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[Q] i9020T bricked/broken - unexpected battery pull

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Default [Q] i9020T bricked/broken - unexpected battery pull

So I've been mucking about with ROMs lately, what with cm11-M6 and M7 being unusable junk on this handset. Had the phone lock up once, so I pulled the cover, and decided to leave it off until I was happy with the phone.

Got myself all flashed up and powered off the phone.

Held power until it started to boot, and when I went to put it down the USB cable snagged and yanked the phone down and the battery out.

The handset now appears to be a brick, no sign of life of any kind. Doesn't matter whether USB and/or battery is inserted.

I'm a little disappointed I was able to brick the phone this way. If this had happened while flashing a radio image or something I'd understand completely, but I was just turning it on. Anyone have any idea what happened and how it might possibly be recovered?
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I was in the same exact situation. Read this thread:
Model: Nexus 5 D820 32GB Black
ROM: Mahdi 2.7 [4.4.4]
Boot Animation: ParanoidAndroid
Display Tweak: Nexus Display Control
Root / Unbrick / Return to stock: Wug's Nexus Root Toolkit

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