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20th June 2014, 10:37 AM   |  #1  
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Just tried to install the latest KK 4.4.4 and noticed that my phone doesn't boot to recovery anymore. Otherwise, the phone works ok and I can boot to fastboot, but when I try to get to recovery it doesn't load. It does nothing just hangs on a black screen. I tried using the adb reboot recovery command and the power+volume keys.
Last time I used the recovery was when I installed the 4.4.3 update and everything looked fine.
From fastboot mode I tried to re-flash just the recovery with fastboot flash recovery recovery.img but as I am completely stock and the phone is locked it failed with error FAILED (remote: not supported in locked device).
Do I really have to unlock my phone to fix this ? Should I send it to Google under warranty ?
20th June 2014, 10:48 AM   |  #2  
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Just tried to install the latest KK 4.4.4 and noticed that my phone doesn't boot to recovery anymore. Otherwise, the phone works ok and I can boot to fastboot, but when I try to get to recovery it doesn't load. It does nothing just hangs on a black screen. I tried using the adb reboot recovery command and the power+volume keys.
Last time I used the recovery was when I installed the 4.4.3 update and everything looked fine.
From fastboot mode I tried to re-flash just the recovery with fastboot flash recovery recovery.img but as I am completely stock and the phone is locked it failed with error FAILED (remote: not supported in locked device).
Do I really have to unlock my phone to fix this ? Should I send it to Google under warranty ?

You have to unlock the bootloader to flash in fastboot.
20th June 2014, 10:55 AM   |  #3  
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Just tried to install the latest KK 4.4.4 and noticed that my phone doesn't boot to recovery anymore. Otherwise, the phone works ok and I can boot to fastboot, but when I try to get to recovery it doesn't load. It does nothing just hangs on a black screen. I tried using the adb reboot recovery command and the power+volume keys.
Last time I used the recovery was when I installed the 4.4.3 update and everything looked fine.
From fastboot mode I tried to re-flash just the recovery with fastboot flash recovery recovery.img but as I am completely stock and the phone is locked it failed with error FAILED (remote: not supported in locked device).
Do I really have to unlock my phone to fix this ? Should I send it to Google under warranty ?

First educate yourself. http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...guide-t2510966
http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...oader-t2507905
http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...image-t2513701
read them all, then ask your questions again.

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20th June 2014, 11:08 AM   |  #4  
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First educate yourself. http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...guide-t2510966
http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...oader-t2507905
http://forum.xda-developers.com/goog...image-t2513701
read them all, then ask your questions again.

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I already know how to unlock/root/flash roms. It was my choice to keep it all stock.
My question was really if anybody had this problem before and why would a completely stock device would have a corrupted recovery over night ?
20th June 2014, 11:16 AM   |  #5  
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I already know how to unlock/root/flash roms. It was my choice to keep it all stock.
My question was really if anybody had this problem before and why would a completely stock device would have a corrupted recovery over night ?

Then it is up to you. Do you want to fix it? Then unlock bl and reflash the recovery.
You dont want to fix it? Then rma it.

Everybody here would suggest you to reflash the recovery.
You can root with towelroot without wiping anything and unlocking bl. After the root download superuser app and nexus bootunlocker and open the bl with that then reflash recovery

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20th June 2014, 11:29 AM   |  #6  
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Then it is up to you. Do you want to fix it? Then unlock bl and reflash the recovery.
You dont want to fix it? Then rma it.

Everybody here would suggest you to reflash the recovery.
You can root with towelroot without wiping anything and unlocking bl. After the root download superuser app and nexus bootunlocker and open the bl with that then reflash recovery

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I guess you are right,but I'm just pissed off about it.
I had quite a few Android devices in the past and I've hacked, unlocked, rooted and put custom ROM's on all of them. The Nexus 5 was the first device I owned that I didn't feel the need to do that.
Only now I am being forced to do that to fix it, or put up with being without the phone for a week or so.
Oh well, I pre-ordered the LG G3 anyway and the Nexus 5 will go to my wife.
20th June 2014, 11:36 AM   |  #7  
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I guess you are right,but I'm just pissed off about it.
I had quite a few Android devices in the past and I've hacked, unlocked, rooted and put custom ROM's on all of them. The Nexus 5 was the first device I owned that I didn't feel the need to do that.
Only now I am being forced to do that to fix it, or put up with being without the phone for a week or so.
Oh well, I pre-ordered the LG G3 anyway and the Nexus 5 will go to my wife.

You could wait until you get 4.4.4 offically, then probably it got fixed, because every ota has a recovery which get flashed.

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20th June 2014, 11:47 AM   |  #8  
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You could wait until you get 4.4.4 offically, then probably it got fixed, because every ota has a recovery which get flashed.

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Are you sure about that ? I got the KTU84P update but is only 2.4Mb. I didnt see any .img in the zip file.
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Are you sure about that ? I got the KTU84P update but is only 2.4Mb. I didnt see any .img in the zip file.

recovery-from-boot.p in the recovery folder. It replaced my twrp recovery after the flash.

When you enter to recovery, the screen is black like it is turned off or you see the back light like when you watching a black photo?

Can you eneter recovery for once more, and press volume_up and power buttom at the same time.

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recovery-from-boot.p in the recovery folder. It replaced my twrp recovery after the flash.

When you enter to recovery, the screen is black like it is turned off or you see the back light like when you watching a black photo?

Can you eneter recovery for once more, and press volume_up and power buttom at the same time.

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The screen is black, not off. I can still see the back light.
I tried it, but no luck. If I keep them pressed long enough it just reboots after 10 seconds or so.

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