Nexus 7 Boot issues – 03/02/14
Changing configurations of the tablet hardware is a very dangerous thing to do: overclocking, changing DPI etc. I changed my DPI of the nexus 7 v2 tablet from 320 to 175 – I rebooted and it was bricked. Googling did not help find a solution and I was determined to save the tablet.
It was obvious that it was soft bricked: rooted and unable to boot, I had no choice but to factory reset via Recovery.
Factory reset didn’t help at all. No difference in status other than the fact I have lost all my data and media. The issue was that it would not boot: A Google Logo then a blank screen. I was sure that the configuration was still stuck within the boot img. I resorted to Nexus Root Toolkit, but many issues did not allow me to factory restore.
I opened my tablet up to do a battery pull…
To disconnect the battery, simply lift up the connector.
Plug in the connector back in after about 30 seconds and replace the panel.
To fix the boot issue, a forced factory image must be installed. This is done through the Nexus root toolkit.
After installing the Nexus root toolkit, select the right model type. Click the following: Options>Flash Stock> Check the “Enable Force Flash Mode” Box.
Next use the “Flash Stock + unroot”>Under Factory images, select the latest one (or whichever you wish to install)>Choice(I recommend automatic download as there is less room for error).
Continue by saying yes etc and it will open a command prompt doing its thing. Your tablet should reboot into bootloader, and after that, selecting “start” on the tablet should boot up. It will take a while since it is initiating everything it needs for the OS. Wait patiently and the Language selection will pop up. Hope this helps!
Note: DO EVERYTHING AT YOUR OWN RISK. I DO NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGES ETC
Originally posted 2014-02-03 23:45:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter