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

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Android mx tv box stuck at mbox logo

My Android TV box always gets stuck at the Mbox, "make your life colorful" logo, but it never goes to home screen, and also when I put the TV box into recovery mode I can't select anything, it just ...
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How to unbrick a Moto G? [closed]

I was recently unlocked the boot loader of my moto g (original) and rooted it. After that I tried to install CM 11 and my phone rebooted 5 times in a row and then just switched of and did not switch ...
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How can I get my soft-bricked Note 3 to work back

I was messing around with my Note 3's build.prop file to play a game which was created for tablets only. After I was done with editing I just pasted back my backup build.prop file from sd card and ...
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Active no SIM Card

I tried rooting my device with towelroot only to find out it didn't work. I went to bed before doing this, and when I woke up my phone said no SIM card, please insert in the notification bar. I got ...
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Help. Tried to return phone to stock. Now only see LG logo. When trying to power down it just restarts. Cannot boot to recovery

However, If I hold the power button to power it off and then hold off and down it turns on for a split second and then off permanently.
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Bricked my TF300T: How to re-partition internal storage to get it back?

I upgraded to Katkiss's Android 5.0 image. It was nice but in reading I saw I could use the F2FS file system to prevent slowdown from normal usage. So I went to format /data thinking that would give ...
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Nexus 5 stuck on boot when trying to update to Android 5.0 Lollipop

I was trying to update to Android 5 using Nexus Root Toolkit. I clicked the "Start" on my Nexus 5 by mistake. Now, my phone stucks on the Google logo. I tried to wipe and restore so I can start over, ...
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Hard Bricked Verizon SCH-I545 Galaxy S4

I got a Verizon SCH-I545 Galaxy S4 and tried to unlock the bootloader and accidentally hard bricked it. I can't even go in to download mode or recovery mode either. Is there a way I would be able to ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 doesn't power on after changing Motion Settings

My wife want to use the side to side motion feature on her Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 (Verizon). I allowed the feature, but then her screen dimmed then went off. When I pushed the power button, ...
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Bricked LG G Pad 8.3

my LG G Pad 8.3 has been soft bricked after an attempt to root/unlock/install a ROM. Exact steps to duplicate: (Please do not atempt to do so!) Attain root acess with ioroot25r1. Download the TWRP ...
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CWM recovery can't find the kernel image

I wanted to root and upgrade my Galaxy i9003 to Jelly Bean. I followed this guide and flashed CWM on the phone. But then the phone doesn't boot in normal mode and Samsumg logo keeps flashing forever. ...
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Asus Transformer Tab tf300t stuck on asus screen. No ADB, no fastboot, no recovery, no os

I'm very happy with cm11 on my Galaxy s3 so i wanted to try it on my tf300t. First i unlocked the bootloader which i succeeded in doing. Then i flashed clockworkmod recovery via adb. However, when i ...
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How can i access a bricked android tablet system folder from pc?

I have a chinese allwinner a13 tablet. The firmware it had was really slow and couldn't use Google Apps so I decided to install a custom rom for it. I tried several roms, but only some were close to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S I900 Bootloop in Recovery after flashing custom ROM

My friend gave me his old rooted Galaxy S running android 4.0.x (or 4.1.x probably) asking me to restore its official ROM on it. Context Downloaded and installed Odin Downloaded Galaxy S stock ...
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needed rom for mt6572 note 3 [duplicate]

i had just hard bricked my galaxy note 3 clone.it is not turning on but when i connect it to pc it is detected as MTK USB PORT(COM7).it has 256mb ram, 1.3ghz dual core mtk6572, 500mb internal memory, ...
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Bricked chinese android

Recently I edited build.prop of my Note 3 smn9006 clone with mtk6572 for enabling navigation bar, i.e qemu.hw.mainkeys=0 and restarted. Nothing happened. Then again I tried to enable navigation bar ...
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Is it safe to rename, delete or disable system/bin/mediaserver?

mediaserver is constantly running in the background eating up CPU. I don't care at this point if I don't get to use the gallery app and I'm fed up with having to reboot every time I hop out of my ...
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Soft brick after dunking phone in coffee

I (accidentally) dunked my Samsung Galaxy S S7562 in coffee. When I found it, it was swimming around in the coffee in my bag. It seemed to be working when I shut it down and took out the battery. I ...
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Can I “Wipe data/Factory reset” a phone that doesn't even boot via USB?

I have a Razr HD (XT925 GSM) which suddenly shut down and can't be turned back on (pressing or long pressing the power button does nothing, nor does connecting it to the wall). I have a lot of ...
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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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Stock Nexus 4 stuck in bootloop

My Nexus 4 suddenly went into bootloop today after getting drained last night. I tried booting into recovery mode, but as it is not rooted or unlocked, fastboot and adb sideload do not work. I want ...
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Moto E is not switching on after changing runtime to ART

I changed the runtime option from Dalvik to ART. It asked for a restart. When I did the restart, Moto E has been stuck in boot time. When I hold the power button for sometime, it starts again. It ...
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samsung galaxy s gt-19000 is not starting

I tried to install an OS update by updating it manually. After the installation, my phone got stuck on the Samsung logo. I visited a mobile repair shop. They told me that this repair may take 3 ...
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Nexus 7 (2013) cannot wipe data/factory reset [duplicate]

