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Default [Q] Hard vs. Soft brick and causes

I'm a little bit of a noob, so bear with me. What precisely is the main difference between a hard and soft brick. By that I mean: What are the defining causes of each; and what have you done that caused them?
 
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Soft brick you can odin back if you can get into download mode. Hard brick your screwed. I hard bricked mine when I tryed putting a vibrant rom. Iv had 20 soft bricks when I mess around with framework and stuff

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Soft brick you can odin back if you can get into download mode. Hard brick your screwed. I hard bricked mine when I tryed putting a vibrant rom. Iv had 20 soft bricks when I mess around with framework and stuff

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+1 soft brick = recoverable without professional repair; hard brick = not recoverable, better hope you have a warranty/insurance

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How can you hard brick something? I've messed with SO many phones and done TONS of stuff but never bricked permanently.
 
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How can you hard brick something? I've messed with SO many phones and done TONS of stuff but never bricked permanently.
i hard bricked my first sgs 4g by unplugging the usb in the middle of a flash. that was no bueno. i thought it froze and instead of shutting down the computer first i just unplugged it like the tard i was. now i'm reading anything i can get my hands on before i flash.
 
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Brick's a programmers arch enemy. Mmmwwaaahahahahahaha.

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