Originally Posted by brad3626
My N7 "2012" kept freezing, so I put it in bootloader and tried to do a recovery mode reset to stock. It froze during the process.
Now, the only thing I can do is get it into bootloader mode manually by holding the buttons. It frezes if I choose any of the options from the bootloader screen including restarting the bootloader from the bootloader screen without holding power and volume.
I have tried the Nexus Root Toolkit a bunch of times with the "flash stock + unroot (soft bricked)" feature, testing different factory builds and the best results are below:
PLEASE HELP! Keep in mind that I am a newb to messing with this stuff.
I have read forums and tried things that people suggested to others in similar situations, but I am pretty lost at this point. Keep in mind that my device is almost certainly wiped and definitely will not boot the OS.
After doing a bit of research, I've found out that there is a BAD
version of the N7 2012
floating around. The unsettling thing is that it's being supplied with a couple of the factory images that come straight from from the Google android devolpers page online. Anyway to make a long story short, I would try flashing the working version of the bootloader first off, then go from there with a factory reset. You can download the the working bootloader (bootloader-grouper-4.23.img
) HERE --> h t t p : / / g o o . g l / q A D S A z
(sorry about the spaces in the url, I'm new to the forum and can't post links yet, just delete the spaces)
BTW, its the same bootloader for N7 wifi OR 3G. md5
Here's how to install using fastboot:
1. Reboot To Your Bootloader On You Nexus 7 (Power off power button and volume down until you see bootloader screen)
2. Connect Your Nexus 7 To Your Computer
3. Open Up Command Prompt or terminal window (not sure if you are using windows/mac/linux)
4. CD to where you downloaded bootloader-grouper-4.23.img
5. Then type:
fastboot devices (to see if your N7 is connected correctly)
fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-grouper-4.23.img
Then try the factory reset again.
If you don't have fastboot installed your computer you need it. Makes flashing your N7 a breeze... lock/unlock, custom recovery installs, going back to factory stock, all much more easy with fastboot.
You can get it from the android devolper site, h t t p : / / g o o . g l / 2 q p r
for windows/mac/linux. All you need is the SDK tools, not the ADT bundle.