- Aug 2, 2017
So here's the story, TL;DR at bottom.
So I have been checking out gaming phones for a little bit and saw the RedMagic 6 Pro and was captivated by its glowing RGB, 16GB of RAM, high refresh screen, a delicate and strange but mighty internal fan and A BATTERY THAT WOULD LAST ME ALL DAY.
So naturally I ordered the phone as soon as it launched in NA and waited about a week and before I got it. Once I did, it was like Willy Wonka and I was Charlie with a golden ticket.
At first I didn't notice anything wrong, maybe these glitches were there all along and I just never noticed it. After some steady usage, I started noticing little things here and there that were annoying, like the app switcher not opening sometimes, not closing apps, notifications not showing, misspelled words in the Settings app. You know, annoying stuff like that.
Obviously I tried to do factory resets a couple times to see if it would help but nothing fixed it so my conclusion was that something was wrong with the software itself.
My next idea was to download and try to I guess manually update the phone in hopes that that would also reload part of the system...¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Went to the global rom page on redmagic.gg>downloaded the rom to my computer that matched my phone model>factory reset the phone>copied update over>manual install through settings>phone says installing... whatever>then reboots to the RedMagic boot logo and never goes from there.
So now I'm sitting here, clearly devastated by the loss of my little pocket heater, my side table light show, my phone I use to cheat on Apple and iPhone with (shh don't tell Siri).
Things I've already tried>
1) More factory resets through the recovery
2) Letting the battery die and then charging it.... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
3) extracting .img from payload update file and flashing through fastboot (always fails due to locked bootloader)
4) Reaching out to Nubia support, I don't think they like me because they haven't answered back yet.
TL;DR -- Is there a way to unbrick/reflash the 6 or 6 Pro with a locked bootloader yet?