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    Default Need to relock Bootloader but PC can't see my Galaxy Nexus

    Hi,

    I have a Galaxy Nexus GSM (Vodafone UK). I am on my 5th handset because they keep developing the same fault: refusing to charge, whether I plug the phone into an AC socket or to a computer the handset refuses to charge. I have to keep re-connecting it to a PC until it starts to charge.

    I now have requested my insurance provider to give me a cash settlement for the phone instead of another refurbished replacement handset. My plan is to purchase a Nexus 4 instead.

    My phone has a locked bootloader which needs to be relocked before I send it back to the insurance company. However, my latest handset is never recognised by my computers (my desktop at home, my work laptop and my housemate's living room pc). Therefore I cannot relock the bootloader using Nexus Toolkit or similar.

    I tried installing the "Bootunlocker" app from the Play store but as my phone is not rooted this will not work.

    Does anyone have either:

    a) a fix for the device not showing up on the computer (I have tried reinstalling all drivers)
    b) a way to relock the bootloader without using a computer, or needing a rooted phone
    c) a way to root the phone without using a computer, so that I can use Bootunlocker
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    Default Re: Need to relock Bootloader but PC can't see my Galaxy Nexus

    refusing to charge/ device not detected even if drivers are installed.

    have you checked the cable? seems like a faulty cable.
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    Default Re: Need to relock Bootloader but PC can't see my Galaxy Nexus

    Multiple cables/chargers....as I mentioned, the phone is about to be shipped back to the insurance company because this is a hardware fault
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    Default Re: Need to relock Bootloader but PC can't see my Galaxy Nexus

    I would suggest trying the WugFresh Nexus Root Toolkit. It is a great tool I have used to lock/unlock, root/unroot, my GNex and it's very user friendly. It has a built in tool to help you get your computer to recognize the phone with a walk through. The first time I tried hooking my phone up to my computer it didnt recognize it either, even after the normal driver install process. I used the WugFresh toolkit and now it works every time.

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    Default Re: Need to relock Bootloader but PC can't see my Galaxy Nexus

    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    refusing to charge/ device not detected even if drivers are installed.

    have you checked the cable? seems like a faulty cable.
    Did you restart your computer after you installed the drivers?

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    Default Re: Need to relock Bootloader but PC can't see my Galaxy Nexus

    Quote Originally Posted by tommy0823 View Post
    Did you restart your computer after you installed the drivers?

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    That would not be necessary. Windows does not require a restart after installing drivers for a phone or other accessory.
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    Default Re: Need to relock Bootloader but PC can't see my Galaxy Nexus

    AOKP ROMs have a fast charge/sub charge setting in the ROM control tab under settings. If it's on you will not be able yo connect as a media device = no recognition by the pc.
    Just a thought...

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