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Bricked?? Flashed Kernel now can't boot

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i.Design

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Aug 19, 2012
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Hello...

So I was going to test out a couple different kernels this morning. I was running Elemental X and it was performing quite well, but I wanted to test out arter97 since it was new to OP7. Flashed via TWRP and had absolutely no issues at all. After reviewing the features I noticed it didn't have wakelock blocking and decided I'd like to try something else that allows it. I decided to try out Kirisakura instead so I followed the instruction on the thread to flash it via EXKM. I installed the companion module via Magisk first, then flashed the kernel + rebooted. After rebooting however.... I can't boot up at all. The only thing I can do is hold volume up + power to get the device to get to the bootloader unlocked screen and then it goes black.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/on.../kernel-kirisakura-1-0-0-op7-pro-aka-t3933916
 

i.Design

Senior Member
Aug 19, 2012
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I figured out the hardware buttons for fastboot mode was actually Vol up + down + power. Got into fastboot, adb TWRP.img. Once in TWRP, flashed arter79's kernel (what I was on before going to this one). After that I noticed Magisk wasn't installed for some reason so I reinstalled that as well. Had to fix some stuff afterward but I'm basically back to normal it seems.