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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
4k views

Galaxy Mini hangs at boot - how can I fix it?

My Galaxy Mini powers on, but then hangs on the "Samsung Galaxy Mini" splash screen. How can I re-install Android, or get it booting again?
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 (...
0
votes
0answers
351 views

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....
1
vote
1answer
34 views

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....
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
673 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

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. ...
1
vote
2answers
749 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
416 views

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)....
1
vote
0answers
393 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
886 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
190 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
154 views

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 (...
-1
votes
1answer
84 views

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. ...
2
votes
1answer
375 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
22k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
214 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
151 views

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. ...
10
votes
2answers
77k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
375 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
906 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
309 views

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) ...
0
votes
0answers
125 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
136 views

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 /...
1
vote
0answers
417 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
259 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
158 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
97 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

install cwm recovery in a softbrick android phone

My Android device is not booting up and is stuck on the manufacturer's logo. The phone was rooted with Kingo-Root and Clockwork Recovery Mod wasn't installed. Now I want to unbrick my phone with ...
1
vote
1answer
121 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
504 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
151 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
155 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

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 ...
-2
votes
2answers
68 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
362 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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. ...
2
votes
3answers
20k views

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 / ...