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A relative of mine has a cheap tablet and it's pretty beaten up. However, he wants to give it to his niece and isn't of a mind to buy a better one. He got it second hand, and the thing turns on, and goes to an "android" screen. There, it does nothing. It freezes and stays that way until it dies. I was wondering what the best way to go about trying to fix this thing. Would identifying it be the first thing and if so, could anyone offer some guidance? I'm no stranger to rooting and flashing custom roms and the like, just not sure where I'd start. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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ninjames, have you checked if this device has a recovery installed. If you are lucky and find the correct buttons to boot to recovery maybe resetting to factory defauls will bring it back to life.

Can post a link to a picture of your device (front and back). Maybe someone will recognize it and will point you to a stock rom which you can reflash.
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- Identify the device (OEM, model etc.)
- If it's a "known" OEM, it probably has its own forum section here, so check that out for more help if that's the case.
- Try to google "device name + model + bootloader buttons", and if you're lucky, the bootloader will have its own stock recovery (like Samsungs, LGs etc.)
 
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