Originally Posted by bmoney83
I can get to fastboot. The hang comes when I run the fastboot erase userdata. It just gets stuck there.
Stuck as in no messages, no output, prompt never returns?
Have you tried soft-booting a recovery to see what happens? e.g.
fastboot boot openrecovery-twrp-18.104.22.168-grouper.img
(The above are just examples, I'm not recommending a particular version of either custom recovery)
fastboot boot recovery-clockwork-touch-22.214.171.124-grouper.img
-OR- (non-touch version)
fastboot boot recovery-clockwork-126.96.36.199-grouper.img
That might be a start. By communicating with a soft-booted recovery (adb shell blah-blah-blah), you can look at the kernel log (e.g. "adb shell dmesg") and see if it is complaining about partitions, filesystems, etc. The only rub with this is that because of the N7's use of an "internal" pseudo-SD card, the custom recoveries try and mount the userdata partition as soon as they start up, so if there is something wrong with that filesystem, the recovery itself might get wedged. I think I saw this with TWRP for instance - the touch interface wouldn't come up when I had a effed-up userdata partition. So, either an older recovery or a non-touch interface recovery might be adviseable here if you have troubles.
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