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[Q] Nexus 5 bricked and USB cable not working

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By BleachFan21, Junior Member on 5th April 2014, 09:13 PM
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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?
 
 
5th April 2014, 09:22 PM |#2  
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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.
5th April 2014, 09:32 PM |#3  
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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?
5th April 2014, 09:34 PM |#4  
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How do I place it in the fastboot folder?

Copy it to the android-sdk/platform-tools
5th April 2014, 10:12 PM |#5  
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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
5th April 2014, 10:25 PM |#6  
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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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5th April 2014, 10:32 PM |#8  
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Well then there is nothing i can tell that can help you mate, good luck
5th April 2014, 10:33 PM |#9  
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Hello,

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...
5th April 2014, 10:38 PM |#10  
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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

EDIT: @vin4yak, one day I'll go to ninja school too
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5th April 2014, 10:41 PM |#11  
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1.) If your device is actually bricked then a USB cable will do you absolutely no good. Fixing a "bricked" device is something that will need to be JTAG'd for it to work again. I think you might be mistaken about what a bricked device is. Its pretty hard to brick a nexus device so I highly doubt you're device is bricked.

2.) You have to get into fastboot mode. Just search for how to do so. Then you can flash the stock img's through fastboot and you'll be back in business. I have no clue about what drivers you'll need for your setup as I haven't run windows in 9 years or so. Just get the drivers, fastboot, and get your nexus back.
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