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

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Moto E (XT1022) Bricked after Downgrading

This issue has not been solved since a year. Users who upgraded manually to Lollipop (5.0.1) OTA Zip (Even Custom ROMS) and then tried to downgrade i.e. back to Stock KitKat (4.4.2) and then applied ...
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Decryption process was interrupted and “Device memory damaged” message is shown.

-Phone model: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 -Rooted. -USB debuging was active before the problem. -TWRP is installed. version 3.0.2-0. -rom is stock android forgot the version. -I know the encryption key....
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How can I recover data off a bricked Samsung Galaxy Note 2?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2. I have never rooted it or done anything weird. I woke up today and discovered that my phone was frozen. I tried to power it on, but it would not get past loading. It's ...
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Unable to root Galaxy S5 and firmware problem encountred

I was trying to root my Galaxy S5(SM-G900H) by using the tutorial given on http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2696537 but the process did not go as planned as keep struck on ...
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Phone (Moto G) stuck in fastboot screen. Nothing works!

Stuck at this screen I am on a Mac OS and was intending to unlock the bootloader when I accidentally bricked my phone. I followed all instructions. Downloaded Motorola drivers, Android SDK and also ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S6 is bricked

I recently bricked my Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-S906l while trying to flash TWRP recovery. Apparently, it was an unsupported recovery and I need to reflash the original recover with Odin, but it says it ...
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TF300T stuck in bootloop after factory reset

I have recently rooted my TF300T and installed a custom TWRP recovery. I have also flashed a CyanogenMod rom (cm-12.1-20160626-NIGHTLY-tf300t.zip). After that (do not ask me why, it was an ...
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Backing up important data from soft-bricked devices

I'm sorry if bricks-related and support-my-issues questions are off-topic on the site, but let me try. Yesterday I've got a crash on my device causing an immediate reboot. After the very first boot ...
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Galaxy S4 boot-loop (hardware fault?)

Last night my Samsung Galaxy S4 (i9505) suddenly crashed while I was playing a game and got into a boot loop. The screen goes all sorts of crazy on boot, so I think it's a hardware problem: There'...
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soft-bricked intex aqua young usb debugging disabled

I bought an Intex Aqua Young and got it rooted. I wanted a stronger supersu version app while the existing one was a bit slower in granting root access for the apps – so I uninstalled the present one ...
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Fix a soft-bricked Nexus 4 without usb?

My Nexus 4 is soft-bricked, when I turn it on normally it just stays stuck on the "Google" logo. The device has TWRP recovery v2.8.0 installed, which can be accessed. The device's USB does not work, I ...
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Debug mode disabled, phone stuck in loop. Anything I can do?

My phone froze and loops to lock screen before rebooting. I'm guessing it's stopping due to apps opening in the background. Is there something I can do to break the loop? I wouldn't want to perform a ...
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Galaxy S5 suddenly bricked

Yesterday evening, I heard the "battery low" noise from my phone (which was in a different room), but couldn't care enough to get up and plug it in. Before I went to bed, I took the phone and as ...
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Android soft brick framework-res.apk

Ok, so I screwed up my phone pretty bad. so i pushed a framework-res.apk and when I reboot I get black screen, so I factory reset, and wiped cache. But it didn't fix the problem and I don't know how ...
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LG G STYLO 6.0 Boost Mobile BRICKED Please Help

I have rooted my LG G Stylo with KingRoot and everything went fine until I restarted my phone. I got the 1003 error and the bootloop. I don't know what to do now. I've tried many suggestions from ...
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How to unbrick my smartphone

I rooted my android 4.4.1 jellybean custom built smartphone so i could delete some malwares/adwares that installed themselves as system apps. Now i guess i got too "over-excited" deleting the malware/...
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Unbricking Nokia X

I used Swapper 2 to try to increase my mobile's RAM with my SD card. When I used the app and clicked on activate swap, it showed a successful message. When I rebooted my device, as was suggested on ...
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HTC Desire 326G not entering into recovery

I have hard bricked my HTC desire 326G smartphone its showing the HTC logo and then black screen. I am able to enter into fastboot mode but I am not able to enter into recovery mode. I have changed ...
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Galaxy Tab Coma Bricked?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. It turned off and did not turn back on, how can I recover it? Details: It is not jailbroken. It was running the Samsung firmware that comes with the automatic ...
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need further info on how to recover a bricked Asus Transformer Pad TF300T

I've got the exact same problem as the fellow over at http://android.stackexchange.com/a/126418/170164 I'm not a programmer or developer by any means - only came across this site searching for an ...
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(Red triangle)Device is corrupt after flashing Android N Dev Preview on rooted Nexus 6P

Just got my brand new Nexus 6P about a week ago (Yeah, stupid me). I immediately began to root my device using this thread on XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/nexus-6p/general/guides-how-to-guides-...
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Micromax A120 : Wanted to repartition by flashing a custom ROM, it failed. Phone stuck in boot and phone not being detected on Device Manager

Due to irregular partition of Internal Storage of Micromax A120, I tried flashing a custom ROM using SP Flash Tool. Unfortunately it was taking a lot of time and my phone battery died. After charging ...
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GPT utility can brick laptops?

Which utility is Android-x86 using for partitions? Is it gdisk? The prompt is to use GPT. What are the risks with regards to formatting a disk with this tool, and installing Android-x86? Under ...
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How to Connect Kindle Fire to ADB while in “Kindle Fire System Recovery”

I have a Kindle Fire HD (tate) that I bricked by modding /system/app/Framework-Res.apk and I am trying to unbrick it. How can I connect it to ADB? It won't show up in Ubuntu or Windows. It is in a ...
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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 brick....
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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: https://wiki....
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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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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 forever)....
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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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Unbricking 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 ...