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Blasmuskant

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Jun 22, 2020
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Hello,
I bricked my Redmi Note 8T and I have no idea how to save my phone!

What did I do?
I unlocked my phone with XiaomiTool V2 and added Magisk, installed TWRP and trieed to add LineageOS.
So I tried to restart but the system stocked in a "boot - shutdown - boot - shutdown..."
I read in a description, that I have to delete in TWRP-mode some folders in WIPE so I deleted "System", "Data", "Cache", and maybe some other folders! :rolleyes: I'm so stupid! :(

So there is only "The System has been destroyed", after around 30 seconds the system starts again and the bad massage comes again...
It is just possible to start the fastboot mode!

So I tried again to flash and boot TWRP:

sudo fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
target reported max download size of 804274176 bytes
sending 'recovery' (65536 KB)...
OKAY [ 1.617s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.349s]
finished. total time: 1.967s

sudo fastboot boot twrp.img
downloading 'boot.img'...
OKAY [ 1.615s]
booting...
FAILED (status read failed (No such device))
finished. total time: 37.120s

Afterwards the system says again "The System has been destroyed".

So now I don't have any idea to save my phone!
Please help me! I trust in you!
My OS on the PC is Ubuntu for your information...

Best wishes

De Blasmuskant
 

mrmazak

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Jun 16, 2013
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Hello,
I bricked my Redmi Note 8T and I have no idea how to save my phone!

What did I do?
I unlocked my phone with XiaomiTool V2 and added Magisk, installed TWRP and trieed to add LineageOS.
So I tried to restart but the system stocked in a "boot - shutdown - boot - shutdown..."
I read in a description, that I have to delete in TWRP-mode some folders in WIPE so I deleted "System", "Data", "Cache", and maybe some other folders! :rolleyes: I'm so stupid! :(

So there is only "The System has been destroyed", after around 30 seconds the system starts again and the bad massage comes again...
It is just possible to start the fastboot mode!

So I tried again to flash and boot TWRP:

sudo fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
target reported max download size of 804274176 bytes
sending 'recovery' (65536 KB)...
OKAY [ 1.617s]
writing 'recovery'...
OKAY [ 0.349s]
finished. total time: 1.967s

sudo fastboot boot twrp.img
downloading 'boot.img'...
OKAY [ 1.615s]
booting...
FAILED (status read failed (No such device))
finished. total time: 37.120s

Afterwards the system says again "The System has been destroyed".

So now I don't have any idea to save my phone!
Please help me! I trust in you!
My OS on the PC is Ubuntu for your information...

Best wishes

De Blasmuskant


Doesn't sound so bad. And of you had searched the forum before panic posting, you would have easily found at least 3 similar threads already started.

Not knowing what you had wiped from twrp before, leaves the best option for you is to flash the factory fastboot ROM, and then start over.
There is a thread here about fastboot ROM i beleive.
 

the_weird_aquarian

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Nov 13, 2016
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Afterwards the system says again "The System has been destroyed".

So now I don't have any idea to save my phone!
Please help me! I trust in you!
My OS on the PC is Ubuntu for your information...

Best wishes

De Blasmuskant

in fastboot rom there must be a file vbmeta.img....if you don't want to download the fastboot rom then download vbmeta.img from here or here..
then download latest platform tools.
extract the plaform tools zip...copy vbmeta.img in this folder,open cmd/terminal in this folder path and flash vbmeta with phone in fastboot mode by this command:

Code:
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

after this flash recovery. :)
 
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Blasmuskant

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Jun 22, 2020
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Thank you for your fast answers! I tried already the search function but it seemed to me beeing different problems!

How can I do it in fastboot mode with Linux?

in fastboot rom there must be a file vbmeta.img....if you don't want to download the fastboot rom then download vbmeta.img from ...
then download ...
extract the plaform tools zip...copy vbmeta.img in this folder,open cmd/terminal in this folder path and flash vbmeta with phone in fastboot mode by this command:

Code:
fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img

after this flash recovery. :)

I tried it with the vbmeta.img from the fastboot Redmi Note 8 – Global Stable ROM (V11.0.9.0.PCOMIXM | MIUI 11 | Android 9.0) and the platform-tools for linux from xiaomifirmware.com.
sudo fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
< waiting for any device >

On the phone then is "Press any key to shutdown"

After trying again I got:
target didn't report max-download-size
sending 'vbmeta' (4 KB)...

But then nothing happens...
What is wrong?
 

the_weird_aquarian

Senior Member
Nov 13, 2016
396
209
I tried it with the vbmeta.img from the fastboot Redmi Note 8 – Global Stable ROM (V11.0.9.0.PCOMIXM | MIUI 11 | Android 9.0) and the platform-tools for linux from xiaomifirmware.com.
sudo fastboot --disable-verity --disable-verification flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
< waiting for any device >

On the phone then is "Press any key to shutdown"

After trying again I got:
target didn't report max-download-size
sending 'vbmeta' (4 KB)...

But then nothing happens...
What is wrong?
Was your phone connected in fastboot?