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

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Bricked (?) my Honor 9 Lite (LLD-L31)

Like a year ago I was rooting my device, successfully installed TWRP and Magisk, rooting was completed, I was glad. Some time later, I accidentally updated my phone, thus erased Magisk. Yesterday I ...
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Redmi 9 Prime Stuck in Recovery Mode, Lost Fastboot, and Getting dm-verity Corrupt Error

I'm facing a critical issue with my Redmi 9 Prime and need urgent help. Here's the detailed breakdown of the problem: I was using the Pixel Experience custom ROM on my Redmi 9 Prime. Suddenly, my ...
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Is There A Way To Test Dead Phone's CPU, RAM, SoC?

I have a dead phone that can have its flash memory accessed via BROM MtkClient, it can be read and written to, but the phone doesn't turn on. Rebooted one time and it didn't turn back on. Seems to be ...
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How do I get to fastboot after uploading some kind of broken firmware with fastboot?

I messed up and destroyed vendor_boot.img by overwriting it with boot.img and now the phone won't boot even to fastboot. It responds to USB device enumeration as 18D1:4F00 Google Inc. Pixel ROM ...
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Android Phone Won't Turn On

I just recently had an issue with my phone. It's a Samsung Galaxy A51 (not the 5G, SM-A515U) from Xfinity Mobile (Android 13). Unfortunately, the screen is cracked. It still was functioning properly ...
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How to save images from a bricked Samsung tablet with MDM

My sister has a Samsung Tab A7 Lite that is soft bricked - stops loading at the logo. Unfortunately she has many GB of photos on this device with huge sentimental value that haven't been backed up ...
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Bricked my phone after messing with Knox permissions

I have a Samsung S20FE with Android 11 and rooted with Magisk. I have installed 'autostarts' from F-droid wanting to disable the Spotify app which pops up at each boot. When browsing through the app ...
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Factory reset turned off realme phone that bootloops without using volume button

I have realme 6 RMX2001 that bootloops and needs a factory reset. The volume buttons of the device are broken. The only working button is the power button. Is it possible to factory reset the device ...
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Problem to Flash Chinesse Tablet MT6580

I have problems flashing the firmware of a tablet with Mt6580, I am using SP flash tools and Betools. The problem is that the flashing runs normally and ends without problems, but the tablet does not ...
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Huawei P9 Lite stuck on Vodafone Logo

I found my Huawei P9 Lite (VNS-L210) and I wanted to see if it still has photos of my baby brother in it, but I can't. It's stuck on the Vodafone logo. In eRecovery mode, when I try to connect it to ...
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S10e bricked, cannot get into recovery

I tried to change the logo that shows at boot, but it seems that I messed up and now my S10e is stuck on bootloop. The logo does not show at all and it reboots every 3 seconds (you can tell by the ...
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Is my SM-819 (Galaxy Tab s2) salvageable?

I have a Galaxy Tab s2 that constantly boot loops. It is a similar situation to this question which has no answers. Power: The device enters a boot loop when turned on. Power + Vol up + Home: says &...
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All QDL tools won't see hard-bricked moto g8 power when trying blankflash

I am trying to unbrick my hard-bricked Moto G8 Power, but with all the blankflash tools I have used, the only response is: < waiting for device > When running lsusb, the phone shows up as: Bus ...
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In fastboot mode my phone appear locked

My phone is Huawei mate 8 when i try to install a twrp is appear locked in fastboot mode & i cant unlock oem. I cant acces to my data. Any one have an idea about recovery data from fastboot mode. ...
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I renamed magisk.apk to magisk.zip using fastboot then flashed to /boot, I am on a bootloop

I have a Lenovo TB125FU device, that is the "technical name" for the Lenovo Tab M10 Plus 3rd Gen. I was trying to root it. I already have unlocked bootloader and had PixelExperience Plus by ...
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Recover bricked unrooted Moto G5 (bootloop)

My Moto G5 got stuck right after booting into Android, screen frozen at my Andorid home screen and was not responding. It was charging but battery was dead, like 1%. Don't know if that caused the ...
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Unbrick "hardbricked" Moto G8 Power

I tried to install LineageOS on my Moto G8 Power. After a reboot to recovery mode (done because the installer said it was needed for the a something) it didn't boot. All I get is that a QUSB(...) ...
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Android 13 configuration stops on picking screen lock

tl;dr My phone has become "bricked". After wiping all the data it regain normal functionality, but I cannot complete Android initial configuration due to phone stopping on selection of a ...
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Screen is entirely black. How do I diagnose what is wrong?

