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    Default Nexus 4 Cannot Flash to stock ROM

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been having some problems with my Nexus 4, which I am trying to flash the stock ROM to. I used [GUIDE] Nexus 4 - Factory Image Restore to try to flash the file to my nexus, however this happened:

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    Daniels-MacBook-Pro:occam-ktu84p danielrichesmac$ fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-mako-makoz30d.img
    sending 'bootloader' (2203 KB)...
    OKAY [  0.071s]
    writing 'bootloader'...
    FAILED (remote: flash write failure)
    finished. total time: 0.074s
    Daniels-MacBook-Pro:occam-ktu84p danielrichesmac$ fastboot flash radio radio-mako-m9615a-cefwmazm-2.0.1701.03.img
    sending 'radio' (45537 KB)...
    OKAY [  1.537s]
    writing 'radio'...
    FAILED (remote: flash write failure)
    finished. total time: 1.539s
    and now the nexus will only boot into fastboot mode. Is there any way to get past this error, or has the phone booted its last?
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Cannot Flash to stock ROM

    Are you unlocked? You will get that error if your bootloader is still locked
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Cannot Flash to stock ROM

    Unfortunately the Bootloader is unlocked. I've tried toggling the bootloader to locked and then unlocked to see if that would work, but the same thing happens.
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Cannot Flash to stock ROM

    Hey Dan,

    Have you tried the Nexus Root Toolkit from Wugfresh? It might help: Nexus Root Toolkit v1.8.4 | WugFresh
    Nokia Lumia 1520.3 (Factory Unlocked): Windows Phone 8.1 w/ Lumia Cyan
    Dell Venue 8 Pro (32GB): Windows 8.1 Desktop OS w/ Office 2013 H&S
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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Cannot Flash to stock ROM

    Hi, I have used the Flash stock and Unroot with Soft-Bricked as the current status as well as Force Flash Mode with it, but it still comes up with the FAILED (remote: flash write failure) when trying to flash the system image.
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    Unfortunately, this may be an issue where the internal flash memory is corrupt or defective. If all those things you tried failed it might be done for.

    Have you tried just flashing a recovery and getting into it?

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    Default Re: Nexus 4 Cannot Flash to stock ROM

    I tried flashing a recovery, but came up with the same error. I was however able to boot into a custom recovery (CWM) temporarily using the Nexus Root Toolkit, however I cant wipe data or the cache, as they "cant be mounted".
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    Have you tried fastboot boot the latest TWRP and change partition types? Dangerous but you don't have much to lose at this point... Go to Wipes, Advanced Wipes, tick all but EFS (if you have that), and click change/repair file system, beyond that I don't know, never had to do it myself.
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    Have you tried what rumored now suggested?

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