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

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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Craig CLP285 will not boot past the Jelly Bean 4.1 Screen

Does anyone know how to resolve this issue? I have used the reset on the back several times to no avail. The unit powers right up, loads the Jelly Bean 4.1 Android screen and there it stays. I have ...
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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 ...
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Bricked GT P1010 [duplicate]

I was trying yesterday to flash my p1010. I found on internet that I could put jellybean but it didn't work out and now my tab is stuck on the galaxy tab logo and is not booting the system. I'm able ...
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Android won't boot usb debugging disabled, Can I fix this?

I have an Optimus l3ii/e425f. I downloaded an app and my phone won't boot or do a hard reset or anything. I also had USB debugging disabled so everything iv tried so far has failed is there anyway I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 4G phone won't start up.

I do not have a data card in this phone. How can I salvage my data and 1300 photos? I have talked with T-Mobile and Samsung Techs. I can get to a "reboot" screen, but the phone won't complete the ...
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Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 sch-i905 stuck at the load screen

I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1, Model SCH-i905/U from us cellular (image1). In order to root it, and after an internet search I flashed the device, corrupting files left and right. That's when it can't ...
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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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Unbricking HTC Desire HD - really need some help here!

Been given a Desire HD that seems to have had a bad Radio Flash I have spent perhaps 50 hours on this problem as follows: Screen is always black whatever I do (unless /sbin/recovery - see below) ...
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ZTE V9 light ftm startup error

My ZTE v9 light tablet won't go past the 'android' loading screen and go to the main menu. I think it happened when I didn't install an application the correct way and everything started crashing. ...
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Xperia T not booting anymore, brick?

I have a xperia T and I think its hardbricked. What I think what happened is this, i wanted to format my interal storage manually. But instead the entire mmcblkp0 got formatted.. Now I cant boot ...
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HTC One (m7ul) not found by ADB + formatted filesystem = bricked?

So, I'm really hoping that I haven't bricked my phone and that someone can help me figure out how to fix this. I can't remember exactly the steps I took to mess it up so spectacularly, but they ...
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LG Optimus L9 stay dark at boot - Bootloader might be avalible

I tried to start my Optimus L9 this morning and surprise : black screen. The LEDs won't even show up, the screen is dark, and that's it. Of course, i tried to charge it, with multiple cables and AC ...
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Nexus 4 bricked by OTA upgrade

In early august, both my nexus 4 and my nexus 7 got the OTA upgrade. The nexus 7 one worked without any problems. The one for my phone actually bricked my phone. First it was stuck on the X-logo ...
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Galaxy Tab P1000 shows a phone <-> PC symbol and is not responding after flashing

I was flashing my GT P1000 and the power went down, then on the galaxy tab screen i see an image of a Phone ! PC and nothing i can do to reboot it or connecting it to the laptop. Its dead. please ...
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HTC desire SV not starting after cache clear

My HTC desire SV is not starting after cache clear. I am facing the problem when I tried to restart my phone, it is not starting up after that. I have tried all possible ways to start the phone, but ...
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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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How do I enter recovery mode on my Motorola Milestone 2 to unbrick it?

I own a Motorola Milestone 2, also called A953 (apparently this is different from the Droid 2 Global). It used to have Android 2.3 with Motoblur middleware. It was bought independently from any phone ...
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Vodafone Smart Tab 2 won't turn on or charge

My Vodafone Smart Tab 2 will not turn on or charge. I have tried to hard reset it and all I see is a very faint red light, but nothing happens. I've charged it for hours and connected it to my ...
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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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Galaxy SII i-9100 is not recognised by windows

I have a Samsung SII which I was attempting to flash from the sprint to the US Cellular Network. I was successful in doing so but got a black screen as no application were installed on the custom os. ...
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USB Error after failed attempt at flashing

After using Odin to flash my Samsung Epic D700 (and apparently doing something wrong), I can only boot to Download mode. If I try to boot, I don't even get to the Samsung splash screen. All I have ...
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LG Optimus L5 e610 randomly reboots

