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Unfixable Google Loop - So frustrated

16th January 2014, 05:57 PM |#1  
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I bought my Nexus 7 2013 shortly after they were available and it was a good device until the release of KitKat. After the KitKat OTA it's been a piece of junk.

After the KitKat OTA it developed a problem where the tablet was on but the touchscreen was unresponsive. The only way to fix it was to shut it down by holding the power button. Eventually it started being stubborn and I'd have to power cycle it several times before it would clear the Google screen. That gradually progressed to having to do a system reset before it would come back to life.

On December 15th it finally refused to go past the Google splash. Attempting to boot into recovery also left you stuck at the Google logo. At the time I tried the WUGFresh tools to do a stock recovery and while I was successful in unlocking no amount of flashing / formatting / erasing would give you a normal boot or a recovery screen.

I sent it off to ASUS on 12/17 and got it back this past Monday (1/13). It worked fine until Tuesday night when once again the screen was unresponsive and I had to shut it down by holding the power button. It's now stuck at the Google screen and no amount of flashing / formatting / erasing using FreshWug or fastboot directly via command line has brought it back.

Here's what I've done so far:
  • Spammed flash-all at least 6 times
  • fastboot format of /boot /system /userdata /cache multiple times
  • Multiple runs of WUGFresh
  • Flashed 4.4.2 and 4.3 images

What else is there I can do aside from sending it back to ASUS?
 
 
16th January 2014, 08:10 PM |#2  
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Does it boot to bootloader?

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16th January 2014, 08:15 PM |#3  
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As Micheal said, can you get to the bootloader? Do all of these commands go successfully?

fastboot erase boot
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot erase system
fastboot erase userdata

I don't use Wug's tool, preferring to do things from the command line so I know exactly what's being done and to see error messages.
16th January 2014, 11:07 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Pandae

As Micheal said, can you get to the bootloader? Do all of these commands go successfully?

fastboot erase boot
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot erase system
fastboot erase userdata

I don't use Wug's tool, preferring to do things from the command line so I know exactly what's being done and to see error messages.

This

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17th January 2014, 01:52 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by Pandae

As Micheal said, can you get to the bootloader? Do all of these commands go successfully?

fastboot erase boot
fastboot erase cache
fastboot erase recovery
fastboot erase system
fastboot erase userdata

I don't use Wug's tool, preferring to do things from the command line so I know exactly what's being done and to see error messages.

Yes to all of those, I just did them again to verify. FYI WUG opens a command shell as it runs fastboot so you can see what it's up to.

Anywhoo I reflashed kot49h (manually) and got the same result, stuck at Google. If this thing wasn't still under warranty I'd snap it in half and light the two halves on fire.

Any other ideas?
17th January 2014, 02:00 AM |#6  
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What if you tried a custom recovery and custom ROM?
17th January 2014, 03:11 PM |#7  
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So I ran through the procedure once more last night and it worked! After about 20 minutes the tablet rebooted on it's own, displayed the working android and then booted up. I guess you just need to reflash 22 times?
18th January 2014, 06:01 PM |#8  
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So I ran through the procedure once more last night and it worked! After about 20 minutes the tablet rebooted on it's own, displayed the working android and then booted up. I guess you just need to reflash 22 times?

any updates? is it working fine now? any random reboots? god i hated that on my 1st nex7fhd, im on my 2nd one, its and perfect aside from the 'low speaker volume' stock
19th January 2014, 10:41 AM |#9  
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Might be an hardware issue, don't get stuck with software too much, send it again until they replace it.
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19th January 2014, 12:39 PM |#10  
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I'd be interested in what ASUS did to it.
Did they include a list of parts replaced, etc?
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