Originally Posted by directlyobservable
So I tried using this guide [URL="http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1907796"]http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1907796[/ to URL] to return my soft bricked nexus 7 to stock but it was to no avail. Basically my nexus (rooted w/out using toolkit) got screwed up after trying to do the 4.44 update using a toolkit (wugfresh) and I am stuck in the bootloader loop. The guide was going well until I got to step 5 (device was not going into fastboot mode).Note about drivers: I downloaded and installed the drivers through device manager (plugging in the device didn't install them). Anyway if anyone can give me advice on how I can resolve this I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
i already had the drivers installed via wugfresh but i tried to update a new/refurbished 7 and got that 1/2 google, 1/2 fastboot image bootloop.
tried 3 times, re downloaded factory image etc. it kept saying something like bootloader mismatch, had the wrong bootloader etc.
so i downloaded the 4.2.2 factory image and flashed it in the "back to stock""flash stock/unroot" with the "softbrick/bootloop" button checked.
you must be in fastboot mood to do this and as long as you can get to fastboot mode you can fix it some way.
4.2.2 worked and then it OTAed it self to 4.4.4 [ i then flashed the 4.4.4 factory image just to make sure it was fixed [it was]]
the other thing i was going to try but never got to was a factory reset in stock recovery