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

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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 ...
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L90 bootloop - no emergency mode, no download mode, pc doesn't recognize

Good afternoon, I'm facing a problem on my colleague's LG L90 phone, it suddenly started to bootloop and nothing seems to solve the problem. The only way to turn it off is to remove the battery, but ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Volume buttons not working in fastboot mode (LG Leon H320)

I'm trying to unlock the bootloader on my LG Leon (running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop). I've followed SO many online tutorials, and most come down to one and the same problem: First I create a backup ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 ...