1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Hi guys, my GOOGLE PIXELS XL has been stuck on infinite boot loop for a week or two now. i have researched on various solutions and has gotten a lot, unluckily for my i am not able to do any because my phone will not even come on access user data for a start.
    i discovered i can flash the phone with SP FLASH TOOL, but that would require a SCATTER FILE which i cannot generate too, due to the phones current condition.
    pls guys, i need someone who uses GOOGLE PIXELS XL to generate the scatter file for me or has the SCATTER FILE for the phone to either mail it to me @[deletion]or mail where i can get it or recommend other solutions.

    N/B; ONLY FOR GOOGLE PIXELS XL users.
    thanks
    06-15-2019 07:19 AM
  2. belodion's Avatar
    I recommend registering as a member so that other members can PM you. We don't normally allow email addresses to be published in the forums.
    Would you like this thread to be moved to the Pixel XL forum?
    06-15-2019 07:31 AM
  3. hallux's Avatar
    What about just using ADB and the stock image file, is there a reason that won't work?
    06-15-2019 01:49 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this to the Pixel XL forum for more specific traffic.
    06-15-2019 01:57 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    What about just using ADB and the stock image file, is there a reason that won't work?
    I agree, lot more easier , hopefully the bootloader unlocked
    06-15-2019 02:06 PM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    Boot to the bootloader (Power and Volume Down, release Power when you see the android, then release Volume Down). Then, with the phone connected to the PC, type fastboot devices. If you see a device (it will be your phone's serial number), grab the June 2019 factory image from https://developers.google.com/android/images#marlin. Open it in an unzip program (I use 7-zip), unxip the zip file inside itr, and extract the boot.img file. Put it in the same folder as your adb/fastboot installation.

    Type fastboot boot boot.ing and see what happens. If it works, type fastboot flash boot boot.img then fastboot reboot, and you should be all set.

    If booting the boot.img file doesn't work, extract everything from the original file (so one of the things you'll have is a big zip file. Edit the flash-all.bat or flash-all.sh file and delete the -w part of the last fastboot line. Then run flash-all and it should reflash the phone without wiping your apps and data (that's what the -w does, and you deleted it).

    If that doesn't work, you have a hardware failure, and you have to decide whether you want to spend the money on fixing that old a phone or spend a little less on a Pixel 2, or a little more on a Pixel 3.

    (If you don't have fastboot installed on the PC, see adb and fastboot and install them. [Unless you're running a Next PC or SunOS, there's a version for you - Windows, Mac or Linux.])

    Pixels are pretty hard to brick, as long as you leave the bootloader unlocked. (Even bricking one into the bootloader can be fixed, as I found out and advised Google tech support on about a month or so ago.)
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-15-2019 02:27 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Boot to the bootloader (Power and Volume Down, release Power when you see the android, then release Volume Down). Then, with the phone connected to the PC, type fastboot devices. If you see a device (it will be your phone's serial number), grab the June 2019 factory image from https://developers.google.com/android/images#marlin. Open it in an unzip program (I use 7-zip), unxip the zip file inside itr, and extract the boot.img file. Put it in the same folder as your adb/fastboot installation.

    Type fastboot boot boot.ing and see what happens. If it works, type fastboot flash boot boot.img then fastboot reboot, and you should be all set.

    If booting the boot.img file doesn't work, extract everything from the original file (so one of the things you'll have is a big zip file. Edit the flash-all.bat or flash-all.sh file and delete the -w part of the last fastboot line. Then run flash-all and it should reflash the phone without wiping your apps and data (that's what the -w does, and you deleted it).

    If that doesn't work, you have a hardware failure, and you have to decide whether you want to spend the money on fixing that old a phone or spend a little less on a Pixel 2, or a little more on a Pixel 3.

    (If you don't have fastboot installed on the PC, see adb and fastboot and install them. [Unless you're running a Next PC or SunOS, there's a version for you - Windows, Mac or Linux.])

    Pixels are pretty hard to brick, as long as you leave the bootloader unlocked. (Even bricking one into the bootloader can be fixed, as I found out and advised Google tech support on about a month or so ago.)
    Nice detail
    06-15-2019 02:59 PM
  8. Rukbat's Avatar
    Needed for someone who sounds as if he never did it before. On an XDA developer thread, I'd say something like "reflash the ROM without wiping".

    Old teaching habit - teach the student, not the syllabus. Some people start out knowing more, some start out knowing less.
    06-15-2019 04:38 PM

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