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

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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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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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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 ...
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Galaxy Note 2 N7100 does not turn on, only shows battery “loading” icon

I bought a GN2 three days ago, it worked fine until today, when I did a reboot and it didn't come back. The blue LED turned off with the device, and instead of rebooting, the battery "loading" (empty ...
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Can't boot phone or access recovery mode

I tried updating a custom ROM on my Samsung Galaxy S: Semaphore Version 9 (Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean). The update was successful except that it produced an error after completion saying the process ...
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Can't turn on my Galaxy s2 sprint SPH-D710

I tried to root my Galaxy s2 Sprint. I turned my phone off and went to downloading mode, then I turned the odin and connected my phone to pc. After it, i hit start and nothing happened except saying ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note N7000 Died

I updated my phone with Odin v.3.04 and now it is not working anymore. I took out the USB cable and I removed the battery while the phone was in download mode. When I went to turn my phone on again, ...
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nroot/unbrick Galaxy S2 SGH-T989

I am having problems trying to go to this screen but the process ends me up on this screen My process: Turn off device Hold power volume up and down until a vibration Event: shows the end ...
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How can I fix my corrupted /data partition?

The following happened. I have a Galaxy Mini Plus (S5570I) running Android 2.3.6 which I've been using without problems so far. Recently, I've installed an APK (Opera Beta), which somehow caused the ...
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Galaxy S2 is possibly bricked. What can I do?

Background: Browsing on Chrome, device suddenly freezes. Hold down power button to turn it off. Turn it on again. "Galaxy S2 i9100T" logo keeps displaying nothing else happens. Tried rebooting ...
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Sony Xperia Pro is stuck in bootloop. How to fix?

Yesterday, my rooted Xperia Pro decided to go into perpetual restart mode. I tried removing the SIM and SD cards to no avail. I tried reflashing the ICS upgrade. I tried throwing my phone across the ...
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Galaxy S I9000 doesn't start

I flashed my Samsung Galaxy S with 4.1.1 through Odin. But I didn't like it, so I wanted to restore it to Android 2.3 -- and and while restoring it my computer suddenly restarted and my mobile phone ...
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MyTouch bricked

I have a MyTouch 4G which I had to pull battery on and then when bootup came up, it just sits and hangs at the white logo screen. How do I go about fixing this?
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How to take Motorola Photon 4g out of the grave?

Recently I ordered Motorola 4g from US.... It was with stock Sprint Sunfire OS. OS : Sunfire-2.3.5 Baseband : 4.5.1A (I am not sure about this whether its baseband or revision) Build : ...
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Push a ROM to Galaxy S3 (d2att) while in TWRP/CWM?

My friend has royally buggered up his phone and we can't get a file onto the phone in order to reflash the ROM. We are able to get into the recovery (either TWRP or CWM) and reflash the recovery via ...
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TECNO N3 keeps on restarting “E:Signature Verification Failed”

I have bricked my TECNO N3 trying to install a boot animation. Right now it keeps on restarting. I have gotten the stock ROM for my device. The problem is when I tried to flash it I get an error: ...
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Lenovo Ideapad A1 , dead, not working, no charge led

I was flashing the Lenovo A1 ideapad tablet following the steps here : http://www.artiss.co.uk/2012/04/installing-cyanogenmod-on-a-lenovo-ideapad-a1 , and I was able to flash the clockwork Mod (and ...
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LG DoublePlay: Boot looping after replacing framework-res.apk

I modified and replaced the original framework-res.apk on my LG DoublePlay (C729) and now it keeps bootlooping on T-Mobile logo. Even the recovery mode didn't help - the recovery mode displays only a ...
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Phone Stuck on Samsung Galaxy S2 Screen

I have a rooted GT-I9100G. Recently the official JB for France came out, and I wanted to flash it. Some of the reasons to do so were: My phone use to randomly show charging even when the charger ...
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Bad ROM flash - Kindle Fire stuck in boot

My KF won't finish booting. I started to root my KF from my iMac using these instructions and with the files it points to. I got as far as flashing it with FIREFIREFIRE which appeared to complete ...
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My Kindle Fire is stuck at the yellow triangle screen after installing TWRP. How can I fix this?

I followed the instructions on the official TWRP site on how to install TWRP on the Kindle Fire. So I did wget <twrp.img> adb shell idme bootmode 4002 fastboot -i 0x1949 flash recovery ...
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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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Nexus 7: does ruining the bootloader hard-brick the device? Or is there still a chance to recover? [closed]

So, I've got a Nexus 7 and would like to start expirementing with images, etc (primary goal being installing Ubuntu in multiboot with Android, probably loading from a flash drive over an OTG cable). ...
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Samsung Galaxy GT-S5300B dead / bricked (?)

I own a Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300B) and, last week, I mistakenly erased a partition issuing the command: cat /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 > /dev/zero (It was either that or /proc/mmcblk0p1, I ...
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SD card full bricks Android 2.2: In fsckdelay end. Kill dosfsck, ret=-1

I downloaded this 80 MB ZIP file containing 27000 files to my SD card and unzipped it using this code. A no space left error occurred before all files could be extracted. I couldn't remove the ...
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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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Bricked my Asus TF300T? Manual JB update

First, my device failed to get the OTA Update because I deleted some system apps (see my original post). Then I found this post where another user restored original APKs in /system/apps and managed ...
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What's my solutions if i brick my android phone?

Are there any tricks (general or not) that I can use if I brick my Android phone? e.g.: when updating android..
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Nexus 7 won't boot up - could it be due to cell phone sitting on top of it?

I've had my Nexus 7 for about 4 months and it's been working well until about a couple days ago. It ran out of battery so I plugged in the charger. It began charging but something weird happened when ...