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By gFrenken97, Senior Member on 9th June 2014, 02:58 PM
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So I got myself in a situation..

I broke my Nexus 5 so I sold it, but I want to factory reset it because of data security, however I have TWRP installed which doesn't work with using the volume rockers and I can't connect with ABD either because USB debugging is off and I have no way to put it on without using the touchscreen...

Any way to reset it to factory defaults? I tried apps like Androidscreencast but they require ADB too.

Please help
 
 
9th June 2014, 03:00 PM |#2  
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So I got myself in a situation..

I broke my Nexus 5 so I sold it, but I want to factory reset it because of data security, however I have TWRP installed which doesn't work with using the volume rockers and I can't connect with ABD either because USB debugging is off and I have no way to put it on without using the touchscreen...

Any way to reset it to factory defaults? I tried apps like Androidscreencast but they require ADB too.

Please help

You can connect to adb whilst in recovery you know?

Also, what about fastboot?
9th June 2014, 03:05 PM |#3  
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You can connect to adb whilst in recovery you know?

Also, what about fastboot?

I assume that's the menu you get when you hold power+vol down? I can get into it.
I'm gonna try connect to ADB while in recovery, thanks!
9th June 2014, 03:08 PM |#4  
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I assume that's the menu you get when you hold power+vol down? I can get into it.
I'm gonna try connect to ADB while in recovery, thanks!

Why don't you just flash the factory image while you're in fastboot.

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Why don't you just flash the factory image while you're in fastboot.

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How? Don't I need ADB?
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How? Don't I need ADB?

No, just boot into the bootloader. Look in the general forum on how to flash a factory image

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No, just boot into the bootloader. Look in the general forum on how to flash a factory image

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Thanks, downloading 4.4.3 factory image now!
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