Questions tagged [unbricking]

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

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how to unbrick, Hard Bricked LG F180 Korean Variant

As'slamu Allekum (Peace to you guys) I have an old mobile phone LG F180 Korean variant (the one with antenna thingy). it was hard bricked by a friend, I don't know, how. But after that I had put it ...
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After replacing the battery and the power circuit, the screen is black

I have recently replaced the battery in my Huawei Nova CAN-L01, along with the power circuit (the USB dock etc.). The replacement wasn’t really hard but I have a major problem now. I have tried to ...
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Vibe k5 stuck at boot animation (LineageOS 16.0 Hyper)

I'm desperately looking for a solution to my beloved bricked Vibe K5 phone. I just installed a nasty module in Magisk that got it in this state. Now I can't access TWRP recovery using any vol + power ...
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Huawi MediaPad 7 Youth2 (s7-721u) stuck at “Download mode”

I'm having a problem and after hours of searching I can't find a way to fix the tablet. A friend did use the wrong update on the tablet and after that, it will simply doesn't turn on. I already did ...
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Can't boot into system or recovery

I had the Pixel Experience ROM on Redmi Note 7 Pro which got an OTA update and after the update was installed it got stuck on the boot logo of the phone, the usual keys for recovery mode don't work. ...
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Phone stuck in bootloop and recovery not working

TLDR: I wanted to root my LG G6 (H780) so I unlocked the bootloader, flashed TWRP, then SuperSU and now it's stuck in a bootloop and the recovery isn't working. Unlocking the bootloader itself was as ...
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E:failed to mount /cache (invalid argument) - how to format?

I have a Asus Zenfone 2 and a few days ago it ran out of battery and turned off. Then after I charged it up and restarted it, it wouldn't turn on. It gets to the logo and the loading circle and just ...
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SP Flash Tool does not recognize the firmware scatter file

I have a neffos X1 Lite and it seems that it boots only in the twrp recovery console. Anyway I am trying to restore my official recovery console (i have no backup) using the official firmware http://...
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How to fix bricked Samsung Galaxy S4 GT i9505

My journey started when i decided to start playing around with things that i don't have experience with. I tried to enable usb debugging by flashing some file with Odin that was supposed to enable it ...
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Bricked the phone by wiping every partition in TWRP

My Redmi 5 plus won't boot as I messed up everything while trying to flash a couple of ROMs. At first the two ROMs that I flashed were working well. But after some time, whatever ROM I flashed, the ...
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Can I recover my phone? (can't mount vendor and don't have a ROM)

I need help to recover my phone, but I don't even know if it's bricked. I have a Zuk Z2 PRO with TWRP installed, but can't mount vendor. When I was changing my system, I acidenttaly erased my ...
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How to recover Samsung s9 + only booting to download mode

I have (had) a rooted samsung s9 plus, on which i installed lineage and various other root tweaks. My main root app was magisk and after some troubles launching an app, I decided to uninstall magisk. ...
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Updating google apps on stock Nexus 5 causes bricking

I was on my Nexus 5. I hadn't updated google apps for a long time. Then one day, i thought "why not update hangouts" so I tried to get it through google play. Google Play updated itself. Then updating ...
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How to flash Cubot r11 stock rom on bricked phone?

I am using Ubuntu and while attempting to root my phone using fastboot I ended up on a boot-loop cycle. Also power+volume-up to enter recovery mode isn't working. How can I fix this issue(Linux tools ...
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Moto E2(otus) bricked after flashing Supersu

I'm using CyanogenMod Nougat 7.1 and TWRP. It started when I reset my device. After resetting the root was gone, so I decided to flash Supersu to root the device again. But after flashing when I ...
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Fixing a kindle fire X43Z60

So I have a Kindle Fire. One day I was stupid and deleted a bunch of stuff in the /system folder. Now, it no longer boots. No ADB, no fastboot, no nothing. However, it still shows the static boot ...
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How do I enable USB debugging from TWRP

