Questions tagged [unbricking]

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

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Is it possible to identify the processor on an unrooted, soft-bricked Android 9.0 device with locked bootloader?

Is there any way to identify the chipset/SoC on an unrooted, soft-bricked Android 9.0 device with locked bootloader and no ADB? Does this information show up on either the recovery mode, downloading ...
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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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Halp...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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Samsung Galaxy J7 prime G610F FRP Lock

Hello to the one reading this post, Samsung Galaxy j7 prime SM-G610F Problem : Because I only have 16 GB internal storage and the system takes 5 GB of space. I wanted to root my phone because I wanted ...
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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 bootloop after flashing AOSP rom. So I decided to power off and use SPFlashTool to flash the stock rom. But both SP and Techno 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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Installed a bootloader that is too new on a Samsung A40

I have a very simple question and that question is how to fix a phone that is bricked because to bootloader is for a newer version for Android. All it does now is show the Samsung logo and if the ...
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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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Samsung boot loop after flashing patched Magisk image

My phone keeps showing both the Samsung logos while booting. It also shows the unlocked boot loader screen. I tried flashing the stock boot.img but it only removes the red text when booting. After ...
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Unbricking a Samsung A40

I used Heimdall and I can't really finish flashing anything because I get this error "Error failed to send end session packet". I also got the cyan screen saying "An error has occurred ...
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Unbricking Lenovo Tab M10 (X606F)

For the purpose of flashing custom ROM I flashed Lenovo Tab M10 FHD Plus (X606F) with Android 9 ROM. I used SP Flash Tool. Now the tablet won't power on. Pressing buttons does nothing. Can't invoke ...
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Recover data from a bricked phone (not yet reset)

I get this screen from an old android device: It has not yet went through a full factory reset so the data is still there. The data (photos) is in internal storage (no sdcard). Any ideas how to ...
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A515F Global version in Bootloop

Anyone, please help, I charge the phone overnight at normal, wake up in the morning the phone is in bootloop Forever! (It's Samsung A51 Global version, A515F with the 5/18 firmware stock ROM, NO ...
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How to fix Huawei P30 "Getting Package info Failed Error"?

I am trying to fix my Huawei P30 (Android 10) which gets stuck in recovery mode. I tried to fix it by using eRecovery but I get the error "Get Package info failed". Around the internet, I ...
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Is it possible to unbrick an Allwinner Adroid tablet?

A few months ago I got my hands on a cheap allwinner tablet. I wanted to experiment with running linux on it, but in the process of my experimentation I (stupidly) deleted/overwrote both the /boot and ...
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Emdoor EM TS809 Dead Boot - KCOLO point wanted to revive

Flashing with a bad firmware to this tablet became completely unresponsive and does not switch on. M/B marks report that is created from Emdoor and its model is EM TS809. https://www.globalsources.com/...
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Android tablet, how to disable kiosk mode or install new firmware

I am new to the android programming world. I own an iQR70 device from MLS that is using -if I read well- the kiosk mode for its own application called MAIC (something like Amazon's Alexa a virtual ...
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Smartphone laggy and slow: when a factory reset is ineffective

First of all, I would like to say that I recognize how tiring it must be to read about people asking for help to solve problems all the time. I tried to not be that person... but here goes my story. I ...
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My RCA Voyager Tablet is in a bootloop and I can't get into recovery mode

Can anyone help me please, My RCA Voyager Tablet is in a bootloop and it keeps showing the logo screen. I was trying to install the trwp for my tablet but I think I accidentally put the worng trwp ...
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Stuck on Mi Flash for an hour now

Hi, I'm stuck on the following line in Miflash for over an hour now: [20:58:19 3825d80]:MiFlash 2018.5.28.0 [20:58:19 3825d80]:Thread id:12 Thread name:3825d80 [20:58:19 3825d80]:image path:D:\...
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Recovering bricked Pixel 2 with drained battery

Bit of a weird setup but I have a Pixel 2 phone with offline charging disabled. Today I wanted to restore the factory image so I booted the phone into TWRP, wiped all the partitions. I then got ...
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Infinix Hot 8 bricked. No OS, No recovery

