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

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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 ...
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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 re-...
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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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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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CyanogenMod install failed on Samsung Galaxy S II, phone now shows boot screen and then a black screen

I was trying to install CyanogenMod on my un-rooted Samsung Galaxy S II using this installer. I installed the app on the phone and the PC; downloaded the data for the program; plugged the phone ...
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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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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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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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Hard-bricked with dead bootloader Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300)

You can see the original files that I used for the partioning from this website, as well as the other links : https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=F968213B88AADBF5!127&authkey=!AH0DTuPbDvUS7s4 I ...
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Rooting, bricking, and unbricking

I want to root my Xperia SP C502. I was wondering what if I bricked my device? Is there way to unbrick it? Can it be repaired? Is rooting worth its risk or I should forget the idea?
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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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LG l70 DBI Err Fatal - boot up display stuck here

I had LG l70 and I have rooted and fully unrooted it few times. Recently I fully unrooted it and factory reseted because I had intention to sell it. I left Lg l70 in sleep without battery in it for ...
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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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Mediatek-res.apk causing bootloop

Right, so I've been an absolute idiot and I uninstalled mediatek-res.apk. I was probably very tired and I was stupid enough to forget to make a backup in recovery. The phone is a Chinese clone (Jiake ...
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How Can I Pass Bootloader (Huawei Y200 stuck logo/ Boot-Loop)

I have recently learnt a few things about Android and its system. I have a Huawei Ascend Y200, and I flashed it with ClockworkMod specifically for Y200 with a computer and it worked. I rooted my ...
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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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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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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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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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Soft brick Galaxy Tab s 10.5

I have recently rooted and installed Blisspop rom to my Tab S. I decided to revert back to the stock rom. I download the rom for the UK and applied via Odin. Download completed and the tab rebooted....
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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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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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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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Need Help Unbricking Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)

below is a full and detailed account of what I have tried so far and where I think may be problems. I need someone with experience/in-depth knowledge of these sort of issues to give me a hand. Okay ...