[Q] Can I root from a bugged nexus 7?
Before I begin I must say I've never used an android device in my life so this is all completely new to me. The only experience I've had was rooting and installing CM or something similar to an iphone 3gs a few years ago.
I'm aware a lot of people are having problems with their nexus 7 hanging at the animated rainbow-colored X screen. I've seen the suggestion to hold power and vol up/down to get to the restore factory default settings - but that doesn't show. Mine just shuts off. I've tried going to the bootloader screen via power+vol up/down while the machine was off but nothing ever happens. The nexus just stays powered off. Also, if I hold power while it's hanging on the rainbow X, nothing happens - it doesnt even shut off. In order to turn it off I have to hold power+vol up/down.
I have not rooted or installed any ROMs on this android yet. But I do want to. I am curious if I can somehow root and flash my nexus.
If someone can point me in the right direction on how to start this from a basically dead nexus 7, please enlighten me. I've read through a few instructional threads so far but they all start off with the nexus 7 being able to fully start.
Also, pic of device manager w/ error msgs from n7:
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