Unlocking bootloader without USB debugging

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sufianetouil

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Hi everyone,

I have bought a Nexus 5 for like 3 months, then one day suddenly, it started rebooting infinitely, I did a factory reset but it didn't solve the problem, so I tried as suggested to hit the power button against a corner, but unfortunately that made the button unresponsive, so I took it to a shop repair and they changed the button, and now I'm back to the bootloop problem, but the weird part is, when i enter the recovery mode what ever button combination i try (hold power button + press volume up etc ..), it will simply reboot the system, even if I don't press any command it will reboot after around 5 seconds of showing "no command" with the dead android guy.

I downloaded Nexus Root Toolkit to perform a Bootloader unlock, it displays the unlock screen on my phone, but after i select Yes, I have to enable USB debugging, which i can't do because the system simply starts to bootlooping.
PS : My bootlooping doesn't get stuck on the Google logo or the colored dots, it will freeze just before showing the colored dots (or after showing 2 of them) then it will restart.

Any idea ? Thanks in advance
 

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If I recall correctly, USB debugging should not be required to unlock the bootloader as you are using fastboot commands to unlock the bootloader rather than ADB commands.
 
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If it is restarting on its own in recovery or fastboot mode, there could still be an issue with the power button or the contacts on the power button.
 
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sufianetouil

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If it is restarting on its own in recovery or fastboot mode, there could still be an issue with the power button or the contacts on the power button.

Thank you, I will take it back to the repair shop.
Edit: I just found out actually that the previous flash was not a failure, here is the logs :
C:\Users\hp\Desktop\tools\platform-tools>fastboot flash recovery
target reported max download size of 1073741824 bytes
sending 'recovery' (12521 KB)...
OKAY [ 0.616s]
writing 'recovery'...
FAILED (remote: flash write failure)
finished. total time: 0.798s

I ran the command as an administrator
 
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anuragm13

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They should. By enabling debugging in the os, it allows you to run ADB commands.
If i encrypt my device (secure startup), i.e. , it asks for password or pin to start android in the middle of the boot animation..
So will accessing the recovery mode and fastboot mode would also require the password?
i.e. will my fastboot and recovery partitions would be encrypted/protected with the password?

Btw, does xda require captcha verification everytime i reply?
 

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If i encrypt my device (secure startup), i.e. , it asks for password or pin to start android in the middle of the boot animation..
So will accessing the recovery mode and fastboot mode would also require the password?
i.e. will my fastboot and recovery partitions would be encrypted/protected with the password?
Accessing your /data partition from recovery will require your encryption password.
But you'll be able to run the recovery without providing a password and decrypting /data, your data will be inaccessible.
Fastboot mode won't be password-protected.
The bootloader, recovery, system and all other partitions but /data will be unencrypted.
 
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audit13

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No XDA, does not require captcha when I log in.

Are you using an VPN or smart DNS?
 

BIade

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Bro, its the power button! Its a common problem for our lovely nexus5. Its like stucked, so after 5-12sec it turns off, and because it is still pressing, it turns on again.

again and again...
 

Dhruv isit

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do u thinkn i can escape frm recovery loop if I power of my device (by making it 0% )

do u thinkn i can escape frm recovery loop if I power of my device (by making it 0% battrey)
i stuck in it very badly !!
havennt even unlocked the bootloader to flash other ! n I'm not getting whats ur solution is so tell me
 

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    If I recall correctly, USB debugging should not be required to unlock the bootloader as you are using fastboot commands to unlock the bootloader rather than ADB commands.
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    If it is restarting on its own in recovery or fastboot mode, there could still be an issue with the power button or the contacts on the power button.
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    If i encrypt my device (secure startup), i.e. , it asks for password or pin to start android in the middle of the boot animation..
    So will accessing the recovery mode and fastboot mode would also require the password?
    i.e. will my fastboot and recovery partitions would be encrypted/protected with the password?
    Accessing your /data partition from recovery will require your encryption password.
    But you'll be able to run the recovery without providing a password and decrypting /data, your data will be inaccessible.
    Fastboot mode won't be password-protected.
    The bootloader, recovery, system and all other partitions but /data will be unencrypted.