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

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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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GT-P1000 pc and phone icon

I was trying to root my old Galaxy Tab 7 (GT-P1000) device when it got frozen at the setup connection. I noticed then that it was a Gingerbread file -- so I killed Odin. Now I'm getting phone and ...
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Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 neither goes into Download Mode nor RAM Dump Mode

My Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830 has just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung www.samsung.com" on a black background. I have tried to restart it and to take the battery out / ...
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Emergency Firmware Recovery

I tried a to update my samsung galaxy note with a new leaked operating system of jelly bean using odin3. but at the time of adding files for phone and ccs i miss arranged them so the update got failed ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, just shows ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” black screen

This morning I woke up to my Samsung Galaxy S3 which just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” on a black background. It never comes to the “Enter ...
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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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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 ...
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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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My Samsung Galaxy Ace does not start after installing CM10?

I have upgrade the Galaxy Ace S5830 android 2.3.6 to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean via CyanogenMod 10 but i can forget Create a NANDroid backup and after compliting installation mobile not stared. so how ...
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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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Why is bricking possible?

No matter how messed up a desktop is, you can always format it and reinstall of a live boot. Why can't you do the same thing with a droid?
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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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How to unbrick a non responsive Gio

I downloaded ROM Manager today onto my Samsung Galaxy Gio, and after several attempts to back up my ROM in its current state I tried to reboot my phone into recovery mode through the app. It ...
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What does it mean to “brick” your phone?

I'm considering unlocking the bootloader on my Verizon Galaxy S3 (SCH-I535). However, a guide I was reading made this statement: Once you have unlocked your phone’s bootloader using this app, you ...
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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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I deleted my only launcher

I deleted my only launcher and now I cannot open settings to set to debug mode in order to use ADB or similar to install a new launcher. I can't open the Play store, can't open anything except those ...
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Galaxy Mini hangs at boot - how can I fix it?

My Galaxy Mini powers on, but then hangs on the "Samsung Galaxy Mini" splash screen. How can I re-install Android, or get it booting again?
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Phone stuck on Google logo after trying to install Jelly Bean

I have a Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0.1 I tried to install Jelly Bean, and followed all instructions I found on a website (forgot which one). I installed cwh and twh first. Then I installed Jelly ...
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Motorola Defy recovery and reboot problems

I was going to update my phone. After I downloaded cyanogen I obviously had to reboot or something... Anyway: at first I got an android with a triangle and an exclamation mark, so I tried booting it ...
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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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Installed Galaxy S3 ROM on Galaxy S2

I installed a ROM meant for Galaxy S3 on my Galaxy S2 phone by mistake and now the phone won't boot. I can get into Download Mode fine but I can't get to Recovery Mode because the ROM installed a S3 ...
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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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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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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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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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Bricked Droid Razr while trying to flash a custom ROM, Safestrap gone

I'm so sorry for being one of these "help me, I don't know what to do!" noobs, but that's exactly my situation. This is my first Android phone and my first time trying to do this. I do come from a ...
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Force debug in safe mode via USB?

I did something so stupid I'm almost kind of proud of it. I rooted my LG Optimus T (Froyo) using Gingerbreak, cleaned out a bunch of stuff, and accidentally deleted the home screen launcher. No big, ...
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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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Regression plan upgrading OS from Froyo on GT-P1010

i want to upgrade my galaxy tab (UK) from 2.2 to 2.3 (or higher) but have read it's risky and i could end up "bricking" it. (I've never upgraded an android OS before.) If I do mess it up, is it ...
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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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NVError 0x120002 when flashing system.img to Lenova IdeaPad K1

So I was trying to root the Lenova Ideapad K1 tablet using this guide and it seems I've messed up. I can only boot into APX mode now. Is there a way for me to restore this? CMD prompt output below: ...
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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 unbrick a HTC Magic?

I have bricked my HTC Magic. Now when I try to boot it normally or in hboot or in fastboot or in recovery, it only shows a white box with an arrow and a bugdroid then a blank screen. It's not detected ...
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Galaxy Tab P7500 won't boot

I was trying to install a custom ROM from recovery menu, but it failed and now my tablet stuck on Samsung Logo and won't boot. In recovery menu I get these errors: E:failed to mount /system (Invalid ...
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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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Revive a dead phone?

I don't have any background information, but my coworker showed up today with a nonresponsive Samsung Galaxy Gio. It will not boot. When plugged into the power charger, a half-full battery displays ...
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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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Intentionally deleted Android system - how do I fix this?

Right now I own a Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 mini and I rooted it. I had this program installed from Android Marketplace that allows you to delete applications. So guess what... I deleted several ...
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Google IO Galaxy Tab 10.1 refuses to power on, any hope of revival?

This is one of the some thousand limited edition Google IO handout Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 devices. Was known working for quite some time, and susceptible to the "sleep of death" that left it not ...
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Boot looping / Corrupted data partition, CWM crashes when restoring to factory defaults

Been using the Alpha version of CM7 for the Samsung T989 (T-Mobile Galaxy S II) for over 2 weeks now. Seems like when I rebooted it today it managed to corrupt the data partition. Symptoms: -Normal ...
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I've bricked my HTC Thunderbolt with Cyan… help?

Well, this is totally my fault. I had a little extra to drink last night and on a whim decided to upgrade the Cyan rom on my HTC Thunderbolt. There appeared a later version in my Rom Manager so I ...
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Bricked? Evo 4G while trying to Unroot

I am an idiot, first and foremost. I was running an older version of CM7 and just bought an Evo 3D. I decided to sell my Evo 4G online, and went to unroot it. I ran the original software RUU ...
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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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Bricked Moto Defy

I have bricked my Motorola Defy. I have tried flashing a new ROM using RSD Lite (following this guide). It says 'complete' but my phone will not turn on. Sometimes it will just show the Moto boot ...
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want to get my Droid back to stock, but don't want to reinstall apps

I foolishly rooted my Motorola Droid and fumbled around until I got Cyanogenmod 6.1.0-RC3-Droid installed on the thing. There's really no reason I should have done this, however. It didn't exactly ...