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Root [Q] Did I brick my Tab?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kmoore11, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. kmoore11

    kmoore11 Android Enthusiast
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    I got my Tab 10.1 (32 GB, white, unlocked) yesterday, and loved it. But it is no more. I was trying to get it into bootloader mode, and the two icons that should appear did for a second, then disappeared. It was the last thing I saw on the screen.

    I tried plugging it in to my computer and into the wall. I tried holding the power button down for a looooooonnnnnggg time. I tried holding power and volume up, then power and volume down. I tried holding power and touching the screen. The only info I could get out of it was being able to get it into APX mode and trying nvflash. When I got to step 17 of section 2, this is what my computer told me:
    Unfortunately, that makes no sense to me. Is it done for good? Anything I can do to revive it?
     

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    probably the wrong forum for this level of system issue. have you tried XDA?

    if you are not able to revive it through the root/ROM guides, then it sounds pretty serious. good luck. hopefully you are still within the exchange period if it comes to that.
     
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    I posted on XDA too. No responses there. I actually had it less than 24 hours so it's already been sent back for replacement. Just curious though... does anybody know if the reason for bricks are user-created, or are they sometimes just shipped with bad bootloaders?
     
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    Moved to root section.

    And honestly XDA is no better a source of info IMHO.

    Often times you just get a "read this link noob" to some link which is 6 months and 2 updates out of date and explains half the steps heh.

    But it cant hurt to ask multiple places -- not all xda experiences are bad by any means. But it's a different crowd than AF :)

    Also if you figure it out post back here :)
     
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    Its not so noob a crowd...
     
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    You can use nvflash+prime to unbrick. Its easy, just check the XDA sticky under development...
     

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