Using Wallpaper to Soft-Brick Your Phone

Discussion in 'Smartphones and Tablets' started by Mr. Fox, May 31, 2020.

  1. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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  2. hacktrix2006

    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    Oh dear, I take it by what I watched the phone doesn't boot at all after its powered down.

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    Mr. Fox BGA Filth-Hating Elitist

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    Factory reset to bring it back from the dead.
     
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    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    If a factory reset brings it back that means pressing power and holding volume up and down to enter safe mode should work as that normally has a fixed wallpaper, so at least that way you can keep your data.

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    Is android that easy to mess with? Wow.
     
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    hacktrix2006 Hold My Vodka, I going to kill my GPU

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    Yes. Even easier if you can get root.
    However most OEM's now stop you unlocking the bootloader to do that.

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    Won't be going to android then. Apple isn't the be all end all in everything but I am pretty sure that if I put a wallpaper on my iphone or ipad, it's not going to brick.
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    The issue is broken color profile metadata of the picture since A10 doesn't convert non-sRGB to somewhat sRGB or DCI-P3 or just basic RGB profile. It seems ios 13.4 onwards defaults to DCI-P3 profile.
     
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    Bongripper666 Notebook Geek

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    I won't never understand, why people are constantly try to "improve" their "phone experience", fail miserably and then point at the vendor.
     
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