After a series of idiotic events on my parts, I have ended up with full software wiped (including stock os) without USB debugging or any roms to flash. I am able to access TWRP but pretty much nothing ...
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Need urgent help in fixing soft-bricked Moto G5s

I was trying to root my Moto G5s. I did a mistake while flashing twrp, I flashed cedric instead of montana. As a result, whenever I reboot, I am getting error: Start Up Failed: Your device didn't ...
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Seemingly dead Sony Z5 Compact gets detected as QHSUSB Bulk

My 2 year old Z5c (E5823, non rooted, official Sony Nougat update) died while updating some app, and doesn’t show any signs of life since then. Connecting the charger doesn’t turn on LED indicator, ...
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FRP and OEM locks bricked my Samsung phone after root

I recently flashed my SM-J701F (Samsung Galaxy J7 Nxt, Android 8.1) with TWRP and Magisk. Both OEM and RFP locks somehow turned themselves on when I tried to reboot, effectively bricking it by ...
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Cannot reach fastboot from Recovery Mode

Beforehand: Sorry for asking. I was sure this wasn't duplicate. I have made myself a soft brick. The story: used kingoroot or something similar, then was too much in a rush hitting the "yes, please, ...
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My honor 6x stuck on logo screen after update

My honor device stuck on logo screen after installing the official update, unable to access the E-recovery and my bootloader is unlock, i try to unbrick my phone using multi tool but they software is ...
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Note 8 dies when battery is drained completely

the samsung galaxy note 8 dies when battery is drained completely and it wont start or charge unless the battery is pulled and charged and pushed back again. Why this happens and is there any solution ...
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Can't boot into recovery or TWRP

Long story short, I was trying to get TWRP on my Moto G6 but am unable to boot in any way. fastboot boot twrp.img Results in the phone hanging with the Motorola logo. I'm guessing that this is ...
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Wrong Flash in Odin

My question is I accidentally put the firmware in BL and AP in Odin My phone is Samsung J1. It says success but my phone is like having dead battery and I cant open it . the (power button + volume ...
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LG K10 MT6753 boot partition deleted

I have a little issue with my LG K10 K430. I was experimenting with it, to learn the adb function. Well, I stupidly erased the whole boot partition using rm, and then my phone is not booting anymore. ...
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Bring back to life my dead Tablet (Is it Bricked?)

Edited 12/3/2018 My tablet died from one minute to the next. I can't get it to turn on and it doesn't connect to the computer. I can't even get it to handshake with the computer when running SP Flash ...
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RedMi 3S stopped, no battery charge indicator

I have a RedMi 3S, bought about 2.5 years, unrooted. I was using it earlier today - not doing anything fancy or strange (that I know of); but a while later, I wanted to use it again - but it was dark....
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Honor 6x Bootloop, works sometimes with charger plugged

I have a Honor 6x which was working fine till yesterday. Now it just keeps restarting all of a sudden and works fine sometimes only with the charger plugged in. It restarts every 1-2 second. Things I'...
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I used “FIND MY DEVICE” feature. Now phone wont start

I went to Google Dashboard - Find My Device and tried the PLAY SOUND. The phone got into non-responsive state. I tried to reboot the phone, but now my phone doesn't boot. Device is XIAOMI REDMI NOTE ...
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LG V30 - Flash ROM using download mode?

My V30 is soft-bricked because of power-loss during a system update. Verizon would charge me a deductible for fixing it under warranty. I can: - Access recovery - Access factory reset mode - Access ...
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My android isn't recognizing the password to “use the encrypted device memory.”

I've been through a number of steps attempting to save my device data. I previously asked this question. Is it possible to save an encrypted data partition so that I can decrypt it later? I couldn't ...
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Is it possible to save an encrypted data partition so that I can decrypt it later?

I have a rooted samsung galaxy s4 sph l720 with an encrypted data partition. It's currently a soft brick. I'm confident I could wipe the device and start over from scratch but then I'd lose everything ...
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My rooted samsung galaxy s4 is soft bricked, Can I save it?

