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First one to brick their M8?

31st March 2014, 12:33 AM   |  #11  
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Hold power and volume down, and have a bright light shine right on the sensor by the camera, well that's how it was with my Sprint HTC One M7

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31st March 2014, 06:55 PM   |  #12  
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Recently rooted it, installed Xposed, installed a module for smooth status bar or something, did a soft reboot and now it won't do anything.

Not a brick unless you some how found a way around write protection or an unrelated hardware issue
Do a hard reboot via holding power for 60 seconds
31st March 2014, 06:57 PM   |  #13  
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Not a brick unless you some how found a way around write protection or an unrelated hardware issue
Do a hard reboot via holding power for 60 seconds

So you are essentially saying that because we do not have system write access, it is not possible to brick the phone per se?
31st March 2014, 06:57 PM   |  #14  
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So you are essentially saying that because we do not have system write access, it is not possible to brick the phone per se?

Not the way he described. With write protection, it is much harder
31st March 2014, 07:59 PM   |  #15  
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Mine did the same thing then just held power and volume down and it finally rebooted.

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Not a brick unless you some how found a way around write protection or an unrelated hardware issue
Do a hard reboot via holding power for 60 seconds

I was holding Power and Vol Down like on my DNA, turns out I had to hold Vol Up.
31st March 2014, 09:12 PM   |  #16  
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For some reason, I tried to boot into recovery from Goo.im and I wound up with a red "!". Holding the power for over 3 minutes did nothing. Holding Volume Up plus power put me back in business.
31st March 2014, 09:37 PM   |  #17  
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I've had that issue several times now where I was horsing around with xposed modules and rebooting and it would just freeze with the screen super dim and the Verizon logo just barely perceptible. Holding power forever did nothing. One thing I found that ALWAYS recovers it for me is holding power and volume UP for about 30 seconds. It hard resets it. Works every time for me.
I was starting to get scared too as I'm coming from The Galaxy s4 and am used to being able to battery pull.

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