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    Default Nexus 5: mysteriously drops dead in middle of text message

    Hi all,
    I just got my brand new LG N5 (hammerhead d820(h) 32gb HHZ11K)... and after a week of using it i was sending a chat to a friend and the screen shoock a little then the whole machine froze. I had to reboot, but when I did, it froze when the colored balls appeared. After many attempts I decided to just reflash the whole thing with the hammerhead-kot49h factory image.

    But when I do that, it never succeeds

    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-hammerhead-hhz11k.img
    sending 'bootloader' (2508 KB)...
    OKAY [ 0.288s]
    writing 'bootloader'...
    FAILED (remote: flash write failure)
    finished. total time: 43.475s


    fastboot flash radio radio-hammerhead-m8974a-1.0.25.0.23.img
    sending 'radio' (42049 KB)...
    OKAY [ 1.505s]
    writing 'radio'...
    OKAY [ 2.849s]
    finished. total time: 4.355s

    and to just test, i tried

    fastboot flash boot boot.img (succeeds)
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img (succeeds)
    fastboot flash system system.img (fails - device freezes on 'erasing...'))
    fastboot flash userdata userdata.img (succeeds)
    fastboot flash cache cache.img (fails - device freezes on 'erasing...')

    I read somewhere that it is best to use the manufacturers tools, so I downloaded the LG Nexus Root Kit, but that was a mess.. still trying)

    To me it seems like the internal memory just blew up!

    so, my questions are:

    Is this bricked?
    Can i reformat and somehow mark bad section of memory off limits? like e2fsck/mkfs does?
    Can i replace the internal memory myself somehow? (I live in Argentina, and to get this RMA'd, fixed and returned will take many many months and cost $$$ in import fees, assuming it doesn't get 'lost' in customs, like half my stuff)?

    Any ideas?

    It seems rather bizarre that a brand new N5 justs bricks itself for no reason... but, here I am.

    Thanks for any advice
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 01-26-2014 at 07:54 PM.
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: mysteriously drops dead in middle of text message

    Could be a bug with the app? I about 5 minutes ago had my phone randomly crash and reboot when my Instagram feed was refreshing. I assume the app caused the crash. First kind of problem I ever encountered with my Nexus 5.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    [making a phone so big] "you can't get your hand around it"[ helps, but that] "no one's going to buy that." - Steve Jobs

    The reason we [won't] make a 7-inch tablet isnt because we dont want to hit [a lower] price point, Jobs said. Its because we think the screen is too small to express the software. As a software driven company, we think about the software strategies first. - again, Steve Jobs
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    Default Re: Nexus 5: mysteriously drops dead in middle of text message

    but if it was an app bug only, i could reflash the devive, which I can't... and it seems that only certain parts of the RAM are bad because I can flash some images and not others

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