I have got the phone of my sister in law. It is a LG Optimus L5 e610. While trying to flash CM it has been bricked. It is constantly rebooting after media scanning. It reboots even in the bootloader ...
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How to access to my folders on android nexus 4 without OS

I have a problem : I tried to install the last update of Android 4.4 on my nexus 4 But It didn't work... My phone didn't want to turn on. So I tried to uninstall everything an install the update ...
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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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I cant enter in s/w mode

I'm bricked my phone (optimus black) and only show "security error" with logo, not allow me enter in s/w mode for unbrick
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HTC One X will not turn on

3 days ago my stock HTC One X shut off on its own for no reason. My phone was working great up until this point, but since then I've been unable to do anything with it. The LED does not light up and ...
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Desire HD: I apparently flashed the wrong pd98img.zip, how can I fix this?

in a attempt to downgrade my Desire HD from 2.50 to 1.32 I apparently pushed the wrong pd98img.zip into my zip card. I can start the phone, but I'm greeted by some chinese characters and can't do ...
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How to fix my droid phone that is just blank

I have the Samsung droid Charge (SCH-I510) and I tried to load bootloader to it and now the screen is just black.when I insert usb to it,the buttons at the bottom light up but the screen is just ...
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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 install a ROM with CWM when /data (and /sdcard) are encrypted and I can't reformat them?

I used to run CyanogenMod 9.1 with device encryption on my Galaxy S3, and decided today that I wanted to try a CM 10 nightly. A problem with device encryption that I didn't know about before is that ...
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Android Crashed

I Rooted my Alcatel One touch Glory 2S and accidently deleted JrdLauncher.apk (Android's Default Launcher). Then I made a factory reset and i thought it would help to restore it ... What i ended up ...
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Can't mount first-gen Kindle Fire in TWRP

I have a rooted Kindle Fire running TWRP that I let my kids use. Last week the battery ran low and it shut off, but my three-year-old son somehow booted it into TWRP and wiped the device. Now the Fire ...
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My phone can't start after backup failed

I tried backing up my Galaxy S4 using this method: http://galaxys4root.com/galaxy-s4-tutorials/how-to-backuprestore-rom-on-galaxy-s4-with-root-cwm-recovery/ 1st backup failed but I could still boot ...
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Nexus 7 rooting false device not responding

I am tried to root the nexus 7, at the time of rooting i wrongly deleted the boot.img so device not switch on. i have tried lot many ways to switch on the device and recover the operating system no ...
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Gionee Gn100 black screen no power

I've tried to flash my system partition with a backup but my device. doesn't boot anymore and it just shows the boot screen. Now even it doesn't turn on and the screen is always black. When connect it ...
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Boot from SD card

As PC can boot from CD or USB I wonder if android devices can boot from SD card? Could it be used for repairing original bootloader?
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How to install recovery and rom on blank Samsung i9000

I wanted to install CM on my Samsung Galaxy S, and while trying to enable ClockworkMod recovery, I somehow managed to partition it. Now the only thing that appears is the screen with the model number, ...
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Unbrick HTC Desire

This is my output of fastboot getvar all (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 6.93.1002 (bootloader) version-baseband: 5.17.05.23 (bootloader) version-cpld: None (bootloader) ...
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Android phone cannot press any buttons after boot

My Samsung Galaxy S 4G seems to be bricked. I must have done something horribly wrong to get it to be in this state. Sometimes, it hangs on the Samsung screen when booting up. Other times, it is ...
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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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Installing Android using only fastboot on HTC Vision

I lost my system somehow. My phone turned off and reboots during starting up. I'm only able to go to hboot (fastboot/recovery etc.) on my phone, and I'm unable to run Android system. I have tried ...
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/data partition corrupted?

I have a Galaxy Mini GT-S5570 running CM 10.1 which was installed about a month back. Yesterday my phone suddenly crashed and after rebooting it got stuck in a boot loop. I tried wiping the cache and ...