Originally Posted by reganEZ
If the battery is dead and I cant boot into the bootloader anymore, is the above idea a possibility?
Does it do anything when you first plug it in to charge?
As in does it start to show the charging screen and power off immediately? Does it start to boot then turn off?
Was having an issue with my wife's n7 where she let it discharge all the way to dead and would not take a charge or turn back on.
There is a trick you may be able to save it without doing much at all.
Plug it in to a wall charger and immediately, or as quickly as you can, hold power and volume down to try and get into recovery mode or bootloader. Needs to be almost instant.
If you can get into recovery or bootloader select power down (in bootloader use volume keys to navigate, power button to select).
Unplug the power cord and plug it right back in. You should hopefully see the charging battery screen.
Hope this helps.
GS4 - Sacs Custom 4.3 ROM v5 / MK2 Baseband / TWRP 2.7 / MF9 bootloader
Nexus 7 2012 - SlimKat / TWRP 2.7 / m-kernel a67