[Q] Ach! Doh! I did it. I bricked my N7 while going 4.4 to 4.3
I know. You guys have heard it all before...but
I was using WugFresh to re-flash back to 4.3 from 4.4 and the recovery was taking so long. After an hour of running, I was moving the device to a coffee table when the cable fell out.
Hay, why isn't a message include in WugFresh like the backup process as to approximately how long this process takes? That brings up another issue in general with these old N7s is that these micro-USB female connectors get loose after so many years of use, makes connecting and charging difficult.
But I digress.
I have read often in the XDA forums about a factory reset ‘from bricked feature’ in WugFresh, but I can not find that feature anywhere where ‘bricked’. anything is. If it is there, where is it?
Anyway, how can I recover the bootloader and everything without having to learn doing everything via a cmd line or .bat process?
These are the facts:
Nexus 7 2012, 8g, re-flashing back to 4.3 from 4.4, using Nexus Root Kit
v1.8.2, Flash Stock + Unroot (I had read in XDA Forum somewhere where it was suggested to go back to a factory vs to use this option).
The N7 is currently has one of 4 states available: Bootloader screen (with below stated status), Google initial screen (with "Start" Showing and "Booting failed" in the upper right corner), or it can Power off. Recovery Mode is an option, but does nothing but cycles to the Google initial screen.
In Fastboot mode the status says this:
Product name - grouper (it got that far)
Variant - grouper
HU version - E3
LOCK STATE - UNLOCKED
Bootloader Version - N/A
Serial Number - 015d2109ab281807
SIGNING - not defined yet
Of course I can't get an MTP connection to Microsoft XP, but an "Unknown
device" error shows up under USB when I connect the cable. No drivers from WMSDK kit or any from WugFresh worked.
Oh, and by the way, the WugFresh backup didn't work for me. It saved next to nothing, but I have another type of backup that works, so no worry.
GOT ANY SUGGESTIONS?