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Nexus 7 2013 Won't Erase Userdata

20th August 2014, 01:56 AM |#1  
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Hello friends!
I've found several threads on various forums with this problem, but no viable solutions so far.
I decided to give my 2013 N7 to my wife so I performed a factory data reset. It began the process then became stuck while erasing the userdata. After a couple hours it gave me the dead Android. I restarted and it was bootlooped. I then booted into bootloader mode to just flash the stock image files. While in fastboot, the first step I took was to unlock the bootloader. I was prompted with the "Yes" or "No" options. I choose yes then it hung at 'erasing userdata'. I left out overnight hoping it would eventually continue. No luck. I have never been rooted or ROM'd on this tablet. All stock. Has anyone found a fix for this issue? Thanks in advance!
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4th September 2014, 11:26 PM |#2  
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I am in the exact same boat and have spent a number of hours over the last week or so trying to get it going again. Mine was actually running Android L since the day it dropped and got stuck in a bootloop after a dead battery. Something is definitely corrupt, because it fails to erase, format or flash any partitions.

I had left the bootloader unlocked after flashing L. In a fit of desperation, I tried fastboot oem lock, and of course it locked. Now I can't get it unlocked again.

What reading I have done doesn't look promising.
5th September 2014, 12:20 AM |#3  
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Yeah. I have found zero solutions on ecru forum out there. My wife's first gen N7 will bootloop out of nowhere about every three months. I loved Nexus tablets until this nonsense. I think I'm done with them.
15th December 2014, 02:06 AM |#4  
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I have the same problem.

Any solutions?

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8th January 2015, 12:00 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mo123456789

I have the same problem.

Any solutions?

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The only solution I ever found was to buy a broken screen tablet from eBay for it's motherboard. I spent hours and hours over a couple weeks trying to revive it. The replacement has been rock solid ever since.

Good luck
13th May 2015, 09:11 PM |#6  
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Any updates on how to fix this? I also encountered this problem. I was going to give my Nexus 7 away, so decided to do a factory reset. It took forever and just wound up showing a dead Android with an X on his chest. I turned it off and it said it was erasing, only to get the same results. I had never messed around by rooting or unlocking the bootloader, but I decided to try and unlock the bootloader, but the same thing basically happened. It hung up on erasing userdata and it never managed to unlock the bootloader. Do I have any options? My Nexus seems to be forever stuck on a screen with an Android saying it's erasing data, but it never manages to complete that task.

Thanks for any help guys.
15th May 2015, 10:35 AM |#7  
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I've had roughly the same happen to me on my Huawei P1 LTE. I can't do anything with my system partition......

From what I've seen on forums is that it can happen on any device. i.e. once your internal memory becomes corrupt, your F*cked.

As the Nexus 7 (2013) is now getting on a bit, the prices are so cheap that I would suggest just picking up another.
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