Android ROMS... chances of bricking?

What are the chances of bricking when using Android ROMs? Is it the initial rooting process that's the dangerous part or what?

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matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 23, 2012 at 02:09

I assume you mean hard bricked? If so, very little. I've flashed all sorts of stuff to all sorts of phones using all sorts of methods and I've never bricked one...yet. The closest I've come to a brick was Kies soft bricking my S2 when I tried to update it the "official" way.

Needless to say I used ODIN and CWM recovery from then on.

3Jean123  Dec. 26, 2012 at 05:55

hey so u mean chances of bricking the android phone while using oden is minimal ?.
i had installed rom toolbox in my samsung galaxy ace s5830i then i increase the heap size upto 1024mb so when i restart my phone it stucked in samsung galaxy ace s5830i . now im tryiing to flash the frimware , what is gona happen if any thing gose wrong i mean power losss ......

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 26, 2012 at 13:05

my phone it stucked in samsung galaxy ace s5830i
Is that the start-up splash screen?
Number 1: The Samsung Galaxy Ace has proven to be problematic, even with the stock ROM and un-rooted.

There are obviously risks if you try to squeeze extreme performance from an underpowered unreliable device. If you were a bit clearer about your particular problems, we could go into more depth. ;)

Number 2: "power loss" - well, if you do a NORMAL factory reset or software update via KIES and you lose power, you get a brick. Things like that happen. Corrupted driver, faulty USB socket or cable, etc etc .... Flashing a ROM doesn't increase those risks; they exist always.

Again, your post wasn't the clearest. I'm not entirely sure I got your intended point, so feel free to correct me ;)


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