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    Exclamation NextBook 8 (NX008HD8G) BRICKED?

    Got this tablet today for Christmas, and attempted to root. Didn't work, so I tried to flash a stock ROM. Long story short, it won't turn on. No boot screens whatsoever. No sign it even works at all, besides the red "charging" light when I plug it in. Probably something with the bootloader. Can anyone guide me through fixing it? It appears to be a hard brick, but I've heard of people fixing those. If anyone can help, it'd be much appreciated.

    Full(er) story here, on the page I got the ROM from: http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.p...646#post125646
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    Quote Originally Posted by locuraconsigueusted View Post
    Got this tablet today for Christmas, and attempted to root. Didn't work, so I tried to flash a stock ROM. Long story short, it won't turn on. No boot screens whatsoever. No sign it even works at all, besides the red "charging" light when I plug it in. Probably something with the bootloader. Can anyone guide me through fixing it? It appears to be a hard brick, but I've heard of people fixing those. If anyone can help, it'd be much appreciated.

    Full(er) story here, on the page I got the ROM from: http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.p...646#post125646
    If the bootloader is messed up, this process might fix it:

    http://www.slatedroid.com/topic/95977-howto-create-a-rescue-sd-card-for-pretty-much-every-amlogic-8726-mx-device/

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    my tablet nx008hd8g bricked too

    hi, i have the same problem, my nx008hd8g is bricked, please can anyone help me step by step, please, please

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    Anyone with a tablet manufactured after August or September 2013 will have to wait until someone managed to successfully root and dump the ROM from the newer build date.

    Even then, it will probably require a rescue format SD card also, in order to fix the bootloader...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunmt View Post
    Anyone with a tablet manufactured after August or September 2013 will have to wait until someone managed to successfully root and dump the ROM from the newer build date.

    Even then, it will probably require a rescue format SD card also, in order to fix the bootloader...

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    my tablet is before to august 2013, have some link to unbrick my nextbook? please

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    Quote Originally Posted by sams029 View Post
    my tablet is before to august 2013, have some link to unbrick my nextbook? please
    How did you brick yours?

    Will it currently boot to modified recovery on SD card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunmt View Post
    How did you brick yours?
    Will it currently boot to modified recovery on SD card?
    I don't know , I was just using it and turn off, I can't access recovery, only the backlight appear when I turn.

    I do not know exactly how to do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by sams029 View Post
    I don't know , I was just using it and turn off, I can't access recovery, only the backlight appear when I turn.

    I do not know exactly how to do that
    Was it rooted? If not... your issue may be hardware related.

    Download the modified recovery from here: http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?7010-Amlogic-Next8HD8G-%28NX008HD8G%29-Modified-Recovery-Stock-Rom-amp-Flashable-Root

    Unzip it and place the uImage_recovery on the external SD card. Put the SD card back in the tablet and try to reboot to recovery. It it boots to recovery, download the ROM. Put the unopened ROM zip file on the SD card with the uImage_recovery file, reboot to recovery and flash the ROM.

    If it doesn't boot to the uImage_recovery file on the SD card, then either the bootloader is corrupted or the hardware is dead.

    I expect to release a bootloader rescue SD card image soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunmt View Post
    Was it rooted? If not... your issue may be hardware related.

    Download the modified recovery from here: http://www.freaktab.com/showthread.php?7010-Amlogic-Next8HD8G-%28NX008HD8G%29-Modified-Recovery-Stock-Rom-amp-Flashable-Root

    Unzip it and place the uImage_recovery on the external SD card. Put the SD card back in the tablet and try to reboot to recovery. It it boots to recovery, download the ROM. Put the unopened ROM zip file on the SD card with the uImage_recovery file, reboot to recovery and flash the ROM.

    If it doesn't boot to the uImage_recovery file on the SD card, then either the bootloader is corrupted or the hardware is dead.

    I expect to release a bootloader rescue SD card image soon.

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    Yes, my nextbook is rooted , I will try that, thank you so much

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    Hi, it's me again, I could enter the recovery, flashed the stock rom, but the backlight is still when I turn the tablet, it's the rom adequote or should I will flash the tablet? thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by sams029 View Post
    Hi, it's me again, I could enter the recovery, flashed the stock rom, but the backlight is still when I turn the tablet, it's the rom adequote or should I will flash the tablet? thanks in advance
    Are you still able to boot into recovery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunmt View Post
    Are you still able to boot into recovery?

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    Only with uImage_recovery on the external SD card

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    Quote Originally Posted by sams029 View Post
    Only with uImage_recovery on the external SD card
    Well... that's good. At least we know your bootloader is ok.

    Wipe data and cache from recovery and try flashing again. If you can't flash it and get it to boot normally, then I'd say your hardware is to blame... that would certainly explain why yours just suddenly stopped booting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunmt View Post
    Well... that's good. At least we know your bootloader is ok.

    Wipe data and cache from recovery and try flashing again. If you can't flash it and get it to boot normally, then I'd say your hardware is to blame... that would certainly explain why yours just suddenly stopped booting.

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    is bad news, and I can not do anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sams029 View Post
    is bad news, and I can not do anything else?
    You could try an older ROM version in case the kernel in the ROM you flashed is incompatible, but I believe they all use the same kernel as the SD recovery which you are able to boot.

    It sounds to me like something in your hardware died...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaunmt View Post
    You could try an older ROM version in case the kernel in the ROM you flashed is incompatible, but I believe they all use the same kernel as the SD recovery which you are able to boot.

    It sounds to me like something in your hardware died...

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    Although when flashing seems to end correctly, anyway thank you very much for all your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by sams029 View Post
    Although when flashing seems to end correctly, anyway thank you very much for all your help
    Yeah... I kind of suspect your NAND memory is failing... I've got one tablet with bad blocks in the data partition... sometimes it fails to mount properly until I wipe it and reinstall and reconfigure everything.

    If you've got bad NAND blocks in your boot and/or recovery partitions, that could explain why it suddenly failed and now flashes ok, but won't boot unless you boot from SD.

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