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  1. Hopeless One's Avatar
    Hey everybody. I'm sorry if I'm posting this to wrong forum or if thia question was previously asked (tried searching, didn't find anything yet). I wondered what is the difference between soft and hard "brick". As far as I know, there is a way to revive your device from soft brick. Hard brick is only fixable by changing the motherboard am I right?

    Also would like to know (God forbid) but if anytime I'll brick my phone, how do I determine wether it is a soft or a hard brick?

    Posted via Android Central App from a Samsung Galaxy S3
    08-04-2013 11:06 PM
  2. gollum18's Avatar
    You must have misunderstood me, I'm not suffering from any kind of brick. I was just asking if someday (hopefully never) it will happen to me or any of my friends I would know what to do..

    Well anyways, thank you for help

    Posted via Android Central App from a Samsung Galaxy S3
    If that's what you wanted to know, here you go.

    A soft brick, is usually just when you're phone is stuck in a bootloop, and as the name implies, is caused by a software error, usually the lack of a system to boot from or some other minor software bug that glitching boot. They are easily fixable by reflashing your ROM in recovery.

    Now then, as mentioned earlier a hard brick is where you're device won't boot at all. You have to either repair it yourself, using a JTAG or send it into a JTAG service to have it fixed. These are usually caused by people flashing ROMs or kernels not meant for their device. Flashing a ROM not meant for your device, can throw your system through a loop, because it also flashes the kernel.

    The kernel is what allows your phones software to interact with the hardware. It contains all the necessary info for boot, and also your phones drivers. There's a line in the kernel called "bootclasspath", and if this isn't what it should be for your device, you will get a hard brick, as this line tells your phone how to boot.

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  3. jaboop's Avatar
    soft brick = recoverable without professional repair; hard brick = not recoverable, it's basically a paper weight

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    neonworm likes this.
    08-04-2013 11:11 PM
  4. Hopeless One's Avatar
    But how do I know if phone is soft bricked or all the way hard?

    Posted via Android Central App from a Samsung Galaxy S3
    08-05-2013 06:44 AM
  5. jaboop's Avatar
    Can you boot it into recovery? If not I'm sorry but... Its moved onto a better place

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using AC Forums mobile app
    08-05-2013 06:58 AM
  6. Hopeless One's Avatar
    You must have misunderstood me, I'm not suffering from any kind of brick. I was just asking if someday (hopefully never) it will happen to me or any of my friends I would know what to do..

    Well anyways, thank you for help

    Posted via Android Central App from a Samsung Galaxy S3
    08-05-2013 08:05 AM
  7. gollum18's Avatar
    You must have misunderstood me, I'm not suffering from any kind of brick. I was just asking if someday (hopefully never) it will happen to me or any of my friends I would know what to do..

    Well anyways, thank you for help

    Posted via Android Central App from a Samsung Galaxy S3
    If that's what you wanted to know, here you go.

    A soft brick, is usually just when you're phone is stuck in a bootloop, and as the name implies, is caused by a software error, usually the lack of a system to boot from or some other minor software bug that glitching boot. They are easily fixable by reflashing your ROM in recovery.

    Now then, as mentioned earlier a hard brick is where you're device won't boot at all. You have to either repair it yourself, using a JTAG or send it into a JTAG service to have it fixed. These are usually caused by people flashing ROMs or kernels not meant for their device. Flashing a ROM not meant for your device, can throw your system through a loop, because it also flashes the kernel.

    The kernel is what allows your phones software to interact with the hardware. It contains all the necessary info for boot, and also your phones drivers. There's a line in the kernel called "bootclasspath", and if this isn't what it should be for your device, you will get a hard brick, as this line tells your phone how to boot.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk 2
    08-05-2013 10:34 AM
  8. Hopeless One's Avatar
    Thank you very much! This is exactly what I wanted to know.

    Posted via Android Central App from a Samsung Galaxy S3
    08-05-2013 11:44 AM
  9. anon(6174973)'s Avatar
    A soft brick is usually caused by a dirty flash. This can be fixed by flashing the original rom.

    A hard brick means that your phone is as good as dead.

