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I've never seen that before, best bet is to download and reflash the stock images from here - https://developers.g...id/nexus/images

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how do i do it?
aint much in terms of instructions for a noob like me to understand :(

*hi. ive managed to fix it now...phew

Edited by FrankieADZ, 05 December 2012 - 06:56 PM.

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I've just tried Paul's routine on my Nexus 7. Got the reboot loop :( Downloading the stock images now - hope that fixes it.

I did the unlock procedure first, then the de-rooting after. It then rebooted itself once, and then went around in the loop.

Edit:
Redoing the image from the stock image solved the problem.

Edited by andybarker, 08 December 2012 - 07:29 PM.

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how do i do it?
aint much in terms of instructions for a noob like me to understand :(

*hi. ive managed to fix it now...phew


How did you ix it???

Help!

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How did you ix it???

Help!


Ignoring my dodgy spelling.. fixed it... somehow.

I re-locked the bootloader, still asking for password, re-unlocked it, and it sprang to life. Not sure if it was doing that, or trying putting it into recovery before re-unlocking, but, I now have a rooted Nexus 7... now I have to hand it back and act surprised on Christmas morning.

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I used described method (Superboot) to root my Nexus 7 HSPA+. Everything was just fine. Unfortunately suddenly my device started to produce very distorted sound (at 40% of volume and above). It seems that I need to send it back to Asus. What should I do to reverse "Superboot"? Is it enough if I just reflash it with the stock image?
Thanks in advance!

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I used described method (Superboot) to root my Nexus 7 HSPA+. Everything was just fine. Unfortunately suddenly my device started to produce very distorted sound (at 40% of volume and above). It seems that I need to send it back to Asus. What should I do to reverse "Superboot"? Is it enough if I just reflash it with the stock image?
Thanks in advance!

Stock image flash will do just fine.

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I too have got the bootloop problem.

Please can someone give me step by step instructions on how to flash the stock image I have downloaded?

Thanks.

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Never mind, I found this useful page:
http://forums.androi...ge-restore.html

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Cool, got it working.

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Oh, this is odd. It doesn't seem to have a recovery image installed. Is that right?
How do I get one, so I can backup/restore and flash custom ROMs?

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Again, never mind: I installed ROM Manager from the market, and that let me flash clockworkmod recovery.

Thanks.

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After coming back from Asus following a repair I tried to unlock and root but faced an screen prompting me to enter my password to unlock the storage.

If you face this use

fastboot erase userdate

Massive thanks to Paul for this!

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I think there’s something 'not quite right' with this Fastboot Root flash.

I too had the boot loop after flashing the Superboot as per instructions. The unlock bootloader work fine.
Luckily I managed to flash the Nexus 7 back to factory settings using the link bbawden posted.
However, oddly the Root Flash worked when I tried it again.

The reasons why the flash didn’t work maybe down to 2 factors:
1. I didn’t reboot the nexus after unlocking the boot loader
2. The tablet was not up to date. (Not my tablet, so didn’t know what version it was running)

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Does it work for Android 4.4.2? I also have to unlock the bootloader...

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It should work for the latest ROM also.

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Great! Thanks for the answer ... Now the thing is : how do I find out if I have a locked bootloader ? For my phone ( Acer S500 ) I have a special windows tool for this things ... I have no idea how to do this things on Nexus device...


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hey execpwd, nice to se you here too ;-) (Acer S500)

 

I just yesterday received my Nexus 7 2012, after updating 4.2.2 -> 4.3 -> 4.4.2, I Unlocked and rooted it right away :-)

 

I started here for unlocking and booting, all credits earned !, but ended up using another solution (link) that did a wonderfull job.

 

I think it's enough to reboot in fastboot mode, there you see if it is locked.

 

Shut down, then booth while holding Vol + and - pressed


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So , reading about how to install Ubuntu on my Nexus 7 ( on ubuntu install - official website ), I found this : 

 

If the device is already unlocked, skip to Step 3. These steps will wipe all personal data from the device.

  1. With the device powered off, power on the device by holding the Power button + volume up + volume down.
  2. The device will boot into the bootloader.
  3. Plug the device into the computer via the USB cable.
  4. On your computer, press Ctrl+Alt+T to start a terminal. Type sudo fastboot oem unlock, followed by Enter

  5. On the device screen, accept the terms of unlocking.
  6. Boot the device by pressing the power button (pointed by an arrow with Start on the screen).

What makes me anxious is that 'sudo fastboot oem unlock' that makes me wonder : is it reliable ? Should I unlock my bootloader using that method ? ( considering my tablet is still stock and haven't unlocked / rooted it ... ). 

What do you think , guys ? Or is that available only if you are going to install Ubuntu right away ? 

Also , the other methods - like wimme's one - come with that ' superuser installer ' included ... 

Is anyone able to explain me this things ?

I only used tools ( for my acer and for my defy ) to unlock bootloader and root the phones - never used terminal...


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hey execpwd, nice to se you here too ;-) (Acer S500)

 

I just yesterday received my Nexus 7 2012, after updating 4.2.2 -> 4.3 -> 4.4.2, I Unlocked and rooted it right away :-)

 

I started here for unlocking and booting, all credits earned !, but ended up using another solution (link) that did a wonderfull job.

 

I think it's enough to reboot in fastboot mode, there you see if it is locked.

 

Shut down, then booth while holding Vol + and - pressed

So you updated and rooted after that ? Also , when rooting and unlocking at android build , did you select the 4.4.2 BUILD : KOT49H or 'Any Build' ? I am pretty scared of nexus devices and their warranty claims ... xD

I really want to unlock the tablet with that toolkit , cause it seems so simple and I can't stand the stock ROM any longer ...


Edited by execpwd, 03 February 2014 - 03:37 PM.

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So you updated and rooted after that ? Also , when rooting and unlocking at android build , did you select the 4.4.2 BUILD : KOT49H or 'Any Build' ? I am pretty scared of nexus devices and their warranty claims ... xD
I really want to unlock the tablet with that toolkit , cause it seems so simple and I can't stand the stock ROM any longer ...

Update : the Nexus Root Toolkit works great! I unlocked and rooted the tablet with no problems.

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