1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    A while ago I used KingoRoot in an attempt to root my device. Somehow in the middle of the process my device was soft-bricked and stuck in a bootloop. I went into TWRP and tried a factory reset, but that didn't work. At the top of the screen I see "No OS Installed". I'm not sure if that's a reason why I can't boot my phone.

    I can't troubleshoot through ADB since whenever I connect my phone to my PC it says it doesn't recognize the device. I've tried many drivers but none of them work.

    What do I do to unbrick my phone?
    06-05-2020 05:58 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    You can't without a computer , it is needed.

    Which device?

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    06-05-2020 05:59 PM
  3. I_NEED_HELP_12's Avatar
    It is a galaxy S4.

    I believe the Android version was 5.1.1 if that helps.
    06-09-2020 11:39 AM
  4. mustang7757's Avatar
    It is a galaxy S4.

    I believe the Android version was 5.1.1 if that helps.
    Hi, welcome!
    You know how to use Odin?
    06-09-2020 12:03 PM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I can't help with the problem at hand, but a word of advice: Kingroot and similar apps are known to install malware deep into the modified OS during their rooting to steal your private info (after all, a company isn't going to just give away such a valuable tool). If you get your phone recovered, I would either not bother rooting, or learn how to do it the proper way. The XDA forums are probably the best source for this sort of thing. It'll require more work on your part, but the developers there are a lot more trustworthy.

    I doubt you got far enough to be at much risk, but there's no way to tell right now. So my suggestion is to use another device or computer to go change the passwords on all of your accounts just to be on the safe side, and enable 2-step authentication where possible.
    06-09-2020 12:26 PM
  6. I_NEED_HELP_12's Avatar
    I do know how to enter Odin mode, but the problem with flashing any ROM is that I can't get my computer to recognize the device. I've tried many drivers, but none of them worked.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-09-2020 06:56 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    I do know how to enter Odin mode, but the problem with flashing any ROM is that I can't get my computer to recognize the device. I've tried many drivers, but none of them worked.
    That's a problem , if it can't recognize I don't think it's worth repairing as it's running very old hardware and software.
    I_NEED_HELP_12 likes this.
    06-09-2020 07:07 PM
  8. I_NEED_HELP_12's Avatar
    Alright. thanks for the help anyways.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-09-2020 10:33 PM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Alright. thanks for the help anyways.
    Sorry couldn't help more
    06-09-2020 10:33 PM

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