    Sent from my HP Slate 7 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
    08-05-2013 11:50 AM
  10. Jitendra Raghuwanshi1's Avatar
    guys i was trying to do a backup in CWM recovery and then i reset my galaxy core to factory settings then it was stucked in CWM menu and now when i start my cell thr is a yello logo triangle whatever u call it and then my cell goes to recovery option what should i do ihve tried factory reset.....but problem is still there my phone is in recovery menu is this is a hard brick please help....!!
    01-29-2014 04:21 AM
  11. Mark Jayson Andaya's Avatar
    can still do the hard bricks?
    please help me

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    can still do the hard bricks?
    02-01-2014 09:53 AM
  12. anilkumar pingili's Avatar
    hi , can you help me get ride off problem

    i had rooted my karbonn s5 n it successfull rooted that ok

    after that i had installed various apps

    superuser, cleaner etc,

    and i also installed "chainfire 3d" and i had give permission to superuser to root access

    and again i had given the permission to chainfire 3d to root access

    then my phone gone to booting

    for 1 to 2 minutes

    and i taken out battery

    and kept again

    now the phone is not opening ie only showing booting screen

    please help me

    my phone model is karbonn titanium s5 andriod version 4.1.0 jelly bean

    pls help me i bought it just 5 months before

    pls help me
    05-16-2014 12:16 AM
  13. My-kl Embryon's Avatar
    hi , can you help me get ride off problem

    i had rooted my karbonn s5 n it successfull rooted that ok

    after that i had installed various apps

    superuser, cleaner etc,

    and i also installed "chainfire 3d" and i had give permission to superuser to root access

    and again i had given the permission to chainfire 3d to root access

    then my phone gone to booting

    for 1 to 2 minutes

    and i taken out battery

    and kept again

    now the phone is not opening ie only showing booting screen

    please help me

    my phone model is karbonn titanium s5 andriod version 4.1.0 jelly bean

    pls help me i bought it just 5 months before

    pls help me
    You need to re-flash the ROM using Odin or Heimdall and a USB cable. I had the same problem yesterday and I fixed it.
    08-04-2014 05:38 AM
  14. aldrinn's Avatar
    what do you mean by dirty flash
    12-02-2014 07:04 PM
  15. Vella Neeraj's Avatar
    i have Micromax android one.
    first i root it.
    then install cm11 them it not boot it struck on micromax logo.
    then i try to flash it by sp flash tool.
    and not it shownig nothing.
    i want to know is it hard brick or soft brick
    02-23-2015 10:08 PM
  16. Dysanix's Avatar
    what do you mean by dirty flash
    A dirty flash is when you already flashed a ROM, let's say Cyanogenmod 11 (KitKat), and then without doing a data/factory reset in the recovery, you flash a newer ROM on it (let's say Cyanogenmod 12 (Lolipop)). SOMETIMES this can work, but 95% of the time it won't without glitches.

    This won't kill your device, merely a chance for a softbrick. When that happens, you just go to the bootloader > recovery and then data/factory reset, and you install the newer ROM.

    You will lose your apps and data, though, that's why some people try a dirty flash first.
    04-08-2015 01:09 AM
  17. Dysanix's Avatar
    i have Micromax android one.
    first i root it.
    then install cm11 them it not boot it struck on micromax logo.
    then i try to flash it by sp flash tool.
    and not it shownig nothing.
    i want to know is it hard brick or soft brick
    Does it still boot?
    Did you put a recovery on it, or did you immediately flash through ADB?
    Always put a custom recovery on it... if you didn't, it could be fixed through the default recovery.
    Just tell me what you see, exactly.
    04-08-2015 01:11 AM
  18. raghu ruku's Avatar
    yesterday i received lollipop update for my micromax Yu yureka,and by night i accidentally un locked the bootloader by using kitkat root files instead of lollipop by the my mobile is bricked.So, can you tell me what should i do now...here bricked means it goes to the fast boot mode and when ever i start the phone logo will come come(companies)...
    04-23-2015 12:01 AM
  19. DaVeNuE's Avatar
    Since my problem seems related to the above, I'll post here. I hope that is okay.

