Thanks for the link. I tried entering safe mode, didn't work
- Press/Hold Power button until Google screen shows up, RELEASE Power button
- Press/Hold VolDn until Android has booted up
The device doesn't even boot up in safe mode. Still hangs on the rainbow x.
Got into bootloader using these instructions while n7 off:
- Power+VolUp while booting to enter recovery
- You can release buttons after you see Google on screen
It turned off then on, showed the Google screen, and now shoes an android fallen over with "No command." shown underneath and am continuing..
edit: wiped and restarted. can now finally root. thanks bud.