Originally Posted by Stone. Cold
My advice is to flash an RUU and revert back to stock.
This is only because it's hard bricked, plus it happened to me before. I thought to give it a go, and it worked.
After that I just re root my phone, and install CWM recovery, and then flash a new ROM. It's simple
Just follow my leads and it'll work.
P.S Your hardware hasn't damaged at all. Why do users say these things?
1. Download an RUU from the buzz forums
2. Install and revert back to stock with RUU
3. After the process is done, enable adb in settings [Applications]
4. re root your device, and install CWM
5. Flash any custom ROM and follow the instructions 'fully'.
I had to rush this, I hope you understand what i'm saying.
Users if you think i'm wrong then correct me as you wish.
But this all managed to work for me, when my device was hard bricked xD
Hey @Stone Cold
, the confusion people are having here is between hard bricked and soft bricked. A "hard brick" can only occur in 2 situations which are
1: the bootloader is corrupted/damaged/deleted and the device cannot boot. This can Only be fixed by using a JTAG. A ruu will not work as the ruu is flashed by the hboot(bootloader) and if it won't function then its dead.
2: that hardware has been damaged so much that the device cannot physically boot.
Depending on the damage this can sometimes be fixed.
All other forms of "bricking" are "soft bricks" or software bricks. These include bootlooping, trapped at the splash screen etc. These can be fixed as the bootloader and or custom recovery still function. If either of these still function you are not hard bricked. If a ruu worked then you were soft bricked.
Now this user states that his device was s-on so bootloader corruption is massively unlikely as nand protection is still active. This coupled with the owner stating that the device will not boot and shows no signs of life a hardware failure is the most likely option.
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