The device has been rooted since shortly after I bought it new years ago. I've had very few problems since... which is why it's never been replaced. When I start the device it gets stuck at the ...
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Why my phone is stuck on a backlit black screen?

I have an Android phone, Lenovo vibe P1m. I had rooted it using my pc. One day I uninstalled SuperSU and tried to install Magisk. During this process, I don't know what happened but somehow the twrp ...
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I can't bypass FRP lock on my Galaxy J5 2016

I was just following a recommendation of MalwareBytes to encrypt my phone. So I plugged in the power cable as it said and confirmed my decision. The phone turned off but then there's only a black ...
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Need Data off of a Locked, Unrooted Nexus 5 Stuck on Pre-Android Logo Splash Animation

Alright, this is a long shot, but I really would like to get my data off of my old, soft-bricked phone. It's a Nexus 5 (running Android 6.0.1), which has never been unlocked or rooted. It gets stuck ...
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How to fix bootloop or decrypt /data in TWRP?

I am trying to recover the data from a default/factory encrypted Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge stuck in a bootloop (i.e.: restarting endlessly when booting the system). It is using the stock rom. Only the ...
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How to revert Galaxy S8+ to stock firmware?

Is it possible to revert Samsung Galaxy S8+ to stock firmware? The phone was interrupted while upgrading the software and is now bricked. The model is SM-G955P
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OnePlus 5 Soft Brick

I have a OnePlus 5 and it won't boot. The phone is stuck on black screen and blue led (can't boot) since 20 days and I tried everything I saw on the web to make it boot again. I tried : to flash ...
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Unbricking a hard bricked Meizu M3 Note

I got an old and bricked Meizu M3 Note in order to fix it. The device isn't mine so I don't know what caused the brick. The device doesn't respond to anything - when clicking the power button or ...
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How do I recover a hard-bricked Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II smartphone?

I'm an adventurous Android ROM enthusiast and have successfully flashed many a custom ROM on multiple device models, recovered from the occasional boot-loop, and installed both TWRP and ClockworkMod ...
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My phone is stuck in a loop

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Young GT S6312. It does not boot up at all. I have made a video of the loop as shown here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t38NYXvawmxSiIK9gqRTLINoIvG158Vi6w/view?usp=...
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Micromax-P701 bricked, MT6735

Micromax-P701-MT6735, Deleted All Partiton, also bricked recovery and fastboot, All MTK Drivers are installed but its continues connecting and disconnecting(the device manager is flashing but not ...
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Failed to mount /cache (Invalid argument)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 G900H. It had the stock ROM, and is quite old and slow, so I was asked to put something newer on it, and I got LineageOS. As my previous experiences with Samsung phones, ...
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Rooted Moto Z2 Play seemingly bricked after accidental OTA update. Any chance to save it?

I have had my Z2 Play for half a year, and soon after I got it I unlocked the bootloader with Motorola's official method, installed TWRP, rooted it with Magisk and installed Xposed Framework. I was ...
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Xiaomi Mi5s plus' display won't turn on after updating LOS

I encountered a very strange problem with my Mi5s plus (natrium). I was flashing the recent LOS 20180717 version, Open GApps Aroma and Magisk 16.0 via TWRP (in that order). That's my usual procedure ...
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How to fix a Nexus 9 that bootloops after an official update?

Summary Nexus 9 Never rooted the device and boot loader is locked Stuck in a boot loop since an android update Factory Reset doesn't work Recovery mode doesn't work Can't flash anything Can't unlock ...
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Red exclamation mark at top left when booting phone

was experimenting( more specifically, trying to flash ROMs) with my Samsung Galaxy J1 Ace(rooted). It was all going well till I tried flashing the TWRP recovery mode. I followed all the steps ...
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Other methods to unbrick LG X210 from other identical phone?

Recently I accidentally formatted my preloader on my LG X210 smartphone, which is an MTK device (MT6580). Because of this my phone doesn't react when I press the power button, and the screen remains ...