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    Default Nexus 4 Soft-bricked

    My nexus 4 was rooted & now I have wiped the /data partition using TWRP... the phone gets stuck on the google image. Also the phone is now locked (i.e [locked state - locked]) due to OEM Lock. Although I can access TWRP custom recovery mode.

    Kindly suggest me the simplest way for factory image restore. can I use nexus root toolkit to recover to stock rom,kernel and then unroot?

    Apologies for creating an new thread.

    Thanks in advance
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    How did you manage to lock the bootloader?
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    In order to return to the factory settings it was another blunder made in the crime. I am currently just seeking for the easiest way to get back to stock. I am aware about the [GUIDE] Nexus 4 - Factory Image Restore on android central but is there any method through Nexus Root Toolkit?
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    Did you make a twrp backup before you messed it up? You can try and liad that using twrp maybe
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    So did you flash stock and unroot then or did you just lock the bootloader. Can you access your sdcard through TWRP and do you want them files off your phone?
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Soft-bricked

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeet Advani View Post
    In order to return to the factory settings it was another blunder made in the crime. I am currently just seeking for the easiest way to get back to stock. I am aware about the [GUIDE] Nexus 4 - Factory Image Restore on android central but is there any method through Nexus Root Toolkit?
    Try following the guide.. I tried to make it as noob-friendly as possible

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    Basically the device was advanced wipe & format data, so there is no data left on the device. I don't have any backup option & the bootloader was accidentally locked via the toolkit.So there is no os installed and that is why i get stuck at google image and yes i can access Twrp
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    sure will give it a try. cheers!
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    unfortunately none on my desktop & the phone is completely wiped.
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    I think you need to unlock the bootloader again first otherwise you might run into problems.

    If you are absolutely adamant on using the toolkit then
    boot into bootloader and connect the phone to the computer
    Open up the toolkit
    Go to advanced utilities and launch cmd prompt
    Type fastboot devices and enter
    The device should be attached
    Type fastboot oem unlock
    Complete the unlocking on your device by selecting Yes
    Your bootloader should now be unlocked
    You can proceed to use the flash stock and unroot option on the toolkit
    Make sure you have selected the softbrick option
    Hopefully it works
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    I agree manual installation is always superior...but being an amateur i don't want to create more issues. thus with not much reading done the kit is an method for beginners. Also after enabling the flash stocking and unrooting are there any other files needed to be installed?
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    it will automatically download and flash the necessary files by itself
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    Thanks for your support, I shall root my device soon after some knowledge

    Anyways it was nice interacting with you.

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