Fortunately, most Android-based devices are fairly foolproof; even if your flashed images don't boot, you can still access the flashing mode and fix the mistakes. For details, have a look at your [[devices|device-specific wiki page]].
:|Explain what alterations can hard-brick a device. Where is fastboot itself stored? Can the partition table be fixed via fastboot? What's the significance of all the extra partitions on Android devices? etc...}}
=== Initialization ===