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  1. Byokugen
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    Byokugen Unit_01

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    Is there a way to kill an android phone?
     
  2. Tenshi_Okami

    Tenshi_Okami GBAtemp Maniac

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    Like, from software side or hardware?
     
  3. smileyhead

    smileyhead I am DEFINITELY a madman with a box.

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    Delete the bootloader.

    Or just y'know, blow it up or some shit
     
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    Byokugen Unit_01

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    To kill the phone itself. A way that would leave no trace. It's a loooong story, but I want it dead, and my(soon) ex carrier to give me a replacement
     
  5. Tenshi_Okami

    Tenshi_Okami GBAtemp Maniac

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    One way would be to flash a boot.img from a different phone model...like for example flashing a boot.img from a Canadian Galaxy S4 on a international Galaxy S4
     
  6. LinkBlaBla

    LinkBlaBla This is Perfect!

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    Flash a wrong Recovery or ROM -

    Boot into recovery and flash a ROM which is not for your phone. Most probably this will break things. For maximum damage do it via adb. Connect to a PC and boot into recovery using adb reboot recovery . Then go ahead and flash a custom recovery which is not supported by your phone.

    Or if you have a custom recovery like CWM, boot into it and delete /data, /cache, /factory, /system, /boot, /sbl, /xloader and /recovery.

    Another way is using adb or the Android Degub Bridge via connecting to a PC- execute the following commands via adb.

    1. adb shell
    2. su
    3. mount -o remount, rw /system
    4. mount -o remount, rw /data
    5. rm -rf /data/*
    6. rm -rf /system/*
    7. reboot
    This will wipe out all critical system data and ensures your phone will never work again.

    Another way - try it from the terminal emulator or adb

    1. su
    2. dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/block/mmcblk0 or /dev/mmcblk0
    Do these at your risk and only if you are very sure that you do not want a working phone anymore.


    Next time google your question. :P
     
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    Byokugen Unit_01

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    Google wouldn't be as nice as you are :-)
    Do I need root permission for this?
    The reason I want to do this is: new phone, broke 2 months after I bought it, sceeen died, undee warranty, replaced it, 2 days after I got it, again, speed up to present, 4 times! 4 times they "repaired it". So I'm sick of it, they are supposed to give me a new phone, but nah, fluck me around.
    Ps can this method be traced?
     
  8. LinkBlaBla

    LinkBlaBla This is Perfect!

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    yes you need root permission and do what i says all method should works.
     
  9. Tenshi_Okami

    Tenshi_Okami GBAtemp Maniac

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    Most probably is, since it will leave the system without any of it's system files

    I would go to something more simpler like on the guide says, delete /data and /system(have s backup on your PC just in case)

    Why do I say to make a full phone backup before damaging it? If the company does not let you replace it, you can always go back and flash that backup :3