I think i bricked my phone, my phones model number is "Infinix Hot 8 X650C". I've no OS installed, No Recovery Mode Installed. Also fastboot and adb can't recognise my device on PC. What to ...
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Oneplus 8T stuck in bootloop after flashing patched boot.img

I'm a complete newbie following a guide to root my phone, but it got stuck in a bootloop after rebooting, after flashing a patched boot.img created by Magisk. I have tried many things but with my lack ...
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i cant go to recovery mode NO Command error, Boot-loop [duplicate]

I recently tried to install a custom ROM in my samsung j6+ but halfway through it my PC turned off(disconnected while flashing). Then the problem starts i decided to reboot my phone but it shows this ...
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disconnected phone while installing ROM

I recently tried to install a custom ROM in my samsung j6+ but halfway through it my PC turned off. Then the problem starts i decided to reboot my phone but it shows this error "No command" &...
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Is my old phone still recoverable after super bricking it?

A long time ago, when I was way dumber, I really wanted to upgrade my old phone (Wiko Lenny 3) from Android 6.0 to Android 7.0 but with no avail. Since that day, the phone is no longer bootable. If I ...
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OG Pixel , I can only get to stock bootloader. device is not booting. How can I resurrect the device?

just checking if my device is permanently bricked or there is a chance to resurrect it? I can only get to bootloader. device is stock I cannot get to recovery mode (stuck on google logo) I cannot boot ...
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Can we use Odin/Heimdall to emulate a fake flash (without real hardware connection)?

As my title suggests.. is there a method to flash a (samsung) firmware on a formatted sd card (fat32 I guess? And 16gb too?) instead of an actual phone (flash emulation) using pit file in heimdall/...
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"Failed to load kernel" after flashing LineageOS 17.1 on Moto G6

I purchased a new Motorola Moto G6 with the intention to try out using LineageOS instead of the stock rom. Here's everything that used to appear in the About section of the Settings. Keep in mind I ...
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My Pixel C tablet doesn't respond to the unlock pattern and the recommend action to debrick it doesn't work

I have had this Pixel C for about 3 years, possibly more. Two days ago it stopped responding to the unlock pattern. This seems to be a fairly irregular thing on Google devices and never fixed. The ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab E SM-T560 bricked

Recently, I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy Tab E T-560 and I was unsuccessful. This is the first device I tried to root so I do not have much knowledge about this topic. I decided to root the tablet ...
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My Firmware do not have emmc, raw program and patch file

I own a heavily Bricked Nokia X Rm-980. Currently, I am trying to bring it back to life. It is detected as Qualcomm HS_USB QDLoader 9008 (Com3). After spending some time online, i got a possible ...
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Tecno Camon 15 pro stuck in bootloop

My Tecno Camon 15 Pro is stuck in bootloop after I was trying to patch boot.img file. Phone Specs: My phone's processor is MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) & it was running Android 10 build CD8-H655BCD-...
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Soft Bricked Nexus 6P

Back in 2015, I rooted my HTC One M7. It was an adventure; I messed up along the way, soft-bricking my phone. Eventually, though, I managed to get it working again. That was five years ago. So, I ...
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Reviving my phone after a small part of it (eg the processor) overheated

I tried to compress my 1.6GB video in the Media Converter app by exporting it to mp4(h264,aac) on my OnePlus 3 as per https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-reduce-video-size-on-Android. However, ...
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LG V40 completely unresponsive.. Won't charge after I was playing with the partitions and 9008 mode.. Any options?

I have an LG V40 through sprint.. Its won't respond to any button combos or cords /cables.. Anyone think they could help me out
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How to fix a bricked K20 Pro?

I did something incorrectly to my Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, and it's now not turning ON, no bootloader or recovery mode. I found something on XDA developers forum and my phone is currently in EDL mode. It ...
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Unlocked bootloader with OEM locked inside system in Oneplus3. HELP?

I have a OnePlus3 device which was rooted(TWRP + magisk + stock rom). But as new rom was buggy, i install old stock rom + stock recovery without root. After installing by mistake i lock OEM from the ...
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Unbrick Unlocked Huawei P10 - SOLVED

I messed around with my phone (Huawei P10 VTR-L29) and unfortunately bricked it. what happened To give you the whole story, I tried to root it, but during the root process I found out that the device ...
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