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    Default Can software be replaced on a dead Nesus 7?

    My Nexus 7 (2012) seems to have a serious software problem. Is it possible to wipe and reload all of the software when I can not get any thing on the display. Most of the toolkits that I have looked at tell you to press the Power and Volume keys to get into Recovery mode. Pressing these keys separately or in various combintions as instructed does not get any response. When I connect to an USB port on my PC, the PC sees the unit by beepong and saying that it is an unidentified USB device
    Is there some way to replace the bootloader and other software on the dead Nexus with the factory versions? Additional info on this problem is in my 4/20 post tha I placed by mistake on the Nexus 7 root subgroup. My Nexus was unrooted with original unmodified software.

    Is there any hope of saving my Nexus 7 or is this what "Bricking" is all about. I will appreciate any suggestions.
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    Default Re: Can software be replaced on a dead Nesus 7?

    Hello,

    This is indeed a tough situation with no display activity.

    I guess first thing I should ask, did you ever enable developer options on the Nexus 7 in your Settings? That would be needed to enable USB debugging so the device can be recognized to unlock the bootloader and flash the factory images (software).
    Paul
    Moderator Team Leader @ Android Central

    I am the Tegra Champ. What this means is that from time to time NVIDIA might send me new products to try out. This will not affect my thoughts, ideas, or opinions about any product that are discussed in the forums. Those are still my own.
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    Default Re: Can software be replaced on a dead Nesus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by dlhanna View Post
    My Nexus 7 (2012) seems to have a serious software problem. Is it possible to wipe and reload all of the software when I can not get any thing on the display. Most of the toolkits that I have looked at tell you to press the Power and Volume keys to get into Recovery mode. Pressing these keys separately or in various combintions as instructed does not get any response. When I connect to an USB port on my PC, the PC sees the unit by beepong and saying that it is an unidentified USB device
    Is there some way to replace the bootloader and other software on the dead Nexus with the factory versions? Additional info on this problem is in my 4/20 post tha I placed by mistake on the Nexus 7 root subgroup. My Nexus was unrooted with original unmodified software.

    Is there any hope of saving my Nexus 7 or is this what "Bricking" is all about. I will appreciate any suggestions.
    Hi, dlhanna...

    Quote Originally Posted by dlhanna View Post
    .....
    Is there some way to replace the bootloader and other software on the dead Nexus with the factory versions?
    .....
    No... not if your current bootloader is dead.

    YOU NEED A WORKING BOOTLOADER, TO FLASH A BOOTLOADER.

    The device is HARDBRICKED, and you can not enter FASTBOOT mode without one... nor will the device boot.

    See my more extensive reply to your question, here...Nexus 7 w/ 4.1(Jelly Bean) won't do anything.

    Sorry... but I think your Nexus 7 is unrecoverably hardbricked.

    Rgrds,
    Ged.
    Nexus 7 'grouper': KitKat 4.4.4 - Stock rooted, with Xposed Framework & GravityBox.
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    Default Re: Can software be replaced on a dead Nesus 7?

    Thanks for the response. No, I did not enable the developer options under settings since I was not planning to do any software modifications.

    Dave
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    Default Re: Can software be replaced on a dead Nesus 7?

    Quote Originally Posted by dlhanna View Post
    Thanks for the response. No, I did not enable the developer options under settings since I was not planning to do any software modifications.

    Dave
    That's unfortunate this happened. Your best move would be to contact Asus about repair.



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    Paul
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