How To Unbrick your Lumia 920. (Worked for me)


Ok yesterday, my Lumia 920 kept rebooting powering itself off numerous times, I decided to do a device reset because I had no idea what was the cause, maybe an app but had so many loaded & didn’t have the time to try and go through them 1 by 1. I did a device reset & all seemed well until I had the spinning gears for about 25- 30 minutes. I waited and waited and then knew I was in trouble over an hr had passed. I spoke to @jjklee because I know he had the same issue and knew the method to resolve it but to no avail, it didn’t work. I then contacted @NokiaLindsay from @NokiaCareus she told me the same method as @jjklee but I was doing something wrong. So I will post the exact steps on how to revive your Lumia 920 when you are stuck with spinning gears.

1- Wait till phone battery completely dies

2- Remove Sim

3- Put phone on wall charger

4-Let charger charge the phone and turn itself on automatically (do not power it on Manually)

This is all I was told to do & it worked, the issue I was having was that I kept  powering it on manually & was met with spinning gears each time. I then said the heck with let battery Die and put it on charger, when it had enough juice to power itself on I saw the nokia logo screen the the wp8 splash screen & new all was good. Please let us know if this works for you & hopefully you never have to try it.

I would like to thank @jjklee @NokiaLindsay & @NokiaCareUs for the help

Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore @LennyBons34 is Owner/Editor- in -Chief of OneTechStop, Sports fan, Tech guy, & Mailman by Day [email protected]

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  1. Never remove the sim while resetting unless reset is complete and phone starts with wp8 screen. If stuck at gears turn off the phone, insert a sim, turn the phone with vol down+power+camera button till phone vibrates and than leave the power button. Gears appear and phone starts with WP boot logo.

  2. um, been plugged in for hours and still battery showing as low/non existent.
    Finally got enough of a charge, went back to gears

  3. Is the “remove sim card” step important? I don’t have the sim card removal tool with me, so wondering if I can skip the step.
    Also, once removed, do you put it back in right away, or wait for the phone to start first?

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