I'm trying to factory reset nexus 7. But smth went wrong (see screenshots). Why all this errors can occur? What can I do to bring my tablet to live? Could it be hardware issue? Recovery mode ...
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Broken recovery, missing system e739

e739 I had used the twrp recovery.img from e730 and it worked fine, flashed cm7, worked great. Then i saw that someone had made twrp for e739. I was going to flash that as well as an unofficial cm10 ...
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A question about bricked phone (moto g xt1032)

I hav moto xt1032. In short I can only access recovery and cmw. However it seems that either my usb debugging was turned off or there is somehow some sort of malfunction and in cmw adb does not detect ...
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Boot a bricked s3 i535 for photo recovery

I know I need an sdcard formatted a certain way with a factory image and it will go into a safe mode; question is, does anyone know where I can find instructions or can instruct me what file and how ...
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HTC One X+ : Phone is neither turning on nor charging, please help!

I have gone through several solutions like pressing Volume down + power button, volume up + down + power button, but nothing seems to work OR others like keeping it in wall socket for quite a time ...
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Huawei Y330 bricked

I have a problem with my y330 device, I rooted my phone and then I tried to install CWM but when I rebooted my phone, it started to reboot gain and again and I can`t enter the recovery. What can I do? ...
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Need help in unbricking soft bricked LG G2 LS980

I recently purchased LG G2 LS980 (locked on Sprint network in USA) in India and unlocked it to work in India. The build number of the software that came with phone was LS980ZV7. The phone kept ...
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(BRICK) SAMSUNG GT-I9100

I have a problem with my mobile phone Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100. I don't know why but my phone turned off and now I cannot re-start it. In Plug in mode my USB used to work, but now nothing is ...
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Android hangs on boot image after changing boot loader [duplicate]

I changed the bootimage of an Android device and it bricked. It's freezing at the boot image. I try to install a ROM using fastboot but I have a permission error. I try to connect with adb but I ...
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Hard Bricked HTC One X AT&T

Ok so I have a qualcomm based HTC One X for AT&T that had cyanogen loaded on it. I unknowingly forced an official RUU update to the phone. Now the phone won't power on, no LED light when on the ...
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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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Bricked phone due to cut-pasting of apk files

I accidentally cut all the .apk and .odex files from /system/apps/ and pasted onto the SD card instead of copying and pasting them. My phone is totally bricked. Stuck in a boot-loop and factory reset ...
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Heimdall Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!

I have problem flashing my galaxy core SYSTEM with Heimdall using system.img.ext4 ~/Desktop/lll$ sudo heimdall flash --SYSTEM system.img.ext4 Heimdall v1.4.0 Copyright (c) 2010-2013, ...
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How to unbrick my micromax canvas fun a63?

My friend installed chain fire 3 D on my phone(rooted), when it restarted its stuck on the book loading icon. I can get into the system recover mode (Stock recovery mode) but USB debugging is not ...
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How to fix a black screen (bricked) after rooting an encrypted device

Phone: Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) Per work policy to add an exchange account I had to encrypt my phone. After doing so, I needed to root it to create a swap partition as it was constantly running ...
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Unplugged my cable while upgrading via Odin

My cable was unplugged while my Samsung Galaxy S2 I9100 upgrading with Odin. Now, nothing appears on the screen, even when I plug the charger. How can I fix my device?
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Andriod device rebooting constantly

Because of processes stoped working and fixing them was taking too long with 0 rezults I tryed to reset it to factory settings but that didn't work so I also wiped the cache and media patitions and ...
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Fuhu Nabi 2 tablet bricked <3e> recovery

Total noob here, sorry... I've spent the last three weeks reading up on my issue with no progress at all. I think I have the answer, but need to run this by someone who probably knows! I modded a ...
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Did I just brick my HTC One X

So today I unlocked bootloader on my HTC one X then flashed CWM recovery then attempted to install cyanogenmod. It said in the recovery that zip file installed successfully, but when I reboot it is ...
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Motorola Defy getting stuck at boot menu

I successfully installed CyanogenMod 7.2 on my Motorola Defy MB525 using the instructions from here. After a while, I wanted to install gapps, so I installed it from bootmenu. After this, it was ...
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I flashed Samsung Galaxy S and now it won't start beyond logo screen

I was trying to install Cyanogenmod and after the step in which I went into download mode and moved mod to SD card and do "hermidal zimage" which opened up Hermidal in which everything was successful; ...
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Stuck in Fastboot?! Help please!

I tried to get CM11 on my LG G2 on Bell Canada's network and I really messed it up. I can no longer get into recovery, adb doesn't see my phone, but download mode works (though I have no idea how to ...
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Recover data on a bricked Nexus 5

I bought a Nexus 5 just a few weeks ago and it died miserably yesterday without any apparent reason at all. I've read quite a few threads around the net about this and I haven't been able to power on ...
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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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Sony Xperia P bricked!

I was trying to root my phone. But unfortunately my phone is bricked. I tried to switch on but failed. Even the notification light is not coming. When I connect it with PC using fast boot mood my PC ...
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How can I physically remove the internal memory device from my Samsung Galaxy S2?

My Galaxy S2 has recently died completely over night. It does not turn on regardless of which combination of buttons I try and how long I press them. I've tried with two different batteries, without a ...
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bricked verizon lg g2 vs980

i have a rooted lg g2 vs980 and it accidentally installed a software update and now i get some kind of security boot error, it flashes to fast for me to read exactly what it says, but after the lg ...