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[Q] Padfone 2 bricked: invalid kernel

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25th January 2014, 11:16 PM   |  #1  
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After a lot of reading on Xda and Modaco I am still not much further.
After rooting with Framaroot and installing TWRP through Goomanager I bricked my phone because I forgot to unlock the bootloader....

Is there any hope for this phone?
The phone cannot get into fastboot: power button + volume up.
Recovery menu (power button + volume down) is non-functional > I get the "invalid kernel" message again.

ADB and Fastboot and cmd in Windows are all very new to me but I have nothing to loose.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
27th January 2014, 05:26 PM   |  #2  
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"invalid kernel !!!" - I bricked my phone
Hello,

I have exactly the same problem... I've also red a lot without finding any suitable solution...
I rooted with Framaroot, installed TWRP and thats it - I bricked my phone (probably because I forgot to unlock the bootloader?)....
Same problem for me: the phone won't get into fastboot (Power+VolUp).
Recovery menu (Power+VolDown) doesn't work: I always get "invalid kernel !!!"
27th January 2014, 07:13 PM   |  #3  
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Hi Vakilando,

It seems we're on our own with this problem. Either no one has an answer or all knowledgeable people never had to deal with this problem.
We also choose a not-so-popular phone. The tablet-phone combi is too expensive and the tablet of mediocre specs.
I went for the too-good-to-be-true price for the phone-only... and after a lot of reading found out that quit a few people had problems with their phone.

Perhaps some code monkey (no disrespect) could tell me if we have more options when the phone is connected to a Linux system? Android is Linux based, so that would be a compatible pair. Windows can only see one partion on a flash card and, but I might be wrong, Windows cannot read EXT 3, 4 partitions.

Windows device manager does recognize the phone as "ASUS Android Bootloader Interface" so the phone is not completely non-responsive.

I also posted on a German site; Android-Hilfe where there's a dedicated forum with knowledgeable people so perhaps that gives more options.
27th February 2014, 09:38 PM   |  #4  
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Wink do this!it will work!!!
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Originally Posted by gentle_giant

After a lot of reading on Xda and Modaco I am still not much further.
After rooting with Framaroot and installing TWRP through Goomanager I bricked my phone because I forgot to unlock the bootloader....

Is there any hope for this phone?
The phone cannot get into fastboot: power button + volume up.
Recovery menu (power button + volume down) is non-functional > I get the "invalid kernel" message again.

ADB and Fastboot and cmd in Windows are all very new to me but I have nothing to loose.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

jUst flash a cwm recovery with fastboot mod!it will work!my padfone 2 brick like this but now his alive
31st May 2014, 12:39 AM   |  #5  
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Sorry, for not well-advanced users - could you please describe step-by step how to flash phone in "invalid kernel" condition CWM recovery with fastboot? Tnanks!
31st May 2014, 08:51 PM   |  #6  
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Ola Goldenval, try this link, it worked for me.
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31st May 2014, 10:36 PM   |  #7  
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This is first link I found in google & tried to follow. My problem is that PC (W7 ultimate) doesn't see the phone. So cmd window is hanging on message "waiting for device" forever. Problem isn't in PC, as I tried different PC, where another similar phone had been seen some time ago.
1st June 2014, 10:49 PM   |  #8  
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Hi Goldenval,
the onlything I can tell you is that it didn't work out for me the first time, just like you now. Then I found another, German, website with lots of information on the subject and I gave it another try. Second time I succeeded...
it is a long time since it happened so I can't recall all the details but keep on trying and you will succed.

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