    I have Galaxy S3 4.4.3 stock; I had added Wanam Xposed and a bunch of related modules. Since the torch/flashlight was working right, I installed a flashlight fixer module. After doing so, and rebooting, the reboot process gets stuck at the Verizon screen and does not go anywhere after that..

    I cannot enter recovery mode by pressing "upper-volume, home & power keys"; I can however enter download mode by pressing "lower volume", home & power keys. I had previously done a complete phone backup via Titanium which is on my SD card. I would appreciate knowing if there is something I can do to get my phone working properly. Thanks for any help with this!
    04-30-2015 04:25 AM
  20. Fedginator's Avatar
    Soft brick can be fixed with recovery and or computer
    Hard brick is broken for good

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2015 08:50 AM
  21. DaVeNuE's Avatar
    I guess maybe I should have started a new thread... I'm not sure if your reply Fedginator addresses R. Ruku's problem, mine, or both.

    Is my situation soft brick or hard brick?
    04-30-2015 12:08 PM
  22. Rukbat's Avatar
    For a Samsung phone, as long as you can get to the Download screen, see [Samsung] How to flash Stock ROM via ODIN. That's a soft brick, and once you have the file(s) (one or 3, depending on whether you get an all-in-one file or 3 separate files), it's 10 minutes of nail-biting the first time, 10 minutes of patience the second time and, by the 10th time you flash a ROM, you wish you had some grass to watch growing - it's more exciting. (I usually just start the flash, then go into the living room and watch TV. Multitasking is easy when one of the tasks is staring at a monitor that's not doing much.)

    (The technical difference is that a soft brick does something wrong. A hard brick and a phone without a battery do the same thing - nothing. If the phone does anything at all, it's a soft brick.)
    Fulani Filot likes this.
    05-01-2015 04:04 PM
  23. Adigopula Srinivas's Avatar
    is there any possibility to get hard bricked after installing a recovery
    05-12-2015 05:01 AM
  24. Mahfooz Ali's Avatar
    guys i was trying to do a backup in CWM recovery and then i reset my galaxy core to factory settings then it was stucked in CWM menu and now when i start my cell thr is a yello logo triangle whatever u call it and then my cell goes to recovery option what should i do ihve tried factory reset.....but problem is still there my phone is in recovery menu is this is a hard brick please help....!!
    Hi Friend !! Dnt worry Since Ur phone Is still booting in Cmw Recovery Den Ur phone has suffered Soft brick n U can recover easily . As u had done the Factory. Data Reset all Ur app data internal storage and every thing has wiped .. So in order to recover Ur phn U need To go to Cmw and Mount Ur flasable rom (Original Rom) in SD card and Den wipe portion and Den flash it.. After DAT Ur phone will reboot and U r ready to Rock
    09-02-2015 06:48 AM
  25. Mahfooz Ali's Avatar
    hi , can you help me get ride off problem

    i had rooted my karbonn s5 n it successfull rooted that ok

    after that i had installed various apps

    superuser, cleaner etc,

    and i also installed "chainfire 3d" and i had give permission to superuser to root access

    and again i had given the permission to chainfire 3d to root access

    then my phone gone to booting

    for 1 to 2 minutes

    and i taken out battery

    and kept again

    now the phone is not opening ie only showing booting screen

    please help me

    my phone model is karbonn titanium s5 andriod version 4.1.0 jelly bean

    pls help me i bought it just 5 months before

    pls help me
    Try booting in Cmw/ Twrp and Factory Reset and wipe cache delvick cache internal storage data and Den flash the original rom !! I suffered the same problem Giving permisioon both Super Su and Super User and phn gone in bootloop .m dnt wory U r f9 U will recover
    09-02-2015 06:54 AM
  26. sonic smith's Avatar
    what do you mean by dirty flash
    a dirty flash is a improper rom/iso (both are phone bootable hard and software ) that isn't ment for your phone it's also a rom(or ISO which ever you want to call it ) that's broken or incomplete like a incomplete app from any app store
    03-13-2016 05:43 PM
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