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[Q] Says Bootloader is locked when not. Bricked Nexus 4?

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Around a week ago everything was force closing on my N4 so I decided to reboot it, when I did it got stuck in boot loops. Because of this I went to wipe the data and cache so I could flash a Rom but when I did all my data from my SD partition had disappeared. This has happened to me before and the way I solved it last time was to unroot and flash back to stock using the Nexus 4 toolkit. However when I went to do that this time it said my boot loader was locked so I couldn't complete the task. So then I unlocked the bootloader which apparently is successful but when I refresh the bootloader it seems to be locked again. Over the last week I have tried sideloading zips, force flashing, unrooting, unlocking the bootloader and all this on both a mac and windows toolkit.

When researching this problem I only could find one thread which resembled my problem on xda however it was about the Nexus 7 and the person ended up sending it back to Asus. Would be great if someone good respond, thanks!

(Also my device is a Rooted UK 16gb if that helps)
11th March 2014, 06:41 PM |#2  
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It sounds like your emmc flash memory is bad. Not being able to lock or unlock the bootloader is a sign of that. You should warranty the device.
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11th March 2014, 06:58 PM |#3  
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I agree. I faced a similar problem on my Optimus 2X. It started with occasional bootloops, and last week it got to the point where it was boot-looping after every boot w/ force closes, missing data, and e2fsck did nothing, because the fixed errors came back within hours. Definitely sounds like your memory chip has called it quits.
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