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Nexus 7 (2012) in a Bad Way
Hey, Guys; I'm worried that my Nexus 7 may be dead. I've been having some serious trouble with it since the 4.4.2 update. Basically, it would shut down routinely whenever it went into sleep mode. I was able to get it working a bit better by flashing stock back on the tablet, but after another month, it went downhill fast. I tried another system restore, but the system restore wasn't successful. I ended up with the Red Triangle/Exclamation Point message. Now, every time I try to boot the tablet, it shows the Android "Deleting" message that appears when first attempting to restore to factory default, but it doesn't progress. I've tried the standard method to get it into download mode (ie: hold power and up and down volume when booting), but it keeps getting stuck in the "Deleting" message.
So, basically, I'm trying to determine if this thing is irretrievably bricked. I was able to get a cheap 8 GB model from a developer friend, but I'd really like to have the 32 GB up and running if I can. My plan was to get the 2014 Nexus 7 (whenever it's announced), and hand this one down to my wife or daughter.
UPDATE: I had some free time today, so I was able to tinker with it some more. It's now up and running again, but it's still shutting down if it goes to sleep. I'm assuming this problem is something a bit deeper than I'm used to dealing with. Maybe a kernel problem? But now I'm talking a bit out of my depth.