How To Guide How to unbrick Nothing Phone 1 fastboot bootloop

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pankspoo

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Why impose your thread on this native thread ? Users are not blind, they see both threads
Your method has work for you (on global) and don't work for me and some others users (on EEA)
So even if this thread is more "complicate", it was for me the only way to restore stock NP1 1.1.3 from PA A2.
I am not imposing anything on this thread. users have choice to try if they found my method to be worked then no issue.
I just given a choice nothing else !
Still i edited my message and removed the link.
 

xtcislove

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I am not imposing anything on this thread. users have choice to try if they found my method to be worked then no issue.
I just given a choice nothing else !
Still i edited my message and removed the link.
The problem is, that your guide in fact will not work for most people. Because we already tried and the super.img was the key for all of us.

Your guide is in fact misleading at best. You wont downgrade or revive a phone with your guide. You maybe revert. But there are better options for this and more reliable options.

So as long as you dont give the info that people maybe need to use the super.img from the "real" unnbrick tutorial your thread is misleading at best.
 

pankspoo

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The problem is, that your guide in fact will not work for most people. Because we already tried and the super.img was the key for all of us.

Your guide is in fact misleading at best. You wont downgrade or revive a phone with your guide. You maybe revert. But there are better options for this and more reliable options.

So as long as you dont give the info that people maybe need to use the super.img from the "real" unnbrick tutorial your thread is misleading at best.
Ok I will rename it to revert back ( will remove revive or unbrick boptloop)
 
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sarkar1954

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Jan 11, 2011
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I have new nothing1
After setup I tried to update it's software
It suddenly stopped saying ..your system is corrupt and turned into fastboot mode..device status ..locked
It won't let me into any option except Power off
Any other key combination won't work
How can I get out of this mode?
Please help
 

aalmosawi

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Feb 18, 2016
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my phone is stuck on the message

press anykey to shutdown

and i cant enter fastboot.
anyone know of a solution?
 

riccardorossi64

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Welcome to this unbrick tutorial



NB: I state immediately that i'm not responsible for any damage that occurs on your phone. This process worked for my Nothing Phone on 1.1.3, but maybe not on yours.
I do not suggest following this tutorial if you are on 1.1.4 but since your phone is already out of usage, you can try on your own.


In the next lines we will see how to restore our device to its original factory conditions, after unlocking the Bootloader. Note that all your data will be lost.

You are missing some of the phone partitions? This might solve your issue.

Let's begin!

MATERIAL REQUIRED :
Latest platform tools correctly installed Link
- Unlocked bootloader both classic and critical unlock Link
- Sh4ttered Tool (download the version that matches the version you are trying to restore when you bricked your phone ) Link
- Super partition listed in post #2 and corresponding to your device version and region
- PC with Microsoft Windows 7-8-8.1-10-11
- USB type C cable
- Drivers of Nothing Phone installed


STEP 1 : Prepare everything

Extract the super partition from the zip to the platform tools folder and rename it super.img. Boot your device into Fastboot mode through power + Vol -
Once into fastboot mode, launch a CMD window into your platform tool folder by typing cmd in the search bar of your platform tool folder.
Then, connect your phone to the computer and type the command :


If a line appears, your phone is correctly connected.

Type the command :



If it flashed correctly, you should see something like this :


Once that step is done, your phone has now working super partitions.


STEP 2 : Flash stock firmware

After flashing super.img, you have to flash all the left partitions. For that, with powershell, run the Download.ps1 made by Sh4ttered and downloaded earlier.

Download the correct region and version of the firmware.

Once the Firmware is downloaded, you should see a new fw.zip

Run the flash_all.bat script, it should flash all the partitions without issues.

If something went wrong, tell me in the comment section.

Then, your device should reboot.



STEP 3 : Check your slots

If your device is still not booting, simply change the slot you're on with the following commands :



You should reboot into fastbootd.

Then use :


Look for the line where it says current-slot and it will tell you if it's A slot or B slot

Once you know on wich slot you are, try booting on the other one by running this last command :


If you're on a slot, or :



If you're on b slot.


