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HARD BRICKED HTC EVO 4G (not rooted)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CRAFTY30, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. CRAFTY30

    CRAFTY30 Lurker
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    Phone is NOT rooted.
    By mistake I took my battery out while doing recovery.
    Phone will not turn on or charge...
    Once again the phone is not rooted and never was...
    Please help!
     


  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    Moved to Evo 4G support forum to increase the chance of someone who knows this device well to see it. Thanks for your understanding.

    If you plug it into the computer, do any drivers come up in the device manager?
     
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    just curious as to what you mean by doing recovery? were you doing a factory reset?
     
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  4. CRAFTY30

    CRAFTY30 Lurker
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    Yes, I was stuck in a boot loop. Than I tried to do the factory reset and accidentally hit "recovery".. I got the red triangle with the exclamation point and now it won't turn on, charge, etc... From what I'm reading on various sites this is considered a hard brick? Please correct me if I am wrong.
     
  5. CRAFTY30

    CRAFTY30 Lurker
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    Nothing happens when I hook it to the PC

    Thanks for moving the thread, I'm new to the forum..
     
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    no that should not really do anyting. the red triangle just means that you have a stock recovery and do not have access to it. pull the battery out and then back in and see if you can go to the bootloader and try the factory reset.
     
  7. CRAFTY30

    CRAFTY30 Lurker
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    Thanks, i don't know if it matters but this happened two days ago and I've tried removing the battery. It has all qualities of a hard bricked evo (no response to charging, USB connection no existent when hooked to PC, does not come on at all) ..

    Now I did the factory restart twice before I accidentally did the recovery/battery removal if that matters... And I've had it on a charger since last night around 11 EST. phone is cold and non responsive

    Thanks for your time
     
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    were you getting bootloops before all this? did you do anything? or were they random?

    you could have the infamous "bootloop" of death. it has happened before and it is a known issue with some evo's.....i even had random bootloops, but with mine i could still use it......i took it back to sprint and they gave me a refurb.

    if you can't get to the bootloader then there is not much we can do.........so yes it is a bricked phone:(
     
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  9. jayalaba

    jayalaba Lurker

    Bro, Have you fixed your phone or not. If not, let me know, I was in the same and fixed from scratch. You will need at least one day and about 2gb files to download. let me know, I will send all the links and files and process method.
     
  10. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    curious as to what this fix is? do you have a link? what files are these?
     
  11. jayalaba

    jayalaba Lurker

    ss_stock_4.67.651, KERNEL_OTA_5.07.651.1_Stock, KERNEL_OTA_5.07.651.1_WirelessN, PC36IMG-prl.wimax.na, PC36IMG-ra recovery RemoveDude-garie234. by installing by order, PC361MG will be factory setup, got to activate again with sprint. If your really need links, please try xda, and mikig, if not please let me know, I am happy to help you..
     
  12. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    That will only work if the bootloader was accessible........ The op said that he can't get to the bootloader. Otherwise I would have recommended a ruu like you are suggesting......... Thanx though
     
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The HTC EVO 4G release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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