[Q] Help Bring my nexus 7 back to life: Upgrade to 4.23 bootloader
I recently purchased a Nexus 7 because I was getting tired of dealing with IOS devices and needed a break from them and also wanted to get a tablet that would allow me to play games and apps on a bigger screen. (I recently got a mobile broadband device so I can play on-the-go). When I got the nexus 7, being unfamiliar with android OS and devices, I thought it would update just like an iPod or iPad. Boy was I wrong. After realizing that the nexus 7 I had was running 4.0.3 and that the google play store wasn't on the device (and wouldn't work after manually putting on the nexus), I frantically rushed to get jellybean 4.3 in hopes that my problems would be solved.
So I began to search on how to update and after looking for a while I was directed to a couple of youtube videos as well as this site. Following the guides available on this site, accompanied with the youtube videos, I was able to begin flashing my device in order to get jellybean 4.3 but one instruction that was not outlined was how to update the bootloader. The bootloader I had was a "GROUPER" 3.32 bootloader and when attempting to flash 4.3 on to my nexus 7, it said that it failed because I needed 4.23 to do it. So now I have a nexus that only boots into that bootloader mode and that's it. I can't access recovery mode or start the nexus 7. It only shows the Google sign and booting failed in the top right corner.
So, my question is how do I upgrade the bootloader to 4.23? I need to know this because a couple threads that I read after panicking stated that all I had to do was flash the stock image to my nexus in order to fix the problem but I cannot do that without a 4.23 bootloader. Can I fix the problem or is there no hope for my device?