I'm looking for a direct download of the stock ROM, or at least the update zip for Android 5.1.1 (or perhaps any update zip), for the Verizon Ellipsis 8 (QTAQZ3). I have soft bricked it (doesn't get past the Verizon splash/loading screen). I want to attempt to unbrick it & am not having success finding many resources. It does not have a custom recovery installed & I have not found a successful way to unbrick it yet.
It is not under warranty. I am the second owner, it was given to me (I managed to brick it within a few hours of receiving it). I have tried the following:
- Launching recovery & reformatting to factory defaults & cache (multiple times).
- Restarting in safe mode by holding volume down with power (does the same thing, doesn't get past splash screen).
- Removing back of device & disconnecting battery (for at least an hour or more).
Edit: I have also read through some threads here on the XDA forums, but haven't found a working solution. I manged to brick it by using Kingo Root.
Edit: On another note, I have gone into the recovery & selected "apply update from ADB", which brings up the prompt "Now send the package you want to apply to the device with 'adb sideload <filename>'...". However, ADB on my system (Linux) is not recognizing the device:
$ adb devices List of devices attached $ adb shell error: device '(null)' not found
Edit: Ah, just found its device file /dev/libmtp-2-2, which is a symlink to /dev/bus/usb/002/x ("x" changes every time I plug it in or restart it).
$ lsusb ... Bus 002 Device x: ID 0408:3882 Quanta Computer, Inc. ...