1. binarydad's Avatar
    I let my girlfriend use my old tablet and now it won't boot. When it turns on, it shows "Google" and doesn't go past that. When I press and hold power and volume down, I get to the boot loader, but when I select Recovery Mode, it just reboots the device and goes back to the "Google" screen. Nothing past that. This is on a stock image.

    What can I do? Are there any utilities I can run via USB on a PC that would reset this thing? Thanks.
    01-05-2018 12:05 PM
  2. GSDer's Avatar
    Sorry, if you can't get into Recovery mode you're out of luck. AFAIK that's the only way to flash images, wipe the system cache or perform a Factory reset.
    You could try letting the battery run down completely until it shuts off, then charge it up again and give it another whack, but that's a long shot.
    01-05-2018 01:16 PM
  3. binarydad's Avatar
    Thanks. After literally a dozen attempts, I decided to smack the hell out of it and it started booting up.
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    01-07-2018 09:44 AM
  4. rasmith1959's Avatar
    Thanks. After literally a dozen attempts, I decided to smack the hell out of it and it started booting up.
    Depending on where you smacked it, there are a couple of connectors inside that may have come loose and by smacking it reseated that connector. I've had the same happen with my Nexus 7 and fixed it the same way... :-)
    03-13-2018 02:38 AM

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