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I'm now in deep deep trouble as my Nexus 5 has got soft bricked and now stuck in a bootloop. Yesterday evening i unrooted my device, flashed everything to stock and locked the bootloader back because i was getting a really awful battery life upon rooting. Hence thought of reverting to stock. So flashed the stock image of 4.4.2 and setup my phone just like it came from a factory. Only thing i did this time was disable some Google Apps i.e Play News, Games & Magazines, Movies etc. Till midnight it was working too good with only a marginal battery drain on idle i.e 1% in 2 hrs or so.

Today morning when i woke up, i just entered the PIN code and unlocked the homescreen and then it just got stuck. I restarted my device and since then, its just stuck in a bootloop and whenever the phone tries to restart the OS, its gives numerous errors all related to Play sErvices and something like android.process.acore and Media.

I tried to factory reset by going through the stock recovery but even in that it gives the errors " Failed to mount /cache" and "Failed to mount /cache/recovery" with invalid arguments in the brackets.

Now i can't even flash stock as the Bootloader is in Locked State. I'm able to flash unlock Bootloader but when it asks to restart "fastboot reboot", it again gets stuck on the Google Play services error resulting again in locked state. That leaves me with a LOCKED BOOTLOADER, STOCK RECOVERY & NO USB DEBUGGING ENABLED.

What can i do now to get my device working people ? Feel like since its happened. Moreover, i can't RMA it as I'm now in a different country from where the phone wasn't purchased.
 
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Hello Guys,

I'm now in deep deep trouble as my Nexus 5 has got soft bricked and now stuck in a bootloop. Yesterday evening i unrooted my device, flashed everything to stock and locked the bootloader back because i was getting a really awful battery life upon rooting. Hence thought of reverting to stock. So flashed the stock image of 4.4.2 and setup my phone just like it came from a factory. Only thing i did this time was disable some Google Apps i.e Play News, Games & Magazines, Movies etc. Till midnight it was working too good with only a marginal battery drain on idle i.e 1% in 2 hrs or so.

Today morning when i woke up, i just entered the PIN code and unlocked the homescreen and then it just got stuck. I restarted my device and since then, its just stuck in a bootloop and whenever the phone tries to restart the OS, its gives numerous errors all related to Play sErvices and something like android.process.acore and Media.

I tried to factory reset by going through the stock recovery but even in that it gives the errors " Failed to mount /cache" and "Failed to mount /cache/recovery" with invalid arguments in the brackets.

Now i can't even flash stock as the Bootloader is in Locked State. I'm able to flash unlock Bootloader but when it asks to restart "fastboot reboot", it again gets stuck on the Google Play services error resulting again in locked state. That leaves me with a LOCKED BOOTLOADER, STOCK RECOVERY & NO USB DEBUGGING ENABLED.

What can i do now to get my device working people ? Feel like since its happened. Moreover, i can't RMA it as I'm now in a different country from where the phone wasn't purchased.
I had the same problem.
just download this :
http://liciousroms.com/nexus5_restore.html
and do this instructions :

INSTRUCTIONS::
1) Download and install DRIVERS
2) Download and extract Nexus_5_KOT49H_Restore.zip,
3) Turn on your phone, and connect your phone to the computer (make sure you have USB Debugging enabled on the tablet)
4) Open up folder where you extracted the Nexus_5_KOT49H_Restore.zip
5) Double Click on the "Recovery_Nexus7.bat" and follow the instructions,,,,it really is that easy! (watch video and follow along)
6) If your phone will not boot and you need to restore, boot your phone into fastboot (volume down and power) and click the "Dead_Nexus5.bat" file found in the folder
2) Download and extract Nexus_5_KOT49H_Restore.zip,
3) Turn on your phone, and connect your phone to the computer (make sure you have USB Debugging enabled on the tablet)
4) Open up folder where you extracted the Nexus_5_KOT49H_Restore.zip
5) Double Click on the "Recovery_Nexus7.bat" and follow the instructions,,,,it really is that easy! (watch video and follow along)
6) If your phone will not boot and you need to restore, boot your phone into fastboot (volume down and power) and click the "Dead_Nexus5.bat" file found in the folder
 
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^ I can't enable USB debugging as i'm unable to boot into OS.
 
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Guys please HELP ! I'm only looking upto XDA to rescue me out.
 
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Guys please HELP ! I'm only looking upto XDA to rescue me out.
Hi! Check this http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...es-lg-t2713833.

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^ I can't enable USB debugging as i'm unable to boot into OS.
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6) If your phone will not boot and you need to restore, boot your phone into fastboot (volume down and power) and click the "Dead_Nexus5.bat" file found in the folder
And try suggested instruction. You don't even need to boot into OS.
 
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And try suggested instruction. You don't even need to boot into OS.
The tool specifically asks for Unlocked Bootloader and like i've already mentioned, its in a lock state. To unlock that, i need to have USB debugging enabled which i can't enable as i'm not able to even see the lockscreen, just stuck in a bootloop. I'm able to launch the Fastboot Mode and also partially unlock the bootloader but as soon as i type the command "fastboot reboot", the device again goes into bootloop starting the cycle again

Any more suggestions guys or should i assume my Nexus to be a paperweight ?
 
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The tool specifically asks for Unlocked Bootloader and like i've already mentioned, its in a lock state. To unlock that, i need to have USB debugging enabled which i can't enable as i'm not able to even see the lockscreen, just stuck in a bootloop. I'm able to launch the Fastboot Mode and also partially unlock the bootloader but as soon as i type the command "fastboot reboot", the device again goes into bootloop starting the cycle again

Any more suggestions guys or should i assume my Nexus to be a paperweight ?
Go to the stock recovery and format cache.. Do it a couple of times till the /cache errors go away and then go to the bootloader and flash the stock factory images again. After flashing the stock images, don't boot it up, head over to the stock recovery and perform a factory reset and then reboot!
 
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The tool specifically asks for Unlocked Bootloader and like i've already mentioned, its in a lock state. To unlock that, i need to have USB debugging enabled which i can't enable as i'm not able to even see the lockscreen, just stuck in a bootloop. I'm able to launch the Fastboot Mode and also partially unlock the bootloader but as soon as i type the command "fastboot reboot", the device again goes into bootloop starting the cycle again
You can use command in fastboot "fastboot oem unlock" to unlock then reboot in fastboot again, and try this instruction (since you unlocked you should be able to do this).
 
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The tool specifically asks for Unlocked Bootloader and like i've already mentioned, its in a lock state. To unlock that, i need to have USB debugging enabled which i can't enable as i'm not able to even see the lockscreen, just stuck in a bootloop. I'm able to launch the Fastboot Mode and also partially unlock the bootloader but as soon as i type the command "fastboot reboot", the device again goes into bootloop starting the cycle again

Any more suggestions guys or should i assume my Nexus to be a paperweight ?
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Hi! Check this http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...es-lg-t2713833.

Tapatalk-kal küldve az én Nexus 5-el
(BTW you dont have to reboot after bl unlock.
fastboot oem unlock
then flash stock images iwhtout reboot)

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