[Q] Please Help my phone got bricked it stuck on 'google' text page and a lock image

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kiran9

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desperate for help, i know this is wrong place but need help,so tensed ,i tried to install custum rom Cataclysm in nexus 5 , i did it successfully when i was checking all apps, camera was not working. so i thought to re-install lolipop 5.0.1 copying files to my phone became difficult it will come 40-50% and stops or hangs. so i went to recovery (twrp) deleted cache/system/ few other files and then i restarted it says "no OS found" i was shocked and from then i cant get through recovery mode anything. it stuck on the screen where "google" and "screen lock" icon at the bottom is there. please help me out. please let me know any procudure to get back my phone.
 

educk

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Aaandd..that's what happens when you flash without reading and understanding the procedures.
You have no idea you have no /system to boot to since you've just said you wiped it.
It is interesting that even after messing up your device, you didn't bother to search but immediately ask in dev section although this post has nothing to do with development. This is sad.

Here is what you are looking for though:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/general/tutorial-how-to-flash-factory-image-t2513701

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jd1639

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I'll add, your phone doesn't get bricked. You brick it! Please read the stickies before you do anything with your device. All the info is there to make it an enjoyable experience. :)

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desperate for help, i know this is wrong place but need help,so tensed ,i tried to install custum rom Cataclysm in nexus 5 , i did it successfully when i was checking all apps, camera was not working. so i thought to re-install lolipop 5.0.1 copying files to my phone became difficult it will come 40-50% and stops or hangs. so i went to recovery (twrp) deleted cache/system/ few other files and then i restarted it says "no OS found" i was shocked and from then i cant get through recovery mode anything. it stuck on the screen where "google" and "screen lock" icon at the bottom is there. please help me out. please let me know any procudure to get back my phone.

Try using WugFresh's toolkit to flash stock and unroot
Click Here

^ I'm assuming your boot-loader is unlocked ^

Best of luck :)
 
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kiran9

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Aaandd..that's what happens when you flash without reading and understanding the procedures.
You have no idea you have no /system to boot to since you've just said you wiped it.
It is interesting that even after messing up your device, you didn't bother to search but immediately ask in dev section although this post has nothing to do with development. This is sad.

Here is what you are looking for though:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/general/tutorial-how-to-flash-factory-image-t2513701

Sent from my Nexus 5 using XDA Free mobile app
thanks for the reply, phone is not even goin to recovery mode it just sitting on the google screen. how can i proceed??
 

_MetalHead_

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Try using WugFresh's toolkit to flash stock and unroot
Click Here

^ I'm assuming your boot-loader is unlocked ^

Best of luck :)

Please refrain from recommending toolkits, especially to noobs who have already gotten themselves into a bind due to lack of knowledge. We need to try and encourage learning, not provide tools to get around it.

OP needs to flash a factory image with fastboot and then read up on flashing ROMs and the like before he attempts to do anything else, unless he wants to actually brick his device next time.

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thanks for the reply, phone is not even goin to recovery mode it just sitting on the google screen. how can i proceed??

You don't need recovery to flash a factory image, just the bootloader. Hold volume down while powering the phone up. It'll boot into the bootloader and from there you can flash the factory image using fastboot.

And in the future, don't wipe /system. That's why you have no OS.
 

kiran9

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Please refrain from recommending toolkits, especially to noobs who have already gotten themselves into a bind due to lack of knowledge. We need to try and encourage learning, not provide tools to get around it.

OP needs to flash a factory image with fastboot and then read up on flashing ROMs and the like before he attempts to do anything else, unless he wants to actually brick his device next time.

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You don't need recovery to flash a factory image, just the bootloader. Hold volume down while powering the phone up. It'll boot into the bootloader and from there you can flash the factory image using fastboot.
its not even going to recovery mode, volume down,power button combination isnt working. any combination i tried just results to same google screen. is there any hope?
 

_MetalHead_

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its not even going to recovery mode, volume down,power button combination isnt working. any combination i tried just results to same google screen. is there any hope?

Are you continuing to hold volume down after pressing the power button or are you releasing it right away? You need to hold it until it boots into the bootloader.
 
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kiran9

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Please refrain from recommending toolkits, especially to noobs who have already gotten themselves into a bind due to lack of knowledge. We need to try and encourage learning, not provide tools to get around it.

OP needs to flash a factory image with fastboot and then read up on flashing ROMs and the like before he attempts to do anything else, unless he wants to actually brick his device next time.

---------- Post added at 08:54 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:52 PM ----------



You don't need recovery to flash a factory image, just the bootloader. Hold volume down while powering the phone up. It'll boot into the bootloader and from there you can flash the factory image using fastboot.

And in the future, don't wipe /system. That's why you have no OS.

thats what i am saying volume down/power button combination is also not working. it just coming back to same google screen, any hope please let me know
 

kiran9

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Are you continuing to hold volume down after pressing the power button or are you releasing it right away? You need to hold it until it boots into the bootloader.

yes i did the same like holding volume down +power button for some time, i know this step because i have done it many times. its always returning back to same screen.
 

_MetalHead_

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yes i did the same like holding volume down +power button for some time, i know this step because i have done it many times. its always returning back to same screen.

Then you somehow managed to wipe your bootloader, I don't quite know how. Try holding both volume up and down while booting. Again, continue to hold both volume buttons until it boots. That'll get you into the secondary bootloader. If that doesn't work, then you're screwed.
 

kiran9

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Then you somehow managed to wipe your bootloader, I don't quite know how. Try holding both volume up and down while booting. Again, continue to hold both volume buttons until it boots. That'll get you into the secondary bootloader. If that doesn't work, then you're screwed.

what i did is when phone is getting restarted(very small time between screen on and that nightmare google static screen)i pressed volume up and power button for fastboot. it went successfully and using this tut http://forum.xda-developers.com/google-nexus-5/general/tutorial-how-to-flash-factory-image-t2513701 i have flashed to stock andriod
 

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    its not even going to recovery mode, volume down,power button combination isnt working. any combination i tried just results to same google screen. is there any hope?

    Are you continuing to hold volume down after pressing the power button or are you releasing it right away? You need to hold it until it boots into the bootloader.
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