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

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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, just shows ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” black screen

This morning I woke up to my Samsung Galaxy S3 which just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” on a black background. It never comes to the “Enter ...
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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 full brick [closed]

My Huawei Honor 4c is full brick. I updated it to loliopp then tried to downgrade it to kitkat during that device is full brick. I connected device in fastboot mode then installed boot.img , ...
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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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Recovery mode not working in Samsung Galaxy Fit

I have a Samsung Galaxy Fit to which I installed Clockworkmod Recovery. When I put my phone into recovery mode by pressing home+power only the Samsung logo appears; the phone is not booting into stock ...
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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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Phone stuck on Google logo after trying to install Jelly Bean

I have a Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0.1 I tried to install Jelly Bean, and followed all instructions I found on a website (forgot which one). I installed cwh and twh first. Then I installed Jelly ...
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Unbrick SpreadTrum based Android phone (Micromax Bolt A27)

I have a low end device i.e Micromax a27(SpreadTrum SC6820) which I m trying to restore after I had rooted it and tried to free up some space by removing the apps which broke the phone's OS. ...
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Help 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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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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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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Reviving my Bricked Tablet via adb and Samsung's Download Mode

Okay, here's the story: I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4". The OS doesn't matter, because it's gone. I had lollipop 5.0.2, decided to root it. OK, rooted it fine. Then decided to get CyanogenMod on ...
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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, ...
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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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Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet bricked <3e> recovery

Total noob here, sorry... I've spent the last three weeks reading up on my issue with no progress at all. I think I have the answer, but need to run this by someone who probably knows! I modded a ...
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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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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 repair-unbrick-solve my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" after rooting

I was trying to root my device, but I think something went wrong. I may have bricked my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. When I noticed that the device was in loop, I tried to root with the CF-Auto-Root file a few ...
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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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Phone stuck on loading screen and recovery mode doesn't work

I have a Samsung Galaxy S1 with CyanogenMod, and I don't know what happened but when I turn on the phone it just stays on the loading screen, something like this: It's just a black screen with that ...
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Galaxy Mini bricked: black screen

I have a Galaxy Mini GT-5570 phone. Last night I installed "ROM Manager" and tried to partition my SD card. It requires to reboot my phone and I confirmed that, so it shut down my phone. Then it ...
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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 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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Strangely bricked LG L90 after bootloader unlock and installing TWRP

I was going to install CM 12 on my LG L90 (Stock Lollipop) when I hit some strange issue. After unlocking bootloader, and installing TWRP (both tutorials were from xda-developers), which both went ...
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Bricked android karbon message ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD

My rooted karbon s5 android phone is showing "RESET FOR ENTRY QPST DOWNLOAD" message on startup, I am unable to execute this solution (quoted below) because I dont have the Karbon S5 rom, also there ...
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Intentionally deleted Android system - how do I fix this?

Right now I own a Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 mini and I rooted it. I had this program installed from Android Marketplace that allows you to delete applications. So guess what... I deleted several ...
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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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Android Bootloop No recovery mode - only viberation

Phone: Huawei honor 3c I downloaded Emotion UI 3.0 for "probably" the wrong set form here offical site.But it was installed properly. Then there was an update of same emotion UI, which on ...
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Nexus 7 2013 - Flash Recovery Image: Failed remote size too large?

I have a nexus 7 (2013 model) and its stuck on the Google logo. I went to the bootloader menu and unlocked the bootloader. Now I'm trying to install a recovery image, but: After doing a 'fastboot ...
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Unbrick Lenovo ZUK Z1, after every partition was formatted

Bricked my phone trying to install Cyanogenmod on it. Formatted every partition, including /boot and /recovery. The phone can't: Boot into home screen. Be reached by ADB. Have it's bootloader ...
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How can i access a bricked android tablet system folder from pc?

I have a chinese allwinner a13 tablet. The firmware it had was really slow and couldn't 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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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Lenovo A850 Bricked while flashing Stock Rom

My phone Lenovo A850 (MT6582) bricked just now. 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 ...
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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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System wiped on LGL31L, can't enter recovery or fastboot

I have an LGL31L (also called the "LG Access", it's an LG F70 D315 variant) that has a wiped /system/ (I accidentally wiped it while trying to resolve a bootloop after a botched factory reset), and I ...
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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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What does it mean to “brick” your phone?

I'm considering unlocking the bootloader on my Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535). However, a guide I was reading made this statement: Once you have unlocked your phone’s bootloader using this app, you ...
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One-click rooting app failed to root, and now prevents device from booting and charging

I downloaded a one-click rooting app onto my RCA RCT6773WW2B (RCA 7 Voyager 2). ~25% of the way in, it rebooted the device. The root failed, so the device rebooted again, and the app once again tried ...
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Sony Xperia P bricked!

I was trying to root my phone. But unfortunately my phone is bricked. I tried to switch on but failed. Even the notification light is not coming. When I connect it with PC using fast boot mood my PC ...
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Can't boot Samsung galaxy ace GT-S5830i Failed to mount /system (Invalid argument)

I can't boot my Samsung galaxy ace GT-S5830I after I tried to flash a custom rom built for the GT-S5830, if I try and boot into Recovery I get the following errors: -- Applying Multi-CSC -- E: failed ...
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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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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 ...