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By michaelearth, Senior Member on 16th February 2013, 11:34 PM
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My nexus 10 will not stop bootloooping no matter what I do. it reboots every 5 seconds no matter what. Ive tried rebooting into revocery but I cant select "recovery" because for some reason the volume buttons are not working. Ive also tried plugging it into the charger and into my laptop. 4

Any way to fix this? (still bootlooping as I post this)
 
 
16th February 2013, 11:52 PM |#2  
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I would try accessing Bootloader. If you can do that, then you can factory restore.
17th February 2013, 12:35 AM |#3  
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I would try accessing Bootloader. If you can do that, then you can factory restore.

Like I said the volume buttons are not functioning so I cant access the bootloader. (still bootlooping)
17th February 2013, 12:46 AM |#4  
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Like I said the volume buttons are not functioning so I cant access the bootloader. (still bootlooping)

What did you do to initiate this bootloop if I may ask?
17th February 2013, 12:54 AM |#5  
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What did you do to initiate this bootloop if I may ask?

I was cleaning my buttons as they were sticky but im sure that was the actual cause of this.
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Im worried that If i have to contact Samsung to get it replaced (assuming they replace it) that they might not like the fact that I unlocked my bootloader.
17th February 2013, 03:06 AM |#7  
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I was cleaning my buttons as they were sticky but im sure that was the actual cause of this.

Stuck or shorted volume down button. If it were a remote control (tv) with a soda spill causing it to stick or water shorting out the contacts, I would say to remove the battery, disassemble the keys and spray it down with a good electronics contact/component spray, let it dry out and put it all back together and you would be good to go.
I don't know if I would risk taking apart the n10 myself. If you did, be careful with the spray on plastic... A mild cleaner/alcohol which may damage the plastic. If you were cleaning it with water, you may get lucky and it could dry out on its own in a few days... If you have an air compressor or even 'a can of air', you could try that to dislodge whatever is making the button sticky or even moisture. (use canned air cautiously since it can create more moisture if over used... Just quick sprays around the button).
Last, I don't think Samsung would have an issue with rooting it... It's not a software issue and I also don't think cleaning out the button would be covered under the manufacturer warranty. Something you might have to pay the bill on.
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Thanks everyone for your replies. Thankfully all has been resolved through Google's customer support. They are sending me a new NExus 10 free of charge. I cannot stress how awesome their support was and am thoroughly impressed.

Thanks again guys!! This community rocks.
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17th February 2013, 05:21 AM |#9  
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Thanks everyone for your replies. Thankfully all has been resolved through Google's customer support. They are sending me a new NExus 10 free of charge. I cannot stress how awesome their support was and am thoroughly impressed.

Thanks again guys!! This community rocks.

Good to hear!
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