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By gobbler6000, Junior Member on 18th April 2018, 03:30 PM
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Hard Bricked Phone: A Phone that won't turn on by any means. Booting to the OS or even opening the Custom/Stock recovery or Download Mode simply won't work.

I've searched plenty of forums regarding Android phones that are "Bricked". But it seems to me that most of the instructions laid out by the "replyer" require the phone to be opened up using special combinations of buttons that would either lead to the Custom/Stock recovery mode or the Download mode which is basically a definition of a "Soft Bricked Phone". A phone wherein it would still turn on and simply has problems with how the OS/Kernel/whatever runs.

Problem: I toyed with my Samsung Galaxy S4 in such a way that it would deal with underclocking my phone. I know that underclocking is a risky thing to do. But I was lowering it to the point where My phone would still run stable... until one day it just suddenly gave out. My phone would still turn on but for about 2 seconds and it would turn itself off immediately. That means that even if i was fast enough to go into the download mode or to my Custom Recovery mode, it would still shut off completely as if I pulled my battery out of my phone.

I'm not really in an INSANE need of help to repair my phone, but a good "Fixing a Hard-Bricked Phone is impossible." or something would definitely help as it would give me a sense of peace around all the threads claiming that they can fix such said phones that are in the same working condition as a brick.

thank you for any help.
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30th November 2018, 11:53 AM |#2  
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1st December 2018, 05:47 PM |#3  
Yeah, if the device doesn't turn on through any manner of key press combinations, you're pretty much screwed. I assume when you connect the device to the PC you get nothing?
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If I use some type of flashing program from my pc that detects my phone on download mode, it sort off detects it for half to a full second until my phone will give in.

Thanks for the reply.
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14th December 2018, 03:50 PM |#6  
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friend is totally repairable but you have to disarm and perform jtag will return as magic JTAG samsumg you team only will be damaged the initializer in 95% of cases is so
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16th December 2018, 02:01 AM |#7  
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friend is totally repairable but you have to disarm and perform jtag will return as magic JTAG samsumg you team only will be damaged the initializer in 95% of cases is so

JTAG? As in that Jtag brick repair where in you disassemble the back part of your phone and you have to connect the Riff/Jtag box to the 6 small pins and use a software on the computer to use the "resurrection" button? . Looking at that process, it does make it possible to unbrick insanely bricked phones. However I do need a device for that and a bit of electronic skills in which I have no background on. Not to mention that buying such device almost costs the same as buying another Samsung galaxy s4 from where I come from. Seems like overkill at this point haha.

Thanks for the reply as it did answer my question, but I think I'll try sticking to other possible alternatives if any.
17th December 2018, 12:07 AM |#8  
@gobbler6000: Not to mention owning one of those devices is questionable legality, depending on where you are.

To be honest, after five years, it's not worth trying to resurrect a dead S4. Sell it for parts and purchase a newer device. Used devices should be easy to come by, and I'm sure you could get a good bargain that way.
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17th December 2018, 01:36 AM |#9  
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@gobbler6000: Not to mention owning one of those devices is questionable legality, depending on where you are.

To be honest, after five years, it's not worth trying to resurrect a dead S4. Sell it for parts and purchase a newer device. Used devices should be easy to come by, and I'm sure you could get a good bargain that way.

Thanks! It's the hard and cold truth but I guess s4 is definitely not worth the trouble now. I thought I could probably use my old phone without spending a few bucks. I'll just use my 13 year old appeal and lotsa chores to get my parents' appeal for a new phone.

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You don't. Report the thread to a mod and ask them to close it.
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Help! How to fix Hard-Bricked Samsung Galaxy S4?
I have faced the same situation once and one of the blog has helped me that I have mentioned below. Just go through the link and get the best methods to deal with the issue.
http://android-ios-data-recovery.com...samsung-phone/
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