Unbrick soft bricked Google Nexus 10

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This post here is to unbrick soft bricked Google Nexus 10. Don’t try this on any other Nexus variant. Also this post here is for soft bricked Google Nexus 10 only not hard bricked (see the difference).

We are not responsible for any data loss or other problems that occur by using this tutorial. Flashing ROM deletes internal memory. Use at your own risk.

 Requirements :-

  • 1
    Google USB drivers
  • 2
    Fastboot files
  • 3
    Stock ROM
  • 4
    PC with Windows or Linux OS / Macbook

All the download links are provided at the bottom of this post.

Procedure unbrick soft bricked Google Nexus 10 :-

  • 1
    If you are using Windows PC then make sure that USB drivers are installed, if not, then ignore this step. Download the driver’s zip from links below and follow similar process mention here.
  • 2
    Power off and start Nexus 10 in fastboot bootloader mode by pressing volume up + volume down + power button.
  • 3
    Plug in your device to computer using micro USB cable.
  • 4
    Download and unzip stock ROM for Google Nexus 10.
  • 5
    Download and unzip fastboot.zip and copy bootloader-manta-mantalj12.img and image-mantaray-jobp40c.zip from the unzipped stock ROM into fastboot folder.copy files from Stock Rom into fastboot folder
  • 6
    Open command prompt/terminal on Windows/Linux /Mac OS and browse to fastboot folder using cd command.
  • 7
    Now type in following command depending on OS (XXX may depend on the stock firmware)

    Windows OS

        • fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-XXX.img
        • fastboot reboot-bootloader
        • fastboot flash radio radio-XXX-XXX.img
        • fastboot reboot-bootloader
        • fastboot -w update image-XXX-XXX.zip

    Linux OS

        • ./fastboot-linux flash bootloader bootloader-XXX.img
        • ./fastboot-linux reboot-bootloader
        • ./fastboot-linux flash radio radio-XXX-XXX.img
        • ./fastboot-linux flash radio radio-XXX-XXX.img
        • ./fastboot-linux -w update image-XXX-XXX.zip

    Mac OS

      • ./fastboot-mac flash bootloader bootloader-XXX.img
      • ./fastboot-mac reboot-bootloader
      • ./fastboot-mac flash radio radio-XXX-XXX.img
      • ./fastboot-mac reboot-bootloader
      • ./fastboot-mac -w update image-XXX-XXX.zip
  • 8
    Note:-
    • If you don’t have radio image then you can skip it.
    • If you get permission error on Linux/Mac OS then before typing in commands above enter chmod 755 or sudo
  • 9
    If everything works perfectly then your device will reboot successfully into the home screen.
  • 10

    If you want to unlock re-lock bootloader then  re-boot your Nexus 10 into fastboot bootloader mode and type in command prompt/terminal :-

    • fastboot oem lock

Done !! Now your device is unbricked.

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Rohan Kandwal

I am an Android Enthusiast and love to learn new techniques, tips and tricks. I also love to help other who face any difficulty in using technical stuff.. Google+