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[Q] Bricked my Nexus 4 while updating to KitKat!

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Hi all,

I recently updated my ClockworkMod rooted phone to KitKat 4.? (whatever the latest auto-update release is). It seemed to go well until it asked me if I want to restore root (cannot be undone!!!) and I said YES. Now my phone gets stuck on the boot screen (animated colored circles).

I can still connect with adb and my sdcard looks good (whew) but I cannot use my phone. Can anyone recommend a fix?


Thanks in advance,
Barry
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Hi all,

I recently updated my ClockworkMod rooted phone to KitKat 4.? (whatever the latest auto-update release is). It seemed to go well until it asked me if I want to restore root (cannot be undone!!!) and I said YES. Now my phone gets stuck on the boot screen (animated colored circles).

I can still connect with adb and my sdcard looks good (whew) but I cannot use my phone. Can anyone recommend a fix?


Thanks in advance,
Barry

Full wipe and flash TWRP.

Or if you like, flash twrp and see if that alone will help, but most times the two is usually needed. However with the way things are, ymmv!

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I will full wipe as a last resort only.
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I will full wipe as a last resort only.

Understood.

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Hi all,

I recently updated my ClockworkMod rooted phone to KitKat 4.? (whatever the latest auto-update release is). It seemed to go well until it asked me if I want to restore root (cannot be undone!!!) and I said YES. Now my phone gets stuck on the boot screen (animated colored circles).

I can still connect with adb and my sdcard looks good (whew) but I cannot use my phone. Can anyone recommend a fix?


Thanks in advance,
Barry

Darn, forgot to ask you if you are able to get into recovery? If so you might be able to backup everything before you flash the new recovery. My bad! :banghead:

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Hi all,

I recently updated my ClockworkMod rooted phone to KitKat 4.? (whatever the latest auto-update release is). It seemed to go well until it asked me if I want to restore root (cannot be undone!!!) and I said YES. Now my phone gets stuck on the boot screen (animated colored circles).

I can still connect with adb and my sdcard looks good (whew) but I cannot use my phone. Can anyone recommend a fix?


Thanks in advance,
Barry

No issues. Use adb reboot bootloader to reboot into fastboot mode. Flash the factory image, except userdata.img, you won't lose any apps or SD card contents, no wipe necessary. If you don't know how, I'll post a link to a guide.
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Or just use some toolkit like Wug's and do everything from pc through simple menus.

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just do a full flash via fastboot...
and flash data ...n roms too

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No issues. Use adb reboot bootloader to reboot into fastboot mode. Flash the factory image, except userdata.img, you won't lose any apps or SD card contents, no wipe necessary. If you don't know how, I'll post a link to a guide.

I would certainly appreciate it if you posted that link. Thank you!!!
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Understood.

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Darn, forgot to ask you if you are able to get into recovery? If so you might be able to backup everything before you flash the new recovery. My bad! :banghead:

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Um, how do I get into recovery, please?

Thanks in advance...
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1766475

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http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2018179

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