1. Celldweller97's Avatar
    Would they be able to fix a bricked 520 ? If so is it free or cost money?

    I tried to downgrade from TP and it gave me an error.
    04-15-2015 05:12 PM
  2. realwarder's Avatar
    You should be able to reflash that yourself. You typically can't brick the boot loader (like never) and providing that still runs you can reflash the phone using the new Windows 8 Lumia Recovery Tool
    04-15-2015 05:24 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    AFAIK you will still have to pay (around $100, unless you bought the phone from that store in which case it will be $50).

    A user provided this info so I don't know if it's true
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    04-15-2015 05:26 PM
  4. ven07's Avatar
    You should be able to reflash that yourself. You typically can't brick the boot loader (like never) and providing that still runs you can reflash the phone using the new Windows 8 Lumia Recovery Tool
    But it could also be a case of a faulty motherboard
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    04-15-2015 05:27 PM
  5. hotphil's Avatar
    They should charge you (it was your actions that bricked it, same reasoning as if it was physically damaged because you'd hit it with a lump hammer).
    whether they choose to or not, who knows. You might get lucky.
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    04-15-2015 05:31 PM
  6. rhapdog's Avatar
    If they do charge you, it would be more economical to pick up a 635 from Amazon or Walmart, which is less than the price of the repair, and a more capable phone. Loved the 520 when I had it, love my 635 even more.

    Either way, I'd try to use the recovery tool mentioned above first. Best of luck with it.

    If they do the repair for you, all they will do is use the recovery tool to reflash the ROM, so you should try that yourself first.
    04-15-2015 05:49 PM
  7. ven07's Avatar
    it was your actions that bricked it, same reasoning as if it was physically damaged because you'd hit it with a lump hammer
    Off topic, but you really weren't kidding about the "tuff luv" xd
    04-15-2015 06:04 PM
  8. Celldweller97's Avatar
    They should charge you (it was your actions that bricked it, same reasoning as if it was physically damaged because you'd hit it with a lump hammer).
    whether they choose to or not, who knows. You might get lucky.
    Windows phone recovery tool bricked it . i've used lumia recovery before andi have never had problems with it before.
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    04-15-2015 07:57 PM
  9. Celldweller97's Avatar
    You should be able to reflash that yourself. You typically can't brick the boot loader (like never) and providing that still runs you can reflash the phone using the new Windows 8 Lumia Recovery Tool
    Sadly it is a damaged bootloader .
    Qhusb_dload a soon as i connect it the computer.
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    04-15-2015 07:59 PM
  10. Celldweller97's Avatar
    If they do charge you, it would be more economical to pick up a 635 from Amazon or Walmart, which is less than the price of the repair, and a more capable phone. Loved the 520 when I had it, love my 635 even more.

    Either way, I'd try to use the recovery tool mentioned above first. Best of luck with it.

    If they do the repair for you, all they will do is use the recovery tool to reflash the ROM, so you should try that yourself first.
    Might get the 635 far more cheaper than to get a new 520 over here
    04-15-2015 08:03 PM
  11. hotphil's Avatar
    Windows phone recovery tool bricked it
    Not to get all argue-y, but you were only using WPRT to roll back an install that had some pretty big warnings attached to it. Bottom line, you had a working phone, read some warnings, accepted some risks then did an action that's put your phone in an undesirable state. By choice.
    Of course they should retain the right to charge you to untangle your device.
    04-15-2015 08:06 PM
  12. realwarder's Avatar
    This thread looks interesting for the vary daring, not that much is there other than a concept...

    [Help] programmer? unbrick possible without … | Windows Phone 8 Development and Hacking | XDA Forums
    04-15-2015 11:22 PM
  13. Celldweller97's Avatar
    This thread looks interesting for the vary daring, not that much is there other than a concept...

    [Help] programmer? unbrick possible without … | Windows Phone 8 Development and Hacking | XDA Forums
    Sadly doesnt seem like it would work since nokia care suite wont detect the phone
    04-16-2015 01:25 PM
  14. realwarder's Avatar
    Sadly doesnt seem like it would work since nokia care suite wont detect the phone
    Since they were trying QPST, not Nokia Care, it stood a small chance.

    Reading the news, Microsoft know of the issue as they've removed L52x support from W10p. Windows Central reported that Microsoft are working with customers who experienced this issue. I would contact them on Twitter for help now they've acknowledged the issues.
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    04-17-2015 08:04 AM
  15. Celldweller97's Avatar
    Since they were trying QPST, not Nokia Care, it stood a small chance.

    Reading the news, Microsoft know of the issue as they've removed L52x support from W10p. Windows Central reported that Microsoft are working with customers who experienced this issue. I would contact them on Twitter for help now they've acknowledged the issues.
    Could you send me a link to their twitter account?
    04-17-2015 03:37 PM

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