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[Q] 4.4.3 update made phone unuseable

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7th June 2014, 10:31 PM   |  #1  
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Hi. i have Nexus 5 sim free version. it was on 4.4 later upgraded to 4.4.1 followed by 4.4.2. till 4.4.2, it was great. a day before yesterday i received 4.4.3 OTA update and installed it. after installation,
1- phone started to hang a lot.
2- unless i push power button and re press it, phone remains hanged.
3- i tried flashing 4.4.2 but it stucks at boot loader screen as well and certainly i can't use power button to un freeze it.
4- phone starts well sometimes but there is no display but only colorful dots instead of screen, if i press and re press power button, start screen comes back.
plz help me to find a way so i can flash back some earlier android version.
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7th June 2014, 11:22 PM   |  #2  
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Hi. i have Nexus 5 sim free version. it was on 4.4 later upgraded to 4.4.1 followed by 4.4.2. till 4.4.2, it was great. a day before yesterday i received 4.4.3 OTA update and installed it. after installation,
1- phone started to hang a lot.
2- unless i push power button and re press it, phone remains hanged.
3- i tried flashing 4.4.2 but it stucks at boot loader screen as well and certainly i can't use power button to un freeze it.
4- phone starts well sometimes but there is no display but only colorful dots instead of screen, if i press and re press power button, start screen comes back.
plz help me to find a way so i can flash back some earlier android version.
thanks

flash the factory img http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...image-t2513701

and what do you mean sim free nexus 5? all nexus 5 have a sim card slot.
7th June 2014, 11:24 PM   |  #3  
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Flash the 4.4.3 factory image and give it another try. If it still has problems just flash an earlier factory image. And if it still doesn't work you have a hardware issue

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7th June 2014, 11:28 PM   |  #4  
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flash the factory img http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...image-t2513701

and what do you mean sim free nexus 5? all nexus 5 have a sim card slot.

i have tried to flash another factory image. but phone freezes at bootloader screen also.
by sim free, i mean phone is not network locked.
7th June 2014, 11:32 PM   |  #5  
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Flash the 4.4.3 factory image and give it another try. If it still has problems just flash an earlier factory image. And if it still doesn't work you have a hardware issue

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i have tried to flash 4.4.2 factory image but phone freezes even at bootloader after 4-5 seconds. how can i flash image then?
7th June 2014, 11:38 PM   |  #6  
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i have tried to flash 4.4.2 factory image but phone freezes even at bootloader after 4-5 seconds. how can i flash image then?

What do you mean? Does it successfully flash but just never boot?

Did you Flash all the factory images? Or just system and boot?

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7th June 2014, 11:42 PM   |  #7  
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have you tried unlocking the bootloader? maybe try to unlock it then flash the factory img. or you can try unlocking it, flash a custom recovery, superuser, and a rooted stock rom(maybe this will work for you?)
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What do you mean? Does it successfully flash but just never boot?

Did you Flash all the factory images? Or just system and boot?

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no. i said that i had tried to flash. after turning the phone off, i restarted in bootloader mode. but phone froze in bootloader mode too, so i was unable to flash. bootloader is unlocked BTW.
7th June 2014, 11:46 PM   |  #9  
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no. i said that i had tried to flash. after turning the phone off, i restarted in bootloader mode. but phone froze in bootloader mode too, so i was unable to flash. bootloader is unlocked BTW.

OK but you Flash the images whilst in the bootloader mode. What does a frozen bootloader look like? What was the output error message when you used fastboot to flash the factory image?

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i have unlocked bootloader after couple of tries because phone kept on freezing even in bootloader mode. but as soon as i put phone in bootloader mode, it freezes. everything was fine before 4.4.3 OTA update. phone shouldn't freeze in bootloader mode. i think that 4.4.3 update has also corrupted recovery.

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