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Revive your OnePlus Nord 2, Nord CE, or Nord N200 back to factory firmware with these unbrick packages

OnePlus smartphones are currently some of the best phones to get if you want to tinker with the software. However, tinkering with the software is not without its risks, and it can lead to you soft bricking your phone. This is the reason why OEMs have low-level flashing tools for devices they sell, so that...

Revive your OnePlus 9, 9 Pro, and 9R back to factory firmware with these unbrick packages

Bricking your Android device often feels like a disaster in real life. For many devices, there’s no clear-cut method or publicly available tool that will help you out in such a situation. Rooting, aftermarket kernels, and custom ROMs usually take much of the press and popularity, but tools that help users fix a hard-bricked device...

It’s now easy to bypass MediaTek’s SP Flash Tool authentication

Devices with MediaTek chipsets have a BROM (boot read-only memory), which typically loads the preloader executable and subsequently boots the Android system, but also houses an alternative boot mode known as Download mode. It is strictly intended for OEM servicing and can be used to unbrick a device, just like Qualcomm’s Emergency Download Mode (EDL). A MediaTek-made...

OnePlus Nord N100 unbrick tool is now available

OnePlus had a busy 2020. Apart from the regular offerings, the Chinese OEM also dipped its toes into the budget smartphone market with the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and the OnePlus Nord N100. The wallet-friendly Nord N100 might not be a powerhouse with its 4G-only Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 SoC, but it does share a few...

Unbrick your OnePlus Nord N10 5G with the MSMDownloadTool

It is inevitable for nearly all devices with heavy aftermarket development that the occasional mistake is made, and the user ends up with a piece of hardware that is as useful as a paperweight. As typical hard bricks are nearly impossible to fix without OEM support, a fully functional method to restore a device from...

OnePlus 8T kernel source code and unbrick tool are now available

The OnePlus 8T was announced on October 14. The smartphone is the mid-cycle refresh to the OnePlus 8. It’s been less than two weeks since the phone went on sale, and already we are seeing OnePlus promoting third-party development for the device by releasing the kernel source code. This comes as no surprise as the...

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...