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

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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 ...
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Reviving my Bricked Tablet via adb and Samsung's Download Mode

Okay, here's the story: I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4". The OS doesn't matter, because it's gone. I had lollipop 5.0.2, decided to root it. OK, rooted it fine. Then decided to get CyanogenMod on ...
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One-click rooting app failed to root, and now prevents device from booting and charging

I downloaded a one-click rooting app onto my RCA RCT6773WW2B (RCA 7 Voyager 2). ~25% of the way in, it rebooted the device. The root failed, so the device rebooted again, and the app once again tried ...
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How to flash stock ROM over ADB sideload

After successfully rooting my phone, I mistakenly soft-bricked my phone by modifying the build.prop file. Some research tells me that the only way to repair it was to flash the stock ROM. I have ...
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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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Moto G XT1031 Boost Mobile under boot-loop after installing Chainfire 3D Pro

My phone is rooted and has an unlocked boot-loader. I tried to install Chainfire 3D Pro and ended up with a bricked phone. I did reset my phone more than 3 times. I also tried few restore stock fix ...
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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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Bricked phone during root process

So I was in the process of rooting my phone and when it was rebooting the pc lost connection on the USB (had a faulty driver). The phone is now completely bricked, no recovery mode, no download mode ...
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Samsung S3 GT-I9300 stuck on Download Mode, Failed in Odin

Ive been trying to fix my Samsung S3 GT- I9300, stuck on Samsung Logo, Cant go to recovery mode anymore, can only go to download mode, and flashing thru Odin with stock firmware using only the PDA/AP ...
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Nexus 7 - Stuck on boot animation. Fastboot detects device but ADB doesn't

My Nexus 7 (2012, WiFi) is stuck on the boot animation. I can detect it in Fastboot but not with ADB. Is it still possible to backup the data before I wipe it? It's not rooted and the bootloader is ...
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OnePlus One running CM12S is stuck in boot loop

My OnePlus One is locked in an eternal boot loop, in which it boots to the boot screen, turns off, and then proceeds to repeat this over and over again. I left it on top of my air conditioner while ...
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How to recover data from a screen-bricked phone?

Situation I've got a Samsung Galaxy Fame with a broken touch screen. The owner had it protected with a pattern, and as I am unable to make this pattern with a broken screen, I cannot mount the ...
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How to enter recovery/download mode with broken home button and broken bootloader

I was trying to install NightOwl cm12.1 Android 5.1.1 Beta 5 build for my Galaxy Note 1 N7000. I followed all the installation instruction on that ROM's thread. I flashed philz CWM 5.15.0. And now I'm ...
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android box stuck at boot logo

I have an android box which is a no name chinese one RK3066 cortex A9 8GB android 4.1. it's been stuck on boot logo and since there is no reset or power or volume button on it I couldn't get it to ...
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I softbricked my china tab

I bootlooped my tab and forgot to turn on debugging option. I used framaroot for rooting. Only way to make my tab go back to normal is by factory resetting through recovery mode, but my Power button ...
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Recover bricked android device

I have an android device (YotaPhone 2 actually) that is in continuously rebooting state with android logo showing on main screen. When phone wasn't bricked then was possible to boot into official ...
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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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Nexus 7 2013 - Flash Recovery Image: Failed remote size too large?

I have a nexus 7 (2013 model) and its stuck on the Google logo. I went to the bootloader menu and unlocked the bootloader. Now I'm trying to install a recovery image, but: After doing a 'fastboot ...
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Phone doesn't power up while charging, cannot unbrick because of this

I've got a LG Optimus L7 which is in a bricked state because of a failed ClockworkMod upgrade some months ago. I am trying make it work again, but I cannot undergo the process of unbricking since the ...
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Is it possible to compleately and utterly brick a phone with no chance of repair?

As i have recently gotten into some research about android kernel development and would like to fiddle around my phone and of course i have seen all the warnings about "bricking your device" but it ...
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Softbricked phone

Alright, so I used this tutorial and after step 3 no my phone only boots up and says "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again" So I tried installing ...
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Nexus 5 in Recovery mode not detected in ADB but another Nexus 5 gets detected

I think I soft bricked my Nexus 5. I was planning on wiping all data from Nexus 5 and installing Cyanogenmod 12.1 following the normal procedure in the Recovery Mode but the wiping got stuck at ...
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phone is bricked

Phone: redmi 1s Rom version: miui 5.5.1 so now i downloaded the miui6 version then just as stated in http://en.miui.com/thread-11242-1-1.html selected the file it went on till 98% but then sumthing in ...
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Can KingRoot Brick my Nexus 9 and HTC One [duplicate]

Hello Android Enthusiasts, I was wondering if KingRoot can potentially brick my HTC One and Nexus 9. I have not rooted either yet for my warranty is still active. If either is bricked, is there a way ...
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Nexus 4 flash stock kernel when it's stuck in bootloader

I screwed myself over when I flashed broken files to the recovery and kernel partitions. I want to get back my stock kernel, but I can only get it to either the bootloader or Download Mode. Adb and ...
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Android black screen(no response for all action)

I flashed nexus 5 boot image into my project tango, and device is turned off and become unresponsive to all actions. Is there anyway to recover system image or turn on device? (Power button not ...
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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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How to fix soft brick Cloudpad 700tv

When I try to reboot it in recovery mode it always go in normal boot is it softbricked? anyone can help me please!
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How to unbrick galaxy grand 2

I want to unbrick my galaxy grand 2 but instead of flashing the stock rom through odin, is there any other way to flash a custom rom instead?