Phone details Pixel 5a. Purchased April 2022. The display glass shattered in Jan 2023, and I got it replaced through a 3rd party repair. Only the glass was repaired, not the display unit. The phone ...
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Unbricking Vivo Y97 after flashing wrong recovery.img

It all started when I flashed the wrong recovery.img on my device. I have two Vivo Y97s with the exact model, version, and specs. I didn't realize that I need to port TWRP first on my recovery.img ...
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How to factory reset a bricked Oneplus 3T?

A friend gave me a bricked oneplus 3T and asked if I could do anything. I assume bootloader is NOT unlocked and usb debugging NOT enabled. I’ve tried msm download tool but I only was able to use the ...
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Recover Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 soft bricked with bootloader locked

This night I went to sleep, left my Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 charging, and when woke up the phone was off, with the white light on. When tried to turn on, it stays in the Mi.com logo. So I think its a soft ...
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How to solve error in SP Flash Tool?

My operating system: Artix Linux My image fastboot: XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 9 (MERLIN) MIUI V13.0.2.0 ANDROID 12.0 (merlin_global_images_V13.0.2.0.SJOMIXM_20221013.0000.00_12.0_global) Phone: Xiaomi Redmi ...
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Redmi 9a Android 11 to 10 Bricked

A friend of mine has a Redmi 9a. He attempted to fastboot from version 11 to 10 to increase performance on on 2gb of RAM. He got to fastboot before attempting a flash of Android 10. When it claimed it ...
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Stuck in EDL mode after flashing

Solved: I bricked my Redmi Note 4 (mido, Snapdragon) 4 years ago and couldn't fix it back then. As far as I remember it showed no sign of life (not even red led) But yesterday I thought of giving it ...
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Pixel 5 bricked after normal usage

TL;DR: My Pixel 5 won't turn on. Bootloader was never unlocked, therefore it only contains stock software. I think the last update it received was the March 2023 security update. I already talked to ...
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Redmi 9A stuck at logo bootloop, can't access fastboot

I was trying to flash the fresh port of Ubuntu Touch to my Redmi 9A, an error occurred in the middle of the installation and now I'm stuck at the Redmi logo bootloop and can't access fastboot. ADB ...
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I interrupted the flashing process while reflashing a ROM to an NVIDIA Shield Portable 2 and now its soft-bricked. Is it recoverable?

i am kinda killing myself over this rn, but TL;DR I just soft-bricked my NVIDIA Shield Portable 2 (possibly 3?). The current state of things: The device turns on and is stuck at the NVIDIA ...
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stuck on boot-loop

I experimented with custom roms, my phone cant load system, i get the start vibration with redmi screen looped. I have redmi note 9 pro max, i got lineage os 18.1 working for month, i tired upgrading ...
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Moto G8 Power/sofiar softbricked, TWRP sees encrypted files

I got a hold of a Moto G8 Power, it has no working OS (slot A is Lineage, slot B is arrow OS, neither works). Bootloader works, TWRP recovery works, bootloader is unlocked. The issue is anytime I try ...
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Phone won`t boot into android/recovery [closed]

android phone won't boot into os/recovery even after flashing a new ones. here`s adb logcat maybe something writen here https://pastebin.com/6bSFURBM
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bootloop in Ulefone Armor 8 pro

I've installed successfully TWRP recovery, but after installing Magick, in order to root it, I have a bootloop, with this message: Your device has been unlocked and can’t be trusted. Your device will ...
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How can I fix the phone bricked?

My phone has just bricked after I do something using ADB and now I can't do anything to it. I can't hard reset, The volume part is broken off and does not respond only power button, The touch screen ...
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Will flashing the stock firmware using HOME_CSC instead of CSC restore all app settings?

