Originally Posted by dieselmonkeyy
i could cycle thru a few options using volume keys (start,recovery,power off) .all of them seemed useless as they would just bring me back to where i was.when clicking start "booting failed" come up on the upper left side.
Boot failed??? That's a bad flash of the stock ROM. I had the same problem at my first attempt trying to flash Stock ROM, but don't worry! Let's do this:
WARNING: Before you continue you are accepting that I'm not responsible of anything can happen to your Nexus and your battery is fully charged.
When you download the stock ROM you have to uncompress the zip file. You will find the bootloader and another zip.
Uncompress that zip file, put fastboot program, the bootloader and the files together.
Then start your Nexus into bootloader mode, connect it to your PC, open a console (cmd for Windows, Terminal for Linux and Mac OS X) and type this:
fastboot erase boot
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot erase system
fastboot erase userdata
WARNING: Your Nexus is FULLY EMPTY!!! Don't reboot it because it can get a full brick (It will not turn on any more).
Now type this:
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-grouper-X.XX.img
NOTE: Replace X.XX with your version.
Your Nexus will reboot.
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot flash cache cache.img
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
fastboot flash system system.img #Will take a very long time. DON'T INTERRUPT THE PROCESS!!!!!
fastboot flash userdata userdata.img
Now reboot again with:
Re-unlock bootloader to get a full wipe:
fastboot oem lock
And then unlock the bootloader:
fastboot oem unlock
Press "Yes" to the petition screen and reboot:
Ready the Nexus!
I had the same problem and I did this.
I hope I can help you.
Sorry for my bad English. I'm from Argentina and I'm learning.