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

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Why can I not access the cyanogenmod zip on my sd card?

All right, I have fouled up my Galaxy S while trying to install Cyanogenmod after rooting with Odin. I now have the clockworkMod Recovery 2.5.1.0 and I am trying to select the cyanogen Update .zip ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 Died

I updated my phone with Odin v.3.04 and now it is not working anymore. I took out the USB cable and I removed the battery while the phone was in download mode. When I went to turn my phone on again, ...
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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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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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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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HTC Desire won't boot past the bootloader screen

I have an HTC Desire and it is freezing when it attempts to boot (when the HTC logo appears). I played around with clear cache, factory settings, etc, and now the boot sequence gets stuck at: --- ...
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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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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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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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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 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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bricked verizon lg g2 vs980

i have a rooted lg g2 vs980 and it accidentally installed a software update and now i get some kind of security boot error, it flashes to fast for me to read exactly what it says, but after the lg ...
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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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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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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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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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How to unbrick my Samsung Galaxy Y

I put custom ROM ussrv8_evanlocked@ogy@xda after rooting my Samsung Galaxy Y, and then I wanted to update kernel to overclock my phone (I followed this set of instructions). Now the phone is not ...
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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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Odin not recognizing Galaxy Mini

I'm having a hard time with my friend's Galaxy Mini which I agreed to flash. I am a happy owner of S5360,I've flashed using odin before this is not my first try. Installed and updated kies on a ...
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How to fix a black screen (bricked) after rooting an encrypted device

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Per work policy to add an exchange account I had to encrypt my phone. After doing so, I needed to root it to create a swap partition as it was constantly running ...
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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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Moto E is not switching on after changing runtime to ART

I changed the runtime option from Dalvik to ART. It asked for a restart. When I did the restart, Moto E has been stuck in boot time. When I hold the power button for sometime, it starts again. It ...
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I flashed Samsung Galaxy S and now it won't start beyond logo screen

I was trying to install Cyanogenmod and after the step in which I went into download mode and moved mod to SD card and do "hermidal zimage" which opened up Hermidal in which everything was successful; ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stuck in Fastboot?! Help please!

I tried to get CM11 on my LG G2 on Bell Canada's network and I really messed it up. I can no longer get into recovery, adb doesn't see my phone, but download mode works (though I have no idea how to ...
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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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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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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 ...