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For Those Who Semi-Bricked Their Nexus 7 0MB Interal Storage

27th July 2013, 04:08 PM   |  #1  
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Hopefully this helps people in my situation.

So on the first day of having my nexus 7 i found a way to have no OS and 0MB internal storage showing in TWRP. Yah i suck.
I tried tons of things but knew a system image was needed.

HOW: I was about to flash the superuser root for 4.3 newly released and forgot to put it on nexus so i then proceeded to exit TWRP, however upon exiting TWRP the recovery detected i havent installed supersu and asked do i want to install superuser? I though why the hell not!
I confirmed to install superuser and then tried to reboot but for 20 minutes device could not boot. TWRP showed 0MB internal storage and pushing adb files in this state yielded nothing as there was no directory

This is how i managed to have a working tablet again

1. FORMAT DATA in TWRP - after doing this your internal storage should be back and not show 0MB

2. reboot to the bootloader

3. On your computer download this file kindly given to us by phuduong and uploaded by Nburnes

https://mega.co.nz/#!PBIiEbBJ!bKpdHx...NLLQab1IZjLIGc
Credit to Nburnes http://forum.xda-developers.com/member.php?u=2918596[/QUOTE]

4. Once downloaded move that system.img file to your adb directory

5. With you nexus 7 in the bootloader, adb open, and file downloaded copy and paste this command into adb terminal

fastboot flash system system.img

6. Now you have an OS but it still would loop and wouldnt start

7. Boot into recovery and Format Data again, because for me 0MB interal storage was back again

8. Then Factory Reset

FINALLY YOUR DEVICE SHOULD BE BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL STATE!!!!!
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27th July 2013, 04:20 PM   |  #2  
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Is that the factory image? Have you tried going from unlocked bootloader & rooted back to factory using that image?
27th July 2013, 04:41 PM   |  #3  
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Is that the factory image? Have you tried going from unlocked bootloader & rooted back to factory using that image?

Google has yet to release the official factory image for the new N7. However, a kind user was gracious enough to make their own. It is likely to be almost identical to what Google will eventually release and should work the same way.
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good stuff OP. glad you got it working again
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I tried running through this, but it didn't work for me. I think my situation is different though because I tried to install a factory image for the 2012 nexus, and during part of that process I ran the "flash-all" script which starts by deleting boot, cache, recovery, userdata, and system.

I think deleting boot screwed me up, because even though I can go into recovery now after reinstalling twrp and I can restore my system using system.img, I still can't boot (get stuck on the google logo). Any way to fix that?
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So you first tried to restore from the OLD Nexus 7 Image?????

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27th July 2013, 07:09 PM   |  #9  
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I tried running through this, but it didn't work for me. I think my situation is different though because I tried to install a factory image for the 2012 nexus, and during part of that process I ran the "flash-all" script which starts by deleting boot, cache, recovery, userdata, and system.

I think deleting boot screwed me up, because even though I can go into recovery now after reinstalling twrp and I can restore my system using system.img, I still can't boot (get stuck on the google logo). Any way to fix that?

So you first tried to restore the OLD nexus 7 factory image? Probably gonna have to wait for factory image or exchange yours

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27th July 2013, 07:11 PM   |  #10  
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So you first tried to restore from the OLD Nexus 7 Image?????

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Yes, I tried to restore from the old image. Obviously fastboot wont let you install the old image, but I didn't realize that until boot, system, cache, etc. were deleted

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