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    Default Recovering Android device that won't boot.

    Family member has a Galaxy Tab S (The SM-T700). It was rooted, but it got formatted (I think from TWRP). It looks like the bootloader also got formatted, and it seemingly has lost root access.

    I can boot it manually into TWRP, but nothing else. I've tried to flash the stock ROM back, but TWRP keeps giving an error and refusing to flash.

    Where am I best to go from here? I had a chat to the owner and it doesn't need to be rooted or anything, they'd just like it working again.
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    Default Re: Recovering Android device that won't boot.

    From the limited experience I've with Android tablets, you may need to get it to boot from the rom.

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    Default Re: Recovering Android device that won't boot.

    Odin is currently a no go, as the tablet isn't recognized by odin. Will only boot into TWRP.
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    Default Re: Recovering Android device that won't boot.

    Again, won't recognise the device, it will only boot to TWRP.

    I've had a look at ADB sideload, but have never used it so a bit unsure where to go with that.

    I'm quite confused as to why TWRP refuses to flash a ROM to the tab, unless it has something to do with it also complaining about lack of root access.

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    Default Re: Recovering Android device that won't boot.

    I'm not familiar with your device, my limited experience has been with earlier Android devices.
    If none of those suggestions are any help, you could google your problem & see what comes up on the Android forums.

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    Default Re: Recovering Android device that won't boot.

    If you can't get into recovery mode you could try a usb jig and you can get into odin = http://www.trademe.co.nz/mobile-phon...1280084696.htm

    Have you also tried to flash another rom in twrp

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    Default Re: Recovering Android device that won't boot.

    Yes, have tried to flash several roms. Will look into a usb jig
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    38.7% of stasistics are made up on the spot, and 56.3% have a decimal point added to make them more believeable.
    Ryzen 5 1600 <> RX580 4GB <> 8GB Ram <> 240GB SSD <> 1TB HDD <> Windows 10


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    Default Re: Recovering Android device that won't boot.

    In case anyone finds this helpful in the future - the solution was actually ridiculously easy.

    While the stock ROM would not flash, AOSP did. From there, ODIN will recognize the tab, and you can just chuck stock back via odin.
    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    38.7% of stasistics are made up on the spot, and 56.3% have a decimal point added to make them more believeable.
    Ryzen 5 1600 <> RX580 4GB <> 8GB Ram <> 240GB SSD <> 1TB HDD <> Windows 10


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