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

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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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How Can I Pass Bootloader (Huawei Y200 stuck logo/ Boot-Loop)

I have recently learnt a few things about Android and its system. I have a Huawei Ascend Y200, and I flashed it with ClockworkMod specifically for Y200 with a computer and it worked. I rooted my ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S III (d2att) unable to boot after pushing build.prop

First of all, I have a Windows computer and a Samsung Galaxy S III (d2att). I pulled the current build.prop file with >adb pull /system/build.prop build.prop Then, I copied the file on my hard ...
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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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Stock Nexus 4 stuck in bootloop

My Nexus 4 suddenly went into bootloop today after getting drained last night. I tried booting into recovery mode, but as it is not rooted or unlocked, fastboot and adb sideload do not work. I want ...
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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 ...
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Acer Iconia Bricked with reboot loop after root attempt

I attempted to root my Acer Iconia B1-A71 tablet and ended up bricking it because of not installing the partition fix apk (Bad tutorial). The tablet is currently in a reboot loop and I've tried so ...
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How can I physically remove the internal memory device from my Samsung Galaxy S2?

My Galaxy S2 has recently died completely over night. It does not turn on regardless of which combination of buttons I try and how long I press them. I've tried with two different batteries, without a ...
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samsung galaxy s gt-19000 is not starting

I tried to install an OS update by updating it manually. After the installation, my phone got stuck on the Samsung logo. I visited a mobile repair shop. They told me that this repair may take 3 ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) cannot wipe data/factory reset [duplicate]

I'm trying to factory reset nexus 7. But smth went wrong (see screenshots). Why all this errors can occur? What can I do to bring my tablet to live? Could it be hardware issue? Recovery mode ...
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Erase commands aren't working in fastboot [duplicate]

On my Google Nexus 7 (2013) aren't working any erase commands. When I try to execute some of commands: fastboot erase userdata fastboot erase cache ... it hangs on and nothing happens. If it is ...
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Broken recovery, missing system e739

e739 I had used the twrp recovery.img from e730 and it worked fine, flashed cm7, worked great. Then i saw that someone had made twrp for e739. I was going to flash that as well as an unofficial cm10 ...
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A question about bricked phone (moto g xt1032)

I hav moto xt1032. In short I can only access recovery and cmw. However it seems that either my usb debugging was turned off or there is somehow some sort of malfunction and in cmw adb does not detect ...
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Boot a bricked s3 i535 for photo recovery

I know I need an sdcard formatted a certain way with a factory image and it will go into a safe mode; question is, does anyone know where I can find instructions or can instruct me what file and how ...
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HTC One X+ : Phone is neither turning on nor charging, please help!

I have gone through several solutions like pressing Volume down + power button, volume up + down + power button, but nothing seems to work OR others like keeping it in wall socket for quite a time ...
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Sony Xperia Z won't start up

So I applied custom font (I did it myself) via iFont (the phone is rooted), it prompted for a reboot for the font to be applied, but after that the phone just shows Sony, Xperia, then the wave ...
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Need help in unbricking soft bricked LG G2 LS980

I recently purchased LG G2 LS980 (locked on Sprint network in USA) in India and unlocked it to work in India. The build number of the software that came with phone was LS980ZV7. The phone kept ...
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Galaxy S2 Not Booting After Editing build.prop

I'm really far from "rooting Android devices" . I had root my device . SuperSU and CWM installed. But today i did a mistake and decided to try Facebook Home. So install it from an .apk and then edit ...
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How to unbrick a HTC Magic?

I have bricked my HTC Magic. Now when I try to boot it normally or in hboot or in fastboot or in recovery, it only shows a white box with an arrow and a bugdroid then a blank screen. It's not detected ...
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Google IO Galaxy Tab 10.1 refuses to power on, any hope of revival?

This is one of the some thousand limited edition Google IO handout Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices. Was known working for quite some time, and susceptible to the "sleep of death" that left it not ...
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Is there a way to restore my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-i747)?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I747) that I tried to root using this video Somehow something went horribly, horrible wrong and now I think I have hard bricked it. My symptoms: Phone does not turn ...
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android mobile 4-2 “Encryption unsuccessful”

I have a Prestigio Mobile Phone running Android 4-2. The phone crashed earlier and I attempted a Re-Boot but now the device wont boot and all I get is a screen saying "Encryption unsuccessful ...
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(BRICK) SAMSUNG GT-I9100

I have a problem with my mobile phone Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. I don't know why but my phone turned off and now I cannot re-start it. In Plug in mode my USB used to work, but now nothing is ...
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Android hangs on boot image after changing boot image

I changed the bootimage of an Android device and it bricked. It's freezing at the boot image. I try to install a ROM using fastboot but I have a permission error. I try to connect with adb but I ...
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Android hangs on boot image after changing boot loader [duplicate]

I changed the bootimage of an Android device and it bricked. It's freezing at the boot image. I try to install a ROM using fastboot but I have a permission error. I try to connect with adb but I ...
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Hard Bricked HTC One X AT&T

Ok so I have a qualcomm based HTC One X for AT&T that had cyanogen loaded on it. I unknowingly forced an official RUU update to the phone. Now the phone won't power on, no LED light when on the ...
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Bricked phone due to cut-pasting of apk files

I accidentally cut all the .apk and .odex files from /system/apps/ and pasted onto the SD card instead of copying and pasting them. My phone is totally bricked. Stuck in a boot-loop and factory reset ...
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Heimdall Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!