Reboot your phone after that, and you should boot normally.



If not, let me know your issues in the comments by posting your logs and explaining me where you had an error.
Sorry for my bad english sometimes

Huge thanks to XDA Community, ssut for payload-dumper-go, Sh4ttered and his team for his tool.
Hi, I'm in semi-brick
STEP 3:
OK with CMD for fastboot reboot fastboot
OK with CMD for fastboot getvar all
(I see current-slot B)
But the next CMD set_active a is not recognized as internal or external command, and exe o file batch
Thanks for Your help
 

0jas

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Jan 8, 2023
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Welcome to this unbrick tutorial



NB: I state immediately that i'm not responsible for any damage that occurs on your phone. This process worked for my Nothing Phone on 1.1.3, but maybe not on yours.
I do not suggest following this tutorial if you are on 1.1.4 but since your phone is already out of usage, you can try on your own.


In the next lines we will see how to restore our device to its original factory conditions, after unlocking the Bootloader. Note that all your data will be lost.

You are missing some of the phone partitions? This might solve your issue.

Let's begin!

MATERIAL REQUIRED :
Latest platform tools correctly installed Link
- Unlocked bootloader both classic and critical unlock Link
- Sh4ttered Tool (download the version that matches the version you are trying to restore when you bricked your phone ) Link
- Super partition listed in post #2 and corresponding to your device version and region
- PC with Microsoft Windows 7-8-8.1-10-11
- USB type C cable
- Drivers of Nothing Phone installed


STEP 1 : Prepare everything

Extract the super partition from the zip to the platform tools folder and rename it super.img. Boot your device into Fastboot mode through power + Vol -
Once into fastboot mode, launch a CMD window into your platform tool folder by typing cmd in the search bar of your platform tool folder.
Then, connect your phone to the computer and type the command :


If a line appears, your phone is correctly connected.

Type the command :



If it flashed correctly, you should see something like this :


Once that step is done, your phone has now working super partitions.


STEP 2 : Flash stock firmware

After flashing super.img, you have to flash all the left partitions. For that, with powershell, run the Download.ps1 made by Sh4ttered and downloaded earlier.

Download the correct region and version of the firmware.

Once the Firmware is downloaded, you should see a new fw.zip

Run the flash_all.bat script, it should flash all the partitions without issues.

If something went wrong, tell me in the comment section.

Then, your device should reboot.



STEP 3 : Check your slots

If your device is still not booting, simply change the slot you're on with the following commands :



You should reboot into fastbootd.

Then use :


Look for the line where it says current-slot and it will tell you if it's A slot or B slot

Once you know on wich slot you are, try booting on the other one by running this last command :


If you're on a slot, or :



If you're on b slot.


Reboot your phone after that, and you should boot normally.



If not, let me know your issues in the comments by posting your logs and explaining me where you had an error.
Sorry for my bad english sometimes

Huge thanks to XDA Community, ssut for payload-dumper-go, Sh4ttered and his team for his tool.
not able to activate slot b the current slot is a and when i put command "fastboot set_active b" the error is
Setting current slot to 'a' FAILED (remote: 'Unable to set slot')
fastboot: error: Command failed
 

0jas

Member
Jan 8, 2023
5
0
Welcome to this unbrick tutorial



NB: I state immediately that i'm not responsible for any damage that occurs on your phone. This process worked for my Nothing Phone on 1.1.3, but maybe not on yours.
I do not suggest following this tutorial if you are on 1.1.4 but since your phone is already out of usage, you can try on your own.


In the next lines we will see how to restore our device to its original factory conditions, after unlocking the Bootloader. Note that all your data will be lost.

You are missing some of the phone partitions? This might solve your issue.

Let's begin!

