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By hirothehero, Junior Member on 19th June 2016, 01:01 AM
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Hey guys, I need a little help to figure out what's going on with my dad's nexus 4.
When he tried to update to the newest version of Lollipop avaiable, the phone entered in a bootloop.
I tried flashing a factory image manually using this guide, but after it was done, the phone booted and it was still in a bootloop (stuck on the colored circles moving). I tried wiping data/factory reset afterwards and the phone remained in a bootloop state.
I also tried using the nexus root toolkit by WugFresh using the option "Flash Stock/Unroot" with the Soft brick/bootloop box checked, but it also didn't solve the problem.
There were no error messages when flashing, and I waited for 30 ~ 45 minutes after each flashing attempt to make sure that the phone was in fact in a bootloop.
I don't know what to do anymore... Can it be a hardware problem?
 
 
19th June 2016, 04:39 PM |#2  
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Did you manually flash the userdata.img file? If not, flash the file and, immediately after flashing the file in fastboot, go into stock recovery, perform a factory wipe, and reboot.
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19th June 2016, 06:32 PM |#3  
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Did you manually flash the userdata.img file? If not, flash the file and, immediately after flashing the file in fastboot, go into stock recovery, perform a factory wipe, and reboot.

I manually flashed the files and did a factory wipe, but it didn't solve the problem.
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Did you flash the userdata.img file?

yes, I did exactly as you said.
19th June 2016, 07:02 PM |#6  
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Hmm, usually flashing the userdata file and wiping via stock recovery works. Have you tried different factory images?
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19th June 2016, 07:15 PM |#7  
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Hmm, usually flashing the userdata file and wiping via stock recovery works. Have you tried different factory images?

I tried to downgrade to 5.0 and 4.4.4 , but on both of them I get stucked on the boot animation.
19th June 2016, 08:30 PM |#8  
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Try 4.1.1? If it works, it is possible that the emmc chip is damaged.
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Try 4.1.1? If it works, it is possible that the emmc chip is damaged.

On google's site, the factory images avaiable start from version 4.2.2, I'll try using that.
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Okay. Good luck.

So, I was able to downgrade to 4.2.0 version using the toolkit that I mentioned. The phone seems to be working fine now. What does that mean? Can I try to update to lollipop without fear?
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