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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lenovo A850 Bricked while flashing Stock Rom

My phone Lenovo A850 (MT6582) bricked just now. 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 ...
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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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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 ...
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Bricked Asus Zenfone 5

I just bricked my Zenfone 5 (yes, I am dumb) and I can't get into recovery (blinking battery with question mark on screen when I try to) and can't boot (for like 5 hours) and my phone was rooted. Is ...
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Unbrick Galaxy S5

I tried to install a CWM recovery on my G900F with Odin Mobile (using these instructions). But when the phone restarts, it just shows this: It says Recovery is not seandroid inforcing, Set Warranty ...
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Is there any way to flash ROM in RAMDUMP mode?

I have a Samsung GT-S6312. The phone is not starting up. It is also not booting into any recovery modes. Only RAMDUMP mode comes. I have tried every possible combination of buttons / battery plug / ...
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Did the “stop” command brick my phone?

I have a rooted Sony Xperia Z3+. So I was mucking around in a root terminal (on my phone, not via adb), and I simply typed stop. The phone seemed to instantly turn off, but it won't turn on again! ...
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How do I get su binaries installed without access to the system (i.e., using only bootloader- and/or recovery-level operations)?

I am trying to recover my bricked android (lollipop) device. I do not have access to the system. I have sucessfully flashed SuperSU, but I still don't have su binaries installed (I get "su: not found" ...
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Storex 805 softbricked?

I actually have a storex 805 (android tab, JellyBean) that seems to be bricked. When I start it the normal way it endlessly loads. When I press Volume+ and POWER, it ends up on a screen with a dead ...
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Bricked my Samsung tab4 8 SM-T330-NU trying to root it

I tried to root my tab4 8 sm-t330-nu and using odin 3.09 i accidentally put 'CF-Auto-Root-milletwifi-milletwifixx-smt330' in the BL box instead of AP like the tutorial said, and bricked my tablet upon ...
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Is xposed safe for my phone

I've a Micromax bolt A064 running on 4.4.2 kitkat. After rooting the device, I somewhere read that xposed can give my phone more tweaks than ever I can. So, I started reading about xposed. Some users ...
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Recover bricked “Asus Transformer Pad TF300T”

PLEASE HELP ME BECAUSE I HAVE SCREWED MY TABLET UP!!!! I have a device "Asus Transformer Pad TF300T" running on Cyanogenmod CM12.1 Snapshot build (Custom ROM). For some reason my Google account was ...
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Bricked Chinese phone. Android KK

I have a GOL F12 and have edited the build.prop file to include a navbar and it has resulted in my phone being stuck in bootloop. I can still access stock recovery and i have a backup of this file. ...
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newbie: how to get near-stock MotoG out of boot-loop?

summary: phone: near-original-condition MotoG {2013, 1st gen}, Android version==4.4.4 me: Android newbie, Linux vet problem: infinite boot-loop need: newbie-oriented instructions regarding how to ...
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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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Phone shows only internal sd card and no external storage

I have a problem, I bricked my phone, started recovery mod to re-flash it, but in recovery shows only internal sd card, luckily there is terminal into recovery mode, how I can get external storage?
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Tried to root android tab 4 10.1 with Supersu and odin, now i think it's soft bricked

so my android tab 4 10.1 with 5.0.2 android lollipop only wifi is so wrong atm. What did i do? Try rooting with odin-supersu. Failed over 10 times it didn't work. I wanted to start it all over with a ...
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Did factory reset, attempted to flash CWM using SP Flash Tools and fastboot but to no avail. How to unbrick Lenovo A316i than?