MATERIAL REQUIRED :
Latest platform tools correctly installed Link
- Unlocked bootloader both classic and critical unlock Link
- Sh4ttered Tool (download the version that matches the version you are trying to restore when you bricked your phone ) Link
- Super partition listed in post #2 and corresponding to your device version and region
- PC with Microsoft Windows 7-8-8.1-10-11
- USB type C cable
- Drivers of Nothing Phone installed


STEP 1 : Prepare everything

Extract the super partition from the zip to the platform tools folder and rename it super.img. Boot your device into Fastboot mode through power + Vol -
Once into fastboot mode, launch a CMD window into your platform tool folder by typing cmd in the search bar of your platform tool folder.
Then, connect your phone to the computer and type the command :


If a line appears, your phone is correctly connected.

Type the command :



If it flashed correctly, you should see something like this :


Once that step is done, your phone has now working super partitions.


STEP 2 : Flash stock firmware

After flashing super.img, you have to flash all the left partitions. For that, with powershell, run the Download.ps1 made by Sh4ttered and downloaded earlier.

Download the correct region and version of the firmware.

Once the Firmware is downloaded, you should see a new fw.zip

Run the flash_all.bat script, it should flash all the partitions without issues.

If something went wrong, tell me in the comment section.

Then, your device should reboot.



STEP 3 : Check your slots

If your device is still not booting, simply change the slot you're on with the following commands :



You should reboot into fastbootd.

Then use :


Look for the line where it says current-slot and it will tell you if it's A slot or B slot

Once you know on wich slot you are, try booting on the other one by running this last command :


If you're on a slot, or :



If you're on b slot.


Reboot your phone after that, and you should boot normally.



If not, let me know your issues in the comments by posting your logs and explaining me where you had an error.
Sorry for my bad english sometimes

Huge thanks to XDA Community, ssut for payload-dumper-go, Sh4ttered and his team for his tool.
this is the exact problem

(bootloader) has-slot:modem:yes
(bootloader) has-slot:system:no
(bootloader) current-slot:b
(bootloader) has-slot:boot:yes
(bootloader) slot-retry-count:b:7
(bootloader) slot-unbootable:b:no
(bootloader) slot-successful:b:no
(bootloader) slot-retry-count:a:1
(bootloader) slot-unbootable:a:no
(bootloader) slot-successful:a:no
(bootloader) slot-count:2
(bootloader) secure:yes
(bootloader) serialno:4f0ef1f0
(bootloader) product:Spacewar
(bootloader) snapshot-update-status:none
(bootloader) is-userspace:no
(bootloader) max-download-size:805306368
(bootloader) kernel:uefi
all:
Finished. Total time: 0.657s
 

AntoXik72

Senior Member
Feb 27, 2013
109
53
this is the exact problem

(bootloader) has-slot:modem:yes
(bootloader) has-slot:system:no
(bootloader) current-slot:b
(bootloader) has-slot:boot:yes
(bootloader) slot-retry-count:b:7
(bootloader) slot-unbootable:b:no
(bootloader) slot-successful:b:no
(bootloader) slot-retry-count:a:1
(bootloader) slot-unbootable:a:no
(bootloader) slot-successful:a:no
(bootloader) slot-count:2
(bootloader) secure:yes
(bootloader) serialno:4f0ef1f0
(bootloader) product:Spacewar
(bootloader) snapshot-update-status:none
(bootloader) is-userspace:no
(bootloader) max-download-size:805306368
(bootloader) kernel:uefi
all:
Finished. Total time: 0.657s
You are not in fastbootd : is-userspace:no means you are not. Use command fastboot reboot fastboot Before slot changing
 

0jas

Member
Jan 8, 2023
5
0
New A13 will be out in a week or so, wait for it
bro my phone is stuck in bootloop and i want 1.1.7 hotfix zip so that i can fix cause it is asking for a package superior to 1.1.7 and the a13 beta zip is also not working as the android version is diff so pls help me get 1.1.7 hotfix or i wont be able to fix my phone

please help🙏
 

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    If there's a way I can extract a working persist. Img from a ROM and restore it using that partition backup/restore tool, do you think that would work?

    It's just very odd to me that all my mother sensors work except fingerprint
    The only way I know is some apps that require root to backup partitions. If someone else knows a way to backup partitions without root, let me know.

