1. Carl Hudson's Avatar
    Ok so pardon me if this has already been answered and gone over, I have been up all night (LITERALLY) trying to search for info but can't seem to get anywhere and its really beginning to frustrate me. I just got the Google Nexus 5, and was trying to root it, and I did succeed in rooting it however after I downloaded chainfire 3D and went to install cfw and it rebooted, it stopped on the Google startup and froze up. I've tried locking and unlocking it as well as wiping the data and the cache followed by a reboot. It still wont start or go further than the Google start page.

    Oh and I've tried even waiting for several mins AND NOTHING.....

    PLEEEEAAASSEEEE HELLLLLLP lol


    PROBLEM IS FIXED!!!!!!

    This is how I solved my problem.

    Step one- Install adb and fastboot drivers forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2588979
    Step two- Download the latest factory images from here. developers.google.com/androi...ges#hammerhead
    Step three- Extract the factory images you downloaded (Use WinRAR). www.rarlab.com/download.html
    Step four- Unlock your bootloader
    Step five- Power off your phone.
    Step six- Boot it in fastboot by pressing and holding Power Button + Volume Down at the same time.
    Step seven- Connect your phone to your PC through your USB cable.
    Step eight- Execute the flash-all.bat script (for Windows) or flash-all.sh(for MAC and LINUX) in the folder where you extracted the factory images.
    Step nine- After everything finished, select "Recovery" using the volume buttons.
    Step ten- When a small Android appears, press Power Button + Volume UP.
    Step eleven- Select "Wipe data/factory data reset"

    YAY!!! Now Reboot. Your phone should be stock
    Pablo Navarro likes this.
    02-11-2014 11:55 AM
  2. mechaz's Avatar
    Press and hold Power + Volume Up + Volume Down all at the same time. It will power down the device (it sometimes takes a while, so keep holding down the buttons for at least 10 seconds). Then Power + Volume Down to boot into recovery, then enter into recovery. Press and hold power and quickly press volume up, that will open the menu.

    Wipe data/factory reset.

    The phone will reboot and you should be good to go.


    nexus 5 stuck booting - xda-developers


    You may also try to go back to stock:

    [TUTORIAL] How to flash a factory image | Return to stock | Unroot your Nexus 5 - xda-developers
    02-11-2014 12:05 PM
  3. Carl Hudson's Avatar
    Thanks for taking the time to reply but please take more time and read my post thoroughly. I stated that I already tried that...
    02-11-2014 12:08 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I would reflash the stock firmware with ADB.
    Carl Hudson likes this.
    02-11-2014 12:09 PM
  5. Carl Hudson's Avatar
    Ok if its not to much trouble and you don't mind... Could you do a step by step process for me...
    02-11-2014 12:12 PM
  6. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Ok if its not to much trouble and you don't mind... Could you do a step by step process for me...
    I can't because I don't know. I just know it can be done. There might be a YouTube video on it. I know the process is the same as the Nexus 4, so that may bring up more videos in searches. You just need to flash the proper files.
    02-11-2014 12:20 PM
  7. Carl Hudson's Avatar
    I can't because I don't know. I just know it can be done. There might be a YouTube video on it. I know the process is the same as the Nexus 4, so that may bring up more videos in searches. You just need to flash the proper files.
    Darn I was really hoping I wouldn't have to watch any more videos lol... Well thanks for your input though...
    02-11-2014 12:28 PM
  8. gadgetgirl3's Avatar
    This may help:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2513701

