Question I think I bricked my phone, any help?

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JingleDraws

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I was trying to flash a new rom and accidentally hit "boot to fastboot" in the pixel experience recovery
now when i try to boot it goes black and i cant get back into recovery at all
when i put it into fastboot it isn't detected by my computer.... am i screwed?
 
Jan 31, 2023
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This just happened to me on the same recovery. I cleared my storage/cache ect then clicked boot to fastboot to flash a new recovery this then led to me just having a black screen.

Also mi flash seems to require fastboot in which my device is not showing.

Also thanks for any help anyone gives :D
 

Elinx

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.... just having a black screen.
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A black screen does mostly mean that the phone is started in EDL mode.
That is why I advice first to try a very long press on power.

You could check this inside device manager on PC, with or without the right USB drivers.
(Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008)
Flashing from EDL isn't possible without Mi authorisation as long there isn't a hacked firehose file.
 
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Holding power seems to just be turning it off and on again. Also I cannot seem to find the phone on device manager although it plays the connection sound and refreshes when plugged in and turned on. Do you know where I would find it in device manager.

Thanks again for the help :D
 
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I'll seek out an online unbrick service if I can since I do not live near any mi service centers.

I did suspect it might be EDL but I am glad I now know it is.

Thank you so much for helping and also for the amazingly quick responses I hope this helps out the guy who posted this thread.

I'll post an update if I get it fixed, I won't give up that easily :D
 

SubwayChamp

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I'll seek out an online unbrick service if I can since I do not live near any mi service centers.

I did suspect it might be EDL but I am glad I now know it is.

Thank you so much for helping and also for the amazingly quick responses I hope this helps out the guy who posted this thread.

I'll post an update if I get it fixed, I won't give up that easily :D
I don't find the reason, in any of your posts, why it would be bricked. If your device is not really bricked, then to get it out, you have to press the three buttons at the same time for about 9 seconds, while you see the changes in device manager PC, so you can see in which mode it is. Eventually in the booting process, change the hardware buttons as if you will send it to fastboot or recovery mode, it doesn't matter the display is showing nothing, just check the device manager to have an idea.
 
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Thanks for your suggestion.

I tried that yet it still shows the Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader 9008 (COM3). I am also a bit confused why it has bricked since I really didn't think I had done anything wrong :/
 

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Be sure to try all the methods to get it in other modes, it's just a timing thing, while device goes from a state to another, then you should try one time to enter to fastboot, and in a new cycle reboot, try to enter to recovery mode, BUT If the device, can't definitely enter to recovery nor fastboot mode, and it always redirects to Qualcomm HS-USB QDloader 9008 (apart than shutting down), then it's bricked.

EDL mode, using MiFlash tool requires a Mi authorized account, just older devices can use it for free, this is not the case, unfortunately.

Instead, you can try with other Qualcomm flasher tool, like QPST, not sure if it still works for this device (for older it does), you should give it a try.
 
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Elinx

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@SubwayChamp is right about that.
There is a difference if EDL came out of the box or after an attempt to update or other flashing attempt.
That is why to try all possibilities to get into fastboot or recovery.
So try Vol up+ Vol down+power, Vol up+power, Vol down+power and only power always first to see if you can get out of EDL.

You can try QPST too, but search for some HowTo with pictures, because it isn't the same as Miflash and is a bit complicated if you never used it.
There still isn't a modded firehose file (prog_ufs_firehose_sm7150_ddr.elf) for RN10P to pass Mi authorization, but there is a very small chance that QPST does work.
 
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    Have you tried a very, very long press on power to start up?
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    I was trying to flash a new rom and accidentally hit "boot to fastboot"....
    Have you tried a very, very long press on power to start up?
    Had you flashed already that new rom and pressed then boot to fastboot instead of boot to recovery?
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    Be sure to try all the methods to get it in other modes, it's just a timing thing, while device goes from a state to another, then you should try one time to enter to fastboot, and in a new cycle reboot, try to enter to recovery mode, BUT If the device, can't definitely enter to recovery nor fastboot mode, and it always redirects to Qualcomm HS-USB QDloader 9008 (apart than shutting down), then it's bricked.

    EDL mode, using MiFlash tool requires a Mi authorized account, just older devices can use it for free, this is not the case, unfortunately.

    Instead, you can try with other Qualcomm flasher tool, like QPST, not sure if it still works for this device (for older it does), you should give it a try.