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ASUS ROG Phone 3 unbrick tool is now available

Over the last couple of years, ASUS has managed to establish itself as a true gaming smartphone brand through its Republic of Gamers (ROG) series. The recently launched ROG Phone 3 packs in some of the most powerful hardware you can find in a smartphone, like the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset, up to 16GB...

Here’s how to unbrick your OnePlus Nord with MSMDownloadTool

OnePlus phones are known for their hackability and the newly released OnePlus Nord is certainly not an exception. The classy mid-ranger has already received a somewhat working build of TWRP as well as an unofficial build of Pixel Experience ROM, thus we are pretty much confident that there's more to come. However, sometimes you may...

OnePlus 8 unbrick tool is now available

OnePlus phones are often considered as the spiritual successors to the Google Nexus lineup, mainly because of their developer-friendly design. The company even offers a hassle-free unbricking method via their customer support channel. The device-specific unbrick package, internally known as 'MsmDownloadTool', utilizes Qualcomm's Emergency Download Mode (EDL). We recently talked about the availability of the...

OnePlus 8 Pro unbrick tool is now available

Devices with Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets feature an alternative boot mode called Emergency Download Mode (EDL), which is strictly intended for OEM servicing. With the right combination of model-specific software binaries (usually referred to as programmers) and EDL flashing tool, it is possible to revive a hard bricked device that has lost Fastboot access. OnePlus, for...

Xiaomi needs a better way to unbrick its devices instead of Authorized Mi Accounts

Over the years, Xiaomi has become the golden boy of the Indian smartphone market. From being just a starter entity in 2014 to becoming the leading smartphone OEM in the market for several quarters in a row in 2019, it's certainly been a wild ride for Xiaomi. We here at XDA-Developers have witnessed the company...

[Update: Rollout restarts] Sony rolls out Android Pie for the Xperia XA2/XA2 Ultra in Russia, but it’s bricking some phones

Android Pie rollouts are in full swing for non-flagship devices of OEMs, and the update love is spreading to more and more devices. Sony is rolling out its Android Pie update to Sony Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra users in the region of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. While the update brings in new features...

Bring Your ZenFone 2 Back to Life With xFSTK

It’s relatively easy to brick a device.The wrong fastboot command or kernel can lead to a serious soft brick, which can be hard to recover from. Luckily there are tools ready to bring most devices back to their electronic life. One of such tools is xFSTK, an Intel tool, which can help you out reviving ZenFone...