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

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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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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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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 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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How to unbrick Sony Xperia C2305?

Today I was installing custom ROM on my xperia C. After installation completes, I reboot the phone. Now, it is not starting. I tried pressing keys(power, vol up, vol down) with different different ...
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rooted china tablet black screen after boot need help megafeis m700

i have a Megafeis m700 tablet i rooted successfully but changed boot animation and now after it boots it goes to a black screen back lighting is still on. when giving command to reboot recovery i ...
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Is it a hard brick?

I think I've bricked my device (Huawei G330, U8225-1). I was adb pushing while I received a "push failed: no space left on device". The phone boots in recovery, I've root but the bootloader is locked. ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 neither goes into Download Mode nor RAM Dump Mode

My Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 has just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung www.samsung.com" on a black background. I have tried to restart it and to take the battery out / ...
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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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Need information about preloader.bin

I am using Micromax Canvas 2 Colours A120 with 8Gb ROM (MT 6582) I read on the Internet that while flashing a ROM using SP Flash Tools I should always uncheck preloader.bin otherwise the phone may ...
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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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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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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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Android Nexus 6 Bricked? TeamWin splash screen turns on and off

I think I've bricked my Nexus 6. Every time I turn it on, the teamwin (TWRP) splash screen keeps literally flashing on and off. I would be able to flash a stock system on but I can't due to the fact ...
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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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Trying to flash a system.img I took with dd - failing

Long-time UNIX guy here, but relatively new to the world of Android. Read on. EPISODE 1: A New Backup (I hoped) I have recently purchased an Asus MemoPAD (ME103K) ; I then became root, and took a dd ...
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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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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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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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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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What is JTAG in regards to Android?

I see the term JTAG used for reviving dead Android devices that otherwise don't respond to anything and aren't seen when USB connected. It seems that it's something done from the physical hardware ...
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Unbrick dead unite 2 phone whose driver is improper

I am using Micromax unite 2 and before a month, i sucessfully rooted it using kinguser. But today morning i checked for updates and upgraded to lollipop from kitkat. But unfortunately, 2.5 gb of my ...
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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 ...
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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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HELP!! Hard bricked my LG and need help on accessing its memory and its testpoint!

OK, so the model of my phone is LG L Fino (D290N) and I really need to know how to short its memory chip testpoint to be able to copy stock aboot.img with dd command on Ubuntu (And no, I do not have ...
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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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Does a phone's battery charge when in download mode?

I bricked my SM-J500G when trying to root the phone. Now I'm trying to install the stock ROM. The problem is that my phone's battery is low, and I have no way to charge it in another phone. Can I put ...
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RCA Voyager tablet won't turn on even after master reset

My daughter got the RCA Voyager back in September and now its not working. The tablet won't turn on. I've tried master reset and the tablet still will not turn on. How do I go about this problem? Any ...
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ADB bricked android doesn't connect to pc

I have a bricked android BLUBOO X2. I rooted it, changed build.prop to set some settings so that I could boot in Ubuntu Touch(which didn't work). And now I can't boot up anymore at all, it is in boot ...
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HTC ONE X Custom ROM Issue

I tried to install a custom ROM on my htc one X without making any backup. My new custom ROM did not installed correctly. It is just showing X type logo of custom ROM after htc splash screen. I can go ...
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How do I format and reinstall the original Android OS on Galaxy S4

I have a problem where my phone freezes at the startup screen while it's showing the Samsung logo. I tried factory reset but still no good. Note that my phone is successfully rooted.
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Unbrick Samsung Galaxy Core Prime SM-G360V

I need to know how to un-softbrick the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime. I don't know how it got bricked, I was just asked to fix it. It looks like a bootloop issue. The Product name is SM-G360V. I have ...
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Every Laptop hangs when connected Hard Bricked Yureka

My Yureka is hard bricked, When I connect it to laptop it initially shows QHUSB_BULK and after installing Qualcom drivers... it shows device in Device manager and it makes ANY computer hang. No ...
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Soft Bricked HTC m8 after update, Need to recover data

I did an OTA update for my htc. But now its soft-bricked and my USB debugging is OFF. I am running stock everything. As far as I have checked I am S-OFF. My usb connection still works but HTC SYNC ...
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Stuck in Fastboot mode after flashing custom ROM on Xiaomi Mi3W

I flashed MIUI fastboot ROM on Xiaomi Mi3W since I had problem booting it. It was a old ROM but now nothing happens except it is stuck on fastboot mode. It doesn't even charge the battery. I tried ...
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Flashing of factory image failed Yuphoria

I was flashing the factory image of my YU Yuphoria through the flash-all script, everything completed successfully, but when it came to flashing system partition, the command line got stuck at ...
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Stuck in boot after changing dpi - Lenovo a7000

I used Texdroider DPI to change the dpi from 320 to 300 and after the reboot it gets stuck at the lenovo logo. I could just flash it again but i don't have the rom on this pc, and it will take 10h ...
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CM 12.1 Nexus 5 stuck on bootloop and recovery load-up

I've got quite a peculiar problem with my Nexus 5. Last night, I left my phone on charge. It was working normally and the software was functional etc. However, once I woke up, the phone was ...
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CyanogenMod install failed on Samsung Galaxy S II, phone now shows boot screen and then a black screen

I was trying to install CyanogenMod on my un-rooted Samsung Galaxy S II using this installer. I installed the app on the phone and the PC; downloaded the data for the program; plugged the phone ...
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Cannot use ADB on a bricked phone

I'm trying to unbrick a soft-bricked Android phone, and many tutorials say to use ADB to fix it, but I cannot use ADB or fastboot, since the device is not reconized. It's a Lenovo Zuk Z1, I am running ...
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Factory Reset Problem-Device doesn't boot

I have installed a custom ROM (CyanogenMod) but I didn't like it. I tried to factory reset but it doesn't go back to original ROM. So I tried to wipe system cache with CWM recovery and now the phone ...
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Soft-bricked Galaxy Note Pro SM-P900 stuck on system.img in Odin

Soft-bricked Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 WiFi SM-P900, I can boot into download mode but on system boot it keeps asking for Kies. No ROM is installed right now. I just can't install it. Here's the ...
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Phone stuck at boot logo, cannot wipe data/factory reset

I will explain what happened: I opened up terminal emulator then typed cd /system/xbinls fsc* then /dev/block/vold/179:17 then mount then my tab got stuck and then it switched off automatically. ...
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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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My phone keeps restarting on its own

So this morning I saw my phone behave strangely. It would turn itself off and then try to turn on, and after a couple of attempts it would. Then it remains stable for some time and it is off again and ...