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Question [Q] Prime might be bricked

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8th February 2014, 06:56 PM   |  #1  
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This happened to me a while ago but I am revisiting the problem now. In the recovery menu, I think I accidentally erased all the portions and that is where I got my problem. If I boot into the tablet, it doesn't go past the Eee pad splash screen. If I try to enter recovery it just gets to entering recovery image and is stuck there and same for fastboot. Is there anyway to fix this by sideloading or something or did I brick my device?
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Originally Posted by HuskyHamburger

This happened to me a while ago but I am revisiting the problem now. In the recovery menu, I think I accidentally erased all the portions and that is where I got my problem. If I boot into the tablet, it doesn't go past the Eee pad splash screen. If I try to enter recovery it just gets to entering recovery image and is stuck there and same for fastboot. Is there anyway to fix this by sideloading or something or did I brick my device?

If you can enter the bootloader, the OS, recovery or you have your nvflash backups then you have a chance.

If you can access none of these then you are hard bricked.
20th March 2014, 12:45 PM   |  #3  
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Tried Ubuntu Dual Boot: bootloop/brick; but fastboot, apx, and adb access OK
Posting here because: there are varios "bricked" threads - none with exact problem as I find.

I have/had: Asus Transformer Prime tf201, ICS
Bootloader „DE_epad-9.4.2.21-201203023“ A03
Rooted with motochopper

My Problem: Tried to install to Ubuntu Dual Boot using this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...tLA/edit?pli=1
after I had seen this video (link from descriptions) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB9u6OKgop4.

Didn't work out since I could not do this step: "Mount the micro SD-card in Better Terminal on your TF201 by typing this..."

But I continued despite the bad signs!
Then, after using Fastboot to flash the .blob from above → bootloop.
And: no nvflash installed; yes stupid me, I know.

Then tried a lot, searched XDA and Androidforums -can't quite remember all.
Edit: Also tried Urkel's Fresh start.
Only: After trying to flash a stock ASUS ROM via Fastboot I could not even enter the recovery.


(Read later that you should NEVER do this in this state: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1514088,
I might even have taken the wrong version to do so.)

Also tried installing a TWRP recovery, but it didn't work.
It doesn't even perform its bootloop anymore, it is simply
stuck on the first screen showing the EEE logo and „device unlocked“.

Then I found http://www.transformerforums.com/for...hopefully.html
and managed to get to the point where I am now:

Access via Fastboot, ADB and APX (I also have a Win7 64bit partition on my Laptop, but since in ADB the prime doesn't show up I only use Linux 32bit).
Recovery: ClockworkMod Recovery v5.8.2.0 working.
BUT the problem is: error: can't mount /sdcard
Tried formatting via CWMR, it does something (no output) but can't mount /sdcard or /data anyway later.

It seems that I can push file via ADB: did so with a Cyanogenmod.zip to /sdcard, pushed successful,
but since I can't mount via CWMR its useless. After Rebooting the prime no changes.

I wanted to install Ubuntu to learn with it – guess is have learned a lot by bricking my pad...
I really love my prime, we used to cuddle and had a nice time. But now since it doesn't respond properly anymore I feel empty and sad.
Does anybody have a clue how to revive it? Thank you.
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22nd March 2014, 11:08 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AnotherBrickInTheWall

Posting here because: there are varios "bricked" threads - none with exact problem as I find.

I have/had: Asus Transformer Prime tf201, ICS
Bootloader „DE_epad-9.4.2.21-201203023“ A03
Rooted with motochopper

My Problem: Tried to install to Ubuntu Dual Boot using this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...tLA/edit?pli=1
after I had seen this video (link from descriptions) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB9u6OKgop4.

Didn't work out since I could not do this step: "Mount the micro SD-card in Better Terminal on your TF201 by typing this..."

But I continued despite the bad signs!
Then, after using Fastboot to flash the .blob from above → bootloop.
And: no nvflash installed; yes stupid me, I know.

Then tried a lot, searched XDA and Androidforums -can't quite remember all.
Edit: Also tried Urkel's Fresh start.
Only: After trying to flash a stock ASUS ROM via Fastboot I could not even enter the recovery.


(Read later that you should NEVER do this in this state: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1514088,
I might even have taken the wrong version to do so.)

Also tried installing a TWRP recovery, but it didn't work.
It doesn't even perform its bootloop anymore, it is simply
stuck on the first screen showing the EEE logo and „device unlocked“.

Then I found http://www.transformerforums.com/for...hopefully.html
and managed to get to the point where I am now:

Access via Fastboot, ADB and APX (I also have a Win7 64bit partition on my Laptop, but since in ADB the prime doesn't show up I only use Linux 32bit).
Recovery: ClockworkMod Recovery v5.8.2.0 working.
BUT the problem is: error: can't mount /sdcard
Tried formatting via CWMR, it does something (no output) but can't mount /sdcard or /data anyway later.

It seems that I can push file via ADB: did so with a Cyanogenmod.zip to /sdcard, pushed successful,
but since I can't mount via CWMR its useless. After Rebooting the prime no changes.

I wanted to install Ubuntu to learn with it – guess is have learned a lot by bricking my pad...
I really love my prime, we used to cuddle and had a nice time. But now since it doesn't respond properly anymore I feel empty and sad.
Does anybody have a clue how to revive it? Thank you.



Shoot me an email here jl52741@gmail.com

We can get you going and than post our finding back here to help everyone out...

Thx Josh
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