I have problem flashing my galaxy core SYSTEM with Heimdall using system.img.ext4 ~/Desktop/lll$ sudo heimdall flash --SYSTEM system.img.ext4 Heimdall v1.4.0 Copyright (c) 2010-2013, ...
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upgrade One Touch 983

Is it possible to force ONE TOUCH Upgrade (OTU) NB 1.0 to upgrade my phone – even if it has the latest version? My phone is bricked and the only way to revive it is to make OTU update it. But when it ...
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How to unbrick/reflash Prestigio MultiPhone PAP 4040 duo

I have formatted my Prestigio MultiPhone PAP 4040 duo with SP Flash tool. Now, it is bricked. How can I reflash it? I have ClockWorkMod Recovery and backup, but I get an error brrom da_3004.
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Rooted phone bricked without CWM

Hello~ I just wanted to ask whether my phone has a chance to be fixed or not. My bro just installed a chainfire 3d app on it and the next thing I know, my phone was bricked and stucked on the android ...
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My galaxy S2 stuck on SAMSUNG logo

yesterday i was trying to recharge my galaxy S2 - i9100 which has JB 4.1.2, suddenly the phone stuck on the SAMSUNG logo for a long time. i tried to remove the battery but it didn't work. i can get to ...
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How to unbrick my micromax canvas fun a63?

My friend installed chain fire 3 D on my phone(rooted), when it restarted its stuck on the book loading icon. I can get into the system recover mode (Stock recovery mode) but USB debugging is not ...
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Where can I get the Original ROM for Q-Mobile A8 [duplicate]

I am looking for the Original ROM of Q-Mobile A8. Can anyone please share a link with me? I have been looking every where and unable to find one!
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Did I just brick my HTC One X

So today I unlocked bootloader on my HTC one X then flashed CWM recovery then attempted to install cyanogenmod. It said in the recovery that zip file installed successfully, but when I reboot it is ...
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Unplugged my cable while upgrading via Odin

My cable was unplugged while my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 upgrading with Odin. Now, nothing appears on the screen, even when I plug the charger. How can I fix my device?
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Nexus 7 (2013) Won't Boot Normally or into Recovery After Attempted Root

So I thought it would be a great idea to try and root my brand new 2013 Nexus 7. After checking out a few tutorials online, I found one for mac, and downloaded the toolkit at: ...
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Andriod device rebooting constantly

Because of processes stoped working and fixing them was taking too long with 0 rezults I tryed to reset it to factory settings but that didn't work so I also wiped the cache and media patitions and ...
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Bricked (Hard?) Android I5510 recovery

I was attempting to install ClockworkMod and CynogenMod10 for my phone using odin. I followed the steps listed here ...
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Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 stuck on boot screen (bricked)

This is going to be a long story because my tablet is just having problems left and right. Firstly, I received this tablet (SCH-i905) as a gift with cyanogen mod already pre-installed. Thus, in ...
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Motorola Defy getting stuck at boot menu

I successfully installed CyanogenMod 7.2 on my Motorola Defy MB525 using the instructions from here. After a while, I wanted to install gapps, so I installed it from bootmenu. After this, it was ...
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Recover data on a bricked Nexus 5

I bought a Nexus 5 just a few weeks ago and it died miserably yesterday without any apparent reason at all. I've read quite a few threads around the net about this and I haven't been able to power on ...
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How unbrick bricked device

So I want to root my android xperia sp c502 I was wondering what if I bricked my device is there way to unbrick it can it be repair. Is rooting worth it risk or I should forget the idia.
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Droid 2/R2-D2 Can't Load Beyond Bootloader

I picked up a DROID R2-D2 from a coworker who has given up on the device. Knowing I like to tinker with these things, she offered me the phone in whatever condition I can muster from it. A few weeks ...
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Soft Brick? I closed the magnetic case cover of my Nexus 7 while my newly flashed Rom was optimizing apps and…Brick

I bought a Nexus 7 2012 grouper. I used wug's nexus 7 rootkit tool for windows on WinXp. The drivers took a bit of tinkering but eventually I got the Raw drivers configured. Everything was going ...
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Galaxy W bricked?

I tried to upgrade the android version of my Galaxy W but ended up bricking up my phone. Recovery mode - not working Download mode - working USB - not working (PC doesn't recognise my phone) Tried ...