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    Carl Hudson likes this.
    02-11-2014 12:31 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Darn I was really hoping I wouldn't have to watch any more videos lol... Well thanks for your input though...
    Sorry I couldn't be more help...
    02-11-2014 12:32 PM
  10. Carl Hudson's Avatar
    Sorry I couldn't be more help...
    You were at least nice enough to point me in the right way {:
    Golfdriver97 likes this.
    02-11-2014 12:43 PM
  11. jj14x's Avatar
    Thanks for taking the time to reply but please take more time and read my post thoroughly. I stated that I already tried that...
    @Carl Hudson, @mechaz gave you the same URL in his/her post - I don't see that you tried that (in your first post at least). But that link has fairly detailed steps on how to get back to stock. Assuming you don't want to actually stay unrooted, you should skip the part about relocking the bootloader/resetting tamper flag.
    Carl Hudson likes this.
    02-11-2014 01:07 PM
  12. Carl Hudson's Avatar
    @Carl Hudson, @mechaz gave you the same URL in his/her post - I don't see that you tried that (in your first post at least). But that link has fairly detailed steps on how to get back to stock. Assuming you don't want to actually stay unrooted, you should skip the part about relocking the bootloader/resetting tamper flag.
    Thank you very much i will look into them and let you know what I find
    02-11-2014 01:28 PM
  13. Carl Hudson's Avatar
    thank you so much this actually workEd and with little effort thank you soo much you are a life saver.!!! (:
    02-11-2014 02:46 PM
  14. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Glad you got everything fixed!
    See you around the forums.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using AC Forums mobile app
    02-11-2014 03:28 PM
  15. gadgetgirl3's Avatar
    thank you so much this actually workEd and with little effort thank you soo much you are a life saver.!!! (:
    Glad it worked for you! Good tutorial to keep around!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
    02-11-2014 07:26 PM
  16. Eduard Kaukab's Avatar
    Hi Carl... I have exactly the same problem. Are those steps really work??? I was worried I couldn't revive my nexus. You know exactly how I feel, right.
    04-09-2014 06:42 AM
  17. Geetha Chandu's Avatar
    my nexus 5 is stuck at google logo screen
    05-10-2014 04:25 AM
  18. Pablo Navarro's Avatar
    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    06-30-2014 06:15 PM
  19. Josh Field's Avatar
    Thankyou!!!!!!!!
    10-06-2014 02:21 PM
  20. yu_lem 2015's Avatar
    hi,
    is that works for nexus 4, I have the same problem with nexus 4.
    Thanks in advance
    10-30-2015 05:24 AM
  21. Bulletz4 Breakfast's Avatar
    You don't have to do a factory reset...Press and hold power and volume down for 10 seconds.Then.. If you know how to load a custom recovery tool like TWRP load it and wipe the cache.. If you don't know then try wugfresh nexus root toolkit and then in the advanced tools select custom recovery. The phone will boot into twrp and then you can wipe the cache, reboot the system and it'll surely boot to your android I hope that was helpful
    01-04-2017 11:49 AM
  22. Anurag Tripathy's Avatar
    Ok so pardon me if this has already been answered and gone over, I have been up all night (LITERALLY) trying to search for info but can't seem to get anywhere and its really beginning to frustrate me. I just got the Google Nexus 5, and was trying to root it, and I did succeed in rooting it however after I downloaded chainfire 3D and went to install cfw and it rebooted, it stopped on the Google startup and froze up. I've tried locking and unlocking it as well as wiping the data and the cache followed by a reboot. It still wont start or go further than the Google start page.

    Oh and I've tried even waiting for several mins AND NOTHING.....

    PLEEEEAAASSEEEE HELLLLLLP lol


    PROBLEM IS FIXED!!!!!!

    This is how I solved my problem.

    Step one- Install adb and fastboot drivers forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2588979
    Step two- Download the latest factory images from here. developers.google.com/androi...ges#hammerhead
    Step three- Extract the factory images you downloaded (Use WinRAR). www.rarlab.com/download.html
    Step four- Unlock your bootloader
    Step five- Power off your phone.
    Step six- Boot it in fastboot by pressing and holding Power Button + Volume Down at the same time.
    Step seven- Connect your phone to your PC through your USB cable.
    Step eight- Execute the flash-all.bat script (for Windows) or flash-all.sh(for MAC and LINUX) in the folder where you extracted the factory images.
    Step nine- After everything finished, select "Recovery" using the volume buttons.
    Step ten- When a small Android appears, press Power Button + Volume UP.
    Step eleven- Select "Wipe data/factory data reset"

    YAY!!! Now Reboot. Your phone should be stock
    How do you suggest I unlock the bootloader when my phone is not even booting up? I cannot enable USB debugging or OEM unlock. Any way to do it simply using fastboot or something?
    10-16-2017 02:49 AM

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