Unbrick soft bricked Nexus 7

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This post here is to unbrick soft bricked Nexus 7 only. Please don’t try it on other Nexus variants. Also this post it for soft bricked Nexus 7 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
    ADB software
  • 2
    Factory image of Nexus 7
  • 3
    USB drivers for Nexus 7
  • 4
    PC with Windows OS on it

Downloading links are provided at the bottom

Procedure to unbrick soft bricked Nexus 7

  • 1
    Download the ADB rar from the links below and extract it.
  • 2
    Download the factory image of Nexus 7 from the links provided at the bottom and extract it inside the folder where you extracted the ADB. Then open command prompt, using win + R, type in cmd and then press enter.
  • If you are booted, i.e. your device is on, then enter the following command on command prompt.

    adb reboot bootloader
  • 3
    If your device is powered off then press and hold both volume keys + power button simultaneously. This will boot your device in bootloader.
  • 4

    Now type in the following code one by one

    fastboot flash bootloader bootloader-grouper-4.23.img
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
    fastboot -w update image-nakasi-jwr66v.zip
  • 5

    Optional – If you want to lock your bootloader for warranty then enter the following code

    fastboot oem lock
  • 6

    If your device hasn’t rebooted automatically, enter

    fastboot reboot

Done !! Now your device is on stock 4.3 with a locked bootloader (if you entered the command).

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Rohan Kandwal

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