Phone isn't mine, nephew got it bricked and doesn't know what was the reason of it. Well, phone shows some life, if booted in normal way logo appears (for some reason instead of "Lenovo for those ...
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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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Hard bricked Micromax Unite 2

I have Micromax unite 2, it was rooted. I tried to flash it using SP flash tool (tool used to flash ROM for Mediatek devices) but now my device is hard bricked. I read an article which suggests to ...
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How can I unbrick my HTC One S (TMOUS 2.35)

I tried to install Lollipop (cm-12.1-20150922-NIGHTLY-ville) on my HTC One S. I installed recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.8-ville and everything works. However, no matter how many times I try the same thing ...
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exchanging android one hardware parts

I bricked* my android one device (Micromax canvas a1) while flashing recovery using fastboot. Can I replace some parts of it with parts, maybe like motherboard, taken from any of other android one ...
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True Hard brick after trying to repair the efs folder

I was trying to repair my SIM problem. I saw on the internet that I needed to repair the efs folder. Then I tried with the recommanded app : GSII_Repair This app requires Busybox, and su. I ...
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Samsung Galaxy s4 won't boot

I have a Samsung Galaxy s4 which is rooted and has cyanogenmod and cwm recovery installed on it, which I have been using for several months with absolutely no issues, until today. All of a sudden, my ...
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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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Black screen, but the phone is working (Moto G LTE)

I have a Moto G 4G (with Lollipop) with the following problem. As soon as the boot sequence completes the screen turns black. It is not broken because the boot animation is shown, and I can take ...
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bricked micromax canvas 2.2

I have problem boot my phone micromax a114 canvas 2.2 it only show start logo and nothing else. but I can boot it to recovery mod(not any cwm recovery but factory installed recovery) device name is ...
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Stock Nexus 7 2013 stuck at “Google” when booting

stock Nexus 7 2013 4G stuck at "Google" when booting. I can go to bootloader using Power + Vol Down but failed when going to recovery. it goes to "Google" again instead of Android icon. I also tried ...
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SystemUI/lockscreen malfunction on DROID Turbo

I have a Motorola DROID Turbo running Android 5.1, unrooted, and I cannot unlock the phone because the lockscreen does not appear. This problem started occurring after the phone ran out of battery and ...
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galaxy grand duos gt-i9082l don't start

Well, I have a Galaxy Grand Duos GT-I9082L brasilian version and i try restore my phone with kies, but i still get this error I try restore with odin, but result are the same
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My Samsung SM-T310 won't boot properly

Let me explain my situation. I was installing an unofficial port of CM11 (4.4.2) to my tablet using TWRP. I have wiped my original OS, but did a backup. However, I didn't check if it failed or not. ...
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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 ...
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HTC 626 bricked when trying to root the phone. What to do now?

I have bricked my HTC 626. I was trying to root my phone. I installed a recovery. As you can understand that I flashed recovery after unlocking bootloader. But I have s-on on phone. I then got some ...
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Stock HTC got bricked by the latest OTA (4.20)

The latest OTA on Rogers (4.20.631) rendered my phone unable to boot and stuck on the white Htc One screen. I'm on stock recovery exactly to install OTAs, which worked with the last one (4.19?), but ...
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Recover soft-bricked wrongly mounted Galaxy S4 gti9506?

I just rooted my SG S4 Android 5.0.1 with auto root and (a friend's) Windows Odin. Everything worked fine (root complete and SU installed) till I think I gave a bad mount command in the root directory ...
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How to repair-unbrick-solve my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1" after rooting

I was trying to root my device, but I think something went wrong. I may have bricked my Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. When I noticed that the device was in loop, I tried to root with the CF-Auto-Root file a few ...
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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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How to hard brick an android phone (Galaxy Nexus)?

I'm trying to figure out whether or not I managed to brick my android phone, a Galaxy Nexus*. Using ClockworkMod Recovery, I pretty much erased everything I could find (/data, /cache, /factory, ...
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Xperia SP looks like it's charging, but it doesn't charge

My phone is Xperia SP, it's on CM 12.1, unofficial build (because the official one is buggy due to bad kernel). It has been bought second-hand, so I'm not sure about its history (the phone was in a ...
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Un bricking ZTE z992

i rooted my phone and i started downloading a lot of stuff in my phone then somehow it got bricked i've tried by putting a rom in my micro SD card and try to update it and it always say update file ...