Got A Frozen/Bricked Nexus, Here Is How You Can Fix It

Owning an Android device and didn’t even try any different mods and tweaks on it, now that is something which is unacceptable. However, if you are going towards such things, then there is something you should always consider that installing customization sometimes lead to Device bricking and if your device is Soft-bricked then the solution is easy, but if your device is Hard Brick, then that is a Goodbye, the only thing you can do is either save it for parts or give it to some repairing center, who knows they might be able to help you. In a Soft Brick, your device will respond but you won’t see a thing, while in Hard Brick your device won’t even respond from the start.

Now in Samsung devices, Soft-Brick can be solved easily as the Official ROMs are available in bulks and flashing is not difficult either. All you have to do is to download Odin and Proper Firmware file and Flash it via Odin, but in other devices finding the official Firmware files is not that easy and Flashing them is not simple either but that is the reason why we are here. If you have a Frozen Nexus 7 or Nexus 5, then follow ahead to learn how to Bring them back to working condition.


Getting Prepared:

  • Download and Install Nexus USB Drivers: Link
  • Set-up Fastboot and ADB: Link 
  • Since your device is already out of condition, I presume that you are fine if all of your data is erased
  • Charge your Phone, Just in case

How To Unbrick Your Nexus:


  1. Download the Official Firmware for your Nexus device and Extract it.
  2. Turn Off your Device.
  3. Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
  4. Connect your device with PC.
  5. Open the Extracted folder and Double Click the flash-all.bat file, if you are using Windows, If you are on Mac or Linux, then run the, It will flash necessary Bootloader and Firmware files.
  6. Grab yourself some Tea and wait for it to finish, there is no reason to fret.
  7. Once the process is complete, you will find yourself in Fastboot mode, use Volume buttons and Choose Recovery.
  8. Do a Factory Reset From Recovery, then Wipe Cache and Devlik Cache too.
  9. Reboot your device and after a successful reboot, your device will be working again without any problem.
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