Questions tagged [unbricking]

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

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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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I formatted my Android to FAT… Is it the very end of it?

Faced with some mounting error when trying to install a fresh version of LineageOS on a spare Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (SM-G935F), I followed some dubious advice to format the internal memory to FAT and ...
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Pixel 3: Cannot Flash Factory Image - Only Fastboot and Recovery Available - Unlocked Bootloader - Cannot Authorize USB Debugging

Pixel 3: Cannot Flash Factory Image - Only Fastboot and Recovery Available - Unlocked Bootloader - Cannot Authorize USB Debugging Can someone please direct me to the appropriate resources to resolve ...
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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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ZTE Axon 7 twrp flash failed? (Brick?)

I wanted to install a custom ROM, resurrection remix. I gathered a whole bunch of information on this and decided first I needed to unlock the boot loader, maybe get fast-boot to work? (which is ...
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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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Orange state for lenovo k8 plus

My lenovo k8 plus is not booting. Its only showing Orange state, device is unlocked and can't be trusted. I tried rooting the device hence this happened. Can anyone help?
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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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How to fix broken recovery?

I recently got my hands on an old tablet (Utok/Allwinner 703Q) and I wanted to see if I can do anything with it. I started by rooting it, and it went ok. Then I tried installing TWRP, a TWRP version ...
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Is there risk of bricking in attempting to install a custom recovery on adevice that has been compromised and has sstem level malware apps on it?

My phone has been compromised and has malware system apps that have persisted after factory reset. I'd like to install a custom recovery so that I can at least get it back to functional if I brick it ...
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Need help unbricking my Google Pixel (sailfish)

I was trying to downgrade my phone from android 10 to android 7.1 (stock firmware). I have done this before and it always worked, except this time the flash-all.bat tool stopped while extracting the ...
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Phone stuck in fastboot mode, can't boot into OS or Recovery mode and flashing stock rom doesn't help

When I tried to reboot my phone a few days ago, it booted into CSC fastboot mode and it couldn't boot into the OS. I tried Vol down + power off combo to boot into recovery but that doesn't work and ...
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Sp flash tool can't flash the scatter file MT6739

My phone has somehow been bricked three days ago. It can't start until now after I tried to flash a custom recovery using adb. After that, It restarts perpetually before it stopped continually. I can ...
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Huawei P8 Lite 2015 soft-bricked and won't turn on or charge

I got a Huawei P8 Lite (ALE-L21) model that I received from someone. The issue was that it kept booting into this recovery mode phase that kept asking to flash software update again showing two errors....
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Asus zenfone 6 E:failed to mount/ cache

Phone stucks on boot loading. wipe data/factory reset gives E:failed to mount/ cache error wipe cache partition also fails. abd sideload also give E:failed to mount/ cache Can't open vs.. Many ...
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My phone got bricked by encryption - any ideas how to fix it?

So I wanted to root my Redmi Note 5 pro and install a custom ROM but sadly I bricked it in the process. It started when TWRP (3.3.1-0-whyred) told me to enter a password that didn't exist. Googled it, ...
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Moto X4 - Stuck on black screen

I was flashing Pixel Experience ROM with TWRP (fastboot boot recovery.img) recovery. The OS did not install on the device: Installing zip file '/external_sd/PixelExperience_payton-10.0-20200130-0358-...
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Can't boot into recovery or fastboot and not going to EDL completely (Redmi Note 4)

Please read the full text and help me if anything can solve my problem. Also I can't go to Mi help center due to this lockdown, so can you suggest ways the help center person would do to fix this ...
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Getting data of phone with dead battery

I have to get data off an old Zuk Z2 Plus that was working when it got replaced by a new phone and left lieing around for a year or so. Now it does not boot any more. When I plug in power, the screen ...
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I need help with my bricked tablet!

I recently rooted my tablet,using kingoroot.I messed up and now my tablet is stuck on the manufacturer logo...If I try to connect it to a pc,it does not recognize it.It is a chinese turbo-x rubik ii ...
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Can't boot to system (lineageOS) after updating TWRP

I've been using lineageOS 14.1 for a long time on my Galaxy S4 mini (gt-i9195) and recently wanted to try some apps requiring root access. In the developer options I could set root access only to "ADB ...
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enter edl mode in motorola devices

I have a bricked xt1527 which throws preflash validation failed error whenever I try to flash any of the files included in the stock firmware. Some guy told me to enter edl mode, and I would prefer ...
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Bricked Honor 9 - No Os, No recovery

I messed up with everything. The only thing that works it's fastboot, I can still flash .img but when I reboot it get stucked on bootloader and can't enter neither recovery or system(Just erecovery ...
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Huawei P9 lite enter bootloader without volume keys and access to system/recovery

About phone: Huawei P9 lite VNS-L21C432B161 (central Europe) First modifications A long time ago i unlocked bootloader and successfully rooted the phone. I turned off OEM unlock option in settings ...
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Can I flash Android on device with overwritten mmcblk0?

Can Android device with fully overwritten /dev/mmcblk0 (without /dev/mmcblk0p* partitions) be still flashed using fastboot? Is it true that overwriting /dev/mmcblk0 does not remove /dev/mmcblk0boot* ...
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USB Debugging on a soft brick? [duplicate]

How do you enable USB Debugging on a bootloop-ed device? Or, at least, how do you determine if a bootloop-ed device has the USB Debugging option turned on?
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Unbrick pixel device

I accidentally flashed a Qualcomm rom to a Pixel device. After which, neither does my device not boot and nor does power button work. It is most likely hard brick😭. Running lsusb shows: "Qualcomm, ...
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Zenfone 5 a501cg soft bricked - can't mount /system /cache

I have a zenfone 5 which used to run on custom rom so i decided to revert it back to stock rom but when i wiped system cache and dalvik, it didn't go well and now i cannot start phone unless going ...
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LG K10 2017 M250E deleted partitions

I wanted restore factory settings. Unfortunately I erased partitions in fastboot mode. Now the device is showing only the LG boot logo and keeps rebooting. I don't have access to fastboot mode and ...
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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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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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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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