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29th May 2014, 08:07 AM   |  #1  
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Hello Guys,

I'm now in deep deep trouble as my Nexus 5 has got soft bricked and now stuck in a bootloop. Yesterday evening i unrooted my device, flashed everything to stock and locked the bootloader back because i was getting a really awful battery life upon rooting. Hence thought of reverting to stock. So flashed the stock image of 4.4.2 and setup my phone just like it came from a factory. Only thing i did this time was disable some Google Apps i.e Play News, Games & Magazines, Movies etc. Till midnight it was working too good with only a marginal battery drain on idle i.e 1% in 2 hrs or so.

Today morning when i woke up, i just entered the PIN code and unlocked the homescreen and then it just got stuck. I restarted my device and since then, its just stuck in a bootloop and whenever the phone tries to restart the OS, its gives numerous errors all related to Play sErvices and something like android.process.acore and Media.

I tried to factory reset by going through the stock recovery but even in that it gives the errors " Failed to mount /cache" and "Failed to mount /cache/recovery" with invalid arguments in the brackets.

Now i can't even flash stock as the Bootloader is in Locked State. I'm able to flash unlock Bootloader but when it asks to restart "fastboot reboot", it again gets stuck on the Google Play services error resulting again in locked state. That leaves me with a LOCKED BOOTLOADER, STOCK RECOVERY & NO USB DEBUGGING ENABLED.

What can i do now to get my device working people ? Feel like since its happened. Moreover, i can't RMA it as I'm now in a different country from where the phone wasn't purchased.