Will flashing the stock firmware using HOME_CSC instead of CSC restore all app settings, specifically the encrypted configuration file /data/system/packages.xml? Motivation: If an unrooted Android ...
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Samsung a40 bootloop

Does anyone know how to fix a bootloop? I have tried flashing a stock room using Heimdall but that only makes the phone show to Samsung logo show the erasing animation for a little bit and boots into ...
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How to verify Samsung/Android firmware files - has Samsung published MD5/SHA256 hashes?

I've soft-bricked my Samsung Galaxy A40FN running Android 9.0 Pie while attempting to disable bloatware via ADB and I'm currently searching for a solution to recover my data and get the system back ...
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Soft-bricked A40 after uninstalling apps ADB

I may have just messed up my smartphone and really need your help. I wanted to get rid of some of the bloatware on my A40 and read online that one can actually uninstall many apps via the Windows ...
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How to know if it's hard bricked or a hardware problem?

Phone: Moto C Plus, rooted. How it started: I was on F-Droid, downloaded Bromite (a browser). While installing it, the phone froze/hang. I went to the kitchen, came back, and i see the recovery TWRP ...
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My phone's system keeps breaking and eventually stops booting

I own a Xiaomi Redmi 4X which has a really strange problem. The phone keeps restarting at random over a few hours until it enters on a bootloop, and eventually can't boot to the system anymore (the ...
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Phone is not working and in fastboot device is showing as "???????????? fastboot"

I have a realme 2 pro and I wanted to revert it back to stock rom. I had orangefox recovery installed at the time. I tried flashing an ozip file for the device and just call it my stupidity but I the ...
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Redmi Note 9 Pro Stuck in boot loop

about 2 days ago my phone completely died (battery) so i plugged it in overnight. when i tried powering it on in the morning it was getting stuck on the MIUI animation, just after the powered by ...
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How to flash Lenovo Yoga Book that doesn't boot into the OS?

I've acquired a Lenovo Yoga Book (YB1-X90F) that doesn't boot into the OS. I can access the bootloader and recovery environment. I've followed the guide over at XDA that uses Intel Platform Flash ...
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Fixing "Custom binary blocked by FRP lock" on Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime

I have Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime (SM-G610F). Because I only have 16 GB internal storage and the system takes 5 GB of space, I wanted to root my phone to remove pre-installed apps which were unimportant. ...
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro (Begonia) stuck in a boot loop

Today, after trying to go back from RevengeOS to MIUI, I used TWRP to wipe System, Data, Internal Storage, Vendor, and Dalvik/ART + cache, then flashed stock MIUI, forgetting that it has problems, and ...
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SPFlashTool ERROR : STATUS_BROM_CMD_STARTCMD_FAIL, device bricked

I was stuck in a boot loop after flashing AOSP ROM. So I decided to power off and use SPFlashTool to flash the stock ROM. But both SP and Tecno flash tools give the following error: ERROR : ...
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Redmi 9 Prime hard bricked

I will explain every step I took till this point to maybe help explain the situation I ran into multiple problems from today's evening The first was the drivers i guess, I tried to unlock the phone (...
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Soft bricked my Samsung Galaxy j2 Prime. I need help!

First of all, I must clarify I'm not tech savy, I have some really basic knowledge but it's the same as nothing. I will do however try to follow up. The problem: I followed this guide on how to ...
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Recover data from soft bricked (unrooted) Galaxy S8

My S8 G950F got stuck in a boot loop after an update (there was little storage left before the update, but not sure if this is the reason for failure). I tried flashing it with Odin (with HOME CSC), ...
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Unbrick Samsung A40 not going into download mode

I accidentally installed an outdated bootloader to my device and I cannot seem to access the download mode I also tried to access the recovery and I tried letting the device run out of battery by ...
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How to access the download mode of a device with a outdated bootloader?

I accidentally flashed some outdated bootloader firmware and now I cannot seem to access the bootloader I tried holding the vol up + power and both to volume buttons + power but it made the phone ...
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