    Stuff like fingerprint sensor includes information specific to the phone hardware, so installing someone else's persist backup breaks the fingerprint sensor. This is what I understand.
  • 8
    Welcome to this unbrick tutorial



    NB: I state immediately that i'm not responsible for any damage that occurs on your phone. This process worked for my Nothing Phone on 1.1.3, but maybe not on yours.
    I do not suggest following this tutorial if you are on 1.1.4 but since your phone is already out of usage, you can try on your own.


    In the next lines we will see how to restore our device to its original factory conditions, after unlocking the Bootloader. Note that all your data will be lost.

    You are missing some of the phone partitions? This might solve your issue.

    Let's begin!

    MATERIAL REQUIRED :
    Latest platform tools correctly installed Link
    - Unlocked bootloader both classic and critical unlock Link
    - Sh4ttered Tool (download the version that matches the version you are trying to restore when you bricked your phone ) Link
    - Super partition listed in post #2 and corresponding to your device version and region
    - PC with Microsoft Windows 7-8-8.1-10-11
    - USB type C cable
    - Drivers of Nothing Phone installed


    STEP 1 : Prepare everything

    Extract the super partition from the zip to the platform tools folder and rename it super.img. Boot your device into Fastboot mode through power + Vol -
    Once into fastboot mode, launch a CMD window into your platform tool folder by typing cmd in the search bar of your platform tool folder.
    Then, connect your phone to the computer and type the command :


    If a line appears, your phone is correctly connected.

    Type the command :

    fastboot flash super super.img

    If it flashed correctly, you should see something like this :
    C:\Users\Alex\Desktop\platform-tools>fastboot flash super super.img
    Invalid sparse file format at header magic
    Sending sparse 'super' 1/9 (786428 KB) OKAY [ 19.574s]
    Writing 'super' OKAY [ 0.013s]
    Sending sparse 'super' 2/9 (786428 KB) OKAY [ 19.587s]
    Writing 'super' OKAY [ 0.018s]
    Sending sparse 'super' 3/9 (786428 KB) OKAY [ 19.609s]
    Writing 'super' OKAY [ 0.012s]
    Sending sparse 'super' 4/9 (698716 KB) OKAY [ 17.393s]
    Writing 'super' OKAY [ 0.012s]
    Sending sparse 'super' 5/9 (765968 KB) OKAY [ 19.103s]
    Writing 'super' OKAY [ 0.010s]
    Sending sparse 'super' 6/9 (763420 KB) OKAY [ 19.074s]
    Writing 'super' OKAY [ 0.017s]
    Sending sparse 'super' 7/9 (786097 KB) OKAY [ 19.636s]
    Writing 'super' OKAY [ 0.009s]
    Sending sparse 'super' 8/9 (786089 KB) OKAY [ 19.745s]
    Writing 'super' OKAY [ 0.029s]
    Sending sparse 'super' 9/9 (102406 KB) OKAY [ 2.853s]
    Writing 'super' OKAY [ 6.798s]
    Finished. Total time: 167.087s

    Once that step is done, your phone has now working super partitions.


    STEP 2 : Flash stock firmware

    After flashing super.img, you have to flash all the left partitions. For that, with powershell, run the Download.ps1 made by Sh4ttered and downloaded earlier.

    Download the correct region and version of the firmware.

    Once the Firmware is downloaded, you should see a new fw.zip

    Run the flash_all.bat script, it should flash all the partitions without issues.

    If something went wrong, tell me in the comment section.

    Then, your device should reboot.



    STEP 3 : Check your slots

    If your device is still not booting, simply change the slot you're on with the following commands :

    fastboot reboot fastboot

    You should reboot into fastbootd.

    Then use :

    Look for the line where it says current-slot and it will tell you if it's A slot or B slot

    Once you know on wich slot you are, try booting on the other one by running this last command :

    fastboot set_active b
    If you're on a slot, or :


    fastboot set_active a
    If you're on b slot.


    Reboot your phone after that, and you should boot normally.



