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Unhappy [Q] Nexus 5 bricked and USB cable not working

I bricked my Nexus 5 by installing the kernal from touchcontrol.
I can get into recovery mode.
I can not mount the USB storage or access any of my phones files
I've tried installing ADB drivers but that didn't help.

Anyone know what I should do to fix this?
 
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I bricked my Nexus 5 by installing the kernal from touchcontrol.
I can get into recovery mode.
I can not mount the USB storage or access any of my phones files
I've tried installing ADB drivers but that didn't help.

Anyone know what I should do to fix this?
Download the stock kernel zip from here https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23269279319202404 and place it in the fastboot folder. Then reboot in recovery and choose adb sideload. Open cmd and type : adb sideload namekernel.zip and press enter and that should do it, then reboot.
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Download the stock kernel zip from here and place it in the fastboot folder. Then reboot in recovery and choose adb sideload. Open cmd and type : adb sideload namekernel.zip and press enter and that should do it, then reboot.
How do I place it in the fastboot folder?
 
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How do I place it in the fastboot folder?
Copy it to the android-sdk/platform-tools
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Copy it to the android-sdk/platform-tools
Is that a type of program? USB isn't working on my phone as even though it makes the connecting sound when I plug it in it's not appearing on the explorer
 
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Is that a type of program? USB isn't working on my phone as even though it makes the connecting sound when I plug it in it's not appearing on the explorer
Sorry, you`re right. Well without usb you can`t do anything. Have you made a nandroid backup to restore in recovery?
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Sorry, you`re right. Well without usb you can`t do anything. Have you made a nandroid backup to restore in recovery?
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Well then there is nothing i can tell that can help you mate, good luck
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When the phone is in recovery mode, the file explorer won't show up with your nexus files... The fact that a sound is coming proves that the phone is being detected...
If you have setup a working adb environment you can follow what @gee2012 has said and sideload the kernel and flash it... If you haven't then download the android sdk and make sure you have downloaded the usb_driver package as well...
 
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First, don't yet think your phone it's bricked. The actual solution is to get the proper driver on the computer. Remember that nexus 5 does not have Sdcard and there's not way to mount to the computer via recovery. Only ADB PUSH and ADB SIDELOAD will put a Rom into your phone.
You have to check on device manager to see the status of the driver. if t shows as Nexus 5, you will have to update the driver to and adb compatible one. If it says ADB........ then, you are good to go

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