Originally Posted by Mistertac
Hard to say really. Theres a lot of things that can contribute to a phone getting bricked.
Need a little more into as to what you've done to the phone, what you were doing before it happened etc..
What mods were done to it and what it actually did for you to think it was bricked as sometimes they actually aren't.
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That's the part that's baffling me currently. I haven't modded this phone at all. There's a laundry list of apps installed, and I'm using the Aviate launcher, but nothing that's outside the normal realm of usage. This is a work phone for me, so I didn't want to play too much with it since it's not technically my property.
As for the "bricked" symptoms, they were as follows:
Boots only to Verizon Logo
In Recovery tried to Wipe Cache (no change)
The first time this happened, I also did a factory reset (no change), had to flash the No-Wipe Tar in Odin
This time in order not to lose data, I flashed the No-Wipe tar from odin first, and that solved my problem.