    If not, let me know your issues in the comments by posting your logs and explaining me where you had an error.
    Sorry for my bad english sometimes

    Huge thanks to XDA Community, ssut for payload-dumper-go, Sh4ttered and his team for his tool.
    3
    That's perfect, thanks, i'll update the post tonight
    Welcome to this unbrick tutorial


    This tutorial is EEA only at the moment

    NB: I state immediately that i'm not responsible for any damage that occurs on your phone. This process worked for my Nothing Phone on 1.1.3, but maybe not on yours.
    I do not suggest following this tutorial if you are on 1.1.4 but since your phone is already out of usage, you can try on your own.


    In the next lines we will see how to restore our device to its original factory conditions, after unlocking the Bootloader. Note that all your data will be lost.

    You are missing some of the phone partitions? This might solve your issue.

    Let's begin!

    MATERIAL REQUIRED :
    Latest platform tools correctly installed Link
    Unlocked bootloader both classic and critical unlock Link
    Sh4ttered Tool (the 1.1.3 update!! for now as I don't have a super partition backup for both 1.1.4 or 1.1.3 Global) Link
    1.1.3 super partition (EEA Only at the moment, feel free to share a Global one in the comments) Link
    PC with Microsoft Windows 7-8-8.1-10-11
    USB type C cable
    Drivers of Nothing Phone installed


    STEP 1 : Prepare everything

    Extract the super partition from the zip to the platform tools folder and rename it super.img. Boot your device into Fastboot mode through power + Vol -
    Once into fastboot mode, launch a CMD window into your platform tool folder by typing cmd in the search bar of your platform tool folder.
    Then, connect your phone to the computer and type the command :


    If a line appears, your phone is correctly connected.

    Type the command :



    If it flashed correctly, you should see something like this :


    Once that step is done, your phone has now working super partitions.


    STEP 2 : Flash stock firmware

    After flashing super.img, you have to flash all the left partitions. For that, Run the Download.ps1 with powershell and download the 1.1.3 EEA made by Sh4ttered and downloaded earlier.

    Once the Firmware is downloaded, you should see a new fw.zip

    Run the flash_all.bat script, it should flash all the partitions without issues.

    If something went wrong, tell me in the comment section.

    Then, your device should reboot.



    STEP 3 : Check your slots

    If your device is still not booting, simply change the slot you're on with the following commands :



    You should reboot into fastbootd.

    Then use :


    Look for the line where it says current-slot and it will tell you if it's A slot or B slot

    Once you know on wich slot you are, try booting on the other one by running this last command :


    If you're on a slot, or :



    If you're on b slot.


    Reboot your phone after that, and you should boot normally.



    If not, let me know your issues in the comments by posting your logs and explaining me where you had an error.
    Sorry for my bad english sometimes

    Huge thanks to XDA Community, ssut for payload-dumper-go, Sh4ttered and his team for his tool.
    very good man, I'm busy rn so it's sooo good that you wrote this for everyone, thanks!
    2

    I wanted to update from v1.1.4 (b slot) to v1.1.6 and was burning v1.1.6 image files to the a slot using fastboot, but maybe I inadvertently forgot to add "***_a" to the command and burned some v1.1.6 image files to the v1.1.4 b slot. When I reboot afterwards, I get a "Push any key to shutdown" message in the upper left corner with the Nothing logo, and I can't get into fastboot or recovery. Is there any way to fix it?(deepl)
    v1.1.4(bスロット)からv1.1.6にアップデートしようと思い、fastbootでaスロットにv1.1.6のイメージファイルを焼いていたのですが、多分私の不注意でコマンドに"○○_a"をつけ忘れて何個かのv1.1.6のイメージファイルをv1.1.4のbスロットに焼いてしまい、その後リブートするとNothingのロゴと共に左上端に「Push any key to shutdown」と出て、fastbootにもrecoveryにも入れず完全に詰んでいる状況です、ここまで来ると、サポートに送るしか直す手段は無いでしょうか?
    try it

    YouTube
    link(Japanese)
    2
    Awesome thank you. The super.img is the key to unbrick our NP1. This is the key to more modding.
    2
    What's the name of the app?

    This one for example.