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Jan
21
comment Nexus 7: does ruining the bootloader hard-brick the device? Or is there still a chance to recover?
@MatthewRead Ok, thanks, but google is almost silent on doing things this way with Nexus 7, so it looks like something one is not likely to succed with at home :)
Jan
21
comment Nexus 7: does ruining the bootloader hard-brick the device? Or is there still a chance to recover?
@t0mm13b I've edited the question for the wording to better match the site's rules as you guys see them, but the essence of the question and 95+% of the wording is the same; besides I deleted things only once -- per your request not to ask for a specific ("Yes"/"No") answer fromat, not multiple times :)
Jan
21
comment Nexus 7: does ruining the bootloader hard-brick the device? Or is there still a chance to recover?
@t0mm13b the fact that the answers vary does not make the question too broad, as it already quite precise.
Jan
21
comment Nexus 7: does ruining the bootloader hard-brick the device? Or is there still a chance to recover?
@LieRyan Ok, precisely: if one issues fastboot erase bootloader and then reboots, how can he make Nexus 7 boot whatever OS/image at all without JTAG (and alike means)? (note: there's no known way currently to use nvflash to flash a bootloader to Nexus 7 gone to APX mode, or smth like that (and thus essentially hard-bricked)).
Jan
21
comment Nexus 7: does ruining the bootloader hard-brick the device? Or is there still a chance to recover?
"Not a real question?" Really, guys? :)
Jan
21
comment Nexus 7: does ruining the bootloader hard-brick the device? Or is there still a chance to recover?
In short, it is still perfectly possible (with a wrong sequence of actions and commands, but not physically damaging the device in any way) to make oneself not able to get to fastboot and thus hard-brick Nexus 7, right?
Jan
21
comment Nexus 7: does ruining the bootloader hard-brick the device? Or is there still a chance to recover?
Thanks, but what about specifically doing what the guys from one of my links did: "fastboot erase boot; ..."? Those who did it have perfect access to the stock images, but still are out of luck (due to the state of their devices -- no boot code, as I get it, and the lack of special tools (i.e. nvram) support for Nexus 7, unlike for example ASUS TF101).
Jan
21
comment Nexus 7: does ruining the bootloader hard-brick the device? Or is there still a chance to recover?
@t0mm13b The reason the both sides are even mentioned is that there's only one answer (to a perfectly reasonable, and vital -- at least for the devices themselves, if not the owners) question, hence the question format, as there are quite different opinions on the topic.