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

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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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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 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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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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Erase commands aren't working in fastboot [duplicate]

On my Google Nexus 7 (2013) aren't working any erase commands. When I try to execute some of commands: fastboot erase userdata fastboot erase cache ... it hangs on and nothing happens. If it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Rooted phone bricked without CWM

Hello~ I just wanted to ask whether my phone has a chance to be fixed or not. My bro just installed a chainfire 3d app on it and the next thing I know, my phone was bricked and stucked on the android ...
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Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 stuck on boot screen (bricked)

This is going to be a long story because my tablet is just having problems left and right. Firstly, I received this tablet (SCH-i905) as a gift with cyanogen mod already pre-installed. Thus, in ...
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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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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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Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) will not reboot or go into download mode

How do I get my Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-M919) into download mode when it doesn't reboot? When booting, it just freezes on the "4G LTE" screen. When I boot into recovery mode, heimdall detect throws ...
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Android hangs on boot image after changing boot image

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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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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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 ...