So you've bricked your phone. You flashed a ROM, installed a mod, tweaked a system file, or did something else and now your phone won't boot. Don't panic! It's almost certainly fixable. Here's how to unbrick an Android phone.
What does a Bricked Phone mean?
A 'bricked phone' is usually unresponsive, won't power on, and doesn't function normally.
Like me even if you have a habit of trying something new every time then its obvious thing that you will come across several issues. This means that your phone will not be able to boot properly. This situation comes to user when they try to flash a custom ROM, download some harmful apps, or try to root their android device.
How Is Your Phone Bricked?
1. The soft brick
A soft-bricked android phone is the issue where the device will not turn on properly, means the device is half-way dead but good thing is that the soft bricked can be repaired.
Some symptoms seen by user when they face soft-bricked android error. They are:
- Device gets frozen on boot screen
- Sometimes the device directly boots in recovery mode
- Stuck at boot loop
- Black or White Screen of Death
2. The hard brick
What you need to unbrick your device
- Disable Magisk/Exposed module through recovery
- Wipe data and Re-flash a custom ROM
- Restore a Nandroid backup
- Flash stock firmware
1. Disable Magisk/Xposed module through recovery
- Boot into your custom recovery
- Select Advanced > File Manager
- Navigate to the folder /data/adb/modules
- Delete the module(file)
- At last, Reboot your phone
2. Wipe data and Re-flash a custom ROM
Try this method if: You flashed a ROM, and now Android won't boot.
One of the most likely causes of soft bricking your phone is when you have problems when flashing a new custom ROM. The culprit here is often that you didn't wipe your data first.
Fortunately, it's easy to fix---as long as you've backed up your phone properly. If you haven't, well, you've learned an important lesson the hard way. Follow these steps:
- Boot into your custom recovery.
- Navigate to the Wipe > Advanced Wipe.
- Check the box marked Data (you can wipe the system and cache again, too), then swipe to Confirm.
- Re-flash your custom ROM.
3. Restore a Nandroid Backup
- Boot into recovery and navigate to Restore.
- Select your backup from the list, confirm, and wait while it's restored.
- Reboot your phone.
4. Flash Stock firmware
- Download your device firmware
- Extract (unzip) the Samsung firmware file. Recommended using WinRAR or 7-Zip
- Download Odin Tool 3.13.1
- Extract Odin ZIP file
- Open Odin execute file
- Reboot Samsung phone in Download Mode
- Connect you Samsung phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
- Add the 1 file Samsung firmware to AP/PDA or 4 files Samsung firmware (AP/BL/CP/CSC) to it's slots
- Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
- Click the START button, sit back and wait few minutes