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I had to login to thank you. I thought I bricked it.
 
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Default Hard bricked Htc M8

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When you plug it into the computer does the computer make a ding sound that it's connected? If so, then press power and volume up until the disconnect ding sound which indicates it's rebooting and then immediately press volume down and see if you can get into fastboot. The timing is tricky so I've found using audio cues from computer can help if the phone is messed up.

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Hi I tried all the methods and I still can get my phone to boot up. Can anyone please help!??
 
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Hi I tried all the methods and I still can get my phone to boot up. Can anyone please help!??
If you've charged overnight, and tried the various button combos with/without the charger plugged and also connected to PC; then you are out of luck and probably bricked.

Assume the screen does not come on at all and no charging LEDs?

Did you do anything to the phone to cause this (mods or OTA install), or just spontanteous?
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I was on Viper Rom and just flashed the new firmware 2.22.401.4 Everything was good until I reboot phone and that's when it didn't want to boot up.
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I was on Viper Rom and just flashed the new firmware 2.22.401.4 Everything was good until I reboot phone and that's when it didn't want to boot up.
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Take it you originally have early firmware version install prior to 2.22?

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Yes I did.

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Yes I did.
Where did you get the firmware package?

Reason I ask, is that with OTAs not all modules are always included in the firmware. Typically only the ones that were changed.

Out of curiosity, can you open the firmware zip with a computer application like 7ZIP and see if all 3 hboot modules are included (SBL1, 2 and 3)?

I've seen bricks for firmware update on my old One X (EVITA) and the reason was that of the 3 hboot modules (SBL1, 2, 3) the firmware (let's call it 2.0 just for the sake of discussion) that was posted only contained hboot modules SBL1 and 3. Module SBL2 was not changed from the previous firmware (call it 1.5). So folks coming from firmware 1.5 were able to flash the new firmware with no issue. But a few folks that came from firmware 1.0 did not have the correct hboot module SBL2 (older version). The result was a broken hboot, and a bricked phone only recoverable with JTAG. This was quickly caught by the dev, that added SBL2 to the package (and pulled the old package) but not before several folks bricked their phones.

This would never happen with an "official" OTA since the updates need to be installed in sequence (version check would fail and the install would abort).

The other possibility is that the file was corrupt, or just some other random bug during flashing of the hboot or radio that caused the phone to brick.

Flashing firmware is riskier than flashing ROM, kernels, etc. for this reason (a damaged or corrupt hboot or radio will brick the phone).
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It was the firmware
M8_2.22.401.4_WWE_TWRP2710_NoWipe_rename_to_ROM.zi p


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It was the firmware
M8_2.22.401.4_WWE_TWRP2710_NoWipe_rename_to_ROM.zi p
I have no idea where that came from, so that info doesn't help me.

Can you open the file with 7ZIP of similar computer application, and see if it contains all hboot modules SBL1, 2, and 3?
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Yes there are SBL 1,2,3

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I flashed it via adb

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