Before we talk about “How to unbrick Samsung Android Phone”, let me clear something with all you guys, most of the people don’t know what a bricked phone actually is. A bricked phone means – your phone won’t turn on at all. A phone stuck in a boot loop or a phone that boots directly to recovery mode is not a bricked phone. If your phone is actually bricked that means it won’t open at all, neither you can boot into the recovery mode nor into the download mode, you cannot unbrick it on your own. However if you are able to boot into recovery mode by using a USB jig, then there is a still hope that you can unbrick it. Otherwise take it to some service centre to get it back to function.
Your phone might stuck in a boot loop or every time it boots into recovery mode during Flashing a new ROM into your device or rooting your device in a wrong way. Usually Samsung phones are easy to root and are also easy to revive from boot loop, so if you are using Samsung Smart phone you got lucky. You can also refer to my other tutorial on “How to fix Samsung galaxy stuck at Samsung logo”
Let us assume that there are two states of a bricked phone – Soft Bricked Phone and Hard Bricked Phone.
Soft Bricked Phone –
Your device is unable to boot into Home Screen but every time it boots into recovery mode or is stuck on Samsung logo – that is your device is stuck into boot loop. You can easily unbrick a soft bricked phone by flashing a stock ROM or flashing a recovery file.
Hard Bricked Phone –
As the name suggest your phone behaves like a brick, no operation can be done, not able to boot even in the recovery mode, no reaction on pressing the power button. You cannot unbrick a hard bricked device on your own, however if you are able to go to recovery mode using USB jig, then there is still a hope that you can unbrick it on your own, otherwise YOUR PHONE IS DEAD. You should contact to some service center.
Samsung phones are so secured to root but if luck don’t favours you, your phone can misbehave or get bricked. In this post you will learn how to unbrick Samsung android phone.
How to unbrick Samsung Android Phone
If your phone is stuck in boot loop
If your phone is stuck in boot loop – that is, your phone keeps rebooting – happen many times if you are flashing a new ROM and you forgot to wipe all the data of the previous ROM, your phone boots every time with some error and hence will keep rebooting.
To fix this type of problem Go to recovery mode, booting into recovering mode varies device to device, here we are taking Samsung case so press volume plus + home screen button + power button, wipe “cache partition” then navigate to “wipe data/factory reset” and format all the data and reboot your device.
If this method didn’t worked then flash the recovery.tar file, adopt the following tutorial.
If your phone is stuck on Samsung logo or in recovery mode
If your phone is stuck on Samsung logo or every time it boots into recovery mode, just follow these steps very carefully to fix this problem.
Before you begin –
- Make sure latest Samsung USB drivers are installed on your PC.
- Download Odin v3.07 on your PC, download link.
- Download Recovery.tar, download link.
Now follow these steps very carefully
- Run Odin v3.0.7 on your PC as an administrator
- Switch off your device, go to download mode (volume down + home screen button+ power button), then press volume up to continue and connect to your PC
- When Odin recognize your device, click PDA option and navigate to the recovery.tar file where you have downloaded it
- Select recovery file and hit START
- The flashing process will complete and Odin will show a PASS button with green background, your device will be rebooted
After flashing the stock recovery file your phone should boot normally without any problem. If the same problem persists, then you can do nothing but to install the stock Samsung firmware using Odin. You can refer to that tutorial if you want to install the stock Samsung firmware in your Samsung android.
Now before you flash a new ROM –
- Make sure you have enabled USB Debugging on your device
- Make sure you have latest Samsung USB drivers installed on your PC
- wipe cache partition and wipe data/factory reset before you flash a ROM