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[Q] Nexus 5 Died out on me.

5th January 2014, 08:13 PM |#11  
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EDIT: or find the person who sold it to you and demand a replacement IF it has a one year warranty though that's more of a hassle.

Uhh... OP flashed custom firmware on it so how is it the seller's fault? Even if it was on warranty, OP voided it when he flashed the custom ROM. This is a risk that everyone on XDA is or should be aware of.


@ImHereToSaveTheDay- If you can get into the bootloader or recovery you can likely save the phone. Try flashing the factory image. If you can't get into the bootloader you might need to have the phone JTAG'd. When you connect it to your computer what pops up under device manager? If it comes up as QHSUSB_DLOAD then it's hard bricked and needs to be JTAG'd.
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5th January 2014, 08:40 PM |#12  
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Well since its already a paperweight ATM. I got some tools to open the phone. Should I at least try to see if something went wrong? Like battery or anything ?

have you tried pressing and holding your power button for 20 seconds or so?

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Uhh... OP flashed custom firmware on it so how is it the seller's fault? Even if it was on warranty, OP voided it when he flashed the custom ROM. This is a risk that everyone on XDA is or should be aware of.


@ImHereToSaveTheDay- If you can get into the bootloader or recovery you can likely save the phone. Try flashing the factory image. If you can't get into the bootloader you might need to have the phone JTAG'd. When you connect it to your computer what pops up under device manager? If it comes up as QHSUSB_DLOAD then it's hard bricked and needs to be JTAG'd.

software wont brick the phone, especially software thats made for the nexus 5. and google will still replace a phone if its the hardwares issue, even if you are rooted running custom software. that risk that you say everyone should be aware of doesnt really exist if its the hardwares issue. and if its software, it can always be fixed.
5th January 2014, 08:51 PM |#13  
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have you tried pressing and holding your power button for 20 seconds or so?

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software wont brick the phone, especially software thats made for the nexus 5. and google will still replace a phone if its the hardwares issue, even if you are rooted running custom software. that risk that you say everyone should be aware of doesnt really exist if its the hardwares issue. and if its software, it can always be fixed.

That's not entirely true. My One X had to be JTAG'd because of software. Granted it was different circumstances than this, but it certainly wasn't a hardware fault.

If it is a hardware issue then yes, it will still be covered by warranty, but running any type of custom firmware does come with a risk, Nexus phone or not. As it stands, OP doesn't know what the problem is, so calling the seller and demanding a replacement isn't quite appropriate. That's all I was really commenting on.
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After playing around with it and all something even weirder happened. My phone started vibrating. The screen is completely off but the calls still go through now. Its weird to me because I can actually answer the calls with the phone's screen completely off as well as hear them. Does this mean... The phone boots up and everything. Just won't show anything on screen. Is this like a digitizer or something related type of problem now that I'm facing ?


Also I've managed to reach the guy. He told me he would have a look at it if its still not fixed by Wednesday.
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