[Bricked?] Can't get to bootloader after trying to unlock with NRT

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By bvrr0, Junior Member on 24th July 2014, 02:36 AM
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So I have a nexus 10 32gb that I got yesterday that I updated to 4.4.4 and I wanted to root it so I could get some apps that I love to use. Here's what happened:

Everything was going smoothly with nexus root toolkit. I set up adb and all of the drivers. Everything with that was working and I made sure to check nexus 10 with 4.4.4 in the drop down. I press the unlock bootloader button and the device says it's going into bootloader mode, but it just goes to a black screen. Then a message pops up saying I have to factory reset if i'm on 4.4.4, but that never shows up on the tablet, so I just hit OK. Then the device supposedly reboots, but now it's stuck in a bootloop and whenever I hold down the buttons to go into the bootloader the screen will turn black and the device will vibrate once after I hold the buttons for a while, then it tries to reboot again and gets stuck bootlooping. Then I try the factory reset method through the nexus root toolkit, but fastboot fails to see the device since I can't get it into the bootloader! It also doesn't show up as the correct device when it is bootlooping and connected to my computer.

Am I scewed if i can't get to the bootloader? I don't know what went wrong. I just got it yesterday and assumed it would be super easy to root since it's a nexus device. :'(

Any help/ suggestions would be great.
24th July 2014, 04:14 AM |#2  
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You are correct, nexus devices are super easy to root especially without a toolkit, most rooting issues I've seen on any nexus device has been due to the use of a toolkit so I would advise not to use it.
Currently you need to get into bootloader so you can flash a custom recovery with fastboot and then flash ROM of choice from there
Try adb reboot bootloader while in bootloop but I have a feeling this won't work. So if not try powering on holding volume down, even try with volume up, just keep trying button combos to get it to boot into bootloader.
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But keep trying to get into bootloader

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24th July 2014, 07:08 AM |#3  
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Try power and both volume buttons at the same time if you haven't already.
24th July 2014, 07:11 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by sfobrien

Try power and both volume buttons at the same time if you haven't already.

I have actually been trying that. I just let it die while it was bootlooping, so hopefully when it gets a little charge I can try to get it to go into the bootloader again. I have a feeling there's a bigger issue than that though.
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