification bar and the home and back buttons, unusable , effectively soft-bricking ...
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Device boots normally, but cannot enter recovery or fastboot

I have secondhand Vodafone Smart Tab 4G. It seems to me that previous owner messed something up. The device boots normally but I cannot enter either bootloader, fastboot, or recovery. I have tried HW ...
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Core Prime G360T(5.1.1) soft brick TWRP issue

My main objective is to root the phone; as expected from an android newb. I bricked by phone, though this is a bit complicated than the usual. Here's what I did. 1. Apply Kingroot One-click root ...